LINGUIST List 13.296

Mon Feb 4 2002

Calls: Language Technology,Discourse Anaphora

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  1. Steven Krauwer, CfP MT Roadmap Workshop at TMI2002
  2. Antonio Branco, 2Cfp: Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution (DAARC2002)

Message 1: CfP MT Roadmap Workshop at TMI2002

Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2002 07:50:09 -0500
From: Steven Krauwer <steven.krauwerLET.UU.NL>
Subject: CfP MT Roadmap Workshop at TMI2002


 DEADLINE is Wednesday Feb 13!

 Last chance to present your MT visions and challenges!!

 Call for Papers

 MT Roadmap Workshop (March 16)

 at TMI2002 (March 13-17)

 Keihanna (near Kyoto), Japan

 Organized by ELSNET


 Since 2000, ELSNET (The European Network of Excellence in Human
 Language Technologies) has organised a series of workshops aimed at
 the creation of a broadly supported technological roadmap for various
 subfields of language and speech technology. A technology roadmap
 comprises an analysis of the present situation, a vision of where we
 want to be in e.g. ten years from now, and a number of intermediate
 milestones that would help in setting intermediate goals and in
 measuring our progress towards our goals. The function of the road map
 is not to impose anything on anyone, but rather to provide a broadly
 supported definition of a context in which to position the MT
 community's efforts, which would allow us to identify common
 priorities for joint activities in e.g. research, resources and
 training. ELSNET aims at (co-)organizing roadmap workshops at all
 major events in order to encourage continuous reflection on where we
 stand, where we want to go, and, most importantly, how we can get


 It will be a one day workshop consisting of three components:
 * The first component will aim at giving a critical analysis of the
 present state of Machine Translation in the broadest sense.
 * The second component will be dedicated to visions of the future.
 * The third component will aim at identifying major research
 challenges and establishing intermediate milestones on our way
 towards our goals.

 Each of the components could contain
 * an invited speaker or panel,
 * submitted papers (reviewed),
 * and ample space for discussion.

 The results of the discussions will be published in a report that will
 published on ELSNET's website, and that will serve as a starting point
 of a broad consultation of the MT community on the future directions
 of Machine Translation in the broadest sense.


 We invite papers that
 * give critical analyses of the present state of the art in machine
 translation of written and spoken language,
 * present visions of the future of machine translation, both from a
 theoretical, a technological or from an application point of view,
 * identify major milestones and challenges (both theoretical,
 practical and organisational) on our way towards the future.


 Abstracts must be submitted in English, and should be no more than 4
 pages long and in single column format. Submissions should be sent
 electronically in plain text, MS Word or PDF to

 Important dates:
 * Submission deadline: 13 February
 * Notification: 22 February
 * Final papers due: 5 March
 * Workshop: 16 March


 Participants will receive proceedings, containing
 * a summary of the results of the previous MT Roadmap workshop (at
 the MT Summit)
 * summaries of the invited talks
 * full versions of the submitted papers


 The primary audience consists of people with an analytical or future
 oriented, programmatic interest, both from research and from industry.


 The workshop registration fee is 5000 yen (app. 38 USD or 43 Euro).
 Registration details can be found on the TMI 2002 website (see below).


 Main conference:
 This workshop:

 Contact point:

 Steven Krauwer (
 ELSNET / Utrecht University
 Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht, NL
 phone +31 30 253 6050
 fax +31 30 253 6000

 Core Programme Committee:
 * Steven Krauwer
 * Laurie Gerber
 * Elliott Macklovitch
 * Hans Uszkoreit
 * Susan Armstrong
 * Herman Caeyers
 * John Hutchins
 * Harold Somers

Steven Krauwer, ELSNET / UiL OTS, Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht, Nederland
phone: +31 30 2536050, fax: +31 30 2536000, email:
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Message 2: 2Cfp: Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution (DAARC2002)

Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2002 13:12:26 +0000
From: Antonio Branco <>
Subject: 2Cfp: Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution (DAARC2002)


 The 4th International Conference on
 Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution

 hosted by
 the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences
 September 18 - 20, 2002

Organisers: Antonio Branco, Tony McEnery and Ruslan Mitkov

Following the success of the previous international colloquia
on Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution at Lancaster
in 1996, 1998 and 2000, the next colloquium in the series
will take place in Lisbon in 2002.

DAARC2002 aims to continue the trend set by the previous DAARC
events, which brought together a wide variety of research on
discourse anaphora and anaphor resolution. Our goal will be
to review this diverse field and consider the results obtained
in recent years.

The DAARC2002 colloquium will be held on the 18-20th September
2002 in Lisbon, Portugal. The working sessions will take place
at Hotel Atlantico, a charming hotel nicely located right in front
of the ocean, that can be cybervisited at:

We would like to invite anyone currently researching in the
areas of discourse anaphora and anaphor resolution, from any
methodological perspective or framework, to submit a paper for
DAARC2002. The closing date for submission is 1/4/02. Notification
of acceptance will be sent by 13/5/02. Selected papers are
expected by 15/6/02 to be included in the proceedings.

Please send abstracts of no more than 200 words to the DAARC2002
organisers at the following email address:

If you prefer to send an abstract by surface mail, please send
a paper copy of your abstract to the following address:

Prof Antonio Branco,
Universidade de Lisboa
Faculdade de Ciencias
Departmento de Informatica
Campo Grande
1749-016 Lisboa
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