LINGUIST List 15.780

Fri Mar 5 2004

Calls: Historical Ling/Spain; Lexicography/Switzerland

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  1. valencianom, 16th International Conference of the Spanish Society for Medieval English Language and Literature
  2. zock, Enhancing and Using Electronic Dictionaries

Message 1: 16th International Conference of the Spanish Society for Medieval English Language and Literature

Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2004 15:13:54 -0500 (EST)
From: valencianom <valencianommixmail.com>
Subject: 16th International Conference of the Spanish Society for Medieval English Language and Literature

16th International Conference of the Spanish Society for Medieval
English Language and Literature

Short Title: SELIM 

Date: 07-Oct-2004 - 09-Oct-2004
Location: Seville-Spain, Spain
Contact: Julia Fernandez
Contact Email: selim16us.es 
Meeting URL: http://www.uniovi.es/SELIM/ 

Linguistic Sub-field: Historical Linguistics 
Subject Language: Middle English 
Subject Language Family: Germanic 

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2004 


Meeting Description:

SELIM (The Spanish Society for Medieval English Language and
Literature) will hold its 16th International Conference at the
University of Seville.We would like to invite all members of the
society and other scholars interested in the field to participate in
this event. SELIM (The Spanish Society for Medieval English Language
and Literature) will hold its 16th International Conference at the
University of Seville from October 7 to 9, 2004. We would like to
invite all members of the society and other scholars interested in the
field to participate in this event.

Participants interested in offering 20-minute papers (followed by a
10-minute discussion) must send a 100-to-250-word abstract (preferably
WordPerfect, MSWord, or RTF) by e-mail to the following address:
selim16us.es. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is April 30,
2004.

All submissions should include name(s) and institutional
affiliation(s) of the author(s), as well as telephone, fax, ordinary
mail and e-mail addresses. Please indicate also if you will need any
technical support for your presentation.
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Message 2: Enhancing and Using Electronic Dictionaries

Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2004 01:50:55 -0500 (EST)
From: zock <zocklimsi.fr>
Subject: Enhancing and Using Electronic Dictionaries

Enhancing and Using Electronic Dictionaries 
Short Title: Electronic dictionaries 

Date: 29-Aug-2004 - 29-Aug-2004
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Contact: Michael Zock
Contact Email: zocklimsi.fr 
Meeting URL: http://www.limsi.fr/Individu/zock/ 

Linguistic Sub-field: Lexicography 

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2004 


Meeting Description:

Post-Coling workshop on ''enhancements and uses of electronic
dictionaries'' ENHANCING AND USING ELECTRONIC DICTIONARIES organizers:
Michael Zock (Limsi, CNRS) & Patrick St. Dizier (Irit, CNRS)


INTRODUCTION

A dictionary is a vital component of any natural language processing
system. Its modern, digital form has considerable potential,
especially if it is extended and built in a way compatible with the
needs and habits of the average language user. There are many ways to
make an electronic dictionary useful for people in their daily tasks
of processing language. One could assist

1. reading and writing: adding a transliterator and a morphological
generator/parser to a dictionary would put the needed information at
the distance of a mouse click. Imagine someone trying to look up the
meaning (or translation) of a word in a script he can't read.

2. language learning: combining dictionaries with a parametrizable
flashcard system and a goal-driven exercice generator could help the
memorization and automation of words and basic syntactic patterns. In
such a system choosing a goal would trigger syntactic templates,
filling the latter with words would yield (simple) sentences.

3. lexical access (navigation): structuring the dictionary in a
similar way as the human mind, i.e. building an associative network
akin to WordNet, but with many more links in particular at the
syntagmatic axis, could assist the writer not only in finding new
ideas (brainstorming), but also the word he is looking for. Within
this framework, word access amounts to entering and navigating in a
huge, associative network. To build such a tool one could extract
associations from an encyclopedia, label and add them as links to a
resource like WordNet.

As one can see, there are numerous ways to enhance dictionaries. While
the new hardware offers many, sometimes surprising opportunities for
novel uses, seizing them requires some rethinking. This is the goal of
this one-day workshop.

In particular, we'd like to discuss interesting extensions and
enhancements of electronic dictionaries. For example, one could
consider merging different, thesaurus-like dictionaries and see what
kind of conceptual and navigational aids might be added to support the
language user: what are his needs, what information is he looking for?
Actually, a focus shift might be necessary to move from the data
(content and size of the dictionary) to their organisation and
access. As, what is a huge dictionary good for, if one cannot find the
information one is looking for?


TARGET AUDIENCE

The aim of this workshop is to bring together leading researchers
involved in the building of electronic dictionaries to discuss
modifications of existing resources in line with the users´┐ŻEuros^
needs (i.e. how to capitalize on the advantages of the digital
form). Given the breadth of the questions, we welcome reports on work
from many perspectives, including, but not limited, to linguistics,
computer science, psycholinguistics, language learning, and
ergonomics. We request that each contribution addresses computational
aspects.

TOPICS

We would like to invite papers addressing any of the following issues:

*type of information to be stored in the dictionary
*representation and structuring (indexing) of the data;
*management, visualization and useability of the data;
*access (aids for navigation, interface, 
*acquisition of lexical data (possibilities for editing entries
(annotation, updating);
*integration (combination of the dictionary with other ressources,
writer's workbench);
*uses of dictionaries by people (learning/teaching; writing) and by
machines (NLP).


SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Papers should be original, hence report on previously unpublished
work. Papers simultaneously submitted to other conferences should
reflect this fact on the title page.

As the review 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 the
http://www.issco.unige.ch/coling2004/ COLING 2004 formating
guidelines, available at:
http://www.issco.unige.ch/coling2004/coling2004downloads.html .

All submissions should be made by email to the following address :
zocklimsi.fr. They should consist of a single PDF file. Before
submitting your document, please verify that all non-standard fonts
are correctly embedded in your PDF file (you can do this by disabling
the ''Use Local Font'' option when viewing your document with Adobe's
Reader).

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


IMPORTANT DATES

* Deadline for workshop paper submissions: 1st May 2004 
* Notification of workshop paper acceptance: 1st June 2004 
* Deadline for camera-ready workshop papers: 15th June 2004 
* Workshop Date: 29th August 2004


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

* Michael Zock (Limsi-CNRS, Orsay, France) chair
* Patrick Saint Dizier (IRIT-CNRS, Toulouse, France)
 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

* Antonietta Alonge (University of Perugia, Italy)
* Christian Boitet (GETA, Grenoble, France)
* Nicoletta Calzolari (ILC-CNR, Pisa, Italy)
* Christiane Fellbaum (University of Princeton, USA)
* Graeme Hirst (University of Toronto, Canada)
* Mathieu Mangeot-Nagata (NII, Tokyo)
* Rada Mihalcea (University of North Texas, USA)
* Alain Polgare (OLST, University of Montreal, Canada)
* James Pustejovsky (University of Brandeis, USA)
* Gilles Saasset (GETA, Grenoble, France)
* Patrick Saint Dizier (IRIT-CNRS, Toulouse, France)
* Takenobu Tokunaga (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan)
* Dan Tufis (RACAI, Bucharest, Roumania)
* Jean Veronis (University of Aix en Provence, France)
* Piek Vossen (Irion Technologies, Delft, The Netherlands)
* Leo Wanner (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
* Michael Zock (Limsi-CNRS, France)


CONTACT

For any queries please contact Michael Zock: zocklimsi.fr
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