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Thu May 1 2003

Calls: General Ling/MI USA;Text Processing/Greece

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Message 1: North American Undergraduate Linguistics Conference

Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 10:34:51 +0000
From: pires <piresumich.edu>
Subject: North American Undergraduate Linguistics Conference


North American Undergraduate Linguistics Conference 
Short Title: NAULC 2003

Date: 10-OCT-03 - 10-OCT-03
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
Contact: Sarah Thomason
Contact Email: undconfumich.edu 
Meeting URL: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/ling/news/undconf.htm

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 31-May-2003

Meeting Description:

We invite abstracts from undergraduate students in any area of
linguistics, for 20-minute talks (with 10-minute discussion
period)aiming at advancing linguists' knowledge of any aspect of
language structure, acquisition, and/or use. 

CALL FOR PAPERS

The University of Michigan announces the:
NORTH AMERICAN UNDERGRADUATE LINGUISTICS CONFERENCE

October 10, 2003

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

We invite abstracts from undergraduate students in any area of
linguistics, for 20-minute talks followed by a 10-minute discussion
period.

INVITED SPEAKER
Professor Lila Gleitman, of the University of Pennsylvania

Abstracts will be evaluated on the basis of clarity, cogency of
reasoning, and potential contribution to advancing linguists'
knowledge of any aspect of language structure, acquisition, and/or
use.

**Deadline for abstract submission: MAY 31, 2003**

Notification of acceptance: JUNE 30, 2003

Individuals currently enrolled in an undergraduate program or who
earned their Bachelor's degree after August 2002 are invited to submit
an abstract, provided they are not enrolled in a graduate program at
the time of the Conference.

Abstract must be anonymous, one-page long, 12pt. font, 1'' margin on
all sides, with an optional second page only for examples and
references.

Abstract should be PREFERABLY emailed as an attachment (PDF format) to
undconfumich.edu (MS Word .rtf or .doc format also accepted), or
submitted on paper (5 anonymous copies) to:

Undergraduate Linguistics Conference
Linguistics Department
4080 Frieze Building, 105 S. State St.
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285

Make sure to include, in your submission, a message or cover page
with: paper's title, author's name & affiliation, contact information.

Registration will be free, and we hope to find free crash space for
students, but speakers and other attendees will need to pay their own
travel expenses.

Conference participants are also welcome to stay over Saturday,
October 11, to attend the annual Michigan Linguistics Society
Conference, at which the invited speaker will be Professor Ray
Jackendoff, of Brandeis University.

 
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Message 2: Text Processing for Modern Greek

Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 04:21:34 +0000
From: marks <marksilsp.gr>
Subject: Text Processing for Modern Greek


Text Processing for Modern Greek: from Symbolic to Statistical
Approaches

Date: 20-Sep-2003 - 20-Sep-2003
Location: Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
Contact: Stella Markantonatou
Contact Email: marksilsp.gr 
Meeting URL: http://www.philology.uoc.gr/conferences/6thICGL/wscl/

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics 
Subject Language: Greek
Call Deadline: 25-May-2003

Meeting Description:

The workshop aims to provide a forum where statistical approaches to
text processing will be discussed and made known to the Greek language
research and teaching community. Topics include Data Mining in Modern
Greek (lexical, syntactic, semantic), Lexical Information Mining
(subcategorisation frames, collocations, Basic Language Engineering
Resources (eg. taggers, lemmatizers, thesauri, Statistical Grammars,
Statistical Machine Translation, Computational Stylistics. 

6th International Conference of Greek Linguistics Rethymno, September
20, 2003

Workshop in Text processing for Modern Greek: from symbolic to
statistical approaches
http://www.philology.uoc.gr/conferences/6thICGL/wscl/

A good deal of the activity in Natural Language Processing today (both
text and speech processing) relies on ideas drawn from Statistics,
often combined with ideas from symbolic processing. Statistical
approaches have already yielded interesting results in several fields
of NLP and underlie several widely used applications. In this
workshop, we focus in text processing only (as contrasted to speech
processing).

There is a dynamic community, who work in the area of statistical
processing of Modern Greek and closely follow the international
developments. This workshop aims to:
- discuss issues springing from this type of research and applications
- further stimulate the discussion and exchange of ideas among the
members of this community
- bring the community of linguists and philologists to a closer
contact with the statistical NLP community

Workshop topics

This workshop aims at achieving a satisfactory representation of the
existing approaches to Statistical Modern Greek NLP and covers a wide
spectrum of applications. An indicative list of topics is given
below. Other topics are welcome as well.

o Mining of statistical data about Modern Greek (lexical, syntactic,
semantic)
o Statistical Data Mining in Modern Greek (lexical, syntactic,
semantic)
o Lexical Information Mining (subcategorisation frames, collocations)
o Basic Language Engineering Resources (eg. taggers, lemmatizers,
thesauri)
o Statistical Grammars
o Statistical Machine Translation
o Computational Stylistics

Invited Speakers

Dr. Helmut Schmid of IMS/Stuttgart has kindly accepted our invitation
and will give the opening talk (title to be announced).

Important Dates
 
Submission of drafts	25 May 2003
Notification of acceptance	25 June 2003
Final papers due	25 August 2003
Workshop Date	20 September 2003

The Proceedings of the Workshop will be distributed at workshop
time. Furthermore, the workshop organizers intend to include a
selection of presented papers (an extended version) in a special
volume, which will be published at a later date (the intended
publication date has been provisionally set for Spring 2004).

Instructions for authors

The languages of the workshop are Greek and English. Papers should be
sent in one of the following formats: MS Word 97 / 98 / 2000 / XP
(".doc") or ".pdf" files. (A4, 11pt, Times New Roman, single space,
margins: top and bottom 72 pt, left 85 pt, right 90 pt, maximum 8
pages long). Please, send your papers electronically to Stella
Markantonatou (marksilsp.gr).

Workshop Chairs
 
Yianis Maistros
National Technical University of Athens
maistroscs.ntua.gr

Stella Markantonatou
Institute for Language and Speech Processing
marksilsp.gr

George Tambouratzis
Institute for Language and Speech Processing
giorg_tilsp.gr







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