LINGUIST List 8.698

Mon May 12 1997

Calls: Lg Processing, Endangered Lgs

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  1. Nicolas Nicolov, Natural Lg Processing
  2. Mark Donohue, Endangered languages workshop

Message 1: Natural Lg Processing

Date: Fri, 9 May 97 13:34 BST
From: Nicolas Nicolov <nicolascogs.susx.ac.uk>
Subject: Natural Lg Processing


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 * FINAL CFP: Second International Conference *
 * "RECENT ADVANCES IN NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING" *
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 * 11-13 September 1997 *
 * Tzigov Chark, Bulgaria *
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 * http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/lab/nlp/ranlp/97.html *
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 ###>>> DEADLINE: 16 MAY 1997 <<<###

FINAL Call For Papers

The first International Conference on Recent Advances in Natural
Languages Processing (RANLP) was held in 1995. Given the high quality
of the presented papers and the overall success of the event, we now
plan to organise the conference biennially.

Selected papers from the proceedings of the conference are published
as a book by John Benjamins as part of their Current Issues in
Linguistic Theory (CILT) series.

TOPICS OF INTEREST

Papers reporting on recent advances in all aspects of Natural Language
Processing and Language Engineering are invited, including but not
limited to: pragmatics, discourse, semantics, syntax, and the lexicon;
phonetics, phonology, and morphology; text understanding and
generation; multilingual NLP; machine translation, machine-aided
translation, translation aids and tools; corpus-based language
processing; electronic dictionaries; written and spoken natural
language interfaces; knowledge acquisition; terminology; text
summarisation; message routing, text classification; computer-aided
language learning; language resources; evaluation, assessment and
standards in language engineering; and theoretical and
application-oriented papers related to NLP of every kind.

The conference also welcomes new results in NLP based on modern
alternative theories and methodologies to the mainstream techniques of
symbolic NLP such as analogy-based, statistical, connectionist as well
as hybrid and multimedia approaches.

In general, the conference especially welcomes any contribution to the
area of language processing in view of the imminent developments in
information technology.


PROGRAM COMMITTEE: RANLP'97

Elisabeth Andre		(DFKI, Saarbruecken)
Branimir Boguraev	(Apple Computer, Cupertino)
Chris Brew		(University of Edinburgh)
John Carroll		(University of Sussex)
Robert Dale		(Microsoft Research Institute, Australia)
Rodolfo Delmonte	(Universira Ca' Foscari, Venice)
Tomaz Erjavec		(Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
Steve Finch		(Thomson Technology, Rockville)
Guenter Goerz		(University of Erlangen-Nuernberg)
Eva Hajicova		(Charles University, Prague)
Ed Hovy			(ISI/University of Southern California)
Changning Huan		(Tsinghua University, Beijing)
Leonid Iomdin		(Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)
Pierre Isabelle		(CITI, Laval)
Aravind Joshi		(University of Pennsylvania)
Richard Kittredge	(University de Montreal)
Manfred Kudlek		(University of Hamburg)
Karen Kukich		(Bellcore, Morristown)
Geoffrey Leech		(Lancaster University)
Susann LuperFoy		(MITRE Corporation, McLean)
Carlos Martin Vide	(Universidad Rovira i Virgilli, Tarragona)
Yuji Matsumoto		(Nara Inst of Science & Technology)
Tony McEnery		(Lancaster University)
Ruslan Mitkov		(University of Wolverhampton)
Nicolas Nicolov		(University of Sussex)
Stephen Pullman		(SRI, Cambridge)
James Pustejovsky	(University of Brandeis)
Allan Ramsay		(UMIST, Manchester)
Harold Somers		(UMIST, Manchester)
Oliviero Stock		(IRST, Trento)
Isabelle Trancoso	(INESC, Lisbon)
Harald Trost		(Austrian Institute for AI, Vienna)
Benjamin Tsou		(City University of Hong Kong)
Dan Tufis		(Romanian Academy, Bucharest)
Jun-ichi Tsujii		(University of Tokyo/UMIST)
Atro Voutalainen	(University of Helsinki)
Yorick Wilks		(University of Sheffield)
David Yarowsky		(Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore)
Zaharin Yusoff		(University of Science Malaysia, Penang)
Michael Zock		(LIMSI, CNRS)


PAPER SUBMISSION

 FORMATTING GUIDELINES:

 Papers should not exceed 3500 words and should be less than
 10 pages. Format specifications and a LaTeX style sheet are
 available though the RANLP web site. Authors should send either
 hard copies or a PS file to the addresses specified below. In
 either case an info mail should be sent too.

 HARD COPIES:

 Four hard copies should be sent to:

 Ruslan Mitkov
 School of Languages and European Studies
 University of Wolverhampton
 Stafford Street
 Wolverhampton WV1 1SB, UK

 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION:

 UNIX PS files should be sent to:
 Nicolas Nicolov (nicolascogs.susx.ac.uk)
 and a copy as an attached file to
 Ruslan Mitkov (r.mitkovwlv.ac.uk)

 INFO EMAIL:

 Authors should send an info email to Nicolas Nicolov
 (nicolascogs.susx.ac.uk) filling in the form below:

# NAME : Name of first author
# TITLE: Title of the paper
# PAGES: Number of pages
# FILES: Name of file (if also submitted electronically)
# NOTE : Anything you'd like to add
# KEYS : Keywords
# EMAIL: Email of the first author
# ABSTR:
# Abstract of the paper
# . . . . . .


IMPORTANT DATES

 Paper Submission Deadline	16 May 1997
 (Hard Copy/Electronic)
 Paper Notification		25 Jun 1997
 Camera-Ready Papers Due	15 Jul 1997	
 RANLP Conference	 11-13 Sep 1997


INVITED SPEAKERS

The invited speakers of the conference are outstanding academics
including:

 Yorick Wilks		(University of Sheffield)
 Sergei Nirenburg	(New Mexico State University)

Others are expected to confirm their participation soon.


LOCATION

Tzigov Chark is a beautiful resort in the Rhodope Mountains
surrounding the Batak Lake. It is approximately 145 km from Sofia, the
capital of Bulgaria. The local organisers will provide a daily shuttle
bus/conference taxi from Sofia airport to the conference location
at an inexpensive rate.


ORGANISING COMMITTEE

 GENERAL
 Ruslan Mitkov (University of Wolverhampton) - Chair
 Nicolas Nicolov (University of Sussex) - Vice-Chair
 Manfred Kudlek (University of Hamburg)
 Michael Zock (LIMSI CNRS)

 REGISTRATION, TRAVEL, ON-SITE ARRANGEMENTS
 Victoria Arranz (UMIST, Manchester)
 Malgorzata Stys (University of Cambridge)

 LOCAL ORGANISATION
 Nikolai Nikolov (Incoma, Shumen) - Treasurer & Coordinator
 Iliana Raeva (Technical University, Russe)
 Kalina Bontcheva (University of Shefield)
 Jordan Tabov (Institute of Mathematics, Sofia)


CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Visit RANLP'97 home page at:
http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/lab/nlp/ranlp/97.html

If you need additional information contact:

 Nicolas Nicolov
 Cognitive and Computing Sciences
 University of Sussex
 Brighton BN1 9QH, UK
 Tel: +44-1273 678408
 Fax: +44-1273 671320
 Email: nicolascogs.sussex.ac.uk


RELATED EVENTS

Conference participants are also invited to take part in the
International Summer School "CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN COMPUTATIONAL
LINGUISTICS", which will take place just before the conference in the
same location. Further information on the summer school can be
obtained from Victoria Arranz (victoriaccl.umist.ac.uk) and
Malgorzata Stys (m.styscl.cam.ac.uk).


INDUSTRIAL PARTICIPANTS/ PUBLISHING COMPANIES/ DEMOS/EXHIBITS

Industrial participants are invited to demonstrate their NLP-related
products as well as publishing companies to exhibit their new books
on NLP. Company representatives should inform Nicolas Nicolov
(nicolascogs.sussex.ac.uk) of their intention. Likewise for people
from academia who wish to make demos. Publishers wishing to exhibit/
promote books please contact Ruslan Mitkov (r.mitkovwlv.ac.uk).


ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM

An alternative program can be arranged for persons accompanying
delegates. Among the places which can be visited is Plovdiv, the
second largest and oldest Bulgarian city, beautifully situated on
7 hills 75 km away from Tzigov Chark.


CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Call for participation, including the programme of the
conference, more information on invited talks, conference location
and accommodation, registration fees and bank accounts, will come out
at the end of June. The information on the web will be kept updated:
http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/lab/nlp/ranlp/97.html
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Message 2: Endangered languages workshop

Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 11:33:20 +0100
From: Mark Donohue <mark.donohueman.ac.uk>
Subject: Endangered languages workshop


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The Foundation for Endangered Languages announces a call for registration
and papers for a

WORKSHOP ON ENDANGERED LANGUAGES:
STEPS IN LANGUAGE RESCUE

To be held at The University of York, England, 26th - 27th July, 1997.

Papers and discussion panels will be held from the afternoon of Saturday
26th until after lunch on the 27th on the subject of endangered languages
and steps to be taken to prevent linguistic loss.

ANNOUNCEMENT

The first workshop organised by the Foundation for Endangered Languages
will take place in York over the last weekend in July. Papers are invited
on any aspect of linguistics that refers explicitly to language
endangerment. Our focus will be on the practical issues, not all obvious
ones, that arise when the attempt is made to act on behalf of endangered
languages. We should like to include case studies of individual areas,
sociolinguistic surveys of areas with endangered languages, and discussion
of programmes and initiatives that serve to directly slow or reverse
language endangerment, and also those which raise the public awareness of
the threat posed to dying linguistic communities, and that posed by dying
linguistic knowledge to global intellectual diversity.

PROGRAM

Topics to be discussed, both in talks and in informal 'workshops', include:

 - degrees of endangerment
 - promoting awareness of the issues involved
 - priorities for documentation and program development
 - national languages vs. local languages
 - documentation vs. community work
 - endangered languages work in the linguistics community

 - other items of interest to the participants

Talks will start in the middle of Saturday, and finish early Sunday
afternoon. The Annual General Meeting of the FEL will be held on Saturday
evening.

LOCATION

The University of York is located south of the medieval walled city of
York, a comfortable walking distance from the train station and town centre
with its many attractions and excellent bakeries. Alternatively, bus number
4 or 5 can be caught from the station, getting off at the Derwent College
stop.

York is easily accessible by train and road connections are unproblematic
from any direction, since it's pretty much in the middle of Britain.

REGISTRATION

Registration will be informal. Registration includes refreshments served
during breaks and admission to all talks and workshops. Registration fees
are:

Salaried:		20 pounds
Student / Non-salaried:	10 pounds

Cheques should be made out to "The Foundation for Endangered Languages",
and sent to

Mahendra Verma
FEL Workshop
The Department of Language and Linguistic Science
University of York
York	YO1 5DD
England
email: mkv1york.ac.uk

ACCOMMODATION

The conference will take place in the University of York, and accommodation
has been arranged in Derwent College, near campus. The cost of these rooms
(including breakfast) will be as follows for the duration of the conference:

Accomodation (Saturday night, including breakfast Sunday morning):
en suite:		30 pounds
standard:		20 pounds

Meals are available at the college at the following rates:

Dinner Saturday night:	8 pounds
Lunch Sunday:		6 pounds

Please indicate what it is you're paying for (which combination of
accomodation, meals, and registration).

DEADLINES

Registrations are accepted until the conference itself, and should be
directed to Mahendra. Abstracts for talks should be maximally 200 words
long, and will be accepted either via hard copies, or (preferably)
electronically. They will be accepted until June 10, and should be directed
to Mark.

CONTACTS

ACCOMMODATION AND REGISTRATION:

Mahendra Verma
FEL Workshop
The Department of Language and Linguistic Science
University of York
York	YO1 5DD
England
email: mkv1york.ac.uk

ABSTRACTS, PAPERS AND OTHER QUERIES:

Mark Donohue
FEL Workshop
Department of Linguistics
University of Manchester
Manchester M13 9PL
U.K.

+44 - (0)161 - 275 3259
Fax: (0)161 - 275 3187

email: mark.donohueman.ac.uk
[alternatively donohuecheops.anu.edu.au or wk767freenet.victoria.bc.ca]
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One version of a registration form (feel free to improvise):

Yes! I'd like to attend the Foundation for endangered languages' workshop
on the 26th / 27th July.

I do / do not wish to present a paper (the abstract has been sent to Mark
Donohue).

I would like accomodation
	with 30 pounds
	without 20 pounds
an ensuite; I would like to be fed
	on Saturday night 7 pounds
	on Sunday at lunch 6 pounds

(and, by the way, this is where you let us know of any dietary or other
requirements you might have)

finally, I'm enclosing the appropriate registration fee because I am
	unwaged (e.g. students, unemployed) 10 pounds
	being paid 20 pounds
(naturally I provide some evidence / confirmation that I deserve the lower
rate, if this is the case).

TOTAL: ___ pounds

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