LINGUIST List 13.764

Thu Mar 21 2002

Calls: Communication & Intimacy, Semantics

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  1. Eva L. Wyss, Fwd: CFP: Communication - Media - Intimacy (Frankfurt a. M., Germany)
  2. Grace Ngai, CFP for SemaNet'02: COLING-2002 Workshop on Building and Using Semantic Networks

Message 1: Fwd: CFP: Communication - Media - Intimacy (Frankfurt a. M., Germany)

Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 23:11:03 +0100
From: Eva L. Wyss <elwyssds.unizh.ch>
Subject: Fwd: CFP: Communication - Media - Intimacy (Frankfurt a. M., Germany)

Communication - Media - Intimacy
The First International Symposium on the Discourse of Love
20 - 23 March 2003
Museum for Communication, Frankfurt am Main

By the end of the twentieth century certain new media had established
themselves which have profoundly changed communication among lovers -
SMS and email in particular have created new relational forms and new
forms of intimacy. Yet alongside the use of these new media in the
communication of love, the more familiar ones deserve discussion as
well, such as the telephone and telefax, and even older media -
postcards, telegrams and love letters.

While the communication of love is considered private or even intimate
communication, electronic media nonetheless point increasingly to an
era marked by the intermingling of intimacy and the public sphere, the
abrogation of privacy. From declarations of love on talk shows to
televised dating games and marriage quiz shows, television offers a
panoply of wildly popular theatrical communications of love.

This symposium will include analysis and discussion of these new media
from the perspectives of sociology, history, cultural and media
studies, and linguistics, with particular attention to their role in
modifying communication relationships, conditions of communication,
and even communication itself.

Workshops are planned on the following issues:
Intimacy and the public sphere, private communication - private
conversation - private language, media-tizing the communication of
love, old media - new media communication and relationship.

Submit abstracts (max. 200 words) of 20-minute presentations by 30
April 2002 to elwyssds.unizh.ch 
Organized by Eva L. Wyss
(Universitat Zurich) 
Languages: English, German, French
http://www.unizh/~elwyss/
	
	-- 
	
	
	Dr. Eva L. Wyss
	Deutsches Seminar der Universitat Zurich
	Schunberggasse 9
	8001 Zurich
	
	01.634.25.29/25.66
	elwyssds.unizh.ch
	
	p. 01.422.34.01
	Minervastr. 118
	
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Message 2: CFP for SemaNet'02: COLING-2002 Workshop on Building and Using Semantic Networks

Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 09:59:19 +0800
From: Grace Ngai <graceweniwen.com>
Subject: CFP for SemaNet'02: COLING-2002 Workshop on Building and Using Semantic Networks

COLING-02 Workshop CFP: Building and Using Semantic Networks

SemaNet'02: Building and Using Semantic Networks

Workshop in conjunction with COLING 2002, 1 September 2002, Taipei, Taiwan 

Workshop website: http://www.ee.ust.hk/~semanet02/
COLING website: http://www.coling2002.sinica.edu.tw/

Call for Papers

There has been a lot of interest over the past decade in WordNet
(http://www.cogsci.princeton.edu/~wn/), a thesaurus-like semantic
network that has many NLP applications including (but not limited to)
machine translation and multilingual (or cross-lingual) information
retrieval.

Among the languages which have attracted higher interest recently are
some of the "low-density" languages, in which very little research and
resources exist. A semantic network in such a language would be a very
useful resource; however, the amount of needed resources and the
length of time needed to hand-construct such a network is often
prohibitive. To add to the problem, some minority languages
(especially the indigeneous languages) have very different language
structures, which may become problematic when attempting to fit
concepts in those languages to wordnet hierarchies which were
constructed for languages such as English.

The goal of this one-day workshop is to explore issues surrounding the
construction of semantic networks, including the construction of
wordnets for minority languages and multilingual wordnets. In
addition, we would like to invite papers and demos on industrial
applications.
	
Submissions:
Instructions on submitting papers can be found on the workshop website
at http://www.ee.ust.hk/~semanet02/

Important Dates:
Submission deadline: May 6th, 2002
Notification of Acceptances: June 17th, 2002:
Camera-Ready Copies due: July 1st
Workshop: August 31

Program Committee: to be determined

Organizing Committee: 
	Grace Ngai (Weniwen Technologies)
	Pascale Fung (Weniwen Technologies and Hong Kong University of Science
	and
	Technology)
	Kenneth W. Church (AT&T Labs)
	
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