LINGUIST List 16.887

Wed Mar 23 2005

Calls: General Linguistics

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        1.    Joan Busquets, Traitement Automatique des Langues

Message 1: Traitement Automatique des Langues

Date: 23-Mar-2005
From: Joan Busquets <>
Subject: Traitement Automatique des Langues

Full Title: Traitement Automatique des Langues

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 14-Jul-2005

Models and Algorithms for Anaphora Resolution
Special Issue of the Journal TAL
Coordinators: Joan Busquets and Daniel Hardt

Anaphora is a central topic in a variety of areas, including NLP,
Linguistics and Cognitive Science. Anaphoric relations are an important
source of information about textual cohesion among discourse segments.
Furthermore, anaphoric relations interact in interesting ways with a wide
range of syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic aspects of reference and

In recent years, a variety of computational approaches have been proposed
for problems of anaphora resolution; some of these rely on corpus-based
approaches, while others are based on regularities and principles from the
theoretical linguistics literature. In this special issue, we seek
contributions which contribute further to this progress. Of particular
interest are approaches in which both corpus-based methods and theoretical
linguistics play an important role.

1. Pronominal anaphora
2. Ellipsis
3. Zero Anaphora
4. Propositional anaphora
5. Associative anaphora
6. Constraints common to different types of anaphora
7. Anaphora and discourse structure
8. Anaphora and information packaging

(see or TAL (Traitement
Automatique des Langues / Natural Language Processing) is a forty year old
international journal edited by ATALA (French Association for Natural
Language Processing ) with the support of CNRS (National Center for
Scientific Research ). It is published and distributed by Hermès Lavoisier.

Papers will be submitted in PDF format. Style sheets (Word and LateX) are
available for download at
or, more precisely at

Manuscripts may be submitted in English or French. French language is
mandatory for French speaking authors.

Submission deadline : July 14
Acceptance/rejection notification : September 10
Revised papers : September 25

Contributions (20 pages maximum) have to be sent by mail to both addresses
below :

Scientific Committee
Comite de Lecture Specifique

Pascal AMSILI (Université Paris VII, France)
Nicholas ASHER (University of Texas, USA)
Amit BAGGA (Ask Jeeves Inc. USA)
Antonio BRANCO (University of Lisbon)
Francis CORBLIN (Université Paris IV, France)
Dan CRISTEA (University of Lasi, Romania)
Denis DELFITTO (University Venora ,Italy)
Richard EVANS (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
Robert FRANK (John Hopkins University, USA)
Ruslan MITKOV (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
Rafael MUÑOZ (Universidad Alicante, Spain)
Masaki MURATA (NICT, Japan)
François TROUILLEUX (U. Clermont II, France)
Bonnie WEBBER (University of Edinburgh, Scotland)

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