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LINGUIST List 16.1422

Wed May 04 2005

Calls: Computational Ling/Rep. of Korea; Applied Ling

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        1.    Gina-Anne Levow, 4th SIGHAN Workshop on Chinese Language Processing
        2.    Amani Elshimi, On the Road to Sustainable Excellence: Communicating across the Curriculum


Message 1: 4th SIGHAN Workshop on Chinese Language Processing
Date: 03-May-2005
From: Gina-Anne Levow <levowcs.uchicago.edu>
Subject: 4th SIGHAN Workshop on Chinese Language Processing


Full Title: 4th SIGHAN Workshop on Chinese Language Processing
Short Title: SIGHAN4

Date: 14-Oct-2005 - 15-Oct-2005
Location: Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Contact Person: Gina-Anne Levow
Meeting Email: levowcs.uchicago.edu
Web Site: http://www.sighan.org/swclp4/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (CHN)

Call Deadline: 31-May-2005

Meeting Description:

Growing interest in Chinese Language Processing is leading to the development of
resources such as annotated corpora, automatic word segmenters, part-of-speech
taggers and parsers. As more resources have become available recently, it is
crucial to create a platform that allows easy exchange of information and data
and the comparison of different approaches to various NLP tasks. The SIGHAN
workshops provide a forum where the latest research in these areas can be shared.

IJCNLP-05 in Korea will provide an opportunity to bring together again
influential as well as aspiring researchers from Hong Kong, Mainland China,
Singapore, and Taiwan and other interested Chinese language researchers from
around the world, to deliberate and interact on a range of NLP issues.

The first day of the workshop will consist of papers on all aspects of Chinese
language processing. The second half-day of the workshop will present results
from the Second International Chinese Segmentation Bakeoff to be held in the
summer of 2005.

Call for Papers
4th SIGHAN Workshop on Chinese Language Processing
http://www.sighan.org/swclp4/

IJCNLP-05 Workshop
October 14-15, 2005
Jeju Island, Korea

Background and Goals

The Second SIGHAN Workshop held in Sapporo with ACL2003 included the First
International Chinese Word Segmentation Bakeoff, where 12 systems from Industry
and Academia from six countries and regions were evaluated, generating
significant interest. The Third SIGHAN Workshop held in Barcelona followed on
with wide-ranging technical presentations and began planning a Fourth SIGHAN
workshop with a new bakeoff.

IJCNLP-05 in Korea will provide an opportunity to bring together again
influential as well as aspiring researchers from Hong Kong, Mainland China,
Singapore, and Taiwan and other interested Chinese language researchers from
around the world, to deliberate and interact on a range of NLP issues.

The first day of the workshop will consist of papers on all aspects of Chinese
language processing, including but not limited to:

* word segmentation,
* POS tagging,
* parsing,
* lexical semantics,
* word sense disambiguation,
* lexicon acquisition,
* corpus development,
* discourse processing,
* generation,
* cross-lingual information retrieval, and
* machine translation.



The second half-day of the workshop will present results from the Second
International Chinese Segmentation Bakeoff to be held in the summer of 2005.
Participants will choose from five training and testing corpora. The bakeoff is
being organized by Tom Emerson (Basis Technology, Corp.) and Jianfeng Gao
(Microsoft Research). Information, including information on the task, important
dates, and submission of working papers will be made available on the SIGHAN
website.
http://www.sighan.org/bakeoff2005/
A SIGHAN business meeting will discuss lessons learned and future plans.

Important dates:
Paper submissions due: May 31, 2005
Notification of acceptance: June 24, 2005
Camera-ready due: July 23, 2005
Workshop dates: October 14-15, 2005

Submission Information

Paper submissions must be anonymous and are limited to at most 8 pages including
references, figures, etc. Authors are required to follow the guidelines of
IJCNLP-05 workshop style, by hopefully using either the LaTeX style file or the
MS Word document template shown in the IJCNLP-05 style file page. Only
electronic submissions will be accepted. Please upload your submission in PDF
(preferred), PostScript, or MS Word to the following address:

http://www.sighan.org/swclp4/submit/

Each submission should also specify the author's name, affiliation, postal
address, email address and title as requested on the upload site. For more
information, contact the workshop organizers by using the e-mail address below.
Email: levowcs.uchicago.edu

Workshop website
http://www.sighan.org/swclp4/


Program committee:

Gina-Anne Levow - University of Chicago, USA (co-chair)
Chu-ren Huang - Academia Sinica, Taiwan (co-chair)
Joyce Chai - Michigan State Univ, USA
Keh-Jian Chen - Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Tom Emerson - Basis Technology Corp, U.S.A.
Pascale Fung - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
K.L.Kwok - Queens College, USA
Tom Lai - City Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Qin Lu - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Qing Ma - Ryukoku University, Japan
Sun Maosong - Tsinghua University, China
Masaki Murata - Communications Research Laboratory, Japan
Shimei Pan - IBM, USA
Richard Sproat - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Keh-Yih Su - Behavior Design Corporation, Taiwan
Benjamin Tsou - City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Dekai Wu - Hong Kong Science and Technology University, Hong Kong
Nianwen Xue - Univ. of Pennsylvania, USA
Qiang Zhou - Tsinghua University, China



Contact person:
Gina-Anne Levow
University of Chicago
1100 E 58th St
Chicago, IL 60637 USA
Email: levowcs.uchicago.edu
Phone: +1-773-702-5680
Fax: +1-773-702-8487
Message 2: On the Road to Sustainable Excellence: Communicating across the Curriculum
Date: 03-May-2005
From: Amani Elshimi <ashimiaucegypt.edu>
Subject: On the Road to Sustainable Excellence: Communicating across the Curriculum



Full Title: On the Road to Sustainable Excellence: Communicating across the
Curriculum
Short Title: AUCCxC

Date: 11-Nov-2005 - 12-Nov-2005
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Contact Person: Amani Elshimi
Meeting Email: ashimiaucegypt.edu
Web Site: http://www.aucegypt.edu/academic/wpconference/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Writing Systems

Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2005

Meeting Description:

Through interdisciplinary dialog, we aim to foster a learning community that
values written and oral communication as tools for cognitive development and
inquiry-based learning , thus empowering students to explore, assess and create
- a place where passion for knowledge is inspired, rhetorical skill promoted and
civic responsibility instilled. Learning excellence in all disciplines can be
cultivated and sustained.

''On the Road to Sustainable Excellence: Communicating Across the Curriculum''
The American University in Cairo, Egypt: Nov. 11 - 12, 2005.
http://www.aucegypt.edu/academic/wpconference/.

Keynote Speaker:
Chris Anson, Director of the Campus Writing and Speaking Program at North
Carolina State University
http://www.home.earthlink.net/~theansons/Portcover.html

Areas of interest across the curriculum:
Critical Thinking and problem-based learning
Cross-cultural issues
Instructional technology and electronic communication
Information literacy
Intellectual property across disciplines
Assessment
Research and documentation styles
CAC in EFL contexts
Learning resource and writing centers
Service learning
Ethics/values/civic responsibility
Genre Analysis
Standards and program development
Administration and funding
Interdisciplinary connections
Rhetoric associates/Peer tutoring

Call for Papers:
To submit a proposal you need the following:
*A completed proposal form
*A 250-word abstract
*A 50-word summary for the program book
*A 35-word biography for each presenter
Deadline for proposals: 30 June 2005.
For further information contact the organizers at cacpropaucegypt.edu

Conference Fees:
-Non-Resident Participants: 50 USD
-Resident Participants (local and foreign):50 L.E.
-AUC community: Free admission



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