LINGUIST List 9.608

Fri Apr 24 1998

Calls: NLP, NL & Speech

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  1. Eugene Charniak, Corpus-based and statistical NLP
  2. Steven Krauwer, LREC WORKSHOP, PRE-FINAL PROGRAMME

Message 1: Corpus-based and statistical NLP

Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 13:53:09 -0400
From: Eugene Charniak <echesiod.clsp.jhu.edu>
Subject: Corpus-based and statistical NLP



- -------------------------------------------------------------------
 ABSOLUTELY LAST CALL FOR PAPERS
- -------------------------------------------------------------------

		 SIXTH WORKSHOP ON VERY LARGE CORPORA


NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED BY 1 WEEK BECAUSE
ACL/COLING IS LATE IN SENDING OUT NOTIFICATION AND WE WISH TO ENCOURAGE
SUBMISSIONS FROM THE AFFECTED GROUP. THE NEW DEADLINE OF APRIL 27 IS
ABSOLUTELY FIRM.


WHEN: August 15-16, 1998 (immediately following ACL/COLING-98)
WHERE: University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada


WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

As in past years, the workshop will offer a general forum for new research in
corpus-based and statistical natural language processing. Areas of interest
include (but are not limited to): 

 - robust parsing, phrase structure analysis
 - part of speech tagging
 - term and name identification
 - word sense disambiguation
 - morphological analysis
 - anaphora resolution
 - event categorization
 - discourse structure identification
 - alignment of parallel texts and bilingual terminology
 - language modelling
 - lexicography
 - machine translation
 - spelling and grammar correction

PROGRAM CHAIR:

	Eugene Charniak 	Brown University

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
	Steven Abney			Lillian Lee
	Eric Brill			Christopher Manning
	Ted Briscoe			Dan Melamed
	Rebecca Bruce			Scott Miller
	Claire Cardie			Raymond Mooney
	Bob Carpenter			James Pustejovksy
	Glen Carroll			Lance Ramshaw
	Ken Church			Adwait Rathnaparkhi
	Michael Collins			Ellen Riloff
	Joshua Goodman			Hinrich Schutze
	Vasilis Hatzivassiloglou	Ralph Weischedel
	Mark Johnson 			Janyce Wiebe
	Andrew Kehler			Dekai Wu
	John Lafferty			David Yarowsky

SPONSOR: SIGDAT (ACL's special interest group for linguistic data
 and corpus-based approaches to NLP)

WEB SITES: For COLING-ACL'98 - http://coling-acl98.iro.umontreal.ca/

FORMAT FOR SUBMISSION: 

Only hard-copy submissions will be accepted. Authors should submit
six (6) copies of their full-length paper (3500-8000 words) to Eugene
Charniak at the Johns Hopkins University address below. Papers should
describe original work. A paper accepted for presentation cannot be
presented or have been presented at any other meeting. Papers
submitted to other conferences will be considered, as long as this
fact is clearly indicated in the submission.

SCHEDULE:
 
 Submission Deadline: April 27, 1998
 Notification Date: June 1, 1998
 Camera ready copy due: June 22, 1998 

CONTACT: 

 Eugene Charniak
 e-mail eccs.brown.edu

 Address:	Before February 1, 1998	and After June 1, 1998
 
	Department of Computer Science
	Brown University
	Providence RI 02912-1910

 Address:	From February 1, 1998 until June 1, 1998
 
	Department of Computer Science
	Johns Hopkins University
	NEB 224, 3400 N. Charles Street
	Baltimore, MD 21218-2694 
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Message 2: LREC WORKSHOP, PRE-FINAL PROGRAMME

Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 09:33:02 +0200
From: Steven Krauwer <Steven.Krauwerlet.ruu.nl>
Subject: LREC WORKSHOP, PRE-FINAL PROGRAMME


 PRE-FINAL PROGRAMME
 AND
 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

 TOWARDS A EUROPEAN EVALUATION INFRASTRUCTURE
 FOR NL AND SPEECH.

 A workshop jointly organised by the European Network of
 Excellence in Language and Speech ELSNET and
 the EC Language Engineering-4 project ELSE

 to be held on Wednesday May 27, 9:00-13:00
 at the

 FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
 ON LANGUAGE RESOURCES AND EVALUATION

 GRANADA, SPAIN

Right now, a generic framework for semi-automatic quantitative
black-box evaluation of Speech and NLP systems does not exist in
Europe. When confronted to a choice, developers and users prefer
to ask the opinion of local experts as any other way of
processing is either unrealistic or too costly. The LE-4 project
ELSE aims at providing developers with a generic strategy and
definition of the primary building blocks needed to implement a
semi-automatic quantitative black-box evaluation scheme.

Prominent speakers from field the have been invited to present
papers addressing motivation, advantages, but also problems in
connection with the implementation of such an evaluation scheme
at an international scale.


PROGRAMME:

09:00-09:10 OPENING
 (Steven Krauwer / Joseph Mariani)

09:10-09:30 "The Darpa experience"
 (Charles Wayne)
09:30-09:40 "Ethnology and sociology of evaluation"
 (Lynette Hirschman)
09:40-09:50 "The Aupelf experience"
 (Joseph Mariani)
09:50-10:00 "Experience in Grace tagging evaluation"
 (Patrick Paroubek)
10:00-10:10 "Experiences in bilingual text alignment evaluation and
 word sense disambiguation"
 (Jean Veronis)
10:10-10:20 "Best practice and evaluation"
 (Ole Bernsen / Laila Dybkjaer)

10:20-10:40 BREAK

10:40-10:50 "Confidence measures and evaluation"
 (Lin Chase)
10:50-11:00 "Evaluation within Eagles"
 (Maghi King)
11:00-11:10 "Technology vs User-evaluation"
 (Marc Blasband)
11:10-11:20 "Evaluation for better products"
 (Christian Dugast)
11:20-11:30 "Resources for evaluation"
 (Mark Liberman)
11:30-11:40 "Organising Parser Evaluation"
 (Richard Sutcliffe)
11:40-11:50 "Specification and infrastructure for text
 summarization evaluation"
 (Beth Sundheim)

11:50-12:00 BREAK

12:00-12:10 "ELSE"
 (Patrick Paroubek)
12:10-13:00 PANEL SESSION
 (Chair: Rob Gaizauskas)

13:00 CLOSING


The selected topics include the multilingual nature of
evaluation, lessons from the past (in Europe and the US), and the
need for language resources. At the workshop the first
intermediate results of the ELSE project will be presented and
discussed.

This call serves to invite interested parties to ACTIVE
participation in the workshop. During the workshop, ample
opportunity will be provided for the participants to react to the
presentation of the ELSE project, and to the talks by the invited
speakers. Furthermore participants will be given the opportunity
to give brief position statements.

The workshop is very timely as it takes place when the EC's 5th
Framework Programme is taking shape. It is clear that the
availability of a European evaluation infrastucture can be an
important factor in European R&D activities, and that it can only
be successful if it is organized and implemented on a European
scale.


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

The workshop is coorganized by ELSNET and ELSE.
The Programme Committee are the participants in the ELSE LE-4 project:

Niels Ole Bernsen
Jean-Pierre Chanod
Khalid Choukri
Robert Gaizauskas
Steven Krauwer
Isabelle de Lamberterie
Joseph Mariani
Klaus Netter
Patrick Paroubek
Martin Rajman
Antonio Zampolli


CONTACT

Steven Krauwer
Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 30 253 6050
Fax: +31 30 253 6000
Email: steven.krauwerlet.ruu.nl


REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR LREC AND PRE AND POST CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

Conference

The registration fees will be 25.000 pesetas (about 150 ECU) per
participant, with reduced fees of 20.000 pesetas (about 120 ECU)
for early registration by March 9, 1998, and 12.000 pesetas
(about 70 ECU) for students. The fees cover the following
services: a copy of the proceedings, a social dinner, coffee
breaks and refreshments. For accompanying persons, the social
dinner will be 6.000 pesetas (about 35 ECU).

Pre Conference Workshops

Pre Conference Workshops are 5,000 pesetas each for those
attending LREC and 10,000 pesetas each for those not attending
LREC, and include a copy of the proceedings of the workshop and a
coffee break.

Post Conference Workshop

The 2-day Post Conference Workshop is 10,000 pesetas for those
attending LREC and 20,000 pesetas for those not attending LREC,
and includes a copy of the proceedings of the workshop and coffee
breaks. Registration willbe made only for those persons who have
been invited to participate by the organizers.

Advance registration payment can be made using the Registration
Forms below.

Registration can be made on-site and must be paid in cash, using
pesetas.


REGISTRATION FORMS

FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE RESOURCES AND EVALUATION
GRANADA, SPAIN, 28-30 MAY 1998

E-MAIL OR FAX 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

Last Name: _______________________________________
First Name: _______________________________________
Affiliation: _______________________________________
Address:
 _______________________________________
 _______________________________________
City: _______________________________________
State/Province: _______________________________________
Country: _______________________________________
Postal/Zip Code: _______________________________________
Phone: _______________________________________
Fax: _______________________________________
E-mail: _______________________________________
Web: _______________________________________


REGISTRATION PAYMENT FORM

REGISTRATION FEES

Full participant*
After March 9, 1998 25.000 pesetas (about 150 ECU)

sub total: __________

Student*
12.000 pesetas (about 70 ECU)

sub total: __________

* Registration fees include one copy of the proceedings, a social
 dinner, coffee breaks and refreshments.

Social Dinner for accompanying persons 6.000 pesetas (about 35 ECU)

sub total: __________


Pre Conference Workshops, May 26 - 27, 1998

 5,000 pesetas each for those attending LREC
10,000 pesetas each for those not attending LREC

Please indicate the workshops you plan to attend (X)

_____ "Linguistic Coreference"
May 26, morning session
_____ "Adapting Lexical and Corpus Resources to Sublanguages and Applications"
May 26, morning session
_____ "The Evaluation of Parsing Systems"
May 26, afternoon session
_____ "Minimizing the Effort for Language Resource Acquisition"
May 26, afternoon session
 _____ "Towards an open European Evaluation Infrastructure for NL and Speech"
May 27, morning session
 _____ "Language Resources for European Minority Languages"
May 27, morning session
_____ "Speech Database Development for Central and Eastern EuropeanLanguages"
May 27, afternoon session
_____ "Distributing and Accessing Linguistic Resources"
May 27, afternoon session

Total Number: __________

x 5,000 (if attending LREC) __________
x 10,000 (if not attending LREC) __________

sub total: __________

Post Conference Workshop, May 31 - June 1*
_______"Translingual Information Management: Current Levels and Future
Abilities"

*Register only if you have been asked to participate and have
 confirmed with the organizers

10,000 (if attending LREC)
20,000 (if not attending LREC)

sub total: __________


Grand Total: __________


METHOD OF PAYMENT

You may pay by credit card (VISA, MasterCard or Eurocard only; we cannot
accept American Express, Diners Club, etc.). You may also pay by Banker's
Cheque, bank transfer or by Eurocheque. All payments must be in Spanish
pesetas.

If payment is by Banker's Cheque, bank transfer or by Eurocheque, please
send it by regular mail. If payment is by credit card, it may be faxed.
Please DO NOT e-mail credit card numbers, as we cannot guarantee the
security of our e-mail system, and because we require signatures.

Please indicate (X) one of the following four payment options:

a)
____ I enclose a Banker's Cheque in Spanish pesetas payable to
 "First International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation".

b)
____ I have transferred the full fees by bank transfer to your account at:
 Banco Central Hispano, c/ Recogidas, 13, 18002 Granada.
 Account Name:
 First International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation.
 Account Number: 0049 - 0372 - 18 - 2210856078.
 I have told my bank to charge me/us with all bank charges so that
 "First International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation"
 will receive the full fees. I enclose a copy of the bank transferpapers
 with the person(s) name written on the transfer.

c)
 ____ Please debit my VISA/MasterCard/Eurocard account:

Amount: _________________________________________
Card No: _________________________________________

Valid from:
 ___/___ to ___/___ (as printed on your card)

Cardholder's Name and Address:

Last Name: _________________________________________
First Name: _________________________________________
Affiliation: _________________________________________
Street Address:
 _________________________________________
 _________________________________________
City: _________________________________________
State/Province: _________________________________________
Country: _________________________________________
Postal/Zip Code: _________________________________________
E-mail: _________________________________________
Web: _________________________________________

Signature as on card:
 _________________________________________

Credit card charges will be processed in Spanish pesetas.

d)
____ I enclose Eurocheque(s) for the full fees. I have written my
 Eurocheque number on the back of each Eurocheque.

MAIL OR FAX TO:

LREC Secretariat
Facultad de Traduccion e Interpretacion
Dpto. de Traduccion e Interpretacion
C/ Puentezuelas, 55
18002 GRANADA, SPAIN
reli98goliat.ugr.es
+34 58 24 41 04 fax

VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
http://ceres.ugr.es/~rubio/elra.html

CONFERENCE ADDRESSES

The Conference Chair is Antonio Zampolli (Istituto di Linguistica
Computazionale del CNR and President of ELRA).

Antonio Zampolli - LREC
Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale del CNR
via della Faggiola, 32
56126 Pisa, ITALY
+39 50 560 481 tel.
+39 50 555 013 fax
pisailc.pi.cnr.it

The Secretariat of the Conference, who will provide general information on
the Conference, is:

LREC Secretariat
Facultad de Traduccion e Interpretacion
Dpto. de Traduccion e Interpretacion
C/ Puentezuelas, 55
18002 Granada, SPAIN
+34 58 24 41 00 tel.
+34 58 24 41 04 fax
reli98goliat.ugr.es


CONFERENCE PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Harald Hoege, Siemens, Munich, Germany
Bente Maegaard, CST, Copenhagen, Denmark
Joseph Mariani, LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France
Angel Martin Municio, President of the Real Academia de Ciencias, Madrid, Spain
Antonio Zampolli, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale, Pisa, Italy


EXHIBITION

An exhibition will be organised by ELRA. This exhibition is open
to companies and projects wishing to promote, present and
demonstrate their language resources products and prototypes to
the wide range of experts and representatives from all over the
world participating in the conference. For more information on
this, please contact the ELDA office on elra-eldacalva.net.

ELRA

For more information about ELRA (the European Language Resources
Association), please contact:

Khalid Choukri, ELRA CEO
55-57, rue Brillat Savarin
F- 75013 Paris, France
Tel. +33 1 43 13 33 33
Fax. +33 1 43 13 33 39
E-mail: elracalva.net
Web: http://www.icp.grenet.fr/ELRA/home.html
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