LINGUIST List 15.1154

Thu Apr 8 2004

Calls: General Ling/Norway; Applied Ling/UK

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  2. v.s.uren, EKAW 2004 Workshop on the Application of Language and Semantic Technologies to support Knowledge Management Processes

Message 1: Demoting the Agent: Passive and Other Voice-related Phenomena

Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2004 06:18:24 -0400 (EDT)
From: torgrim.solstad <torgrim.solstadgerman.uio.no>
Subject: Demoting the Agent: Passive and Other Voice-related Phenomena

Demoting the Agent: Passive and Other Voice-related Phenomena 

Date: 25-Nov-2004 - 27-Nov-2004
Location: Oslo, Norway
Contact: Torgrim Solstad
Contact Email: torgrim.solstadgerman.uio.no 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics ,Linguistic Theories
,Pragmatics ,Semantics ,Syntax ,Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-May-2004 

Meeting Description:

The workshop aims at bringing together researchers representing
different perspectives on passives and other voice-related
phenomena.

Demoting the Agent: Passive and other Voice-related phenomena

2nd Call for Papers

Workshop at the University of Oslo
November 25-27, 2004


Invited Speakers

Elisabet Engdahl, Gothenburg University
Suzanne Kemmer, Rice University
Anneliese Pitz, University of Oslo
Sten Vikner, University of Aarhus

The passive has constituted an important area of research in modern
linguistics since the introduction of transformational grammar. Though
there is little controversy of what constitutes the relevant data,
several quite different perspectives on passive constructions have
been developed. Whereas formal syntacticians and semanticist have
focused on the contrast in argument structure concerning the
active-passive diathesis, functionalist approaches have mostly dealt
with differences in discourse participant prominence and other
distinctions related to what one might term as information structure.

There has also been an increasing interest in more typologically
diverse data which has lead to research in other voice-related
phenomena such as medium constructions and antipassives. No general
agreement has been reached on the treatment of any of these phenomena,
either.

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers representing
different perspectives on passives and other voice-related
phenomena. Unifying theoretical approaches will be especially
appreciated. Some of the diversity in the research in the field can be
seen as related to, but not limited to the following:

- formal linguistic perspectives
- functional linguistic perspectives
- syntax-semantics: compositionality
- pragmatics: non-explicitness concerning agentivity
- information structure

We want to encourage multi-language perspectives, especially those
contrasting two or more languages. Papers dealing with data from
parallel corpora are welcome.

Partial reimbursement may be possible for those speakers who cannot
attend the workshop otherwise.


Submission Procedure

All authors should submit an anonymous abstract. The length of
abstracts for talks should be at most 2 single-column pages, including
examples and references. All submissions should also include a
separate cover page specifying the author's name, affiliation,
address, and e-mail address and title of the paper.

The abstracts should be submitted electronically in one of the
following formats: Word/RTF, ASCII, Postscript or PDF. They should be
sent to the following e-mail-address:

torgrim.solstadgerman.uio.no

All submitted papers that are received in time will be refereed by the
programme committee and may be accepted for full presentation (45 min
+ 15 min for discussion) at the workshop and publication in the
pre-workshop proceedings, or for a poster presentation.


Important Dates

Abstracts due: May 15
Acceptance notice: June 15
Final versions due for proceedings: October 15
Workshop dates: November 25-27


Program committee

Elisabet Engdahl, Benjamin Lyngfelt, Anneliese Pitz, Torgrim Solstad,
Kjell Johan Saeboe


Organisation

The workshop is organised by Benjamin Lyngfelt, Gothenburg University
and Torgrim Solstad, University of Oslo


Funding: Research project ''Languages in contrast'' 
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Message 2: EKAW 2004 Workshop on the Application of Language and Semantic Technologies to support Knowledge Management Processes

Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2004 09:56:42 -0400 (EDT)
From: v.s.uren <v.s.urenopen.ac.uk>
Subject: EKAW 2004 Workshop on the Application of Language and Semantic Technologies to support Knowledge Management Processes

EKAW 2004 Workshop on the Application of Language and Semantic
Technologies to support Knowledge Management Processes

Date: 08-Oct-2004 - 08-Oct-2004
Location: Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Contact: Victoria Uren
Contact Email: v.s.urenopen.ac.uk 
Meeting URL: http://kmi.open.ac.uk/people/victoria/ekaw/ 

Linguistic Sub-field: Applied Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 01-Jul-2004 

Meeting Description:

This workshop aims to promote discussion of issues and priorities for
the utilisation of language technologies in knowledge management and
for the integration of language and semantic technologies. Call For
Contributions - EKAW 2004 Workshop on the Application of Language and
Semantic Technologies to support Knowledge Management Processes

http://kmi.open.ac.uk/people/victoria/ekaw/
 
 
Companies worldwide have access to repositories of millions of
documents online via intranets and data-warehouses. These documents
are an invaluable resource of information on customers, competitors
and technical expertise within the company. However because the
knowledge is stored in unstructured text format it is hard to capture,
share and reuse. The combination of Human Language and Semantic Web
technologies presents an opportunity to improve the capabilities of
the next generation of knowledge management tools. This workshop aims
to promote discussion of issues and priorities for the utilisation of
language technologies in knowledge management and for the integration
of language and semantic technologies.

We are looking for innovative approaches, theoretical frameworks, and
practical applications. Position papers and demonstrations are invited
on the following list of topics, but work on related topics is also
welcome:

Multi-lingual systems, 
Information Extraction, 
Ontology Learning, 
Document Indexing, Retrieval and Browsing, 
Approaches to Semantic Annotation, 
Smart Browsing, 
Semantic Search, 
Question Answering, 
Enterprise Content Management. 

The Workshop is taking place as part of the 14th International
Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW
2004) 5-8th October 2004 - Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire, UK
http://kmi.open.ac.uk/events/ekaw/

INVITED SPEAKER

Siegfried Handschuh (AIFB Karlsruhe) has agreed to give a keynote
talk. He is an expert in the field of annotation and co-editor with
Steffen Staab of ''Annotation for the Semantic Web'' (IOS Press,
2003).

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper Submission Deadline 1st July 2004 
Notification of Acceptance 22nd July 2004
Camera-ready Copy Deadline 24th August 2004 
Workshop 8th October 2004

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

Authors should submit their paper electronically as a PDF file. The
first page of submitted papers should include: title, author names,
affiliations, postal addresses, electronic mail addresses, telephone
and fax numbers for all authors, and a brief abstract. All
correspondence will be sent to the author mentioned as contact person
in the electronic title page (by default, the first
author). Submissions of upto 7 pages in length are expected. These
should be printable on A4 paper with at least 1 inch margins on all
sides. Authors are encouraged to use the Springer style files
available at http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. At least
one author must register for the workshop.

Send papers by email to Philipp Cimiano on or before June 30th 2004.

Submission Address : cimianoaifb.uni-karlsruhe.de

CONTACT PERSON

General enquiries about the workshop should be addressed to Victoria
Uren
Contact Address: v.s.urenopen.ac.uk


ORGANIZERS

Philipp Cimiano, AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany.
Fabio Ciravegna, Natural Language Processing Group, University of
Sheffield, UK
Enrico Motta, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK.
Victoria Uren, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK.

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Philipp Cimiano, AIFB, University of Karlsruhe 
Fabio Ciravegna, University of Sheffield 
Enrico Motta, KMi, Open University 
Victoria Uren, KMi, Open University 
Maria Vargas-Vera, KMi, Open University 
Marko Grobelnik, Josef Stefan Insitute, Ljubljana 
Andreas Hotho, AIFB Karlsruhe 
Paul Buitelaar, DFKI Saarbr├╝cken 
Siegfried Handschuh, AIFB, University of Karlsruhe 
Steffen Staab, AIFB, University of Karlsruhe
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