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LINGUIST List 20.41

Tue Jan 06 2009

Calls: Computational Ling/Morocco; General Ling/Germany

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


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        1.    Abderrezzak Tourabi, 3rd International Conference on Arabic Language Processing
        2.    Lilia Schürcks, Formal Description of Slavic Languages VIII.


Message 1: 3rd International Conference on Arabic Language Processing
Date: 06-Jan-2009
From: Abderrezzak Tourabi <atourabihotmail.com>
Subject: 3rd International Conference on Arabic Language Processing
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Full Title: 3rd International Conference on Arabic Language Processing
Short Title: CITALA'09

Date: 04-May-2009 - 05-May-2009
Location: Mohammadia School of Engineers-Rabat, Morocco
Contact Person: Abdelfettah Hamdani
Meeting Email: citala2009iera.ac.ma
Web Site: http://www.citala.org

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)

Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2009

Meeting Description:

Mohammadia School of Engineers(EMI) and the Institute for Studies and Research
on Arabization(IERA) are organizing the third edition of the International
Conference on Arabic Language Processing (CITALA'09). CITALA is the only regular
event on Arabic Language Processing in the Maghreb region.

Call for Papers

The aim of this Conference is to gather studies, achievements and experiences
from scholars working on Arabic language processing in order to map the progress
made in this field. A special session will also be organized to enable resource
mobilization and identification of partnerships for future collaborative
participator project cooperation. High level partner institutions will be
invited to network with participants.

Topics:
Communications (30 minutes, including question time), could address the
following Arabic Language Processing topics (non limitative list):
-Lexicon: databases including linguistic resources (phonological, morphological,
syntactic, and semantics)
-Design, use, standardization and normalization of linguistic resources (Arabic
corpora, Arabic Lexicon, Anthologies, etc.)
-Use of linguistic resources in Arabic NLP applications
-Automatic generation and parsing of morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics
and discourse.
-Evaluation and benchmarking of resources, applications and Arabic NLP products
-Resources for the evaluation of applications for the written and spoken Arabic
language
-Exploitation of Arabic NLP in Industrial applications
-Automatic Tagging of Arabic Texts
-Text Briefing
-Automatic Machine Translation
-Optical Character Recognition
-Documents Retrieval, information searching and retrieving, search engines, and
questions/answering systems
-Needs, possibilities, forms, initiatives of/for local, regional and
international activities, projects and collaborative participatory cooperation

Submission:
Authors are invited to submit papers using IEEE Standard template (to download
from the conference website).The submitted articles should not exceed 10 pages.
Each paper will be evaluated based on originality, significance, technical
soundness, and clarity of exposition. Accepted articles will be published in the
proceedings of this meeting and could be proposed for publication in an IEEE
Journal. Articles should be submitted in electronic MS Word format to both
following addresses: citala2009emi.ac.ma, citala2009iera.ac.ma.

By submitting a paper, author simplicitly agree that at least one of them will
register to the conference and present the paper.

Deadlines:
Paper submission: February 15, 2009
Notification of acceptation: March 27,2009
Final version submission: April 3, 2009
Conference: May 4-5, 2009

Additional Information:
Prof. Karim Bouzoubaa: karim.bouzoubaaemi.ac.ma Mohammadia School of Engineers
Avenue Ibn Sina B.P.765- Agdal Rabat, Morocco
Prof.Abdelfettah Hamdani: hamdaniiera.ac.ma Institute for studies and Research
on Arabization Rabat-Institut, B-P 6216,Rabat,Morocco
Tél.:+21237687150 Tél.:+21237773005
Fax:+21237778853 Fax:+21237772065
www.emi.ac.ma
www.iera.ac.ma
Message 2: Formal Description of Slavic Languages VIII.
Date: 06-Jan-2009
From: Lilia Schürcks <lschuercuni-potsdam.de>
Subject: Formal Description of Slavic Languages VIII.
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Full Title: Formal Description of Slavic Languages VIII.
Short Title: FDSL VIII

Date: 02-Dec-2009 - 05-Dec-2009
Location: Potsdam, Germany
Contact Person: Peter Kosta
Meeting Email: peter.kostauni-potsdam.de

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Slavic Subgroup

Call Deadline: 01-May-2009

Meeting Description:

8th European Conference on Formal Description of Slavic Languages (FDSL-8)
Potsdam University, Germany
Slavic Department

Call for Papers

Formal Description of Slavic Languages is a biannual European Conference that
investigates all linguistic levels and their interfaces. It takes place in
exchange every second year at the University Leipzig and at the University of
Potsdam.

In addition, two FDSL (halftime) conferences, one 6.5 were held at the
University of Nova Gorica December 1-3, 2006, and one at the Independent
University of Moscow in co-operation with Poncelet Laboratory, the Department of
Linguistics of the Moscow State University and the MIT Department of Linguistics.

Formal Description of Slavic Languages 8
December 2 - 5, 2009
Deadline for abstract submissions: May 1, 2009
Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2009

Organizing Committee:
Department of Slavic Languages, University of Potsdam, Germany
Peter Kosta
Lilia Schürcks

Invited Speakers:
Steven Franks (Indiana University Bloomington)
Giuliana Giusti (University of Venice)
Zlatka Guentchéva (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle)
Géraldine Legendre (Johns Hopkins University)
Gilbert C. Rappaport (University of Texas at Austin)
Mila Dimitrova-Vulchanova (NTNU Trondheim)

We invite abstracts for talks on any aspect of formal Slavic linguistics
including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Comparative,
diachronical and typological research topics are strongly encouraged. Special
sessions and workshops on these fields are scheduled. Papers describing original
work will be preferred.
Each presentation will be allotted 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion.

Abstract Guidelines:
Abstracts should not exceed two pages (including data, diagrams and references)
formatted with one-inch (2.5 cm) margins on all sides, single line spacing with
text in Times New Roman 12-point type. Submissions should be sent both as PDF
and MS-Word attachments to the following e-mail address:
fdsl8uni-potsdam.de
Authors are asked to send their abstracts anonymously with the title of the
paper, name(s) and affiliation included in the body of the message.

Any questions regarding the organization should also be directed to
fdsl8uni-potsdam.de

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