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Sat Feb 12 2005

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        1.    Amund Tveit, Session on Natural Language Processing and Text Mining in Medicine at KES 2005
        2.    Valerie Sultan, 11th Annual Conference on Language, Interaction and Culture


Message 1: Session on Natural Language Processing and Text Mining in Medicine at KES 2005

Date: 10-Feb-2005
From: Amund Tveit <amund.tveitidi.ntnu.no>
Subject: Session on Natural Language Processing and Text Mining in Medicine at KES 2005


Full Title: Session on Natural Language Processing and Text Mining in
Medicine at KES 2005
Short Title: NaTeMed2005

Date: 14-Sep-2005 - 16-Sep-2005
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact Person: Amund Tveit
Meeting Email: amund.tveitidi.ntnu.no
Web Site: http://eventseer.idi.ntnu.no/NATEMED2005.html

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics;
Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2005

Meeting Description:

Natural Language Processing and Text Mining techniques are needed for
efficient utilization of the large volumes of available medical narrative.
This session will focus on theory and techniques for interpretation of
unstructured and semistructured text in the medical context, as applied on
clinical notes, admission and discharge notes, patient records,
publications (e.g. from MEDLINE and HighWire), medical patents, medication
handbooks, and other relevant medical sources.

Important Topics:
We request submissions for 20 minute presentations reporting research on
Natural Language Processing and Text Mining in Medicine. Possible topics of
interest include, but are not limited to:

- Anaphora resolution
- Automatic ontology construction
- Benchmark datasets
- Clinical vocabularies, Domain models and Ontologies
- Discourse analysis
- Evaluation and Metrics
- Information/entity/noun-phrase extraction
- Knowledge Representation
- Machine translation
- Novelty/outlier detection
- Preprocessing (e.g. Tokenization, Stemming)
- Quality and Robustness of methods
- Querying and Question answering
- Scalable/Parallel Methods
- Semantic parsing
- Sentiment analysis
- Text Classification/Clustering/Categorization
- Text summarization and generation
- Topic detection and tracking
- Word sense disambiguation

Session Organizers:
- Torbjørn Nordgaard [0,2] (torbjornhf.ntnu.no)
- Oeystein Nytroe [1,2] (nytroeidi.ntnu.no)
- Amund Tveit [1,2] (amundtidi.ntnu.no)
- Thomas Brox Roest [1,2] (broxidi.ntnu.no)

[0] Department of Linguistics
[1] Department of Computer and Information Science (IDI)
[2] Norwegian Center for Patient Record Research (NSEP) at
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU),
Trondheim, Norway

Program Committee:
- Xiaohua Tony Hu, Drexel University, USA
- Jan Komorowski, LCB, Uppsala University, Sweden
- Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, U.A.E
- Knut Magne Risvik, Yahoo Inc.
- Michael Schroeder, BioZ, Technological University Dresden, Germany
- Ruck Thawonmas, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Publication:
All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of reference, originality,
significance, soundness and clarity. At least two referees will review each
submission independently. Accepted papers, after revision according to the
referee comments, will be included in the conference proceedings, which
will be published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in AI as part of the
LNCS/LNAI series. At least one author of accepted papers must register and
present the paper at the conference. Please note that papers should be no
longer than seven pages in LNCS format. Papers longer than this will be
subject to an additional page charge. All oral and poster papers must be
presented by one of the authors who must register and pay fees.

Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication in
the KES Journal (International Journal of Knowledge-Based and Intelligent
Engineering Systems) published by IOS Press.

Important Dates:
- Deadline for paper submission: 2005-Mar-01
- Notification of acceptance: 2005-Apr-01
- Camera-ready papers to session organizers by: 2005-Apr-19
- Conference Registration deadline: 2005-Jun-01

Message 2: 11th Annual Conference on Language, Interaction and Culture

Date: 10-Feb-2005
From: Valerie Sultan <LISOconf05linguistics.ucsb.edu>
Subject: 11th Annual Conference on Language, Interaction and Culture



Full Title: 11th Annual Conference on Language, Interaction and Culture
Short Title: CLIC/LISO

Date: 12-May-2005 - 14-May-2005
Location: Santa Barbara, CA, United States of America
Contact Person: Valerie Sultan
Meeting Email: lisoconf05linguistics.ucsb.edu
Web Site: http://www.liso.ucsb.edu/conferences/LISOConf2005/

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics;
Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 28-Feb-2005

Meeting Description:

Presented by The Language, Interaction, and Social Organization (LISO)
Graduate Student Association at the University of California, Santa Barbara and
The Center for Language, Interaction and Culture (CLIC) Graduate Student
Association at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Plenary Speakers:
Paul Drew - University of York, Sociology
Lanita Jacobs-Huey - University of Southern California, Anthropology
Michael Silverstein - University of Chicago, Anthropology
Catherine Snow - Harvard University, Education

On alternate years UCSB and UCLA graduate students organize a spring
conference to encourage the presentation of research, and to provide a
forum for scholarly engagement on issues in language and social
interaction. This is the eleventh year of the conference, and its fourth
time at UCSB. Historically the conference has presented research in the
traditions of conversation analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, the
ethnography of communication, language and education, and qualitative and
quantitative research methods.

Call for papers
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 28, 2005

11th Annual Conference on Language, Interaction and Culture
May 12-14, 2005
University of California, Santa Barbara

Presented by
The Language, Interaction, and Social Organization (LISO) Graduate Student
Association at the University of California, Santa Barbara
and
The Center for Language, Interaction and Culture (CLIC) Graduate Student
Association at the University of California, Los Angeles

Plenary Speakers

Paul Drew
University of York
Sociology

Lanita Jacobs-Huey
University of Southern California
Anthropology

Michael Silverstein
University of Chicago
Anthropology

Catherine Snow
Harvard University
Education

Submissions should address topics at the intersection of language,
interaction, and culture from theoretical perspectives which employ data
from recorded, spontaneous interaction. This includes but is not limited to
conversation analysis, discourse analysis, ethnography of communication,
ethnomethodology, and interactional sociolinguistics. We welcome abstracts
from graduate students and faculty working in the areas of Anthropology,
Applied Linguistics, Education, Linguistics, Psychology, and Sociology.
Speakers will have 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for
discussion. Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Abstracts are due no later than February 15, 2005, by e-mail submission
only. Please see submission guidelines below and the LISO webpage at
http://www.liso.ucsb.edu/conferences/LISOConf2005/ for more information.

The Language, Interaction, and Social Organization (LISO) Conference
Organizing Committee:
Jennifer Garland and Melissa Kwon, Co-Chairs; Valerie Sultan, Treasurer;
Jesse Gillespie, Webmaster; Kevin Whitehead and Annette Harrison.

University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Linguistics
South Hall 3605, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
LISOconf05linguistics.ucsb.edu
http://www.liso.ucsb.edu/conferences/LISOConf2005/

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

This year we are accepting submissions by e-mail only:

The 500 word abstract should be sent to LISOconf05linguistics.ucsb.edu
with ''Conference Submission'' in the subject line. The abstract should be
attached in Rich Text Format (.rtf), and should contain no information
which identifies the author(s). In a second attached document, please
include the following information:
- Name(s) of author(s)
- Affiliation(s) of author(s)
- The address, phone number, and email address at which the author(s) would
like to be notified
- The title of the paper
- A note indicating your equipment requirements
- Any additional comments

In the case of an abstract longer than 500 words, only the first 500 words
will be read. Papers will be selected based on evaluation of the anonymous
abstract.

In your abstract, make sure to clearly state the main point or argument of
the paper. Briefly discuss the problem or research question situated by
reference to previous research and by the work's relevance to developments
in your field. You may wish to include a short example to support your main
point or argument. State your conclusions, however tentative.

Deadline for the receipt of abstracts has been extended to February 28,
2005. Late submissions will not be accepted. Notification of acceptance or
non-acceptance will be sent via email by March 31, 2005.

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