LINGUIST List 15.420

Mon Feb 2 2004

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  1. nicola.stokes, Human Language Technology Student Research Workshop
  2. Leonel Ruiz Miyares (Centro Ling. Aplicada), 9th International Symposium on Social Communication

Message 1: Human Language Technology Student Research Workshop

Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 06:36:37 -0500 (EST)
From: nicola.stokes <nicola.stokesucd.ie>
Subject: Human Language Technology Student Research Workshop

Human Language Technology Student Research Workshop 
Short Title: HLT/NAACL Student Research Workshop

Date: 02-May-2004 - 02-May-2004
Location: Boston, MA, United States of America
Contact: Nicola Stokes
Contact Email: hlt-naacl04-studentcs.columbia.edu 
Meeting URL: http://inismor.ucd.ie/~nstokes/hlt-naacl04-student/ 

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 08-Feb-2004 

Meeting Description:

Student researchers are invited to submit their work to the upcoming
HLT/NAACL 2004 Student Workshop. The main mission of the workshop is
to provide feedback for students' work in progress. Original and
unpublished research is invited on all aspects of speech, information
retrieval, and computational linguistics, but we encourage research
that is in the intersection of two or three of these areas. 

!!! EXTENDED DEADLINE !!!

HLT/NAACL 2004 Student Research Workshop at The Human Language
Technology Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association
for Computational Linguistics 2004,(HLT/NAACL 2004).
www.hlt-naacl04.org

May 2nd, 2004, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Extended paper submission deadline: February 8th, 2004.

1. General Invitation for Submissions

Student researchers are invited to submit their work to the upcoming
HLT/NAACL 2004 Student Workshop. The main mission of the workshop is
to provide feedback for students' work in progress. Original and
unpublished research is invited on all aspects of speech, information
retrieval, and computational linguistics, but we encourage research
that is in the intersection of two or three of these areas.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following areas.

Speech processing, including:
- Speech recognition,
- Speech generation,
- Speech dialogue systems,
- Speech understanding,
- Multilingual issues in speech processing.

Natural language processing, including:
- Text summarization,
- Question answering,
- Information extraction,
- Machine translation of speech and text,
- Parsing,
- Discourse analysis,
- Sense disambiguation,
- Natural language generation,
- Development of language resources e.g. lexicons, ontologies,
treebanks, proposition banks, and frame banks,
- Computational analysis of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax,
semantics, pragmatics, discourse, style,
- Linguistic, mathematical and psychological models of language,
- Understanding of human communication e.g. natural language
interfaces, dialogue structure and dialogue systems, message and
narrative understanding systems,
- HLT system evaluation.

Information Retrieval, including:
- Statistical NLP and machine learning for IR,
- NLP for IR,
- Cross-lingual and multilingual IR,
- Language modeling for IR,
- Text representation and indexing,
- Text classification (categorization or clustering),
- TDT and TREC tasks: novelty detection, filtering, topic tracking,
event clustering, story segmentation,
- Interfaces, visualization, interactive IR,
- IR evaluation, experimental design and metrics.

The conference will also feature tutorials, workshops and demos. See
the main HLT/NAACL 2004 page at www.hlt-naacl04.org for more
information.

Submission and paper formatting details can be found on the workshop
website: http://inismor.ucd.ie/~nstokes/hlt-naacl04-student/


2. Important Dates

February 8th, 2004	EXTENDED DEADLINE: Submission of papers due.
March 1st, 2004		Notification of acceptance/rejection of papers.
March 15th, 2004 Camera-ready papers due.
May 2nd, 2004		Workshop begins.

3. Contact Information

Student Workshop Chairs
Ani Nenkova, Columbia University.
Nicola Stokes, University College Dublin, Ireland.
Karen Livescu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Email to hlt-naacl04-studentcs.columbia.edu will be forwarded to all
area coordinators.

Student Workshop Faculty Advisors
Lisa Ballesteros, Mount Holyoke College.
Eric Fosler-Lussier, Ohio State University.
Amanda Stent, Stony Brook University.
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Message 2: 9th International Symposium on Social Communication

Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 16:50:02 -0500
From: Leonel Ruiz Miyares (Centro Ling. Aplicada) <leonellingapli.ciges.inf.cu>
Subject: 9th International Symposium on Social Communication

9th International Symposium on Social Communication
Center of Applied Lingusitics
Santiago de Cuba
24-Jan-2005 - 28-Jan-2005

The Center of Applied Linguistics of the Santiago de Cuba's branch of
the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment is pleased to
announce the Ninth International Symposium on Social
Communication. The event will be held in Santiago de Cuba January 24
through the 28, 2005. This interdisciplinary event will focus on
social communication processes from the points of view of Linguistics,
Computational Linguistics, Medicine, Voice Processing, Mass Media, and
Ethnology and Folklore.

The Symposium will be also sponsored by:
. University of Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
. Higher Institute for Medical Sciences Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
. Pedagogical University "Frank Pais Garcia" Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
. African Cultural Center "Fernando Ortiz" Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
. Provincial Branch of Ministry of Culture, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
. Heredia Teather, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
. Melia - Santiago de Cuba Hotel
. University of Twente Enschede, The Netherlands
. Institute for Computational Linguistic, Pisa, Italy
. Knowledge Web, Ireland
. Basque Country University, Spain
. Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden
. University of Malaga, Malaga, Spain

Authors will be allowed to present only one paper pertaining to the
following disciplines:

1. Linguistics:
- Spanish and foreign language teaching
- Spanish as a second language
- Applied Linguistics
- Phonetics and Phonology
- Lexicology and Lexicography
- Morphology and Syntax
- Anthropology Linguistics
- Textual Linguistics and Pragmalinguistics
- Terminology
- Translations

2. Computational Linguistics:
- Software related to linguistic research
- Automated grammatical tagging of texts
- Electronic dictionaries
- Software related to the teaching of mother tongues and foreign
languages
- Related issues

3. Voice Processing:
- Applications of analysis, synthesis and voice-recognition
- Artificial intelligence and voice processing

4. Medical specialties related to speech and voice and with Social
Communication in general:
- Logopedy and Phoniatry
- Neurology
- Otorhinolaryngology
- Stomatology

5. Mass Media:

- Linguistic research related to the speech of journalists, actors and
radio and television announcers
- Textual Analysis of radio and television programs, and of print and
electronic media articles

6. Ethnology and Folklore:
- Research related to Social Communication

Activities that will take place within the event are:
- Pre-Symposium seminars
- Discussion of papers in commissions
- Master conferences
- Round Table

PRE-SYMPOSIUM SEMINARS

The Symposium will be preceded by two seminars that will be taught by
prestigious specialists to be announced. The seminars will take place
Monday, January 24th of 2005 and will focus on the following subjects:
- Corpus Linguistics: current studies
- Lexicology and Lexicography: trends and updates
Participants should say in advance what pre-symposium seminars they
want to take part in. An additional fee of 25.00 USD will be charged
for each seminar. Participation certificates will be available.

ROUND TABLE

A round table entitled " The Mass Media: its impact in the use of
language" will be held on the occasion of the IX International
Symposium on Social Communication.

MASTER LECTURES

During the symposium two master lectures will be delivered by:

- Prof. Dr. Nicoletta Calzolari
 Professor and Researcher
 Institute for Computational Linguistics
 Pisa, Italy

- Prof. Dr. Ruslan Mitkov
 Professor and Researcher
 University of Wolverhampton Hermann Ney
 United Kingdom

The other two master lectures will be announced as soon as possible.

ABSTRACTS

The deadline of submission of paper abstracts is July 1st, 2004. They
should not exceed 250 words. Notification of acceptance of a paper by
the Symposium's Scientific Committee will be sent before July 30th,
2004.

PAPERS

To enable the Organizing Committee to include the Proceedings as part
of the Symposium's documentation -as we did in the 5th ('97), 6th
('99), 7th (2001) and 8th (2003) Symposiums-, accepted papers must be
sent before September 15, 2004, with the following requirements:

1. The paper will not exceed 5 pages including graphics, footnotes and
bibliography.
2. It should be written using Word 6.0 or Word 7.0 for Windows and
sent to the Symposium's Executive Secretary either via e-mail
(attachment) or by mailing a 3-inch diskette.
3. Each page must be written in an A4 (mail type) format with left,
right, top, and bottom margin of 2.5 cm.
4. The paper must be written in one of the event's official languages:
Spanish, English, French or Portuguese.

Instructions for paper submission:

1. Write down the authors' names, one under the other, at the left top
of the first page, all in Arial bold capital letters, 9 points (Word
6.0 or 7.0). Under the authors' names should appear in bold (only
initials capital letters) the institution, city, country and e-mail
address if available.
2. In a separate line, at the center, the title of the paper must be
written in Arial bold, Italics, 10 points size letters.
3. The text will follow -not in bold- with the same Arial letter, 9
points size and leaving one space between lines.
4. Paragraphs will have no indentation. Spaces between paragraphs
will be of 3 points.
5. Section titles will be written in Arial bold, 9 points size and
sub-sections titles will be written in Arial Italic, 8 points size.
6. Footnotes will appear at the end of each page in Arial 8 points
size letters.

Presentation time will be 15 minutes and 5 minutes for discussion.

Authors must advise in advance if they will need a tape recorder,
video set, computer or other kind of equipment for presentation.

All mail or inquiries should be addressed to:

Dr. Eloina Miyares Bermudez
Secretaria Ejecutiva del Comite Organizador
IX Simposio Internacional Comunicacion Social
Centro de Linguistica Aplicada
Apartado Postal 4067, Vista Alegre
Santiago de Cuba 4, Cuba 90400
Telephones: 53-22-642760, 53-22-656141
E-mail: leonellingapli.ciges.inf.cu

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: Spanish, English, French and Portuguese

REGISTRATION FEE

Speakers and Delegates
200.00 USD

Companions
100.00 USD

Payment must be in cash during registration and it covers a copy of
the Proceedings where your paper is printed, all other documentation
related to the event, speaker's certificate, welcome cocktail and
other cultural activities. Companions will have access to all of the
above, except copies of the Proceedings.

ACCOMODATION

The Organizing Committee guarantees accommodation in 3, 4, and 5 star
hotels with preferential prices for participants in the event.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

- Abstract Submission deadline: July 1st, 2004
- Notification on paper's approval by Scientific Committee: by July
30, 2004
- Delivery of papers either by e-mail or by mail using 3-inch
diskette: September 15, 2004
- Pre-Symposium seminars: January 24th, 2005
- 9th International Symposium on Social Communication: January 25
through 28, 2005

OTHER ASPECTS OF INTEREST

Santiago de Cuba, located at some 900 kms from Havana, is Cuba's
second largest city. Its economic, cultural and social importance in
Cuban history is unquestionable. Santiago is also the capital of the
province with the same name. Surrounded by the green mountains of the
Sierra Maestra range and the Caribbean Sea, Santiago is unique in its
geography and beautiful landscape. Its surroundings make the city one
of the most important tourist attractions on the entire island. The
Organizing Committee, in coordination with the city's tourist agencies
will offer visiting delegates a host of options allowing participants
to enjoy the city's beauty and charm.

SCIENTIFIC AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

President of Honor:
Dr. Rosa Elena Simeon Negrin
Minister of Science, Technology
and the Environment
Republic of Cuba

Nicasio Via Davila
Representative of the Ministry of
Science, Technology and the Environment
Santiago de Cuba
Cuba

Eloina Miyares Bermudez
Executive Secretary
Ninth International Symposium on Social Communication
Center of Applied Linguistics
Santiago de Cuba
Cuba

Vitelio Ruiz Hernandez
Emeritus Academic
Academy of Science of Cuba
Center of Applied Linguistics
Santiago de Cuba
Cuba

Leonel Ruiz Miyares
Director of Center of Applied Linguistics
Santiago de Cuba
Cuba

Marcos Cortina Vega
Rector University of Oriente
Ministry of Higher Education
Santiago de Cuba
Cuba

Nayra Pujals Victoria
Rector Higher Institute for
Medical Sciences
Ministry of Public Health
Santiago de Cuba
Cuba

Ena Elsa Velazquez Cobiella
Rector Pedagogical University "Frank Pais"
Ministry of Education
Santiago de Cuba
Cuba

Anton Nijholt
Professor and Researcher
Twente University
Enschede, Holland

Nicoletta Calzolari
Scientific Director
Institute for Computational Linguistics
Pisa, Italy

Daniela Ratti
Researcher
Institute for Computational Linguistics
Pisa, Italy

Lucia Marconi
Researcher
Institute for Computational Linguistics
Pisa, Italy

Claudia Rolando
Researcher
Institute for Computational Linguistics
Pisa, Italy

Paola Cutugno
Researcher
Institute for Computational Linguistics
Pisa, Italy

Gloria Corpas Pastor
Professor and Researcher
University of Malaga
Malaga, Spain

Nancy Cristina Alamo Suarez
Researcher
Center of Applied Linguistics
Santiago de Cuba
Cuba

Celia Maria Perez Marques
Researcher
Center of Applied Linguistics
Santiago de Cuba
Cuba

Celia Esther Alvarez Moreno
Center of Applied Linguistics
Santiago de Cuba
Cuba

Mercedes Cathcart Roca
Professor and Researcher
Faculty of Humanities
University of Oriente
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Ercilia Estrada Estrada
Scientific Council
Center of Applied Linguistics
Santiago de Cuba
Cuba

Miladys Diodene Adame
Ministry of Education
Santiago de Cuba
Cuba

Martha Cordies Jackson
Director and Researcher
African Cultural Center "Fernando Ortiz"
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Dieter Fensel
Researcher
Knowledge Web, Ireland

Jens Allwood
Professor and Researcher
Univeristy of Goteborg
Goteborg, Sweden

Asa Abelin
Professor and Researcher
Univeristy of Goteborg
Goteborg, Sweden

Professor and Researcher
Basque Country University
Spain

Xabier Artola Zubillaga
Professor and Researcher
Basque Country University
Spain

Xabier Arregi Iparragirre
Professor and Researcher
Basque Country University
Spain
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