7.0475 CFPS II: Very Large Corpora; Logic/Language (2/154)

Sun, 13 Feb 1994 19:46:26 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0475. Sunday, 13 Feb 1994.

(1) Date: 10 Feb 1994 10:24:02 -0500 (EST) (91 lines)
From: ide@cs.vassar.edu (Nancy M. Ide)
Subject: Second Annual Workshop on Very Large Corpora

(2) Date: 10 Feb 1994 10:27:07 -0500 (EST) (63 lines)
From: ide@cs.vassar.edu (Nancy M. Ide)
Subject: Appel: LL5

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Date: 10 Feb 1994 10:24:02 -0500 (EST)
From: ide@cs.vassar.edu (Nancy M. Ide)
Subject: Second Annual Workshop on Very Large Corpora


Final Call for Papers

WHEN: August 4, 1994 (just before Coling-94)

WHERE: Kyoto International Community House (Tentative),
Kyoto, Japan

Corpus linguistics continues to be a hot topic. Text is more
available than ever before. All of this data provides a great
opportunity, as evidenced by all of the recent activity in Europe,
Asia and America, some of which was discussed at last year's meeting
in Ohio, just before ACL-93.

This year, there will be a special emphasis on parallel texts such as
the Canadian Hansards. Parallel texts have been used to study machine
translation, bilingual lexicography, and terminology research for
human translators. As a result, there has been considerable interest
in alignment programs that decide which parts of the source text
correspond to which parts of the target text. Performance has been
extremely promising, especially for pairs of European languages, though
it remains an open question how well these methods might generalize to a
broader range of language pairs such as English/Japanese.

Authors should submit three copies of a full-length paper (5-10 pages)
to the program chair by March 1, 1994. Paper submissions are strongly
preferred over electronic submissions. Notifications of acceptance or
rejection will be sent out by April 15, 1994. Relevant topics include
(but are not limited to)

Text Analysis Techniques:
- alignment of parallel text
- ``robust'' parsing
- part of speech tagging
- sense tagging
- identification of phrases
- collocation
- morphology
- discourse structure

- Translation
- Lexicography
- Terminology
- Information Retrieval (IR)
- Recognition: Speech, OCR, handwriting, etc.
- Spelling Correction

Program Chairs:
Pierre Isabelle (CITI, Canada)
Kenneth Church (AT&T Bell Laboratories, U.S.A.)

Program Committee:

Susan Armstrong (ISSCO, Switzerland)
Chengming Guo (University of Beijing, China)
Nancy Ide (Vassar College, U.S.A.)
Hiroshi Maruyama (IBM Japan)
Yuji Matsumoto (Nara Institute of S&T, Japan)
Katashi Nagao (Sony, Japan)
Keh Yi Su (BDC, Taiwan)
Ryoichi Sugimura (Matsushita, Japan)
Jean Veronis (University of Marseille, France)

Local Arrangements:

Ryoichi Sugimura (Matsushita, Japan)
Masashi Sakamato (Oki Electric, Japan)

Registration fees:
10,000 Japanese yen

Pierre Isabelle / WVLC2
1575 Chomedey Blvd.
Laval, Quebec
Canada H7V 2X2
e-mail: isabelle@citi.doc.ca

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Date: 10 Feb 1994 10:27:07 -0500 (EST)
From: ide@cs.vassar.edu (Nancy M. Ide)
Subject: Appel: LL5

From: Jeffrey Goldberg <goldberg@nytud.hu>



Fifth Symposium on Logic and Language

The Fifth Symposium on Logic and Language (LL5) will be
held in Hungary from September 2 to September 5 or 6 [Note: the
finishing date is subject to change depending on the number
of participants].

Abstracts are welcome on all subjects of natural language
semantics and logics related to natural language, but abstracts
specifically addressing issues of focus, contrast and
presupposition are especially encouraged.

Abstracts should be detailed (at least 2 pages, or 500 words)
and may be sent either by E-mail to


or 3 copies by post to

Jeff Goldberg (Rm 119)
Linguistics Research Institute
PO Box 19
H-1250 Budapest

Deadline for receipt of abstracts is April 15, 1994

The Logic and Language Symposia are held every second year in
varying places in Hungary. We are currently exploring
a new venue for the symposium, in a mansion in the
mountains of north-east Hungary.

Please: In order to make arrangements, we need to have
some idea of how many people will be participating. If you
are interested, please let us know as soon as possible,
stating, as best you can at this point, whether you
expect to participate.

For more information concerning the symposium or to
be added to our mailing list, please feel free
to get in touch with us at the addresses above, or by
FAX (36-1) 115-14-18.

PLEASE POST this notice lor pass it on to others who may
be interested.

Jeffrey Goldberg        Linguistics Research Institute of the
goldberg@nytud.hu       Hungarian Academy of Sciences
                        FAX: (36-1) 115-1418