LINGUIST List 19.1653

Fri May 23 2008

Calls: General Linguistics/Indonesia; Computational Linguistics/Italy

Editor for this issue: F. Okki Kurniawan <>

        1.    Thomas Conners, International Symposium on the Languages of Java
        2.    Johan Bos, Semantics in Text Processing

Message 1: International Symposium on the Languages of Java
Date: 23-May-2008
From: Thomas Conners <>
Subject: International Symposium on the Languages of Java
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Full Title: International Symposium on the Languages of Java Short Title: ISLOJ 2

Date: 04-Jun-2009 - 05-Jun-2009 Location: Senggigi, Lombok, Indonesia Contact Person: Thomas Conners Meeting Email:

Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 1, 2009

Please note that the 13th International Symposium on Malay-Indonesian Linguistics (ISMIL 13) will be held immediately following ISLOJ, also at the Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort, on 6-7 June, 2009. For more information see:

Co-sponsors: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya

Co-organizers: Thomas Conners, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology J. Joseph Errington, Yale University Zane Goebel, Nagoya University Effendi Kadarisman, Universitas Negri Malang Yacinta Kurniasih, Monash University

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Message 2: Semantics in Text Processing
Date: 23-May-2008
From: Johan Bos <>
Subject: Semantics in Text Processing
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Full Title: Semantics in Text Processing Short Title: STEP 2008

Date: 22-Sep-2008 - 24-Sep-2008 Location: Venice, Italy, Italy Contact Person: Johan Bos Meeting Email: Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 06-Jun-2008

Meeting Description:

Symposium on Semantics in Systems for Text Processing. September 22-24, 2008 - Venice, Italy

Step 2008: Call For Short Papers

Short Paper Submission Deadline: June 6, 2008

Symposium on Semantics in Text Processing

September 22-24, 2008

Auditorium Santa Margherita Venice (Italy)

Endorsed by SIGSEM, the ACL special interest group on computational semantics

Workshop Scope: The goal of the STEP workshop is to provide a forum for anyone active in semantic processing of text to discuss innovative technologies, representation issues, inference techniques, prototype implementations, and real applications. The preferred processing targets are large quantities of texts -- either specialised domains, or open domains such as newswire text, blogs, and wikipedia-like text. Implemented rather than theoretical work is emphasised in STEP. In particular, relevant topics are:

- wide-coverage semantic/logical analysis of text - computation and use of discourse relations - use of lexical-conceptual and semantically related resources - thematic role labelling in semantic representations - word sense disambiguation in semantic representations - implementations of specific semantic phenomena - anaphora or ellipsis resolution in semantic representations - implementations of sentiment analysis - automatic detection of subjective and non-literal language - acquisition of lexical knowledge and paraphrase from raw corpora - background knowledge acquisition, representation, and selection - semantic lexicons and ontologies for text interpretation - learning semantic representations from raw text - automated reasoning in the service of semantic analysis of text - creation of gold standard meaning representations - evaluation of semantic representations - textual entailment and consistency checking - systems that extract, represent or manipulate text meaning - applications of semantic analysis in text processing

Applications include, but are not limited to, machine translation, text understanding, question answering, summarisation, information extraction, and the semantic web.

Submissions: Authors are now invited to submit short papers presenting system descriptions, position papers, project descriptions, or ongoing work. Selected short papers will be presented at the workshop during the poster session.

Submissions should be in Abobe PDF format, not exceed four A4-sized pages, written in English and typeset in a 11 point font. Detailed guidelines and a latex stylefile package are available at the STEP 2008 web page. Paper submission will be electronic using the EasyChair system:

Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the programme committee. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.

Invited Speaker: Harry Bunt (University of Tilburg)

Important Dates: Short Paper submission: June 6, 2008 Notification of acceptance: June 23, 2008 Camera-ready version due: July 25, 2008 Workshop: Sept 22-24, 2008

Organising Committee: Rodolfo Delmonte (Universita' Ca' Foscari, Venice) Johan Bos (Universita' La Sapienza, Rome)

Programme Committee: - Roberto Basili (University Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy) - Amedeo Cappelli (CELCT, Trento Italy) - Ann Copestake (University of Cambridge, UK) - Nicola Guarino (ISTC-CNR, Trento, Italy) - Sanda Harabagiu (HLT, University of Texas, USA) - Alexander Koller (University of Edinburgh, UK) - Leonardo Lesmo (DI, University of Tourin, Italy) - Katja Markert (University of Leeds, UK) - Dan Moldovan (HLT, University of Texas, USA) - Srini Narayanan (ICSI, Berkeley, USA) - Sergei Nirenburg (University of Maryland, USA) - Malvina Nissim (University of Bologna, Italy) - Vincenzo Pallotta (Universitaet Freiburg, Schweiz) - Emanuele Pianta (ITC, Trento, Italy) - Massimo Poesio (University of Trento, Italy) - Stephen Pulman (Oxford University, UK) - Michael Schiehlen (IMS Stuttgart, Germany) - Bonnie Webber (University of Edinburgh, UK)