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Thu Dec 21 1995

Calls: Fourth Workshop on Very Large Corpora (WVLC-4)

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Message 1: WVLC-4 2nd CFP

Date: Mon, 18 Dec 1995 15:35:59 WVLC-4 2nd CFP
From: Dagan <daganbimacs.cs.biu.ac.il>
Subject: WVLC-4 2nd CFP



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 WVLC-4 SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

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


 FOURTH WORKSHOP ON VERY LARGE CORPORA (WVLC-4)


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.

SPONSORD BY:

The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Lexis Nexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.


WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

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

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


PROGRAM CHAIRS:

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

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

Susan Armstrong (ISCCO, Switzerland)
Huang Changning (Tsinghua University, China)
Keh-Jiann Chen (IIS Sinica, Taiwan)
Kenneth Church (AT&T Bell Labs, USA)
Helmut Feldweg (Universitaet Tuebingen, Germany)
Don Hindle (AT&T Bell Labs, USA)
Fred Karlsson (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Mark Lauer (Microsoft, Australia)
Ellen Riloff (University of Utah, USA)
Kyoji Umemura (Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan)
Mark Wasson (LEXIS-NEXIS, USA)



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 "WVLC-4ling.umu.se" 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
ling.umu.se, /pub/SIGDAT/colsub.sty. A model submission is provided
in /pub/SIGDAT/modelsub.tex. Hard copy submissions should be mailed
to Eva Ejerhed (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.


SCHEDULE:

Submission Deadline: April 10, 1996
Notification Date: May 10, 1996
Camera ready copy due: June 10, 1996

The camera ready hard copies of final papers, laser printed, should
be air-mailed to Eva Ejerhed (address below) and must be received by
June 10, 1996.

CONTACT:

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
e-mail: WVLC-4ling.umu.se e-mail: daganbimacs.cs.biu.ac.il

http://www.ling.umu.se/SIGDAT/WVLC-4.html


NOTE:

The Fourth Workshop on Very Large Corpora is one of two meetings organized
by SIGDAT in 1996. The other meeting is the Conference on Empirical Methods
in Natural Language Processing, that will be held at the University of
Pennsylvania, May 17-18, 1996, in conjunction with the University's 50th
Anniversary celebration of the Eniac Computer.

The URL for the UPenn conference page is:
http://www.cs.jhu.edu/faculty/brill/Conf_on_Emp_Meth.html
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