LINGUIST List 15.609

Mon Feb 16 2004

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  1. Gilles.Serasset, Multilingual Linguistic Resources
  2. dg2004, Recent Advances in Dependency Grammar

Message 1: Multilingual Linguistic Resources

Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 04:51:00 -0500 (EST)
From: Gilles.Serasset <>
Subject: Multilingual Linguistic Resources

Multilingual Linguistic Resources 
Short Title: MLR2004 

Date: 28-Aug-2004 - 28-Aug-2004
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Contact: Gilles Serasset
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics ,Language Description
,Translation ,Lexicography

Call Deadline: 07-May-2004 
This is a session of the following conference: 20th International
Conference on Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

 Call for Papers

 COLING-2004 Workshop:

 Multilingual Linguistic Resources

 Geneva Switzerland 28 August 2004


In an ever expanding information society, most information systems are
now facing the ''multilingual challenge''. Lexical resources play an
essential role in these information systems. Such lexical resources
need to provide information on many languages in a common framework
and should be (re)usable in many applications (for automatic or human

Many centers have been involved in national, european and
international projects dedicated to building harmonized language
resources and creating expertise in the maintenance and further
development of standardized linguistic data. These resources include
dictionaries, lexicons, thesauri, wordnets, and annotated corpora
developed along the lines of best practices and
recommendations. However, since the late 90's most efforts in scaling
up these resources remain the responsibility of the local authorities,
usually, with very low funding (if any) and few opportunities for
academic recognition of this work.

Hence, it is not surprising that many of the resource holders and
developers have become reluctant to give free access to the latest
resources. It is therefore currently rather unclear what the actual
status is of these language resources.

The goal of this workshop is to study problems involved in the
development/management/reuse of lexical resources in a multilingual
context. Moreover, this workshop will provide a forum for reviewing
the state of language resources. The workshop is meant to bring to the
international community qualitative and quantitative information about
the most recent developments in the area of linguistic resources and
their use in applications.

As the workshop takes place in Europe, special attention will be given
to submissions on resources for European languages (especially Central
and Eastern European languages), but submission of innovative
developments involving any language will be welcome.

The intent of the workshop is not only to review academic developments
but also to hear from industry, how these resources are used in new
technology developments and what the current needs are in the field.
Presentations, project notes and position papers are welcome.

 Authors of papers on multilingual linguistic ressources are
encouraged to apply. Papers could be on - but not limited to - any of
the following topics:

* models for language/application-independent linguistic data
*linguistic data acquisition and maintenance
*building multilingual linguistic resources
*lexical architectures to link data between languages
*use of linguistic resources for applications in a multilingual
*reuse of existing lexical resources in a specific multilingual
*human use of lexical resources in a multilingual context
*quality evaluation and standardization


Papers should be original, previously unpublished work. They should
emphasize completed work rather than intended work. Papers that are
being submitted to other conferences must reflect this fact on the
title page.

As the reviw process will not be blind, papers should contain the
names and affiliations of authors.

Submissions must be electronic only, and should consist of full papers
of max. 8 pages (inclusive of references, tables, figures and
equations), project notes and position papers should not exceed 4
pages. Authors should follow COLING 2004 formatting guidelines,
available at:

All submissions should be made through the MLR2004 workshop web site's
submission form (url: Submissions should
consist in a single PDF file. Before submitting your document, please,
verify that all non-standard fonts are correctly embedded in your PDF
document (you can verify it by disabling the ''Use Local Font'' option
when viewing you PDF document using Adobe Reader).

 Formatting requirements for the final version of accepted papers
will be posted as soon as they become available.

 Deadline for submission of Papers: May 7th 2004
 Notification of Acceptance: June 2nd 2004
 Deadline for final paper submission: June 16th 2004
 Workshop: August 28th 2004

Gilles Sérasset, GETA-CLIPS, IMAG, Université Joseph Fourier -
Grenoble I, France
Susan Armstrong, ISSCO, Université de Genève, Suisse
Christian Boitet, GETA-CLIPS, IMAG, Université Joseph Fourier -
Grenoble I, France
Andrei Popescu-Belis, ISSCO, Université de Genève, Suisse
Dan Tufis, RACAI, University of Bucharest, Romania

Gilles Sérasset GETA CLIPS-IMAG, Université Joseph Fourier -
Grenoble I, France (chair)
Susan Armstrong ISSCO, Université de Genève, Switzerland
Pushpak Battacharya IIT, Mumbai, India
Igor Boguslavski IITP, Moscow, Russia
Christian Boitet GETA CLIPS-IMAG, Université Joseph Fourier -
Grenoble I, France
Pierrette Bouillon ISSCO, Université de Genève, Switzerland
Jim Breen Monash University, Australia
Nicoletta Calzolari CNR, Pisa, Italy
Dan Cristea University Al.I.Cuza Iasi, Romania
Patrick Drouin OLST, University of Montréal, Canada
Sanae Fujita NTT, Kyoto, Japan
Ulrich Heid IMS-CL, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Hitoshi Isahara CRL, Nara, Japan
Kyo Kageura NII, Tokyo, Japan
Chuah Choy Kim USM, Penang, Malaisie
Mathieu Mangeot NII, Tokyo, Japan
Alain Polguère OLST, University of Montréal, Canada
Andrei Popescu-belis ISSCO, Universiteé de Genève, Switzerland
Jean Senellart SYSTRAN, France
Mandel Shi Xiamen University, China
Virach Sornlertlamvanich CRL Asia, NECTEC, Bangkok, Thailand
Pr. Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii Tokyo University, Japan
Philippe Thoiron CRTT, Université de Lyon 2, France
Dan Tufis RACAI, Uni Bucharest, Romania
Michael Zock LIMSI, Paris, France

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Message 2: Recent Advances in Dependency Grammar

Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 04:14:09 -0500 (EST)
From: dg2004 <>
Subject: Recent Advances in Dependency Grammar

Recent Advances in Dependency Grammar

Date: 28-Aug-2004 - 29-Aug-2004
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Contact: Geert-Jan Kruijff
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 21-Apr-2004 
This is a session of the following conference: 20th International
Conference on Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Following the regular program of the main conference, workshops on
current topics in Computational Linguistics will be held on 28th-29th,
August 2004, at the conference venue. Workshops will normally last one
day, but may extend to a second day if required. Proposals by
qualified individuals interested in organising a workshop are

			 Workshop on


			 August 28th, 2004

	 To be held in conjunction with COLING 2004
	 [ ]

Over the last years, there has been a strong revival of interest for
dependency grammar, following up on, and contributing to, the recent
advances in formal grammar and in computational linguistics.
Dependency grammar is, however, more of a ''perspective'' on grammar
than a singular framework, which has led to a great variety of
proposals making this perspective more concrete.

The last workshop dedicated purely to dependency grammar was the
Dependency Grammar workshop organized in conjunction with ACL-COLING
1998 in Montreal [ ].
The goal of the current workshop is to offer a dedicated forum where
the community can present and assess recent advances in dependency
grammar, discuss issues, progress and prespectives, and to foster new

To make optimal use of the workshop format, we plan to mix paper
presentations with a poster session (1.30h), and allow for enough time
for discussion around paper presentations (25+10).

We would like to invite submissions to the workshop on any theme
relating to dependency grammars.


The format and length requirements will be the same as for full papers
for COLING 2004. See [ ] or [ ] for more details.


Papers should be sent to [ ]. The paper
should be an attachment in PDF format and the heading on the email
should read ''PAPER SUBMISSION''. Notification of acceptance or
rejection will be sent to the originating email address.


All papers must be written and presented in English


Accepted papers and posters will be published in a proceedings
volume. For the workshop to take place, the COLING 2004 organizers
require at least 20 participants to register for the
workshop. Speakers and participants are therefore asked to register
via the official COLING 2004 site as soon as possible.

 Apr 21 Deadline full papers and posters
 May 26 Notification
 Jun 16 Final versions of full papers, posters/short papers due
 Jun 24 Submission camera ready proceedings

 Geert-Jan Kruijff Saarland University, Saarbrücken (co-chair)
 Denys Duchier LORIA, Nancy (co-chair)
 Alexander Dikovsky Universite de Nantes, Nantes
 Dick Hudson University College London, London
 Sylvain Kahane University Paris 10 - Nanterre
 Alexander Koller Saarland University, Saarbrücken
 Vladislav Kubon Charles University, Prague
 Wolfgang Menzel Hamburg University, Hamburg
 Glyn Morrill Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona
 Joachim Niehren INRIA Futurs, Lille
 Joakim Nivre Vaxjo University, Vaxjo
 Alain Polguère University of Montreal, Montreal
 Owen Rambow Columbia University, New York
 Petr Sgall Charles University, Prague


All inquiries should be sent to [ ] with
the SUBJECT heading ''INQUIRY''. Please note that general
organizational details (registration, accommodation, etc.) are taken
care of by COLING 2004, not by the workshop organizers.
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