LINGUIST List 7.713

Mon May 20 1996

Calls: Information Retrieval, Computational Processing

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  1. Gregory Grefenstette, Multilingual Information Retrieval Workshop
  2. Laura Sanchez Garcia, SECOND WORKSHOP ON COMPUTATIONAL PROCESSING

Message 1: Multilingual Information Retrieval Workshop

Date: Fri, 17 May 1996 11:55:40 +0200
From: Gregory Grefenstette <Gregory.GrefenstetteGrenoble.RXRC.Xerox.com>
Subject: Multilingual Information Retrieval Workshop

2nd Call for Participation
SIGIR'96 Workshop on
Cross-Linguistic Multilingual Information Retrieval Workshop

August 22, 1996
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)
Zurich, Switzerland

Workshop Description

As more and more information sources are becoming available
on the Web, the portion of internationally available
non-English text is slowing growing, and surely the numbers
of non-English speaking users is growing much faster. The
problem of accessing unrestricted information with queries
expressed in a language different from the source language
of the documents will become more widespread. This workshop
aims to bring together researchers working on this problem
of cross-linguistic multilingual information retrieval.


We invite papers describing implementations of
cross-linguistic retrieval; use of bilingual dictionaries,
of parallel corpora, or of non-parallel comparable bilingual
corpora applied to the retrieval problem; or providing
answers to any of the following questions: Does automatic
translation solve the problem? Are word-to-word
correspondances sufficient? How should ambiguity in
translation be dealt with? What kind of user interaction
can help resolve ambiguities? How can test collections be
built for multilingual information retrieval? How can
retrieved documents in different languages be scored and
ranked in a comparable fashion? What unique features are
required by multilingual user interfaces? What can be
learned from four decades of machine translation for the
cross-linguistic retrieval problem?

Workshop format

A limited number of papers will be accepted for
presentation. Accepted papers will be alloted a 20-30
minute presentation followed by 20-30 minutes of questions
and discussion.

Submission requirements

Extended abstracts (max 5 pages) in plain ascii should be
e-mailed to

 grefenxerox.fr 

Final version: For the final version to be distributed to
workshop participants, a camera-ready uuencoded postscript
file will be necessary.

Dates:

Submission Deadline: June 7, 1996
Notification Date: July 1, 1996
Full paper due: July 22, 1996
Workshop date: Aug 22, 1996


Organizing Committee


Chair: Gregory Grefenstette
 Rank Xerox Research Centre

Members:

 Paraic Sheridan
 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)

 Alan Smeaton
 Dublin City University
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Message 2: SECOND WORKSHOP ON COMPUTATIONAL PROCESSING

Date: Fri, 17 May 1996 14:48:27 +0300
From: Laura Sanchez Garcia <lauralserver.cits.br>
Subject: SECOND WORKSHOP ON COMPUTATIONAL PROCESSING
			SBIA'96

	SECOND WORKSHOP ON COMPUTATIONAL PROCESSING
 OF WRITTEN AND SPOKEN PORTUGUESE

 Second Call for Papers

The Second Workshop on Computational Processing of Written
and Spoken Portuguese will be held in Curitiba, Brazil, on
the 22nd October, 1996. The workshop will be held in
conjunction with SBIA'96 (Brazilian Symposium of Artificial
Intelligence), taking place at the same venue from October
23 to 25.

The aim of the workshop is to provide a forum for NLP
researchers working on the Portuguese language to
disseminate their current work, exchange ideas and explore
possibilities for collaboration and sharing of resources.
	

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