LINGUIST List 7.1581

Thu Nov 7 1996

Calls: Machine translation, Asian and African studies

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  1. Charlene Shepard, TMI-97
  2. "Vadim B. Kasevich", Asian and African studies

Message 1: TMI-97

Date: Wed, 06 Nov 1996 09:35:59 MST
From: Charlene Shepard <>
Subject: TMI-97

7th International Conference on Theoretical and Methodological Issues
 in Machine Translation (TMI-97)
 July 24-28, 1997
 Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

First Announcement and Call for Papers

 The seventh conference in the now well-established TMI series will
take place in July 1997 in the historic city of Santa Fe, New
Mexico. The date will mark (roughly) the 50th anniversary of Warren
Weaver's famous memo which launched modern MT research.

TMI-97 will have three major themes:

 -- Contributions should refer to an `old' paper (published before
 1965) and show how it is still somewhat relevant to MT today...

 -- Contributions should reflect on current trends in MT, especially
 the move towards hybrid solutions involving both established and
 novel techniques; we want to focus on particular problems and
 trends rather than overall descriptions of existing systems
 (focus on theoretical and methodological rather than
 implementational issues)...

 -- How is MT being integrated with new technologies and media, for
 example delivery via the Internet, speech translation, MT as part
 of document collection processing, MT and summarization,
 information retrieval and extraction, multimodality and
 multimedia, etc.

Submissions referring to the above themes are encouraged. However,
submissions on other theoretical and methodological issues will be
considered as well.

TMI-97 Officers:

 General Chair: Sergei Nirenburg, Computing Research Lab, NMSU, USA
 Program Committee Chair: Harold Somers, UMIST, Manchester, UK
 Publicity and Local Arrangements: Charlene Shepard and James Hamilton,
 Computing Research Lab, NMSU, USA

Program Committee:

 Lynn Carlson (US Department of Defense)
 Ido Dagan (Bar Ilan University, Israel)
 John Hutchins (University of East Anglia, UK)
 Victor Raskin (Purdue University, USA)
 Virginia Teller (CUNY, USA)
 Walther von Hahn (Universitat Hamburg, Germany)
 Dekai Wu (HKUST, Hong Kong)

Details on submissions and submission guidelines, and a Latex style
file can be found on the Web at There you will find a
style file and a model paper (for which you will also need the
separate example eps file).

 Important dates
 Paper submissions February 17, 1997
 Acceptance notification April 15, 1997
 Final copies due June 2, 1997
 Conference dates July 24-28, 1997

Fees and Schedules

 In progress. Please watch our web page for future announcements.

Conference Site

 The conference meetings will be held on the campus of St. John's
College in Santa Fe.


 Fort Marcy Hotel Suites have been selected as the primary conference
accommodations. The hotel is low-rise and consists of 1-, 2- and
3-bedroom air-conditioned suites, with one or two bathrooms, fully
equipped kitchens, living rooms equipped with TVs, video and
CD players. All the suites also feature fireplaces, though in July you
will probably not need them. We were able to negotiate favorable rates
for the participants of TMI-97. Final arrangements, which should be
completed in the near future, will be published on the conference web

 Student level accommodations will also be available in the dormitories
 at St. John's College.

Please visit the conference web site at
further details and conference information updates.
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Message 2: Asian and African studies

Date: Wed, 06 Nov 1996 21:00:48 +0300
From: "Vadim B. Kasevich" <>
Subject: Asian and African studies



 First circular

 The Institute for Asian and African Studies (Moscow State
University) and Saint-Petersburg State University are pleased to
announce that the 4th International conference *The languages of Far
East, South-East Asia and West Africa* will be held in Moscow,
September 17-20, 1997.
 Building on the success of its predecessors (Moscow 1991, 1993,
1995), this conference aims to encourage a spirit of dialogue between
students of Far East/Southeast Asia and of West Africa. The conference
offers a unique opportunity for its participants to exchange views on
the languages whose structures share so many features, despite the
genetic or areal unrelatedness.

 The main theme of the 4rth conference will be *LEXICON AND
AFRICA*. Those who have responded to the 1st circular will be offered
a questionnaire where the principal points of the proposed discussion
are going to be outlined.

 Working languages will be Russian and English.
 Applications and 100-words-long abstracts are invited to be sent

Dr. Mark I. Kaplun, Executive Secretary
11, Mohovaya ul., 103009, Institute for Asian and African Studies
Moscow, Russia
Phone: (7-095) 203-2725; fax: (7-095) 203-3647.

 Additional information can be obtained from: Prof. Vadim
Kassevitch Co-Chair, e-mail:

 Deadline for response to the 1st circular is Dec, 10, '96.
 Notifications of acceptance will be mailed out before March, 1997.

 The final version of the paper (3 single-spaced pages) is going
to be requested camera-ready sent along with 3.5" or 5.14" floppy
disks in WinWord format, version 2 and above. In the case of using
non-standard fonts, the authors will be kindly requested to send the
fonts in TRUE TYPE format with the same diskette.
 Papers will be eligible for publication in a special volume of
the conference proceedings.
 Registration fee is USD 50. The registration fee includes the
volume of conference proceedings, coffee-breakes, lunch (please
specify if you require a vegetarian or vegan option), cultural
program, etc.
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