LINGUIST List 9.506

Wed Apr 1 1998

Calls: CALD Workshop,Semitic Langs--COLING-ACL'98

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  1. witbrock, CALD Workshop on Mixed Media Databases
  2. Mike Rosner, Semitic Langs--COLING-ACL'98

Message 1: CALD Workshop on Mixed Media Databases

Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 10:45:54 -0500
From: witbrock <>
Subject: CALD Workshop on Mixed Media Databases

The deadline for submissions to the CALD Workshop on Mixed Media
Databases is April the 5th. Please send submissions to arrive at the
address given below by that date. Authors will be notified of paper
acceptance by April the 15th if an email address is provided with
their submission. The call follows.

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You are invited to participate in the Center for Automated Learning
and Discovery workshop on Mixed Media databases. This workshop will be
held in conjunction with the Conference on Automated Learning and
Discovery, being held at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh from
June the 11th to the 13th 1998.

This workshop is intended for researchers with an interest in learning
from multiple media. The workshop will emphasize both algorithms and
applications of learning with mixed media databases. Papers that
describe algorithms should cover either novel approaches designed to
benefit from mixed-media data, or modifications of standard algorithms
that utilize multiple media data sources. Application papers should
clearly demonstrate the benefits of learning from two or more types of

Different media areas to be addressed include: 

 Vision: Image, Video, and VRML 
 Speech and Audio 
 Text, including OCR, Closed-Captioning,
 handwriting, and web-documents 
 Olfactory perception 
 Haptic and Touch sensing 

If you would like to present at this workshop, please submit a paper
describing original research work and results. Four copies of the
paper should be submitted in hardcopy by April the 5th, 1998.

Because of the deadline extension, submissions should be sent, in
quadruplicate, to:

 CALD Workshop on Mixed Media Databases
 Attn: Michael Witbrock
 4616 Henry St,
 Pittsburgh PA 15213

The ideal paper should cover two or more topics listed above and apply
some aspect of learning to the multiple media data. The learning may
involve, but is not limited to neural networks, as well as statistical
and probabilistic models. All statistical, probabilistic, and learning
approaches are welcome.

Papers submitted to this workshop may also be submitted to other
conferences or to journals.

Detailed submission instructions can be found at the following URL,
but you should remember the altered deadline and submission address
given above:

Selected papers from the workshop will be considered for publication
in an upcoming special issue of IEEE Expert journal.


 Shumeet Baluja (
 Christos Faloutsos (
 Alex Hauptmann (
 Michael Witbrock (

The conference main site is at Please
visit it soon. And please forward this Call to any colleagues who may
be interested.

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Michael Witbrock Justresearch
Research Scientist 4616 Henry St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: +1 412 683 9486 Fax: +1 412 683 4175
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Message 2: Semitic Langs--COLING-ACL'98

Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 10:27:24 +0200
From: Mike Rosner <>
Subject: Semitic Langs--COLING-ACL'98

 Workshop on
 Computational Approaches to Semitic Languages


 Sunday August 16, 1998, University of Montreal

 Final Call for Papers

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Although there exists a considerable body of CL research specifically
targeted to Semitic languages, much of the work to date has been the
result of initiatives undertaken by individual researchers or research
establishments. A direct consequence is that there is comparatively
little awareness amongst practitioners of either the state of the art
as practiced outside their own locality, the common challenges faced
by all practitioners, or the potential for developing a coordinated
approach. The aims of this workshop are therefore:

* To provide a forum where current work in a broad range of subfields
can be presented, collected and diffused.

* To assess the state of the art with a view to identifying promising
areas for future collaborative research.

* To set up initiatives to explore the possibilities of supporting
such research through national and international funding agencies.


Areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

 * Educational Applications
 * Empirical Methods
 * Orthographic Represention
 * Language Modelling
 * Language Resources
 * Lexicon and Lexical Represention
 * Machine Translation
 * Morphology and Phonology
 * Multilinguality
 * Syntax, Parsing and Generation
 * Speech Applications


Michael Rosner, University of Malta, Malta (coordinator)

Mohamed Abd-Elsalam, Sakr Software, Egypt
Ken Beesley, Xerox Research Centre Europe, France
Khalid Choukri, ELRA /ELDA, France
Yaacov Choueka, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Fathi Debili, CNRS-CRLAO (Paris) / IRMC, Tunis
Mamoun Hattab, Arabic Textware, Amman, Jordan
George Kiraz, Bell Labs, USA
Chadia Moghrabi, Univerity of Moncton, Canada
Mori Rimon, Hebrew University, Israel


Mid-Med Bank, Malta



 * **NEW** Submission Deadline: April 15, 1998
 * Notification Date: June 1, 1998
 * Camera ready copy due: June 22, 1998


* Electronic submissions only, Postscript format.

* Provide a list of keywords and indicate the best fitting subtopic
from the above list.

* LaTeX users are encouraged to use the style file provided by ACL:

* Maximum length is 8 pages including figures and references.

* Please use A4 or US 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.

* Please submit papers to All submissions will be


Michael Rosner:
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Mike Rosner (
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