LINGUIST List 6.1782

Sat Dec 23 1995

Calls: Fourth Workshop on Large Corpora, Chinese Ling

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  1. Fredrick Backman, WVLC-4 SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
  2. Sam Wang, International Conference of Chinese Linguistics

Message 1: WVLC-4 SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

Date: Fri, 22 Dec 1995 12:14:33 WVLC-4 SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
From: Fredrick Backman <phredling.umu.se>
Subject: WVLC-4 SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS


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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
ftp.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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Message 2: International Conference of Chinese Linguistics

Date: Fri, 22 Dec 1995 09:25:32 International Conference of Chinese Linguistics
From: Sam Wang <onghiokLING.nthu.edu.tw>
Subject: International Conference of Chinese Linguistics


The Fifth International Conference on Chinese Linguistics
 First Announcement
 June 27-29, 1996

The Graduate Institute of Linguistics of National Tsing Hua University
at Hsin-chu, Taiwan, is pleased to host the Fifth International
Conference on Chinese Linguistics (ICCL-5) in the summer of
1996. Interested linguists are cordially invited to participate in the
Conference.

Important dates:
Deadline for Abstracts: December 31, 1995
Notification of acceptance: February 15, 1996
Deadline for preregistration: May 31, 1996
Conference Dates: June 27-29, 1996

Call for Abstracts and YSA Papers

Abstracts of original studies in all aspects of Chinese linguistics
are invited. Each abstract is not to exceed one A4 or letter-sized
page, and is to be contained within a 16cm x 25cm (6in. x 10in.)
area. Three copies of the abstract are required. Due to budgetary
limitations, we can only acknowledge by email the receipt of
abstracts. If the abstract is sent via fax or email, a camera-ready
copy of the abstract bearing name(s) and affiliation(s) of the
author(s) is required before May 31 for inclusion in the conference
handbook. Please note that the right to present a paper at ICCL-5 is
reserved for members of the International Association of Chinese
Linguistics (IACL). Ask the ICCL-5 Organizing Committee for a
membership application form.

Applicants for Young Scholar Award (YSA) should send a single-authored
full paper (maximum 25 pages) in either English or Chinese, with a
one-page abstract as specified above, before December 31, 1995. Three
copies of the paper and the abstract are required. Only scholars aged
35 or younger OR below the rank of Associate Professor (US/Chinese
system) or Senior Lecturer (British system) are eligible. Proof of age
or rank should be provided at the time of submission. Recipients will
be given subsidies to attend ICCL-5 where the award will be presented.

Please address papers and abstracts, as well as inquiries and
requests, to:
 ICCL-5 Organizing Committee
 Graduate Institute of Linguistics
 National Tsing Hua University
 Hsin-chu 300 Taiwan

 Tel: +886 35 718615
 Fax: +886 35 725994
 Email: iccl5ling.nthu.edu.tw

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address so that we can keep you informed. Reply slips sent by
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 National Tsing Hua University
 Hsin-chu 300 Taiwan
 Tel: +886 35 718615
 Fax: +886 35 725994
 email: iccl5ling.nthu.edu.tw

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