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LINGUIST List 17.81

Thu Jan 12 2006

Calls: Historical Ling/Mexico;Ling Theories/Italy

Editor for this issue: Kevin Burrows <kevinlinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Miriam Bouzouita, 7th Congreso Internacional de Historia de la Lengua Española
        2.    Gregory Grefenstette, Language Resources for Content-Based Image Retrieval


Message 1: 7th Congreso Internacional de Historia de la Lengua Española
Date: 11-Jan-2006
From: Miriam Bouzouita <miriam.bouzouitakcl.ac.uk>
Subject: 7th Congreso Internacional de Historia de la Lengua Española


Full Title: 7th Congreso Internacional de Historia de la Lengua Española

Date: 04-Sep-2006 - 08-Sep-2006
Location: Oaxaca, Mexico
Contact Person: Concepción Company
Meeting Email: info7cihle.org
Web Site: http://www.7cihle.org

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Spanish (spa)

Call Deadline: 30-Jan-2006

Meeting Description:

The VII Congreso Internacional de Historia de la Lengua Española will take place
in Oaxaca, Mexico, from the 4th of September to the 8th of September 2006. The
Conference is promoted by the Asociación de Historia de la Lengua Española
(AHLE). The sponsoring Institutions are the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de
México, and El Colegio de México, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia,
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Universidad de Sonora, Fundación Botín. For
more information please visit the conference website: www.7cihle.org

El VII Congreso Internacional de Historia de la Lengua Española tendrá lugar en
Oaxaca, México, del 4 al 8 de septiembre del 2006, en el ex Convento de Santo
Domingo. Está organizado por la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, con la
colaboración del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, la Universidad
Autónoma Metropolitana, El Colegio de México, Universidad de Sonora, Fundación
Botín y la Asociación de Historia de la Lengua Española. Más información e
Inscripciones en la página electrónica: www.7cihle.org Invitamos cordialmente a
los colegas interesados en la diacronía del español a enviar resúmenes a través
de la página del congreso.

Plenaristas:
Pedro Álvarez de Miranda (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Jerry R. Craddock (University of California, Berkeley)
Lilia Ferrario de Orduna (Universidad de Buenos Aires - CONICET)
Claudio García Turza (Universidad de la Rioja)
Luis Fernando Lara (El Colegio de México)
Robert Verdonk (Universidad de Amberes)
Dieter Wanner (Ohio State University)

Las áreas temáticas son:
1) Fonética histórica, fonología histórica y grafemática
2) Morfosintaxis histórica
3) Semántica histórica, lexicología histórica y lexicografía
4) Español americano y lenguas en contacto con el español en perspectiva diacrónica
5) Dialectología histórica
6) Pragmática, discurso y texto en perspectiva diacrónica

Como actividades del Congreso, habrá un brindis el lunes 4 de septiembre, una
visita guiada a la zona arqueológica de Montalbán y una cena de clausura el
viernes 8 de septiembre.

Cuotas de inscripción:
Profesores: $100 euros
Estudiantes: $50 euros (deberá comprobarse el estatus de estudiante)

Para poder participar en el Congreso, los ponentes deben haberse afiliado a la
AHLE, cuya cuota es de $60 euros al trienio.

Página Web: www.7cihle.org
E-mail: info7cihle.org

Saludos cordiales
Por el Comité Organizador
Concepción Company y José G. Moreno de Alba

We invite specialists to submit papers.

Call Deadline: 30th of January, 2006; for more information: www.7cihle.org

The plenary speakers:
Pedro Álvarez de Miranda (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Jerry R. Craddock (University of California, Berkeley)
Lilia Ferrario de Orduna (Universidad de Buenos Aires - CONICET)
Claudio García Turza (Universidad de la Rioja)
Luis Fernando Lara (El Colegio de México)
Robert Verdonk (Universidad de Amberes)
Dieter Wanner (Ohio State University)

The thematic areas are:
1) Historical phonetics, historical phonology and graphematics
2) Historical morpho-syntax
3) Historical semantics, historical lexicology and lexicography
4) American Spanish and languages in contact with Spanish from a diachronic
perspective
5) Historical dialectology
6) Pragmatics, discourse and text from a diachronic perspective

There will be a reception on Monday the 4th of September; a guided visit to the
archaeological zone of Montalban and the conference dinner will take place on
Friday the 8th of September.

Cost of Conference:
Professor: $100 euros
Student: $50 euros (It will be necessary to prove this status).

All speakers in the Conference must renew or pay the membership fee of the AHLE,
which is $60 euros for a three-year period.

Note: The fee may be paid in Euros, Dollars or Mexican Pesos.

Webpage: www.7cihle.org
E-mail: info7cihle.org

Kind regards
The organizing committee
Concepción Company y José G. Moreno de Alba
Message 2: Language Resources for Content-Based Image Retrieval
Date: 11-Jan-2006
From: Gregory Grefenstette <Gregory.Grefenstettecea.fr>
Subject: Language Resources for Content-Based Image Retrieval



Full Title: Language Resources for Content-Based Image Retrieval
Short Title: ONTOIMAGE'2006

Date: 22-May-2006 - 22-May-2006
Location: Genoa, Italy
Contact Person: Gregory Grefenstette
Meeting Email: Gregory.Grefenstettecea.fr
Web Site: http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2006/IMG/pdf/LRECworkshopOntoImage.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Not Applicable

Call Deadline: 20-Feb-2006

Meeting Description:

Workshop on creating, discovering or designing lexical resources for
content-based image retrieval (finding images through a textual description)

Italy: OntoImage'2006 Workshop - Call for Papers

http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2006/IMG/pdf/LRECworkshopOntoImage.htm

Call for Papers
International Workshop
OntoImage'2006, Language Resources for Content-Based Image Retrieval
May 22, 2006, Genoa, Italy
in conjunction with LREC'2006)

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: February 20th 2006
Submission per email to: Gregory.Grefenstettecea.fr

Background
The ''semantic gap'' between low-level image description (texture, shape, color)
and what people perceive in images is recognized as a difficult and unsolved
problem by all content-based image researchers. With the growing number of
images being created and stored each day, progress must be made on automatic
methods for indexing and retrieving images based on their content. The
vocabulary that would be most effective for this indexing is poorly understood
today.

A number of approaches for using text to retrieve image have been proposed (hand
assignment of descriptions [e.g. FLICKR, GRAPHICOBSESSION]; extracting terms
from captions and from text linked to images [GOOGLE]; associating word and
image characteristics [Barnard et al., 2003; Dance et al., 2004]. Recently,
ontologies have been suggested as the proper representation for image indexing
[Town & Sinclair, 2004]. Much work remains to be done to understand the problem
>From a lexical point of view.

This half-day workshop will present up to 9 papers examining problems concerning
the lexical characteristics of the language that can or should be used to
describe image content. The goal of the workshop is to address the following
questions:

-- What vocabulary should be used to describe images?
-- How can vocabulary items be automatically associated with images
-- for indexing and retrieval?
-- What visual characteristics of images can be discovered by text
-- processing (color, size, location, shape, texture)?
-- What elements in a lexicon correspond to visualisable objects?
-- What language resources exist and what other ones are needed for
-- content-based image retrieval?
-- Can specific ontologies be created and automatically populated for
-- content-based image retrieval?
-- Can text processing identify what objects would appear against what
-- background (e.g. bird against a sky)?

Papers

We expect extended abstracts describing research addressing one of the above
questions of about 1000 words to be submitted as WORD, PDF or ASCII documents
per email to the following address: Gregory.Grefenstettecea.fr. The final
papers should not have more than 4 pages.

Important Dates
Deadline for Abstracts February 20, 2006
Notification of acceptance March 10, 2006
Final Papers March 31, 2006
Workshop May 22, 2006 (afternoon)

Location

Magazzini del Cotone Conference Center, Genoa, Italy. Co-located with LREC'2006
http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2006

Organizers
Gregory Grefenstette, Commissariat ` l'Energie Atomique (CEA LIST),
Fontenay-aux-Roses, France

Mark Sanderson, Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield,
Sheffield, UK

Frangoise Preteux, Institut National des Tilicommunications (ARTEMIS), Evry, France

Questions

Questions about the workshop can be addressed to: gregory.grefenstettecea.fr

See also http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2006/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=6



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