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Message 1: Natural Language & Vision

Date: Wed, 23 Jun 93 11:47:06 BSNatural Language & Vision
From: Paul Mc Kevitt <P.McKevittdcs.sheffield.ac.uk>
Subject: Natural Language & Vision


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 Call for papers

 Artificial Intelligence Review Journal

 Special issue on
 INTEGRATION OF
 NATURAL LANGUAGE AND VISION PROCESSING

Editor:
Masoud Yazdani
Department of Computer Science
University of Exeter,
GB- EX4 4PT, Exeter
United Kingdom, EC.
E-mail: masouddcs.exeter.ac.uk

Guest Editor:
Paul Mc Kevitt
Department of Computer Science
Regent Court
University of Sheffield
211 Portobello Street
GB- S1 4DP, Sheffield
United Kingdom, EC.
E-mail: p.mckevittdcs.sheffield.ac.uk

Although there has been much progress in developing theories,
models and systems in the areas of Natural Language
Processing (NLP) and Vision Processing (VP) there has been little progress
on integrating these two subareas of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

It is not clear why there has not already been much activity in
integrating NLP and VP. Is it because of the long-time
reductionist trend in science up
until the recent emphasis on chaos theory, non-linear systems,
and emergent behaviour? Or, is it because the people who have tended to
work on NLP tend to be in other Departments, or of a different ilk,
to those who have worked on VP?

Whatever the reason, we believe it is high time to bring together
these two areas of AI research. In this endeavour, we are calling for papers
for a special issue of AI Review Journal dedicated
to site descriptions, surveys, tutorials, and viewpoints on integrated NLP
and VP research.

Papers should be sent to the addresses below by DECEMBER 30TH, 1993.
Feel free to contact Paul Mc Kevitt at the address
above for advice on the suitability of manuscripts.

The Journals Editorial Office
Artificial Intelligence Review
Kluwer Academic Publishers
P.O. Box 17
NL- 3300 AA, Dordrecht
The Netherlands
EC.

Artificial Intelligence Review
P.O. Box 230
Accord, MA 02018-0230
USA.
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Message 2: Linguistics Association of Great Britain

Date: Fri, 25 Jun 93 16:39:18 BSLinguistics Association of Great Britain
From: <jimcogsci.edinburgh.ac.uk>
Subject: Linguistics Association of Great Britain


The Linguistics Association of Great Britain
Call for Papers
Autumn Meeting University of Wales Bangor, Sept 13-15 1993

Henry Sweet Lecture, Colette Craig, on 'Field Linguistics and
Theoretical Linguistics'. Workshop on 'Endangered Languages'

ABSTRACTS : call for papers
Both members and non-members are invited to submit abstracts for
25 min. papers on any linguistic topic, according to these
guidelines:
Submit 8 copies, camera ready; one copy with name and institution.
Complete abstract including title and name no longer than one
page (A4 = 11.6 x 8.2 inches); margins of 1 inch on all sides.
No more than 6 lines to an inch. Use black (not draft) ink.

Send abstracts by Friday 9 July to:
The President, LAGB, research centre for English and Applied
Linguistics, University of Cambridge, Keynes House, Trumpington St.
Cambridge CB2 1QA. (fax +223-330253).
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Message 3: Computers in Applied Linguistics

Date: Thu, 24 Jun 93 23:29:39 ESComputers in Applied Linguistics
From: <LNGDANAPvm.uoguelph.ca>
Subject: Computers in Applied Linguistics


 CALL FOR PAPERS

 ABSTRACTS DUE DECEMBER 31, 1993

 Computers in Applied Linguistics Conference

 A Decade of Commitment

 July 9-13, 1994 -- Ames, Iowa, USA
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 The Department of English at Iowa State will host a conference
for language teachers and researchers interested in using computers
for language teaching and research. The conference will be held
between the two sessions of the TESOL Institute at Iowa State, and
will end one day before the TESOL Summer Meeting at the University
of Northern Iowa. The theme of the conference, "A Decade of Commitment,"
recognizes the years of commitment to research and development that
have led to current computer applications in applied linguistics.
Computers in Applied Linguistics Conference (CALC) will create
a forum for the exchange of scholarly work related to computers in
applied linguistics, instruct participants in the use of software
for language teaching and research, as well as disseminate information
about existing software for language teaching and research. The
conference activities will include 1) papers on theory and research,
2) sessions on applications, 3) plenaries, 4) workshops and mini-
courses, and 5) publishers exhibits.

 We invite abstracts proposing papers and sessions (1 and 2 above)
on all aspects of theory, research, and practice related to computers in
applied linguistics. Topics of particular interest:

 * how SLA and linguistic theories inform development and use of
 computer-assisted language learning (CALL)

 * use of computer tools for collecting and analyzing second
 language learners' performance data

 * theoretical and practical issues in the uses of computers in
 language testing

 * research investigating language learners' use of CALL and its
 effectiveness

 * applications of computers in all aspects of second language
 teaching and testing

 To propose a paper for CALC, please submit 3 copies of a 250-word
abstract (2 with no name; 1 with name). Submissions should include
equipment requests (overhead projectors provided), on a separate sheet.
Please submit abstracts to

 Professor Fred Davidson
 707 S. Matthews
 Division of English as an International Language (3070)
 University of Illinois,
 Urbana, IL 60801 USA

 davidsonvmd.cso.uiuc.edu
 (send only one copy of electronic submissions)

 Papers will be reviewed by members of CALC's advisory committee and other
CALL specialists. Notification of acceptance will be made by February 15,
1994. One month after the conference, participants may submit their papers
to be considered for publication in a volume of selected conference papers.
For additional information, please contact

 Professor Carol Chapelle
 203 Ross Hall
 Department of English
 Iowa State University
 Ames, IA 50011 USA

 carolciastate.edu

Conference Chairs:

 Carol Chapelle, Associate Professor, Department of English,
 Iowa State University
 Fred Davidson, Assistant Professor, Division of English as an
 International Language, University of Illinois at U-C
 Robert Hart, Associate Director, Language Learning Lab,
 University of Illinois at U-C

Conference Advisory Committee:

 Debra Healy, Editor, CAELL Journal
 Geoff Jordan, CALL Specialist, ESADE, Barcelona
 Jeffrey Magoto, ESL and CALL Specialist, University of Oregon
 Cindy Myers, Instructor, Department of English, Iowa State
 University
 Dana Paramskas, Professor and CALL Specialist, Department of
 French, University of Guelph
 Donald Payne, Assistant Chair, Department of English, Iowa
 State University
 Rex Thomas, Associate Director, Computation Center, Iowa
 State Univeristy

CALC sponsors:

 CAELL Journal
 CALL-SIG, TESOL
 Computation Center, Iowa State University
 Department of English, Iowa State University
 Program in Linguistics, Iowa State University
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