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  1. retore, Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics 2005 5th International Conference
  2. bls, 31st Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society

Message 1: Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics 2005 5th International Conference

Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2004 13:47:53 -0400 (EDT)
From: retore <retorelabri.fr>
Subject: Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics 2005 5th International Conference


Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics 2005 5th International
Conference
Short Title: LACL 2005

Date: 28-Apr-2005 - 30-Apr-2005
Location: Bordeaux, France
Contact: Maxime AMBLARD
Contact Email: lacllabri.fr
Meeting URL: http://lacl.labri.fr/

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics, Discourse Analysis,
Linguistic Theories, Philosophy of Language, Pragmatics, Semantics,
Syntax

Call Deadline: 03-Jan-2005

Meeting Description:

LACL 2005 (Bordeaux, France; April 28-30 2005, chaired by Ph. Blache
and E. Stabler, http://lacl.labri.fr) is the fifth international
conference on the Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics, a
series published in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence /
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNAI/LNCS) series of
Springer. Computer scientists, linguists, mathematicians and
philosophers are invited to submit, before January 3rd 2005, their
work on the use of logical methods in computational linguistics and
natural language processing, for the analysis, generation or
acquisition of natural language.

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 L A C L 2 0 0 5

Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics - Fifth International
 Conference
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	28-29-30 avril 2005, Bordeaux (France)
		http://lacl.labri.fr/
	CNRS - INRIA - Universit�s Bordeaux 1 & 3
**********************************************************************
Submission deadline: Monday 3 January 2005

LACL conference series 
--------------------- 
LACL-2005 is the 5th edition of a series of international conferences
on logical and formal methods in computational linguistics. It
addresses in particular the use of proof theoretic and model theoretic
methods for describing natural language syntax and semantics, as well
as the implementation of natural language processing software relying
on such models. A selection of the 1995 articles appeared in a special
issue of the Journal of Logic, Language and Information (7:4,
1998). The proceedings of the international conferences LACL`96,
LACL`97, LACL`98 et LACL`2001 appeared in the series Lecture Notes in
Artificial Intelligence (volumes 1328, 1582, 2014, 2099) published by
Springer.

Topics
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Computer scientists, linguists, mathematicians and philosophers are
invited to present their work on the use of logical methods in
computational linguistics and natural language processing, in natural
language analysis, generation or acquisition.

*	logical foundation of syntactic formalisms
*	categorial grammars
*	minimalist grammars
*	dependency grammars
*	tree adjoining grammars
*	model theoretic syntax
*	formal language theory for natural language processing
*	data-driven approaches

* logic for semantics of lexical items, sentences, discourse 
 and dialog
*	discourse representation theory
*	Montague semantics
*	compositionality
*	dynamic logic
*	game semantics
*	situation semantics
*	generative lexicon

* applications of these models to natural language processing
*	software for natural language analysis
*	software for acquiring linguistic resources
*	software for natural language generation
*	software for information extraction
* question answering and human computer interaction in natural
 language
*	evaluation
*	scalability

Submission format and publication
--------------------------------
Articles should be written in the LaTeX format of LNCS/LNAI by
Springer should not exceed 16 pages (including figures, bibliography,
possible apendices). Articles, in PDF format, should be sent by email
to lacllabri.fr. Accepted papers, after revision if needed, will be
published as a volume of the LNAI/LNCS series by Springer-Verlag.

Scientific inquiries:
--------------------
Philippe Blache blachelpl.univ-aix.fr
Edward Stabler stablerucla.edu

Practical inquiries :
--------------------
Joan Busquets busquetsu-bordeaux-3.fr
Richard Moot mootlabri.fr
Brigitte Larue-Bourdon +33 5 40 00 69 30

Important dates:
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Paper submission deadline : Monday 3rd January 2005
Notification of acceptance : Monday 14th February 2005
Camera-ready papers due : Monday 28th February 2005
LACL conference : Thursday 28th, Friday 29th, and Saturday 30th April
2005

Program committee :
------------------
Philippe Blache (co-chair)(CNRS LPL Aix-en-Provence)
Edward Stabler (co-chair)(University of California, Los Angeles CA)
Johan Bos (University of Edinburgh)
Joan Busquets (Universit� Bordeaux 3 & ERSS-CNRS & INRIA-Futurs)
Henning Christiansen (Roskilde Universitetscenter, Roskilde)
Veronica Dahl Simon Fraser University, Vancouver)
Denys Duchier (INRIA-Lorraine & LORIA, Nancy)
Marc Dymetman (Xerox Research Center Europe Grenoble)
Sandiway Fong (University of Arizona, Tucson AZ)
Kim Gerdes (Universit� Bordeaux 3 & ERSS-CNRS & INRIA-Futurs)
Philippe de Groote (INRIA-Lorraine & LORIA, Nancy)
Gerhard J�ger (Universit�t Potsdam)
Marcus Kracht (University of California, Los Angeles CA)
Alain Lecomte (Universit� Grenoble 2)
Uwe M�nnich (Universit�t T�bingen)
Michael	Moortgat (Universiteit Utrecht)
Richard	Moot (CNRS LaBRI & INRIA-Futurs) 
Glyn Morrill (Universitat Polit�cnica de Catalunya, Barcelona)
Gerald Penn (University of Toronto)
Christian Retor� (Universit� Bordeaux 1 & LaBRI-CNRS & INRIA-Futurs)
Maarten	de Rijke (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
James Rogers (Earlham College, Richmond IN)
Vijay Shanker (University of Delaware, Newark DE)
Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh)

Organizing committee :
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Joan Busquets (co-chair) (Universit� Bordeaux 3 & ERSS-CNRS &
INRIA-Futurs)
Richard	Moot (co-chair)	(CNRS LABRI & INRIA-Futurs)
Maxime Amblard (Universit� Bordeaux 1 & LaBRI-CNRS & INRIA-Futurs)
Catherine Girard (INRIA-Futurs)
Patrick	Henry (CNRS LaBRI & INRIA-Futurs)
Brigitte Larue-Bourdon	(INRIA-Futurs)
Jean-Louis Lassartesses	(Universit� Bordeaux 1)
Christian Retor� (Universit� Bordeaux 1& LaBRI-CNRS & INRIA-Futurs)


LACL 2005 web site: http://lacl.labri.fr
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Message 2: 31st Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society

Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 19:19:02 -0400 (EDT)
From: bls <blssocrates.berkeley.edu>
Subject: 31st Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society


31st Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society
Short Title: BLS 31

Date: 18-Feb-2005 - 20-Feb-2005
Location: Berkeley, CA, United States of America
Contact: Rebecca Cover
Contact Email: blssocrates.berkeley.edu
Meeting URL: http://www.linguistics.berkeley.edu/BLS/

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2004

Meeting Description:

The conference will consist of a General Session, a Parasession and a
Special Session.

GENERAL SESSION

The General Session will cover all areas of linguistic interest. We
encourage proposals from diverse theoretical frameworks and also
welcome papers on language-related topics from disciplines such as
Anthropology, Cognitive Science, Literature, Neuroscience and
Psychology.

Invited speakers:
 TBA

PARASESSION: ''Prosodic Variation and Change''

The Parasession aims to explore synchronic variation and historical
change in all areas of prosody, including syllable structure, metrical
structure, stress, accent, tone, and intonation. We invite
submissions addressing pathways and general principles of prosodic
change. In addition, we invite papers on prosodic variation, broadly
construed: across related languages and dialects, within an
individual's grammar, and within speech communities. Papers from a
wide range of perspectives are encouraged.

Invited speakers:
 Jos� Hualde, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
 TBA

SPECIAL SESSION: ''Languages of West Africa''

The Special Session will discuss languages of West Africa (from
Cameroon west). We welcome submissions on all aspects of West African
languages, including syntax, semantics, phonology, phonetics,
morphology, pragmatics, historical issues, and sociolinguistics. We
particularly encourage papers on minority and understudied languages,
language contact, and cross-linguistic comparison.

Invited speakers:
 Denis Creissels, Universit� Lumi�re Lyon 2
 Paul Newman, Indiana University, Bloomington
 Russell Schuh, University of California, Los Angeles

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
Abstracts must be received in our office (not postmarked) by

 *** 5:00 p.m. PST, November 15, 2004 ***

An author may submit at most one single and one joint abstract. In
case of joint authorship, one address should be designated for
communication with BLS. Abstracts should be as specific as possible,
with a statement of topic, approach and conclusions, and may be at
most 400 words (not including data and references, which may be placed
on the reverse side). 10 copies of an anonymous, one-page
(8.5''x11'') abstract should be sent, along with a 3''x5'' card
listing:
 (1) paper title
 (2) session (General/Para/Special)
 (3) name(s) of author(s)
 (4) affiliation(s) of author(s)
 (5) address where notification of acceptance should be sent
 (6) phone number for each author
 (7) email address for each author
 (8) subfield (syntax, phonology, etc.)

 SEND ABSTRACTS TO
 BLS 31 Abstracts Committee
 1203 Dwinelle Hall
 Berkeley, CA 94720-2650

Abstracts may also be submitted via e-mail. Only those abstracts
formatted as ASCII text, PDF, or Microsoft Word (Mac version
preferred) can be accepted. Electronically submitted abstracts should
have the author's name as filename, followed by the appropriate file
extension. The text of the message must contain the information
requested in (1)-(8) above. We cannot accept faxed abstracts. Send
electronic submissions to <blssocrates.berkeley.edu>.

PRESENTATION AND PUBLICATION
Presentations are allotted 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for
questions. Presented papers are published in the BLS
Proceedings. Authors agree to provide camera-ready copy (up to 12
pages) by May 15, 2005.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
All attendees, including presenters, must register for the
conference. For advance registration, we can accept only checks or
money orders drawn on US banks in US dollars, made payable to the
Berkeley Linguistics Society.

 Received in our office by February 1, 2005:
 Students $20
 Non-students $40

 On-site, or received after February 1, 2005:
 Students $25
 Non-students $55

 SEND ADVANCE REGISTRATION TO:
 BLS 31 Registration
 1203 Dwinelle Hall
 Berkeley, CA 94720-2650

BLS will arrange ASL interpretation if requested before Dec. 1, 2004.

We may be contacted:

Email: blssocrates.berkeley.edu
Website: http://www.linguistics.berkeley.edu/BLS/

Updates will be posted to our website. The conference schedule will be
posted in January.
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