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LINGUIST List 18.1329

Wed May 02 2007

Calls: Computational Ling/Applied Ling/Traitement Automatique... (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Hannah Morales <hannahlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Christian Retore, Traitement Automatique des Langues

Message 1: Traitement Automatique des Langues
Date: 02-May-2007
From: Christian Retore <retorelabri.fr>
Subject: Traitement Automatique des Langues

Full Title: Traitement Automatique des Langues

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 25-Jun-0200

Sign Language Modelling and Processing
TAL Special IssueP

Guest Editors: Christian Cuxac and Patrice Dalle

Sign language studies are now emerging from their specific and confidential
territory to meet up with ongoing research on natural language both from a
linguistic and computer science viewpoints. The number of specific
colloquia is quickly increasing, and research on sign language being
presented in non specialised colloquia. The study of sign language is
providing insight on language phenomena and is therefore of interest to
more than specialised linguists. The fields of computer vision and avatar
synthesis are now entering research on sign languages. Will Natural
Language Processing also participate?

With Internet, tools for Natural Language Processing are now part of the
life and development of a language. Sign languages should be usable on
Internet to communicate, to get informed, and even for sign language
learning. This requires robust and efficient applications respectful of the
specificities of sign languages. These requirements will only be met if
these applications rely on elaborate models and precise formalization of
sign languages.

From a linguistic point of view, formalization and computerization of sign
languages are especially appealing: the study of a different medium should
highlight the universal aspects of human languages but also the aspects
specific to sign languages, by for instance providing corpora, and more or
less automatic annotation and analysis tools.

Submission to this special issue should address the automated processing of
sign languages as well as formal models which lead to processing tools.

The Journal

(see http://www.atala.org/)

The journal TAL (Traitement Automatique des Langues) is an international
journal published since 1960 by ATALA (Association pour le Traitement
Automatique des Langues) with the support of the CNRS. It is now becoming
available in electronic form, with print on demand. The reading and
selection process remain unchanged.


Manuscripts may be submitted in English or French. French-speaking authors
are requested to submit in French.

Important Dates

(Authors wishing to submit a paper are invited to send an email including
the title and authors of their proposal to dalleirit.fr and
retorelabri.fr as soon as possible and not after June 15th )

June 25th 2007: Deadline for submission
December 19th 2007: Notification to authors
October 19th 2007: Deadline for submission of revised version

Paper Submission

Contributions (25 pages maximum, PDF format) will be sent by e-mail to
both editors at the address below:
Style sheets are available for download at

Guest Editors:

Christian Cuxac (Université Paris 8)
Patrice Dalle (IRIT, Université Toulouse 3)

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