LINGUIST List 9.892

Tue Jun 16 1998

Calls: Artificial Intelligence, Romance Languages

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  1. KBCS Word Processing, KBCS-98 Call for Papers
  2. Sergio Baauw, Using and Acquiring the Lexicon

Message 1: KBCS-98 Call for Papers

Date: Sat, 13 Jun 1998 12:27:49 -0500 (GMT)
From: KBCS Word Processing <>
Subject: KBCS-98 Call for Papers

 K B C S-98

 Call for Papers

 National Centre for Software Technology
 Mumbai, India
 December 17-18, 1998

The International Conference on Knowledge Based Computer Systems will be held
in Mumbai, India during December 17-18, 1998. The conference is intended
to act as a forum for promoting interaction among researchers in the field
of Artificial Intelligence in India and abroad. There will be a one and a
half day conference during December 17-18, 1998 followed by a half day of
post-conference tutorials on December 18, 1998.

Papers are invited on substantial, original and unpublished research on
all aspects of Artificial Intelligence, including, but not limited to the

o AI Applications o AI Architectures
o Automatic Programming o Cognitive Modeling
o Expert Systems o Foundations of AI
o Genetic Algorithms o Information Retrieval
o Intelligent Agents o Intelligent Tutoring Systems
o Knowledge Acquisition o Knowledge Representation
o Machine Learning o Machine Translation
o Natural Language Processing o Neural Networks
o Planning and Scheduling o Reasoning
o Robotics o Search Techniques
o Speech Processing o Theorem Proving
o Uncertainty Handling o Vision

Format of Submission

Authors should submit their papers, not to exceed 5000 words (including
figures and references) either electronically or in hard copy. Papers should
be in English. Papers should include an abstract of about 100-200 words in
length. Papers outside the specified length are subject to rejection without
review. Since reviewing will be "blind", the authors' names and affiliations
along with the main area of the paper should be given only on a separate cover

Hard copy submissions should be sent in triplicate. Papers in electronic
form can be in any of the following formats: plain text, Postscript, Latex,
Microsoft Word (RTF format) or Wordstar. Submissions in electronic form are

Call for Tutorials

Proposals are invited for post-conference tutorials. Tutorials will be
half-day and will be held on December 18th, 1998. The proposal should be
presented in the form of a 200-word abstract, one page topical outline of the
content, description of the proposers and their qualifications relating to the
tutorial content.
Send papers and tutorial proposals to the KBCS-98 Secretariat.

Submission Deadlines


 o Due: August 15, 1998
 o Acceptance Notification: October 10, 1998
 o Camera Ready Copy due: November 15, 1998

Tutorial Proposals:

 o Due: August 30, 1998
 o Acceptance Notification: September 15, 1998
 o Materials due: November 25, 1998

For further information please refer to the KBCS-98 home page or write to the
KBCS-98 Secretariat.


KBCS-98 Secretariat Phone: +91 (22) 620 1606
National Centre for Software Technology Fax: +91 (22) 621 0139
Gulmohar Cross Rd No. 9 E-mail:
Juhu, Mumbai 400 049, India
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Message 2: Using and Acquiring the Lexicon

Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 12:01:46 +0200
From: Sergio Baauw <>
Subject: Using and Acquiring the Lexicon

Call for papers

Using and Acquiring the lexicon
Utrecht University, December 12

(workshop incorporated in Going Romance, December 10-12).

Organizing committee: Francis Corblin (Paris 7/Rennes 2), 
Francine Melka (UiL-OTS/French), Lea Nash (Paris 8), 
Philip Miller (Lille 3), Jan Schroten (UiL-OTS/Spanish), 
Henriette de Swart (UiL-OTS/French).

Invited speaker: Hans Kamp (IMS/Stuttgart)

The workshop focuses on the lexicon in the Romance languages.
We welcome contributions from different theoretical perspectives. 
The following questions are of special interest:

* How does the lexicon pair up syntax and meaning?

* What are the semantics and pragmatics of content categories
 and functional/grammatical categories?

* What is the role of the lexicon in the acquisition process?

Abstracts are invited for thirty minute talks. Abstracts should be
anonymous, and should be no longer than two pages, including
references and examples, with margins of at least 1-inch, font size
11/12. Submissions are limited to a maximum of one individual and one
joint abstract per author. Please provide 8 anonymous abstracts and
one camera-ready original containing title, author's name and
affiliation. Submissions by e-mail or fax can be accepted, provided a
camera-ready original is received within one week after the
deadline. A separate card should contain the title of the paper, the
author's name and affiliation, address, telephone number, e-mail
address and the indication `lexicon'.

Deadline for recept of abstracts: September 18, 1998

Abstracts should be sent to the following address:

workshop lexicon Going Romance		Phone: 31-30-2536006
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS	Fax: 31-30-2536000
Utrecht University		 E-mail:
Trans 10			 web site: 
3512 JK Utrecht
the Netherlands
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