LINGUIST List 11.1187

Thu May 25 2000

Calls: Semantics:SALT 11,Semantics:OntoLex'2000

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  • Anna Szabolcsi, Semantics and Linguistic Theory 11 (SALT 11)
  • kivs, Workshop on Lexical Semantics, Ontology and Information Retrieval

    Message 1: Semantics and Linguistic Theory 11 (SALT 11)

    Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 21:42:15 -0400
    From: Anna Szabolcsi <>
    Subject: Semantics and Linguistic Theory 11 (SALT 11)

    New York University will be hosting Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 11. Dates: May 11--13, 2001. Abstracts deadline: January 15, 2001. Invited speakers: Maria Bittner Paul Dekker Kit Fine Tanya Reinhart Barry Schein Futher information will be posted at .

    Anna Szabolcsi Dept. of Linguistics, New York University 719 Broadway, #501, NY, NY 10003 tel (212) 998 7956, fax (212) 995 4707

    Message 2: Workshop on Lexical Semantics, Ontology and Information Retrieval

    Date: Mon, 22 May 2000 17:40:46 +0300
    From: kivs <>
    Subject: Workshop on Lexical Semantics, Ontology and Information Retrieval

    Call for Papers and Participation

    OntoLex'2000 Workshop on Ontologies and Lexical Knowledge Bases Supported by Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

    Sept. 8-10, 2000: Sozopol, Bulgaria

    The workshop will be an immediate follow up of the CLaRK'2000 Summer School on Computational Linguistics and Represented Knowledge, which will take place in the period 25.08.2000 to 8.09.2000 at the Flagman hotel, Sozopol (see


    The workshop aims to bring together researchers and students interested in the dependencies between formal ontologies and lexical semantics in general, and more specifically in the construction of lexical knowledge bases. Among the issues discussed will also be the various applications of lexical semantics to information retrieval, information extraction and related fields.


    The workshop will include invited lectures and talks, research presentations, student sessions, posters and discussions.


    Nicola Guarino, National Research Council, LADSEB-CNR, Italy. Topic: mini-course on Ontological Analysis and Ontology Design

    Paul Buitelaar, DFKI (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence) GmbH, Germany. Topic: to be announced

    Galia Angelova, Linguistic Modelling Laboratory, CLPP, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria. Topic: Acquiring formal ontologies for NLP applications

    Ivan Kasabov, Institute for Bulgarian Language, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria. Topic: to be announced


    To provide an opportunity for broader access and participation of all interested scientists, the organisers plan sessions of research presentations as well as a student session. Research presentations will be 30 min. long. Student presentations will be 20 min. long. There will be also poster sessions. In all cases, abstracts of no more than 1000 words should be submitted.


    There will be three 1 hour discussions, on the following topics: - modelling regular polysemy in lexical knowledge bases; - lexical concepts vs. world knowledge, upper-level ontologies; - ontologies and lexical knowledge bases for Information Retrieval.


    Deadline for abstracts of research presentations: 30 June Notification of acceptance: 20 July

    Deadline for participants' applications (registration): 30 June Notification of acceptance: 20 July

    All the applications and submissions should contain the following information:

    REGISTRATION FORM: To be sent via e-mail before 30th of June as a free text containing the following information: - names, sex, degrees (status) - affiliation - related publications - address (both e-, and regular, tel., fax, etc.) - talk submitted or not (title)

    In addition, the application for participation should contain also a statement of interest (motivation to take part) - an essay of not more than 500 words.

    All the submissions (registration forms, statements of interest and abstracts) should be send by e-mail to the following addresses:

    Kiril Simov <>, Atanas Kiryakov <>.

    One of the following formats should be used for the abstracts: plain text, TeX, LaTeX, RTF/DOC, HTML. For TeX and LaTeX submissions, be sure to include all the non-standard class and style files used.

    SCHEDULE: 7 Sept.: arrivals 8 Sept.: talks, presentations, poster sessions, discussions 9 Sept.: talks, presentations, student sessions, discussions 10 Sept.: informal discussions, wine tasting 11 Sept.: departures


    Kiril Simov, Atanas Kiryakov Linguistic Modelling Laboratory, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Acad.G.Bontchev str., Block 25A Sofia 1113, Bulgaria E-mail:, Fax: (Subj. to Kiril Simov, ONTOLEX) +359-2-70 72 73 (under construction, check it later)


    The workshop will take place in the town of Sozopol, Bulgaria. Sozopol is one of the best summer resorts on the Black Sea coast, famous for its unique mixture of ancient Greek culture, Bulgarian traditional atmosphere (18th century), excellent climate and entertainment facilities. In addition, it is the favourite place of Bulgarian artists, both for performances and for relaxation. It is situated to the south of Bourgas (to be reached by plane - Bourgas Airport, trains - Bourgas Railway Station, or intercity buses). It takes 40 minutes to reach Sozopol from Bourgas with the buses and minibuses that run regularly.

    The Workshop will take place in hotel "Flagman". For accommodation, the participants can choose among hotel "Flagman", which is relatively expensive but luxurious, and a number of other options available in Sozopol: cheaper (but still good) hotels, and rooms in private houses. The organizers can arrange reservations for hotel "Flagman" and provide assistance with the rest of the options.


    Prices for hotel Flagman:

    Double room: For foreigners: 41 BGL per bed For Bulgarians: 28 BGL per bed

    Single room: For foreigners: 63 BGL For Bulgarians: 42 BGL

    Approx. prices for other hotels/private rooms: 10-30 BGL per night. Approx. expenses for meals, etc.: 10-30 BGL per day.

    Registration fee: 100 BGL. Students and participants from Central and Eastern Europe will be eligible for a reduced fee of 25 BGL.