LINGUIST List 13.629

Thu Mar 7 2002

Calls: Computational Ling, Semantics & Pragmatics

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  1. Thierry Poibeau, Techniques for speech analysis
  2. edilog, EDILOG 2002 First call for papers

Message 1: Techniques for speech analysis

Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2002 13:04:26 +0000
From: Thierry Poibeau <>
Subject: Techniques for speech analysis

Call: Workshop organized during the French conference TALN'2002

NLP techniques for speech analysis

Recent advances have been made to process oral as well as written
documents. Let's mention the following fields:
- information filtering and retrieval, information extraction,
indexing for written text
- vocal dictatation, control and command systems for speech analysis.
There is clearly a need, today, to establish a link between these two
separate worlds. TREC conferences have popularized applications such
as information retrieval and extraction from audio corpora.

This workshop is intended to explore new ways of integrating NLP
techniques for speech analysis. Its objective is to gather people
working in this area, coming either from the industry or the

Three kind of communications are expected:

- Statement paper on theoretical aspects of the use of NLP techniques
in speech analysis (10-12 pages)
- Research paper related to one of the topics addressed by the
workshop (no more than 10 pages)
- Project notes (2 to 4 pages).

Authors are invited to use documents models defined for the TAL N
conference ( PostScript, PDF and RTF
format are acceptable formats for submission. Contributions should be
written in French or in English and they should be send via electronic
mail to the addresses below.

Interested people are also invited to send an intention to contribute
(or to participate) to the address above.

The deadline for contribution is 22 March 2002 and notifications of
acceptance will be sent about 3 weeks after. Communications will be
read by two members of the program committee. The workshop will be
held on 27 June 2002, in Nancy (France), during the conference
JEP/TALN 2002 (

Organizing committee
Camal Tazine (Thales and LIA)
Thierry Poibeau (Thales and LIPN)

Program committee
Jean Caelen (IMAG)
John Dowding (NASA)
Pierre Jourlin (LIA)
Francois-Arnould Mathieu (Telisma)
Jean-Marie Pierrel (LORIA)
Thierry Poibeau (Thales and LIPN)
Steve Renals (Universite and Sheffield)
David Roussel (EADS)
Celestin Sedogbo (Thales)
Camal Tazine (Thales and LIA)
Francois Yvon (ENST)

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Message 2: EDILOG 2002 First call for papers

Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 19:09:53 GMT
From: edilog <>
Subject: EDILOG 2002 First call for papers

 First Call for Papers

 EDILOG 2002


 Edinburgh University
 Sept 4th-6th 2002

Edilog 2002 will be the sixth in a series of workshops that aims to
bring together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics of
dialogues in fields such as artificial intelligence, formal semantics
and pragmatics, computational linguistics, philosophy, and psychology.

We invite abstracts on all topics related to the semantics and
pragmatics of dialogues, including, but not limited to:

- models of common ground/mutual belief in communication
- modelling agents' information states and how they get updated
- multi-agent models and turn-taking
- goals, intentions and commitments in communication
- semantic interpretation in dialogues
- reference in dialogues
- dialogue and discourse structure
- interpretation of questions and answers
- nonlinguistic interaction in communication
- natural language understanding and reasoning in spoken dialogue systems
- multimodal dialogue systems
- dialogue management in practical implementations
- categorisation of dialogue moves or speech acts in corpora
- designing and evaluating dialogue systems


Authors should submit an anonymous extended abstract of at most 5
single-column pages (for talks with a duration of 30' plus 10'
discussion) together with a separate page specifying the authors'
names, affiliation, address, and e-mail address. The abstracts should
be submitted electronically (in LaTeX, postscript, html, ascii, or pdf
format) to: Submission have to be in
English, which is the workshop language. For the accepted talks, a
LaTeX style will be made available.


Abstracts due: May 10th
Acceptance notice: July 5th
Final version due: August 9th
Conference: Sept 4th-6th


Under Discussion

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (provisional):

Johan Bos and Colin Matheson (joint chairs), Ellen Bard, Anton Benz,
Peter Bosch, Robin Cooper, Claire Gardent, Jonathan Ginzburg, Joris
Hulstijn, Yasuhiro Katagiri, Jan van Kuppevelt, Alex Lascarides, Ian
Lewin, Johanna Moore, Paul Piwek, Massimo Poesio, Hannes Rieser, Rob
van der Sandt, David Traum, Bonnie Webber, Henk Zeevat.


The workshop will take place at Edinburgh University. The local
organizers are Johan Bos, Colin Matheson, and Johanna Moore.


Information about Edinburgh University:

News about the conference will be posted on the workshop's Web 
page at

Send email to or for
questions about local arrangements.

Previous workshops in this series include:

MunDial'97 (Munich)
Twendial'98 (Twente)
Amstelogue'99 (Amsterdam)
Gotalog'00 (Gothenburg)
Bidialog'01 (Bielefeld) 

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