LINGUIST List 7.1217

Sun Sep 1 1996

Calls: Bilingualism, NLP in Implemented Systems

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  1. Li Wei, International Journal of Bilingualism (IJB)
  2. Sy Ali, CFP: JNLE Special Issue KRR for NLP in Implemented Systems

Message 1: International Journal of Bilingualism (IJB)

Date: Fri, 30 Aug 1996 16:46:02 CDT
From: Li Wei <>
Subject: International Journal of Bilingualism (IJB)

Announcing a New Journal from Ablex

Cross-Disciplinary, Cross-Linguistic Studies of Language Behaviour

Announcement and Call for Papers

Aims and Scope
International Journal of Bilingualism (IJB) is an international forum
for the dissemination of original research on the linguistic,
psychological, neurological, and social issues which emerge from
language contact. While stressing interdisciplinary links, the focus
of the Journal will be on the language behaviour of the bi- and
multi-lingual individual. Preference will be given to research
articles which are firmly based on empirical evidence and which seek
>to develop innovative analytic models and/or to forge new links
between established fields. Original research papers which have
considerable theoretical and methodological import, either formulating
new hypotheses, or supporting or refuting new or previsouly
established models, will be particularly welcome. The Journal also
promotes cross-linguistic studies of language acquisition, development
and impairment by publishing high-quality research articles in the

The journal respects the needs and interests of readers at several
levels of expertise, from all over the world and across the spectrum
of behavioural and social sciences. In addition to full-length
research papers, contributions are accepted in the form of case study
reports of laboratory experiments and field observations, short
scholarly notes, and critical review articles.

Li Wei (Newcastle upon Tyne) 
Nick Miller (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Editorial Board:
Peter Auer, Hugo Baetens Beardsmore, Ellen Bialystok, Elizabeth Bates,
Li- Rong Lilly Cheng, Eve Clark, Michael Clyne, Nancy Dorian, John
Edwards, Fred Genesee, David Green, Monica Heller, Kenneth Hyltenstam,
Heila Jordaan, Wolfgang Klein, George Luedi, Marilyn Martin-Jones,
Paul Meara, Lesley Milroy, Pieter Muysken, Carol Myers-Scotton,
Loraine K. Obler, Michel Paradis, Shana Poplack, Steven Pinker, Ben
Rampton, Suzanne Romaine, Dan Slobin, Bernard Spolsky, Catherine Snow

Contributions should be written in English and should be typed, double
spaced, on single sided A4 or 8.5 x 11 inch paper with 1 inch margins.
They should include a 200-word abstract and a short (50 words) bio
statement. The style guideline of the Publications Manual of the
American Psychology Association (4th edition, 1994) should be
followed. Graphics and charts must be submitted as original black ink
copies suitable for reproduction. Since manucrsipts are peer reviewed
anonymously, all indentifying information should be removed from the
body of the paper.

Four copies of the manuscript and a diskette (preferably Word for
Windows DOS compatible) with separate files for title page, text,
legends, graphs, and references, accompanied by a cover letter which
includes the author's (or authors') name, affiliation, address, and
home and office numbers (fax or email) should be submitted to:

The Editors, IJB
Department of Speech
King George VI Building
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Fax: +44 191 222 6518
E-Mail: or

Further information and instructions to authors are available from the
same address.

An Invitation to Publishers
Publishers are invited to send relevant books to be considered for
review. Please send TWO copies of each book to the Editors of the
Jounral at the address above. All publications sent will be listed in
the books received section of the Jounral.

Information Section
The Journal will have an information section listing forthcoming
conferences and events. Organisers of such events are invited to send
information to the Editors at the above address.

First Issue
The first issue of the Journal will be published in April 1997.
Participants of the International Symposium on Bilingualism (9-12
April, 1997, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) will receive a special,
discounted subscription. For further details, please contact:

Mrs Gillian Cavagan
ISB Administrator
Department of Speech
King George VI Building
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Fax: +44 191 222 6518

For details of subscription, or to add your name to our mailing list,
please contact either the Editors or the Publisher:

 Mr Philip van Tongeren
 Managing Director
 Ablex Publishing Corporation
 355 Chestnut Street
 Norwood, New Jersey 07648-2090
 Fax: 201-767-6717
 Telephone: 201-767-6803
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Message 2: CFP: JNLE Special Issue KRR for NLP in Implemented Systems

Date: Fri, 30 Aug 1996 15:35:51 CDT
From: Sy Ali <>
Subject: CFP: JNLE Special Issue KRR for NLP in Implemented Systems
 Knowledge Representation for Natural Language Processing in
			Implemented Systems

 A Special Issue of the Journal Natural Language Engineering

 Guest Editors

 Syed S. Ali
 Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
 Milwaukee, WI 53211, USA

 Lucja Iwanska
 Department of Computer Science
 Wayne State University
 Detroit, MI 48202, USA

 NOTE: Deadline for submissions is December 31, 1996

Call for Papers

This special issue is intended to be a forum for the presentation of
the state-of-the-art in implemented knowledge representation and
reasoning (KRR) systems for general natural language processing
(NLP). We are interested in papers that address or describe
implemented knowledge representation systems that facilitate natural
language processing for implemented systems. This call is intended to
be as broad as possible. To this end, topics of interest include (but
are not limited to):

 * Implemented systems that support ``interesting'' natural language
 processing tasks, such as the representation of collections,
 quantifiers, donkey phenomena, or contextual aspects of natural
 language. The paper should address how the representation has
 been used to support the task and include a sample interaction
 that was produced by the implemented system.
 * Theories of knowledge representation that are based on, or
 suitable for, the semantics of natural language. In addition to
 describing the formal theory, the paper should discuss how the
 theory has been used in the implementation of a system and should
 include a sample natural language text that the system processes.
 * Theories of representation for discourse-level language processing
 phenomena, such as anaphora, ellipsis, or rhetorical or intentional
 structure. The paper should discuss how the theory has been used
 in the implementation of a system and include a sample natural
 language text that the system handles.
 * Implemented theories of natural language as knowledge
 representation. For example, there are inference methods that
 parallel reasoning in natural language. Natural deduction systems
 are so called because of surface reasoning, which is based on the
 syntactic structure of natural language.
 * Practical results regarding the expressiveness and generality of
 a representation language with respect to some natural language
 processing task. For example, the paper might evaluate the
 coverage of an implemented KRR system for a particular classes of
 complex object descriptions or quantified expressions. It might
 also evaluate the performance trade-offs in increasing the
 expressiveness of the representation language to support natural
 * Empirical results regarding the representation requirements for a
 particular domain area or task; for example in a particular
 domain, it might be sufficient to identify quantifier ordering,
 without resolving scope ambiguities. Such papers must describe
 the work in sufficient detail for evaluation.
 * Methods for building knowledge representations on the basis of a
 statistical analysis of a natural language corpus.

Submissions to the special issue should address these topics by
showing one or more sample texts that the described implemented system
can understand, how the information contained in that text is
represented, what background information is used by the system, how
that information is represented, how the system processes the
knowledge to do interesting things (such as answering interesting
questions about the text), and how the information is processed into

Reports on projects whose purpose is to simulate human understanding
of texts are appropriate, as are descriptions of projects whose
purpose is to provide natural language interfaces to databases,
planners, or other knowledge-based systems. Such reports should
provide specific implementation details (where applicable) such as:
source of data (artificial or real), corpus statistics, scope,
dictionary/grammar size and coverage, project size (estimate of
person-years of development), scalability, and if part of a larger,
possibly non-NLP system, describe interaction/interfacing Operational
characteristics of implementations should also be provided, such as
the input/output (modality, whether pre-processed, etc), translation
(language to logic, for example), representation(s) (of a sample
interaction), and how inferencing/processing works.

Submission Information

Submit full papers of no more than 25 pages (exclusive of references),
twelve point, double-spaced, with one inch margins before the initial
submission deadline. Submissions not conforming to these guidelines
will not be reviewed.

Email submission is preferred, and should be directed to the special
issue editor at the email address: The
subject line should read: JNLE KRR/NLP Submission. Preferred email
submission formats are: stand-alone LaTeX, PostScript, or plain text
(for papers without complex figures, etc).

If email submission is not possible, then five copies of the paper
should be mailed to:

Syed S. Ali
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
3200 N. Cramer Street
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI 53211

(414) 229-5375

Mailed submissions must arrive on or before the deadline for submission.

Submission Dates

 * Submissions for the symposium are due on December 31, 1996.
 * Notification of acceptance will be given by January 31, 1997.
 * Camera-ready copy due March 1, 1997.

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Sy Ali
Fri Aug 30 15:12:51 CDT 1996
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