LINGUIST List 12.802

Thu Mar 22 2001

Calls: Terminology/AI, Spanish/Portuguese Acquisition

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  • Jean ROYAUTE, Terminology and Artificial Intelligence (TIA-2001)
  • Silvina Montrul, Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese/5th Hispanic Ling Symposium

    Message 1: Terminology and Artificial Intelligence (TIA-2001)

    Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 11:03:22 +0100
    From: Jean ROYAUTE <>
    Subject: Terminology and Artificial Intelligence (TIA-2001)


    4th meeting "Terminology and Artificial Intelligence" 3-4 May 2001, Nancy, France


    Details concerning the conference organization and registrations are on the conference website:

    Thursday may 3, 2001

    9 h 00 -10 h 00 : Registration

    10 h 00 - 10h 30 : Welcome and opening speech

    10 h 30 - 11 h 30 "La structuration de terminologie : une n�cessaire coop�ration" , Thierry Hamon, Adeline Nazarenko,LIPN - Universit� Paris Nord "Automatic acquisition of hyponymic relations from a medical terminology based on adjectival modifiers", Olivier Bodenreider, Anita Burgun, Thomas C. Rindflesch, U.S. National Library of Medicine

    11 h 30 - 12 h 00 : Coffee break

    12 h 00 - 13 h 00 : Invited lecture : "Terminologie et applications industrielles", Henri Boccon-Gibod (EDF, Division R&D, Clamart)

    13 h 00 - 14 h 30 : Lunch

    14 h 30 - 16 h 00 : "Expression du dysfonctionnement dans un corpus dialogique de la Navigation A�rienne : Mise � jour de r�gularit�s", Anne Condamines, Pascale Vergely, ERSS et CENA

    "Rep�rage de termes dans un corpus de vulgarisation : aspects m�thodologiques", Val�rie DELAVIGNE, UMR CNRS 6065 - Universit� de Rouen

    "Construire un corpus web pour l'acquisition terminologique", Natalia Grabar, Sophie Berland, DIAM-SIM/DSI AP-HP, CRIM-INALCO

    16 h 00 - 16 h 30 : Coffee break

    16 h30 - 18 h 30 : "Frame-based definitions and the selection of multiword term candidates in DOT", Willy Martin, Ulrich Heid, Universit�s d'Amsterdam et de Stuttgart

    "Une comparaison raisonn�e des apports de la terminologie et de l'intelligence artificielle pour servir et am�liorer la construction d'ontologies", Sylvie DESPRES, CRIP5, Universit� Ren� Descartes.

    "Normalisation des �changes de donn�es en terminologie : le cas des relations dites conceptuelles", Laurent Romary, Marc Van Campenhoudt, LORIA, Termisti, Bruxelles.

    "Mesurer l'�volution des connaissances d'un projet spatial", D. Galarreta, CNES Toulouse

    Friday 4, 2001

    8 h 30 - 9 h 00 : Reception

    9 h 00 - 11 h 00 "Vers un environnement int�gr� pour la structuration de terminologies: TERMINAE" Sylvie Szulman, Brigitte Bi�bow, Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles, LIPN - Universit� Paris 13, IRIT Toulouse

    "Building Domain Knowledge from Specialized Texts", Caroline Barri�re,

    Terry Copeck, School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1N 6N5

    "A contrastive approach to term extraction", R. Basili, A.Moschitti, M.T. Pazienza, F.M. Zanzotto, University of Rome Tor Vergata

    "Etude comparative de deux outils d'acquisition de termes complexes", Agata Savary, LADL, LLI

    11 h 00 - 12 h 00 : Coffee break (posters and demos are shown in parallel sessions)

    Posters : "Approche phras�ologique d'une extraction automatique de terminologie dans un corpus scientifique bilingue align�", Fr�rot C�cile, Rigou G�raldine, Lacombe Annik, Universit� de Paris VII, INRA CRJ

    "M�thodes d'analyse automatique de l'�volution terminologique au travers des variations rep�r�es dans les corpus diachroniques", Annie Tartier, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Nantes

    "Grammaires locales et lexique-grammaire pour le filtrage par chunks", Antonio BALVET, Universit� Paris X, Thomson-Csf Laboratoire Central de Recherches

    "Une Technologie d'Analyse S�mantique", Stephane Leroy, Elizabeth Bresson, Tanneguy Dulong, ARISEM

    "Extraction de termes � base nominale � partir d'un corpus bilingue align�", Fran�ois MANIEZ, Centre de Recherche en Traduction et en Terminologie,

    Universit� Lumi�re Lyon 2

    "Hybrid Filtering for Extraction of Term Candidates from German, Technical Texts", Munpyo Hong, Sisay Fissaha, Johann Haller, Institute of Applied Information Science (IAI) at the University of Saarland

    "From Text to Ontology : Extraction and representation of Conceptual Information", Chantal P�rez Hernandez et Antonio Moreno Ortiz, Universit� de Malaga

    12 h 00 - 13 h 00 :Invited lecture: "Multilinguisme et ing�nierie linguistique", Gregory Grefenstette (Xerox Research Centre Europe, Grenoble)

    13 h 00 - 14 h 30 : Lunch

    14 h 30 - 16 h 30 : "R�utilisation de la nomenclature muti-axiale SNOMED pour mesurer une distance s�mantique entre termes m�dicaux", C�dric Bousquet, Marie-Christine Jaulent, Gilles Chatellier, Patrice Degoulet, UFR-Broussais-H�tel Dieu, Sant� Publique et Informatique M�dicale

    "Classement automatique de documents et analyse terminologique de corpus", Guiraude LAME, Ecole Nationale Sup�rieure des Mines de Paris

    "Extraction et exploitation de candidats termes en contexte pour la navigation dans une m�moire d'entreprise", Maria Nava, Daniela Garcia,

    Institut des Sciences Humaines Appliqu�es - Universit� de Paris-Sorbonne, Electricit� de France, Division Recherche et D�veloppement

    "Exploitation des ontologies pour la construction et l'exploitation de la m�moire de projet-v�hicule", Joanna Golebiowska, Rose Dieng-Kuntz, Olivier Corby, Didier Mousseau, INRIA-Sophia Antipolis

    16 h30 - 17 h 00 : Closure

    GOALS :

    Due to the availability of ever-increasing amount of information institutions, companies and laboratories are facing new problems related in particular to scale effects and the diversity of technical texts. A full range of tasks, from accessing text corpora to processing lexical data, is now being entrusted to terminology. As a result, terminology has to enrich and strengthen its links with related disciplines, including linguistics, knowledge engineering and information sciences. Thus, terminological work makes use of linguistic and /or numeric techniques to process natural language items (especially terms) and of artificial intelligence techniques for their formalization.

    These techniques share a number of methods and objec tives as well as a common goal:

    - the same starting point: corpus-based data acquistion; - the same objectives: corpus-based domain modeling with or without formalization, depending on the type of application (artificial intelligence or not); - the same goal: production of terminological resources (machine-readable dictionaries for machine translation, indexing, filtering); ontologies, knowledge-based systems, corporate memories.

    The TIA Conference aims at promoting convergence and synergy among such disciplines in order to develop and evaluate corpus-processing methodologies, requiring refined natural language processing and artificial intelligence techniques. The end results of those investigations should help build relevant terminological data for specific applications on a systematic basis.

    The 4th TIA Conference will be an opportunity to explore some of the unsolved problems raised in corpus-based acquisition of terminological data, in the analysis of lexical behavior in specialized corpora, in knowledge modeling and formalization of the resulting data.

    You are invited to propose a paper in the following topics:

    - Meaning theories and the question of specialized texts; - Terminology and ontologies; - Exploitation of corpus-based term extraction; - Terminology and knowledge modeling / formalization - Terminological knowledge bases; - Terminological resources for information retrieval; - Problems of multilingual terminology; - Reusability in linguistics and knowledge engineering - Tools and applications.

    This TIA Conference, which follows TIA'95 (Villetaneuse), TIA'97 (Toulouse) and TIA'99 (Nantes), is organized by the TIA Working Group ( This group gathers researchers in linguistics, artificial intelligence and natural language processing. It was created to allow a confrontation between the theoretical and methodological frameworks as well as between the practices developed in each discipline. Submitted papers (in French or in English) will be reviewed by an international program committee composed of members of the TIA Working Group and of invited experts.


    Henri Boccon-Gibod (EDF, Division R&D, Clamart) "Terminology and industrial applications"

    Gregory Grefenstette (Xerox Research Centre Europe, Grenoble) "Multi-lingualism and language engineering"


    Chair : Monique Slodzian (CRIM-INALCO, Paris)

    Sophia Ananiadou (University of Salford) Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles (IRIT, Toulouse) Bruno Bachimond (INA, Bry sur Marne) Roberto Basili (University of Roma) Brigitte Bi�bow (LIPN, Villetaneuse) Jacques Bouaud (DIAM/SIM/DSI/AP-HP, Paris) Didier Bourigault (ERSS, CNRS Toulouse) Jean Charlet (DIAM/SIM/DSI/AP-HP, Paris) St�phane Chaudiron (Minist�re de la Recherche &Universit� Paris 10) Anne Condamines (ERSS, CNRS Toulouse) Rose Dieng-Kuntz (INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis) Chantal Enguehard (IRIN, Nantes) Gregory Grefenstette (Xerox Research Centre Europe, Grenoble) Beno�t Habert (LIMSI, CNRS & Universit� Paris 10) Udo Hahn (University of Freiburg) John Humbley (CTN, CNRS Villetaneuse) Daniel Kayser (LIPN, Villetaneuse) Ingrid Meyer (University of Ottawa) Jennifer Pearson (Universit� of Dublin) Fran�ois Rastier (INALF, CNRS, Paris) Fran�ois Rousselot (LIIA-ENSAI, Strasbourg) Jean Royaut� (INIST, CNRS, Nancy) Sylvie Szulman (LIPN, Villetaneuse) Philippe Thoiron (Universit� Louis Lumi�re, Lyon) Yannick Toussaint (LORIA-INRIA, Nancy) Marc Van Campenhoudt (Termisti, Bruxelles) Pierre Zweigenbaum (DIAM/SIM/DSI/AP-HP, Paris)


    Jean Royaut� (Organizing chair), Dominique Besagni, Claire Fran�ois, Patricia Gautier, Xavier Polanco, Ivana Roche (URI, INIST-CNRS), Fidelia Ibekwe-Sanjuan (Universit� Nancy 2, IUT A), Yannick Toussaint (LORIA-INRIA)

    The conference will take place at INIST, the Institute for Scientific and Technical Information of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), in Nancy, and will also offer the opportunity to highlight the convergence between documentation and terminology.

    Contact : Patricia Gautier & Jean Royaut� - URI-INIST-CNRS 2 all�e du Parc de Brabois F-54514 VANDOEUVRE Cedex Tel.: +33 (0)3 83 50 46 70 -


    Message 2: Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese/5th Hispanic Ling Symposium

    Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 09:01:49 -0600
    From: Silvina Montrul <>
    Subject: Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese/5th Hispanic Ling Symposium

    4th Conference on the Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese as First and Second Languages together with the 5th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium

    October 11, 12, 13 and 14, 2001 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Invited Speakers Jos� Igancio Hualde, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Susana L�pez-Ornat, Universidad Complutense de Madrid Conxita Lle�, Universit�t Hamburg Diane Musumeci, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Carmen Silva-Corval�n, University of Southern California Juan Uriagereka, University of Maryland Lydia White, McGill University

    For the Conference on the Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese All topics in the field of first, second, bilingual and impaired acquisition of Spanish, Portuguese or other Iberian languages (Catalan, Gallego, Basque, etc.) will be fully considered.

    For the Hispanic Linguistics Symposium All topics in Hispanic Linguistics from different theoretical perspectives will be fully considered. Submission Guidelines for the two Conferences 1. Authors can submit two abstracts-one individual and one joint. These can be for one conference each or both for the same conference. 2. Five (5) copies of an anonymous, clearly titled one-page abstract (single-spaced with 1 inch margin throughout, Times New Roman, 12 point font) for review. There can be an additional page for references. 3. One (1) copy of the same abstract with name and institutional affiliation to include in the conference program. 4. For EACH author, an index card with the following information: conference, title of paper, area or research, name, academic affiliation, current/summer address, phone and fax number, e-mail, and audiovisual requests.

    Abstracts submitted must represent original research. Presentations will be 20 minutes long, plus 10 minutes for questions. All authors who present papers at the conference will be invited to contribute their papers to a refereed volume of selected papers.

    Deadline: All submissions must be received by May 1, 2001. Send submissions to: Silvina Montrul (for the Acquisition conference) and Francisco Ord��ez (for the Hispanic Linguistics Symposium), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, 4080 Foreign Languages Building, MC-176, 707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801, USA. e-mail: and

    See our website for more details on topics and other updates

    Silvina Montrul Assistant Professor of Spanish, Linguistics, and SLATE Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 4080 Foreign Languages Building, MC-176 707 S. Mathews Ave. Urbana, IL 61801 USA

    Phone: (217) 244-4090 Fax: (217) 244-8430 e-mail: