LINGUIST List 14.2233

Mon Aug 25 2003

Confs: Computational Linguistics/China

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Message 1: 1st International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing

Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 16:49:23 +0900
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Subject: 1st International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing

Preliminary Announcement

The 1st International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing

The Asia Federation of Natural Language Processing (AFNLP) is pleased
to announce that the 1st International Joint Conference on Natural
Language Processing (IJC-NLP-04) will be held on the beautiful Hainan
Island, China, on March 22-24, 2004. The conference is the first in
its series and is to celebrate inauguration of the AFNLP. The
conference is organized by the AFNLP in co-operation with the member
associations and the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL).

Themes of the conference cover all aspects of natural language
processing, including but not limited to: 

* machine translation and multilingual processing
* question answering, information extraction and information retrieval
* natural language applications, tools and resources, system
* natural language processing for web, knowledge-management systems,
 text mining 
* word segmentation, shallow parsing, tagging and chunking
* parsing, generation and summarization
* language modeling, statistical methods in natural language
* machine learning for natural language
* software architectures for natural language processing
* syntax, semantics, grammars, morphology and phonology
* discourse and dialogue, natural language interfaces, speech
* lexical semantics and ontologies for NLP
* linguistic, psychological and mathematical models of language
* computational psycholinguistics

Please watch out for the formatting requirements and method of
submission as well as other important details from the Program
Committee soon. The official language of the conference is English.

The conference will also feature post-conference tutorials, workshops,
and other satellite events on March 25-26, 2004. Already one
satellite conference has been approved. If you are interested in
organizing events, please contact, by September 15, the Program
Chairs: Keh-Yih Su ( or Jun-ichi Tsujii

[Venue: Resort Golden Palm]

The conference site is in the Resort Golden Palm, located at the
Yalong Bay National Resort District, Sanya City, Hainan. The hotel is
right on the beach and is picturesquely backed up by blue mountains
and beautiful lakes. Hainan has convenient airline connections from
Hong Kong and all major Chinese cities, as well as Singapore, Seoul,
and Japan, etc.

[Important Dates]

Paper registration deadline: November 8, 2003
Paper submission deadline: November 15, 2003
Notification of acceptance: December 23, 2003
Camera ready papers due: January 24, 2004
Main conference: March 22-24, 2004 (Monday-Wednesday)
Associated events: March 25-26, 2004 (Thursday-Friday)

[Organization of the Conference]

Honorary Chair
 Nagao, Makoto (Kyoto University, Kyoto)
Conference Co-chairs
 Ni, Guangnan (Chinese Academy of Engineering, Beijing)
 Tsou, Benjamin K. (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Program Committee Co-chairs
 Su, Keh-Yih (Behavior Design Corporation, Taipei)
 Tsujii, Jun-ichi (University of Tokyo, Tokyo)
Local Organizing Committee Co-chairs
 Cao, Youqi (Chinese Information Processing Society of China, Beijing)
 Sun, Maosong (Tsinghua University, Beijing) 
 (External Liaison Person) 

[Satellite Conference]

The Asian Symposium on "Natural Language Processing as a Bridge over
Language Barriers" will be held at the same venue right after
IJC-NLP-04, on March 25-26, 2004. 

Organized by:
 The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication
 Engineers (IEICE, Tokyo): 
 Technical Group on Natural Language Understanding and Models of
 Communication & Technical Group on Thought and Language 
Supported by:
 Communications Research Laboratory (CRL, Kyoto)
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