LINGUIST List 9.301

Sun Mar 1 1998

Calls: COLING-ACL'98, Literature and Cognitive Science

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  1. James Pustejovsky, Reminder of COLING-ACL'98 Workshop Deadline (CVIR'98)
  2. Clai Rice, CFP: Literature and Cognitive Science (collection)

Message 1: Reminder of COLING-ACL'98 Workshop Deadline (CVIR'98)

Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 01:39:48 -0500 (EST)
From: James Pustejovsky <>
Subject: Reminder of COLING-ACL'98 Workshop Deadline (CVIR'98)


	 COLING-ACL 1998 Workshop

			 Content Visualization and
 Intermedia Representations

 August 15, 1998
 University of Montreal
 Montreal, Quebec, Canada


In the last few years, multimedia systems have become available which
integrate text, graphics, sound (speech and non-speech audio), as well
as animation. There are many different communities working on such
systems (e.g., hypermedia, human-machine interaction, information
retrieval, scientific visualization, content extraction, dialog
tracking), each with distinct concerns and goals, and often the
communities are not aware of each other's research and methods.

This workshop aims to bring together these communities to examine the
questions of the visual presentation of diverse content through
multiple media. The major goal is to explore common intermedia
representation languages which are expressive enough to cover diverse
modalities yet suitably appropriate for the individual media. With
increasing amounts of data, information, and knowledge available to
the user, the effective use of visualization is increasingly important
in applications. Examples include:

# visualization of data in scientific literature, including support
for interactive information retrieval;
# business and finance data visualization (data profiling);
# automated or assisted map,graph, diagram, or image construction from
text or data; event, process, and knowledge editing and visualization
# and knowledge navigation over databases, texts, and search results.

The specific issues addressed by the workshop include but are not
limited to:

1. Definition of Content: different disciplines and applications have
distinct perspectives on what content is, e.g., of text, video,
graphics, collections of interactions or correspondences.

2. Knowledge Representation: i.e., what it is, how to represent it,
reason about it, and present it.

3. Taxonomies of content representations, tasks, and visualization

4. Representations for content and how these relate to and/or
facilitate visualization tasks.

5. Selection and Organization of Content: Deciding what to present and
how to organize the presentation of selected content and why (i.e.,

6. Deciding how to coordinate the presentation of content through several

7. The relationship of cognitive task to visualization content and
style (e.g., visualization structure, properties, form, coherency,
interpretability, and accuracy of displays).

8. Deciding how to accept and integrate input from several media.

9. Medium-specific encoding of content.

10. Presentation and interaction techniques of generated results.

11. Tailoring visualizations to specific user and usergroup
characteristics, knowledge, and interests.

12. Content visualization evaluation metrics and methods.

We encourage submissions of demonstrations and/or videos of working
visualizations pertaining to the above topics.

The organizers will produce a workshop report and, providing there is
sufficient interest and adequate results reported, will consider a
special edited journal issue and/or state of the art collection.

Authors are encouraged to submit their workshop papers simultaneously
for public discussion to the Area Intelligence User Interfaces of the
Electronic Transactions on Artificial Intelligence (ETAI). The ETAI is
a new kind of electronic journal using open and posteriori reviewing.
Formally, the rules work as follows. In the ETAI, you first have the
article discussed for three months, then you have a chance to revise
it based on the feedback, and then you decide whether to submit it for
refereeing in the ETAI or in some other journal. For more information,


 SIGMEDIA (ACL's special interest group on Multimedia Language


 Elisabeth Andre , DFKI Saarbruecken
 Branimir Boguraev, IBM Watson Research
 Steve Feiner , Columbia University
 Michael Johnston , Oregon Graduate Institute
 Mark Maybury , MITRE Corporation
 James Pustejovsky , Brandeis University
 Steve Roth , Carnegie Mellon University
 Wolfgang Wahlster, DFKI Saarbruecken
 Kent Wittenburg , GTE Laboratories


 James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University
 Mark T. Maybury, MITRE


Papers are invited that address any of the topics listed
above. Maximum length is 8 pages including figures and
references. Please use US or A4 letter format and set margins so that
the text lies within a rectangle of 6.5 x 9 inches (16.5 x 23 cm). Use
classical fonts such as Times Roman or Computer Modern, 11 to 12
points for text, 14 to 16 points for headings and title. LaTeX users
are encouraged to use the ACL style file for LateX. MS-Word users
should use the ACL style file for MS-Word.
 Submissions can be made either as hardcopies or electronically in ASCII,
PostScript, HTML, or MS-Word format. They should be sent to:

James Pustejovsky
Computer Science Department
258 Volen
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02254-9110
voice: 1-781-736-2709
fax: 1-781-736-2741

More detailed information on the workshop can be found at:


* Deadline for electronic submissions: March 11, 1998
* Deadline for hardcopy submissions: March 13 (arrival date)
* Notification of acceptance: May 1, 1998
* Final manuscripts due: June 12, 1998

Organizer Information:

Advanced Information Systems Center
The MITRE Corporation (MS K308)
202 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730
Tel: 1-78-271-7230
Fax: 1-781-271-2780

JAMES PUSTEJOVSKY, Associate Professor
Computer Science Department and
Volen Center for Complex Systems
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02254-9110
voice: 1-781-736-2709
fax: 1-781-736-2741

James Pustejovsky
Associate Professor
Computer Science Department and
Volen Center for Complex Systems
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02254-9110
voice: 1-781-736-2709
fax: 1-781-736-2741
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Message 2: CFP: Literature and Cognitive Science (collection)

Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 15:47:04 -0500 (EST)
From: Clai Rice <>
Subject: CFP: Literature and Cognitive Science (collection)

Literature and Cognitive Science

	 The editors seek submissions for a collection that aims to
facilitate a discussion between the disciplines of literary criticism
and cognitive science, centering on the reading of literature. In the
spirit of _More Than Cool Reason_ and subsequent work by Mark Turner,
George Lakoff and others, we believe that cognitive approaches to
literary texts benefit both disciplines. Therefore, we are soliciting
two types of papers, works by cognitive scientists/linguists that
employ literary texts primarily as examples of language use, and works
of literary criticism that use cognitive linguistics or conceptual
blending, broadly construed, as tools for analysis. Each paper should
be an original and valuable contribution to the idiom of its own
field. Optionally, the papers may either critique some aspects of a
conceptual approach or contrast this approach with other approaches
current in the respective discipline.

Possible topics include:

genre definition/canon formation
textual criticism
conceptual basis for literary constructions, including iconicity
translation studies
historical development of conceptual structures
categorization issues

Date: Please submit two-page abstracts by May 31 to:

Anne Williams		email:
Department of English
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-6205


Claiborne Rice			email:
Journal of English Linguistics
Park Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-6205
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