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Mon 04 May 1992

Calls: PACLING '93, MOL 3

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  1. Dan Fass, CFP: PACLING '93 computational linguistics conference
  2. AMOL, Call for papers: MOL 3

Message 1: CFP: PACLING '93 computational linguistics conference

Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1992 16:54:58 CFP: PACLING '93 computational linguistics conference
From: Dan Fass <>
Subject: CFP: PACLING '93 computational linguistics conference


			 PACLING '93
 1st Pacific Association for Computational Linguistics Conference

	 (formerly JAJSNLP, the Japan-Australia Joint
	 Symposia on Natural Language Processing)

			 April 21-24 (Wed-Sat) 1993
		 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

PACLING (= Pacific Association for Computational LINGuistics) has grown out of
the very successful Japan-Australia joint symposia on natural language
processing (NLP) held in November 1989 in Melbourne, Australia and in October
1991 in Iizuka City, Japan.

PACLING '93 will be a low-profile, high-quality, workshop-oriented meeting
whose aim is to promote friendly scientific relations among Pacific Rim
countries, with emphasis on interdisciplinary scientific exchange showing
openness towards good research falling outside current dominant "schools of
thought," and on technological transfer within the Pacific region.
The conference is a unique forum for scientific and technological exchange,
being smaller than ACL, COLING or Applied NLP, and also more regional with
extensive representation from the Western Pacific (as well as the Eastern).

The theme of PACLING '93 is "transcending language boundaries" by:

o facilitating communication between speakers of different languages --
 e.g., with machine translation and computer-aided language learning,

o going beyond limitations of natural language as a communicative medium --
 the conference has a particular interest in the theory and practice of
 natural-language centred multi-modal architectures, systems, interfaces
 and design issues, not only in work that improves existing computational
 linguistic techniques, but also in computational (or computationally
 oriented) research for complementing the communicative strengths of
 natural language and overcoming its weaknesses.

Original papers are invited on any topic in computational linguistics (and
strongly related areas) including (but not limited to) the following:

Language subjects:
 text, speech;
 pragmatics, discourse, semantics, syntax, the lexicon, morphology,
 phonology, phonetics;
 language and communication channels, e.g., touch, movement, vision, sound;
 language and input/output devices, e.g., keyboards, menus, touch screens,
 mice, light pens, graphics (including animation);
 language and context, e.g., from the subject domain, discourse, spatial
 and temporal deixis.

Approaches and architectures:
 computational linguistic, multi-modal but natural-language centred;
 formal, knowledge-based, statistical, connectionist;
 dialogue, user, belief or other model-based;
 parallel/serial processing.

 text and message understanding and generation, language translation
 and translation aids, language learning and learning aids;
 question-answering systems and interfaces to multi-media databases
 (text, audio/video, (geo)graphic);
 terminals for Asian and other languages, user interfaces;
 natural language-based software.

Authors should prepare full papers, in English, of not more than 5000 words
including references, approximately 20 double-spaced pages. The title page
must include: author's name, postal address, e-mail address (if applicable),
telephone and fax numbers; a brief 100-200 word summary; some key words for
classifying the submission.

Please send four (4) copies of each submission to:

 Paul McFetridge and Fred Popowich email:
 PACLING '93 Program Co-Chairs	 tel: (604) 291-3632
 Centre for Systems Science	 	 email:
 Simon Fraser University 		 tel: (604) 291-4193
 Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5A 1S6 fax: (604) 291-4424

 Submission deadline:		Monday Nov 30th 1992
 Notification of acceptance:	Friday Jan 29th 1993
 Camera-ready copy due:	 Friday Mar 5th 1993

The conference will take place at the downtown Vancouver extension of Simon
Fraser University. We are negotiating preferential rates from downtown hotels
which should be $Canadian 60-75 per person. On one day of the conference, we
are planning an optional steam train and boat trip. For further information on
the conference and on local arrangements, contact

 Dan Fass					 email:
 PACLING '93 Publicity and Local Arrangements tel: (604) 291-3208
 Centre for Systems Science	 	 fax: (604) 291-4424
 Simon Fraser University
 Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5A 1S6

 Naoyuki Okada (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
 Naoyuki Okada (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
 Christian Matthiessen (University of Sydney, Australia)
 Nick Cercone (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
 Yorick Wilks (New Mexico State University, USA)
 Local Members:
 Hiroaki Tsurumaru (Nagasaki University, Japan)
 Roland Sussex (Queensland University, Australia)
 Dan Fass, Paul McFetridge, Fred Popowich (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
 Graeme Hirst (University of Toronto, Canada)
 Minako O'Hagan (New Zealand Translation Center, New Zealand)

Natural Language Understanding and Models of Communication interest group of
the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers of Japan,
the Australian Computer Science Society, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent
Systems of Canada, the Advanced Systems Institute of British Columbia.
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Message 2: Call for papers: MOL 3

Date: 1 May 1992, 17:27:49 EDT
From: AMOL <>
Subject: Call for papers: MOL 3

Please post:

 Final Call for Papers


 November 13-14, 1992
 Austin, Texas, USA

 Sponsored by the
 Association for Mathematics of Language
 (A Special Interest Group of the
 Association for Computational Linguistics)

Submissions are invited from all areas of study which deal
with the mathematical properties of natural language. These
areas include, but are not limited to, formal mathematical
models of syntax, semantics, and/or phonology; computational
complexity of natural language processing; mathematical
theories of language learning; parsing theory; quantitative
models of language.

This is the third in a series of meetings on the mathematics
of language. The first such meeting was held at the
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in October, 1984. The
second was held near Yorktown Heights, N.Y. in May, 1991.

It is anticipated that the papers from the meeting will be
published after peer review in a collection or a special
journal issue. No unrefereed proceedings are planned.
Papers from MOL1 can be obtained as the volume Mathematics
of Language edited by A. Manaster-Ramer and published by
John Benjamins Publishing Co. Selected papers from MOL2
will appear in a special issue of the Annals of Mathematics
and Artificial Intelligence.

All contributions to MOL3 are to be made electronically.
We need all submissions to be received by us no later
than June 30, 1992. Submissions should consist of an
abstract of length equivalent to between two and five
pages. The abstracts will be read and processed in
electronic form, rather than being converted to hard copy.
Therefore we ask that you submit a file without typesetting
commands so that it can easily be read from a terminal
screen. The addresses for submissions and other
correspondence regarding the conference are


Authors will be notified around August 15, 1992, by
electronic mail. Please enclose your e-mail address when
you send in your abstract.

MOL3 Program Committee:

 Robert Berwick (MIT) Nelson Correa (U. de los Andes) David
 Johnson (IBM) Aravind Joshi (Penn) Philip Miller (Ohio State)
 Carl Pollard (Ohio State) Walter Savitch (UCSD, Co-Chair)
 Thomas Wasow (Stanford) Wlodek Zadrozny (IBM, Co-Chair)

MOL3 Local Arrangements Chair:

 Robert Wall (Austin)
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