LINGUIST List 9.1563

Fri Nov 6 1998

Calls: Arabic, Romance Languages/Students

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  1. harold, Conference on Arabic NLP
  2. Serafin M. Coronel-Molina, Fifth Annual Graduate Romanic Association at the U. of Penn.

Message 1: Conference on Arabic NLP

Date: Fri, 6 Nov 1998 11:21:47 GMT
From: harold <haroldccl.umist.ac.uk>
Subject: Conference on Arabic NLP



ATLAS99: Arabic Translation and Localisation Symposium

Tunis, May 26-28, 1999

Call for papers

It is one of the five official languages of the United Nations, it has
260 million native speakers, and is used as a second language by a
further 1.3 billion people. Arabic is certainly one of the world's most
important languages. Yet for computer users, it is a third-class
language. As there are several different encodings for Arabic, and very
few search engines capable of handling Arabic, there are few
Arabic-language websites on the internet, most of them just graphic
images. The ATLAS symposium asks why this should be so, and seeks to
address the problems of ...

Localisation to/from Arabic 
Teleconferencing in Arabic 
Translation into/out of Arabic 
Encoding standardisation for Arabic, especially Unicode 
Information retrieval in Arabic 
Internet tools (HTML editors, search engines, email, etc) for Arabic 
Arabic NLP in general 

We invite contributions on any of the above topics, in English or
French. A 200-word abstract together with the author's name and
affiliation should be submitted, preferably by e-mail, to
atlasissco.unige.ch by January 25th, 1999. Acceptance will be notified
by 1st March. Authors unable to submit by e-mail should send hard copy
to the following address:
ATLAS Symposium, ISSCO, 54 route des Acacias, CH-1227 Geneva, Switzerland 

Programme Committee
Adnane Zribi, Universit de Tunis III, Tunisia
Harold Somers, UMIST, Manchester, England
Ludovic Tanguy, ISSCO, Geneva, Switzerland
Rafik Belhadj-Kacem, EPOS SA, France
Susan Armstrong-Warwick, ISSCO, Geneva, Switzerland

Schedule of dates
Submission deadline	25 January, 1999	
Acceptance notification	1 March, 1999	
Confirmation of participation	1 April, 1999	
Symposium dates	26-28 May, 1999	
For more information, 
- see : http://www.ccl.umist.ac.uk/staff/harold/atlas/
- Or send email to: atlasissco.unige.ch 
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Message 2: Fifth Annual Graduate Romanic Association at the U. of Penn.

Date: Fri, 06 Nov 1998 09:18:46 -0500
From: Serafin M. Coronel-Molina <scoroneldolphin.upenn.edu>
Subject: Fifth Annual Graduate Romanic Association at the U. of Penn.


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		 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
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		 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
		 Department of Romance Languages

	 Fifth Annual Graduate Romanic Association Colloquium

				ON THE EDGE
	Margins and Marginalities on the Brink of a New Millenium

			 March 27, 1999

We are accepting abstracts for presentations *by graduate students* in
Hispanic, Portuguese, Italian, and French and Francophone Literatures and
Romance Philology. Works in historical linguistics and all relevant area
studies are welcome. This year we encourage papers dealing with the
conference theme from a broad range of perspectives. Some of the more
obvious perspectives are time, space, and gender, but these are certainly
not the only possibilities. Possible topics might include but are not
limited to:
 - synchronicities and diachronicities 
 - (cutting) edges, borders and crossings 
 - frontiers, limits and transgressions
 - shifts, changes and transformations
 - margins and marginalities 

Papers can be in English, French, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish and should
be able to be read in 20 minutes (approximately eight to ten double-spaced
pages). Accepted papers may be eligible for publication in our Working
Paper Series.

Submit an *anonymous* abstract with a separate self-addressed, stamped
envelope and a cover sheet with the following information:
	- the title of the paper
	- presenter's name
	- address
	- telephone number
	- e-mail address and 
	- academic affiliation 

The deadline for submission of abstracts is January 30, 1999. Send the
submission to:

 GRADUATE STUDENT COLLOQUIUM READING COMMITTEE
 DEPARTMENT OF ROMANCE LANGUAGES
 521 WILLIAMS HALL
 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
 PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104-6305

For more information, call (215) 898-7429 and leave a message for Linda
Grabner-Coronel 
OR e-mail lgrabnermail.sas.upenn.edu 
OR visit our website: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~lgrabner/99colloq.html

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