LINGUIST List 9.414

Thu Mar 19 1998

Calls: Multilinguality WS (ECAI-98), LREC

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  1. Lynne Cahill, Multilinguality Workshop: (ECAI-98)
  2. Simone Saint Laurent, LREC WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT

Message 1: Multilinguality Workshop: (ECAI-98)

Date: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 12:01:59 +0000
From: Lynne Cahill <lynnecacogs.susx.ac.uk>
Subject: Multilinguality Workshop: (ECAI-98)


 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
 * SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS *
 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


 ECAI98

 Second Multilinguality in the Lexicon Workshop

 August 25th 1998

 A workshop held as part of the
13th biennial European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-98)
 August 23rd - 28th, 1998, Brighton, UK

Organising Committee:

Lynne Cahill (University of Sussex)
Susan Armstrong (ISSCO)
Pierette Bouillon (ISSCO)
Roger Evans (ITRI, University of Brighton)

Web site: http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/ecai98/tw/W13.html

The 1st Multilinguality in the Lexicon Workshop took place in April
1996 as part of the AISB workshop series at Sussex, and brought
together researchers with a wide range of experiences in multilingual
lexicon development. In this second MLL workshop, we invite papers
illustrating progress made since the first meeting, as well as papers
on new approaches and applications. As before, the workshop will
provide an opportunity for people working on all aspects of
multilingual lexicons, both theoretical and practical, to focus on the
particular problems and questions associated with multilingual lexical
representation.

Papers are invited on any aspects of multilinguality in the lexicon
including but not limited to: pragmatics, semantics, syntax,
morphology, phonology, orthography; machine translation, generation,
understanding; bilingual and multilingual issues; related and
unrelated languages; issues of representation and access.

The workshop will run for one day as part of ECAI-98 in Brighton,
UK. To ensure a workshop rather than mini-conference format, presented
papers will be interspersed with substantial discussion sessions. In
order to maximise participation, attendees not presenting papers (and
perhaps some who are) may be asked to lead the discussion sessions.

SUBMISSION FORMAT:
Extended abstracts of not more than 6 pages (A4) are invited.
Submissions should be either hard copy or (preferably) electronic in
self-contained LaTeX or Postscript files. Submissions should include
authors' name, affiliation, email and full postal address and should
be sent to:

 Lynne Cahill
 School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences,
 University of Sussex,
 Falmer,
 Brighton BN1 9QH,
 UK

 Email: Lynne.Cahillcogs.susx.ac.uk

IMPORTANT DATES:
 1 Apr Submission deadline
 1 May Notification of acceptance
 1 Jun Deadline for final papers
 25 Aug Workshop

FURTHER INFORMATION:

To obtain further information about ECAI-98 and the workshop please
visit the ECAI-98 web site at http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/ecai98/
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Message 2: LREC WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT

Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 16:53:25 +0100
From: Simone Saint Laurent <lrecilc.pi.cnr.it>
Subject: 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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