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LINGUIST List 19.394

Sun Feb 03 2008

Calls: General Ling/USA; Computational Ling,Text/Corpus Ling/Morocco

Editor for this issue: F. Okki Kurniawan <okkilinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Daniel Collins, Slavic Linguistics Society
        2.    Marie-Claude L'Homme, Multilingual Specialized Language Resources

Message 1: Slavic Linguistics Society
Date: 03-Feb-2008
From: Daniel Collins <collins.232osu.edu>
Subject: Slavic Linguistics Society
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Full Title: Slavic Linguistics Society
Short Title: SLS

Date: 10-Jun-2008 - 12-Jun-2008
Location: Colombus, Ohio, USA
Contact Person: Daniel Collins
Meeting Email: collins.232osu.edu
Web Site: http://slavic.osu.edu/sls2008

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 25-Feb-2008

Meeting Description:

The Third Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society will take place at
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, June 10-12, 2008. The conference
is open to papers in all fields and theoretical approaches, devoted to any
aspect of the synchronic and/or diachronic analysis of one or more Slavic

Second Call for Papers: Deadline extended to February 25, 2008.

The Third Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society (http://
slavic.osu.edu/sls2008) will take place at The Ohio State University, Columbus,
Ohio, USA, June 10-12, 2008. Plenary speakers will include:

Henning Andersen (University of California, Los Angeles)
Peter Culicover (Ohio State University)
Lenore Grenoble (University of Chicago)

We invite students, faculty, independent scholars, and other interested parties,
representing all fields and theoretical approaches, to submit an abstract on a
topic of relevance to any aspect of the synchronic and/or diachronic analysis of
one or more Slavic languages. As a special feature of this year's conference, we
hope to include panels dedicated to undergraduate research in Slavic
linguistics; please encourage qualified students to submit abstracts.

One-page abstracts (300 words, not counting title and bibliography), plus a
second page with the title, submitter's name, affiliation, and contact
information, should be submitted in Word or Text-Only format to collins.232osu.edu

Questions about the conference may be directed to the same address.

Organizing Committee:

Daniel E. Collins
Brian D. Joseph
Andrea D. Sims
Message 2: Multilingual Specialized Language Resources
Date: 02-Feb-2008
From: Marie-Claude L'Homme <mc.lhommeumontreal.ca>
Subject: Multilingual Specialized Language Resources
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Full Title: Multilingual Specialized Language Resources

Date: 26-May-2008 - 26-May-2008
Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Contact Person: Marie-Claude L'Homme
Meeting Email: mc.lhommeumontreal.ca
Web Site: http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2008/IMG/ws/Multilingual.pdf

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

Call Deadline: 10-Feb-2008

Meeting Description:

Workshop on Multilingual and Comparative Perspectives in Specialized Language
Resources 26 May 2008 (Afternoon session)
To take place within the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC
2008) Marrakech, Morocco, http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2008/

Second Call for Papers

Béatrice Daille LINA-CNRS, Université de Nantes
Kyo Kageura, Library and Information Science, University of Tokyo
Marie-Claude L'Homme, Observatoire de linguistique Sens-Texte, Université de

We are currently witnessing an increasing interest in multilingualism in many
different fields including IR (CLEF: Cross language Evaluation Forum, annual),
summarization (DUC), semantic aspects (SemEval 2007 Task 1: Evaluating WSD on
Cross-Language Information Retrieval), textual corpora, etc. Although issues
related to multilingualism have been debated in different workshops (as those
listed above), they are often considered from a computational perspective and
for specific applications. Seldom have multilingual resources and the different
problems related to their development and modelling have been considered as such.

Also, the importance of assessing the quality of language resources is
increasingly recognized as far as monolingual resources and tasks are concerned.
Regarding specialized language resources the usual emphasis put on scale is
gradually shifting towards a concern about quality of corpora and language
resources. Also, as we start emphasizing the need to assess the quality of
multilingual resources, a set of new issues arises, such as quality criteria,
more detailed classification of factors that apply to monolingual as well as
multilingual resources, typologies of specialized corpora, terminological
characteristics that may appear in a language but not in another. There is an
acute need for addressing these issues and to explore multilingual and
comparative approaches in specialized language resources. These approaches will
come from different fields, including - but not limited to - linguistics,
terminology, information science and computational linguistics.

This workshop aims at bringing together experts from different backgrounds
concerned by the acquisition and modelling of multilingual specialized
information. The workshop will provide an opportunity to share experience on
multilingual and comparative approaches to the processing of specialized
information. It will also be a forum for discussing issues of a more fundamental

- Equivalence in specialized resources and specialized corpora;
- Multilingual and comparative approaches to the processing of specialized corpora;
- Corpus-based approaches to multilingual modelling of terminological data;
- Multilingual resources for terminology processing;
- Linguistic evidence for multilingual NLP such as identification of cognates,
transliteration, morphological evidence, etc.
- Comparative approaches to terminological variation and semantic relationships;
- Comparative approaches to discourse analysis;
- Comparative and multilingual approaches to document characterization;
- Modelling of multilingual data in ontologies or other terminological resources;
- Evaluation of multilingual resources and methods for acquiring them.

Abstracts should be 5 pages long and submitted in PDF format at the following
address: https://www.softconf.com/LREC2008/MCPSLR/submit.html. Authors are
requested to send an anonymized version of their abstract. Accepted papers will
be published in the workshop proceedings and should adhere to the stylesheet
that will be adopted for the LREC Proceedings (to be announced later on the
conference web site).

Important Dates:
Submission of abstracts: 10 February 2008
Notification of acceptance: 10 March 2008
Final version for the proceedings: 12 April 2008

Scientific Committee:
Marc van Campenhoudt (Université de Bruxelles, Belgium)
John Humbley (Université Paris-Diderot, Paris)
Oliver Kraif (Université Stendhal Grenoble 3, Grenoble, France)
Olivia Kwong (City University of Hong Kong, China)
Kyung Soon Lee (Chonbuk National University, Korea)
Jorge Antonio Leoni de Leon (University of Geneva)
Jeanine Lilleng (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
Emmanuel Morin (LINA; Université de Nantes, France)
Margaret Rogers (University of Surrey, UK)
Gilles Serasset (University of Grenoble, France)
Serge Sharoff (University of Leeds, UK)
Monique Slodzian (ERTIM-INALCO, Paris)
Rita Temmerman (Erasmushogeschool Brussel)
Takehiro Uturo (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Leo Wanner (Pompeu Fabra University, Spain)
Pierre Zweigenbaum (LIMSI-CNRS, Paris)

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