4.1052 Confs: OED/Corpora; NLP (2/174)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Mon, 18 Feb 91 17:30:13 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 1052. Monday, 18 Feb 1991.

(1) Date: Mon, 18 Feb 91 11:15:50 EST (88 lines)
From: "Linda M. Jones" <lmjones@watsol.waterloo.edu>
Subject: OED Call for Papers 91

(2) Date: Mon, 18 Feb 91 15:45:17 EST (86 lines)
From: neal@cs.Buffalo.EDU (Jeannette Neal)
Subject: Call for Participation

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Date: Mon, 18 Feb 91 11:15:50 EST
From: "Linda M. Jones" <lmjones@watsol.waterloo.edu>
Subject: OED Call for Papers 91

Call for Papers


7th Annual Conference of the
University of Waterloo Centre for
the New OED and Text Research

September 29 - October 1, 1991
St. Catherine's College
Oxford, England

The Seventh Annual Conference of the University of Waterloo Centre for
the New OED and Text Research, jointly sponsored by the University of
Waterloo, Oxford University Press, and Oxford University Computing Services,
will be held at Statherine's College,
Oxford, England, on September 29 - October 1, 1991.

This year's conference will focus on applications of computer-based
corpora. For example, text databases can be used to expand the information
potential of existing text, create and maintain new information
resources, and generate new print information.
Conference participants will again include researchers from computer
science and the humanities, as well as representatives from publishing
houses and other industries.

Papers presenting original research on theoretical and applied
aspects of the theme are being soughtypical but not
exclusive areas of interest include computational lexicology,
computational linguistics, syntactic and semantic analysis,
computational lexicography, lexical databases,
and online reference works.

Submissions will be refereed by the program committee listed
belowuthors should send seven copies of a detailed
abstract (5 to 10 double-spaced pages) by April 22, 1991, to
the Program Chair, Prof. Frank Tompa, at:

UW Centre for the New OED
and Text Research
Davis Centre
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada N2L 3G1

Late submissions risk rejection without consideration.
Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by June 14, 1991.
A working draft of the paper, not exceeding 15 pages, will be
due by July 19, 1991, for inclusion in proceedings which will be made
available at the conference.

Program Committee

Patrick Hanks (Oxford University Press)
Stig Johansson (University of Oslo)
Ian Lancashire (University of Toronto)
Michael Lesk (Bellcore)
Nancy Ide (Vassar College)
Frank Tompa, Chair (University of Waterloo)

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Date: Mon, 18 Feb 91 15:45:17 EST
From: neal@cs.Buffalo.EDU (Jeannette Neal)
Subject: Call for Participation


Workshop on Evaluation of Natural Language Processing Systems

18 June 1991
University of California
Berkeley, CA

There has been increased concern with the evaluation of natural
language processing (NLP) systems over the past few years.
The evaluation of NLP systems is essential in order to measure
the capabilities of individual systems, to measure technical progress
and growth in the field, and to provide a basis for selecting NLP
systems to best fit the communication requirements of application
domain systems. This 1991 Workshop is a follow on to the workshop
on evaluation held in December of 1988 at the Wayne Hotel in Wayne, PA.
Technical report RADC-TR-89-302 on the previous workshop is available
from Rome Laboratory.

Important issues for any evaluation effort and relevant to this workshop
include identification of the items or capabilities to be evaluated, choosing
between "black box" and "glass box" approaches, definition of evaluation
criteria, development of methods or procedures for evaluation, determination
of evaluation metrics, and determination of the type of output to be produced
by the evaluation procedures. The areas of NLP relevant for this workshop
include syntactic analysis, semantic analyisis, pragmatic analysis, lexical
processing, morphology, sharable knowledge bases and ontologies, speech
understanding, and trainable systems.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for computational
linguists to report on and discuss current efforts and activities,
research progress, new approaches, problems and issues; to promote
scientific interchange on important evaluation issues; and to
generate recommendations and directions for future investigations
in the evaluation area.

Workshop attendance will be by invitation, limited to 45 people.
The workshop will be held June 18th at the University of California,
Berkeley Campus, in association with the 29th Annual Meeting of the
Association for Computational Linguistics.


Interested participants should submit a 3-5 page abstract of their
presentation and a brief description of their research activities.
Persons desiring to attend the workshop, but not make a presentation,
should send only a brief description of their research activities.
All persons should include name, mailing address, phone number, and
electronic mail address. Submission may be transmitted via electronic
mail, U.S. Postal Service, or FAX. If hardcopy is submitted, please
include six copies (including the original). Send submissions to:
Jeannette G. Neal, Ph.D.
Calspan Corporation
P.O. Box 400, Buffalo, NY 14225
(716) 631-6844
FAX: (716) 631-6722

March 1, 1991 Submissions due (changed from February 1)
April 1, 1991 Notification of acceptance/invitation

Jeannette G. Neal, Calspan Corporation (Committee Chair)
Tim Finin, Unisys Center for Advanced Information Technology
Ralph Grishman, New York University
Christine Montgomery, Language Systems, Inc.
Sharon Walter, Rome Laboratory

SUPPORT for this workshop is provided by Rome Laboratory.

For Technical Report RADC-TR-89-302, contact:
Sharon Walter
Rome Laboratory
Griffiss AFB, New York 13441-5700
E-mail: walter@aivax.radc.af.mil