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LINGUIST List 18.2309

Thu Aug 02 2007

Calls: Computational Ling/South Korea; Pragmatics/Poland

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

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        1.    Li-Wu Chen, ISWC workshop OntoLex07 - From Text to Knowledge
        2.    Piotr Cap, 4th Lodz Symposium 'New Developments in Pragmatics'

Message 1: ISWC workshop OntoLex07 - From Text to Knowledge
Date: 01-Aug-2007
From: Li-Wu Chen <liwuchengate.sinica.edu.tw>
Subject: ISWC workshop OntoLex07 - From Text to Knowledge
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Full Title: ISWC workshop OntoLex07 - From Text to Knowledge
Short Title: ISWC

Date: 11-Nov-2007 - 15-Nov-2007
Location: Busan, Korea, South
Contact Person: Chu-ren Huang
Meeting Email: churengate.sinica.edu.tw
Web Site: http://olp.dfki.de/OntoLex07/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 05-Aug-2007

Meeting Description

ISWC workshop OntoLex07 - From Text to Knowledge: The Lexicon/Ontology Interface
The OntoLex workshop series is concerned with the interface between knowledge
representation in ontologies and the representation and use of linguistic
knowledge as encoded in (multilingual) lexicons. Previous OntoLex workshops were
held in Sozopol (2000), Las Palmas (2002), Lisboa (2004), Jeju (2005), Genoa
(2006). The extraction of ontology elements from textual data is a pre-requisite
for many Semantic Web applications. Hence the interface between ontologies
(describing objects in a domain) and the lexicon (describing the linguistic
features of terms that refer to such objects) is becoming increasingly important.

Extended deadline August 5th

Call for papers for OntoLex07 - From Text to Knowledge:
The Lexicon/Ontology Interface


Workshop at ISWC07, the 6th International Semantic Web Conference
November 11th, 2007
Busan, South Korea

Endorsed by SIGSEM (Association of Computational Linguistics SIG on
Computational Semantics http://www.aclweb.org/sigsem) and the NEON
project (http://www.neon-project.org/)
And in coordination with the ISO Working Group on Language Resource
Management (http://www.tc37sc4.org/)

We invite submission of papers on the following topics in this interdisciplinary
research area:

The lexicon/ontology interface
- Design principles for the integrated representation of lexical and ontological
- The lexicon/ontology interface in multilingual and cross-cultural aspects of

The lexicon in Semantic Web applications
- The role of (multilingual) lexicons in knowledge markup and ontology
population, i.e. in ontology-based information extraction from text
- Lexical aspects in ontology learning from text, i.e. in (multilingual) term
extraction, relation extraction, etc.
- Lexical approaches to ontology matching, i.e. in the extraction,
representation and use of synonyms for mapping between class/property labels
- Reengineering lexicons as ontologies, e.g. porting wordnets and
framenets to the Semantic Web

Ontologies in knowledge-based Natural Language Processing
- Ontological constraints on lexicon development for knowledge-based NLP
- Ontologies as resources for NLP-based tasks (question answering,
document classification, text mining, expert search, etc.)

Important Dates
August 5, 2007: Submission Deadline - extended
September 1, 2007: Notification
October 1, 2007: Camera-ready Version
November 11, 2007: Workshop

Papers must be in English, not exceed 10 pages and should be formatted in LNCS
style (Springer format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science series). For
complete details, see Springer's Author Instructions (http://www.springer.com).
Papers must be submitted electronically through the conference submission site

Organizing Committee
Paul Buitelaar, Competence Center Semantic Web - DFKI, Germany
Key-Sun Choi, Semantic Web Research Center - KAIST, South Korea
Aldo Gangemi, Laboratory for Applied Ontology - CNR, Italy
Chu-Ren Huang, Institute of Linguistics - Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Alessandro Oltramari, Cogito S.r.l., Italy

Program Committee
Timothy Baldwin, University of Melbourne, Australia
John Bateman, University of Bremen, Germany
Philipp Cimiano, Karlsruhe University, Germany
Nigel Collier, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Shu-Kai Hsieh, National I-Lan University, Taiwan
Asanee Kawtrakul, Kasetsart University, Thailand
Atanas Kiryakov, Ontotext, Bulgaria
Kiyong Lee, Korea University, South Korea
Alessandro Lenci, University of Pisa, Italy
Sujian Li, Peking University, China
Marjorie McShane, University of Maryland, USA
Martha Palmer, University of Colorado, USA
Robert Porzel, University of Bremen, Germany
Laurent Prévot, University of Toulouse, France
Lu Qin, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Armando Stellato, University of Rome, Italy
Tokunaga Takenobu, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Jun Ichi Tsuji, Tokyo University, Japan
Paola Velardi, University of Rome, Italy
Johanna Voelker, Karlsruhe University, Germany
Chris Welty, IBM, USA

Workshop Registration
All workshop participants must register for ISWC 2007
Message 2: 4th Lodz Symposium 'New Developments in Pragmatics'
Date: 01-Aug-2007
From: Piotr Cap <strus_plyahoo.com>
Subject: 4th Lodz Symposium 'New Developments in Pragmatics'
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Full Title: 4th Lodz Symposium 'New Developments in Pragmatics'
Short Title: 4th Lodz Symposium

Date: 15-May-2008 - 18-May-2008
Location: Lodz, Poland
Contact Person: Piotr Cap
Meeting Email: strus_plyahoo.com
Web Site: http://www.filolog.uni.lodz.pl/kja

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2007

Meeting Description

The conference comes as an answer to substantial intensification of
pragmatics-oriented research in the past two decades, and provides forum
for its essential systematization.
We encourage papers representing current state of research in the field of
linguistic pragmatics seen in the broad sense as a functional (i. e.
cognitive, social and cultural) perspective on language and communication.
Participants are invited to prepare 20-minute presentations on one of the
following topics:

- application of linguistic pragmatics in the analysis of real-life
discourse (language of politics and the media; advertising; social
communication; misunderstandings; humor, etc.);
- status of linguistic pragmatics in relation to such disciplines as
sociolinguistics, anthropology, social psychology, cognitive linguistics
and culture studies;
- language and processes of ideological symbolization, including folk
linguistic ideologies, normative use of language and language-based
reproduction of ideologies;
- language of the state, viz. language policies and language planning at
various stages of the information flow, including the art of document
design and press releases;
- societal multilingualism, linguistic pluralism and linguistic minority
- methodology of pragmatic investigation and parameters of analysis;
- pragmatic aspects of translation and interpreting;
- implementation of pragmatic awareness in foreign language teaching.

NB: The list of topics is not exhaustive

The organizers hope to offer multiple grounds for discussion of a genuinely
cross-disciplinary approach to linguistic pragmatics.

Dear Colleague,

Next year we will have a pleasure to organize the 4th Lodz Symposium on
linguistic pragmatics. The first, second and third conference were held at
Lodz University in 2002, 2004 and 2006 respectively, bringing together some
three hundred scholars from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. We had
an opportunity to discuss a variety of current topics in pragmatics,
discourse analysis and other relevant areas, as well as to listen to
plenary lectures given by Jef Verschueren, Katarzyna M. Jaszczolt, Roman
Kalisz, Rachel Giora, Mira Ariel, Richard W. Janney, Bruce Fraser, Gunter
Senft, Adam Jaworski, Paul Chilton, Anna Duszak, Neal R. Norrick and Mario
Brdar. Selected papers from the past conferences were published by
international publishers. Below you will find information on the 4th
Symposium. We cordially invite you to participate and will try to make your
stay in Lodz interesting and professionally rewarding.

The Lodz Pragmatics Symposium Organizing Committee

First Circular and Call for Papers

4th Lodz Symposium
New Developments in Linguistic Pragmatics

University of Lodz, Poland
Institute of English
Department of Pragmatics
Lodz, 15-18 May 2008

Organizing Committee

Prof. Dr. Piotr Cap (Conference Chair)
Dr. Marta Dynel (Conference Secretary)
Adam Bednarek, M.A. (Conference Secretary)


Like in the previous conferences, there will be 5-7 plenary presentations
by world-leading specialists in pragmatics, discourse analysis and
communication studies. As of 1 August, 2007, the following speakers have
announced their participation:

Jacob Mey (University of Southern Denmark at Odense, Denmark)
Robert M. Harnish (University of Arizona at Tucson, USA)
Ken P. Turner (University of Brighton, UK)
Robyn Carston (University College London, UK)
Laszlo Komlosi (University of Pecs, Hungary)
Stephen Levinson (Max-Planck-Institute of Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Holland)

Papers and Publication

The conference language is English. Participants intending to give a paper
are requested to send a 200-300 word abstract by e-mail to the following
address: strus_plyahoo.com The abstract should include name and the
academic title, academic affiliation, e-mail address and a postal address.
Deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 November, 2007. Notification of
acceptance will be sent by 15 December, 2007.
A peer-reviewed selection of conference papers will be published in a
post-conference volume produced by an international publisher. Some papers
may also be published in the international journal Lodz Papers in
Pragmatics, in printed and electronic format via MetaPress
Participants intending to come without a paper are asked to e-mail their
name and academic affiliation.

Conference Fee and Practical Information

Conference fee is 180 Euros. Accommodation and full board in the Conference
Centre, including a buffet dinner party is 370 Euros. Participants from
Poland, East European countries and countries with severe currency
restrictions (please contact the organizers to check if you qualify) will
be offered reduced fees of 90 Euros (360 PLN, conference fee) and 185 Euros
(740 PLN, accommodation and board). Please note that accommodation and full
board cover a three-night stay (15th-16th, 16th-17th and 17th-18th May,
breakfast included) plus the following meals: lunch and supper on the 15th,
lunch and supper on the 16th, lunch and buffet dinner party on the 17th and
lunch on the 18th. Participants will be additionally charged for extra
nights according to the following tariff: 80 Euros for each additional
night (breakfast included) plus Euro 15 for each additional meal (lunch or
supper). Participants from Poland, East European countries and countries
with severe currency restrictions will be given a 50% discount. All
participants are requested to make a calculated payment of the total cost
of their participation until 31 January, 2008 to the following bank account
(payment counts as registration):

''Pragmatics, Piotr Cap'', Uniwersytet Lodzki
Bank PKO S.A., II O/Lodz
ul. Piotrkowska 270, 90-959 Lodz, Poland
Acc. no. (IBAN): PL14 1240 3028 1111 0010 0434 7782

Participants wishing to stay more than three nights are requested to notify
us by e-mail of the exact dates not later than two weeks before all their
fees are transferred to our account.
The second circular, which will contain detailed information on the
conference venue, transportation, as well as a provisional program of the
conference will be e-mailed to the registered participants by 1 March, 2008.

For further information please contact:

Prof. Dr. Piotr Cap
Department of Pragmatics
Institute of English, University of Lodz
Al. Kosciuszki 65
90-514 Lodz, Poland
tel/fax +48 42 6655220
e-mail: strus_plyahoo.com

Important dates

15 November 2007, abstracts due;
15 December 2007, notification of acceptance;
31 January 2008, all conference fees due;
1 March 2008, second circular and provisional conference program.

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