LINGUIST List 16.767

Mon Mar 14 2005

Calls: Computational Ling/Thailand; Computational Ling

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        1.    Andy Way, Workshop on Example-Based Machine Translation
        2.    Robert Dale, 2nd International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing

Message 1: Workshop on Example-Based Machine Translation

Date: 13-Mar-2005
From: Andy Way <>
Subject: Workshop on Example-Based Machine Translation

Full Title: Workshop on Example-Based Machine Translation
Short Title: EBMT-II

Date: 16-Sep-2005 - 16-Sep-2005
Location: Phuket, Thailand
Contact Person: Andy Way
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-May-2005

Meeting Description:

This is the 2nd Workshop on EBMT following the successful 1st workshop at MT
Summit VIII in 2001.

Workshop on Example-Based Machine Translation

Hosted by MT SUMMIT X
Phuket, Thailand
September 12-16, 2005

Workshop URL:

Co-chairs: Michael Carl, IAI, Saarbruecken; Andy Way, School of Computing, Dublin City University

Following the successful EBMT workshop in 2001 at the MT Summit VIII in Santiago de
Compostela, Spain, this is the second workshop of its kind. EBMT approaches have
evolved since 2001, with some even reaching commercial maturity. Furthermore, a
number of new and innovative approaches have been seen. Their common
characteristics are to exploit and integrate a number of knowledge resources,
such as linguistics and statistics (or symbolic and numerical techniques) for
integration into a single framework. In this way, rule-based morphological,
syntactic and/or semantic information is combined with knowledge extracted from
bi- or monolingual texts which is then re-used in the translation process. We
seek to assemble approaches to machine translation which go beyond the purely
statistical and/or rule-based paradigms. We welcome visionary and technical
descriptions, reports of empirical research as well as feasibility studies and
system demonstrations. We would welcome contributions on any of the following
topics and sub-headings:

* descriptions of 'pure' EBMT systems
- knowledge resources used
- representation of numeric and symbolic knowledge
* descriptions of 'hybrid' systems
- integration of EBMT with rule-based methods
- integration of EBMT with statistical methods
* (semi-)automatic preparation of existing mono/bi/multilingual corpora for EBMT
- extraction of bi/multilingual texts from the web
- preparation of treebanks for EBMT
- bi/multilingual alignment/bracketing/parsing
- inference of mono/bi/multilingual grammars
- inference of bi/multilingual transfer rules
* evaluation of EBMT results and/or comparison with other MT systems
* considerations on domain-(in)dependence of EBMT systems
* computational and/or system complexity of EBMT systems

In addition, we plan to have a panel session focusing on future perspectives for
EBMT. The idea is that this session complements the envisaged panel in the main
programme which aims to focus on the continuing convergence of EBMT and SMT.


There will be a common publication format for all workshops in line with the
main conference proceedings. These will be the usual book format for conference
proceedings as well as CD-ROM. However, it is anticipated that the proceedings
will be published more widely, as we did in [Carl and Way, 2003] . We have
approached relevant publishers in this regard.

Important Dates

* Paper Submission: 31st May 2005
* Notification of acceptance: 24th June 2005
* Camera Ready Papers: 22nd July 2005
* Workshop takes place: 16th September 2005

Attendance Fee

Details of registration procedures, including registration fees, will be
included here when they have been announced, probably by the end of February.
The attendance fee for our workshop is expected to be approx. $70.

Programme Committee
* Sivaji Bandyopadhyay, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.
* Ralf Brown, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, US.
* Ilyas Cicekli, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.
* Walter Daelemans, University of Antwerp, Belgium.
* Eduard Hovy, ISI, University of Southern California, US.
* Sadao Kurohashi, University of Tokyo, Japan.
* Philippe Langlais, RALI, University of Montreal, Canada.
* Yves Lepage, ATR, Kyoto, Japan.
* Stella Markantonatou, ILSP, Athens, Greece.
* Stephen Richardson, Microsoft, US.
* Satoshi Shirai, NTT, Kawasaki, Japan.
* Michel Simard, Xerox Research Center Europe, Grenoble, France.
* Harold Somers, University of Manchester, UK.
* Oliver Streiter, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
* Eiichiro Sumita, ATR, Kyoto, Japan.
* Dekai Wu, HKUST, Hong Kong.

Message 2: 2nd International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing

Date: 13-Mar-2005
From: Robert Dale <>
Subject: 2nd International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing

Full Title: 2nd International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing
Short Title: IJCNLP-05

Date: 11-Oct-2005 - 13-Oct-2005
Location: Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Contact Person: Robert Dale
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2005

Meeting Description:

The 2nd International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing
(IJCNLP-05) will be organized by the Asian Federation of Natural Language
Processing (AFNLP: on the beautiful Jeju Island, Korea,
on October 11-13, 2005.

Submission deadline: Friday 15th April 2005


IJCNLP-05 invites the submission of original papers in all areas of natural
language processing, including, but not limited to:

- the lexicon, phonology and morphology
- word segmentation
- part-of-speech tagging
- syntax and parsing
- semantics and pragmatics
- discourse and dialogue processing
- machine translation and multilingual processing
- question answering
- information extraction and text mining
- text summarisation
- natural language generation
- natural language applications, tools and resources
- linguistic, psychological and mathematical models of language

In addition to the above, we are particularly keen to include within the scope
of the conference work in speech technology and information retrieval.


The proceedings of the conference will be published as a volume in the
Springer-Verlag LNCS/LNAI series. The Springer formatting guidelines and style
files can be found at Papers should be no more
tha 12 pages in length in the Springer format.

Paper submissions will be handled electronically using the START system; please
submit your paper at
Reviewing will be blind, so in preparing your manuscript, do not include any
information which could reveal your identity, or that of your co-authors. The
title section of your manuscript should not contain any author names, email
addresses, or affiliation status.


Paper submission deadline: Friday 15th April 2005
Notification of acceptance: Monday 23rd May 2005
Camera ready papers due: Monday 13th June 2005
IJCNLP-05 Conference: Tuesday-Thursday 11th-13th October 2005


Robert Dale, Macquarie University, Australia
Kam-Fai Wong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Claire Gardent, LORIA, France
Jamie Henderson, University of Edinburgh, UK
Chu-Ren Huang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Kentaro Inui, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Gary Lee, POSTECH, Korea
Kim-Teng Lua, Singapore
Diego Molla, Macquarie U, Australia
Helen Meng, CUHK, Hong Kong
Jian-Yun Nie, University of Montreal, Canada
Manfred Stede, University of Potsdam, Germany
Dragomir Radev, U Michigan, USA
Ming Zhou, Microsoft Research, Beijing, China

The Program Committee will be assisted by an international board of reviewers.

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