11.0546 conference; workshop

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 546.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Philippe Blache <pb@harar.lpl.univ-aix.fr> (125)
Subject: Appel: WLSS'98

[2] From: David Green <david@ninch.org> (78)
Subject: Workshop: Preservation of Digital Information

Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 10:09:39 GMT
From: Philippe Blache <pb@harar.lpl.univ-aix.fr>
Subject: Appel: WLSS'98

From: WLSS98 <wlss98@alphalinguistica.sns.it>



Pisa, 6-7 April 1998
Scuola Normale Superiore

Organized by CELI, ILC, ITC-IRST and Scuola Normale Superiore
With the support of University of Pisa and Xerox Research
Centre Europe

(provisional list)
Gennaro Chierchia (University of Milan)
Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton University)
Ewan Klein (University of Edimburgh)
Hinrich Schuetze (Rank Xerox)


WLSS98 is organized by Centro per l'Elaborazione del
Linguaggio ed Informazione (CELI), Istituto di Linguistica
Computazionale (ILC), Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e
Tecnologia (ITC-IRST) and Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa),
and will take place in Pisa on the 6-7 April 1998.

WLSS workshops aim at bringing together Italian and
international scholars, active in both theoretical and
applicative domains of research in lexical semantics, with
the goals of:

- providing an overview of the state of the art and
exchanging information on ongoing and planned activities;

- bridging the gap and enhance the trade-off between
theoretical models of lexical knowledge and applications in
NLP systems.

These goals are justified:

- by the increasingly central position that lexical
knowledge, and in particular lexical semantics, is assuming
within the general architecture of cognitive systems, both as
a dynamic module which interact with other non-linguistic
sources of knowledge, and as a component playing a major role
in interfacing syntax and semantics;

- by the fact that lexical resources (such as tagged corpora,
computational dictionaries, Machine Readable Dictionaries,
WordNets) are among the most crucial aspects of practical NLP
systems. Issues concerning the structure, the representation,
the development, and the acquisition of lexical knowledge are
thus of the uttermost importance when building NLP systems.
Lexical systems also play a crucial role in the design and
construction of multilingual systems, a key feature at least
for applications designed to operate in a distributed, non-
centralized environment such as the World Wide Web.

This second edition of WLSS will focus on the portability and
reusability of lexical systems, and on the issue of word
sense disambiguation and semantic tagging. We also encourage
the submission of papers concerning more general issues about
linguistic lexical semantics and its interaction with
computational lexicography.

Abstracts are invited for 30-minute talks. Here follows a non-
exhaustive list of topics which could be addressed:

* Lexical resources for semantic tagging and word sense
* Use of lexicons and thesauruses to improve information
retrieval / extraction techniques.
* Automatic acquisition and management of lexical resources.
* Reusability and tuning of existing lexical resources for
novel tasks.
* Trade offs between generic and domain specific lexical
* Multilingual lexical resources.
* Description and evaluation of existing tools and systems.
* Evaluation of different representation formats.
* Issues in computational lexical semantics and
computational lexicography.
* Issues in the design, construction and use of lexical
* Architecture for a cognitive plausible lexicon
* Lexical representation and the interface with syntactic


Only electronic submissions are accepted. Abstracts should
not exceed 2 pages in length, in Postscript or ASCII format,
and should be sent to the following address:


Separate information should be sent, including the title of
the talk, author's name, address and affiliation. Submissions
must be limited to a maximum of one individual and one joint
abstract per author. The deadline is: 20 February 1998.
The Program Committee intends to publish a selection of the
papers presented at the conference.


Submission of abstracts: 20 February 1998
Notification of acceptance: 9 March 1998
Conference: 6-7 April 1998


Pier Marco Bertinetto (Scuola Normale Superiore)
Nicoletta Calzolari (ILC)
Luca Dini(CELI)
Vittorio Di Tomaso (CELI)
Alessandro Lenci (Scuola Normale Superiore)
Bernardo Magnini (IRST)
Fabio Pianesi (IRST)
Frederique Segond (XRCE)
Antonio Zampolli (ILC)


For every further information please contact the conference

Vittorio Di Tomaso

Alessandro Lenci
Scuola Normale Superiore

Scuola Normale Superiore
Laboratorio di linguistica
Piazza dei Cavalieri 7
56126 PISA (Italy)

Tel. +39 50 509219
Fax: +39 50 563513

More information on the Workshop and a copy of this call for
papers is available on the Web at the following address:


Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 13:03:46 -0500
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>
Subject: Workshop: Preservation of Digital Information

January 29, 1998

June 17-19, 1998; Lisbon, Portugal

>Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 14:47:09 -0000
>Reply-To: Jose Luis Borbinha <Jose.Borbinha@ip.pt>
>From: Jose Luis Borbinha <Jose.Borbinha@IP.PT>

The sixth workshop of the DELOS Working Group, to be held from 17 to 19
June 1998 in Lisbon, Portugal, will examine issues related to the
preservation of digital information. Apart from the presentations of
proposed papers, we will have also a number of invited guest speakers who
will present details of relevant technical and research issues.

We invite contributions, in the form of position papers, addressing topics
relevant to the theme of the workshop. Possible topics include, but are not
limited to:
- Long-term storage and access architectures for digital publications.
- Formats and standards for preservation of digital information.
- Preservation of digital information formats.
- Metadata standards for preservation.
- Preservation of metadata and other contextual information.
- Information retrieval in archived collections.
- Reliability, authenticity and intellectual preservation in media migration.
- Digital document genres and preservation (policies and criteria).
- Preserving electronic publications (content) versus manifestations
- Organisational challenges and strategies in archiving of digital information.
- Managing change in an digital repository environment.
- National challenges and strategies in archiving of digital information.
- The legal deposit of digital publications.
- Commercial protection and public interest in the access to (legal)
deposit collections.
- Longevity of digital media (CD-ROM, magnetic media, optical media, etc.).
- Preservation of hardware dependent digital information (games, CBTs, etc.).
- Preserving information through digitalization.

Important dates for papers:
- Paper proposals (2 pages) must be submitted to <delos6@inesc.pt> until 16
March 1998.
- Authors will be notified of paper acceptance until 30 March 1998.
- Final paper versions (5 to 10 pages) must be submitted until 8 June 1998.

The sixth DELOS Workshop will be co-organized by the DELOS Working Group
and the NEDLIB Project.

DELOS is a working group funded by the ESPRIT Long Term Research Program of
the European Commission. The main objective of DELOS is to contribute to
the advancement of digital library construction by identifying and
promoting the discussion of research issues. The members of the DELOS group
are the twelve ERCIM research institutes, as also the University of
Michigan (USA) and Elsevier Science.

NEDLIB is a project promoted by the CoBRA+ group and supported by the
Telematics for Libraries Programme of the European Commission. The project
consortium includes nine European national libraries, a National Archive
and three main publishers. The objective of NEDLIB is to ensure that
digital publications of the present can be used now and in the future.

The NEDLIB project is scheduled to start in January 1998. The project will
define an architecture for capturing, preserving and accessing digital
publications. It will develop tools and define standards and procedures
required to implement this architecture in a deposit system of digital
publications. NEDLIB will take account of the requirement of long term
storage and retrieval as well as the terms and conditions applying to the
access of those publications. As a result, the project will define the
technical environment and develop test implementations.
The local organization of the workshop will be a joint initiative of INESC
(both a DELOS and NEDLIB partner), and the Portuguese National Library (a
NEDLIB partner).

Please look for more details at:

To contact the organization please Email to delos6@inesc.pt.

Jose' Luis B. Borbinha - IST / INESC
Tel./Fax: +351 1 3100307/3145843

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