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LINGUIST List 18.625

Mon Feb 26 2007

Calls: Applied,Comp Ling/Spain;Text/Corpus Ling,Semantics/Spain

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


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        1.    Mari Carmen Campoy, 1st Intl Conference on Corpus-Based Approaches to ELT
        2.    Manuel Alcantara, Semantic Representation of Spoken Language


Message 1: 1st Intl Conference on Corpus-Based Approaches to ELT
Date: 26-Feb-2007
From: Mari Carmen Campoy <campoyang.uji.es>
Subject: 1st Intl Conference on Corpus-Based Approaches to ELT


Full Title: 1st Intl Conference on Corpus-Based Approaches to ELT

Date: 06-Nov-2007 - 07-Nov-2007
Location: Castelló - Castelló, Spain
Contact Person: Mari Carmen Campoy
Meeting Email: campoyang.uji.es

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

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 04-May-2007

Meeting Description:

This is intended as a forum of discussion for linguists and researchers in the
area of Corpus Linguistics. The conference will focus on corpus-based material
design and implementation, and the main topics to be dealt with are:
1.- Multimodal corpora and multimodal corpus linguistics in language teaching
2.- Design and use of small corpora in ELT
3.- The use of corpora in EAP/ESP teaching
4.- Web as corpus in the language classroom
5.- Computer-aided pedagogical tools for corpus exploitation

We welcome abstracts (up to 500 words) on areas mentioned above for 30-minute
presentations (with at least 10 mins. devoted to discussion).
Selected papers will be published.

Important Dates:

Submission deadline for abstracts: 4 May 2007
Notification of acceptance: 4 June 2007
Submission deadline for full papers: 28 September

Address for abstracts:

If you wish to be considered for a paper presentation, please send abstracts to:
Mari Carmen Campoy Cubillo (campoyang.uji.es) for topics 2 and 3
Begoña Bellés Fortuño (bbellesang.uji.es) for topics 1 and 5
Lluïsa Gea Valor (geaang.uji.es) for topic 4

Please fill in the registration form below. Abstracts should be sent by e-mail
in a Word document and should contain a minimum of 300 words and a maximum of
500 words.

Registration form:

1st International Conference on Corpus-Based Approaches to ELT
6-7 November 2007

Name:
Email:
Office Address:
Office Telephone:
Fax:
Position:
Academic Degree:

Topic (tick where appropriate):
____ 1.- Multimodal corpora and multimodal corpus linguistics in language teaching
____ 2.- Design and use of small corpora in ELT
____ 3.- The use of corpora in EAP/ESP teaching
____ 4.- Web as corpus in the language classroom
____ 5.- Computer-aided pedagogical tools for corpus exploitation


Paper Title: ___________________________________________________________________
Abstract (300-500 words):
Message 2: Semantic Representation of Spoken Language
Date: 26-Feb-2007
From: Manuel Alcantara <manuel.alcantaradfki.de>
Subject: Semantic Representation of Spoken Language



Full Title: Semantic Representation of Spoken Language
Short Title: SRSL7

Date: 12-Nov-2007 - 13-Nov-2007
Location: Salamanca, Spain
Contact Person: Manuel Alcantara
Meeting Email: manuel.alcantaradfki.de
Web Site: http://www.dfki.de/~mpla/SRSL/

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

Call Deadline: 15-Jul-2007

Meeting Description:
The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers interested in the
semantic representation of spoken corpora, especially spontaneous speech. The
current state-of-the-art supports solutions from very different backgrounds and
perspectives, but still remain important and complex issues to deal with, such
as the accurate segmentation of speech in semantic units.

Spoken language is a pending issue in computational linguistics and artificial
intelligence, both traditionally focused on written language, although semantic
processing of speech is necessary for the understanding of both natural and
human-machine interaction. The problems found when trying to linguistically
structure spontaneous speech are leading to works focused on its semantic
representation. In-depth research on the semantic representation of speech can
provide us with a suitable basis for further analysis of related linguistic
levels, like prosody or pragmatics.

Papers are invited on substantial, original, and unpublished research concerning
the semantic representation of spoken language. They can be full (6-8 pages) or
short papers (3-4 pages).

Possible topics include:
-Corpus annotation: structures (frame-banks, proposition banks, etc.) and
concepts (ontologies, named entities, etc.).
-Content identification and segmentation in spontaneous speech.
-Semantic interpretation in dialogues.
-Dialogue and discourse structures.
-Topic Detection and tracking.
-Multimodal Representations including speech.
-Natural language understanding and reasoning in spoken dialogue systems.
-Speech in embedded systems.
-Project descriptions about applications of spoken corpora semantic representations.
-Standardisation work.

Submissions must be written in English and should follow the Springer format. As
reviewing will be blind, the paper should not include the author's names and
affiliations.

Submission will be via email and must be sent to
manuel(dot)alcantara(at)dfki(dot)de. Accepted papers will appear in the
proceedings of the workshop. Both full (6-8 pages including references) and
short papers (3-4 pages including references) will have an oral presentation at
the workshop within the framework of the CAEPIA conference in Salamanca (Spain).

For further information about the workshop and the submission procedure, please
visit http://www.dfki.de/~mpla/SRSL/

Important dates:
Paper Submission Deadline: July 15th, 2007
Notification of Paper Acceptance: September 20th, 2007
Final Version Submission Deadline: October 10th, 2007
Workshop dates: November 12th and 13th, 2007

Organization:
Chair: Manuel Alcantara (DFKI GmbH)
Co-chair: Thierry Declerck (DFKI GmbH)

(already confirmed) Program Committee:
David Ahn (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
Enrique Alfonseca (Google)
Paul Buitelaar (DFKI GmbH)
Harry Bunt (Universiteit van Tilburg)
Raquel Fernandez Rovira (Universitaet Potsdam)
Anette Frank (DFKI GmbH)
Massimo Moneglia (Universita degli Studi di Firenze)
Juan Carlos Moreno Cabrera (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid)
Antonio Moreno Sandoval (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid)
Gael Richard (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications, GET-ENST)
Carlos Subirats (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)





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