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LINGUIST List 18.1782

Tue Jun 12 2007

Confs: Computational Ling, Baltic Lang/Czech Republic

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        1.    Dr. Ralf Steinberger, Balto-Slavonic Natural Language Processing 2007

Message 1: Balto-Slavonic Natural Language Processing 2007
Date: 11-Jun-2007
From: Dr. Ralf Steinberger <Ralf.Steinbergerjrc.it>
Subject: Balto-Slavonic Natural Language Processing 2007

Balto-Slavonic Natural Language Processing 2007
Short Title: BSNLP 2007

Date: 29-Jun-2007 - 29-Jun-2007
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Contact: Jakub Piskorski
Contact Email: Jakub.Piskorskijrc.it
Meeting URL: http://langtech.jrc.it/BSNLP2007

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Baltic; Slavic Subgroup
Meeting Description:

ACL Workshop: Balto-Slavonic Natural Language Processing 2007 (BSNLP 2007)
with Special Theme: Information Extraction and Enabling Technologies

June 29, 2007
Prague, Czech Republic

We cordially invite you to participate in the forthcoming
ACL Workshop
Prague, 29 June 2007
Balto-Slavonic Natural Language Processing 2007
Special Theme: Information Extraction and Enabling Technologies

There are over 400 million speakers of Balto-Slavonic (BS) languages
world-wide. As of 2007, almost a third of the 23 official European Union
languages belong to this group. For some BS-languages, there is a rich
linguistic heritage and Language Technology is rather advanced, but many
others lag behind. This is partly due to a lack of basic linguistic
resources, which unfortunately often leads to a linguistic brain-drain:
instead of working on their own BS languages, scientists develop methods
and tools for English or other widely spoken languages because resources for
these are freely available.

The objective of this ACL workshop, organised by the European
Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), is to promote the work on
Balto-Slavonic languages, and especially work on Information Extraction, by
helping scientists to describe and share their resources and to describe their
efforts, hoping that the experiences of a few will be useful for many

The presentation subjects at the workshop (see the program at
http://langtech.jrc.it/BSNLP2007/m/program.html for details) will include:
Information Extraction (scenario template filling, Named EntityRecognition,
definition extraction), name lemmatisation, word-sense discrimination,
topical text segmentation, WordNet-related developments, morphological
corpus annotation, term extraction, and hybrid POS-tagging. Most of the
talks will address, at some point, the specificities of analysing BS

The invited speaker, Adam Przepi=F3rkowski from the Polish Academy of
Sciences, will give an overview of specific linguistic phenomena of
Slavonic languages. He will show how these specific features can make
Information Extraction sometimes harder and sometimes easier than in Germanic
and Romance languages.

Organizing Committee:
European Commission, Joint http://www.jrc.it/ Research Centre,
LanguageTechnology Group http://langtech.jrc.it/

Jakub Piskorski

Bruno Pouliquen

Ralf Steinberger

Hristo Tanev

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