LINGUIST List 22.4448

Mon Nov 07 2011

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        1.     Victoria Khurshudian , NooJ Conference 2012

Message 1: NooJ Conference 2012
Date: 07-Nov-2011
From: Victoria Khurshudian <>
Subject: NooJ Conference 2012
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Full Title: NooJ Conference 2012
Date: 14-Jun-2012 - 16-Jun-2012 Location: Paris, France Contact Person: Victoria Khurshudian
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 17-Jan-2012

Meeting Description:

INALCO/SEDYL and the Laboratoire de Sémio-Linguistique et Didactique (ELLIAD) of the Université de Franche-Comté organize the NooJ 2012 International Conference in Paris, June 14-16, 2012.

NooJ is a linguistic development environment that allows linguists to formalize several levels of linguistic phenomena: typography and spelling; lexicons of simple words, multiword units and discontinuous expressions; inflectional, derivational and productive morphology; local and structural syntax, transformational and semantic analysis and generation.

For each of these levels NooJ provides linguists with one or more formal tools specifically designed to facilitate the description of each phenomenon, as well as parsing/development/debugging tools designed to be as computationally efficient as possible, from Finite-State to Turing machines. This approach distinguishes NooJ from other computational linguistic frameworks which provide a unique formalism. As a corpus processing tool, NooJ allows researchers in various social sciences to extract information from corpora by applying sophisticated queries based on concepts rather than word forms and build indices and concordances, add semantic annotations, perform statistical analyses on concepts, etc. NooJ is freely available and linguistic modules can already be freely downloaded for over a dozen languages. See for more information on NooJ.

The conference intends to:

- Give NooJ users and researchers in Linguistics and in Computational Linguistics the opportunity to meet and share their experience as developers, researchers and teachers;
- Present to NooJ users the latest linguistic resources and NLP applications developed for/with NooJ, its latest functionalities, as well as its future developments;
- Offer researchers and graduate students two tutorials (one basic and one advanced) to help them parse corpora and build NLP applications using NooJ;
- Provide the occasion to present and discover the recent developments of NooJ itself (v3).

Call for Papers:

Topics of Interest:

- Typography; Spelling- Morphology- Linguistic resources; Lexical Analysis- Local Syntax; Structural Syntax; Syntactic Parsing- Transformational Analysis; Paraphrase Generation- Semantic annotations; Semantic analysis


Abstracts (up to 1 page, 400-600 words) in English containing the title of the paper, author(s)'s name, e-mail address and affiliation should be submitted to The deadline for the submission of the abstracts is February 3, 2012. For further information on the conference visit the conference web page at Notifications of acceptance will be sent by March 15, 2012.


Deadline for abstract submission: February 3, 2012Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2012Registration deadline: April 15, 2012Conference: June 14-16, 2012

Scientific Committee:

Abdelmajid Ben Hamadou (MIRACL, ISIM-Sfax, Tunisia)Yaakov Bentolila (Ben-Gurion University, Israel)Xavier Blanco (University Autonomous Barcelona, Spain)Krzysztof Bogacki (University of Warshaw, Poland)Anaïd Donabédian (INALCO/SEDYL, Paris)Zoé Gavriilidou (Democritus University of Thrace, Greece)Svetla Koeva (Sofia University, Bulgaria)Peter Machonis (Intnl University of Florida, USA)Slim Mesfar (ISI-Tunis, Tunisia)Max Silberztein (University of Franche-Comté, France)Marko Tadić (University of Zagreb, Croatia)Simona Vietri (University of Salerne, Italy)Duško Vitas (University of Belgrade, Serbia)Vladimir Plungian (Moscow State University, Russia)Tamas Varadi, (Budapest Academy of Sciences, Hungary)Mathieu Valette (INALCO, Paris)Odile Piton (University Paris 1, France)

Organizing Committee:

Victoria Khurshudian (INALCO/SEDYL, Paris)Anaïd Donabédian (INALCO/SEDYL, Paris)Jean-Michel Hoppan (SEDYL, Paris)Liana Khatchatrian (INALCO/SEDYL, Paris)

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