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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 484.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu> (87)
Subject: Coling-ACL'98 Workshop Call for Papers

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu> (128)
Subject: Coling-ACL'98 Student Call for Papers

Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 09:01:14 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu>
Subject: Coling-ACL'98 Workshop Call for Papers

From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse@cs.rutgers.edu>


"The Computational Treatment of Nominals"

August 16, 1998
Universite de Montreal
Montreal, Canada

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers who are
interested in the study of the computational properties of nominals and noun
phrases. The focus is on representational questions as they relate directly to
NLP requirements and applications.

Understanding the properties of the nominal system is extremely
important since nouns and nominalizations are used extensively by both
people and
systems: searching and communicating with either a telegraphic or a more
language involves heavy use of nominal forms. A number of NLP applications,
ranging from "intelligent" key-word search to text summarization and
extraction, among others, not only require some way of recognizing nominal
but also require a shallow understanding of the semantic information that nouns
carry. It is therefore of great interest to consider what impact representing
semantic knowledge at a finer level of granularity would have towards
enhancing a
system's performance.

Submissions are invited on one or more of the following topics:

- Representation of nominals:
* design of noun ontologies for use in lexical semantics and machine
* ambiguity, polysemy, vagueness, and underspecification in the
semantics of nominals
* identifying the minimal requirements for lexical representations

- Representational issues in the acquisition of knowledge:
* from corpora
* from MRDs
* syntactic and morphological bootstrapping
* semantic boostrapping (role of prepositions, arguments, etc.)

- Role of representations for the interpretation of nominals:
* techniques for recovering implicit information in nominals
* interpretation and generation of nominals in descriptions of events
and abstract objects in discourse
* recovering implicit semantic relations in nominal compounds
* defining implicit semantic relations between nominalizations and the
forms they are
derived from


Federica Busa (Brandeis University)
Inderjeet Mani (The MITRE Corporation)
Patrick Saint Dizier (IRIT, Universite Paul Sabatier)

This call for papers as well as future information on the workshop can
be found at http://www.cs.brandeis.edu/~federica/workshops/coling

Information about COLING-ACL'98 can be found at:


Papers are invited that address any of the topics listed above.
Maximum length is 8 pages (single-spaced) including figures and references.
Please use A4 or US letter format and set margins so that
the text lies within a rectangle of 6.5 x 9 inches (16.5 x 23 cm).
Use classical fonts such as Times Roman or Computer Modern,
11 to 12 points for text, 14 to 16 points for headings and title.
LaTeX users are encouraged to use the style file provided
by COLING-ACL'98: http://coling-acl98.iro.umontreal.ca/colaclsub.sty

Authors should send 5 copies in either electronic (PostScript or Latex)
or hard-copy format to:

Federica Busa
Computer Science Department
Volen Center for Complex Systems
Brandeis University
Waltham, Massachusetts 02254

Criteria for selection will include clarity, originality, relevance, and
significance of results.


Deadline for submission: March 15th, 1998
Notification of authors: May 1st, 1998
Final versions due: June 1, 1998


Federica Busa (Brandeis University)
Bob Ingria (Psyche Systems Corporation)
Beth Levin (Northwestern University)
Inderjeet Mani (The MITRE Corporation)
Paul Portner (Georgetown University)
James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University)
Patrick Saint Dizier (IRIT, Universite Paul Sabatier)
Antonio Sanfilippo (SHARP Laboratories of Europe)
Evelyne Viegas (CRL, New Mexico State University)
Piek Vossen (University of Amsterdam)

Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 09:01:57 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu>
Subject: Coling-ACL'98 Student Call for Papers

>> From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse@cs.rutgers.edu>


Student Sessions
at the
17th International
Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING'98)
36th Annual Meeting of the
Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL'98)

August 10-14, 1998

Universite de Montreal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada



The goal of the sessions is to provide a forum for student members to
present WORK IN PROGRESS and receive feedback from other members of the
computational linguistics community. The sessions will consist of paper
presentations by student authors. The accepted papers will be published in
a special section of the conference proceedings. Note that the existence
of the student sessions does not influence the treatment of
student-authored papers submitted to the main conference. Rather, the aim
of the student sessions is to provide a separate track emphasizing
students' work in progress rather than completed work.


Papers should describe original, unpublished work in progress that
demonstrates insight, creativity, and promise. Topics of interest are the
same as for the main conference. All authors must be students with ACL
membership at the time of the conference. For membership information, see
the ACL home page (http://www.aclweb.org/). Papers submitted to the main
conference cannot be considered for the student sessions. Students may, of
course, submit DIFFERENT papers to the main conference and the student
session, or papers on different aspects of a particular problem or
project. Information about COLING-ACL'98 and about the student session can
be found on the COLING-ACL98 homepage, at
http://coling-acl98.iro.umontreal.ca/ and at the student session homepage
at http://www.mri.mq.edu.au/conf/coling-acl98-student/.

The official language of the conference is English, and hence student
papers should be written in English. However, authors will be allowed to
use one supplementary page to write up their abstract in one or more
additional languages.


The maximum allowable length is 3 pages (about 1800 words exclusive of
references), plus one optional page for abstract(s) in other language(s).
Please use A4 or US letter format, 2.5 cm margins, classical fonts such as
Times Roman or Computer Modern, 11 to 12 points for text, 14 to 16 points
for headings and title and centered page numbers in footers. Figures may
range across columns. We encourage authors to use the LaTeX style file
described below.

Since reviewing will be blind, a separate identification page is required.
It should include:

- title
- author(s) name(s)
- affiliation(s)
- complete addresses
- abstract in English
- 1 or 2 topic areas
- submission to other conferences ('none' or list) and
- author of record (for correspondence).

Authors' names and affiliations should be omitted in the paper itself.
Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity (e.g., "We
previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...") should be avoided. Instead use
references like "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991)...".

Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without


Authors may submit their papers electronically or in hard copy. Electronic
submission is strongly preferred.

Electronic submissions should be either self-contained LaTeX source,
PostScript or PDF (we encourage LaTeX submissions). PostScript submissions
must use a standard font; please submit the identification page in a
separate message. LaTeX submissions should not refer to any other external
files or styles except for the standard styles for TeX 3.14 and LaTeX
2.09. The bibliography for a LaTeX submission cannot be submitted as
separate .bib file; the actual bibliography entries must be inserted in
the submitted LaTeX source file.

We encourage authors to use the aclap.sty style file available in either
compressed or uncompressed format at the student session web site.

Electronic submission should be sent to coling-acl98-student@mpce.mq.edu.au

Hard copy submissions should consist of six (6) copies of the paper and
one (1) copy of the identification page. Hard copies submissions should be
sent to one of the two student session chairs at the addresses below
(posted, not faxed).

Address: Student COLING-ACL'98 Student COLING-ACL'98
c/o Dragomir R. Radev c/o Maria Milosavljevic
Natural Language Processing Group Microsoft Research Institute
Department of Computer Science Department of Computing
Columbia University School of MPCE
1214 Amsterdam Avenue Macquarie University
New York, NY 10027-7003 Sydney NSW 2109
USA Australia
Telephone: +1 212-939-7121 +61 2 9850 6345
Fax: +1 212-666-0140 +61 2 9850 9529

For both kinds of submissions, a plain text version of the identification
page should be sent separately by email, using the following format:

title: [title]
author: [name of first author]
address: [address of first author]
author: [name of last author]
address: [address of last author]
abstract: [abstract]
word count: [word count]
subject areas: [first area], ..., [last area]


If you have questions about the student session, contact Dragomir Radev
and Maria Milosavljevic by email at coling-acl98-student@mpce.mq.edu.au or
by post or phone (see above).


- Submission announcement: (id page) e-mail before 1 March 1998.
- Submission: (6 copies + id page) to be received by both co-chairs
no later 7 March 1998.
- Notification of acceptance or rejection sent to authors: 2 May 1998
- Final camera-ready copies (2): should be sent to Dragomir Radev and to
arrive in New York no later than 30 May 1998. Authors should revise
their papers, taking the reviews into account.

A signed copyright release statement will be needed along with the final

Late papers will not be considered.


For general information about the conference please contact the organising
committee chair, Pierre Isabelle (coling-acl98@iro.umontreal.ca). For
information concerning the conference program, contact Christian Boitet or
Pete Whitelock. For general information about the ACL, electronic
membership and order forms are available from the ACL web site at
http://www.aclweb.org/. For further information about the student
session, see the web site at

PROGRAM COMMITTEE: The committee is co-chaired by Dragomir Radev (Columbia
University) and Maria Milosavljevic (Macquarie University).

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