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LINGUIST List 18.331

Wed Jan 31 2007

Calls: Anthropological Linguistics,Sociolinguistics/UK; Comp Ling/USA

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

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        1.    Louise Mullany, 4th Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise
        2.    Bender Emily M., Grammar Engineering across Frameworks 2007

Message 1: 4th Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise
Date: 30-Jan-2007
From: Louise Mullany <louise.mullanynottingham.ac.uk>
Subject: 4th Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise

Full Title: 4th Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise
Short Title: 4th DICOEN

Date: 10-Sep-2007 - 12-Sep-2007
Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Louise Mullany
Meeting Email: dicoen2007nottingham.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/english/conference/dicoeniv

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis;

Call Deadline: 14-Feb-2007

Meeting Description:

Abstract deadline extension:
The abstract deadline for the fourth Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise
Conference has been extended until 14th February 2007. This biannual conference
series provides a fruitful interdisciplinary forum for researchers working on
discourse and communication in organisational contexts. We particularly welcome
contributions from Linguistics, Communication Studies, Business Administration,
Organisation Studies, Sociology, Social Psychology, Anthropology and Philosophy.

Abstracts are now invited on the following themes (although other areas are also

-Language and identities at work;
-Inter-cultural/cross-cultural communication;
-The role of new technologies in organisational communication;
-Spoken and written genres at work;
-Postcolonial discourses in organisations;
-Researching workplace communication.

Further details on these themes can be found at the conference website.

Invited plenary speakers:

Mats Alvesson, Lund University, Sweden
Maria do Carmo Leite de Oliveria, PUC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Celia Roberts, Kings College London, UK
Tony Watson, University of Nottingham, UK
Message 2: Grammar Engineering across Frameworks 2007
Date: 30-Jan-2007
From: Bender Emily M. <geaf-organizersu.washington.edu>
Subject: Grammar Engineering across Frameworks 2007

Full Title: Grammar Engineering across Frameworks 2007
Short Title: GEAF07

Date: 13-Jul-2007 - 15-Jul-2007
Location: Stanford, CA, USA
Contact Person: Emily M. Bender
Meeting Email: geaf-organizersu.washington.edu
Web Site: http://www-csli.stanford.edu/~thking/GEAF07.html

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 09-Apr-2007

Meeting Description

This workshop aims to bring together grammar engineers from different frameworks
to compare research and methodologies, particularly around the themes of
evaluation, modularity, maintainability, relevance to theoretical and
computational linguistics, and evaluation for internal purposes.

Call for Papers

Grammar Engineering Across Frameworks
July 13-15, 2007
Stanford, California, USA

This workshop is part of the 2007 LSA Summer Institute.

Recent years have seen the development of techniques and resources to support
robust, deep grammatical analysis of natural language in real-world domains and
applications. The demands of these types of tasks have resulted in significant
advances in areas such as parser efficiency, hybrid statistical/symbolic
approaches to disambiguation, and the acquisition of large-scale lexicons. The
effective development, maintenance and enhancement of grammars is a central
issue in such efforts, and the size and complexity of realistic grammars forces
these processes to be tackled in ways that have much in common with software
engineering. This workshop aims to bring together grammar engineers from
different frameworks to compare their research and methodologies.

Panel Discussion on Evaluation

How can we develop evaluation methodologies and metrics which can capture the
added benefits of deep linguistic analysis?

Mary Dalrymple, Oxford University (moderator)
Roger Levy, University of California, San Diego
Stephan Oepen, University of Oslo
Martha Palmer, University of Colorado, Boulder

Paper Topics

The workshop is soliciting submissions for papers on the following themes

1. Evaluation: Proposals concerning evaluation methodologies and metrics which
can capture the added benefits of deep linguistic analysis; evaluation
techniques which can compare grammars across varieties/languages

2. Modularity: Reflections on which aspects of linguistic structure can most
easily be separated out from each other, why and how the analyses of separate
linguistic phenomena are interconnected/interdependent, and the role of
frameworks on promoting or inhibiting modularity

3. Maintainability: Techniques for improving long-term and multideveloper
maintainability of grammars; impacts of considerations of maintainability on
choices of linguistic analysis

4. Relevance to theoretical and computational linguistics: Reflections on how
to present grammar engineering work to other research communities.

5. Regression testing: Evaluation for internal purposes; methodologies and
techniques for test suite construction, role of test suites in day-to-day
progress on grammars

Organizing Committee

Emily M. Bender, University of Washington
Tracy Holloway King, PARC

Program Committee

Jason Baldridge
Srinivas Bangalore
John Bateman
Miriam Butt
Aoife Cahill
Stephen Clark
Berthold Crysmann
Steffi Dipper
Dan Flickinger
Ron Kaplan
Montserrat Marimon
Owen Rambow
Jesse Tseng

Important Dates and Submission Details

Abstracts due: April 9, 2007
Notification of acceptance: May 4, 2007
Demo session requests due: June 1, 2007
Workshop: 13-15 July, 2007

Submissions are to take the form of 4 (four) page extended abstracts,
in PDF format, with 12 point font.

Please submit your papers directly to


Contact for inquiries

geaf-organizers at u dot washington dot edu

Special Demo Session

In addition to the panel and papers, there will be a demo session. If you wish
to give a demonstration of a system relevant to the ''Grammar Engineering Across
Frameworks'' theme, please submit a title of the demo and a one-paragraph
description through Easy Chair, by June 1, 2007. You do not have to have a paper
in the workshop in order to give a demo.


We hope to publish an on-line version of the workshop proceedings, but
details have not been finalized.

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