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LINGUIST List 20.518

Wed Feb 18 2009

Calls: Applied Ling/USA;Computational Ling/Portugal

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>

LINGUIST is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new feature: Easy Abstracts! Easy Abs is a free abstract submission and review facility designed to help conference organizers and reviewers accept and process abstracts online. Just go to: http://www.linguistlist.org/confcustom, and begin your conference customization process today! With Easy Abstracts, submission and review will be as easy as 1-2-3!
        1.    Bouchra Kachoub, Conference of Ohio University Linguistics Department
        2.    Gabriel Pereira Lopes, Text Mining and Applications Track of EPIA09

Message 1: Conference of Ohio University Linguistics Department
Date: 18-Feb-2009
From: Bouchra Kachoub <bk115408ohio.edu>
Subject: Conference of Ohio University Linguistics Department
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Full Title: Conference of Ohio University Linguistics Department
Short Title: COULD 2009

Date: 09-May-2009 - 09-May-2009
Location: Athens, Ohio, USA
Contact Person: David Bell
Meeting Email: belldohio.edu
Web Site: http://www.ohio.edu/linguistics/COULD/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2009

Meeting Description:

The purpose of this conference is to promote an intercollegiate and community
awareness of research projects developed by the faculty and students of the
department of Linguistics as well as other departments. This conference is an
opportunity for research projects to be presented by all interested
professionals and students of Ohio University and other academic institutions
across the state. Submissions are encouraged from a range of related
disciplines, including, but not limited to, Linguistics, TESOL, Language
Learning, Hearing and Speech Sciences, and Psychology.

Call for Papers

Everyone interested is encouraged to submit.

Proposal Submissions:
300-word description of the presentation including the title.
50-word abstract of the presentation (This will be included in the conference's
Include name and contact information on a separate sheet

Please indicate whether you intend to present your topic as a paper or in a
poster session

Panel Proposals are also encouraged:
COULD 2009
c/o Dr. David Bell
369 Gordy Hall
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701

Or, through electronic mail as a Microsoft Word attachment to:
Message 2: Text Mining and Applications Track of EPIA09
Date: 18-Feb-2009
From: Gabriel Pereira Lopes <gpldi.fct.unl.pt>
Subject: Text Mining and Applications Track of EPIA09
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Full Title: Text Mining and Applications Track of EPIA09
Short Title: TEMA'09

Date: 12-Oct-2009 - 15-Oct-2009
Location: Aveiro, Portugal
Contact Person: Joaquim Silva
Meeting Email: jfsdi.fct.unl.pt
Web Site: http://epia2009.appia.pt/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2009

Meeting Description:

Text Mining and Applications (TeMA'09) Track of EPIA09

TeMA-2009 will be held at the 14th Portuguese Conference on Artificial
Intelligence (EPIA 2009), in University of Aveiro, Portugal, 12-15 October
2009. This track is organized under the auspices of the Portuguese
Association for Artificial Intelligence (APPIA).
EPIA 2009 URL: http://epia2009.appia.pt/

Call for Papers

Track Description:
Pure symbolic methods for Language Processing alone are unable to address
human languages complexity. Text Mining and Machine Learning techniques
applied to text, raw or annotated, brought up new insights and completely
shifted the approaches to Human Language Technologies. Both approaches,
symbolic and statistical based, when duly integrated, bridge the gap between
language theories and effective use of languages, and enable important
applications. Our aim, with this track, is to bring together innovative
contributions to fill in this gap.

The track of Text Mining and Applications is a forum for researchers working in
natural language processing (NLP), computational linguistics (CL), Machine
Learning (ML) and related areas. Authors are invited to submit their papers on
any of the issues identified below. Papers will be blindly reviewed by three
members of the Programme Committee. Best papers will be published at Springer,
in LNAI series. If there are additional papers whose quality is sufficiently
high for deserving to be presented at TeMA'09, those other accepted papers will
be published in a conference proceedings book.

Topics of Interest

Text Mining:
- Language Models.
- Multi-word Units.
- Lexical Knowledge Acquisition.
- Word and Multi-word Sense Disambiguation.
- Semantic Restrictions Extraction.
- Acquisition and Usage of Ontologies in Text Mining.
- Pattern Extraction methodologies.
- Topic Segmentation.
- Word and Multi-word Translation Extraction.
- Sentiment Analysis.
- Text Entailment.
- Document Clustering and Classification.
- Algorithms and Data Structures for Text Mining.
- Information Extraction.

- Natural Language Processing.
- Example-Based/Statistical Machine Translation.
- Automatic Summarization.
- Intelligent Information Retrieval.
- Multilingual access to multilingual information.
- Question-Answering Systems.
- E-training and E-learning.

Important dates
15-April-09: Paper submission deadline
31-May-09: Notification of paper acceptance
15-July-09: Deadline for final versions
12-15 October-2009: Conference dates

Paper Submission
Submissions must be full technical papers on substantial, original, and
previously unpublished research. Papers can have a maximum length of 12 pages.
All papers should be prepared according to the formatting instructions of
Springer LNAI series. Authors should omit their names from the submitted papers,
and should take reasonable care to avoid indirectly disclosing their identity.
All papers should be submitted in PDF format through the conference
management website at: https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/EPIA2009.

Track Fees:
Track participants must register at the main EPIA 2009 conference. No extra fee
shall be paid for attending this track.

Organizing Committee:
Joaquim F. Ferreira da Silva. Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. José
G. Pereira Lopes. Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.
Gaël Dias. Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal.
Vitor R. Rocio. Universidade Aberta, Portugal.

Program Committee:
Adam Kilgarriff (Lexicography MasterClass Ltd, United Kingdom)
Aline Villavicencio (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil).
Antoine Doucet (University of Caen, France).
António Branco (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)
Antonio Sanfilippo (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA).
Belinda Maia (Universidade do Porto, Portugal)
Christel Vrain (Université d'Orléans, France).
Eric de La Clergerie (INRIA, France)
Frédérique Segond (Xerox, France).
Gabriel Pereira Lopes (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal).
Gaël Dias (Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal)
Guillaume Cleuziou (University of Orléans, France).
Irene Rodrigues. Universidade de Évora, Portugal).
Joaquim Ferreira da Silva (Universidade Nova de Lisboa).
Katerzyna Wegrzyn-Wolska (ESIGETEL, France).
Luisa Coheur (Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal).
Manuel Palomar (University of Alicante, Spain).
Maria das Graças Volpe Nunes (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil).
Mark Lee (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom).
Nuno Mamede (Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal).
Nuno Marques (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal).
Pablo Gamallo (Faculdade de Filologia, Santiago de Compustela, Spain).
Pablo Gervás (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain).
Paulo Quaresma (Universidade de Évora, Portugal).
Pavel Brazdil (University of Porto, Portugal).
Pierre Zweigenbaum (LIMSI-CNRS, France).
Spela Vintar (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia).
Tomaz Erjavec (Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia).
Veska Noncheva (University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria).
Vitor Jorge Rocio (Universidade Aberta, Portugal).
Walter Daelemans (University of Antwerp, Belgium).

Joaquim Francisco Ferreira da Silva, DI/FCT/UNL, Quinta da Torre, 2829-516
Caparica, Portugal, Tel: +351 21 294 8536 ext. 10732 Fax; +351 21 294
8541; e-mail: jfs [at] _di [dot] fct [dot] unl [dot] pt

José Gabriel Pereira Lopes, DI/FCT/UNL, Quinta da Torre, 2829-516
Caparica, PortugalTel: +351 21 294 8536 ext. 10722 Fax; +351 21 294 8541;
e-mail: gpl [at] _di [dot] fct [dot] unl [dot] pt

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