LINGUIST List 6.1643

Wed Nov 22 1995

Calls: Computational Linguistics (COLING)

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Date: Tue, 21 Nov 1995 17:37:22 COLING96
From: COLING96-administrator <>
Subject: COLING96

International Conference on Computational Linguistics

Dates: 5 (Mon) August - 9 (Fri) August, 1996

Place: University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Chairman of the Program Chairman of the Organizing
Committee Committee
Prof. Jun-ichi Tsujii Prof. Bente Maegaard
CCL, UMIST & University of Tokyo CST, Copenhagen

The International Committee on Computational Linguistics invites
the submission of papers for Coling 96, the 16th International
Conference on Computational Linguistics, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Topics of Interest:
Papers are invited on substantial, original and unpublished
research on all aspects of computational linguistics, including,
but not limited to, the following.

 quantitative linguistics
 corpus linguistics
 mathematical linguistics
 cognitive linguistics
 language understanding
 discourse processing
 speech analysis/synthesis
 computational lexicon
 large text corpora
 computational terminology
 text data base
 information retrieval
 knowledge representation for NLP
 automatic abstraction
 knowledge acquisition from corpora
 machine translation
 machine aids for translation
 multi-media systems involving language
 man-machine interface
 hardware/software for NLP

Requirement for Submission:
Papers should describe unique work: They should emphasize
completed work rather than intended work: A paper accepted for
presentation at the Coling cannot be presented or have been
presented at any other meeting with publicly available published
proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to other
conferences must reflect this fact on the title page.

Format for Submission:
Authors should submit preliminary versions of their papers, not
to exceed 4000 words (exclusive of references). Papers outside
the specified length and formatting requirements are subject to
rejection without review. Since reviewing will be "blind", the
title page of the paper should omit author names and addresses.
Furthermore, self-references that reveal the authors' identity should be
avoided. To identify each paper, a separate identification page should be
supplied, containing the paper's title, the name(s) of the
author(s), complete addresses, a short summary (10 lines), a word
count, and a specification of the topic area.

Submission Media:
Papers should be submitted electronically or in hard copy to the
Program Chair:
Jun-ichi TSUJII
Department of Information Science
Faculty of Science
University of Tokyo
113 7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku Tokyo

+ 81-3-3818-1073 (fax.) (e-mail-address)

Electronic submission should be either self-contained Latex
source or plain text. LaTex submissions must use the COLING style
file and should not refer to any external files or styles. The
COLING style file is retrievable by anonymous ftp from,
/pub/COLING96/colsub.sty. A model submission is provided in
/pub/COLING96/modelsub.tex. Alternatively, the information can be
obtained by sending an e-mail request to, with
the subject line containing the word "style" and "model",

Hard copy submissions should consist of five (5) copies of the
paper and one (1) copy of the identification page. For both kinds
of submissions, if at all possible, a plain text version of the
identification page should be sent separately by electronic mail,
using the following format:

title: <title>

author: <name of first author>
address: <address of first author>

author: <name of second author>
address: <address of second author>


Important Dates

 Preliminary paper submission due: 15 December 1995
 Acceptance Notification: 15 March 1996
 Camera Ready Copy due: 1 May 1996

Review Schedule: Papers received after 15 December will be
returned unopened. Notification of acceptance will be mailed to
the first author (or designated author) soon after receipt. All
inquiries regarding lost papers must be made by 21 January.
Camera-ready copies of final papers prepared in a double-column
format, preferably using a laser printer, must be received by
1 May at

Prof. B. Maegaard
Center for Sprogteknologi
Njalsgade 80
DK-2300 Copenhagen S

along with a signed copyright release statement. The format for
the camera ready copies will be available through ftp at, /pub/COLING96/proc.

Other activities

[1] Invited talks and panels will be included in the program.
Proposals and suggestions for invited talks and panels are
welcomed. They should be sent to Prof.J.Tsujii (E-MAIL:

[2] A tutorial program is scheduled for August 2-3. Workshops
will be organised August 4.

Proposals for tutorials should be sent to Bjarne Oersnes
(, proposals for workshops to Bente Maegaard

Any other requests should be addressed to

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The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) and its special
interest group for linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to
NLP (SIGDAT) are organizing the


WHEN: August 4, 1996 - in conjunction with COLING 96
(Tutorials: Aug 2-3, Main conference: Aug 5-9, 1996).

WHERE: University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.


This workshop, like preceding ones in the series, will offer an
international and general forum for the presentation of new advances
and applications in the area of large scale, corpus-based natural
language processing.

The fourth workshop will focus on the theme of:

 Innovative uses and applications of large corpora

Large corpora, i.e. corpora ranging anywhere from 10^4 to 10^9 words, are
coming into existence for several different languages, and techniques for
analyzing them are improving. How are these resources actually being used?
The workshop encourages contributions that show innovative applications of
corpus-based NLP to problems of practical industrial importance.

The theme will provide an organizing structure to the workshop, and offer
a focus for discussion and debate between researchers and industrialists.
We also expect and will welcome a diverse set of submissions in all areas
of statistical and corpus-based NLP, including (but not limited to)

Text Analysis Techniques:
 - robust parsing
 - part of speech tagging
 - term and name identification
 - morphological analysis
 - alignment of parallel texts and bilingual terminology
 - sense disambiguation
 - anaphora resolution
 - event categorization
 - discourse structure

 - Information Retrieval
 - Lexicography
 - Machine Translation
 - Spelling and Grammar Correction
 - Recognition: Speech, OCR, handwriting, etc.


Eva Ejerhed - University of Umea, Umea, Sweden
Ido Dagan - Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

FORMAT FOR SUBMISSION: Authors should submit a full length paper
(3500 - 8000 words), either electronically or in hard copy. Electronic
submissions should be mailed to "" and must be
either (a) a plain ascii text, (b) a single postscript file, or
(c) a single LaTex file (no separate figures or .bib files), following
the COLING 96 stylesheet, which is retrievable by anonymous ftp from, /pub/SIGDAT/colsub.sty. A model submission is provided
in /pub/SIGDAT/modelsub.tex. Hard copy submissions should be mailed
to Ido Dagan (address below), and should include four (4) copies of
the paper.

REQUIREMENTS: Papers should describe original work. A paper accepted
for presentation cannot be presented or have been presented at any other
meeting. Papers submitted to other conferences will be considered, as
long as this fact is clearly indicated in the submission.


Submission Deadline: February 23, 1996
Notification Date: March 26, 1996
Camera ready copy due: April 26, 1996

The camera ready hard copies of final papers, prepared in a double
column format and laser printed, should be air-mailed to Eva Ejerhed
(address below) and must be received by April 26, 1996.


Eva Ejerhed Ido Dagan
Dept of Linguistics, DGL Dept of Mathematics & Computer Science
University of Umea Bar Ilan University
S 90187 Umea, Sweden Ramat Gan 52900, Israel
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