LINGUIST List 9.306

Mon Mar 2 1998

Calls: Artificial Intelligence, LREC workshop

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  1. ecai98, ECAI-98 #7: FINAL CALL FOR YOUNG RESEARCHER PAPERS
  2. Simone Saint Laurent, LREC WORKSHOP

Message 1: ECAI-98 #7: FINAL CALL FOR YOUNG RESEARCHER PAPERS

Date: Sun, 1 Mar 1998 22:34:52 GMT
From: ecai98 <ecai98cogs.susx.ac.uk>
Subject: ECAI-98 #7: FINAL CALL FOR YOUNG RESEARCHER PAPERS


 AUGUST 23-28 1998 BRIGHTON UK 

 FINAL CALL FOR YOUNG RESEARCHER PAPERS
 http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/ecai98/youngrescall.html


*** STUDENT REGISTRATION RATE BEFORE JUNE 1ST WILL BE 90 POUNDS STERLING ***


The ECAI-98 Programme Committee is pleased to announce a special
programme of short papers for young researchers.


 IMPORTANT DATES
 --------------------------------
 6 Mar 1998 Deadline for abstracts
 11 Mar 1998 Deadline for papers
 15 Apr 1998 Notification of acceptance
 15 May 1998 Camera-ready copies of papers
 26-28 Aug 1998 Student programme at ECAI-98


The aim is to encourage younger AI researchers to attend ECAI-98 and to
present their on-going work, in the form of short (2 page) papers, which
will appear in the conference proceedings. A short paper may either
report on the innovative points of work in progress, or on a particular
result of special interest.

The call is open to researchers who satisfy at least one of the
following criteria on 11 March 1998:

 - they are under 28 years old
 - they are currently studying for a PhD or other degree
 qualification in AI (or a related topic)
 - they received a PhD in AI (or a related topic) within the past
 two years.

Submissions are invited on original and previously unpublished research
in all aspects of AI, including, but not limited to:

 Abduction, Temporal, Causal Reasoning, and Diagnosis; Automated
 Reasoning; Application and Enabling Technologies; Belief Revision and
 Nonmonotonic Reasoning; Case-Based Reasoning; Cognitive Modelling and
 Philosophical Foundations; Computational Linguistics; Constraint-Based
 Reasoning and Constraint Programming; Distributed AI and Multiagent
 Systems; Fuzzy Logic; Knowledge Acquisition; Knowledge Representation;
 Logic Programming, and Theorem Proving; Machine Learning, Knowledge
 Discovery and Data Mining; Natural Language and Intelligent User
 Interfaces; Neural Networks in AI; Planning, Scheduling, and Reasoning
 about Actions; Probabilistic Networks; Qualitative Preferences and
 Decision in AI; Qualitative and Spatial Reasoning; Reasoning under
 Uncertainty; Robotics, Vision, and Signal Understanding; Search and
 Meta-Heuristics for AI; Verification, Validation and Testing of
 Knowledge-Based Systems.

Submissions should be two pages long using the format described on
the ECAI-98 Style Guide web page:

 http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/ecai98/style.html

A latex style file is available on the website (or on request. to
ecai98cogs.susx.ac.uk). Accepted papers will be required to conform
more strictly to the publishers' formatting requirements, which will be
broadly in line with the present formatting guidelines.


Submission procedure

Submission is a two stage process, similar to the process for long
papers. An electronic abstract should be sent to ecai98irit.fr by 6
March 1998. This summary should include the title, author, contact
address and abstract for the paper, plus keywords drawn from the above
list (plus other keywords if appropriate). A web-based summary
submission form is available to make this easier. This summary
information should also be included with the paper itself, on a separate
sheet of paper.

Submission of the paper is in hard copy form only, electronic
submissions will not be accepted. Four copies of the paper (each
including the summary sheet), should be sent by post to the ECAI-98
Programme Chair, Henri Prade, at the address below. The title page
should include a statement indicating which of the above eligibility
criteria the author satisfies and that the paper has not been submitted
elsewhere. The deadline for receipt of papers is 11 March 1998. Papers
received after this date will not be reviewed.


 ADDRESS FOR SUBMISSION
 ----------------------
 Henri Prade, ECAI-98 Programme Chair
 IRIT
 Universite Paul Sabatier
 118 route de Narbonne
 31062 TOULOUSE Cedex 4
 France

 Email: Henri.Pradeirit.fr
 Tel: +33(0)561 55 65 79
 Fax: +33(0)561 55 62 39


Multiple submissions policy

ECAI-98 will not accept any paper which at the time of submission is under
review for, or has already been published or accepted for publication in a
journal or another conference. Authors are also expected not to submit their
papers elsewhere during the review period. These restrictions apply only to
journals and conferences and not to workshops or similar specialised
meetings with limited audiences. The title page should include a statement
that the paper is not under review or accepted for publication in another
conference or journal.

However, if a young researcher has already submitted a regular paper
to ECAI-98, a new submission on the same topic in the form of a short
paper is permitted provided that the author declares it on submission.
If the regular paper is accepted, the short paper will be considered to
have been withdrawn. However such a double submission is not encouraged.


The review process

The short papers will be reviewed under the control of the ECAI-98
Program Committee under the chairmanship of the ECAI-98 Programme Chair.
The ECAI-98 Programme Chair has final authority over the review process
and all decisions relating to acceptance of papers.

Accepted papers will be allocated 15 minutes for oral presentation and 2
pages in the official ECAI-98 proceedings.

Note: as is usual at ECAI conferences, students will be able to register
for the conference at a significantly reduced and subsidised rate. The
registration rate for students who register before June 1st will be 90
pounds sterling.

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ECAI-98 Secretariat Tel: +44(0)1273 678448
Centre for Advanced Software Applications Fax: +44(0)1273 671320
University of Sussex Email: ecai98cogs.susx.ac.uk
Brighton, BN1 9QH, UK URL: http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/ecai98

ECAI-98 is organised by the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial
Intelligence (ECCAI) and hosted by the Universities of Brighton and Sussex
on behalf of AISB.
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Message 2: LREC WORKSHOP

Date: Mon, 02 Mar 1998 11:55:43 +0100
From: Simone Saint Laurent <lrecilc.pi.cnr.it>
Subject: LREC WORKSHOP

*LREC WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT*

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

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

INDUSTRIAL PANEL ***NEW****

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.
The following (and other) issues will be discussed:
- 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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