LINGUIST List 15.3284
Mon Nov 22 2004
Calls: Computational Ling/Mexico; Psycholing/USA
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Universal Networking Language (UNL), other Interlinguas and their Applications
18th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing
Message 1: Universal Networking Language (UNL), other Interlinguas and their Applications
From: Alexander Gelbukh <sixth.confcicling.org>
Subject: Universal Networking Language (UNL), other Interlinguas and their Applications
Full Title: Universal Networking Language (UNL), other Interlinguas and their
Date: 16-Feb-2005 - 16-Feb-2005
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Contact Person: Alexander Gelbukh
Meeting Email: gelbukhcicling.org
Web Site: http://www.cicling.org/2005/UNL.htm
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Language
Description; Lexicography; Semantics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation
Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2004
This workshop will be devoted to the presentation of various approaches to
the development and use of interlinguas. Interlinguas are primarily
developed for machine translation, but it is obviously not the only
application in which a meaning representation formalism, (relatively)
neutral with respect to language, can be used. Other applications include
information retrieval and dissemination, summarization, knowledge mining,
and multilingual generation.
Among the existing interlinguas, special attention will be given to UNL
(Universal Networking Language). This language is the basis of a large
international effort initiated by the United Nations University and aimed
at multilingual communication on the Internet. We hope that the groups
engaged in UNL activities will present the current state of affairs.
The workshop seeks original papers on all aspects of interlinguas. Topics
of interest include, but are not limited to, classical issues and novel
applications, such as:
Interlingua-based MT systems and multilingual generation.
Issues related to novel applications of interlinguas: information
dissemination, retrieval and extraction based on interlingual
representations, creation of multilingual documents and their integration
into Internet-based dissemination systems.
Interlingual representations and interlingual lexicons as linguistic
resources that can be integrated into NLP systems, and, conversely,
existing resources which can be incorporated into interlingual systems.
State of the art of the UNL modules for various languages.
Evaluation of interlingual representations.
Multilingual applications and services.
Internet-based multilingual information dissemination.
Multilingual information retrieval and information extraction
Multilingual documents processing.
Igor Boguslavsky (chair)
Alexander Gelbukh (chair)
All the accepted papers will be published in a special issue of the journal
Research on Computing Science, ISSN 1665-9899. This issue will be also
supplied with an ISBN.
The format for submissions is the same as for CICLing-2005 conference
(http://www.CICLing.org), see Format instructions there (ignore the paper size
limit indicated there).
Submissions are to be sent by email in pdf or rtf format to:
Edmundo Tovar (etovarfi.upm.es).
The workshop will consist of two half-day sessions. For the first session,
we invite submissions related to all aspects of the interlingua
development. The second session will be devoted exclusively to UNL and will
be of more practical orientation. We will begin by identifying some
linguistic phenomena which caused difficulties for UNL encoding in various
experiments and provoked disagreement among the encoders. Then we will
propose and discuss some ways of overcoming these problems and, finally, we
will have a practical encoding exercise aiming at testing and solidifying
solutions arrived at during the discussion.
30th November, 2004: Deadline for submissions
15th December: Notification of acceptance
10th January, 2005: Firm deadline for final version submission (camera-ready)
Tentatively 16th February: Workshop
CONTACT AND MORE DETAIL
Message 2: 18th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing
From: Erin O'Bryan <erin74yahoo.com>
Subject: 18th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing
Full Title: 18th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing
Short Title: CUNY 2005
Date: 31-Mar-2005 - 02-Apr-2005
Location: Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
Contact Person: Thomas G. Bever
Meeting Email: cuny2005mail.sbs.arizona.edu
Web Site: http://research.sbs.arizona.edu/cuny2005/
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2004
The CUNY Sentence Processing conference is a forum for the presentation of
research on theoretical, experimental, and computational approaches to
human sentence processing.
Abstracts are solicited for talks and posters presenting theoretical,
experimental, and/or computational research on any aspect of human sentence
processing. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously, and will be considered
for both the general conference sessions and the special sessions.
Additional information about the special sessions will be posted on the
conference web site.
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: December 15, 2004, 11:59PM Arizona
Standard Time (Mountain Standard Time, GMT -7:00).
All abstracts must be submitted electronically on the conference web site.
You may submit your abstract by uploading a pdf, rtf, or text file OR by
pasting it into a text box on the electronic submission page.
Your abstract must not exceed 400 words. You may also include examples,
references and data summaries. This additional material, taken together,
should not exceed 15 lines of text. Abstracts that exceed the word-limit or
'creatively' use the 15 lines of text to extend the abstract may be
rejected without review. The title is not included in the 400 word count.
The uploaded file should not include the author/title information, which
will be entered in a separate place on the submission web page.
You will be asked to specify whether you wish the abstract to be considered
as either a talk or a poster, poster only, or talk only. The first (and
default) category means that you would be willing to present your work as a
poster should the abstract not be accepted for the spoken sessions.
Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent by January 31, 2005.
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