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LINGUIST List 18.3861

Fri Dec 21 2007

Calls: Computational Ling/Morocco; Computational Ling/Hungary

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        1.    Ann Devitt, Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
        2.    Judit Kuti, 2008 NooJ conference


Message 1: Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
Date: 20-Dec-2007
From: Ann Devitt <ann.devittcs.tcd.ie>
Subject: Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
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Full Title: Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
Short Title: LREC

Date: 26-May-2008 - 01-Jun-2008
Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Contact Person: Helene Mazo
Meeting Email: lreclrec-conf.org
Web Site: http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2008/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 20-Feb-2008

Meeting Description

LREC 2008 - 6th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference

Main Conference: 28-30 May 2008
Workshops and Tutorials: 26 - 27 May and 31 May - 1 June 2008

The sixth international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC)
will be organised in 2008 by ELRA in cooperation with a wide range of
international associations and organisations.

Palais des Congrès Mansour Eddahbi, Marrakech - Morocco

Conference web site: http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2008/

Call for Papers

LREC 2008 Workshop on
Sentiment Analysis: Emotion, Metaphor, Ontology and Terminology
(EMOT 2008)
27 May, 2008, Marrakech, Morocco
https://www.cs.tcd.ie/Khurshid.Ahmad/lrec-emot08.html
Submission deadline: 20 February 2008

Workshop Topics

Sentiment analysis systems seek to extract emotions and feelings expressed about
people, organisations, nation states, goods and services, in free natural
language texts. This interdisciplinary workshop will address three related
topics in this area:

(a) how metaphor and sentiment interact in everyday communication;

(b) language/conceptual resources properties to support sentiment analysis

(c) evaluation of sentiment analysis programs and evaluation methodologies.

There will be one keynote lecture on each of the three topics followed by the
presentation of papers related to each of the three topics.

Workshop Aims

This workshop will deal with the recent advances in the processing of
''sentiment'' in arbitrary collections of text. Sentiment can be expressed
about works of art and literature, about the state of financial markets, about
liking and disliking individuals, organisations, ideologies, and consumer goods.
It is necessary to examine what aspects of emotional experience sentiment
analysis aims to capture, how and in what way this may be evaluated. This
workshop focuses on three strands of research which will serve to enhance the
development of automated sentiment analysis systems of free text for real world
applications.

Firstly, in psychology and computational linguistics, the notions of emotion and
metaphor interact in a number of complex ways. It has been argued that
conceptual metaphors underlie human understanding and processing of emotion. In
addition, it can be argued that the expression of sentiment and its
interpretation can rely critically on how a speaker or writer uses metaphor.
Therefore, an understanding of how emotion is expressed and perceived in
language is not complete without addressing the role of figurative language and
metaphor as basic scaffolding or tool for modulating affective text content.

Secondly, to date, sentiment analysis typically deals with a specific domain of
'ideal objects'. In order to build a sentiment analysis system, one has to
understand 'what there is' in a given domain, i.e. the ontology of the domain.
In this context, is it possible to conceive of generic sentiment analysis?
Practitioners in this area need to examine the requirements and challenges of an
approach that could cross boundaries of domain or time or even language where
different communities of use, languages or cultures may express or even
experience sentiments in different ways.

Finally, work in sentiment analysis may be regarded as work in intelligent
information retrieval and ''success'' is evaluated in terms of accuracy in
identifying the affective content of information segments. Yet sentiment
analysis has the potential to have a powerful impact in other domains that
require input about emotional context. Researchers in Human-Computer
Interaction, Affective Computing, Lexicography and Terminography, may become
end-users of work in sentiment analysis and sentiment analysis folks may have
much to learn from how a machine artificially ''endowed'' with
emotions/sentiments behaves. It may become feasible to evaluate sentiment
analysis systems in terms of the performance of such applications. An
examination of alternative end-user systems and evaluation mechanisms can only
serve to enrich the field of sentiment analysis and present new challenges for
researchers to address.

Submissions
Authors are invited to submit full papers on original, unpublished work in the
topic area of this workshop. Submissions should should not exceed 8 pages and
should be typeset using a font size of 11 points. (Style files will be made
available by LREC for the camera-ready versions of accepted papers.)
The reviewing of the papers will be blind and the papers should not include the
authors' names and affiliations. Each submission will be reviewed by at least
two members of the program committee. Accepted papers will be published in the
workshop proceedings. Springer has expressed an interest in publishing selected
papers from the workshop in one of its series, we are currently in discussions
and will confirm details at a later date.
Papers should be submitted electronically, no later than February 20, 2008. The
only accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe PDF. Details about the
submission procedure will be published on the workshop webpage
(https://www.cs.tcd.ie/Khurshid.Ahmad/lrec-emot08.html) closer to the time.

Important Dates
20 February - Deadline for workshop papers
21 March - Notification of acceptance
4 April - Camera-ready papers due
27 May - Workshop held at LREC 2008

Programme Committee
Khurshid Ahmad, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (Workshop Chair)
Gerhard Budin, Zentrum für Translationswissenschaft, Universität Wien, Austria
Ann Devitt, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland,
Sam Glucksberg, Princeton University, USA
Gerhard Heyer, Institut für Informatik, Universität Leipzig, Germany
Maria Teresa Musacchio, Università di Padova, Italy
Margaret Rogers, University of Surrey, U.K.
Carl Vogel, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Yorick Wilks, University of Sheffield, U.K.

Further Information
Workshop web page: https://www.cs.tcd.ie/Khurshid.Ahmad/lrec-emot08.html
LREC 2008 web page: http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2008/
Message 2: 2008 NooJ conference
Date: 20-Dec-2007
From: Judit Kuti <nooj08nytud.hu>
Subject: 2008 NooJ conference
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Full Title: 2008 NooJ conference
Short Title: NooJ '08

Date: 08-Jun-2008 - 10-Jun-2008
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Contact Person: Judit Kuti
Meeting Email: nooj08 [at] nytud.hu
Web Site: http://www.nytud.hu/nooj08

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 07-Mar-2008

Meeting Description

2008 NooJ Conference
Budapest, Hungary
8-10 June, 2008

The Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
(HAS), LAboratoire de SEmioLinguistique, Didactique et Informatique (LASELDI,
Univ. de Franche-Comté) and Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Claude Ledoux,
France, are pleased to announce the 2008 NooJ Conference to be held in Budapest,
Hungary, 8-10 June, 2008.

NooJ is a freeware, linguistic engineering development environment used to
formalize various types of textual phenomena (orthography, lexical and
productive morphology, local, structural and transformational syntax) using a
large gamut of computational devices (from Finite-State Automata to Augmented
Recursive Transition Networks). NooJ includes tools to construct, test, debug,
maintain and accumulate large sets linguistic resources, and can apply them to
large texts. NooJ is used as a linguistic engineering development platform, a
corpus processor, an information extraction system, a terminological extractor,
a Machine Translation development tool as well as to teach linguistics and
computational linguistics.

To learn more about NooJ, download the software, linguistic resources, manual,
tutorials and reference papers: www.nooj4nlp.net.

This conference will hopefully provide an opportunity for NooJ users, as well as
other researchers interested in corpus linguistics, to meet and to exchange
their experience of development, research or teaching. It will also be the
occasion to present and discover the recent developments of NooJ (v2.0).

To submit a paper, please send a one-page abstract before March 7, 2008 to
nooj08 at nytud.hu. The abstract, in French or in English, should contain the
title of the article, the name, institution, surface mail and electronic address
of each co-author. All papers will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee.
Authors will be notified whether their papers are accepted or rejected by 30
April, 2008 the latest. The timeslot is 30 minutes for presentations, including
5 minutes for discussions.

Further information on the conference: www.nytud.hu/nooj08.


Scientific Committee

- Abdelmajid Ben Hamadou (ISIM-Sfax, Tunisia)
- Xavier Blanco Escoda (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain)
- Krzysztof Bogacki (University of Warsaw, Poland)
- Gisele Chevalier (Université de Moncton, Canada)
- János Csirik (Department of Computer Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence,
University of Szeged, Hungary)
- Stefan Darmoni (CHU de Rouen, France)
- Anaid Donabédian (INALCO, France)
- Annibale Elia (Université of Salerne, Italy)
- Zoe Gavriilidou (Democritus University of Thrace, Greece)
- Ferenc Kiefer (Academician, Research Institute for Linguistics of the
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)
- Denis Le Pesant (Université Paris 10, France)
- Mireille Piot (Université Grenoble 3, France)
- Peter A. Machonis (Florida International University, USA)
- Belinda Maia (University of Porto, Portugal)
- Fabienne Marc (INALCO, France)
- Elisabeth Métais (CNAM of Paris, France)
- Odile Piton (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France)
- Philippe Schepens (Université de Franche-Comté, France)
- Max Silberztein (Université de Franche-Comté, France)
- Tamás Váradi (Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of
Sciences, Hungary)
- Tibor Vámos (Academician, Computer and Automation Research Institute of the
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)
- Dusko Vitas (University of Belgrade, Serbia)


Organising institutions:

- Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
- LAboratoire de SEmioLinguistique, Didactique et Informatique
(LASELDI, Univ. de Franche-Comté), France
- Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Claude Ledoux, France


NooJ tutorials (June 8)

- Beginners' Tutorial, 20 persons maximum
- Advanced Tutorial, 20 persons maximum


Registration fee:

The registration fee is 50EUR / 13.000HUF for academic researchers, 25EUR /
6.500HUF for students and 75EUR / 19.000HUF for others.
Payment can be made either
- in EUR by bank transfer, to the account nr.: HU56 - 10004885-1002010-02006332 EURO
or
- in HUF (cash) on-site, on the first day of the conference.
An acknowledgement of receipt will be issued by the Hungarian Academy of
Sciences on request.


Contact:

Judit Kuti (local organising committee)
nooj08 at nytud.hu



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