LINGUIST List 9.920

Sat Jun 20 1998

Confs: Semitic Langs Workshop

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  1. Mike Rosner, Semitic Languages Workshop

Message 1: Semitic Languages Workshop

Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 15:51:13 +0200
From: Mike Rosner <>
Subject: Semitic Languages Workshop

 Workshop on
 Computational Approaches to Semitic Languages


 Sunday August 16, 1998, University of Montreal

 **Call for Pre-Registration**



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 examine the possibilities of supporting such
 research through national and international funding initiatives.

Accepted papers concern Arabic, Hebrew, Maltese and Akkadian, in
following subject areas: tagging, orthography, morphology,
syntax/parsing/generation. The programme comprises a session for each
of these themes, together with a short supplementary session for short




Michael Rosner, University of Malta, Malta (Workshop Coordinator)
Ken Beesley, Xerox Research Centre Europe, France 
Joe Caruana, University of Malta, Malta 
Khalid Choukri, ELRA /ELDA, France 
Yaacov Choueka, Bar Ilan University, Israel 
Fathi Debili, CNRS-CELLMA (Paris) / IRMC, Tunisia
Ray Fabri, University of Malta, Malta
Mamoun Hattab, Arabic Textware, Amman, Jordan 
George Kiraz, Bell Labs, USA 
Ray Fabri, University of Malta
Chadia Moghrabi, Univerity of Moncton, Canada 
Mori Rimon, Hebrew University, Israel 
Mike Rosner (
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