LINGUIST List 15.1292

Sat Apr 24 2004

Calls: Computational Ling/Journal; General Ling/UK

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  1. Michel Simard, Journal of Natural Language Engineering: Special Issue on Parallel Texts
  2. patrick.honeybone, Linguistics Association of Great Britain Annual Meeting 2004

Message 1: Journal of Natural Language Engineering: Special Issue on Parallel Texts

Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 09:40:53 +0200
From: Michel Simard <>
Subject: Journal of Natural Language Engineering: Special Issue on Parallel Texts


Journal of Natural Language Engineering

Special Issue on PARALLEL TEXTS

Guest Editors:
Rada Mihalcea, University of North Texas
Michel Simard, Xerox Research Centre Europe


Parallel texts have become a vital resources for efficiently deriving
many multi-lingual text processing tools. This special issue is devoted
to advances in building and using parallel corpora. We invite papers on
all topics related to parallel texts, including but not limited to:

The collection, organization and processing of parallel corpora:
 - Identifying and harvesting parallel texts from the Web
 and other large collections
 - Evaluating the quality of parallel corpora (e.g. detecting
 omissions and gaps, translation errors or inconsistencies, etc.)
 - Sentence-, phrase- and word-level alignment
 - Alignment evaluation metrics and methods

Active uses of parallel corpora for:
 - Building multilingual lexical resources
 - Deriving language processing tools and resources for new
 - Annotating corpora (e.g. word-sense disambiguation)
 - Machine translation (e.g. statistical and example-based MT)
 - Machine-assisted translation (e.g. translation memories and
 interactive MT)
 - Cross-linguistic information retrieval and information extraction

While we invite submissions addressing any of the above topics, or
related issues, we particularly welcome work involving parallel corpora
addressing languages with scarce resources.


We are expecting full papers to describe original, previously
unpublished research, addressing issues related to the construction and
use of parallel texts.

Papers should be formatted according to the NLE journal instructions,
and should not exceed 15 pages. The preferred formatting system is
LaTeX, which can be used for direct typesetting, and a style file is
available through anonymous ftp from the following address: In case of
difficulty there is a helpline available on e-mail:

Send your submission (a PostScript or PDF file), prepared for anonymous
review, to both: Rada Mihalcea, University of North Texas, and Michel Simard, Xerox Research Centre Europe,


Paper submissions:		May 1, 2004
Notification of acceptance:	August 30, 2004
Final versions due:		November 30, 2004
Journal publication:		June, 2005


Lars Ahrenberg, Linkoping University
Susan Armstrong, ISSCO
Michael Barlow, Rice University
Ken Church, AT&T Labs Research
Ido Dagan, Bar-Ilan University
Jason Eisner, Johns Hopkins University
George Foster, University of Montreal
Pascale Fung, University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Eric Gaussier, Xerox Research Centre Europe
Ulrich Germann, University of Toronto
Daniel Gildea, University of Rochester
Julio Gonzalo, UNED
Cyril Goutte, Xerox Research Centre Europe
Gregory Grefenstette, Clairvoyance Corporation
Eduard Hovy, University of Southern California / Information Sciences 
Pierre Isabelle, Xerox Research Centre Europe
Hitoshi Iida, Tokyo University of Technology
Wessel Kraaij, TNO/TPD Netherlands
Philippe Langlais, University of Montreal
Elliot Macklovitch, University of Montreal
Dan Melamed, New York University
Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton
Hermann Ney, RWTH Aachen
Franz Och, Information Sciences Institute
Kemal Oflazer, Sabanci University
Kishore Papineni, IBM
Ted Pedersen, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Jessie Pinkham, University of Chicago
Andrei Popescu-Belis, ISSCO/TIM/ETI University of Geneva
Florence Reeder, MITRE
Philip Resnik, University of Maryland
Harold Somers, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
Hideki Tanaka, ATR Spoken Language Translation Research Laboratories
Arturo Trujillo, Canon Research Centre Europe
Jean Veronis, University of Provence
Clare Voss, Army Research Lab
Yorick Wilks, University of Sheffield
Dekai Wu, University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Kenji Yamada, Xerox Research Centre Europe


Natural Language Engineering is an international journal designed to
meet the needs of professionals and researchers working in all areas of
computerized language processing, whether from the perspective of
theoretical or descriptive linguistics, lexicology, computer science or
engineering. Its principal aim is to bridge the gap between traditional
computational linguistics research and the implementation of practical
applications with potential real-world use. As well as publishing
research articles on a broad range of topics from text analysis, machine
translation and speech generation and synthesis to integrated systems
and multi modal interfaces the journal also publishes book reviews. Its
aim is to provide the essential link between industry and the academic

Natural Language Engineering encourages papers reporting research with a
clear potential for practical application. Theoretical papers that
consider techniques in sufficient detail to provide for practical
implementation are also welcomed, as are shorter reports of on-going
research, conference reports, comparative discussions of NLE products,
and policy-oriented papers examining e.g. funding programs or market
opportunities. All contributions are peer reviewed.

Edited by John I. Tait
University of Sunderland, UK

Branimir K. Boguraev
IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, New York, USA

Christian Jacquemin

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Message 2: Linguistics Association of Great Britain Annual Meeting 2004

Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 13:02:58 -0400 (EDT)
From: patrick.honeybone <>
Subject: Linguistics Association of Great Britain Annual Meeting 2004

Linguistics Association of Great Britain Annual Meeting 2004 
Short Title: LAGB 2004 

Date: 30-Aug-2004 - 02-Sep-2004
Location: University of Surrey Roehampton, London, United Kingdom
Contact: Judith Broadbent
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 10-May-2004 

Meeting Description:

The 2004 Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great
Britain will be held at the University of Surrey Roehampton, from 30th
August to 2nd September. The local organiser will be Judith Broadbent

Members and non-members of the LAGB are invited to offer papers for
the Meeting. We welcome submissions on any topic in the field of
linguistics; papers are selected on their merits, and not according to
their subject matter or assumed theoretical framework.

For full information about the meeting, postgraduate bursaries and
details of how to submit an abstract, please consult the 'first
circular' which is available here:


* The Henry Sweet Lecture 2004 entitled '''Unborrowable' areal
traits'' will be delivered by Marianne Mithun (University of
California, Santa Barbara) on the evening of 30th August.

* There will also be a Workshop on 'Contact, borrowability, and
typology', related to the Henry Sweet lecture, and organised by Yaron
Matras (University of Manchester) and April McMahon (University of
Sheffield) on the afternoon of 30th August.

* The Linguistics Association Lecture 2004 on 'Null subjects, ellipsis
and empty categories' will be delivered by Anders Holmberg (University
of Durham) on 2nd September.

* There will also be a special, themed session on the topic of 'Null
subjects, ellipsis and empty categories', related to the Linguistics
Association Lecture, also on 2nd September, for which abstracts are
now invited. These should be submitted in the same way as abstracts
for the general sessions, but should be clearly marked that they are
intended for the special session.

* There will be a Language Tutorial on Michif, given by Peter Bakker
(University of Aarhus).

* There will be a session on 'Teaching linguistics to students of
Modern Languages' organised by the LAGB's Education Committee,
featuring Paul Rowlett (University of Salford) and Florence Myles
(University of Southampton).

Deadline for abstracts: Monday 10th May 2004. 
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