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Wed Mar 08 2006

Calls: Text/Corpus Ling/USA;General Ling/USA

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        1.    Gregory Grefenstette, Large-Scale Semantic Access to Content (Text, Image, Video and Sound)
        2.    High Desert Linguistics Society, 7th High Desert International Linguistics Conference


Message 1: Large-Scale Semantic Access to Content (Text, Image, Video and Sound)
Date: 06-Mar-2006
From: Gregory Grefenstette <Gregory.Grefenstettecea.fr>
Subject: Large-Scale Semantic Access to Content (Text, Image, Video and Sound)



Full Title: Large-Scale Semantic Access to Content (Text, Image, Video and Sound)
Short Title: RIAO'2007

Date: 30-May-2007 - 01-Jun-2007
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Contact Person: Agnes Beriot
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.riao.org

Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Dec-2006

Meeting Description:

Internation Conference, with adjoining presentation of innovative applications.

RIAO'2007 will be held at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA from May 30 until June 1, 2007. This triannual international conference is the 8th RIAO after conference held at Grenoble (1985), MIT (1988), Barcelona (1991), Rockefeller University (1994), Montreal (1997), Paris (2000), and Avignon (2004).

The RIAO conferences have always treated robust and large-scale scientific and industrial solutions to information processing. The conferences are composed of peer-reviewed scientific sessions and demonstrations of innovative industrial applications and advanced research prototypes.

Scope of the Conference

Papers are invited on recent, substantial, original and unpublished research that has been validated to the level of the creation of a functioning prototype. We are interested in large-scale solutions to the problem of accessing the semantic content found in unstructured text, images, video and audio. Research describing solutions to these problems from the following perspectives:

* Automatic indexing of video, images, and speech
* Improved indexing of text, image, video and sound
* Ontologies and unstructured data
* Semantic Web and Ontologies for Full-Scale Information Retrieval
* Automatically producing textual descriptions of images
* Automatically adding metadata to video and sound
* Indexing and retrieval of mixed-media documents
* Indexing interactive documents
* Natural interface dialogue
* Multimedia question answering systems
* Competitive Intelligence
* Intelligent Search Agents
* Multimodal search
* Architectures for semantic treatment of very large databases
* Algorithms for semantic treatment of very large databases
* Comprehension-based question answering and summarization
* Cooperative indexing between media
* Semantics for less studied languages
* Semantic representations and standards
* Collaborative construction of semantic resources
* Indexing multilingual collections
* Automatic extraction of ontologies from unstructured data
* Aligning multilingual ontologies
* Language resources for multimedia indexing
* Extracting semantic resources from raw data
* Semantic annotation of blogs and videoblogs
* Exploiting large-scale resources for e-learning
* Structuring cultural heritage
* Technological, commercial, industrial watch systems
* Semantic access to large and open archives

Program Chair

* David A. Evans (Americas)
* Chantal Soulé-Dupuy (Europe)
* Sadaoki Furui (Asia)

Paper Submission

We welcome submissions both from the research community and industry treating the main conference theme of treating the semantic content of large quantities of text, images, videos, and sound.

Submitted papers should describe original work, emphasizing completed or well advanced, rather than intended, research. The state of completion of the reported work must be clearly indicated. Where appropriate, results should be rigorously evaluated; the assessment of statistical significance for quantitative results is encouraged.

Submissions should contain original material that has not been previously presented to the scientific community. A parallel submission to other publication for a as well as a significant overlap in contents with previously published work should be clearly indicated to the program committee.

All submissions will be reviewed by at least three program committee members. The submissions will be judged on originality, relevance, technical quality, and presentation.

Papers can be submitted in two categories: full papers and short papers, where full papers are appropriate for describing substantial research with well-evaluated results and short papers will typically describe ongoing research and preliminary results. All accepted papers in both categories will be published in the conference proceedings. At the conference, full papers will be presented as a talk and short papers will be presented as a poster.

The long papers must not be more than 20 pages, on one column, starting with an abstract. The short papers must not have more than one column, starting with an abstract. Submissions should be in Microsoft Word format or in PDF.

The conference proceedings will be available to conference attendees and through the CID after the conference.

Program Committee

Program Committee Presidents
-Americas: EVANS David, CEO & Chief Scientist, Clairvoyance Corporation, USA
-Asia: FURUI Sadaoki, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
-Europe: SOULÉ-DUPUY Chantal, IRIT, Université Toulouse I, France

Program Committee Members
BELLOT Patrice, Université d'Avignon, France
BERRUT Catherine, IMAG, France
BOUGHANEM Mohand, IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier, France
BOUJEMAA Nouzha, INRIA, France
BRAJNIK Giorgio, University of Udine, Italy
CALLAN Jamie, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
CHEN Hsin-Hsi, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
CHEN Yixin, University of New Orleans, USA
CHEVALIER Max, IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier, France
CHRISTMAS William, University of Surrey, UK
CRESTANI Fabio, University of Strathclyde, UK
de JONG Franciska, University of Twente, The Netherlands
DOWNIE Stephen J., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
DUYGULU Pinar, Bilkent University, Turkey
ELLIS Daniel, Columbia University, USA
ENSER Peter, University of Brighton, UK
FEDERICO Marcello, ITC-IRST, Trente, Italy
FLUHR Christian, CEA/LIST, France
FUHR Norbert, University of Duisberg, Deutchland
FUNG Pascale, University of Science and Technology of Hong Kong, China
GALLINARI Patrick, LIP6 Paris, France
GAROFOLO John S., NIST, USA
GAUSSIER Eric, XEROX France, France
GAUVAIN Jean-Luc, LIMSI, France
GEOFFROIS Edouard, DGA, France
GONZALO Julio, UNED, Spain
GRAU Brigitte, LIMSI - CHM - LIR, France
GREFENSTETTE Gregory, CEA/LIST, France
GROSKY William, Michigan Dearborn University, USA
HAINDL Michael, IITA, Czech Republic
HALIN Gilles, LORIA, France
HANSEN John H. L., University of Dallas, USA
HARMAN Donna, NIST, USA
HIRTLE Stephen C., University of Pittsburgh, USA
KOTROPOULOS Constantine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
KURIMO Mikko, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
LAGUS Krista, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
LALMAS Mounia, Queen Mary University of London, UK
LAM Wai, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
LEUNG Howard, City Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, China
LIDDY Elisabeth, Syracuse University, USA
LIU Hugo, MIT Media Laboratory, USA
LU Hanging, Chinese Academy of Sciences - Institute of Automation, China
MAAREK Yoelle, IBM, Haifa, Israel
MARCOTEGUI Beatriz, École des Mines, France
McCOWAN Iain, CSIRO, Australia
MENG Helen, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
NIE Jian-Yun, Université de Montréal, Canada
OARD Douglas, University of Maryland, USA
OUNIS Iadh, University of Glasgow, UK
PACHET Francois, SONY, France
PARDAS Montse, Universitat Polytecnica de Catalunya, Spain
PASI Gabriella, CNR - ITM Milan, Italy
PAUWELS Erik, CWI Amsterdam, Belgium
PETEK Bojan, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
PETERS Carols, CNR, Italia
PINON Jean-Marie, LIRIS - INSA Lyon, France
POPAT Ashok, Google, USA
PUN Thierry, CUI - Université de Genève, Switzerland
QU Yan, Clairvoyance Corporation, USA
RAUBER Andreas, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
RENALS Steve, University of Edinburgh, UK
SAKAI Tetsuya, Knowledge Media Lab., Toshiba Corp. R&D Center, Japan
SASAKI Yutaka, ATR, Japon
SARACEVIC Tefko, Rutgers - State University of New Jersey, USA
SAVOY Jacques, Université de Neuchatel, Switzerland
SMEATON Alan, Dublin City University, Ireland
TAKENOBU Tokunaga, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
TZANETAKIS George, University of Victoria, Canada
van RIJSBERGEN Keith, University of Glasgow, UK
WILKINSON Ross, CSIRO, Australia
XU Guangyou, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
ZHANG Zhengyou, Microsoft Research, USA
ZHAO Rong, State university of New York, USA
ZHOU Ming, Microsoft Research, Hong Kong, China
ZREIK Khaldoun, Université de Caen, France



Message 2: 7th High Desert International Linguistics Conference
Date: 06-Mar-2006
From: High Desert Linguistics Society <hdlsunm.edu>
Subject: 7th High Desert International Linguistics Conference



Full Title: 7th High Desert International Linguistics Conference
Short Title: HDLS - 7

Date: 09-Nov-2006 - 11-Nov-2006
Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA
Contact Person: Organizing Committee
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): None

Call Deadline: 25-Aug-2006

Meeting Description:

The Seventh High Desert International Linguistics Conference (HDLS-7)
University of New Mexico,Albuquerque, NM, November 9-11, 2006.

With invited keynote speakers:

William Croft (University of New Mexico)
Sally Rice (University of Alberta)
Elizabeth Traugott (Stanford University)

The Seventh High Desert International Linguistics Conference (HDLS-7) will be held at the University of New Mexico,
Albuquerque, NM, November 9-11, 2006.

With invited keynote speakers:

William Croft (University of New Mexico)
Sally Rice (University of Alberta)
Elizabeth Traugott (Stanford University)

We invite you to submit proposals for 20-minute talks with 10-minute discussion sessions in any area of linguistics -
especially those from a cognitive / functional linguistics perspective.
Papers in the following areas are particularly welcome:

Evolution of Language, Grammaticization, Metaphor & Metonymy, Native American Languages, Typology, Spanish and Languages of the American Southwest, Language Revitalization and Maintenance, Language Change & Variation, Sociolinguistics, Bilingualism, Discourse Analysis,
Signed Languages, Language Acquisition and Computational Linguistics.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday August 25th, 2006. Abstracts should be sent via email, as an attachment, to hdlsunm.edu
Please include the title ''HDLS-7 abstract ''in the subject line. MS-Word format is preferred or RTF if necessary.
The e-mail and attached abstract must include the following:

1. Author's Name(s)
2. Author's Affiliation(s)
3. Title of the Paper
4. E-mail address of the primary author

The abstract should be no more than one page and no less than 11-point font. A second page is permitted for references and/or data. Only two submissions per author will be accepted and we will only consider submissions that conform to the above guidelines.

Notification of acceptance will be sent out by September 1st, 2006.

If you have any questions or need for further information please contact us at hdlsunm.edu with ''HDLS-7 Conference'' in the subject line.





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