LINGUIST List 14.3286

Sat Nov 29 2003

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  1. kyonghee.paik, Asian Symposium on Natural Language Processing to Overcome Language Barriers
  2. dal, International Conference on Deverbal Nouns

Message 1: Asian Symposium on Natural Language Processing to Overcome Language Barriers

Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2003 00:41:58 -0500 (EST)
From: kyonghee.paik <kyonghee.paikatr.co.jp>
Subject: Asian Symposium on Natural Language Processing to Overcome Language Barriers


Asian Symposium on Natural Language Processing to Overcome Language
Barriers

Date: 25-Mar-2004 - 26-Mar-2004
Location: Hainan Island, China
Contact: Tatsuya Izuha
Contact Email: tatsuya.izuhatoshiba.co.co.jp 
Meeting URL: http://www.ieice.org/iss/nlc/jpn/symposium2004e.html

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 05-Jan-2004

Meeting Description:

The deadline for paper submissions has been extended to January 5,
2004 from December 2, 2003. Call for Extended Abstracts:

 ### The deadline for paper submissions has been extended ###
 ### to January 5, 2004 from December 2, 2003. ###

Asian Symposium on Natural Language Processing to Overcome Language
Barriers

Organized by:
The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
(IEICE)
Technical Group on Natural Language Understanding and Models of
Communication (NLC)
Technical Group on Thought and Language (TL)

Supported by:
Communications Research Laboratory (CRL)

- Description

The Internet has made it easy to access to a vast amounts of information
and to connect with people all over the world. However, there are numerous
barriers to effective information access and efficient communication. One
of these is language differences. Gaps between different kinds of media,
such as speech and text, also decrease the efficiency of information access.
The handicapped and the aged are faced with many more barriers than these.
 This symposium aims to bring together NLP researchers in Asia and to
discuss how language barriers can be overcome by applying Natural
Language Processing.
 
The symposium will be held immediately following the 1st International
Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJC-NLP-04). The
official language will be English.

- Date and place

 March 25-26, 2004, Hainan Island, China

 ( Immediately following the 1st International Joint Conference
 on Natural Language Processing [IJC-NLP-04,
 http://afnlp.org/gita_link_doc/IJCNLP-04.htm] )

- Topics of interest

Papers are solicited on topics with a focus on NLP aimed at overcoming
of language barriers. In addition to completed work, work in progress
and on-going projects are welcomed. Topics of interest include, but
are not limited to:

 * Cross-lingual information access and communication
 Machine translation
 Speech translation
 Cross-lingual information retrieval / question answering
 Multilingual automatic summarization
 Language education

 * Cross-media information access
 Text retrieval / question answering by speech
 Multimedia data retrieval

 * Information access and communication for the handicapped and the
aged
 Closed-caption generation
 Sign language translation
 Braille transcription

 * Basic technology for making language barrier-free
 Natural language analysis
 Natural language generation

- Special events

 We are planning to have several special events during the symposium
 (see following), which will be open to the symposium participants.

 Invited academic talks by Prof. Ed Hovy of ISI, USC and
 Prof. Tiejun Zhao of Harbin Institute of Technology.
 Invited talk on the Asian Broadband Project of Japanese Ministry
of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications.
 Panel discussion on e-learning by Asian researchers.
 Tutorial on statistical NLP.

- Submission

 * Initial Submission (Extended Abstracts)

 Please submit one A4 sheet paper that describes your original and
 unpublished work. Abstracts that have been or will be submitted in
 parallel with other conferences or workshops that have proceedings
 are not eligible for submission.

 The submission receipt deadline is January 5, 2004. To submit a paper,
 e-mail to sympo2004eel.rdc.toshiba.co.jp
 with:
 (1) Submission letter including
 - title
 - key words
 - author names and affiliations
 - address and phone number of the corresponding author
 - presentation style
 a. Oral b. Poster
 * Please note that this requirement cannot always be met.
 (2) Paper submission in
 MS Word(.doc), Adobe Acrobat(.pdf), or Postscript(.ps)

 The paper should begin with the title and the names and affiliations of
 all authors. A Double-column style is strongly recommended for the
 main body of the paper. The paper can include Tables and Figures.
 Sample files for MS Word and LaTex are available at
 http://www.ieice.org/iss/nlc/jpn/symposium2004e.html

 An acknowledgment email will be sent to the corresponding author upon
 receiving each submission. The authors are advised to contact the
 PC Chair (either by email to tatsuya.izuhatoshiba.co.jp, or by phone
 +81-44-549-2239) if they do not receive the acknowledgement
 by January 8.

 * Notification of acceptance

 The submitted one-page papers will be reviewed for acceptance
 at the symposium. Notification of acceptance will be sent via
 e-mail on January 19, 2004.

 * Final Submission (Full Papers)

 Final manuscripts are due by February 23,2004.
 Please post a hard copy of your final manuscript to the address below.

 IZUHA Tatsuya, Toshiba Corporation,
 Corporate Research & Development Center
 1, Komukai Toshiba-cho, Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki 212-8582, Japan
 E-mail: tatsuya.izuhatoshiba.co.jp
 tel: +81-44-549-2239
 fax: +81-44-520-1308

 The page limit for final papers is eight pages.
 Instructions on formatting will be announced later.

- Important Dates

 * Initial submission January 5, 2004
 (Extended abstracts)
 * Notification January 19, 2004
 * Final submission February 23, 2004
 (Full papers)
 * IJC-NLP-04 March 22-24,2004
 * Symposium March 25-26,2004

- Organizing Committee

 ISAHARA Hitoshi (Co-chair) - Communications Research Laboratory
 NITTA Yoshihiko (Co-chair) - Nihon University
 AKIBA Tomoyoshi
 - National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
 INUI Kentaro - Nara Institute of Science and Technology
 UTSURO Takehito - Kyoto University
 FUKUMOTO Jun'ichi - Ritsumeikan University
 NAKANO Mikio - Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation

- Program Committee

 IZUHA Tatsuya (Chair) - Toshiba Corporation
 Asanee KAWTRAKUL - Kasetsart University
 CHEN Kuang-hua - National Taiwan University
 FUJII Atsushi - University of Tsukuba
 IKEDA Takashi - Gifu University
 KIKUI Genichiro - ATR Spoken Language Translation Research Labs.
 KISHIDA Kazuaki - Surugadai University
 KITAMURA Mihoko - Oki Electric Industry
 MATSUBARA Shigeki - Nagoya University
 MURATA Masaki - Communications Research Laboratory
 NAKAIWA Hiromi - ATR Spoken Language Translation Research Labs.
 OKUMURA Manabu - Tokyo Institute of Technology
 SANO Hiroshi - Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
 SASAOKA Hisayuki - Asahikawa National College of Technology
 SUZUKI Masami - ATR Media Information Science Labs.
 TAKAHASHI Naoto
 - National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
 UCHIMOTO Kiyotaka - Communications Research Laboratory
 Virach SORNLERTLAMVANICH
 - CRL Thai Computational Linguistics Laboratory
 WANG Haifeng - Toshiba (China) Corporation, R&D Center
 ZHOU Ming - Microsoft Research Asia

- Contact Information

 IZUHA Tatsuya, Toshiba Corporation
 Corporate Research & Development Center
 E-mail: tatsuya.izuhatoshiba.co.jp
 tel: +81-44-549-2239
 fax: +81-44-520-1308

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Message 2: International Conference on Deverbal Nouns

Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2003 03:29:52 -0500 (EST)
From: dal <daluniv-lille3.fr>
Subject: International Conference on Deverbal Nouns


International Conference on Deverbal Nouns

Date: 23-Sep-2004 - 25-Sep-2004
Location: Lille, France
Contact: Daniele Monseur
Contact Email: deverbalnounsuniv-lille3.fr

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2004

Meeting Description:

Deverbal nouns are a crucial topic of linguistic inquiry because their
analysis involves problems of morphology, syntax and semantics and can
shed light on the interfaces between these components. Abstracts are
invited on all questions pertaining to deverbal nouns. Calendar:
* Submission deadline: February 15th 2004
* Notification of acceptance: May 1st 2004
* Preliminary programm: June 15th 2004
* Conference: september 23rd-25th 2004
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