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LINGUIST List 17.1788

Tue Jun 13 2006

Calls: Arabic Translation/UK;General Ling/USA

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        1.    Roger Harris, Arabic NLP/MT Conference
        2.    Brian Agbayani, Western Conference on Linguistics


Message 1: Arabic NLP/MT Conference
Date: 12-Jun-2006
From: Roger Harris <rwshnationalfinder.com>
Subject: Arabic NLP/MT Conference


Full Title: Arabic NLP/MT Conference

Date: 23-Oct-2006 - 23-Oct-2006
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact Person: David Wigg
Meeting Email: wiggjdbcs.org.uk
Web Site: http://www.bcs-mt.org.uk/

Linguistic Field(s): Translation

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)

Call Deadline: 15-Aug-2006

Meeting Description:

The British Computer Society
Natural Language Translation Specialist Group
Proposed Arabic NLP/MT Conference
Monday, 23 October 2006, London, U.K.

CFP: Arabic NLP-MT Conference, London, U.K., 23 Oct 2006

http://www.bcs-mt.org.uk/arabic-2006/cfp.htm
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Call for Papers:

The Challenge of Arabic for NLP/MT

The Machine Translation SIG of the British Computer Society requests papers for
presentation at a one day Conference in London, UK, on Monday 23 October 2006 on
the subject of the challenge of the Arabic language for Natural Language
Processing and Machine Translation in particular. This includes a wide range of
possible topics such as electronic dictionaries and corpus linguistics.

The Conference will be held in the excellent meeting facilities of the British
Computer Society in central London.

If you would like to present a paper, please submit a 200-400 word abstract of
your proposed paper by 15 July. Please send them to me, wiggjdbcs.org.uk with
copies to r.mitkovwlv.ac.uk and d.r.lewisexeter.ac.uk. The Conference language
will be English.

We will accept or reject the abstract by the 15 August. After acceptance we will
require your paper to be supplied in hardcopy and electronic form (MS Word only
with Arabic capability) by 15 September for inclusion in the Proceedings which
will be published under the auspices of the British Computer Society.

We are looking for papers to be delivered in 30 to 40 minutes with each being
followed immediately by 5 to 10 minutes of question and answer time.

Facilities are available for the display of computer information for
illustration purposes during the presentation.

We will also be able to provide separate facilities for the demonstration of
software without the presentation of a paper.

We have tentatively divided up the day under the following headings, but this is
flexible:

Morning:

(i) Introduction: talks on the Arabic language
(ii) The challenges of Arabic for language processing

Afternoon:

(iii) Concrete applications I: NLP tasks and applications for Arabic
(iv) Concrete applications II: MT between English and Arabic in focus

With reference to expenses for attending and presenting your paper at the
Conference I regret we are not in a position to pay for any expenses outside
this country. Within the UK we may be able to pay some expenses on an individual
basis. As soon as you like, please let me know what you need, if anything. We
may be able to arrange reasonably priced (for London) hotel accommodation for
you if you need it. Please let me know by 15 July as well.

Please see our website at http://www.bcs-mt.org.uk for the latest information
about the Conference.

Finally, I would be grateful if you could let me know as soon as possible of any
e-mail lists which you think we should address in order to advertise this
Conference more widely.

Thank you for your interest in our Conference.

Yours sincerely,

David Wigg
Chairman
Natural Language Translation Specialist Group
The British Computer Society
http://www.bcs-mt.org.uk
Message 2: Western Conference on Linguistics
Date: 11-Jun-2006
From: Brian Agbayani <bagbayancsufresno.edu>
Subject: Western Conference on Linguistics



Full Title: Western Conference on Linguistics
Short Title: WECOL

Date: 27-Oct-2006 - 29-Oct-2006
Location: Fresno, California, USA
Contact Person: Chris Golston
Meeting Email: wecolcsufresno.edu

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories

Call Deadline: 01-Jul-2006

Meeting Description:

WECOL 06

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 1, 2006
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: September 1, 2006
EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 15, 2006

WECOL 06 Call for Abstracts (second call)

Location: California State University Fresno
Fresno, California

Date: October 27-29, 2006

Special Theme: Minimalism and Optimality

Invited Speaker: Joan Bresnan (Stanford University)

ABSTRACTS

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks (with 10 minutes of discussion) on any
aspect of theoretical linguistics. Abstracts are also invited for a poster
session. Please specify all the sessions for which you would like to be considered.

Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author. All
abstracts should be in English, and submitted as attachments, in PDF format, to
the following email address: wecolcsufresno.edu. The subject of the message
should specify ''Abstract'', and the body should include the following
information: author's name(s), affiliation, e-mail address, title of abstract,
and area of linguistics (syntax, phonology, acquisition, phonetics,
computational linguistics, etc.). Abstracts should be limited to one page (using
1'' margins on all sides and 11pt font size) with an optional additional page
containing examples and references. Non-standard fonts and software should be
avoided and all fonts should be embedded in the PDF document. The papers
presented at WECOL '06 will be eligible for publication in the official
proceedings of the conference.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 1, 2006
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: September 1, 2006
EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 15, 2006

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