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LINGUIST List 20.3164

Sat Sep 19 2009

Calls: Computational Ling, Semantics, Text/Corpus Ling/Egypt

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Samhaa El-Beltagy, The 7th International Conference on Informatics and Systems

Message 1: The 7th International Conference on Informatics and Systems
Date: 15-Sep-2009
From: Samhaa El-Beltagy <samhaacomputer.org>
Subject: The 7th International Conference on Informatics and Systems
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Full Title: The 7th International Conference on Informatics and Systems
Short Title: INFOS 2010

Date: 28-Mar-2010 - 30-Mar-2010
Location: Giza, Egypt
Contact Person: Samhaa El-Beltagy
Meeting Email: samhaaacm.org
Web Site:

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

Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2009

Meeting Description:

The 7th International Conference on Informatics and Systems: Special Track on
Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Mining
28 - 30 March, 2010
Cairo, EGYPT

Call for Papers

Natural language processing (NLP) allows computers to process and understand
human languages and because of its wide range of applications as well as its
challenges, has become a very active research area. The field covers basic
research, technologies, applications and engineering. It addresses areas such as
automatic parsing and tagging, named entity recognition, word sense
disambiguation, sentence understanding, grammar induction, machine translation,
information extraction, automatic question answering, text summarization, and
text mining. State-of-the-art NLP research combines sophisticated and deep
linguistic modeling and data analysis with innovative probabilistic and machine
learning approaches.

The goals of this track are to provide participants with an opportunity to
exchange ideas, approaches and implementations of computational systems, to
highlight the common challenges faced by all practitioners, to assess the state
of the art in the field, and to identify promising areas for future
collaborative research in the development of NLP resources and systems.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of topics covered by the track:
- Word Sense Disambiguation
- Named Entities Identification
- Anaphora resolution
- Statistical vs. Linguistic Approaches
- Language Modeling
- Spoken Language Processing
- Speech Recognition and Language Models
- Text to Speech and Language Models
- Dialog Strategy and Technology
- Natural Language Learning, Generation and Understanding
- Evaluation of Natural Language Systems
- Lexical, Semantic Resources and Corpora
- Corpora Linguistics
- Semantic Web
- Machine Translation
- Information Retrieval
- Cross Language Information Retrieval
- Information Extraction
- Question Answering
- Domain-Specific Man-machine Dialog
- Ontology Learning from Text
- Text Categorization and Summarization
- Text Mining and Machine Learning
- Opinion Mining
- Knowledge Discovery and Acquisition from Text
- Machine Learning
- Language Knowledge Engineering
- NLP Applications in E-Learning
- NLP Applications in E-Commerce
- NLP E-mail Filtering
- Other Applications

Program Committee
Hanady Ahmed, Alexandria University, Egypt
Fawaz Al-Anzi, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Mansour Al-Ghamdi, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Ibrahim Al-Kharashi, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Galia Angelova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Mohamed Attia, RDI, Egypt
Lamia Hadrich Belguith, Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management of Sfax,
Chia-Hui Chang, National Central University, Taiwan
Khalid Choukri, ELDA, Paris, France
Chris Cieri, LDC, USA
Kareem Darwish, CIMC, Egypt
Mona Diab, Columbia University, USA
Joseph Dichy, Université Lumière Lyon2, France
Ossama Emam, IBM Egypt
Ali Farghaly, Oracle, USA
Nizar Habash, Columbia University, USA
Hany Hassan, IBM, Egypt
Sattar Izwaini, Abu Dhabi University, UAE
Mohamed Kamel, Univeristy of Waterloo, Canada
Mohamed Maamouri, LDC, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Bente Maegaard, CST, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Petra Maier-Meyer, FAST, Germany
Yuji Matsumoto, NAIST, Japan
Farid Meziane, Salford University, UK
Paola Monachesi, Utrecht University , Netherlands
Stelios Piperidis, ILSP, Athens, Greece
Ahmed Rafea, American University in Cairo, Egypt
Mohsen Rashwan, Cairo University, Egypt
Horacio Rodríguez, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Paolo Rosso, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Doaa Samy, Universidad Carlos III Madrid, Spain
Nasredine Semmar, CEA, France
Khaled Shaalan, The British University, Dubai
Otakar Smrz, Charles University, Czech Republic
Abdelhadi Soudi, Ecole Nationale de l'Industrie Minérale, Morocco
Andy Way, DCU, Ireland
Imed Zitouni, IBM Research, USA

Track Chair
Prof. Dr. Aly Fahmy
Faculty of Computers and Information, Cairo University

Track Co-Chair
Dr. Samhaa El-Beltagy

Faculty of Computers and Information, Cairo University
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