LINGUIST List 14.1254

Mon May 5 2003

Calls: Phonology/Morphology; Computational Ling

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  1. Ingo Plag, creole phonology and morphology
  2. Menno van Zaanen, ECML/PKDD 2003 Workshop on Learning Context-Free Grammars

Message 1: creole phonology and morphology

Date: Fri, 2 May 2003 10:50:38 +0200
From: Ingo Plag <>
Subject: creole phonology and morphology

*** Extension of abstract submission deadline ***

2nd International Workshop on the 
Phonology and Morphology of Creole Languages 

October 8-10, 2003
University of Siegen, Germany

New deadline: May 21, 2003

The purpose of the '2nd International Workshop on the Phonology and
Morphology of Creole Languages' is to provide another forum for the
presentation of work on segmental and suprasegmental phonology,
morpho- phonology and morphology of creole languages. The theoretical
focus of the workshop will be on the question of emergence of
phonological and morphological structure. Papers are particularly
welcome that address the question of how in situations of extreme
language contact phonological structure (syllable structure, stress
systems and tone systems) emerges, and which factors are responsible
for the crystallization of inflection, derivation and
word-formation. Studies relating to other issues, descriptive or
theoretical, are of course also welcome.

There will be approximately 24 slots for papers, which will be
selected on the basis of anonymously reviewed abstracts. Each paper
will be allotted 25 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for

All paper presenters will be provided free accomodation for up to four
nights in a centrally located hotel.

The workshop will be organized by Ingo Plag, Chair in English

University of Siegen, Germany.

Send in via regular mail to the address given below three anonymous
copies of your abstract (for review), and one copy including your
name, mailing address, e-mail address, fax and telephone number. In
addition, provide an electronic version of your abstract via e-mail,
or on a disk. Abstracts should not exceed a maximum length of 1 page,

The NEW deadline for the receipt of abstracts is May 21,
2003. Acceptance notices will be sent out no later than June 15, 2003.

Send your abstract to the following address:

 Prof. Dr. Ingo Plag 
 - Creole Workshop 2003 - 
 English Linguistics, Fachbereich 3 
 University of Siegen 
 Adolf-Reichwein-Stra´┐Że 2 
 D-57068 Siegen 


Up-to date information on and around the workshop, including a more
detailed call for papers is available at 

Prof. Dr. Ingo Plag
English Linguistics
Fachbereich 3
Universitaet-Gesamthochschule Siegen
Adolf-Reichwein-Str. 2
D-57068 Siegen
tel. 0271-740-2560
tel. 0271-740-2349 (secretary)
fax 0271-740-3246
tel.: 06422-2817 (home)

office: room AR-K 103
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Message 2: ECML/PKDD 2003 Workshop on Learning Context-Free Grammars

Date: Fri, 2 May 2003 22:44:02 -0400 (EDT)
From: Menno van Zaanen <>
Subject: ECML/PKDD 2003 Workshop on Learning Context-Free Grammars

ECML/PKDD 2003 Workshop on Learning Context-Free Grammars

Date: 22-Sep-2003 - 22-Sep-2003
Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Contact: Menno van Zaanen
Contact Email:
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Subfields: Computational Linguistics, Language Acquisition
Call Deadline: 13-Jun-2003

Meeting Description:

 ECML/PKDD 2003 Workshop on Learning Context-Free Grammars
 To be held at Dubrovnik, Monday, September 22, 2003

First call for Papers and Participation:

Most attention in the field of grammar induction has been set on the
problem of learning finite state automata, representing regular
languages. Yet long term dependencies, palindromic structures,
parenthesis are all internal structures that may appear in a wide
range of applications and are better described by context free
grammars. The purpose of the workshop is to provide a forum specific
to this question, enabling researchers to present their most recent
results over the issue of learning context-free grammars.

We encourage submissions related to the following topics:
* General learning results concerning the learnability of
 context-free grammars (or sub-classes of these),
* Classes of context-free grammars for which positive learning
 results can be obtained,
* Heuristics, and results on typical grammars,
* Validation issues: benchmarks for context-free grammar learning,
* Applications of context-free grammar learning,
* Stochastic context-free grammar learning,
* Learning context-free grammars from structured data, or
 semi-structured data,
* Learning tree automata.

Important dates:
* Workshop paper submission deadline: June 13, 2003.
* Workshop paper acceptance notification: July 4, 2003.
* Workshop paper camera-ready deadline: July 11, 2003.
* Workshop to be held on the 22nd or 23rd of September, 2003.

Submission Guidelines:
Submissions should be sent by June 13, 2003, in the electronic form as
a PDF or PostScript file to Menno van Zaanen (,
Subject: Grammatical Induction workshop submission paper. The papers
should be formatted as for the main ECML/PKDD-2003 conference
submissions. The maximum length of papers is 12 pages. Submitted
papers will be reviewed by referees from the Program
Committee. Accepted papers will be published in the working notes
provided by ECML/PKDD-2003.

For a full description of the workshop focus and goals, visit the
website at (also from
the ECML/PKDD main page ).

Chairs: Colin de la Higuera, Pieter Adriaans, Menno van Zaanen.
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