LINGUIST List 9.6

Tue Jan 6 1998

Calls: Lexical Semantics, Computational Technology

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  1. WLSS98, Lexical Semantics Systems-Date Changes
  2. Christian Jacquemin, COLING-ACL'98 COMPUTERM workshop

Message 1: Lexical Semantics Systems-Date Changes

Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 16:17:13 +0000
From: WLSS98 <wlss98alphalinguistica.sns.it>
Subject: Lexical Semantics Systems-Date Changes


 CHANGE OF DATE AND EXTENDED DEADLINE

- -----------------------------------------------------------
 WLSS98
 II WORKSHOP ON LEXICAL SEMANTICS SYSTEMS
 Pisa, 6-7 April 1998
 Scuola Normale Superiore
- -----------------------------------------------------------

Organized by CELI, ILC, ITC-IRST and Scuola Normale Superiore
 With the support of University of Pisa and Xerox Research
 Centre Europe
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 http://celi.sns.it/~wlss98
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 INVITED SPEAKERS
 (provisional list)
 Gennaro Chierchia (University of Milan)
 Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton University)
 Ewan Klein (University of Edimburgh)
 Hinrich Schuetze (Rank Xerox) 
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 CALL FOR PAPERS

WLSS98 is organized by Centro per l'Elaborazione del
Linguaggio ed Informazione (CELI), Istituto di Linguistica
Computazionale (ILC), Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e
Tecnologia (ITC-IRST) and Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa),
and will take place in Pisa on the 6-7 April 1998 (instead of
the 19-20 March, as it was announced in previous messages).

WLSS workshops aim at bringing together Italian and
international scholars, active in both theoretical and
applicative domains of research in lexical semantics, with
the goals of:

- providing an overview of the state of the art and
exchanging information on ongoing and planned activities;

- bridging the gap and enhance the trade-off between
theoretical models of lexical knowledge and applications in
NLP systems.

These goals are justified:

- by the increasingly central position that lexical
knowledge, and in particular lexical semantics, is assuming
within the general architecture of cognitive systems, both as
a dynamic module which interact with other non-linguistic
sources of knowledge, and as a component playing a major role
in interfacing syntax and semantics;

- by the fact that lexical resources (such as tagged corpora,
computational dictionaries, Machine Readable Dictionaries,
WordNets) are among the most crucial aspects of practical NLP
systems. Issues concerning the structure, the representation,
the development, and the acquisition of lexical knowledge are
thus of the uttermost importance when building NLP systems.
Lexical systems also play a crucial role in the design and
construction of multilingual systems, a key feature at least
for applications designed to operate in a distributed, non-
centralized environment such as the World Wide Web.

This second edition of WLSS will focus on the portability and
reusability of lexical systems, and on the issue of word
sense disambiguation and semantic tagging. We also encourage
the submission of papers concerning more general issues about
linguistic lexical semantics and its interaction with
computational lexicography.

Abstracts are invited for 30-minute talks. Here follows a non-
exhaustive list of topics which could be addressed:

* Lexical resources for semantic tagging and word sense
 disambiguation.
* Use of lexicons and thesauruses to improve information
 retrieval / extraction techniques.
* Automatic acquisition and management of lexical resources.
* Reusability and tuning of existing lexical resources for
 novel tasks.
* Trade offs between generic and domain specific lexical
 resources.
* Multilingual lexical resources.
* Description and evaluation of existing tools and systems.
* Evaluation of different representation formats.
* Issues in computational lexical semantics and
 computational lexicography.
* Issues in the design, construction and use of lexical
 resources.
* Architecture for a cognitive plausible lexicon
* Lexical representation and the interface with syntactic
 processes



** CHANGE ** EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS ** CHANGE
** 

Only electronic submissions are accepted. Abstracts should
not exceed 2 pages in length, in Postscript or ASCII format,
and should be sent to the following address:

 wlss98celi.sns.it.

Separate information should be sent, including the title of
the talk, author's name, address and affiliation. Submissions
must be limited to a maximum of one individual and one joint
abstract per author. The deadline is: 20 January 1998.
The Program Committee intends to publish a selection of the
papers presented at the conference.



 ** CHANGE ** IMPORTANT DATES ** CHANGE ** 

Submission of abstracts: 20 January 1998 
Notification of acceptance: 28 February 1998
Conference: 6-7 April 1998


 PROGRAM COMMITTEE

 Pier Marco Bertinetto (Scuola Normale Superiore)
 Nicoletta Calzolari (ILC)
 Luca Dini(CELI)
 Vittorio Di Tomaso (CELI)
 Alessandro Lenci (Scuola Normale Superiore)
 Bernardo Magnini (IRST)
 Fabio Pianesi (IRST)
 Frederique Segond (XRCE)
 Antonio Zampolli (ILC)

 CONTACT PERSONS

For every further information please contact the conference
secretariat:

Vittorio Di Tomaso
CELI
ditomasosns.it

Alessandro Lenci
Scuola Normale Superiore
lencialphalinguistica.sns.it

Scuola Normale Superiore
Laboratorio di linguistica
Piazza dei Cavalieri 7
56126 PISA (Italy)

Tel. +39 50 509219
Fax: +39 50 563513


More information on the Workshop and a copy of this call for
papers is available on the Web at the following address:

http://celi.sns.it/~wlss98
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Message 2: COLING-ACL'98 COMPUTERM workshop

Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 09:02:46 -0100
From: Christian Jacquemin <Christian.Jacqueminiut-nantes.univ-nantes.fr>
Subject: COLING-ACL'98 COMPUTERM workshop


 ACL/COLING-98 
 (Association for Computational Linguistics/
 Conference on Computational Linguistics)

 COMPUTERM Workshop


 First Workshop on Computational Terminology

 August 15, 1998 (immediately following ACL/COLING-98)

 University of Montreal, Montreal (Quebec, Canada)

 PRELIMINARY CALL FOR PAPERS

DESCRIPTION

The workshop will provide a forum to bring together researchers from
the fields of computational linguistics, terminology, automated
translation, information retrieval and lexicography who share an
interest in computational aspects of terminology processing:
acquisition, extraction, indexing, machine-aided thesaurus building,
dictionary construction, etc. The aim of the workshop is to stimulate
the exchange of innovative ideas and results of diverse aspects of
automatic term processing in order to bridge the gap between these
fields.

TOPICS

The topics of the workshop include (but are not limited to):
 - Construction of terminology resources
 - Semi- or automatic acquisition of terms
 - Semi- or automatic acquisition of conceptual knowledge
 - Thesaurus construction and maintenance
 - Use of terminology resources (term banks, thesauri,
 specialized lexicons,...)
 - Terms in information retrieval (stemming, automatic indexing,
 query expansion, ...)
 - Multi-lingual terminological resources for cross-language IR
 - Terminology management in machine-aided translation
 - Terminology and NLP (parsing, tagging, text understanding,
 generation,...)
 - Terminology processing for other applications

SUBMISSIONS

Only hard-copy submissions will be accepted. Authors should
submit six (6) copies of their full-length paper (3500-5000 words).
Submissions should be sent:

 Didier Bourigault
 Laboratoire de Linguistique Informatique
 Universite Paris XIII
 Avenue J.-B. Clement
 F-93430 Villetaneuse
 France

Style Files and Templates for Preparing Submissions
http://coling-acl98.iro.umontreal.ca/Styles.html

The official language of the Conference is English. However, papers
can also be submitted in French. The final version of the papers will
be accompanied by two long abstracts in two different languages.
All the presentation at the workshop will be given in English.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

 Submission Deadline: March 23, 1998
 Notification Date: May 15, 1998
 Camera ready copy due: June 15, 1998

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

 Khurshid Ahmad (University of Surrey, UK)
 Sophia Ananiadou (Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK)
 Peter Anick (Digital Equipment Corporation, USA)
 Teresa Cabre (University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelone, Spain)
 Ken Church (AT&T Labs Research, USA)
 Anne Condamines (CNRS, Toulouse, France)
 Bruce Croft (University of Massachusetts, USA)
 Ido Dagan (Bar Ilan University, Israel)
 Beatrice Daille (IRIN Nantes, France)
 Pascale Fung (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong
Kong)
 Eric Gaussier (Xerox Research Centre Europe, France)
 Gregory Grefenstette (Xerox Research Centre Europe, France)
 Stephanie Haas (University of North Carolina, USA)
 Benoit Habert (LIMSI & ENS Fontenay-St Cloud, France)
 Ulrich Heid (Universitaet Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany)
 Kyo Kageura (NACSIS, Tokyo, Japan)
 Judith Klavans (Columbia Univesity, USA)
 Robert Krovetz (NEC Research Institute, USA)
 Robert Losee (University of North Carolina, USA)
 Ingrid Meyer (University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada)
 Jian-Yun Nie (University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada)
 Padmini Srinivasan (The University of Iowa, USA)
 Tomek Strzalkowski (General Electric Company, USA)
 Evelyne Tzoukermann (Bell Labs Innovations, Lucent Technologies, USA)
 Richard Wojcik (Boeing Company, USA)
 Pierre Zweigenbaum (AP-HP & Universite Paris 6, France)

ORGANIZERS

 Didier Bourigault (CNRS and Universite Paris XIII, Paris, France)
 Christian Jacquemin (IUT de Nantes, France)
 Marie-Claude L'Homme (Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Canada)

EMAIL CONTACT

mailto:dblli.univ-paris13.fr,
 Christian.Jacqueminiut-nantes.univ-nantes.fr,
 lhommemere.umontreal.ca
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