LINGUIST List 14.1675

Thu Jun 12 2003

Calls: General Ling/UK; Computational Ling/Portugal

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  1. tonyj, Diagrams 2004
  2. ddg, Workshop on Tagging and Shallow Processing of Portuguese

Message 1: Diagrams 2004

Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 05:12:48 +0000
From: tonyj <>
Subject: Diagrams 2004

Diagrams 2004: Third International Conference on Theory and
Application of Diagrams
Short Title: Diagrams 2004

Date: 22-Mar-2004 - 24-Mar-2004
Location: Univeristy of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Contact: Tony Jansen
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 12-Sep-2003

Meeting Description:

''Diagrams'' is an international and interdisciplinary conference
series on the theory and application of diagrams in any scientific
field of enquiry. From early human history, diagrams have been
pervasive in human communication. The recent rise of multimedia
technology that has turned advanced visual communication into an
integral part of our everyday reality makes a better understanding of
the role of diagrams and sketches in communication, cognition,
creative thought, and problem-solving a necessity. These developments
have triggered a new surge of interest in the study of diagrammatic
notations, which is driven by several different scientific disciplines
concerned with cognition, computation and communication. 

Diagrams 2004: Third International Conference on Theory and
Application of Diagrams

 March 22-24, 2004
 Cambridge University, UK

The study of diagrammatic communication as a whole must be pursued as
an interdisciplinary endeavor. ''Diagrams 2004'' is the third event in
this conference series, which was successfully launched in Edinburgh
in September 2000. It attracts a large number of researchers from
virtually all academic fields that are studying the nature of
diagrammatic representations, their use in human communication, and
cognitive or computational mechanisms for processing diagrams. By
combining several earlier workshop and symposia series that were held
in the US and Europe [Reasoning with Diagrammatic Representations
(DR), US; Thinking with Diagrams (TWD), Europe; Theory of Visual
Languages (TVL), Europe], ''Diagrams'' has emerged as a major
international conference on this topic. It is the only conference
that provides a united forum for all areas that are concerned with the
study of diagrams: architecture, artificial intelligence, cartography,
cognitive science, computer science, education, graphic design,
history of science, human-computer interaction, linguistics,
philosophy and logic, and psychology, to name a few.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

* diagram understanding by humans or machines
* reasoning with diagrammatic representations
* diagram usage in scientific discovery
* history of diagrammatic languages and notations
* formalization of diagrammatic notations
* novel uses of diagrammatic notations
* design of diagrammatic notations
* interactive graphical communication
* psychological issues pertaining to perception, comprehension, and
 production of diagrams
* computational models of reasoning with and interpretation of diagrams
* role of diagrams in applied areas such as visualization
* spatial information and diagrams
* usability issues concerning diagrams
* design with diagrams

''Diagrams 2004'' will consist of technical sessions with
presentations of refereed papers, posters and tutorial sessions. The
tutorials will provide introductions to diagram research in various
disciplines in order to foster a lively interdisciplinary exchange.

We invite submissions of tutorial proposals, full research papers and
extended abstracts of posters. All submissions will be fully peer
reviewed and accepted papers and posters will be published in the
conference proceedings.

Important Dates:
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5 September: notice of intent to submit
12 September: deadline for regular research paper and tutorial
proposal submission
12 November: deadline for extended abstract for poster paper
16 November: notification for tutorial proposals & full papers
23 November: notification for posters
15 December: camera ready copies due
22-24 March: Diagrams conference

For more information visit the conference website

Conference Organisation
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Alan Blackwell (General Chair)
Kim Marriott & Atsushi Shimojima (Program Chairs)
Mateja Jamnik (Local Chair)
Jesse Norman (Sponsorship Chair)
Tony Jansen (Publicity Chair)

Program Committee:
Gerard Allwein, US Naval Research Center, USA
Dave Barker-Plummer, Stanford University, USA
Alan Blackwell, University of Cambridge, UK
Dorothea Blostein, Queen's University, Canada
Paolo Bottoni, University of Rome, Italy
B. Chandrasekaran, Ohio State Univ, USA
Peter Cheng, University of Nottingham, UK
Max J. Egenhofer, University of Maine, USA
Norman Foo, University of Sydney, Australia
George Furnas, University of Michigan, USA
Corin Gurr, Edinburgh University, UK
Volker Haarslev, Concordia University, Canada
Pat Healey, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Mary Hegarty, University of California, USA
John Howse, University of Brighton, UK
Roland Hubscher, Auburn University, USA
Mateja Jamnik, University of Cambridge, UK
Yasu Katagiri, ATR Media Information Science Labs, Japan
Oliver von Klopp Lemon, Edinburgh University, UK
Stephen Kosslyn, Harvard University, USA
Zenon Kulpa, Institute of Fund. Technological Research, Poland
Stefano Levialdi, University of Rome, Italy
Ric Lowe, Curtin University, Australia
Kim Marriott, Monash University, Australia
Bernd Meyer, Monash University, Australia
Mark Minas, University of the Federal Armed Forces, Germany
N. Hari Narayanan, Auburn University, USA
Jesse Norman, University College London, UK
Ray Paton, University of Liverpool, UK
Helen Purchase, University of Glasgow, UK
Priti Shah, University of Michigan, USA
Atsushi Shimojima, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology,
Sun-Joo Shin, Yale University, USA
Keith Stenning, Edinburgh University, UK
Masaki Suwa, Chukyo University, Japan
Nik Swoboda, ATR Media Information Science Labs, Japan
Barbara Tversky, Stanford University, USA
(This is an incomplete list - more names will be added)
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Message 2: Workshop on Tagging and Shallow Processing of Portuguese

Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 06:59:16 +0000
From: ddg <>
Subject: Workshop on Tagging and Shallow Processing of Portuguese

Workshop on Tagging and Shallow Processing of Portuguese 
Short Title: TASHA'2003

Date: 03-Oct-2003 - 03-Oct-2003
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Contact: Ant�nio Branco
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics 
Subject Language: Portuguese
Call Deadline: 04-Jul-2003

Meeting Description:
 Workshop on Tagging and Shallow Processing of Portuguese
 University of Lisbon, October 3, 2003

 A workshop associated with the
 XIX Annual Meeting of the Portuguese Linguistics Society 

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Recent advances on tagging and other shallow processing tools have
confirmed the key importance of these applications to enable
subsequent stages of efficient deep linguistic processing, and to
improve the quality of information retrieval services and support the
semantic web.

The goal of this workshop will be to provide a forum to discuss
experiences and exchange results between people working in this area,
and to review the current state of the art in this diverse field in
what concerns the Portuguese language.

We would like to invite presentations reporting on recent advances on
all aspects of the shallow processing of Portuguese. We encourage the
representation of a large, multidisciplinary range of aspects
including but not limited to issues related to the entire production
cycle of POS taggers and other shallow processing tools such as
tokenizers, stemmers, MWU detectors, named entity recognizers, NP
chunkers, WSD tools, PP attachment resolvers, terminology extractors,
etc., ranging from the collection of stop lists to the integration of
these tools into broader systems and applications, and including
a.o. methodologies for accurate hand tagging, linguistic resources for
training and evaluation, learning algorithms and their eventual tuning
to Portuguese, finite-state solutions, evaluation metrics and results,
selected linguistic generalizations and specifications, etc.

We invite presentations about relevant solutions and approaches to the
above issues as well as descriptions or demos of tools, resources,
systems or projects.

Important Dates
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Deadline for submissions: July 4
Notification of acceptance: July 31
Camera-ready versions: September 8

Invited talk
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Bradley Music (t.b.c.)
(Microsoft Corp., USA)

Program Committee
- ---------------

Alina Villalva
(Univ. Lisboa, Dep. Lingu�stica, Portugal)

Am�lia Mendes
(Univ. Lisboa, CLUL, Portugal)

Ant�nio Branco
(Univ. Lisboa, Dep. Inform�tica, Portugal)

Caroline Hag�ge
(Xerox Research Centre, France)

Gae''l Dias
(Univ. Beira Interior, Dep. Inform�tica, Portugal)

Marco Rocha
(Univ. Federal de Santa Catarina, Dep. Lingu�stica, Brazil)

Nuno Mamede
(L2F INESC-ID Lisboa / IST, Portugal)

Nuno Marques
(Univ. Nova de Lisboa, Dept. Inform�tica, Portugal)

Renata Vieira
(Univ. Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Dep. Inform�tica, Brazil)

Rute Costa
(Univ. Nova de Lisboa, Dep. Lingu�stica, Portugal)

Tony Sardinha
(Univ. Cat�lica de S�o Paulo, Dep. Lingu�stica, Brazil)

Vera Strube de Lima
(Pontif�cia Univ. Cat�lica do Rio Grande do Sul, Fac. Inform�tica, Brazil)

Organization committee
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Ant�nio Branco (Univ. Lisboa, Dep. Inform�tica)
Am�lia Mendes (Univ. Lisboa, CLUL)
Ricardo Ribeiro (L2F INESC-ID Lisboa / ISCTE)

Submission instructions
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For submitting a contribution, please send an anonymous abstract,
without id information or self-references, of no more than 3 A4 pages,
including figures, tables and references, to the following email

Abstracts should be submitted electronically in .pdf format. For up
to three free conversions to PDF see In exceptional copy versions may be accepted.

Identification page:
Add also a separate .txt file including the following information:

 5 Keywords:
 Author(s) name(s)

Oral presentations:
The time allotted to regular presentations is planned to be 30
minutes, including 10 minutes for discussion.

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Submissions will be reviewed by three members of the Program
Committee. Authors of accepted contributions will receive guidelines
on how to produce camera-ready versions of their abstracts to be
published as workshop notes. Fully-fledged versions of contributed
presentations will be invited after the workshop to be included in the
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