LINGUIST List 2.19

Wednesday, 23 Jan 1991

Confs: Metaphor, Lg and Information Processing

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  1. "Mary Dee Harris", ACH/ALLC Session on Metaphor
  2. Alexa T. McCray, Call for Papers: Workshop on Language and Information Processing

Message 1: ACH/ALLC Session on Metaphor

Date: 18 Jan 91 11:16:00 EST
From: "Mary Dee Harris" <>
Subject: ACH/ALLC Session on Metaphor
[From Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 912. Sunday, 20 Jan 1991.]

In light of the discussion of Lakoff's article on Metaphor and War, I
wanted to let the readers of Humanist to know that, in my capacity as ACH
Liaison to ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics), I have
organized a session at ACH/ALLC '91 called, "Artificial Intelligence
Approaches to the Study of Metaphor," with papers by three of the people
doing recent research on the topic. I don't yet know that day and time,
but I believe it will be an interesting session.

Mary Dee Harris
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Message 2: Call for Papers: Workshop on Language and Information Processing

Date: Wed, 23 Jan 91 09:46:13 EST
From: Alexa T. McCray <>
Subject: Call for Papers: Workshop on Language and Information Processing



 October 27, 1991
 Washington, D.C.

The American Society for Information Science (ASIS) invites sub-
missions for a Language and Information Processing Workshop, to
be held on October 27, 1991 at the ASIS '91 meeting in Washington,
D.C. The theme of ASIS '91 is "Systems Understanding People,
People Understanding Systems".

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together researchers who are
concerned with the potentially significant role of sophisticated natural 
language processing (NLP) in intelligent information retrieval (IR). 
The workshop will focus on the progress that has been made to date on 
the application of NLP methods to the IR problem and will provide a forum 
for discussing some promising areas for future research. Submitted papers 
must reflect substantive work done at the intersection of NLP and IR. 
Papers should emphasize completed work rather than future plans.


 Alexa T. McCray, National Library of Medicine
 Elizabeth Liddy, Syracuse University
 Carl Weir, Unisys
 David Lewis, University of Massachusetts


Submit 5 copies of a draft paper, not exceeding 10 single-spaced
pages (exclusive of references) to arrive no later than May 31,
1991. A cover page should include the title, full names of all
authors, the address of the primary author, including an e-mail
address if possible, and a short abstract. Send submissions to
the workshop chair:

 Alexa T. McCray
 National Library of Medicine
 Bldg. 38A/9N905, Mail Stop 54
 Bethesda, Md. 20894

 Phone: (301) 496-9300


 Submissions should be sent to arrive by May 31, 1991.
 Notification of acceptance will be made by July 15, 1991.
 Camera-ready papers will be due on September 16, 1991.
 Workshop will be held on October 27, 1991.


The workshop will be held in conjunction with the 54th annual
meeting of the American Society for Information Science (October
27-31, 1991). A full proceedings of the workshop will be made
available to those attend. The workshop will be open to all 
interested researchers, but presentations will be limited to 
accepted papers. There will be a $30.00 workshop registration fee
which will be used to cover the cost of preparing the proceedings
and providing refreshments. Lunch will not be provided.
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