LINGUIST List 16.634

Thu Mar 03 2005

Calls: Computational Ling/Germany; General Ling/UK

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        1.    Gerhard Paass, Workshop on Learning and Extending Lexical Ontologies by Using Machine Learning
        2.    Patrick Honeybone, Linguistics Association of Great Britain Annual Meeting 2005

Message 1: Workshop on Learning and Extending Lexical Ontologies by Using Machine Learning

Date: 02-Mar-2005
From: Gerhard Paass <>
Subject: Workshop on Learning and Extending Lexical Ontologies by Using Machine Learning

Full Title: Workshop on Learning and Extending Lexical Ontologies by Using
Machine Learning

Date: 11-Aug-2005 - 11-Aug-2005
Location: Bonn, Germany
Contact Person: Chris Biemann
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2005

Meeting Description:

There has been a considerable amount of research how the use of lexical-semantic
ontologies like WordNet improves the performance of a variety of Natural
Language Processing tasks, such as InformationRetrieval, Word Sense
Disambiguation, Document Clustering, Document Summarization and others.
Submissions are invited on all aspects of the interaction between Ontology
Acquisition and Machine Learning. Topics may include, but are not necessarily
limited to

* Ontology induction from large corpora
* Candidate generation and classification for ontology extension
* Derivation of ontology relations
* Ontology learning using various modalities (databases, semi-structured data,
text, multimedia)
* Knowledge discovery for ontology learning (extension/evolution) and/or
ontology mapping (merging/integration)
* Ontology domain adaptation

The workshop is co-located with the International Conference on Machine Learning
(ICML 2005) in Bonn, 7th-11th of August 2005.

Important Dates
Apr 1, 2005 Paper submission deadline
Apr 22, 2005 Notification of acceptance to submitters
May 13, 2005 Camera-ready paper deadline

Message 2: Linguistics Association of Great Britain Annual Meeting 2005

Date: 02-Mar-2005
From: Patrick Honeybone <>
Subject: Linguistics Association of Great Britain Annual Meeting 2005

Full Title: Linguistics Association of Great Britain Annual Meeting 2005
Short Title: LAGB 2005

Date: 31-Aug-2005 - 03-Sep-2005
Location: University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Theresa Biberauer & Raffaella Folli
Meeting Email:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 04-Apr-2005

Meeting Description:

The 2005 Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain will be
held at the University of Cambridge, at Fitzwilliam College, from 31st August to
3rd September. The local organisers will be Theresa Biberauer and Raffaella
Folli (and the meeting email address will be The 2005 meeting
will last four days and will feature several special events, including two
invited speakers and an invited Language Tutorial.

Both members and non-members are invited to offer papers for the Meeting. The
LAGB welcomes submissions on any topic in the field of linguistics; papers are
selected on their (perceived) merits, and not according to their subject matter
or assumed theoretical framework.

Abstracts may be submitted either (i) on paper by post or (ii) by email (no
other means are possible); the procedure for submitting abstracts electronically
is new and details are given below. The format for the abstract should be as set
out below - this is the same for both means of submitting an abstract.

(i) For paper submissions: FIVE anonymous copies of the abstract, plus ONE with
name and affiliation, i.e. CAMERA-READY, should be submitted, and should be sent
in the format outlined below to the President by post (see address below). You
should write your address for correspondence (email or surface, although email
is very much preferred) on the BACK of the camera-ready copy. (Even if several
authors are named on the front, there should be only one name and address for

(ii) For electronic submissions: you will need to send an email with TWO
attachments - one of the attached files should be an anonymous copy of the
abstract (and should be named yoursurname-anon.pdf, or yoursurname.doc, etc.),
and the other should have your name and affiliation, i.e. be CAMERA-READY (and
should be named yoursurname-name.pdf, etc.). The abstracts should be sent in the
format outlined below, and the email should be sent to the President by email
(to THIS ADDRESS: In the body of the email that you send the
attachments with, you should write your address for correspondence (email or
surface, although email is very much preferred). (Even if several authors are
named on the front, there should be only one name and address for
correspondence.) The attached files should be in one of the following formats:
pdf (preferred), or Word, or plain text. Any phonetic characters should either
be embedded in a pdf file, or use the SIL IPA93 Doulos font, which can be
downloaded for free from this site:

Papers for the programme are selected anonymously - only the President knows the
name of the authors. If an abstract is accepted for the meeting, the
camera-ready copy will be used to produce the abstracts booklet. All abstracts
should be accompanied by an account of any special requirements regarding
audiovisual equipment (other than an OHP). While we will make every effort to
provide such equipment, we cannot guarantee that it will be available. The
normal length for papers delivered at LAGB meetings is 25 minutes (plus 15
minutes discussion).

All abstracts must arrive by 4th April 2005. The committee will plan the
programme as soon as it has selected the successful abstracts, so please
indicate on the anonymous abstracts if you cannot present your paper on any
particular day during the conference. It is very difficult to reschedule papers
after the programme has been planned. Please indicate an accompanying letter or
email if your abstract is intended for the themed session on 'Complementation
and Selection for Syntactic Categories'.

Abstracts must be presented as follows: the complete abstract (i.e. the one
containing your title and your name) must be no longer than ONE A4 page (21cm x
29.5cm) (or standard 'American letter' size if A4 paper is not available to you)
with margins of at least 2.5cm on all sides. Only the first page of any abstract
submitted will be considered - no appendices or page for references can be
accepted. You may use single spacing but type must be no smaller than 12 points.
If the paper is accepted, the abstract will be photocopied and inserted directly
into the collection of abstracts sent out to participants, so the presentation
should be clear and clean.

The following layout should be considered as standard:
(title) Optimality and the Klingon vowel shift
(speaker and email address) Clark Kent (
(institution) Department of Astrology, Eastern Mars University

As well as individual abstracts, groups of speakers may submit a set of
abstracts for a themed session (or panel) on any subject of their choice. Such
groups will normally take up a whole session, and group members may apportion
their time within that as they wish (ideal numbers of abstracts for such
sessions might be 3, 4, 5 or 6). All the abstracts for such sessions will be
considered together, as a group, and one contact for the whole session should be
provided. Abstracts for such themed sessions should be submitted together, to
the President, with the same format as specified for individual abstracts.
Please contact the president directly if you have any questions about this.

Up to fifteen bursaries are available for unsalaried members of the Association
(e.g. PhD students); preference will be given to those who are presenting a
paper, but if there are not fifteen applications from those presenting papers,
applications from non-presenting attenders will also be considered. Applications
should be sent to the President (address below), and must be received by the
deadline for abstracts (4th April). If you are submitting an abstract and
applying for a bursary, BOTH SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TOGETHER; if you are submitting
your abstract electronically, you should include the application as another
attachment to the main message. If you are not submitting an abstract, but are
still eligible, then you are still encouraged to apply (either hard copy or by
post), as we have sometimes been able to award bursaries to non-presenting
postgraduates in previous years.

Applicants for bursaries must be members of the Association, although
applications for membership may be submitted at the same time as applications
for bursaries (applications for membership should be sent to the Membership
Secretary). There is no application form for the bursaries - please simply set
out in writing: (a) your date of joining the LAGB (b) whether or not you are a
student; (c) if a student, the details of your course of study and whether or
not you receive a grant or studentship; (d) if not a student, your employment
situation. The bursary normally covers the registration fee and travel within
the UK, but not accommodation costs. Those presenting a paper will receive an
additional amount of GBP40 as a contribution to other costs.

Further details will soon be available here:

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