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LINGUIST List 19.3572

Sat Nov 22 2008

Calls: Comp Ling/Canada; Comp Ling,Lexicography/Belgium

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Svetlana Kiritchenko, Graduate Student Symposium
        2.    Sylviane Granger, eLexicography in the 21st Century


Message 1: Graduate Student Symposium
Date: 20-Nov-2008
From: Svetlana Kiritchenko <Svetlana.Kiritchenkonrc-cnrc.gc.ca>
Subject: Graduate Student Symposium
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Full Title: Graduate Student Symposium

Date: 24-May-2009 - 24-May-2009
Location: Kelowna, BC, Canada
Contact Person: Svetlana Kiritchenko
Meeting Email: Svetlana.Kiritchenkonrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Web Site: http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~caropres/CAI09stsymp/cai09stsymp.html

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Jan-2009

Meeting Description:

AI 2009, the twenty-second Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence,
invites graduate students to submit four-page extended abstracts of their thesis
for possible inclusion in the AI 2009 Graduate Student Symposium. The symposium
will be a one-day pre-conference event, where students of accepted abstracts
will be invited to give a presentation on their thesis work before a group of
peers as well as a small team of expert AI researchers who would offer a
critique of each presentation and provide support, advice, and mentoring.

Call for Papers

PhD and Master's students are invited to submit original work in all areas of
Artificial Intelligence. It is not expected that submissions will consist of
polished work with complete results; instead, more weight will be placed on the
significance of the work, the proposed ideas or solutions, and the overall
presentation. Submissions should therefore have emphasis on work in progress,
with directions for future research clearly indicated wherever appropriate.

To apply for the symposium, please email an extended abstract in PDF, Postscript
or MS-Word RTF to Svetlana.Kiritchenkonrc-cnrc.gc.ca, by January 30th, 2009.
Each abstract has to be accompanied with a cover letter stating your name,
institution, supervisor's name and email address, program start date, expected
graduation date, and 2-5 keywords describing your work. Also include a list of
your refereed and non-refereed publications and presentations at national and
international forums. All submissions must be written in English. Abstracts may
be up to 4 pages in length and must be formatted according to Springer's LNCS
style. Please follow the instructions for authors at Springer's site for
authors. The use of the LaTeX2e style file available at the web site is strongly
encouraged. We anticipate all accepted abstracts to be included in the
proceedings of the Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2009 published
by Springer.

Each abstract will be reviewed by a mixed team of both students and program
committee members. Presenting students will be selected based on clarity of the
submission, stage of research, and evidence of promise such as published papers
or technical reports. Partial financial assistance for travel and accommodations
may be available to a limited number of students presenting at the Symposium.

All students are encouraged to attend and participate in the Symposium, whether
or not they apply to present their work. All the selected student presenters are
expected to actively participate in the full Symposium, as we envision
participants gaining as much by interacting with their peers as by having their
presentations critiqued by the faculty panel. In addition, a senior AI
researcher and faculty member will be invited to give a talk on a topic of
interest to graduate students.

Important Dates
Full paper submission due: January 30th, 2009
Notification of acceptance: March 3rd, 2009
Final paper due: March 16th, 2009
Graduate Student Symposium: May 24th, 2009

Co-Chairs
Svetlana Kiritchenko, National Research Council Canada
Maria Fernanda Caropreso, University of Ottawa
Message 2: eLexicography in the 21st Century
Date: 20-Nov-2008
From: Sylviane Granger <sylviane.grangeruclouvain.be>
Subject: eLexicography in the 21st Century
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Full Title: eLexicography in the 21st Century
Short Title: ELEX2009

Date: 22-Oct-2009 - 24-Oct-2009
Location: Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Contact Person: Sylviane Granger
Meeting Email: elexicographyuclouvain.be
Web Site: http://www.uclouvain.be/cecl-elexicography

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

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2008

Meeting Description:

eLexicography in the 21st century: New challenges, new applications

The conference aims to explore innovative developments in the field of
electronic lexicography.
Organized by the Centre for English Corpus Linguistics (CECL) under the aegis of
the European Association for Lexicography (EURALEX).

Conference Website: www.uclouvain.be/cecl-elexicography
Venue: University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Date: 22-24 October, 2009

Second Call for Papers

The 12th International Conference on Translation (PPA) is a biennial conference
which was held for the first time held in 1984 through the initiatives of the
Malaysian Translators Association (MTA) and Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP), with
the awareness that translation is crucial in knowledge transfer. Translation is
a prime knowledge communication medium to develop one's country, particularly in
this borderless world. Therefore this international conference aims to nurture
the exchange of ideas, knowledge and experience, and simultaneously encourage
cooperation between scholars, language experts, translators, writers,
publishers, editors, educators and students internationally. The conference also
aims to explore the latest information, theories and techniques in the field of
translation in order to enhance translation quality as a whole.

eLexicography in the 21st century: New challenges, new applications

Organizers: Prof. Sylviane Granger and Dr Magali Paquot
Conference Theme: Innovative developments in the field of electronic lexicography

Key Dates
- Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 December 2008
- Notification of acceptance / rejection: 27 February 2009

Papers on the following topics are particularly welcome:
- New technological environments (web-based dictionaries, mobile devices, etc.)
- Exploitation of language resources: monolingual and multilingual corpora,
learner corpora, lexical databases (e.g. WordNet).
- Integration of NLP tools (grammatical annotation, speech synthesis, etc.)
- Dictionary writing systems and other software available to the lexicographer
- Changes to the dictionary macro- and microstructure afforded by the electronic
medium (multiple access routes, efficient integration of phraseology, etc.)
- Automated customisation of dictionaries in function of users' needs
(proficiency level, receptive vs. productive mode, register)
- Integration of electronic dictionaries into language learning and teaching
(CALL, translator training, etc.)

Keynote Speakers
We are pleased to announce that the following speakers have accepted our
invitation to give a keynote presentation at the conference:
Ulrich Heid (Universitat Stuttgart, Germany)
Marie-Claude L'Homme (Universite de Montréal, Canada)
Hilary Nesi (Coventry University, Great-Britain)
Michael Rundell (Lexicography MasterClass Ltd, Great-Britain)
Piek Vossen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Organising Committee
De Cock Sylvie (Facultes Universitaires Saint-Louis & CECL, Universite
catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Granger Sylviane (CECL, Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Paquot Magali (CECL, Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Rayson Paul (UCREL, Lancaster University, Great-Britain)
Tutin Agnes (LIDILEM, Universite Stendhal-Grenoble 3, France)

Local Committee
De Cock Sylvie (Facultes Universitaires Saint-Louis & CECL, Universite
catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Decuyper Valerie (CECL, Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Gilquin Gaëtanelle (CECL, Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Granger Sylviane (CECL, Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Hugon Claire (CECL, Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Meunier Fanny (CECL, Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Paquot Magali (CECL, Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Thewissen Jennifer (CECL, Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium)

Scientific Committee
Bogaards Paul (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
Bouillon Pierrette (ISSCO, University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Cowie Anthony (University of Leeds, Great-Britain)
Campoy Cubillo, Maria Carmen (Universitat Jaume I, Spain)
de Schryver Gilles-Maurice (Ghent University, Belgium)
Drouin Patrick (Oservatoire de Linguistique Sens-Texte, Universite de Montreal,
Canada)
Fairon Cédrick (CENTAL, Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Fellbaum Christiane (Princeton University, United States)
Fontenelle Thierry (Microsoft Natural Language Group, United States)
Glaros Nikos (Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Greece)
Grefenstette Gregory (EXALEAD, France)
Hanks Patrick (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
Kilgarriff Adam (Lexical Computing Ltd, Great-Britain)
Korhonen Anna (University of Cambridge, Great-Britain)
Herbst Thomas (Universität Erlangen, Germany)
Lemnitzer Lothar (Universität Tübingen, Germany)
Moon Rosamund (University of Birmingham, Great-Britain)
Ooi Vincent (National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore)
Pecman Mojca (Universite Paris Diderot - Paris 7, France)
Piao Scott (The University of Manchester, Great-Britain)
Rayson Paul (UCREL, Lancaster University, Great-Britain)
Ronald Jim (Hiroshima Shudo University, Japan)
Sierra Martinez Gerardo (GIL, Universidad Autónoma de México, México)
Smrz Pavel (Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic)
Sobkowiak Wlodzimierz (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)
Tarp Sven (Centre for Lexicography, Aarhus School of Business, Denmark)
Tutin Agnes (LIDILEM, Universite Stendhal-Grenoble 3, France)
Verlinde Serge (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
Yihua Zhang (Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China)
Zock Michael (CNRS - Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale, France)

The conference aims to be a showcase for the latest developments in the field
and will feature both software demos and a book exhibition. A selection of
papers will be invited for expansion into chapters for a book arising from the
conference.

Language of the conference: English

Contact: elexicographyuclouvain.be
For sponsoring options, please contact sylviane.grangeruclouvain.be

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