LINGUIST List 9.297

Sun Mar 1 1998

Calls: LREC--New Event/Deadline, Rime Tables

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  1. Roberta Catizone, LREC--New Event, Deadline
  2. David Prager Branner, Symposium on Rime Tables

Message 1: LREC--New Event, Deadline

Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 11:00:58 GMT
From: Roberta Catizone <R.Catizonedcs.shef.ac.uk>
Subject: LREC--New Event, Deadline


ADAPTING LEXICAL AND CORPUS RESOURCES TO SUBLANGUAGES AND APPLICATIONS

 a workshop to be held at the

 FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
 ON LANGUAGE RESOURCES AND EVALUATION

 GRANADA, SPAIN, 26 MAY 1998

****(SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT WITH EXTENDED DEADLINE AND NEW EVENT)****


The workshop will provide a forum for those researchers involved in
the development of methods to integrate corpora and MRDs, with the aim
of adding adaptive capabilities to existing linguistic resources.

Organisers: Roberto Basili (University of Roma "Tor Vergata"),
 Roberta Catizone (University of Sheffield),
 Maria Teresa Pazienza (University of Roma "Tor Vergata"),
 Paola Velardi (University of Roma "La Sapienza),
 Yorick Wilks (University of Sheffield)

WORKSHOP SCOPE AND AIMS

Lexicons, i.e., those components of a NLP system that contain
"computable" information about words, cannot be considered as static
objects. Words may behave very differently in different domains, and
there are language phenomena that do not generalize across
sublanguages. Lexicons are a snapshot of a given stage of development
of a language, normally provided without support for adaptation
changes, whether caused by language creativity and development or the
shift to such a previously unencountered domain.

The divergence of corpus usages from lexical norms has been studied
computationally at least since the late Sixties, but only recently has
the availability of large on-line corpora made it possible to
establish methods to cope systematically with this problem. An
emerging branch of research is now involved in studies and experiments
on corpus-driven linguistics, with the aim of complementing and
extending earlier work on lexicon acquisition based on Machine
Readable Dictionaries (MRD): data are extracted from texts, as
embodiments of language in use, so as to capture lexical regularities
and to code them into operational forms. The purpose of this workshop
will be to provide an updated snapshot of current work in the area,
and promote discussion of how to make progress.

Central topics will be (though this list is in no way exclusive):

* corpus-driven tuning of MRDs to optimize domain-specific inferences,
* terminology and jargon acquisition,
* sense extensions,
* acquisition of preference or subcategorization information from
	corpora
* taxonomy adaptation,
* statistical weighting of senses etc. to domains
* use of MRDs to provide explanations of linguistic phenomena in
	corpora
* what is the scope of "lexical tuning"
* the evaluation of lexical tuning as a separate task, or as part
 of a more generic task

***** NEW EVENT : INDUSTRIAL PANEL *****

Automatic adaptation of lexicons to new domains through the use of
application corpora makes NLP applications more adaptable and
portable. The Program Commettee is organizing a joint panel to
discuss this (and other) issues concerning next generation Information
Extraction Systems. The panel intends to bring industrial
representatives to confront expectations in IE from their viewpoint
and degree of maturity of the offering. Relevant issues that will be
discussed are: Is there a market for IE? What is the demand in
domains such as New Services for the citizens, Telecommunications,
Management Support, etc? What are the technical requirements?Is the
technology near to the market?


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Yorick Wilks University of Sheffield
Roberta Catizone University of Sheffield
Paola Velardi University of Roma "La Sapienza"
Maria Teresa Pazienza University of Roma "Tor Vergata"
Roberto Basili University of Roma "Tor Vergata"
Bran Boguraev Brandeis University
Sergei Nirenburg New Mexico State University
James Pustejowsky Brandeis University
Ralph Grishman New York University
Christiane Fellbaum Princeton University

PAPER SUBMISSION

 FORMATTING GUIDELINES:
 Papers should not exceed 4000 words or 10 pages.

 HARD COPIES:

 Three hard copies should be sent to:

 Paola Velardi
 Dipartimento di Scienza dell'Informazione
 via Salaria 113
 00198 Roma
 Italy


ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION:

Electronic submission will be allowed in Poscript or Word per Mac or
RTF. An ftp site will be available on demand. Authors should send an
info email to Paola Velardi (velardidsi.uniroma1.it) even


IMPORTANT DATES (****PLEASE NOTE EXTENDED DEADLINE****)

 Paper Submission Deadline (Hard Copy/Electronic) March 10
 Paper Notification April 1
 Camera-Ready Papers Due April 20
 L&CT workshop May 26

Prof. Paola Velardi
Dipartimento di Scienza dell'Informazione
via Salaria 113
Universita' "La Sapienza"
00198 Roma
ph. +39-(0)6-49918356
fax +39-(0)6-8541842 8841964
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Message 2: Symposium on Rime Tables

Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 15:03:43 -0800 (PST)
From: David Prager Branner <yrsnetcom.com>
Subject: Symposium on Rime Tables

On Saturday, 2 May, 1998, there will be a one-day symposium on Chinese
historical phonology at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis).
The topic is:

	New Views of the Philosophy Underlying the Chinese Rime Table

Discussants will be W. South Coblin (U. Iowa) and Wenchao Li (U.
Minnesota).

To submit abstracts for consideration, please mail or fax a complete
abstract and curriculum vitae to:

David Prager Branner
Institute of Linguistics and Asian and Slavic Languages and
	Literatures
University of Minnesota
192 Klaeber Court
320-16th Avenue S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0135 USA

FAX: (612)-624-4579 (please write BRANNER on your fax).

Please indicate an email return address if at all possible, as well as
a phone or fax contact number.

It is expected that all submissions will have full tonal indications
on all romanized forms. Submissions without tonally complete
romanization cannot be accepted.

Submissions received before 5 March, 1998 will receive highest
consideration. 

A small amount of funding to defray some speakers' travel expenses may
become available, although the symposium organizer cannot guarantee
that money will be disbursed for this meeting. Please indicate at the
time of your submission if you wish to apply for this.
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