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LINGUIST List 19.948

Thu Mar 20 2008

Calls: Comp Ling/USA;Text/Corpus Ling/China

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        1.    Jeff Heinz, ACL Special Interest Group in Morphology and Phonology
        2.    Richard Xiao, Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies


Message 1: ACL Special Interest Group in Morphology and Phonology
Date: 20-Mar-2008
From: Jeff Heinz <heinzudel.edu>
Subject: ACL Special Interest Group in Morphology and Phonology
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Full Title: ACL Special Interest Group in Morphology and Phonology
Short Title: SIGMORPHON 2008

Date: 19-Jun-2008 - 19-Jun-2008
Location: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Contact Person: Jeff Heinz
Meeting Email: heinzudel.edu
Web Site: http://phonology.cogsci.udel.edu/sigmorphon2008/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology

Call Deadline: 24-Mar-2008

Meeting Description:

This is SIGMORPHON's first workshop whose scope reflects the SIG's new charter,
which has expanded with ACL's approval to include morphology and phonetics as
well as phonology.

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together researchers interested in
applying computational techniques to problems in morphology, phonology, and
phonetics. Papers will be on substantial, original, and unpublished research on
these topics, potentially including strong work in progress.

Second Call for Papers - Extended Deadline
ACL 2008

Tenth Meeting of the ACL Special Interest Group in Computational Morphology and
Phonology

Deadline extended: now Mon 24 Mar 2008

Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
June 19, 2008

Appropriate topics include (but are not limited to) the following as they relate
to the areas of the workshop:
- New formalisms, or computational treatments of existing linguistic
formalisms
- Probabilistic models and machine learning
- Unsupervised or semi-supervised learning of linguistic knowledge
- Analysis or exploitation of multilingual, multi-dialectal, or
diachronic data
- Algorithms, including finite-state methods
- Speech technologies relating to phonetics or phonology
- Instructional technologies for second-language learners
- Psycholinguistics and speech science (both production and
comprehension)
- Machine transliteration and back-transliteration
- Corpus linguistics
- Integration of morphology, phonology, or phonetics with other NLP
tasks
- Tools and resources

One of the missions of SIGMORPHON is to encourage interaction between work in
computational linguistics and work in theoretical and empirical linguistics. Our
recent meetings have been successful in this regard, and we hope to see this
continue in 2008. Many mainstream linguists studying phonetics, phonology, and
morphology are now asking and answering computational questions. We hope that
this workshop will allow the CL community to consider their problems, tools, and
models.

This workshop will be the tenth meeting of SIGMORPHON (formerly called
SIGPHON). We will hold a full-day workshop consisting of approximately
10 half-hour presentations.

The workshop will be held on June 19, immediately after the ACL 2008 meetings at
Ohio-State University in Columbus, Ohio.

The workshop website is:
http://phonology.cogsci.udel.edu/sigmorphon2008/

Important Dates:
- Submission Deadline: Monday, March 24, 2008, 20:00 EDT
- Notification: April 16, 2008
- Camera-ready Copy Due: April 30, 2008
- Workshop: June 19, 2008

Paper Submission:
Content: Papers should be original, topical, and clear. Completed work is
preferable to intended work, but in any event the paper should clearly indicate
the state of completion of the reported results. Authors are encouraged to study
the actual form used by reviewers
(http://phonology.cogsci.udel.edu/sigmorphon2008/review-form.html) to
assess papers.

Submission Format:
The only accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe PDF. Submissions should
follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings, and should not exceed eight (8)
pages. One additional page is allowed for the References section. Thus, your
PDF file may be 9 pages. However, all material other than the bibliography must
fall within the first 8 pages! We strongly recommend the use of the LaTeX style
files or Microsoft Word document template that are available on the ACL
conference web site
(http://www.ling.ohio-state.edu/acl08/stylefiles.html). We reserve the right to
reject submissions that do not conform to these styles, including font size
restrictions.

Anonymous Review:
The paper should not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore,
self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., ''We previously showed
(Smith, 1991) ...'', should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as ''Smith
previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...''. Papers that do not conform to these
requirements will be rejected without review.

Conflicts of Interest: Authors should mark on the submission page any
program committee member with whom they have a conflict of interest, such as a
recent collaborator, a recent colleague at the same institution, or a close
personal friend.

Double Submitting: Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings
or publications must provide this information on the START online submission
page. Papers may not be submitted to SIGMORPHON 2008 if they are currently or
will be submitted to other meetings or publications and that other meeting or
publication prohibits multiple submission. If SIGMORPHON 2008 accepts a paper,
authors must notify the program chairs immediately indicating which meeting they
choose for presentation of their work. SIGMORPHON 2008 cannot accept for
publication or presentation work that will be (or has been) published elsewhere.

Submission Procedure: Authors must submit papers online here:
https://www.softconf.com/acl08/ACL08-WS06/submit.html

The submission deadline is Monday March 24, 2008 20:00 EDT. Papers
submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed.


Organizers and Program Committee

This year's program committee consists of the following individuals:

Adam Albright, MIT
Lynne Cahill, University of Brighton
Mathias Creutz, Helsinki University of Technology
Jason Eisner, Johns Hopkins University (co-chair)
Mark Ellison, University of Western Australia
Eric Fosler-Lussier, Ohio State University
John Goldsmith, University of Chicago
Sharon Goldwater, Stanford University
Nizar Habash, Columbia University
Jeffrey Heinz, University of Delaware (co-chair)
Katrin Kirchhoff, University of Washington
Greg Kondrak, University of Alberta
Kimmo Koskenniemi, University of Helskinki
Ying Lin, University of Arizona
Mike Maxwell, University of Maryland
John Nerbonne, University of Groningen
Kemal Oflazer, Sabanci University
Gerald Penn, University of Toronto
Jason Riggle, University of Chicago
Richard Sproat, University of Illinois
Richard Wicentowski, Swarthmore University
Shuly Wintner, University of Haifai

The program chairs may invite additional reviewers as necessary to
obtain relevant expertise and avoid conflicts of interest.
Message 2: Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies
Date: 20-Mar-2008
From: Richard Xiao <RXiaouclan.ac.uk>
Subject: Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies
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Full Title: Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies
Short Title: UCCTS

Date: 25-Sep-2008 - 27-Sep-2008
Location: Hangzhou, China
Contact Person: Richard Xiao
Meeting Email: RXiaouclan.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.sis.zju.edu.cn/sis/sisht/dlwy/UCCTS2008main.htm

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

Call Deadline: 18-Apr-2008

Meeting Description:

The international symposium on Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation
Studies is sponsored jointly by Zhejiang University, University of Central
Lancashire, Beijing Foreign Language Studies, Shandong University, and Lancaster
University, with the aim of exploring the creation and use of corpora in
contrastive and translation studies. The first conference will be held at
Zhejiang University in the scenic city of Hangzhou, China during 25th - 27th
September 2008.

Final Call for Papers and Extension of Abstract Deadline

Hangzhou China, 25th - 27th September 2008

The international symposium on Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation
Studies is sponsored jointly by Zhejiang University, University of Central
Lancashire, Beijing Foreign Language Studies, Shandong University, and Lancaster
University, with the aim of exploring the creation and use of corpora in
contrastive and translation studies. The first conference will be held at
Zhejiang University in the scenic city of Hangzhou, China during 25th - 27th
September 2008.

Conference website:
http://www.sis.zju.edu.cn/sis/sisht/dlwy/UCCTS2008main.htm

Important Dates
New: 18th April 2008: Deadline for submission of abstracts
Early May 2008: Notification of acceptance of abstracts
1st June 2008: Early bird registration starts
31st July 2008: Early bird registration closes
31st July 2008: Deadline for submission of full papers
1st August 2008: Ordinary registration opens
31 August 2008: Ordinary registration closes
[On-site registration is acceptable only if there are places available.]




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