10.0563 Call: Very Large Corpora

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Fri, 3 Jan 1997 22:05:40 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 563.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: "Joe F. Zhou" <joez@lexis-nexis.com> (77)

The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) and its special
interest group for linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to
NLP (SIGDAT) are organizing the


WHEN: August 18-20, 1997

WHERE: Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (August 18, 1997)
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (August 20, 1997)

WVLC5 will immediately precede ROCLING '97 (Aug 22-24, Taiwan)
and IJCAI '97 (Aug 24-29, Nagoya, Japan).

This workshop will take place in two consecutive sessions sharing a
common program committee and proceedings. Authors may specify at
which session(s) they wish to present their papers.


The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
LEXIS-NEXIS, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.


This workshop, like preceding ones in the series, will offer a
general international forum for the presentation of new advances
and applications in the area of large scale, corpus-based natural
language processing.

The fifth workshop will focus on the theme of:

Innovative and practical uses of large corpora in real-world

Gigabytes and terabytes of on-line unrestricted natural language text
have become commonplace today. How are these resources actually being
used in commercial as well as research applications? What robust and
efficient techniques exist for analyzing and organizing these resources?
The workshop encourages contributions that demonstrate innovative
applications of corpus-based NLP to problems of practical commercial

The theme will provide an organizing structure to the workshop, and offer
a focus for discussion and debate between academic researchers and
industrial practitioners. We also expect and will welcome a diverse set
of submissions in all areas of statistical and corpus-based NLP, including
(but not limited to)

Text Analysis Techniques:
- part of speech tagging
- term and name identification
- morphological analysis
- robust parsing
- alignment of parallel texts and bilingual terminology
- sense disambiguation
- anaphora resolution
- event categorization
- discourse structure

- information retrieval
- information extraction
- text categorization and summarization
- lexicography
- machine translation
- spelling and grammar correction
- recognition: speech, OCR, handwriting, etc.


Huang Changning - Tsinghua University (Beijing, China)
Ken Church - AT&T Laboratories (Murray Hill, NJ, USA)
Joe Zhou - LEXIS-NEXIS (Dayton, OH, USA)

FORMAT FOR SUBMISSION: Authors should submit a full-length paper
(3500-8000 words), either electronically or in hard copy. Electronic
submissions should be mailed to "WVLC5@lexis-nexis.com" and must either
be (a) plain ascii text, (b) a single postscript file, or (c) a single
latex file following the ACL-97 stylesheet (no separate figures or .bib
files). Hard copy submissions should be mailed to Ken Church (address
below), and should include four (4) copies of the paper.

REQUIREMENTS: Papers should describe original work. A paper accepted
for presentation cannot be presented or have been presented at any
other meeting. Papers submitted to other conferences will be considered,
as long as this fact is clearly indicated in the submission.


Submission Deadline: April 7, 1997
Notification Date: May 20, 1997
Camera ready copy due: July 1, 1997


Ken Church Joe Zhou
Room 2B-421 LEXIS-NEXIS, a Division of Reed Elsevier
AT&T Laboratories 9555 Springboro Pike
Murray Hill, NJ 07974 USA Dayton, OH 45342 USA
e-mail: kwc@research.att.com email: joez@lexis-nexis.com