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LINGUIST List 18.2748

Sat Sep 22 2007

Calls: Semantics/International Journal of Semantic Computing (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Fatemeh Abdollahi <fatemehlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Dan Loehr, International Journal of Semantic Computing

Message 1: International Journal of Semantic Computing
Date: 21-Sep-2007
From: Dan Loehr <loehrmitre.org>
Subject: International Journal of Semantic Computing
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Full Title: International Journal of Semantic Computing

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

Call Deadline: 06-Jan-2008

First Call For Papers

Special issue of the
International Journal of Semantic Computing
Gesture In Multimodal Systems

Guest Editors
Craig Martell (Naval Postgraduate School)
Dan Loehr (MITRE)

This special issue of the International Journal of Semantic Computing
(http://www.worldscinet.com/ijsc/) is concerned with models of gesture that
can contribute to semantics for multimodal systems. We see this as ranging
from simply using gesture to help understand the most salient part of
another modality, e.g., speech, to full-blown gestural interfaces, to the
building of data/corpora to support this research.

We follow Adam Kendon's broad definition: 'Gesture: Visible action as
utterance' (2004, Cambridge). That is, we consider gesture any body
movement that contributes information.

Topics to be addressed include, but are not limited to:
- Interpretation of gestural behavior
- Gesture synthesis
- Gesture as input
- Studies of gesture in interaction with other modalities
- Corpora of gesture in multimodal systems
- What can multimodal systems learn from computational analyses of sign
- Etc.

Important Dates
Deadline for paper submission: January 6, 2008
Notification of acceptance: February 14, 2008
Camera-ready version of accepted paper: February 24, 2008
Target publication date: March 31, 2008

Submission of Papers
Papers should be submitted to cmartellnps.edu or loehrmitre.org

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