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LINGUIST List 18.2294

Wed Aug 01 2007

Calls: Computational,Text/CorpusLing/USA; Computational Ling/Hong Kong

Editor for this issue: Ania Kubisz <anialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Mark Davies, American Association for Corpus Linguistics
        2.    Evie Guo, Conference on Global Interoperability for Language Resources

Message 1: American Association for Corpus Linguistics
Date: 31-Jul-2007
From: Mark Davies <mark_daviesbyu.edu>
Subject: American Association for Corpus Linguistics
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Full Title: American Association for Corpus Linguistics
Short Title: AACL

Date: 13-Mar-2008 - 15-Mar-2008
Location: Provo, UT, USA
Contact Person: Mark Davies
Meeting Email: aacl2008byu.edu
Web Site: http://corpus.byu.edu/aacl2008/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 28-Sep-2007

Meeting Description

American Association for Corpus Linguistics
Date: March 13-15, 2008
Place: Brigham Young University. Provo, Utah, USA
Website: http://corpus.byu.edu/aacl2008

Invited speakers (alphabetical order)

Harald Baayen, University of Alberta (Canada)
Doug Biber, Northern Arizona University (United States)
Laurel Brinton, University of British Columbia (Canada)
Susan Hunston, University of Birmingham (UK)
Tony McEnery, Lancaster University (UK)

General AA(A)CL Information

Previous conferences of the American Association for (Applied) Corpus
Linguistics have been held at different universities in the United States since
1998, including Northern Arizona University (2006, 2000), the University of
Michigan (2005, 1999), Montclair State (2004), IUPUI (2002), and Univ.
Massachusetts-Boston (2001).

Submission of Abstracts and Proposals

Faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars are invited to submit
abstracts for 20-minute papers on any aspect of corpus linguistics. Papers are
welcome from a range of subfields, including corpus creation, corpus annotation,
linguistic analyses of corpora, register/genre variation, lexicography, parallel
corpora, tagging and parsing, software development, and the use of corpora in
language learning and teaching.

Abstracts are due Sep 28, 2007. Abstracts for 20-minute papers should be no
longer than 350 words. Abstracts and proposals should be submitted as e-mail
attachments in MS Word format to byu.edu>.

Abstracts will undergo anonymous review. Please provide author name and contact
info and the paper title in the body of the email to which the abstract is
attached, and omit author information from the abstract itself. Please send
abstracts as PDF files as well as MS Word files if they contain any specialized

Important dates:

Sep 28 2007: Abstracts due
Oct 26 2007: Notification to presenters
Jan 25 2008: Registration due
Mar 13-15 2008: Conference
Message 2: Conference on Global Interoperability for Language Resources
Date: 31-Jul-2007
From: Evie Guo <eviewikicfp.com>
Subject: Conference on Global Interoperability for Language Resources
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Full Title: Conference on Global Interoperability for Language Resources
Short Title: ICGL

Date: 09-Jan-2008 - 11-Jan-2008
Location: Hong Kong
Contact Person: Jonathan Webster
Web Site: http://www.wikicfp.com/cfp/servlet/event.showcfp?eventid=161

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Aug-2007

Meeting Description

Language resources, including not only corpora but also lexicons, knowledge
bases and ontologies, grammars, etc. support the development of language
processing applications that are increasingly important to the global society.
Substantial effort has been devoted to the creation of such resources for the
world's major languages over the past decades, and new projects are developing
similar resources for less widely-used languages. Some standards and best
practices have emerged for representing and linking language corpora and
annotations, efforts such as 'Global WordNet' and the development of framenets
in multiple languages seek to create and link specific lexical and semantic
resources across languages, and there are efforts to integrate such resources
into general ontologies such as SUMO. As the need for cross-lingual studies and
applications grows, it is increasingly important to develop resources in the
world's languages that can be compared and linked, used and analyzed with common
software, and that contain linguistic information for the same or comparable
phenomena. We envision the eventual development of a 'global web' of language
resources, wherein, for example, linguistically-annotated corpora in multiple
languages are inter-linked via the use of common categories, or categories that
are mapped to one another; resources such as wordnets and framenets are linked
not only to versions in different languages, but also to each other; and common
representations enable analysis and use of resources in different languages and
of different types within available systems.

Paper submissions are invited on (but not limited to) the following topics:
1. multi-lingual and/or multi-modal language resources, with focus on the
mechanisms enabling interoperability;
2. support for multi-linguality and multi-modality in systems/frameworks for
resource creation, annotation, use, and access;
3. existing and proposed standards for language resources, including standards
for linguistic annotations at any and all linguistics levels;
4. systems, frameworks, and architectures to support the development and
exploitation of interoperable language resources;
5. evaluation of existing resources, systems, and/or standards in terms of
support for interoperability;
6. harmonization, integration, and/or linking of language resources, including
corpora, wordnets, framenets, ontologies, etc.;
7. web-based technologies for resource interoperability, inter-linkage, and access;
8. ontologies for language resources, especially for support of
multi-linguality, multi-culturality, and multi-modality.

Programme Committee

Eric Atwell, Leeds University, UK
Harry Bunt, the University of Tilburg, the Netherlands
Bran Bogureav, IBM, USA
Nicoletta Calzolari, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Key-Sun Choi, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
Khalid Choukri, Evaluations and Language Resources Distribution Agency, France
Chris Cieri, Linguistic Data Consortium, USA
Arienne Dwyer, University of Kansas, USA
Alex Chengyu Fang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Christiane Fellbaum, Princeton University, USA
Charles Fillmore, International Computer Science Institute, UC Berkeley, USA
Sadaoki Furui, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Eva Hajicova, Charles University, Czech Republic
Erhard Hinrichs, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany
Mark Huckvale, University College London, UK
Nancy Ide, Vassar College, USA
Hitoshi Isahara, National Institute of Information and Communications
Technology, Japan
Toru Ishida, Kyoto University, Japan
Kiyong Lee, Korea University, South Korea
Duo Li, Peking University, China
Inderjeet Mani, Georgetown University, USA
Srini Narayanan, International Computer Science Institute, UC Berkeley, USA
Adam Pease, Articulate Software, USA
Sameer Pradhan, BBN Technologies, USA
James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University, USA
Laurent Romary, Max-Planck Digital Library, Germany
Vasile Rus, the University of Memphis, USA
Pavel Smrz, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Maosong Sun, Tsinghua University, China
Takenobu Tokunaga, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Piek Vossen, Vrije University, the Netherlands
Jonathan Webster, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Peter Wittenburg, Max-Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, the Netherlands
Yihua Zhang, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China

All submissions to the conference must be made before midnight, 31 August 2007.
Submissions should be no longer than 8 pages in length and should conform to the
ACL 2007 guidelines at http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/acl2007/styles/ All submissions
must be in PDF format.

Reviewing is blind and we therefore ask that you do not include information in
the body of the paper that might reveal the identity of the authors. References
to past work of the authors can be cited as ''XXXX, 2007''.

A separate page, including the title of the paper, author names, affiliations,
and email, together with an abstract of no more than 300 words should be
submitted separately, also in PDF format.

Submissions are handled electronically through the START conference management
system. To submit your paper, go to:

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