LINGUIST List 13.3014

Wed Nov 20 2002

Calls: EACL2003/Artificial Intelligence

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  1. Priscilla Rasmussen, Tutorials at EACL2003, Budapest Hungary
  2. Farid CERBAH, Terminology and Artificial Intelligence, Strasbourg France

Message 1: Tutorials at EACL2003, Budapest Hungary

Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 14:29:24 EST
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: Tutorials at EACL2003, Budapest Hungary


Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2002

EACL 2003
11th Conference of the European Chapter
of the Association for Computational Linguistics

The EACL 2003 Program Committee invites proposals for the Tutorial
Program for EACL 2003, which is to be held in the interval April 12 -
17, 2003 in the Agro Hotel, Budapest, Hungary. The tutorials for EACL
2003 will be held on April 12 in two sessions (morning and afternoon).

Tutorial speakers will have an opportunity to disseminate 
state-of-the-art techniques and approaches in the areas of their
expertise to the CL/NLP research community. Members from all segments 
of the CL/NLP and related fields are invited to submit proposals for 

Each tutorial should be well-focused so that its core content can be 
covered in three hours of lecture time (including the break). However, 
in exceptional cases six-hour tutorial slots are possible as well.

Submission Details

Proposals for tutorials should be no more than four pages in length, and
should contain:

a.. a brief but technical description of the tutorial topic;

b.. the names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of
the tutorial speakers, with brief descriptions of their technical

c.. the name of one tutorial speaker with an email address as the
primary contact;

d.. a list of audio-visual and computer requirements and special room
requirements, if there are any.

Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, in any of the forms
(rtf, pdf or ps) no later than 15 November 2002.

Please submit your proposals and any inquiries (subject line should be:

Dan Cristea -

University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" of Iasi

Faculty of Computer Science

16, Berthelot St., 6600 - Iasi, Romania

Tutorial Speakers' Responsibilities

1. Tutorial speakers must provide descriptions of their tutorials for 
inclusion in the Conference Registration. The description must be 
provided as follows:

 a.. an rtf and a pdf version that fits onto 1/2 page;
 b.. an ASCII version that can be included with email announcements;
 c.. an HTML version that can be included on the Conference home page.

2. Finances: The current ACL policy is that tutorials are reimbursed at 
the following rate: $500 per session plus $25 per registrant in the 
range 21-50 plus $15 per registrant in excess of 50. Note that this is 
per tutorial, not per presenter: multiple presenters will split the 
proceeds, the default assumption being an even split. The ACL does not 
usually cover travel expenses except where the presenter(s) cannot get 
them through the usual mechanisms: for ACL members we assume that they 
would be coming to the meeting anyway. For people who are not ACL 
members, we would expect to pay for costs that they cannot get 
reimbursed elsewhere. If they attend the conference, tutorial presenters 
must register for EACL03.

3. Tutorialists will prepare all the tutorial materials.

An up-to-date version of the Call for Tutorial Proposals is available at 
the address:

Important Dates

Submission Deadline for Tutorial Proposals: 15 November 2002
Notification of acceptance of Tutorial Proposals: 29 November 2002
Tutorial descriptions due to Tutorial Chair: 12 January 2003
Tutorial course material due to Tutorial Chair: 9 February 2003
Tutorial date 12 April 2003
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Message 2: Terminology and Artificial Intelligence, Strasbourg France

Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 14:12:36 +0100
From: Farid CERBAH <>
Subject: Terminology and Artificial Intelligence, Strasbourg France

Call for papers

TIA 2003

Extended submission deadline: December 15, 2002

5th meeting " Terminology and Artificial Intelligence "
31 March - 1 April 2003, Strasbourg, France

Due to the ever-increasing amount of Machine-readable information,
institutions, companies and laboratories are facing new problems
related to scale effects and the diversity of technical texts. A full
range of tasks, from (cross-lingual) information retrieval to
extraction of structured information from texts, could highly benefit
from the availability of semantically structured terminological
resources, extracted from specialized corpora. As a result, to bring
out innovative solutions, terminology as a disciplin has to enrich and
strengthen its links with related areas, including linguistics and
computational linguistics, knowledge engineering and information

More particularly, the links between the goals and methods of this
pluridisciplinary approach to terminology and knowledge engineering
should be emphasized:

- Intensive use of corpus-based processing methods

- Modeling of technical and scientific domains through the analysis of
terminological networks identified in corpora

- Definition and elaboration of terminological knowledge that could be
used to improve major applications, such as computer-aided
translation, document indexing and filtering, or corporate memory

The TIA Conference aims at promoting convergence and synergy among
such disciplines in order to develop and evaluate corpus-processing
methodologies, requiring refined natural language processing and
artificial intelligence techniques. The end results of those
investigations should help build relevant terminological data for
specific applications on a systematic basis.

The 5th TIA Conference will be an opportunity to explore some of the
unsolved problems raised in corpus-based acquisition of terminological
data, inthe analysis of lexical behavior in specialized corpora, in
knowledge modeling and formalization of the resulting data.

Topics of Interest
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You are invited to submit a paper on the following topics:

 - Meaning theories and terminology
 - Exploitation of corpus-based term extraction
 - Methods for automatic terminology structuring
 - Use of terminological resources for building ontologies
 - Terminology and semantic web
 - Terminological resources for information retrieval
 - Problems of multilingual terminology;
 - Reusability and Standardization
 - Terminology and hypertext construction
 - New applications of computer-based terminology

This TIA Conference, which follows TIA'95 (Villetaneuse), TIA'97
(Toulouse), TIA'99 (Nantes), and TIA '01 (Nancy) is organized by the
TIA Working Group ( This group
gathers researchers in linguistics, artificial intelligence and
natural language processing. It was created to allow a confrontation
between the theoretical and methodological frameworks as well as
between the practices developed in each discipline. Submitted papers
(in French or in English) will be reviewed by an international program
committee composed of members of the TIA Working Group and of invited

Program Committee
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Chair: Farid Cerbah (Dassault Aviation, Paris, France)

 - Sofia Ananiadou (Univ. of Salford, Salford, U.K.)
 - Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles (IRIT, Toulouse, France)
 - Roberto Basili (University of Rome, Italy)
 - Didier Bourigault (ERSS, Toulouse, France)
 - Stephane Chaudiron (Ministry of research, univ. Paris 10, France)
 - Anne Condamines (ERSS, Toulouse, France)
 - Gregory Grefenstette (Clairvoyance Corp., Pittsburgh, USA)
 - Ulrich Heid (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
 - Claude de Loupy (Sinequa, Paris, France)
 - Adeline Nazarenko (LIPN, Villetaneuse, France)
 - Jennifer Pearson (Dublin City University, Ireland)
 - Francois Rastier (INALF, Paris, France)
 - Francois Rousselot (LIIA-ENSAI, Strasbourg, France)
 - Jean Royaut� (LIF, Marseille, France)
 - Monique Slodzian (Crim-Inalco, Paris, France)
 - Sylvie Szulman (LIPN, Villetaneuse, France)
 - Pierre Zweigenbaum (STIM/AP-HP, Paris, France)

Organizing Committee
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 Organizing chair: Francois Rousselot (LIIA-ENSAIS, Strasbourg)

 - Francois de Bertrand de Beuvron (LIIA-ENSAIS, Strasbourg)
 - Pierre Frath (EA 1339 LDL Universit� Marc Bloch Strasbourg)
 - Nicolas Gagean (LIIA-ENSAIS et SCOLIA-Universit� Marc Bloch Strasbourg)

 - Georges Kleiber (EA 1339 LDL SCOLIA-Universit� Marc Bloch Strasbourg)

 Contact :

Submission procedure 

The papers should be written in French or English. They must not
exceed 10 pages (about 3000 characters), in times 12, single spaced,
including figures and references. A separate page should contain the
following information:
- Author name(s)
- Address(es)
- title of the paper
- keywords
- abstract

It is highly recommended to use TIA formatting styles:
 - Latex :
 - MS-Word :

Electronic submissions should be sent to:
Farid Cerbah (

if electronic submission is not possible, 3 hard copies of the papers
should be sent to the following address:

 Farid Cerbah
 78, quai Marcel Dassault
 92552 Saint-Cloud Cedex 300

Important dates
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 - Submission deadline: December 15, 2002
 - Notification of acceptance : January 20, 2003
 - Camera-ready paper: February 14, 2003

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