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LINGUIST List 16.2359

Wed Aug 10 2005

Calls: Morphology/Syntax/USA; Computational Ling/USA

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        1.    Frederick Hoyt, 9th Annual Meeting of the Texas Linguistic Society
        2.    Vasile Rus, Trends in Natural Language Processing (FLAIRS 2006)

Message 1: 9th Annual Meeting of the Texas Linguistic Society
Date: 10-Aug-2005
From: Frederick Hoyt <fmhoytmail.utexas.edu>
Subject: 9th Annual Meeting of the Texas Linguistic Society

Full Title: 9th Annual Meeting of the Texas Linguistic Society
Short Title: TLS 9

Date: 04-Nov-2005 - 06-Nov-2005
Location: Austin, Texas, United States of America
Contact Person: Frederick Hoyt
Meeting Email: tlsuts.cc.utexas.edu
Web Site: http://webspace.utexas.edu/bighamds/TLS9.html

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Morphology;
Syntax; Typology

Call Deadline: 20-Aug-2005

Meeting Description:

TLS 9: The Morphosyntax of Lesser Studied Languages

Deadline Extension and Final Call for Papers
Texas Linguistics Society 9

The Morphosyntax of Lesser Studied Languages
University of Texas at Austin
November 4-6, 2005

EXTENDED DEADLINE: 12am PST, August 20th 2005.

The goal of TLS 9 is to provide a forum for the presentation of original
research on morphosyntactic phenomena in languages that are underrepresented in
the literature, that is, less studied languages and/or less-studied varieties of
more-represented languages.

We welcome the submission of papers on topics including (but not limited to):
voice, case-marking, agreement, cliticization, complex predicate formation, verb
serialization, noun incorporation, morphological blocking, lexical integrity,
word order variation.

In addition to the above stated goals, the conference encourages comparisons
between different theoretical frameworks.

Invited Speakers:
Rose-Marie Dechaine
Andrew Garrett
Lisa Green
Sam Mchombo
Stephen Wechsler

Organizing Committee
Douglas S. Bigham, Frederick Hoyt, Nikki Seifert, Alexandra Teodorescu, Jessica

Submission Guidelines
Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes for discussion).
Abstracts should be anonymous and confined to two pages (including examples and
references), with 1-inch margins and in 12-point type. Already published papers
will not be accepted. Submissions are limited to one singly authored and one
jointly authored abstract per author or two jointly authored abstracts.

Electronic submissions should be sent to tlsutsATcc.utexas.edu (replace 'AT'
with ''), Subject: TLS 9 abstract.

Please submit abstracts as an attachment to an e-mail message (do not include
abstracts in the body of a message). The body of the message should include the
information listed in 1-4 below. PDF versions are strongly preferred. If
necessary, PS, RTF, text, or Word submissions will be accepted. If a non-PDF
format is used, we discourage the use of nonstandard fonts, since we may not be
able to decipher them.

1. Name(s) of presenter(s)
2. Affiliation(s) of presenter(s)
3. Postal address, telephone number, and e-mail address
4. Title of the paper

Non-electronic submissions, with a separate sheet for the information in 1-4
above, should be mailed to the following address:

TLS9 Abstract Committee
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Linguistics
Calhoun Hall 501
1 University Station B5100
Austin, TX 78712-0198

Abstracts must be received by 12:00am (Pacific Standard Time) August 20 2005.
Notifications of acceptance or non-acceptance will be sent by September 15, 2005.

Please send requests for more information to tlsutsATcc.utexas.edu (replace 'AT'
with '' to send).
Message 2: Trends in Natural Language Processing (FLAIRS 2006)
Date: 08-Aug-2005
From: Vasile Rus <vrusmemphis.edu>
Subject: Trends in Natural Language Processing (FLAIRS 2006)

Full Title: Trends in Natural Language Processing (FLAIRS 2006)
Short Title: Trends in NLP/CL (FLAIRS)

Date: 11-May-2006 - 13-May-2006
Location: Melbourne Beach, United States of America
Contact Person: Vasile Rus
Meeting Email: vrusmemphis.edu
Web Site: http://www.cs.memphis.edu/~vrus/Flairs-06.html

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 21-Nov-2005

Meeting Description:

Trends in Natural Language Processing

Special Track at
the 19th International FLAIRS Conference
In cooperation with the American Association for Artificial Intelligence

Holiday Inn - Melbourne Oceanfront
Melbourne Beach, FL
May 11-13, 2006

Paper submission deadline: Monday, November 21, 2005.
Notifications sent by: Friday, January 20, 2006.
Camera Ready paper due: Monday, February 13, 2006.

Website: http://www.cs.memphis.edu/~vrus/Flairs-06.html

Call for Papers

The track on Trends in Natural Language Processing is a forum for researchers
working in natural language processing (NLP) / computational linguistics (CL)
and related areas. The rapid pace of development of online materials, most of
them in textual form or text combined with other media (visual, audio), has led
to a revived interest for tools capable to understand, organize and mine those
materials. Novel human-computer interfaces, for instance talking heads, can
benefit from language understanding and generation techniques with big impact on
user satisfaction. Moreover, language can facilitate human-computer interaction
for people with disabilities (no typing needed) and elderly leading to an ever
increasing user base for computer systems.

While papers and contributions on traditional basic and applied language
processing issues are welcome, the 2006 track will emphasize novel challenges to
the NLP/CL community: multilingual processing, learning environments, multimodal
communication, bioNLP, spam filtering, security, etc. We also encourage papers
in information retrieval, speech processing and machine learning that present
novel approaches that can benefit from or have an impact on NLP/CL.


We invite highly original papers that describe work in, but not limited to, the
following areas:

NL-based Knowledge Representations and systems
Lexical Semantics
Coreference Resolution
Word Sense Disambiguation
Text Cohesion and Coherence
Dialogue Management and Systems
Language Generation
Language Models
Human Computer Interfaces - in particular multimodal human-computer
communication and language as the only acceptable human-computer communication
channel for handicapped and elderly
Machine Learning applied to NL problems
Multilingual Processing
Standardization, Language Resources, Corpora Building and Annotation Languages
NL in Learning Environments
Semantic Web, Ontologies, Reasoning
Applications: Machine Translation, Summarization, Intelligent Tutoring, Question
Answering, Information Extraction, etc.

Submission Guidelines
Interested authors should format their papers according to AAAI formatting
guidelines. The papers should not exceed 6 pages and are due by November 21,
2005. Please note the change from 5 to 6 pages from the first CFP. Additional
pages (7 and more) have to be cleared by the program chairs and will be $100
each. The papers should not identify the author(s) in any manner. Authors should
indicate the special track if one exists that closely matches the topic of their
paper. All submissions will be done electronically via the FLAIRS web submission
system available through the paper submission site at

Conference Proceedings

Papers will be refereed and all accepted papers will appear in the conference
proceedings which will be published by AAAI Press. Selected authors will be
invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a special issue of the
International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools (IJAIT) to be published
in 2007.

Organizing Committee

Vasile Rus, The University of Memphis
Vivi Nastase, University of Ottawa

Programme Committee

Andrew Gordon, USC/ICT
Art Graesser, University of Memphis
Pamela Jordan, University of Pittsburgh
Nicoletta Calzollari, CNR, Italy
Claire Gardent, CNRS/LORIA
Tudor Muresan, Technical University of Cluj
Stephen Anthony, University of Sydney
Andrew Olney, University of Memphis
Rada Mihalcea, University of North Texas
Smaranda Muresan, Columbia University
Diana Inkpen, University of Ottawa
Peter Clark, Boeing
Zdravko Markov, Central Connecticut State University
Vasile Rus, The University of Memphis
Vivi Nastase, University of Ottawa
Constantin Orasan, University of Wolverhampton
Joyce Chai, Michigan State University
Max Louwerse, University of Memphis
Carlo Strapparava, IRST
Zygmunt Vetulani, Adam Mickiewicz University
Christian Hempelmann, Georgia Southern University
Roberto Navigli, University of Rome ''La Sapienza''

Further Information

Questions regarding the NLP Special Track should be addressed to the track
Vasile Rus at vrusmemphis.edu
Viviana Nastase at vnastasecsi.uottawa.ca

Questions regarding paper submission should be addressed to the FLAIRS-2006
program co-chairs:
Geoff Sutcliffe, University of Miami
Randy Goebel, University of Alberta

General questions concerning the conference should be addressed to the
FLAIRS-2006 conference co-chairs:
Philip Chan, Florida Institute of Technology
Debasis Mitra, Florida Institute of Technology

Special Tracks Chair
Barry O'Sullivan, University College, Cork

Invited Speakers
Alan Bundy, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Bob Morris, NASA Ames Research Center
Mehran Sahami, Stanford University and Google
Barry Smyth, University College Dublin, Ireland

Conference Web Sites
Paper submission: http://earth.cs.ccsu.edu/~flairs/submission.html
NLP Special Track web page: http://www.cs.memphis.edu/~vrus/Flairs-06.html
FLAIRS-2006 conference web page: http://www.indiana.edu/~flairs06/
Florida AI Research Society (FLAIRS): http://www.flairs.com

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