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LINGUIST List 20.705

Thu Mar 05 2009

Calls: Computational Ling/Italy;General Ling/Norway

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        1.    Luca Dini, Natural Language Processing for Digital Libraries
        2.    Sturla Berg-Olsen, The Baltic Languages and the Nordic Countries


Message 1: Natural Language Processing for Digital Libraries
Date: 05-Mar-2009
From: Luca Dini <diniceli.it>
Subject: Natural Language Processing for Digital Libraries
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Full Title: Natural Language Processing for Digital Libraries
Short Title: NLP4DL

Date: 15-Jun-2009 - 15-Jun-2009
Location: Viareggio (LU), Italy
Contact Person: Luca Dini
Meeting Email: diniceli.it
Web Site: http://www.cacaoproject.eu/NLP4DL09

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 20-Apr-2009

Meeting Description:

The First Natural Language Processing for Digital Libraries (NLP4DL) workshop,
organised under the auspices of the CACAO project (eContentplus Programme of the
European Commission, ECP 2006 DILI 510035 CACAO), aims to collect all
fundamental and innovative research which is done in connection with Natural
Language Technologies applied to the digital libraries universe.

Call for Papers

Digital libraries represent a crucial contact point among traditional libraries,
recent advances in Information Technology, and Natural Language Processing
technologies. In a sense, digital libraries represent a *perfect* crossroads:
they are mainly built out of text, they are consulted by humans via natural
language, and one of the major tools for accessing the information they hold,
metadata, is a mix of structured and unstructured information.

Commission, ECP 2006 DILI 510035 CACAO), aims to collect all fundamental and
innovative research which is done in connection with Natural Language
Technologies applied to the digital libraries universe. The workshop will host
invited speakers together with talks/papers concerning:

- free text access to full-text digital libraries;
- access to digital resources via metadata;
- NLP techniques for harmonizing metadata in digital library (DL) federations;
- cross-language access to DLs;
- cross-language harmonization of metadata;
- discovery in DLs: hyperlinking, clustering, user-oriented categorization;
- management of digital collections via NLP-based algorithms;
- adaptation of linguistic resources to thematic DLs;
- fundamental issues: named entity extraction, word sense disambiguation,
translation disambiguation.

All abstracts papers will be peer-reviewed and accepted contributions will be
distributed on a CD at the workshop. A volume from the conference will be
published in Fall 2009. Depending on the number of high quality submissions, a
poster/demo session may also be held.

Practical Information
The conference will be held in Viareggio, Italy on 15 June 2009. More details
will be available soon at the conference website at
http://www.cacaoproject.eu/NLP4DL09

Important Date
Deadline for submission (Abstract, maximum five pages): 20 April 2009;
submission should be sent as a PDF file to nlp4dlresearch.celi.it .
Notification of acceptance: 4 May 2009
Conference version of the paper due (Instructions will be provided to authors):
1 June 2009
Conference date: 15 June 2009
Press version of the paper due: 4 September 2009
Message 2: The Baltic Languages and the Nordic Countries
Date: 05-Mar-2009
From: Sturla Berg-Olsen <sturla.berg-olseniln.uio.no>
Subject: The Baltic Languages and the Nordic Countries
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Full Title: The Baltic Languages and the Nordic Countries

Date: 19-Jun-2009 - 20-Jun-2009
Location: Oslo, Norway
Contact Person: Sturla Berg-Olsen
Meeting Email: sturla.berg-olseniln.uio.no
Web Site: http://folk.uio.no/sturlab/conf/Announcement.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Baltic

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2009

Meeting Description:

In line with the University of Oslo's traditions in the field of Baltic
Linguistics and with the aim of drawing attention to this field in Norway and
the other Nordic countries, we invite you to participate at this international
conference, which represents a continuation of the conference cycle Baltic Days
and White Nights, started in St Petersburg in June 2008.

Call for Papers

The centre of attention at the conference will be the links and parallels
between the Baltic languages (Latvian, Lithuanian and Old Prussian) and
thelanguages of the Nordic countries (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland
and the Faroe Islands) - both in a synchronic and a diachronic perspective.

Abstracts on other aspects of Baltic Linguistics will also be considered.

Participants will be given 20 minutes for their talks, followed by 10 minutes
for questions and discussion. The language of the conference will be English.

Abstracts (of maximum 500 words) should be sent to Sturla Berg-Olsen
(sturla.berg-olseniln.uio.no) no later than April 15. Notifications of
acceptance or rejection will be sent out no later than May 1.

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