LINGUIST List 13.2853

Tue Nov 5 2002

Calls: NLC/Generative Approaches to Lexicon

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  1. gradling, 19th Northwest Linguistics Conference
  2. kanzaki, Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon

Message 1: 19th Northwest Linguistics Conference

Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 17:49:35 +0000
From: gradling <>
Subject: 19th Northwest Linguistics Conference

19th Northwest Linguistics Conference

Short Title: NWLC
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
Date: 01-MAR-03 - 02-MAR-03

Call Deadline: 06-Jan-2003

Web Site:
Contact Person: Northwest Linguistics Conference Committee
Meeting Email:
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics

This is a meeting of the following standing conference:
Colateral Languages

Meeting Description: 

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Victoria is
honoured to host the 19th Northwest Linguistics Conference on
theoretical and applied linguistics for the year 2003. The goal of the
conference is to bring together research from different fields of
linguistics in a chance to share work on theoretical or applied
linguistics. We especially encourage abstract submissions from
graduate students.
The conference accepts papers of one page (font should not be smaller
than 12 point) on any aspect of linguistics. The length of the
presentation will be 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for discussion and
questions. Submit a copy of the abstracts via email attachment in the
form of PDF or plain text, or by mail or fax. References must be
included on a separate sheet of paper. Author, affiliation and contact
information should not appear on the abstract but rather on a separate
sheet of paper with abstract title. Please indicate whether you are a
faculty member or a graduate student.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: Abstracts can be submitted by:
NOTE: Our contact e-mail address has changed.

Department of Linguistics
University of Victoria
P.O.Box 3045 STN CSC
Victoria BC V8W 3P4

Fax: (250) 472-4665

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Message 2: Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon

Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2002 15:11:29 +0900
From: kanzaki <>
Subject: Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon

********Third Call for Papers GL2003***************

2nd International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon

Pierrette Bouillon (ISSCO/TIM, University of Geneva, Switzerland) 
Kyoko Kanzaki (Communications Research Laboratory, Japan)

May 15-17 2003

University of Geneva, 
Geneva, Switzerland


The aim of the GL workshop is to bring together diverse contributions
in philosophy, linguistics, computer science and lexicography to
explore the lexicon from the point of view of generativity, in
particular :

- Philosophical Foundations of a Generative Approach
- Representation of Word Meaning
- Generative Lexicon Theory
- Analysis of Linguistic Phenomena
- Lexical Rules
- Framework for Lexical Semantics
- Critical Perspectives
- Building Lexical Resources
- Exploiting Lexical Resources in NLP Applications

In this second workshop we would like to keep all the above
perspectives, but put more of the focus on available on-line lexical
resources in order to compare experience. The discussions will be
centered, but not limited to, the following topics:

- Building new resources
- Acquiring lexical information
- Maintaining resources
- Representing lexical information (i.e. polysemy, collocation links, 
 multiword expressions, predicate-argument structure)
- Using lexical information in applications
- Specialization and customization for specific applications
- Links between different frameworks
- Sharing lexical resources
- Multilinguality in the lexicon
- Standardization and evaluation

Papers on on-line ressources can make reference to any semantic
lexicons (Wordnet, Framenet, Meaning-text theory, etc.), but a link to
Generative Lexicon theory is desirable (Pustejovsky 1995). Key topics

- How to build a Generative Lexicon? 
- How a Generative Lexicon can be extracted from existing ressources or corpora?
- How to connect qualia structures with other lexical information?
- How lexical information is represented in different frameworks?
- Philosophical differences between frameworks
- Critical perspectives

The conference will be held over a period of two and a half days. Long
(45 min) and short (20 min) presentations are foreseen. Invited
speakers include Nicoletta Calzolari (Istituto Di Linguistica
Computazionale, Pisa), Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton Univ), Charles
J. Fillmore (International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley) and
James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University, Brandeis).

Submission procedure: Authors should submit an anonymous paper of at
most 7 single-column pages (including references) using a 12' body
font size together with a separate page specifying the author's name,
affiliation, address, e-mail address, title and type of paper (long
or short). The papers should be submitted electronically (in
postscript, rtf or pdf format) to both: and

Language: All papers must be submitted and presented in
English. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the

Important dates:
Paper due: January 15th, 2003
Acceptance/rejection notice: End of February 2003
Final version due: April 15th, 2003
Conference: May 15-17, 2003

Workshop Chairs:
Pierrette Bouillon
Kyoko Kanzaki

Program Committee (confirmed):
Susan Armstrong (Universit,Ai(B de Gen,Ah(Bve, Gen,Ah(Bve)
Toni Badia (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
Sabine Bergler (Concordia University, Montreal)
Federica Busa (MIT, Sloan school of Management)
Nicoletta Calzolari (Istituto Di Linguistica Computazionale, Pisa)
Ann Copestake (University of Cambridge, Cambridge)
Laurence Danlos (University of Paris VII, Paris)
Pierre Frath (University of Starsbourg, Starsbourg)
Charles J. Fillmore (International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley)
Sandiway Fong (NEC, Princeton)
Thierry Fontenelle (Microsoft, Seattle)
Jacques Jayez (EHESS-CELITH, Paris)
Hitoshi Isahara (Communications Research Laboratory, Kyoto)
Adam Kilgarriff (ITRI, University of Brighton, Brighton)
Alex Lascarides (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh)
Andrei Popescu-Belis (ISSCO/TIM, Geneva)
James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University, Boston)
Pascale Sebillot (Irisa, Rennes)
Evelyne Viegas (Microsoft, Seattle)
Piek Vossen (Irion Technologies, Delft)

For any information, please contact:

Pierrette Bouillon
40, bvd du Pont-d'Arve
CH-1211 Geneva 4 (Switzerland)

email :
Tel: +41/22/705 86 79
Fax: +41/22/705 86 89
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