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LINGUIST List 19.3614

Tue Nov 25 2008

Calls: General Ling/United Kingdom; Computational Ling,Translati/Spain

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

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        1.    Peter Sells, Austronesian Languages and Linguistics 4
        2.    Harold Somers, 13th Ann Conf European Assoc for Machine Translation

Message 1: Austronesian Languages and Linguistics 4
Date: 24-Nov-2008
From: Peter Sells <ukarg1gmail.com>
Subject: Austronesian Languages and Linguistics 4
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Full Title: Austronesian Languages and Linguistics 4
Short Title: ALL4

Date: 17-Jun-2009 - 18-Jun-2009
Location: SOAS, London, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Peter Sells
Meeting Email: ukarg1gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.soas.ac.uk/all4

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Austronesian

Call Deadline: 23-JAN-2009

Meeting Description:

4th Austronesian Languages and Linguistics conference.

Call for Papers

The UK Austronesian Research Group (UKARG) is pleased to announce the 4th
Conference on Austronesian Languages and Linguistics (ALL4), to be held on
Wednesday 17 June and Thursday 18 June in the Khalili Lecture Theatre at the
School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

Invited Speaker:
Wayan Arka (ANU).

Researchers working in any area of Austronesian linguistics are invited to
present their research. We welcome contributions relating to any aspect of
Austronesian from any perspective, including:
formal theoretical issues;
descriptive linguistics;
documentary linguistics and language endangerment;
historical linguistics;
applied linguistics;

Papers will be twenty minutes in length plus ten minutes for discussion.
Deadline for abstracts: 23 January 2009.
Registration for ALL4 will be £20, £10 for students/unwaged.

Inquiries may be directed to the conference email address: ukarg1gmail.com.
Message 2: 13th Ann Conf European Assoc for Machine Translation
Date: 24-Nov-2008
From: Harold Somers <hsomerscomputing.dcu.ie>
Subject: 13th Ann Conf European Assoc for Machine Translation
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Full Title: 13th Ann Conf European Assoc for Machine Translation
Short Title: EAMT 2009

Date: 14-May-2009 - 15-May-2009
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact Person: Harold Somers
Meeting Email: eamt2009chairstalp.upc.edu
Web Site: http://www.talp.cat/eamt09

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

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2009

Meeting Description:

The 13th annual conference of the European Association for Machine Translation
is intended to provide a forum for researchers, commercial developers and users
to exchange ideas concerning all aspects of Machine Translation and
translation-related tools and resources.

Call for Papers

The aim is to present recent research and the current state of the art in the
area, explore emerging R&D trends, provide information about evaluation
techniques and tools and review the translation needs for and uses of
translation technologies on the part of government and industry.

Scientific Programme

This year the central theme of the conference is:
Translation among European languages, especially for languages with smaller
speech communities and limited digital resources.

There are 23 official languages in the EU almost half of which have fewer than
10 million speakers. In addition, there are perhaps as many as 80 additional
recognized languages or dialects spoken within its territory, the majority of
which have fewer than 2 million speakers. The problems faced by government and
industry in providing goods and services to people in their native language, in
many cases a matter of law, is at the very least daunting. At the same time,
current MT development methods require large amounts of human and/or digital
resources. Thus, the focus of this EAMT conference is on methods for developing
translation technologies for and among languages with fewer speakers and more
limited digital resources.
At the same time, contributions are welcome on all topics related to MT or
translation-related technologies including:
MT methodologies and techniques
Speech-to-speech translation
Translation aids (translation memory, terminology databases, etc.)
Practical MT systems (MT for professionals, MT for multilingual eCommerce, MT
for localization, etc.)
Translation environments (workflow, support tools, conversion tools for lexica,
MT embedded in other services (web search, eGovernment, etc.)
MT evaluation techniques and tools
Dictionaries and lexica for MT
Text and speech corpora for MT
Standards in text and lexicon encoding for MT
Human factors in MT and user interfaces
Multilingual technologies (natural language generation, information retrieval,
text categorization, text summarization, information extraction, etc.)

The two-day programme will include invited talks, oral presentations and poster

Important Dates
November 2008 - Initial call for papers
31 Jan 2009 - Submission deadline
23 Mar 2009 - Notification to authors
3 Apr 2009 - Deadline for camera-ready copy
14-15 May 2009 - Conference

Please visit the conference web pages (http://www.talp.cat/eamt09) for the most
up-to-date information about the calendar, the call for papers and formatting
requirements, the programme, invited speakers, related conference activities,
the venue, travel and registration.

EAMT 2009 will be using the START conference management system. To submit a
research paper, go to the submission website at:
and follow the instructions on the web page. The final submission deadline for
research papers is midnight GMT, January 31, 2009.
Submissions should be anonymised (no authors, affiliations or addresses, and no
explicit self-reference), be no longer than eight (8) pages (A4 size), and in
PDF format. Initial versions of papers must conform to the format defined by the
EAMT templates available at the conference website:

If you encounter any problem regarding submission, please do not hesitate to
contact the programme co-chairs. For all other queries (e.g. visas,
accommodation, payments) please contact the local organizers. (For contact
details, see below)

Special-interest groups looking for an opportunity to present recent work
related to MT may wish to organize a workshop.
Workshops will be held on Wednesday, May 20.

Proposals for workshops should include the title of the workshop, a proposed
schedule (e.g. call for papers, recruitment of speakers), a list of workshop
activities (papers, hands-on activities, shared tasks), technical requirements,
the expected number of participants, and whether this is part of an ongoing
series, or new workshop.

Send submissions to local organizers. We will evaluate Workshop proposals as
soon as they are submitted. The last day for submission of proposals is December
17, 2008.

Conference Organizers
Programme Chairs
Harold Somers (CNGL, DCU, Dublin)
Lluís Màrquez (UPC, Barcelona).
Contact: eamt2009chairstalp.upc.edu

Local Organization
Centre for Speech and Language Applications and Technologies (TALP) at the
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
Contact: eamt2009localtalp.upc.edu
Local Organizing Committee
David Farwell
Jose A. R. Fonollosa
José Mariño
Lluís Màrquez

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