7.0287 CFP I: New Methods in Language Processing (1/102)

Sat, 13 Nov 1993 20:03:50 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0287. Saturday, 13 Nov 1993.

Date: 04 Nov 1993 14:20:45 -0500 (EST)
From: ide@cs.vassar.edu (Nancy M. Ide)
Subject: two items for posting/inclusion in newsletter

From: Daniel Jones <danny@ccl.umist.ac.uk>
Subject: CFP: Intl Conf. on New Methods in Language Processing (NeMLaP)

************ REVISED CALL FOR PAPERS ************
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************ Due to the late announcement ************
************ of another conference the ************
************ dates for NeMLaP have been ************
************ changed. Please see the ************
************ revised CFP below for details ************

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* International Conference on *
* New Methods in Language Processing *
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Dates: 14-16th September 1994 (inclusive)

Location: Centre for Computational Linguistics, UMIST, Manchester, UK.


In recent years there has been a steadily increasing interest
in alternative theories and methodologies to the mainstream
techniques of symbolic computational linguistics. This
international conference will provide a forum for researchers
in the broad area of new methods in NLP, i.e., symbolic and
non-symbolic techniques of analogy-based, statistical, and
connectionist processing, to present their most recent research
and to discuss its implications. In order to focus the
conference, however, it is intended to concentrate on research
primarily involving written NLP. It is also hoped that the
conference will promote discussion in general terms of what
this branch of NLP hopes to achieve and how far this paradigm
can take NLP in the future.

Topics of Interest: * Example- and Memory-based MT
* Corpus-based NLP
* Bootstrapping techniques
* Analogy-based NLP
* Connectionist NLP
* Statistical MT/NLP
* Theoretical issues of sub-symbolic vs. symbolic NLP
* Hybrid approaches

Programme Committee:

Co-chairs: Harold Somers, Daniel Jones (UMIST)
Ken Church (AT&T)
Hitoshi Iida (ATR)
Sergei Nirenburg (CMU)
David Powers (IMPACT)
James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University)
Satoshi Sato (JAIST)
Noel Sharkey (Exeter University)
Royal Skousen (Brigham Young University)
Jun-ichi Tsujii (UMIST)
Susan Warwick-Armstrong (ISSCO)
Yorick Wilks (Sheffield University)

Preliminary paper submission deadline: 31st March 1994

Acceptance Notification by: 1st June 1994

Camera-ready copy due: 1st August 1994

Submission Requirements:

Authors should submit FOUR *hard* copies of a preliminary version of the
paper (NOT an outline or abstract) which should be no longer than 6
(A4) pages long, printed no smaller than 10-point. Papers should
include a brief abstract, and a list of key words indicating which of
the above topics are addressed. A contact address for the author(s)
(preferably e-mail) should also be included.

Send papers to: NeMLaP,
Centre for Computational Linguistics,
Sackville Street,

Enquiries : nemlap@ccl.umist.ac.uk