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Tue Mar 17 2009

Calls: Computational Ling/Singapore

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        1.    Pierre Zweigenbaum, ACL-IJCNLP 2009 Workshop on Comparable Corpora

Message 1: ACL-IJCNLP 2009 Workshop on Comparable Corpora
Date: 15-Mar-2009
From: Pierre Zweigenbaum <pzlimsi.fr>
Subject: ACL-IJCNLP 2009 Workshop on Comparable Corpora
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Full Title: ACL-IJCNLP 2009 Workshop on Comparable Corpora
Short Title: CompCorp2

Date: 06-Aug-2009 - 06-Aug-2009
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Contact Person: Pascale Fung
Meeting Email: pascaleece.ust.hk
Web Site: http://comparable2009.ust.hk/
Call Deadline: 01-May-2009

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

2nd Workshop on Building and Using Comparable Corpora:
From Parallel to Non-Parallel Corpora

Call for Papers

Following the success of the first Workshop on Building and Using Comparable
Corpora http://www.limsi.fr/~pz/lrec2008-comparable-corpora/ at LREC 2008, this
workshop aims to bring together language engineers as well as linguists
interested in the constitution and use of comparable corpora, ranging from
parallel to non-parallel corpora. In the larger context of the joint ACL-IJCNLP,
this workshop aims to solicit contributions from researchers in different
geographical regions, in order to highlight in particular the issues with
comparable corpora across languages that are very different from each other,
such as across Asian and European languages. Research in minority languages is
also of particular interest.

More detail on the context and motivation of this workshop can be found on the
workshop Web site:

Invited Speaker
Kenneth Ward Church (Microsoft Research, Redmond)

We solicit contributions in but not limited to the following topics:

Building Comparable Corpora
- Human translations
- Automatic and semi-automatic methods
- Methods to mine parallel and non-parallel corpora from the Web
- Tools and criteria to evaluate the comparability of corpora
- Parallel vs. non-parallel corpora, monolingual corpora
- Rare and minority languages
- Across language families
- Multi-media/multi-modal comparable corpora

Applications of Comparable Corpora
- Human translations
- Language learning
- Cross-language information retrieval & document categorization
- Bilingual projections
- Machine translation
- Writing assistance

Mining from Comparable Corpora
- Extraction of parallel segments or paraphrases from comparable corpora
- Extraction of bilingual and multilingual translations of single words and
multi-word expressions; proper names, named entities, etc.

Submission Format
Please use the official style files for ACL/IJCNLP 2009 available at:

Important Dates
May 1, 2009 Paper submission deadline
Jun 1, 2009 Notification of acceptance
Jun 7, 2009 Camera-ready copies due
Aug 6, 2009 Workshop date

Workshop Co-Chairs
Pascale Fung, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)
Pierre Zweigenbaum, LIMSI-CNRS (France)
Reinhard Rapp, University of Mainz (Germany) and University of Tarragona (Spain)

Program Committee
Hamdulla Askar(Xinjiang University, China)
Srinivas Bangalore (AT&T Labs, US)
Lynne Bowker (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Éric Gaussier (Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France)
Gregory Grefenstette (Exalead, Paris, France)
Hitoshi Isahara (National Institute of Information and Communications
Technology, Japan)
Min-Ye Kan (National University of Singapore)
Adam Kilgarriff (Lexical Computing Ltd)
Philippe Langlais (Université de Montréal, Canada)
Rada Mihalcea (University of North Texas, US)
Dragos Stefan Munteanu (Language Weaver, Inc., US)
Grace Ngai (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
Carole Peters (ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy)
Serge Sharoff (University of Leeds, UK)
Richard Sproat (OGI School of Science & Technology, US)
Mandel Shi (Xiamen University, China)
Yujie Zhang (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan)

Workshop Technical Support
Ricky Chan Ho Yin, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

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