LINGUIST List 7.355

Thu Mar 7 1996

Calls: Multilingual text processing, Generative grammar

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  1. Robert Dale, CFP for PRICAI96 NLP Workshop on Multilingual Text Processing
  2. Sun Woong Kim, Call for papers (revised): 1996 Seoul International Conference on Generative Gr ammar

Message 1: CFP for PRICAI96 NLP Workshop on Multilingual Text Processing

Date: Wed, 06 Mar 1996 16:48:20 +1100
From: Robert Dale <>
Subject: CFP for PRICAI96 NLP Workshop on Multilingual Text Processing

 Call for Papers
 Workshop on "Future Issues for Multilingual Text Processing"
(4th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence)
 Cairns, Australia - 27 August 1996

This workshop has two primary goals. First, it aims to foster
communication between the various individuals and research groups who
have been working in the field of Natural Language Processing in the
Pacific Rim area; and second, it aims to promote discussion of key
issues for this community as a whole. Our aim is to take advantage of
the particularly rich linguistic environment in this geographical
area, in combination with a workshop atmosphere to promote discussion
of future issues and requirements for multilingual research and
applications in NLP.

We would like to receive papers of two kinds. Technical papers on all
aspects of multilingual text processing are welcome, including but not
limited to papers on the following topics:

- the typological variety of the languages to be treated
- the impact of differences in the writing systems used
- the scope for mixed language systems
- Machine Translation (MT) and tools for Machine Aided
 Translation (MAT)
- multilingual text generation
- multilingual natural language analysis
- the creation and use of mono-lingual and multi-lingual dictionaries
 and corpora.

However, we also particularly welcome papers of a more speculative
nature than would normally be presented in the technical sessions of a
conference: we want to encourage authors to take a step back from
their current research and ask themselves---and others---about the
advantages and pitfalls of extending what they currently do so that
they can deal with multilinguality in the future. What does
multilinguality mean for your research? What imperatives does it
create for the field as a whole? What goals should we set ourselves
with respect to multilinguality in language processing? We want
papers that are likely to interest and excite the audience and provoke
intense discussion.


The format envisaged is that of a one-day workshop, with presentations
organized in clusters determined on the basis of submissions received.
The workshop will be kept small, with no more than 40 participants.
We intend the schedule to contain discussion periods long enough to
allow real exchange of ideas. We hope to foster the workshop
atmosphere by having the written versions of the accepted
presentations circulated a few weeks in advance of the event, thus
enabling the presenters to relate their work as much as possible to
that of the others and also allowing non-presenting participants to
prepare questions for discussion.

Submission Format

Authors should submit a two page abstract of their intended
presentation to the address below. This abstract should make very
clear what the contribution of the work is to the field. No
constraints are imposed on formatting at this stage, although some
regularity will be imposed later for producing the proceedings.
Abstracts will be reviewed by the members of the organising committee.

Submissions (preferably ASCII, via e-mail) should be sent
before 26 April 1996 to:

Dr Dominique Estival
Department of Linguistics
University of Melbourne
Parkville, Victoria 3052
tel: +61-3-9344-4227
fax: +61-3-9349-4326


1 March 1996	Call for papers issued
26 April 1996	Two-page abstracts due
31 May 1996	Notification of acceptance or rejection
10 July 1996 Final camera ready versions of papers due
19 July 1996 Deadline for registration
27 August 1996 The workshop

Note that it is a condition imposed by the PRICAI conference
organisers that only people who register for the main conference will
be allowed to register for this workshop. There will be a workshop
registration fee of A$60.

Organizing committee

Dr Robert Dale, Microsoft Research Institute, Sydney, Australia
Dr Dominique Estival, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Dr Christian Matthiessen, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Dr Fred Popowich, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver BC, Canada
Professor Junichi Tsujii, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
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Message 2: Call for papers (revised): 1996 Seoul International Conference on Generative Gr ammar

Date: Thu, 07 Mar 1996 10:25:26 +0900
From: Sun Woong Kim <>
Subject: Call for papers (revised): 1996 Seoul International Conference on Generative Gr ammar
Call for Papers (revised)

1996 Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar in Commemoration of
 the 90th Anniversary of Sookmyung Women's University

Organized by Language and Literature Research Institute, Sookmyung Women's
 University and the Generative Grammar Circle of Korea

Theme: Morphosyntax in Generative Grammar
Time: July 1 (Mon) - July 6 (Sat), 1996
Place: Main Building, Sookmyung Women's University
Special Lectures: Michael Brody (Universit College, London/Eotvos Lorand
 University, Budapest), Tanya Reihart (Tel Aviv University), Kenneth Wexler

Thirty-minute papers (including discussion) on any topic related to
morphosystax in generative grammar are invited. Submit 3 copies of an
anonymous, one-page abstract; include a 3*5 card with your name,
affiliation, address, phone number (Fax number and E-mail address are
optional), and the paper title.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: April 30, 1996

Send abstracts to: Prof. Hee-Don Ahn, Dept. of English, Konkuk
University, 93-1 Mojin-dong Kwangjin-gu Seoul, S. Korea 143-701 Fax:
+82-2-450-3335 E-mail:

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the official rewiewers and
authors of selected papers will be notified by May 15, 1996. The
proceedings of the conference will be published.
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