LINGUIST List 3.989

Tue 15 Dec 1992

Calls: Text Categorization, Generation

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  1. David Lewis, Call For Papers: ACM TIS Special Issue on Text Categorization
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Message 1: Call For Papers: ACM TIS Special Issue on Text Categorization

Date: Sun, 13 Dec 92 16:48 EST
From: David Lewis <>
Subject: Call For Papers: ACM TIS Special Issue on Text Categorization

 Call For Papers
 Special Issue on Text Categorization
 ACM Transactions on Information Systems

 Submissions due: June 1, 1993

 Text categorization is the classification of units of natural
language text with respect to a set of pre-existing categories.
Reducing an infinite set of possible natural language inputs to a
small set of categories is a central strategy in computational systems
that process natural language. Some uses of text categorization have

 --To assign subject categories to documents in support of text
retrieval and library organization, or to aid the human assignment of
such categories.
 --To route messages, news stories, or other continuous streams
of texts to interested recipients.
 --As a component in natural language processing systems, to
filter out nonrelevant texts and parts of texts, to route texts to
category-specific processing mechanisms, or to extract limited forms
of information.
 --As an aid in lexical analysis tasks, such as word sense
 --To categorize nontextual entities by textual annotations, for
instance to assign people to occupational categories based on free
text responses to survey questions.

 ACM Transactions on Information Systems is the leading forum for
presenting research on text processing systems. For this special
issue we encourage the submission of high quality technical
descriptions of algorithms and methods for text categorization.
Experiments comparing alternative methods are especially welcome, as
are results on deploying systems into regular use.

 Five copies of each manuscript should be submitted to either of the
special issue editors at the addresses below:

David D. Lewis Philip J. Hayes
AT&T Bell Laboratories Carnegie Group, Inc.
600 Mountain Ave. Five PPG Place
Room 2C409 Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Murray Hill, NJ 07974 USA

Submission June 1, 1993
Notification October 1, 1993
Revision February 1, 1994
Publication mid-1994

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Message 2: Call for papers (Pisa)

Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1992 15:41:38 Call for papers (Pisa)
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Subject: Call for papers (Pisa)


The Fourth European Symposium on Natural Language Generation

Pisa - Italy

April 28-30, 1993

This workshop is the fourth in a series of biennial workshops on Natural
Language Generation. While the first three were held respectively in France
(Abbey of Royaumont), in Scotland (Edinburgh) and in Austria (Judenstein),
this one will take place in Italy (Pisa). Following the tradition, we would
like to invite people who address the issue of Natural Language Generation
from such different perspectives as linguistics, artificial intelligence,
psychology, and engineering.

Papers are invited on original, substantial and unpublished research on all
aspects of Natural Language Generation: architectures, knowledge
representation and control, user models, text planning, surface generation
(lexical choice, determination of syntactic structure), linguistically or
psychologically motivated grammar formalisms, etc.

Contributions to the workshop will be selected on the basis of a full paper
which must be received by the organizers not later than January 30, 1993.
Papers will be reviewed by an international programme comittee. Approximately
20 papers will be accepted for presentation at the workshop. Authors will be
notified of acceptance by the end of February 1993.

Contributors are requested to submit three copies of the paper which should
be between 3000 to 4000 words (exclusive of references and figures). The
first page should include the title, the name(s) of the author(s), a short
summary and the complete addresses (including fax and e-mail, if possible).
Papers not meeting these requirements will be rejected without refereeing.
The revised version has to be received by the organizers by
April 10, 1993. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings,
available as preprints at the workshop.

Attendance at the workshop can be guaranteed 60 people.If there are more
participants, we may allow them to attend the sessions though we cannot
provide board and lodging. The participation fee will be 150.000 Italian
Lira for speakers and 200.000 Italian Lira for the rest of the participants
This covers the expenses for the opening cocktail, lunches, dinners, coffee
breaks and the workshop material. Bookings must be in by March 20, 1993. The
organizers need to know by then who will attend the conference
in order to make the reservations. Double rooms cost approximately 120.000
Lira, single rooms are about 75.000 Italian Lira (breakfast and taxes
included). For further information contact the workshop organizers.


Giovanni Adorni
Dipartimento Ingegneria dell'Informazione
University of Parma
Viale delle Scienze
43100 Parma, Italy
Tel.: (+39) 521 90 57 25
Fax: (+39) 521-90 57 23

Michael Zock
BP 133
91403 Orsay Cedex, France
Tel.: (+33) 1-69 85 80 05
Fax:(+33)1-69 85 80 88


Giacomo Ferrari
Dipartimento di Linguistica
Via S.Maria 36
 56100 Pisa, Italy
Tel:(+39)50-247 73
Fax:(+39)50-441 00


K. deSmedt, University of Leiden, Holland
G. Ferrari, University of Pisa, Italy
H. Horacek, University of Bielefeld, Germany
E. Hovy, ISI, University of California at San Diego, USA
D. McDonald, Content Technologies, USA
J. Moore, University of Pittsburgh, USA
E. Reiter, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
D.Scott, ITRI, Brighton Polytechnic, England
O. Stock, IRST, Italy

The workshop is supported by the Italian Association for Artificial
Intelligence (AI*IA)

Michael Zock
"Langage & Cognition"
LIMSI - CNRS, B.P. 133
91403 Orsay Cedex / France

Tel.: (331) 69 85 80 05
Fax: (331) 69 85 80 88
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