LINGUIST List 13.416

Thu Feb 14 2002

Calls: Possessive Construction, Terminologies

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  1. poss, Workshop on Possessive Constructions: Their Syntax/Semantics (final call)
  2. Adeline Nazarenko, Acquiring, Structuring and Evaluating Terminologies Workshop (LREC)

Message 1: Workshop on Possessive Constructions: Their Syntax/Semantics (final call)

Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 13:32:25 -0500 (EST)
From: poss <>
Subject: Workshop on Possessive Constructions: Their Syntax/Semantics (final call)

Workshop on the Semantics/Syntax of Possessive Constructions

May 5 (afternoon)-8 (note the 1-day extension), 2002, at the
University of Massachusetts, Amherst. This workshop is organized
contiguous to, but independent of the FASL 11 conference (May 3-5; for
details of FASL 11, please refer to the conference's website), and is
an attempt to bring together researchers working on the
semantics/syntax of possessive/genitive constructions. For a list
(neither exclusive nor exhaustive) of kinds of questions of interest
for the workshop, please refer to Barbara H. Partee's NSF grant

Proposal for a poster session: If there is interest, we will include a
session displaying posters by participants who are not on the program
and by interested people who are unable to attend the workshop in
person. The deadline for submitting abstracts for posters (same
requirements as for papers) will be March 8, after decisions for the
regular presentations have been made. More information on the posters'
format will be made available on this page, once the decision is made
about the poster session.

INVITED SPEAKERS (in alphabetical order)
Chris Barker (University of California, San Diego)
Yury A. Lander (Institute of Oriental Studies, Moscow)
Elena V. Paducheva (VINITI, Russian Academy of Sciences)
Barbara H. Partee (UMass, Amherst) and Vladimir Borschev (VINITI, Russian 
Academy of Sciences, and UMass, Amherst)
Ekaterina Rakhilina (VINITI, Russian Academy of Sciences)
Gilbert Rappaport (University of Texas, Austin)
Gianluca Storto (UCLA)
Tentative: Per Anker Jensen (University of Southern Denmark) and Carl Vikner 
(Copenhagen Business School)

Abstracts are invited for 30-minute presentations (plus 10 minutes
discussion) on topics dealing with the semantics and/or syntax of
possessive constructions. The proceedings of which will be published
both in Moscow and Amherst. Limit one individual abstract plus one
joint abstract per author. Send a ONE-PAGE ANONYMOUS abstract, with
one optional additional page for examples, by e-mail
to: Please specify Abstract for
workshop in the subject line, and the following information in the
body of the message: 

1) title of paper 
2) author's name(s)
3) address and affiliation
4) telephone and/or fax numbers
5) e-mail address 

Electronic abstracts may be sent as plain text, or as files in Word,
Word Perfect, PDF, .ps or .prn format. The organizers cannot be
responsible for problems arising from clashes of hardware or software;
try to embed fonts in any files you send and/or avoid the use of
non-standard fonts. No fax submissions will be accepted. Since we are
rather late in getting this call for abstracts out, we have decided to
forgo submissions by standard mail as well. (If, however, electronic
submission is absolutely impossible, please get in touch with us right
away.) Deadline for receipt of abstracts: February 20, 2002.
(Authors are advised to re-check examples and glosses with speakers of
the languages involved.)

Telephone: 413-545-0889
Fax: 413-545-2792

All who are interested in attending the workshop are invited to
register their e-mail and/or mailing addresses at the conference
address above. E-mail is the preferred means of communication for all
business. Attempts will be made to partially subsidize accommodation
costs for participants from economically disadvantaged countries; the
extent of subsidy will not be known for some time, but please do not
hesitate to inquire. For those willing, there will also be some crash
space available; please contact the organizers for the necessary
arrangements. Further information concerning accommodations will soon
be posted on the website. Workshop website:

Organizers: Barbara H. Partee (, Ji-Yung Kim
(, and Yura Lander (

For travel info, please refer to: 
For accommodations:
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Message 2: Acquiring, Structuring and Evaluating Terminologies Workshop (LREC)

Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 16:15:00 +0100
From: Adeline Nazarenko <>
Subject: Acquiring, Structuring and Evaluating Terminologies Workshop (LREC)

2nd CALL FOR PAPERS (DEADLINE EXTENDED to the 21st of Feb., 2002)

Acquiring, Structuring and Evaluating Terminologies (TermAcq 2002)

28th May 2002

Workshop held in conjunction with the LREC 2002 conference Las Palmas,
Canary Islands - Spain


Workshop motivation and aims

Among other Language Resources, terminologies play a major role since
large ranges of industrial applications in an IST context require

Until recently, the priority was to make terminological data
describing the main scientific and technological fields available in
sufficient quantities in machine-readable form. Hence, the
quantitative criterion used to prevail over the quality
issues. Understandably, Human Language Technologies had to experience
the complexity of collecting and building monolingual and multilingual
LR before shifting from that earlier priority.

On the other hand, HLT had to build NLP tools mature enough to be
worth integrating in language and knowledge engineering
methods. Research in computational terminology, first focused on term
identification and extraction, is now also concerned with structuring
the lists of terms into terminological networks. Experience in
building LR and the availability of terminological tools makes it
possible to reconsider the whole process of LR building.

These tools have become mature enough to be worth integrating in
language and knowledge engineering methods. Available results now call
for discussion with respect to the question of evaluating resources
and for comparison with results obtained with different approaches.

This half-day session aims at drawing an overall picture of the
results and remaining issues dealing with the whole process of
terminology acquisition and its evaluation.

Discussions will be favored among the participants. This workshop will
provide an opportunity to meet and discuss with various other
"players" in the field.

Topics of interest
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Technical and theoretical issues to be discussed at the workshop
include, but are not limited to:

* Methods and tools designed to assist terminological work;
* Terminology structuring;
* Monolingual vs. multilingual terminology;
* Corpus-driven multilingual terminology;
* Methodological aspects of evaluation in computational terminology;
* Evaluation of terminological tools results;
* Evaluation of terminological tools as part of a co-operative process;

Important dates

Deadline for workshop abstract submission
15th of February 2002

Notification of acceptance
8th of March 2002

Final version of paper for workshop proceedings
5th of April 2002

28th of May 2002


Papers should be research or position papers connected to the topics
of the workshop. Accepted submissions will give rise to oral
presentation at the workshop. So as to favor the discussion, each
speaker will be asked to answer a set of a few but challenging

Each submission should show: title; author(s); affiliation(s); and
contact author's e-mail address, postal address, telephone and fax

Abstracts (maximum 1,000 words, plain-text format) should be sent to:

Name: Adeline Nazarenko

Those who wish to attend without offering a paper are asked to briefly
motivate their interest and may send a brief position paper to
contribute to the discussions. These contributions will be appended to
the workshop proceedings.

The final version of the accepted papers should not be longer than
4,000 words or 10 A4 pages. Instructions for formatting and
presentation of the final version will be sent to authors upon
notification of acceptance.

Organising committee

Tony Bryant
University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Adeline Nazarenko
LIPN, Universit� de Paris-Nord & CNRS, France

Monique Slodzian
CRIM, INaLCO, France

Program committee

Roberto Basili (Univ. Roma, Tor Vergata, Italy)
Olivier Bodenreider (National Library of Medicine, Bethesda,
Didier Bourigault (ERSS, CNRS, France)
Tony Bryant (Univ. of Leeds, United Kingdom
Theresa Cabr� (IULA-UPF, Barcelona, Spain)
Farid Cerbah (Dassault, France)
B�atrice Daille (IRIN, Univ. Nantes, France)
Anne Condamines (ERSS, CNRS, France)
Natalia Grabar (AP-HP & INaLCO, France)
Thierry Hamon (LIPN, Univ. Paris-Nord, France)
John Humbley (Univ. Paris 7, France)
Kyo Kageura (NII, Japan)
Marie-Claude L'Homme (Univ. Montr�al, Canada)
Adeline Nazarenko (LIPN, Univ. Paris-Nord, France)
Jennifer Pearson (UNESCO, Paris, France)
Monique Slodzian (CRIM, INALCO, Paris)
Pierre Zweigenbaum (AP-HP, Univ. Paris 6, France)

Workshop registration

The registration fee for the workshop is:

If you are not attending LREC: 70 EURO
If you are attending LREC: 45 EURO

The fees cover the following services: a copy of the proceedings of
the attended workshop, coffee-breaks and refreshments.

Adeline NAZARENKO Tel. 33 - 01 49 40 40 89
LIPN - CNRS UMR 7030 Fax. 33 - 01 48 26 07 12
Universite de Paris-Nord Email
93430 Villetaneuse France

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