LINGUIST List 9.524

Fri Apr 3 1998

Calls: Mental Lexicon Conf,NLP+IA'98/ TALN'98

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  1. Roberto G de Almeida, Reminder: Mental Lexicon Conference Deadline
  2. Chadia Moghrabi, CFP NLP+IA'98/ TALN'98 Moncton, Canada

Message 1: Reminder: Mental Lexicon Conference Deadline

Date: Thu, 2 Apr 1998 16:35:31 -0500 (EST)
From: Roberto G de Almeida <>
Subject: Reminder: Mental Lexicon Conference Deadline

First International Conference on the Mental Lexicon

Edmonton, Canada, September 3-5, 1998


The deadline for abstract submission is Monday, April 6, 1998. For
details concerning the conference, please check our web page at

- ------------------------------------------------------------
Roberto G. de Almeida
Department of Linguistics
University of Alberta		Phones	(403) 492-0805 (office)
Edmonton, Alberta			(403) 492-5952 (lab)
Canada T6G 2E7			Fax	(403) 492-0806

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Message 2: CFP NLP+IA'98/ TALN'98 Moncton, Canada

Date: Fri, 3 Apr 1998 18:28:00 +0000
From: Chadia Moghrabi <>
Subject: CFP NLP+IA'98/ TALN'98 Moncton, Canada

********************** CALL FOR PAPERS & EXHIBITS **************************
================Appel aux communications & expositions =====================


 NLP+IA 98
 >>> Special accent on Computer assisted language learning <<<

 Conference internationale
 sur le traitement automatique des langues et
 ses applications industrielles

 TAL+AI 98
 >>> Attention speciale portee a l'enseignement de la langue <<<

 AUGUST/aout 18 - 21, 1998

 Moncton, New-Brunswick, CANADA

Come to Canada this summer...
IWNLG August 5-7 in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Coling-ACL & workshops August 10-16 in Montreal
NLP+IA/CALL August 18-21 in Moncton


The NLP Study Group (GRETAL) at l'Universite de Moncton is organizing
its second international conference on NLP and industrial
applications. This year a special attention is given to Computer
assisted language learning & teaching.

Papers are invited on all aspects of natural language processing,
including, but not limited to,

* computer assisted language learning & teaching,
* natural language understanding and generation of textual, spoken and
	hand-written language,
* natural language interfaces to databases, expert systems, or
	industrial applications
* machine translation, computer aided translation, translation
* syntax, semantics, pragmatics, lexicon, morphology,
* dictionaries, corpora, & other language resources
* multimodality
* multilinguality
* NLP industrial applications

* papers of every kind that can help bridge the gap between the theory
	and practice of NLP in general and Language learning in 


Authors are invited to submit preliminary versions of their papers not
exceeding 400 words (exclusive of references) either in English or in
French, the two official languages of the conference. Proceedings
would be published in the language of the submitted texts. Final
versions would be around 7-8 pages.


1) The first page should be an identification page containing the
title, the authors' names, affiliations, addresses, a five (5) keyword
list specifying the subject area, a five (5) line summary, and the
name and address of the contact person.

 TITLE/ Titre:
 AUTHORS INFO/ Auteurs et infos:
 KEYWORDS/ Mots clefs:
 SUMMARY/ Resume:
 CONTACT PERSON/ Personne contact:

2) Abstracts should not exceed 400 words in length excluding
references (12 pt, times roman, 1 inch margins (2,5 cm) all around; if
using A4 please keep text within 19cm x 25,5 cm).

3) The identification page and the abstract should be submitted in 4
HARD COPIES (12 pt, times roman, 1 inch margins (2,5 cm) all around;
if using A4 please keep text within 16,5 cm x 23 cm) to:

 NLP+IA 98 / TAL+AI 98
 Pr. Chadia Moghrabi
 385 rue de la Bibliotheque
 BP 53 X
 38041 Grenoble Cedex 9
 Phone: +33 4 76 51 4369
 Fax: +33 4 76 51 4405

4) The identification page should also be e-mailed in plain text.


All submissions shall be refereed by three members of the Program

Anne De Roeck (Essex, UK)
Arnold Smith (NRC, Canada)
Chadia Moghrabi (Moncton, Canada)
Christian Boitet (GETA, Grenoble, France)
Chrysanne DiMarco (Logos, Waterloo, Canada)
Eric Wehrli (Geneva, Switzerland)
Eva Hajicova (Charles U., Prague)
Genvieve Caelen-Haumont (GEOD, Grenoble, France)
Graeme Hirst (Toronto, Canada)
Harry Bunt (Tilburg, Netherlands)
Henry Hamburger (George Mason, USA)
Howard Hamilton (Regina, Canada)
Jean-Pierre Chanod (Xerox, France)
Johanna Moore (Pennsylvania, USA)
John Hutchins (East Anglia, UK)
John Tait (Sunderland, UK)
Junichi Tsujii (UMIST & Tokyo, Japan)
Kathleen McCoy (Delaware, USA)
Margaret King (ISSCO, Switzerland)
Manfred Stede (TU-Berlin, Germany)
Marcel Cori (Paris-7, France)
Mark Seligman (GETA-CLIPS & Red Pepper, USA)
Michael Levison (Queens, Canada)
Nocoletta Calzolari (Pisa, Italy)
Pierre Isabelle (RALI, Montreal, Canada)
Pierrette Bouillon (Geneva, Switzerland)
Paul Tarau (Moncton, Canada)
Remi Chadel (Inxight, Xerox, France)
Roberto Basili (Roma, Italy)
Ruddy Lelouche (Laval, Canada)
Susan Armstrong (ISSCO, Geneva, Switzerland)
Thierry Chanier (Franche-Comte, France)
Thierry van Steenberghe (Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium)
Veronica Dahl (Simon Fraser, Canada)
Yael Ravin (IBM, USA)
Yorick Wilks (Sheffield, UK)


Submissions are due on April 28th 1998. Notification of receipt will
be mailed to the contact person soon after receipt. Authors will be
notified of acceptance by 15 june 1998. Camera-ready copies of final
full papers must be received by the 1st of August 1998 along with
registration fees.

Participants are also requested to indicate their intention to
participate in the conference as soon as possible to the same e-mail
address with the single word INTENTION in the subject line.


Anyone wishing to arrange an exhibit or present a demonstration should
send a brief electronic description along with a specification of
physical requirements (table size, power, telephone connections,
number of chairs, etc.) to the same address with the single word
EXHIBIT in the subject line.


Accompanying persons can enjoy the lovely outdoor living in
New-Brunswick and visit the highest tides in the world. Moncton is
only 20km away from the sandy beaches of Shediac, la Capitale mondiale
du homard.


The conference is organized by GRETAL, Groupe d'etude sur le
traitement automatique des langues at the Universite' de Moncton in
cooperation with GETA-CLIPS at l'Universite' Joseph Fourier in
Grenoble. The members of the organizing committee are:

Chadia Moghrabi, Professor of Computer Science, Conference chair
Jalal Almhana, Director & Professor of Computer Science
Julien Chiasson, Professor of Computer Science
Sadek Eid, Professor of Industrial engineering, director Manufacturing
 Technology Centre
Boubaker Meddeb-Hamrouni, Researcher GETA & WinSoft
Paul Tarau, Professor of Computer Science
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