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LINGUIST List 19.879

Sun Mar 16 2008

Calls: Computational Ling/Sweden; Anthropological Ling,Socioling/USA

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


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        1.    Harald Hammarström, 6th International Conference on Natural Language
        2.    Michael Hegarty, Symposium on Louisiana Dialects and Cultures


Message 1: 6th International Conference on Natural Language
Date: 15-Mar-2008
From: Harald Hammarström <haraldbombo.se>
Subject: 6th International Conference on Natural Language
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Full Title: 6th International Conference on Natural Language
Short Title: GoTal

Date: 25-Aug-2008 - 27-Aug-2008
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Contact Person: Aarne Ranta
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.cse.chalmers.se/gotal.html

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 04-Apr-2008

Meeting Description:

Papers are invited on recent, substantial, original and unpublished research on all aspects of computational linguistics and natural language and speech processing, including, but not limited to:
- Pragmatics, Discourse, Semantics, Syntax, and the Lexicon
- Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology
- Speech Recognition
- Speech Synthesis
- Natural Language Generation
- Ontologies, Semantic Networks, and Lexical Resources
- Corpus Linguistics
- Linguistic, Mathematical, and Psychological Models of Language
- Anaphora Resolution
- Word Sense Disambiguation
- Corpus-based Language Modeling
- Machine Translation and Translation Aids
- Text and Speech Interfaces
- Dialogue systems
- Language Learning and Therapy
- Simulation and Visualization
- Knowledge Acquisition and Representation
- Information Extraction
- Information Retrieval
- Question Answering
- Text Summarization
- Text and Speech Classification
- Systems Evaluation


Final Call for Papers: deadline 4 April 2008

GoTAL - 6th International Conference on Natural Language Processing

Gothenburg, Sweden

25-27 August 2008

www.cse.chalmers.se/gotal

The GoTAL conference will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden on 25-27 August, 2008. The conference is hosted by Chalmers University of Technology jointly with Gothenburg University, as part of the activities of the Centre for Language Technology (CLT). GoTAL is the sixth in the series of the TAL conferences, following FracTAL (Besançon, France, 1997), VexTAL (Venice, Italy, 1999), PorTAL (Faro, Algarve, Portugal, 2002), EsTAL (Alicante, Spain, 2004), and FinTAL (Turku, Finland 2006). The main purpose of the TAL conference series is to bring together scientists representing linguistics, computer science and related fields, sharing a common interest in the advancement of computational linguistics and natural language processing.

Scope of the Conference:
Papers are invited on recent, substantial, original and unpublished research
on all aspects of computational linguistics and natural language and speech
processing, including, but not limited to:
- Pragmatics, Discourse, Semantics, Syntax, and the Lexicon
- Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology
- Speech Recognition
- Speech Synthesis
- Natural Language Generation
- Ontologies, Semantic Networks, and Lexical Resources
- Corpus Linguistics
- Linguistic, Mathematical, and Psychological Models of Language
- Anaphora Resolution
- Word Sense Disambiguation
- Corpus-based Language Modeling
- Machine Translation and Translation Aids
- Text and Speech Interfaces
- Dialogue systems
- Language Learning and Therapy
- Simulation and Visualization
- Knowledge Acquisition and Representation
- Information Extraction
- Information Retrieval
- Question Answering
- Text Summarization
- Text and Speech Classification
- Systems Evaluation

Paper Submission:
We welcome submissions both from academia and the industry on any topic that is of interest to the NLP community, particularly encouraging research emphasizing multidisciplinary aspects of NLP and the interplay between linguistics, computer science and application domains such as biomedicine, communication systems, public services, and educational technology.

Submitted papers should describe original work, emphasizing completed or well advanced, rather than intended, research. The state of completion of the reported work must be clearly indicated. Where appropriate, results should be rigorously evaluated; the assessment of statistical significance for quantitative results is encouraged. Submissions should contain original material that has not been previously presented to the scientific community. A parallel submission to other publication fora as well as a significant overlap in contents with previously published work should be clearly indicated to the program committee.

All submissions will be reviewed by at least three program committee members. The submissions will be judged on originality, relevance, technical quality, and presentation. Papers can be submitted in two categories:
- full papers , describing substantial research with well-evaluated results
- short papers , typically describing ongoing research and preliminary results

All accepted papers in both categories will be published in the conference
proceedings. At the conference, full papers will be presented as a talk and
short papers will be presented as a poster.

Submissions are made using EasyChair: Go to:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=gotall2008
and follow the instructions.

The submissions should be sent anonymous, in PDF format.
(final version format to be specified later).
For the final version, authors should follow the LNCS instructions: http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0

The maximum length is 12pp for full papers and 5pp for short papers.

Proceedings:
Accepted papers of both categories will be published in the Conference
Proceedings, in the LNCS/LNAI series of Springer.

Keynote Speakers
There will be three keynote speakers:
- Johan Bos, University of Rome La Sapienza
- Lori Lamel, LIMSI Paris
- Joakim Nivre, Växjö University and Uppsala University

Program Committee:
Chair:
- Aarne Ranta, Chalmers and Gothenburg University, Sweden
Members:
- Olli Aaltonen, University of Helsinki, Finland
- Walid El Abed, Nestle Corp., Switzerland
- Jan Alexandersson, DFKI, Germany
- Jorge Baptista, University of Algarve, Portugal
- Patricio Martinez Barco, University of Alicante, Spain
- Tilman Becker, DFKI, Germany
- Chris Biemann, University of Leipzig, Germany
- Patrick Blackburn, INRIA Lorraine
- Lars Borin, Gothenburg University, Sweden
- Johan Bos, La Sapienza, Italy
- Johan Boye, SpeechAct, Sweden
- Caroline Brun, Xerox Corp., France
- Sylviane Cardey, University of Franche-Comté, France
- Rolf Carlson, KTH, Sweden
- Lauri Carlson, University of Helsinki, Finland
- Alexander Clark, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
- Robin Cooper, Gothenburg University, Sweden
- Walter Daelemans, University of Antwerp, Belgium
- Rodolfo Delmonte, University of Venice, Italy
- Elisabet Engdahl, Gothenburg University, Sweden
- Jan van Eijck, CWI Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Filip Ginter, University of Turku, Finland
- Peter Greenfield, University of Franche-Comté, France
- Philippe de Groote, INRIA Lorraine, France
- Øystein Haug Olsen, Fast, Norway
- Viggo Kann, KTH, Sweden
- Kimmo Koskenniemi, University of Helsinki, Finland
- Hans Leiss, LMU Munich, Germany
- Oliver Lemon, University of Edinburgh, UK
- José Luis Vicedo, University of Alicante, Spain
- Adeline Nazarenko, University Paris-Nord, France
- Joakim Nivre, Uppsala and Växjö University, Sweden
- Bengt Nordström, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
- Pierre Nugues, University of Lund, Sweden
- Guy Perrier, INRIA Lorraine, France
- Elisabete Ranchhod, University of Lisbon, Portugal
- Manny Rayner, University of Geneva, Switzerland
- Tapio Salakoski, University of Turku, Finland
- Karl-Michael Schneider, Textkernel, Germany
- Rolf Schwitter, Macquarie University, Australia
- Laurent Spaggiari, Airbus, France
- Izabella Thomas, Université de Franche-Comté, France
- Simo Vihjanen, Lingsoft Ltd., Finland
- Annie Zaenen, Palo Alto Research Center, USA

Important Dates:
- 4 April: submission deadline
- 16 May: notification of acceptance
- 1 June: early registration deadline
- 25-27 August: conference

Location and Conference Fees:
The conference will be held at the campus of Chalmers University of Technology. The fees, in the range of 300-400 EUR (senior participant, early registration until 1 June), will be announced later. They will cover the conference lectures, a copy of proceedings, lunches, coffee, two dinners, and an excursion to the Gothenburg archipelago.



Message 2: Symposium on Louisiana Dialects and Cultures
Date: 14-Mar-2008
From: Michael Hegarty <mhegar1lsu.edu>
Subject: Symposium on Louisiana Dialects and Cultures
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Full Title: Symposium on Louisiana Dialects and Cultures

Date: 14-May-2008 - 15-May-2008
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Contact Person: Michael Hegarty
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 28-Mar-2008

Meeting Description:

Symposium on Louisiana Dialects and Cultures, with panels on Cajun and Creole English and French, Louisiana dialects, and hurricane discourse.

Call for Papers

The Interdepartmental Program in Linguistics and the Linguistics Graduate Student Organization at Louisiana State University, with support from the LSU College of Arts and Sciences, will host a Symposium on Louisiana Dialects and Cultures on May 14 and 15, 2008.

Presentations at the symposium will be in the form of thirty minute talks and participation on one of the following three panels:

Panel 1. Cajun and Creole English and French.
Panel 2. Louisiana Dialects.
Panel 3. Hurricane Discourse.

The extended deadline for submitting talk abstracts is March 28, 2008. Authors will be notified regarding acceptance by early April 2008.

Please submit proposals electronically in a pdf or Word file, or in rich text format, to Michael Hegarty, at mhegar1lsu.edu.

Abstract Format:
One page maximum (approximately 400 words) with an additional page for references, all with text in 12 pt font, one-inch margins.

General Information:
Papers are invited from researchers at all levels.






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