LINGUIST List 13.2927

Tue Nov 12 2002

Calls: Multimedia Information/SALT 13

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  1. ekaterini pastra, Workshop on Accessing Multimedia Information, UK
  2. Toshiyuki Ogihara, Semantics and Linguistics Theory, Washington

Message 1: Workshop on Accessing Multimedia Information, UK

Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 12:28:14 -0800 (PST)
From: ekaterini pastra <>
Subject: Workshop on Accessing Multimedia Information, UK

******** Call for participation *********

Effective, automatic access to multimodal information has been the
goal of computer system developers for years. The Institute of
Language, Speech and Hearing (ILASH), University of Sheffield, would
like to invite you to a half-day workshop that will address this
topic. The aim of the event is to create a forum for discussion of new
approaches as compared to what is considered state-of-the art in the
field, through the presentation of (what is essentially just a small
part of) current research in the U.K.

Participation to the workshop is open to both researchers/academics
and students, for free. Please, reply to: Katerina Pastra to let us know that you will attend the


DATE: Tuesday, 26 November 2002
TIME: 9:30 a.m
VENUE: ILASH Suite, West Court, 2 Mappin Street,
 Sheffield, U.K.


9:30 a.m Professor Yorick Wilks
 University of Sheffield - ILASH Director
 Welcome Speech

9:40 a.m Professor John Tait 
 University of Sunderland, U.K. 
 "Towards Automatic Keyword Indexing of 
 General Photographic Still Images" 
10:20 a.m Discussion

10:30 a.m Dr. Mark Sanderson 
 Information Studies, Univ. of Sheffield, UK 
 "Eurovision - an image-based CLIR system" 
11:10 a.m Discussion

11:20 a.m Dr. Horacio Saggion 
 Computer Science, Univ. of Sheffield, U.K. 
 "Using Natural Language Processing for
 Indexing Multimedia Material" 
12:00 p.m Discussion

12:10 p.m. Coffee Break

12:20 p.m. Dr. Steve Renals 
 Computer Science, Univ. of Sheffield, U.K. 
 "Accessing Information from Speech
 (and other media)" 
13:00 p.m. Discussion

13:10 p.m Dr. Paul Lewis 
 University of Southampton, U.K. 
 "Content and Concept Based 
 Multimedia Retrieval and Navigation" 
13:50 p.m. Discussion

13:15 p.m Closing

A poster and more detailed information on the event can be found in
the ILASH webpages:

General Information on ILASH is available at:

Maps of the University Precinct and the Sheffield City Centre can be
found at:
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Message 2: Semantics and Linguistics Theory, Washington

Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 23:04:08 -0800
From: Toshiyuki Ogihara <>
Subject: Semantics and Linguistics Theory, Washington

Semantics and Linguistic Theory 13
(SALT 13)
University of Washington

Second Call for papers

Conference Dates: May 9-11, 2003.
Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: January 15, 2003.

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Invited speakers

Angelika Kratzer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Manfred Krifka, Humboldt University, Berlin
S.-Y. Kuroda, University of California, San Diego
William Ladusaw, University of California, Santa Cruz

SALT 13 invites submissions for 30-minute presentations (plus
ten-minute discussions) on any topic pertaining to natural language
semantics, with relevance to linguistic theory. Abstracts will be at
most 2 pages in length (including references), with 1-inch (2.5 cm)
margins on all four sides, with a 12-pt font. In the interest of
fairness, these limitations will be strictly enforced. Any person can
submit one abstract as a sole author and one as a co-author.

We encourage electronic submissions. We prefer pdf (.pdf) files but
also accept MS-word (.doc) or plain text (.txt) files. Please use
appropriate suffixes for the names of your attached files. Please
include your name(s), affiliation(s), and contact information in the
main text of your email. Electronic abstracts should be sent to

In case you send in your abstract via physical mail, please submit 7
anonymous copies of your abstract and a separate card giving the title
of your abstract, your name, affiliation, and contact
information. Abstracts should be sent to

SALT13 Committee, University of Washington, Linguistics, Padelford A-210,
Box 354340, Seattle, WA 98195-4340, U.S.A.

Abstracts (electronic or otherwise) should reach us by

9 p.m. January 15 (Wednesday), 2003 (Seattle time)

We will not be able to consider abstracts arriving after this date.
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