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Thu Aug 21 2003

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  1. yqu, Exploring Attitude and Affect in Text: Theories and Applications
  2. sylvieporhiel, Regards crois�s sur l'unit� texte/Conjoint perspectives on text

Message 1: Exploring Attitude and Affect in Text: Theories and Applications

Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 13:25:05 +0000
From: yqu <yquclairvoyancecorp.com>
Subject: Exploring Attitude and Affect in Text: Theories and Applications


Exploring Attitude and Affect in Text: Theories and Applications
(AAAI-EAAT)

Date: 22-Mar-2004 - 24-Mar-2004
Location: Stanford University, CA, United States of America
Contact: Yan Qu
Contact Email: EAAT2004clairvoyancecorp.com 
Meeting URL:
http://www.clairvoyancecorp.com/research/workshops/AAAI-EAAT-2004/home.html

Linguistic Sub-field: Text/Corpus Linguistics, Pragmatics,
Computational Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 03-Oct-2003

Meeting Description:
AAAI Spring Symposium on Exploring Attitude and Affect in Text:
Theories and Applications (AAAI-EAAT 2004)

March 22-24, 2004, Stanford University

Human language technology systems have typically focused on the
''factual'' aspect of content analysis. Other aspects, including
pragmatics, point of view, and style, have received much less
attention. However, to achieve an adequate understanding of a text,
these aspects cannot be ignored.

In this symposium, we address computer-based analysis of point of
view. Our goal is to bring together people from academia, government,
and industry to explore annotation, modeling, mining, and
classification of opinion, subjectivity, attitude, and affect in text,
across a range of text management applications.

The symposium therefore addresses a rather wide range of issues, from
theoretical questions and models, through annotation standards and
methods, to algorithms for recognizing, clustering, characterizing,
and displaying attitudes and affect in text. Despite growing interest
in this area, with papers recently published in major conferences and
new corpora developed, there has never been a workshop or symposium
that targets a wide audience of researchers and practitioners on these
topics.

We expect focused discussions of current challenges, existing models,
and future directions. A joint session with the ''Architectures for
Modeling Emotion: Cross-Disciplinary Foundations'' symposium is
planned.

We invite contributions on methodological, technical, and
application-oriented aspects of this emerging subfield in text
processing, including but not limited to the following list of topics.

Types and models of subjective information
- Opinion, sentiment, point of view 
- Affect, emotion 
- Uncertainty, doubt, and related epistemic qualities 
 
Annotation
- Categorization, and characteristics such as centrality, polarity,
intensity
- Annotation at different levels of granularity (expression, clause,
 sentence, discourse segment, document, multi-document)
- Inter annotator agreement studies 
 
Tools for annotation 
- Bootstrapping using machine-learned classifiers 
 
Resources required for modeling subjectivity 
- Semantic lexicons
- Lists of affect-bearing words and phrases 
- Ontologies 

Methods for recognizing and modeling subjectivity
- Classification models 
- Identifying subjective/opinionated/affective expressions 
- Contextual disambiguation of potentially subjective expressions 
- Discourse segmentation 
- Clustering techniques 
- Summarization techniques 
- Fusion of points of view 
 
Methods for displaying and visualizing subjectivity
- Clustering techniques 
- Visualization tools 
 
Evaluation
- As a component technology 
- As a standalone technology 
 
Applications
- Government applications 
- Opinion and affect oriented question answering systems 
- Affect and opinion oriented retrieval and extraction systems 
- CRM (Customer Relation Management) systems 
- Newsgroups and other texts 
- Educational systems 
 
Submission Information
 
Submissions can be extended abstracts (three pages) or full papers (up
to eight pages). Accepted papers will be published in the symposium
proceedings. Statements of interest are for those who only want to
attend the workshop.

Please follow carefully the formatting instructions of AAAI when
preparing your submission/final version. Instructions can be found at
http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Author/authorinstructions.pdf.

Templates and macros for LaTeX and Word can be found at
http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Author/macros-link.html.

Postscript/PDF-submissions in AAAI format should be sent to:
EAAT2004clairvoyancecorp.com

For more information see:
 
http://www.clairvoyancecorp.com/Research/Workshops/AAAI-EAAT-2004/home.html
 
Important Dates

Abstracts and full papers: October 3, 2003
Notification of acceptance: November 7, 2003
Final versions of abstracts and papers: January 20, 2004
Application for Student Funding: January 25, 2004
Symposium: March 22 - 24, 2004

Student Funding

We have a limited amount of money to support graduate student travel.
If you want to be considered for funding, please send an informal
application to the workshop co-chairs by January 25, 2004

Organizing Committee

Yan Qu, (Co-Chair), Clairvoyance Corporation
James G. Shanahan, (Co-Chair), Clairvoyance Corporation
Janyce Wiebe, (Co-Chair), University of Pittsburgh
Claire Cardie, Cornell University
Eduard Hovy, USC/Information Sciences Institute
Elizabeth Liddy, Syracuse University
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Message 2: Regards crois�s sur l'unit� texte/Conjoint perspectives on text

Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 07:42:00 +0000
From: sylvieporhiel <sylvieporhielucy.ac.cy>
Subject: Regards crois�s sur l'unit� texte/Conjoint perspectives on text


Regards crois�s sur l'unit� texte/Conjoint perspectives on text 

Date: 18-MAR-04 - 20-MAR-04
Location: Nicosie / Nicosia, Cyprus
Contact: Sylvie Porhiel
Contact Email: sylvieporhielucy.ac.cy 

Linguistic Sub-field: Text/Corpus Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2003

Meeting Description:

Sorti des limites du syst�me syntaxique on entre dans le texte dont le
dispositif ob�it � des principes organisationnels qui nont rien � voir
avec la syntaxe. Il est alors l�gitime de se demander comment on passe
dempans courts (dont la phrase est lexemple le plus repr�sentatif) �
des empans plus larges, et quels processus cognitifs sont mis en 'uvre
lors de ces diff�rents passages, quelles marques linguistiques codent
les relations de coh�rence.

Beyond the phrasal system we enter the textual system, the
organisational principles of which have nothing to do with syntax. One
can then legitimately wonder how one goes from short spans (the
sentence being the most representative example) to wider spans, and
what cognitive processes come into play during such transitions, what
linguistic markers code the coherence relations. 

2i�me appel � communication / 2nd call for papers

Appel � communication / Call for papers - Colloque international /
International Conference

Regards crois�s sur lunit� texte

Organis� � l'Universit� de Chypre
18, 19 et 20 mars 2004

Date limite (propositions de contribution) : 30 septembre 2003

Contacts 
D. Klingler : dominique.klinglertiscali.fr (ILPGA, Paris III,
France), S. Porhiel : sylvieporhielucy.ac.cy (Universit� de Chypre,
Chypre)

Appel � contribution
Au quotidien, on ne peut �viter les textes. Nous les c�toyons
r�guli�rement et ils jouent un r�le pr�pond�rant � diff�rents niveaux
: tout un chacun produit des textes, les comprends/d�chiffre et les
per�oit par mode daffichage ou par voie orale.

Le texte peut �tre consid�r� comme une unit� globale de production
verbale (�crite ou orale) dont l�mergence est tributaire dactivit�s
mentales, et qui v�hicule une information organis�e en vue dun
destinataire. En tant quoccurrence communicative, le texte pr�sente un
ensemble de phrases unies par un r�seau de relations que nous sommes
susceptibles dinterpr�ter, de comprendre, de produire : ceci est li� �
la capacit� de chacun � distinguer ce qui est coh�rent de ce qui ne
lest pas. En effet, si des relations existent entre les phrases
successives (coh�rence locale), dautres interviennent entre
diff�rentes parties du texte (coh�rence globale). Et cest linteraction
entre ces deux types de relation qui permet dacc�der au sens du texte,
de m�me que cest la capacit� � mettre en 'uvre des proc�dures
engendrant de telles relations qui est � lorigine de la production
textuelle et de son efficacit� communicative.
 
On admet, quelle que soit la th�orie syntaxique � laquelle on adh�re,
que des contraintes rectionnelles et positionnelles p�sent sur la
phrase, en nombre fini. Or, sorti des limites de ce syst�me on entre
dans le texte dont le dispositif ob�it � des principes
organisationnels qui nont rien � voir avec la syntaxe. Il est alors
l�gitime de se demander comment on passe dempans courts (dont la
phrase est lexemple le plus repr�sentatif) � des empans plus larges,
et quels processus cognitifs sont mis en 'uvre lors de ces diff�rents
passages, quelles marques linguistiques codent les relations de
coh�rence. Cest lobjectif de ce colloque qui voudrait croiser des
regards interdisciplinaires sur le texte pour l�clairer tant en
interpr�tation/compr�hension quen production.

Lorientation prise par ce colloque est donc de croiser les points de
vue et de confronter comment la linguistique, la psycholinguistique
mais aussi le Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles qui
utilise les r�sultats danalyses linguistiques, se situent par rapport
au texte et lexpliquent.

Nous invitons les auteurs � 
- soumettre des propositions de communication qui sarticuleront aux
th�matiques du colloque ;
- soumettre des travaux ayant pour objet le texte et qui nauront pas
�t� publi�s ;
- envisager le texte sous divers points de vue qui pourront �tre
�ventuellement crois�s ;
- pr�senter des outils m�thodologiques solides, des hypoth�ses, des
perspectives douverture et des r�sultats en l�tat.

Langues du colloque : fran�ais et anglais

Comit� scientifique
- Alain Berrendonner (Universit� de Fribourg, Suisse)
- Guy Denhi�re (Directeur de Recherche au CNRS, Universit�
Aix-Marseille 1, France)
- Manuel I. Cabozas Gons�les (Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona,
Espagne)
- Bruce Fraser (School of Education, Boston University, USA)
- Daniel Gaonach (Laboratoire Langage et Cognition, Universit� de
Poitiers - CNRS, France)
- L�szl� Hunyadi (Universit� de Debrecen, Hongrie)
- Jean-Marie Pierrel (ATILF(Analyse et Traitement Informatique de la
Langue Fran�aise), CNRS-Universit� de Nancy, France)
- Tam�s V�radi (Linguistic Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences,
Hongrie)

Les propositions de contribution
- devront nous parvenir � la date limite du 30 septembre 2003
- comporteront, sur une page s�par�e, les �l�ments suivants : 
o Nom, pr�nom
o Affiliation
o Adresse
o T�l�phone
o Fax
o Adresse �lectronique
o Le titre de la proposition de contribution

- seront de deux pages maximum (notes et bibliographie comprises)
- seront anonymes 
- seront de pr�f�rence en fran�ais mais les propositions en anglais
seront �galement accept�es
- et seront � envoyer, en attachement, par courrier �lectronique, au
format WORD .rtf, aux deux organisatrices, sylvieporhielucy.ac.cy et
dominique.klinglertiscali.fr, en pr�cisant dans lobjet : � Regards
crois�s sur lunit� texte �. Si vous ne pouviez soumettre votre
proposition de contribution par courrier �lectronique, merci de
contacter les organisatrices.

Conf�renciers invit�s :
- Michel Charolles (Universit� de Paris III, �quipe LaTTiCe (Langues,
Textes, Traitements Informatiques et Cognition), France)
- Liesbeth Degand (Universit� catholique de Louvain, Belgique)
- Jean-Luc Minel (CNRS, LaLLIC (Langage, Logique, Informatique,
Cognition et Communication), France)

Calendrier
- date limite denvoi des propositions de contribution : 30 septembre
2003
- notification aux auteurs : 30 novembre 2003
- dates de la conf�rence : 18, 19 et 20 mars 2004

Information compl�mentaire :
Les organisatrices diffuseront ult�rieurement une seconde note
dinformation qui pr�cisera les conditions mat�rielles du colloque.

***********************************

Call for papers
International Conference

Conjoint perspectives on the text

Organized at the University of Cyprus
18th, 19th and 20th March 2004

Deadline (abstracts): 30th September 2003

Contacts 
D. Klingler : dominique.klinglertiscali.fr (ILPGA, Paris III,
France), S. Porhiel : sylvieporhielucy.ac.cy (University of Cyprus,
Cyprus)

Call for papers
On an everyday basis it is impossible to escape texts. We deal with
them regularly and they play an important role at different levels:
everybody produce texts, understand/decode and appreciate them either
posted or verbally.

One can consider that the text is a global unit of verbal production
(written or spoken), the emergence of which is based on mental
activities. Such a production also conveys organized information aimed
at an addressee. As a communicative occurrence, the text is a set of
sentences linked by a network of relations we are liable to interpret,
to understand and to produce: this is linked to everybodys capacity to
distinguish between what is coherent and what is not. Indeed, if there
exist relations between adjacent sentences (local coherence), they
also intervene between other parts of the text (global coherence). It
is this particular interaction between two types of relation that
makes it possible to access the meaning of the text. Likewise it is
our ability to set on procedures creating such relations that prompts
textual production and assures its communicative efficiency.

Whatever the syntactic theory considered, a finished set of relational
and positional constraints weigh on the sentence. And yet, beyond the
phrasal system we enter the textual system, the organisational
principles of which have nothing to do with syntax. One can then
legitimately wonder how one goes from short spans (the sentence being
the most representative example) to wider spans, and what cognitive
processes come into play during such transitions, what linguistic
markers code the coherence relations. Such is the aim of this
conference with a view to conjoining interdisciplinary perspectives
about the text regarding its interpretation/comprehension and
production.

The direction of this conference is then to conjunct points of view
and to compare how linguistics, psycholinguistics but also Natural
Language Automatic Treatment that uses the outcomes of linguistic
analyses, consider the text and deal with it.

We invite authors to:
- submit abstracts taking into consideration the topics of the
conference;
- submit research that will have the text as object and will not have
been published;
- envisage the text from perspectives that can be diverse and possibly
conjoint;
- present robust methodological tools, hypotheses, opening
perspectives and present results.

Languages of the conference: French and English

Scientific committee:
- Alain Berrendonner (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
- Guy Denhi�re (Directeur de Recherche au CNRS, Universit�
Aix-Marseille 1, France)
- Manuel I. Cabozas Gons�les (Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona,
Spain)
- Bruce Fraser (School of Education, Boston University, USA)
- Daniel Gaonach (Laboratoire Langage et Cognition, Universit� de
Poitiers - CNRS, France)
- L�szl� Hunyadi (University of Debrecen, Hungary)
- Jean-Marie Pierrel (ATILF(Analyse et Traitement Informatique de la
Langue Fran�aise), CNRS-Universit� de Nancy, France)
- Tam�s V�radi (Linguistic Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences,
Hungary)

Abstract
- will have to be sent by 30th September 2003
- will state on a separate page: 
o Your name and surname
o Affiliation
o Adress
o Phone number
o Fax
o E-mail address
o Title of abstract

- should be limited to two pages in Times New Roman, font 12 (notes
references included)
- will be anonymous
- will be preferably in French, however English abstracts are also
accepted
- will be sent, as an attachment via e-mail in rtf WORD format, to the
two organisers, sylvieporhielucy.ac.cy and
dominique.klinglertiscali.fr, specifying Conjoint/conjunct
perspectives on the text in the subject line. If, for any reason, you
are unable to submit the abstract by e-mail, please contact the
organizers.

Invited speakers
- Michel Charolles (University of Paris III, team LaTTiCe (Langues,
Textes, Traitements Informatiques et Cognition), France)
- Liesbeth Degand (Universit� catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
- Jean-Luc Minel (CNRS, LaLLIC (Langage, Logique, Informatique,
Cognition et Communication), France)

Important deadlines
- deadline for submitting abstracts: 30th September 2003
- Notification of acceptance to authors: 30th November 2003
- Dates of the conference: 18th, 19th and 20th March 2004
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