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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 593.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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       [1] From: Paul Dekker <dekker@HUM.UVA.NL> (10)
             Subject: 14-the Amsterdam Colloquium, First CfP

       [2] From: Patrick SAINT-DIZIER <stdizier@irit.fr> (69)
             Subject: workshop on prepositions

       [3] From: "OESI Informa" <informaoesi@cervantes.es> (121)
             Subject: Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing

       [4] From: "NASSLLI'03 Bloomington, Indiana" (17)
             Subject: NASSLLI 2003. Registration is open now.

       [5] From: Evolab <cfp@evolab.ece.nus.edu.sg> (29)
             Subject: Call for Papers: Evolutionary Scheduling Session in

       [6] From: "David L. Green" <david@ninch.org> (88)
             Subject: NINCH SYMPOSIUM: The Price of Digitization: April 8,
                     New York City

             Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2003 08:26:40 +0100
             From: Paul Dekker <dekker@HUM.UVA.NL>
             Subject: 14-the Amsterdam Colloquium, First CfP

    First Call for Papers for the Fourteenth Amsterdam Colloquium
    Amsterdam, December 19 --- 21, 2003

    [The Amsterdam Colloquia aim at bringing together linguists, philosophers,
    logicians and computer scientists who share an interest in the formal study
    of the semantics of natural and formal languages.]

    The call for papers for the 14-th Amsterdam Colloquium is now available at:


    With kind regards,

    Paul Dekker, on behalf of the Organizing Committee,
    14-th Amsterdam Colloquium

             Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2003 08:27:42 +0100
             From: Patrick SAINT-DIZIER <stdizier@irit.fr>
             Subject: workshop on prepositions

    <<< NEW DEADLINE: April 25th !! >>>>

    Call for Papers :

    ACL-SIGSEM Workshop on
    The Linguistic Dimensions of Prepositions and
    their Use in Computational Linguistics Formalisms and Applications.

    September 4-6, 2003, Toulouse, France

    Endorsed by SIGSEM, the ACL's Special Interest Group in Computational

    A great deal of attention has been devoted in the past ten years in
    the linguistic and computational linguistics communities to the syntax
    and the semantics of nouns, verbs and also, but to a lesser extent, to
    adjectives. Related phenomena such as quantification or tense and
    aspect have motivated a number of in-depth studies and projects. In
    contrast, prepositions have received less attention. The reasons are
    quite clear: prepositions are probably the most polysemic category,
    possibly more so than adjectives, and linguistic realizations are
    extremely difficult to predict, not to mention the difficulty of
    identifying cross-linguistic regularities.

    Let us mention, however, several projects devoted to prepositions
    expressing space, time and movement in AI and in NLP, and also the
    development of formalisms and heuristics to handle PP attachment
    ambiguities. Let us also mention the large number of studies in
    psycholinguistics and in ethnolinguistics around specific preposition
    senses. Finally, prepositions seem to reach a very deep level in the
    cognitive-semantic structure of the brain: cognitive grammar
    developers often use prepositions in their metalanguage, in order to
    express very primitive notions. An important and difficult question to
    address, is whether these notions are really primitive or can be
    decomposed and lexically analysed

    In argument structure, prepositions often play the crucial role of a
    mediator between the verb's expectations and the semantics of the
    nominal argument. The verb-preposition-noun semantic interactions are
    very subtle, but totally crucial for the development of an accurate
    semantics of the proposition. Let us note that a number of languages
    have postpositions or other markers like case instead of prepositions
    that play a quite similar role. Finally, languages like English have
    verbal compounds that integrate prepositions (compositionally or as
    collocations) while others, like Romance languages or Hindi either
    incorporate the preposition or include it in the prepositional
    phrase. All these configurations are semantically as well as
    syntactically of much interest.

    Prepositions turn out to be a very useful category in a number of
    applications such as indexing and knowledge extraction since they
    convey basic meanings of much interest like instruments, means,
    comparisons, amounts, approximations, localizations, etc. They must
    necessarily be taken into account---and rendered accurately---for
    effective machine translation and lexical choice in language

    Prepositions are also closely related to semantic structures such as
    thematic roles, semantic templates or frames. From a linguistic
    perspective, several investigations have been carried out on quite
    diverse languages, emphasizing e.g., monolingual and cross-linguistic
    contrasts or the role of prepositions in syntactic alternations. These
    observations cover in general a small group of closely related
    prepositions. The semantic characterization of prepositions has also
    motivated the emergence of a few dedicated logical frameworks and
    reasoning procedures.

    The aim of this workshop is to bring together linguists, NLP
    researchers and practitioners, and AI people in order to define a
    common ground, to advance the state-of-the-art, to identify the
    primary issues and bottlenecks, and to promote future
    collaborations. If appropriate, the workshop will also establish a
    working group and the development of projects and resources.

    [material deleted]

    Contacts :
    Submissions and inquiries : stdizier@irit.fr and submissions also to :
    Local organizing committee : Farah Benamara, Patrick Saint-Dizier
    WEB site: www.irit.fr/cgi-bin/voir-congres

             Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2003 08:30:06 +0100
             From: "OESI Informa" <informaoesi@cervantes.es>
             Subject: Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing

    SEPLN 2003

    Second Call for Proposals
    SEPLN 2003


    (19th Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing SEPLN)

    September 10-12, 2003
    Universidad de Alcal de Henares
    Alcal de Henares (Madrid)


    The 19th Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing
    (SEPLN) will take place on September 10-12, 2003 in Alcal de Henares
    (Madrid, Spain). As in previous editions, the aim of SEPLN for this
    Conference is to promote the dissemination of research, development and
    innovation activities conducted by Spanish and foreign researchers in the
    field of Natural Language Processing (NLP). The conference will provide a
    forum for discussion and communication to facilitate an effective exchange
    of knowledge and scientific materials that are necessary for promoting the
    publication of relevant work and the establishment of means of
    collaboration with national and international Institutions that are active
    in this field.


    The main motivation of this conference is to provide the business and
    scientific communities with an ideal forum for presenting their latest
    research work and developments in the field of Natural Language Processing,
    as well as to demonstrate the possibilities offered by these solutions and
    to know about new projects. Consequently, the 19th SEPLN Conference is a
    meeting place for presenting results and exchanging ideas concerning the
    present state of development in this field of knowledge.

    Furthermore, there is the intention of meeting the goal, achieved in
    previous editions, of identifying future paths for basic research and
    foreseen software applications, in order to compare them against the market
    needs. Finally, the conference intends to be an appropriate forum in
    helping new professionals to become active members in this field.


    Researchers and businesses are encouraged to send communications, project
    abstracts or demonstrations related to any of the following topics:

    Linguistic, mathematic and psycholinguistic models of language
    Corpus linguistics
    Monolingual and multilingual information extraction and retrieval
    Formalisms and grammars for morphological and syntactical analysis
    Computational Lexicography
    Monolingual and multilingual text generation
    Machine translation
    Speech synthesis and recognition
    Semantics, pragmatics and discourse
    Word sense disambiguation
    NLP industrial applications
    Automatic textual content analysis

    Structure of the Conference

    The Conference will last three days, with sessions dedicated to presenting
    papers, ongoing research projects, prototype product demonstrations or
    products connected with topics addressed in the conference. Scientific
    activities will be complemented by social and tourist activities, allowing
    attendants to gain a better understanding about the social and cultural
    dimensions of Alcal de Henares.


    Authors are encouraged to send theoretical or system-related proposals, to
    be presented at the demonstration sessions, earlier than May 16, 2003.
    Proposals must meet certain format and style requirements

    Both the delivery and revision of proposals will be done exclusively in
    electronic format (PostScript or PDF). Proposals will include a title, the
    complete names of the authors, their address, telephone, fax and e-mail.

    Proposals will meet the following requirements (concerning the final
    version, please check the publication formatsection):

    The proposals will be presented in Spanish or English
    Inclusion of an abstract (maximum 150 words)
    Related topic
    Overall maximum length will be 3,500 words (including the abstract)
    The proposals will be anonymously revised. Therefore, two separate files
    will be submitted, one will only include the title and author details, the
    other will only include the title and the rest of the proposal
    Final versions (after notification of acceptance) will follow the style
    requirements that are described in the publication format section in this

    Authors will submit their proposals through the following web system:

    Projects and Demos

    As in previous editions, the organizers encourage participants to give oral
    presentations of projects and demos. Depending on the estimated number of
    oral presentations, any session may be reserved to this purpose. Proposals
    must meet certain format and style requirements for presentations.
    For oral presentation of projects to be accepted, the following information
    must be included:
    - Project title
    - Funding institution
    - Participant groups in the project
    - Name, affiliation, e-mail and phone number of the project director
    - Abstract (2 pages maximum)
    - If a demonstration is to be performed, further information must be
    included, as indicated below
    For demonstrations to be accepted, the following information is mandatory:

    - Name, affiliation, e-mail and phone number of the authors
    - Abstract (2 pages maximum)
    - Time estimation for the whole presentation
    - This information must be received by June 10, 2003

    Publication Format
    The final version of the article will be sent before June 27, 2003 through
    a web system:
    - Documents must not include headers or footings
    - Maximum length will be 8 pages DIN A4 (210 x 297 mm), included references
    and figures.
    - In the case of demonstrations and projects, maximum length will be 2 pages.
    Articles will be sent in Postscript or PDF format.
    LaTeX format

    Authors using LaTeX format may download from the Conference website the
    following style package zip file: latex_new.zip which contains document and
    bibliography styles, as well as an example showing existing possibilities.

    Word format

    Authors using Microsoft Word or compatible may download from the Conference
    website the following zip file: word_new.zip which includes a pattern file
    in RTF format and an example showing existing editing possibilities.

    Important Dates

    Dates for submission and notifications of acceptance:

    - Deadline for submitting abstracts: May 16, 2003
    - Notification of acceptance: June 20, 2003
    - Deadline for submitting the final version: June 27, 2003
    - Deadline for submitting projects and demos: June 10, 2003

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             Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2003 08:33:30 +0100
             From: "NASSLLI'03 Bloomington, Indiana" <nasslli@INDIANA.EDU>
             Subject: NASSLLI 2003. Registration is open now.

                      Registration for NASSLLI 2003 is now open.
                              For details, please visit

                                 NASSLLI 2003

    The main focus of NASSLLI is on the interface between linguistics, logic,
    and computation, broadly conceived, and on related fields. NASSLLI is a
    week-long summer school featuring courses on many topics of interest to
    students and researchers. Some of the course topics are introductory,
    while others are advanced courses that bring students to areas of active

    The instructors are leading researchers who like teaching in
    interdisciplinary settings. Three of the courses involve work in computer
    labs as well.

    Please join us for a week of learning!

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             Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2003 08:30:53 +0100
             From: Evolab <cfp@evolab.ece.nus.edu.sg>
             Subject: Call for Papers: Evolutionary Scheduling Session in CEC'2003

    Dear Researcher,

    The Congress on Evolutionary Computation, co-sponsored by the IEEE
    Neural Networks Society, the Evolutionary Programming Society, the
    IEAust, and the IEE, is the leading international conference in the
    field. The 2003 Congress will be held in Canberra, Australia, from
    8-12th December, 2003.

    Prof. Edmund K. Burke, Dr Graham Kendall and Dr Kay Chen Tan are
    co-organizing a special session on Evolutionary Scheduling within the
    CEC'2003 (http://www.cs.adfa.edu.au/cec_2003/index.html). The session
    will cover all aspects of evolutionary scheduling and related issues. It
    hopes to attract a balance of applied and theoretical papers from across
    the evolutionary computing and meta-heuristic research communities.
    Typical examples of such problems include rostering, machine scheduling,
    timetabling, vehicle routing, resource assignment, planning, etc.

    All papers (Microsoft Word or PDF files) should be submitted to Prof.
    Edmund K. Burke (ekb@Cs.Nott.AC.UK), Dr Graham Kendall
    (gxk@Cs.Nott.AC.UK) or Dr Kay Chen Tan (eletankc@nus.edu.sg) with the
    following schedule:

    Submission of papers: 14th June 2003
    Notification of acceptance/rejection: 9th August 2003
    Camera-ready paper: 9th September 2003

    Format of the paper could be obtained from
    http://www.cs.adfa.edu.au/cec_2003/index.html. Papers will be
    peer-reviewed following the same procedure as regular papers submitted
    to CEC'2003.

    Evolutionary Scheduling Session Co-Organizers:

    Prof. Edmund K. Burke
    Dr Graham Kendall
    Dr Kay Chen Tan

             Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2003 08:36:09 +0100
             From: "David L. Green" <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: NINCH SYMPOSIUM: The Price of Digitization: April 8, New
    York City

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    April 1, 2003

                            REGISTRATION STILL OPEN

                                 NINCH SYMPOSIUM
                           The Price of Digitization:
                 New Cost Models for Cultural and Educational Institutions

                                * Tuesday, April 8, 2003 *
                                        9:00am - 5pm
                                  New York Public Library
                                    Celeste Bartos Forum
                       Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York City

                         A Digitization Symposium Presented by the
                  National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage

                       Co-sponsored by the New York Public Library
                                 and New York University

                        Free to the Public: Registration Required

                                         * * * *
    Given the very strong response to the initial announcement of this
    NINCH-Innodata Symposium, a larger room has been found and registration is
    still open. See the web page for all confirmed speakers, speaker
    information and a growing resource page. Registration closes 1pm (Eastern)
    Friday April 4.

                                         * * * *

    How does an institution begin to cost a digitization project? What are the
    elements to be included? Are there available models that can assist? What
    are the budgetary and structural ramifications for an institution when it
    moves from producing digitization projects to implementing a digitization
    program that is core to the future of the organization and its offerings to
    its public? When and how does an institution figure out how and what to
    charge for its digital resources?

    These are some of the questions to be answered in a free, one-day symposium
    organized by NINCH in collaboration with Innodata, a NINCH Corporate
    Council Member.
    The meeting will feature a keynote address by Donald Waters, Program
    Officer at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which has encouraged the
    development of economic models of digital sustainability that include cost
    and charging models. A panel of speakers, representing commercial vendors
    and nonprofit projects will report on how costs are determined in text,
    image digitization and scholarly publishing projects.

    How does digital preservation fit into this? A panel will examine the cost
    considerations of various digital preservation strategies.

    These panels will be followed by a discussion of the institutional changes
    that are being wrought as digitization projects are gathered into
    sustainable programs that are becoming core to the organization.

    Participants also will hear from those who have been engaged in determining
    pricing strategies for distributing digital resources in various markets.

    Confirmed speakers include:

    * Jack Abuhoff, Innodata
    * Carrie Bickner New York Public Library
    * Maria Bonn, Making of America, University of Michigan
    * Stephen Chapman, Harvard University
    * Nancy Harm, Luna Imaging
    * Michael Lesk, The Internet Archive
    * Tom Moritz, American Museum of Natural History
    * Dan Pence, Systems Integration Group
    * Steven Puglia, National Archives and Records Administration
    * Jane Sledge, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution
    * Christie Stephenson Digital Conversion Services University of Michigan
    * Donald Waters, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
    * Eli Willner, Innodata
    * Kate Wittenberg, Electronic Publishing Initiative, Columbia University

    This symposium has been organized partly in support of the First Edition of
    the "NINCH Guide to Good Practice in the Digital Representation &
    Management of Cultural Heritage Materials," (http://www.ninch.org/guide).
    "The Price of Digitization" should prove particularly useful in further
    developing and updating the information and advice given in the NINCH
    Guide's sections on cost models and workflow - see the Guide's chapter on
    "Project Planning" (http://www.nyu.edu/its/humanities/ninchguide/II/).

    The meeting is free but registration is required. Please register at
    http://www.ninch/forum/price.register.html. If there is a problem with
    registration please send your details to <mailto:ninch@ninch.org>.
    Registration will close at 1pm (Eastern) Friday April 4.


    David L. Green, Ph.D. Executive Director NATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR A NETWORKED CULTURAL HERITAGE 21 Dupont Circle, NW Washington DC 20036http://www.ninch.org david@ninch.org tel: 202.296.5346 fax: 202.872.0886

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