LINGUIST List 14.2992

Mon Nov 3 2003

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  1. kuehn, NL Technologies in Mobile Information Retrieval and Text Processing User Interfaces
  2. Bart Decadt, CLIN 2003

Message 1: NL Technologies in Mobile Information Retrieval and Text Processing User Interfaces

Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 12:49:37 +0000
From: kuehn <>
Subject: NL Technologies in Mobile Information Retrieval and Text Processing User Interfaces

NL Technologies in Mobile Information Retrieval and Text Processing
User Interfaces

Date: 22-Mar-2004 - 24-Mar-2004
Location: Hainan Island, China
Contact: Michael Kuehn
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2003

This is a session of the following conference: 1st International Joint
Conference on Natural Language Processing

Meeting Description:


		 IJCNLP-04 Thematic Session on
		Natural Language Technologies in Mobile
 Information Retrieval and Text Processing User Interfaces



 One of the strongest impacts in recent information technology is
 the way mobility has changed computer applications. The rapid
 rate of handphone adoption, the ubiquitous PDA, and the low cost
 of wireless adoption has created new problems, new challenges,
 and new opportunities to researchers in many disciplines. One
 common thread through all these applications is the necessity
 for information retrieval and mobile text processing in one form
 or another. Another characteristic is the limited size of mobile
 devices and the consequent need for sophisticated methods of
 text input and output. Other applications with a similar need of
 language technology support under challenging conditions include
 e.g. communication aids and authoring tools.

 The use of NLP plays an integral part in creating better user
 interfaces, more efficient text input technologies, authoring
 aids, summarization and analysis of output for precise display,
 and greater understanding in the interactive dialogue between
 user and applications working on text. We invite researchers
 focusing on

 - text input and output technologies,
 - language modeling,
 - summarization,
 - mobile database & information retrieval and management,
 - speech and dialogue IR applications on mobile devices,

 and HCI researchers on text retrieval and processing systems to
 explore user oriented and theoretical limits and characteristics
 of NLP for front-end and back-end solutions within the context
 of text retrieval and processing user interfaces.


 Papers should describe original work. Submissions will be judged
 on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance
 and relevance to the conference, and interest to the attendees.

 A paper accepted for presentation at the IJCNLP-04 cannot be
 presented or have been presented at any other meeting with
 publicly available published proceedings. Papers that are being
 submitted to other conferences or workshops must indicate this
 on the title page, as must papers that contain significant
 overlap with previously published work.


 Submissions should follow a two-column format and should not
 exceed eight (8) pages, including references. We strongly
 recommend the use of IJCNLP-04 LaTeX style files or Microsoft
 Word Style files tailored for IJCNLP-04. The files and a
 description of the format are available in the submission site.


 Note that full paper submissions are restricted to 8 pages.

 Note also that as reviewing will be blind, the paper should not
 include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore,
 self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., ''We
 previously showed (Kim, 1991) ...'', should be avoided. Instead,
 use citations such as ''Smith previously showed (Kim, 1991)
 ...''. Papers that do not conform to the requirements above are
 subject to be rejected without review.


 All papers must be submitted electronically according to the
 instructions in the submission site. The papers must be
 submitted no later than 12 p.m. Japan Standard Time November 15,
 2003. Papers submitted after that time will not be reviewed
 (Note that we no longer require early registration for papers.)

 Please consult the submission site in which instructions for
 electronic submission are provided. Questions regarding the
 submission process should be directed to


 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)


 Michael Kuehn	University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz
 Mun-Kew Leong	Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
 Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii	University of Tokyo, Tokyo


 Hsin-Hsi Chen		National Taiwan University, Taipei
 Jean-Pierre Chevallet	CNRS, Grenoble
 Fabio Crestani		University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
 Yoshihiko Hayashi		NTT Cyberspace Labs, Yokosuka
 Min Yen Kan			National University of Singapore, Singapore
 Nils Klarlund		Clairgrove LLC, New Jersey
 Gary Geunbae Lee		POSTECH, Pohang
 Mu Li			Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing
 Kathleen McCoy		University of Delaware, Newark
 Sung Hyon Myaeng		ICU, Daejeon
 Hwee Tou Ng			National University of Singapore, Singapore
 Manabu Okumura		Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo

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Message 2: CLIN 2003

Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 16:07:26 +0100
From: Bart Decadt <>
Subject: CLIN 2003

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 The 14th Meeting of Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands

		 Friday, December 19, 2003
		 University of Antwerp (Belgium)
		 Campus Drie Eiken (Wilrijk)

We are happy to announce the fourteenth CLIN meeting, which will be
hosted by the Centre of Dutch Language and Speech at the University of
Antwerp. The language of the conference will be English.


	"Natural Language Processing in Information Retrieval"
		 Thorsten Brants, Google Inc., USA.


Researchers are invited to present papers on all aspects of
computational linguistics. Authors should submit an abstract in
English. The abstract should contain:
- a title
- your name, address, affiliation, and email address
- a short outline of the paper (10-20 lines)

We strongly encourage authors to use the on-line submission form on
the CLIN 2003 website (see:

If you send your abstract by email (to, please
take care of sending it as plain ASCII.

If email is not possible, you can send your abstract to:

			 CLIN 2003
	 Centrum voor Nederlandse Taal en Spraak
	 Universiteit Antwerpen - Departement Germaanse
		 Universiteitsplein 1 - Gebouw A
		 2610 Wilrijk (Antwerpen)


	 Deadline for submission: November 03, 2003.
	 Notification of acceptance: November 10, 2003.
		 Conference: December 19, 2003.

The local organization committee of this year's meeting consists of
Bart Decadt, Guy Depauw, Veronique Hoste and Walter Daelemans.

A volume with proceedings of the thirteenth CLIN meeting (held
November 29, 2002, in Groningen) will be available at this year's
meeting. We intend to produce a volume of the proceedings of CLIN 2003
before CLIN 2004. Papers for these proceedings will have to be written
in English; they will be reviewed by a committee to be appointed in
due time.

		 For more information, visit:
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