LINGUIST List 8.1777

Thu Dec 11 1997

Calls: Northwest Ling.Conf, Multilingual Processing

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  1. Krista Muller, Northwest Ling. Conference--Graduate Student Conference
  2. Remi Zajac, Multilingual Processing--Special Issue--Extended deadline: CFP - TAL

Message 1: Northwest Ling. Conference--Graduate Student Conference

Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 14:08:10 -0800 (PST)
From: Krista Muller <>
Subject: Northwest Ling. Conference--Graduate Student Conference

			Call for Papers

			(NWLC 98)


			MARCH 7-8, 1998

The Northwest Linguistics Conference is a graduate student conference 
which was started in 1983 with the dual purpose of encouraging interaction 
among students in the region (UBC, SFU, UVic, UW, UNBC) and providing a 
chance for people to present their work in a friendly and lively forum.

Requirements for submission 
Please submit 4 anonymous copies of a one page abstract (250 words) with 
an additional page for figures and references. Papers may deal with any 
area of linguistics. Presenters will give a 20 minute talk which will be 
followed by a 10 minute discussion period. Address all submissions to: 

	Simon Fraser University
	Department of Linguistics
	8888 University Drive
	Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

	Attn: Jean Wang / NWLC 98 Committee

Sorry, no e-mail submissions will be accepted.
Attach to the anonymous abstract a 3x5" card with your name, affiliation, 
address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address.
Receipt of abstracts will be acknowledged via e-mail within 48 hours. 
Northwest Linguistics students will be given preference in continuance 
with previous years' tradition, however all abstracts from outside the 
area are strongly encouraged.

Deadline for abstract submission:	February 6, 1998
Program announcement:			February 13, 1998
Acceptance notification:		February 13, 1998
Final manuscripts due:			May 8, 1998
Proceedings available starting:		June 5, 1998

This call for papers as well as future information on the conference can 
be found at

Please direct e-mail inquiries to

NWLC 98 Committee
Kyoung-Ja Lee 
Herman Li
Caroline Morgan
Krista Muller
Nathalie Schapansky
Miguel Oliveira
Connie So
Jean Wang
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Message 2: Multilingual Processing--Special Issue--Extended deadline: CFP - TAL

Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 11:01:11 -0700 (MST)
From: Remi Zajac <>
Subject: Multilingual Processing--Special Issue--Extended deadline: CFP - TAL

Extended deadline: January 27, 1998.

Call for Communications: Special Issue on Multilingual Processing

The Journal "Traitement Automatique des Langues" will publish a
Special Issue on Multilingual Processing:

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Multilingual processing presents special challenges for Natural
Language Processing. Most NLP research and applications concentrate on
one language only and rarely deal with either low-level problems
(multiple codesets, localization vs. internationalization, linguistic
variants) or higher-level problems (organization of multilingual
lexicons and grammars). This special issue will recognize the
importance of adequate low-level processing and multilingual software
organization, describe multilingual applications, and present
approaches to the structuration and development of multilingual
lexicons and grammars.

Topics (non limitative)
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 - multilingual text processing
 - localization and internationalization
 - multilingual information retrieval and extraction
 - multilingual MT systems
 - multilingual text generation
 - multilingual WWW

 - multilingual dictionaries and terminological databases
 - multilingual ontologies and thesaurii
 - multilingual grammars and parsers

Deadline for reception of submissions: January 27, 1998.
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Papers (30 pages max in double space, Helvetica 12) are accepted in
RTF, Latex or MIF formats. Latex style is downloadable from Papers can
also be submitted in French.

Papers should be submitted to (e-mail preferred):

	Rimi Zajac
	Computing Research Laboratory
	New Mexico State University
	Box 30001 / Dept. 3CRL
	Las Cruces NM 88003

	Tel +1-505-646-5782
	Fax +1-505-646-6218

The Journal
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The Journal "Traitement Automatique des Langues" is published by ATALA
( and distributed by

Editor: A. Abeilli (Universiti Paris 7) 

Editorial Board:
 J. Anis (Universiti Paris 10) 
 D. Climent (Bergische Universitdt Wuppertal) 
 A. Condamines (CNRS, Toulouse le Mirail) 
 C. Gardent (Universitdt des Saarlandes) 
 R. Grunig (Universiti Paris 7) 
 B. Habert (ENS Fontenay-Saint Cloud) 
 C. Jacquemin (IRIN, Nantes) 
 P. Lafon (INALF, ENS St Cloud) 
 J-L. Lebrave (CNRS, ITEM) 
 P. Miller (Universiti Lille III) 
 P. Zweigenbaum (AP-HP, Paris 6) 
Scientific Board:
 M. Borillo (CNRS, P. Sabatier, Toulouse) 
 R. Carri (ENST, Paris) 
 J-P. Desclis (Universiti Paris IV) 
 C. Fuchs (CNRS, ENS Paris) 
 M. Gross (LADL, Paris 7) 
 F. Rastier (Paris 4) 
 W. von Hahn (Univ Hambourg) 
 Y. Wilks (Sheffield Univ) 
 A. Zaenen (Xerox Grenoble)
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