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LINGUIST List 19.489

Mon Feb 11 2008

Calls: Comp Ling/Morocco; Comp Ling/Morocco

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        1.    Jian Su, Building and Evaluating Resources for Biomedical Text Mining
        2.    Marie-Claude L'Homme, Multilingual Specialized Language Resources

Message 1: Building and Evaluating Resources for Biomedical Text Mining
Date: 11-Feb-2008
From: Jian Su <sujiani2r.a-star.edu.sg>
Subject: Building and Evaluating Resources for Biomedical Text Mining
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Full Title: Building and Evaluating Resources for Biomedical Text Mining
Short Title: BERBMTX-08

Date: 26-May-2008 - 26-May-2008
Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Contact Person: Sophia Ananiadou
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2008/

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

Call Deadline: 24-Feb-2008

Meeting Description:

We invite papers reporting on biomedical resources specifically used to
facilitate biomedical text mining and the process of designing, building,
updating, delivering, evaluating and disseminating them. A focus of the
workshop is on lexical and knowledge repositories (e.g. controlled
vocabularies, terminologies, ontologies, factual databases) and annotated
corpora. Another focus is on design guidelines, standards for building
resources, storage and exchange format, interoperability of resources and
last, on exploring new directions for their dissemination.

Call for Papers

Extended Deadline: Feb 24th

Pre LREC-2008 Workshop:

Building and Evaluating Resources for Biomedical Text Mining

Marrakech, Morocco

Monday, 26 May 2008


Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Building biomedical resources: controlled vocabularies, terminologies, ontologies, corpora
- Guidelines and annotation schemas, challenges, interoperability
- Building task-specific resources
- Reengineering existing biomedical or general language resources
- Augmentation of resources with biomedical features
- Update and evolution of resources
- Lightly annotated and noisy resources
- Tools for exploration of resources
- Data exchange formats
- Standards for building resources
- Documenting and disseminating resources
- Evaluation of resources

Sophia Ananiadou, National Centre for Text Mining, University of Manchester,UK
Monica Monachini, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale, Pisa, Italy
Goran Nenadic, University of Manchester, UK
Jian Su, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

Important Dates:
February 24, 2008: Paper submissions due
March 28, 2008: Paper notification of acceptance
April 11, 2008: Camera-ready papers due
May 26, 2008: Workshop

Submissions must describe original, completed or in progress, and unpublished work. Your paper (up to 8 pages) should be formatted according to the stylesheet provided at LREC 2008. Please upload your electronic submissions in PDF format to EasyChair at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=berbmtm08 .

Each submission will be reviewed by three program committee members.
Paper review will be double blind, so papers should not include authors' names and affiliations. Self-references are to be avoided-instead of ''As we showed in Smith et al. 1999...'', say ''As Smith et al. 1999 showed....''.

Accepted papers may be presented either as a poster or an oral presentation in the workshop, being published in the workshop proceedings. Besides, selected papers will be published in a special issue of the Language Resources and Evaluation (http://www.springerlink.com/content/1574-020X) journal with further expansion.

Program Committee Members:
Olivier Bodenreider, NLM, USA
Paul Buitelaar, DFKI, Germany
Nicoletta Calzolari, CNR, Italy
Kevin B. Cohen, MITRE, USA
Nigel Collier, National Institute for Informatics, Japan
Walter Daelemans, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Beatrice Daille, University of Nantes, France
Udo Hahn, Jena University, Germany
Marti Hearst, Berkeley, USA
Martin Krallinger, Protein Design group, Spain
Ewan Klein, Edinburgh University, UK
Mark Liberman, CIS, UPenn, USA
Hong Fang Liu, Georgetown University Medical Center, USA
John McNaught, University of Manchester, UK
Simonetta Montemagni, CNR, Italy
Claire Nedellec, CNRS, Framce
Adeline Nazarenko, LIPN, Paris 13, France
John Pestian, Computational Medicine Center, Cincinnati Children's, USA
Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann, EMBL-EBI, UK
Patrick Ruch, University Hospital of Geneva and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
Guergana Savova, Mayo Clinic, USA
Hagit Shatkay, Queen's University, USA
Stefan Schulz, Freiburg University Hospital, Germany
Yoshimasa Tsuruoka, University of Manchester, UK
Jun-ichi Tsujii, University of Tokyo, Japan and University of Manchester, UK
Karin Verspoor, Los Alamos National Labs, USA
Pierre Zweigenbaum, LIMSI-CNRS, France

Workshop Contact Person:
National Centre for Text Mining, Computer Science, University of Manchester

Message 2: Multilingual Specialized Language Resources
Date: 10-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: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2008/IMG/ws/Multilingual.pdf

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

Call Deadline: 16-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/

Call for Papers

New Deadline: February 16, 2008

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 Montréal

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 nature.

- 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: 16 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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