LINGUIST List 9.33

Sun Jan 11 1998

Calls: Granada Workshop, Henry Sweet Society

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  1. Roberta Catizone, Granada Workshop
  2. Els Elffers, Colloquium Henry Sweet Society

Message 1: Granada Workshop

Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 11:55:29 GMT
From: Roberta Catizone <R.Catizonedcs.shef.ac.uk>
Subject: Granada Workshop


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

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 if they
submit in paper form. An electronic submission should be accompanied
by a plain ascii text.

# 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 (Hard Copy/Electronic) February 20
 Paper Notification March 20
 Camera-Ready Papers Due April 15
 L&CT workshop May 26


CONFERENCE INFORMATION

General information about the conference is at:
<http://www.icp.inpg.fr/ELRA/conflre.html>;

Specific queries about the conference should be directed to:

LREC Secretariat
Facultad de Traduccion e Interpretacion
Dpto. de Traduccion e Interpretacion
C/ Puentezuelas, 55
18002 Granada, SPAIN
Tel: +34 58 24 41 00 - Fax: +34 58 24 41 04
reli98goliat.ugr.es
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Message 2: Colloquium Henry Sweet Society

Date: Fri, 9 Jan 1998 15:10:00 +0100 (MET)
From: Els Elffers <Els.Elfferslet.uva.nl>
Subject: Colloquium Henry Sweet Society


 THE HENRY SWEET SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF LINGUISTIC IDEAS 
 Amsterdam Colloquium, 
 16 - 19 September, 1998

 First Circular and Final Call for Papers

The first of the annual colloquia for the Henry Sweet Colloquium Henry
Sweet Society for the history of linguistic ideas to be held abroad is
to take place in Amsterdam in 1998.

Location: We are pleased to announce that our planning is up and
running and that arrangements have been made for the Colloquium
lectures as well as the associated meals and receptions to take place
in the centre of Amsterdam.

Costs: The cost of the Colloquium, including meals, a conference
dinner and receptions, but excluding accommodation, will be of the
order of NLG 380 (qGBP 130).

Accommodation: Amsterdam is a major city with hotel prices to match
so, in order to keep costs within bounds, we have booked a number of
rooms at the Casa 400 Hotel at NLG 132 (qGBP 45) bed and breakfast per
person per night. Shared occupancy is available at the rate of NLG
176 (qGBP 80) per room. The Casa 400 is an unpretentious hotel some 20
minutes from the centre using public transport. If asked, we will
provide information for those who wish to book their hotels
independently.

Second circular: The second circular will be sent out around April
1998 and will carry a provisional programme and fuller details of
arrangements for the Colloquium. Meanwhile it would be very helpful if
you could fill in and return the following slip (or send an emended
e-mail reply) to the address below, or to any one of the organising
committee: Els Elffers-van Ketel. Jaap Maat, Jan Noordegraaf, Els
Ruijsendaal, Robin Smith.

Last call for papers: Those who wish to present a paper at the
Colloquium are reminded that the deadline for abstracts is 5 February,
1998. Your 300-word abstract for a 20 minute paper on any aspect of
the history of linguistics should be sent to

Dr Robin Smith
Vakgroep Engels
Rijksuniversiteit Leiden
Postbus 9515
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands
Tel: 071 5272151; Fax: 071 5272149
e-mail: rdsmithrullet.leidenuniv.nl 

On behalf of the organisers, All best wishes,



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