LINGUIST List 14.2742

Fri Oct 10 2003

Calls: Computational Ling; Switzerland & UK

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  1. rinaldi, COLING 2004
  2. f.meziane, NLDB04

Message 1: COLING 2004

Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2003 11:43:04 +0000
From: rinaldi <>
Subject: COLING 2004

Call for Workshop Proposals 
Date: 28-Aug-2003 - 29-Aug-2003
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Contact: Michael Hess
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics 

This is a session of the following conference: 20th International
Conference on Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The COLING Organising Committee invites proposals for workshops to be
held at COLING 2004, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Main conference: August 23rd-27th, 2004

August 28th-29th, 2004 The COLING Organising Committee invites
proposals for workshops to be held at COLING 2004

University of Geneva, Switzerland

Main conference: August 23rd-27th, 2004 

Workshops: August 28th-29th, 2004

Following the regular program of the main conference, workshops on
current topics in Computational Linguistics will be held on 28th-29th,
August 2004, at the conference venue. Workshops will normally last one
day, but may extend to a second day if required. Proposals by
qualified individuals interested in organising a workshop are

Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, as soon as possible,
but no later than December 15, 2003. The subject line should be:
''COLING 2004 WORKSHOP PROPOSAL''. Those interested in organising a
workshop should send a brief proposal (in plain text) to:

Michael Hess (, describing

* A title and brief (2-page max) description of the workshop topic and
 content, including a description of the proposed workshop format.

* relevance to COLING

* the target audience 

* approximate number of participants expected 

* tentative schedule for the workshop (at least half a day, up to two

* a calendar of deadlines for submission, notification, and
camera-ready copy (which must be compatible with COLING deadlines)

* programme committee for the workshop 

* relevant experience of the organiser(s) 

* the name, postal address, phone number, e-mail address, and webpage
of each chair

* facilities required (overhead projector, beamer, computer, etc.)

The goal of the workshops is to provide an opportunity to focus
intensively on a specific topic within computational
linguistics/NLP. The workshop should bring together researchers and
practitioners from different communities to discuss recent results and
trends in the field.

The workshop proposers will be responsible for the organisational
aspects (e.g. workshop call preparation and distribution, review of
papers, notification of acceptance, coordinating workshop
participation and content, assembling of the workshop proceedings,

Proposers are encouraged to submit as early as possible to ensure that
appropriate arrangements can be made to accommodate all workshop
sessions, and to provide adequate time for proposal evaluation and
feedback. No submissions will be accepted after the final deadline of
December 15, 2003.

Deadlines for workshops proposals

* Electronic submission of proposals: no later than December 15, 2003
* Notification to proposers: January 16, 2004

Programme Committee

Michael Hess ( 
Fabio Rinaldi (
Kai-Uwe Carstensen ( (Institute of
Computational Linguistics, University of Zurich)

Rolf Schwitter (
Diego Molla (
(Department of Computing, Macquarie University, Sydney)
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Message 2: NLDB04

Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2003 12:49:38 +0000
From: f.meziane <>
Subject: NLDB04

9th International Conference on Application of Natural Language to
Information Systems

Short Title: NLDB04

Date: 23-Jun-2003 - 25-Jun-2003
Location: Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom
Contact: Farid Meziane
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics 
Subject Language: English 
Meeting Description:

Since 1995, the NLDB conference aims at bringing together researcher,
industrials and potential users interested in various application of
Natural Language in the Database and Information Systems field.

The integration of databases and natural language has been an utopia
for many years. However, progress has been made and this is now an
established field thanks to developments in Natural Language and
technologies that made the storage and manipulation of large
electronic dictionaries possible. As Information Systems are now
evolving into the communication area, the term databases should be
considered in the broader sense of information and communication

The use of Natural Language in the Software Engineering has
contributed to both improving the development process from the
viewpoints of developers (improve the process of conceptual modeling,
validation, etc) and to improving the usability of applications by
users (natural language query interfaces, semantic webs, etc).


Natural Language for Web Information-Intensive Services 

 Semantic information retrieval 
 Semantic Web 
 Semi-structured models and associated languages 
 Web usage, content and structure mining for discovering semantics
 Concept taxonomies and web mining 
 Learning taxonomies and ontologies from the web 
 Information extraction with machine learning 
 Document classification and indexation 
Natural Language in Conceptual Modelling 

 Analysis of natural language descriptions 
 Requirement engineering 
 Terminological ontologies 
 Dynamic modelling 
 Verification, consistency checking 
 Metadata harvesting 
Natural Language Interfaces for Data Base Querying/Retrieval

 Natural languages interfaces for database querying 
 Verification of database queries by paraphrasing 
 Semantic analysis for information retrieval 
 NL interaction with databases 
Natural-Language-Based Integration of Systems 

 Linguistic aspects of view integration 
 Linguistic aspects of data warehouses 
 Natural language queries to multi-databases systems 
 Data integration and data cleansing 
 Ontology driven integration 
 Ontology management 
Large-Scale Online Linguistic Resources 

 Electronic dictionaries 
 Question-answer corpora 
 Informal ontologies 
 Linguistic databases 
 Digital libraries 
Using Computational Linguistics for IS 

 Multilingual information systems 
 NLP in requirements engineering 
 NLP in knowledge management 
 Ontology-driven NLP 
 Semiotics and fundamentals 
Management of Textual Databases 

 Text classification 
 Information extraction and detection 
 Text mining for creating metadata 
 Document management 
 Hypertext and Hyperbases 
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