LINGUIST List 15.1004

Thu Mar 25 2004

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  1. Hellinger, Language and Gender
  2. pz, 3rd International Workshop On Computational Terminology

Message 1: Language and Gender

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 05:13:55 -0500 (EST)
From: Hellinger <>
Subject: Language and Gender

Language and Gender 

Date: 24-Jul-2005 - 29-Jul-2005
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
Contact: Marlis Hellinger
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Applied Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2004 
This is a session of the following conference: World Congress on
Applied Linguistics

Meeting Description:

At the 14th AILA World Congress, the Scientific Commission on
''Language and Gender'' will discuss two topical issues: (1) The
contribution of the study of language and gender to the solution of
gender-related conflicts in the community; and (2) Descriptions of
languages whose gender systems have so far received little

Call for papers

Dear all,

the 14th AILA World Congress will take place in Madison, Wisconsin,
USA, from July 24-29, 2005 (check out the AILA 2005 Website at As the convener of the ''Language and
Gender'' Scientific Commission, I am inviting contributions in the two
topical areas specified below.

Currently in the study of language and gender, the use of a large
variety of theoretical and methodological approaches can be
observed. While constructionist theories (with related approaches such
as the Community of Practice model) seem to dominate the field (to the
practical exclusion of essentialist models), many other important
frameworks are used such as variationist models,
cognitive/accommodation theory, classical Conversational Analysis and
Critical Discourse Analysis. A consensus has emerged among researchers
in language and gender that studies be responsive to the interests and
needs of the community of language users under investigation.

Papers are invited in the following two topical areas:

(1) Taking an explicitly applied perspective, the question should be
addressed of how the study of language and gender (in any of the above
frameworks) may contribute to the identification, evaluation, and
possibly solution of gender-related conflicts in the community of
speakers under investigation (e.g., the family, the peer group, the
classroom, the workplace, the public sphere, etc.).

(2) The gender systems of numerous languages in Africa, Asia, the
Americas, but also in Europe (e.g., Portuguese, Hungarian), remain
unanalysed. In continuation of the work as published by Hellinger &
Bussmann (2001-2003. Gender across languages. Amsterdam: Benjamins),
analyses are invited of the linguistic representation of women and men
in languages with diverse historical origins, typological affiliations
and structural properties.

Presentations will be 20 minutes in length followed by a brief
discussion period.

Abstracts should be ca. 200 words in length and include a brief
description of the project, the methodology and the data. Abstracts
should contain the title of the paper and the author's name,
affiliation, postal address, e-mail and phone number. Abstracts
should be sent to this e-mail address:
Deadline: April 30, 2004.

Prof. Dr. Marlis Hellinger
IEAS Linguistik
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Campus Westend
D-60323 Frankfurt am Main

Phone: +49(0)69-798-32530
Fax: +49(0)60-798-32531
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Message 2: 3rd International Workshop On Computational Terminology

Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 15:24:30 -0500 (EST)
From: pz <>
Subject: 3rd International Workshop On Computational Terminology

3rd International Workshop On Computational Terminology 
Short Title: COMPUTERM 2004 

Date: 29-Aug-2004 - 29-Aug-2004
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Contact: Sophia Ananiadou
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

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

Meeting Description:

The aim of this COLING workshop is to bring together NLP researchers
in Terminology and to discuss recent advances in computational
terminology and its impact in many NLP applications. Issues like
standardisation of terminological resources, constructing and updating
domain specific dictionaries and thesauri, systematic terminology
management will be addressed as they are a necessary component of any
NLP system dealing with domain-specific literature.

			 COMPUTERM 2004
		**Deadline extended to April 5, 2004**

 3rd International Workshop On Computational Terminology

			A Coling-2004 Workshop

Computational Terminology becomes an increasingly important aspect in
areas such as text mining, information retrieval, information
extraction, summarisation, document management systems,
question-answering systems, ontology building, etc. In text mining,
the acquisition of new knowledge is best captured in terms as they
denote new concepts. Terminological information is paramount to
knowledge mining from texts for scientific discovery and competitive
intelligence. Currently, scientific needs in emerging scientific
domains, such as biomedicine, coupled with the overwhelming amount of
textual data published daily, raised an additional interest to the
usefulness of terminology acquired and managed systematically and

Areas of interest

The 3rd workshop on Computational Terminology invites a range of papers
on substantial, original and unpublished research on areas of
computational terminology such as:

 * Mining terminology (NLP techniques for the acquisition and
 alignment of mono-lingual and multi-lingual terminology)

 * Structuring and managing terminology (term variation, term
 association discovery, term clustering and classification)

 * Terminological integration and update of resources (linking of
 terminological databases, thesauri, ontologies, (semi)-automatic
 update of terminological resources)

 * Applications of terminological information (term oriented IE, IR,
 QA, summarisation etc)

 * Evaluation of terminology

Submission format

Papers for workshop contributions should not exceed 8 pages (including
references, figures, etc.). Authors should follow the main conference
Coling style format. An additional title page should include the title,
author(s), affiliation(s), contact email address, postal address,
telephone, url (as a separate file as main submissions are anonymous).

Submissions should be sent via email, using ps or pdf format to:

Invited speaker

 Marie-Claude L'Homme (Université de Montréal):
 A Lexico-semantic Approach to the Structuring of Terminology

Important dates

 Deadline for submission of papers: **extended to April 5, 2004**
 Notification of acceptance: May 2, 2004
 Final camera-ready copy due: June 7, 2004
 COMPUTERM'04 workshop: August 29, 2004

Workshop Organisers

 Sophia Ananiadou (University of Salford, UK)
 Pierre Zweigenbaum (STIM/DSI/AP-HP, France)

Programme committee

 Olivier Bodenreider (NLM, US)
 Didier Bourigault (ERSS, France)
 Teresa Cabre (University Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
 Key-Sun Choi (KORTERM, KAIST, Korea)
 Beatrice Daille (IRIN, France)
 Pascale Fung (University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)
 Eric Gaussier (Xerox, France)
 Gregory Grefenstette (Clairvoyance Corp)
 Marie-Claude L'Homme (University of Montréal, Canada)
 Kyo Kageura (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
 Philippe Langlais (RALI, Canada)
 John McNaught (UMIST, UK)
 Goran Nenadic (UMIST, UK)
 Koichi Takeuchi (Okayama University, Japan)
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