11.0659 workshop, summer school, conference

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Sun, 22 Mar 1998 19:30:30 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 659.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "Nancy M. Ide" <ide@CS.VASSAR.EDU> (129)

[2] From: David Green <david@ninch.org> (170)
Subject: DIGITIZATION SUMMER SCHOOL, Glasgow, Scotland

[3] From: BU Conference on Language Development (76)
Subject: BU Conference on Language Development

Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 15:19:22 -0500
From: "Nancy M. Ide" <ide@CS.VASSAR.EDU>




Workshop on


August 16, 1998 (following ACL/COLING-98)
University of Montreal, Montreal (Quebec, Canada)



The development of natural language applications which handle
multi-lingual and multi-modal information is the next major challenge
facing the field of computational linguistics. Over the past 50 years,
a variety of language-related capabilities has been developed in areas
such as machine translation, information retrieval, and speech
recognition, together with core capabilities such as information
extraction, summarization, parsing, generation, multimedia planning
and integration, statistics-based methods, ontologies, lexicon
construction and lexical representations, and grammar. The next few
years will require the extension of these technologies to encompass
multi-lingual and multi-modal information.

Extending current technologies will require integration of the various
capabilities into multi-functional natural language systems. However,
there is today no clear vision of how these technologies could or
should be assembled into a coherent framework. What would be involved
in connecting a speech recognition system to an information retrieval
engine, and then using machine translation and summarization software
to process the retrieved text? How can traditional parsing and
generation be enhanced with statistical techniques? What would be the
effect of carefully crafted lexicons on traditional information

This workshop is a follow-on to an NSF-sponsored workshop held in
conjunction with the First International Conference on Language
Resources and Evaluation in Granada, Spain (May 1998), at which an
international panel of invited experts will consider these questions
in an attempt to identify the most effective future directions of
computational linguistics research--especially in the context of the
need to handle multi-lingual and multi-modal information. The
follow-on ACL workshop is intended to open the discussion to the
computational inguistics community as a whole. The workshop will
include ample time for discussion. A report summarizing the
discussions at Granada will be available before the ACL workshop.


The workshop will focus on the following fundamental questions:

1. What is the current level of capability in each of the major areas
the field dealing with language and related media of human

2. How can (some of) these functions be integrated in the near future,
and what kind of systems will result?

3. What are the major considerations for extending these functions to
handle multi-lingual and multi-modal information, particularly in
integrated systems of the type envisioned in (2)?

In particular, we will consider these questions in relation to the
following areas:

o multi-lingual resources (lexicons, ontologies, corpora, etc.)
o information retrieval, especially cross-lingual and cross-modal
o machine translation
o automated (cross-lingual) summarization and information
o multimedia communication, in conjunction with text
o evaluation and assessment techniques for each of these areas
o methods and techniques (both statistics-based and linguistics-
based) of pre-parsing, parsing, generation, information
acquisition, etc.

We invite submissions which report on work in these areas. All papers
should clearly identify how the work addresses the issues and
questions outlined above.


Only hard-copy submissions will be accepted. Authors should submit six
(6) copies of the full-length paper (3500-5000 words).

Submissions should be sent to:

Nancy Ide
Department of Computer Science
Vassar College
124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, New York 12604-0520

Style files and templates for preparing submissions can be found at


The official language of the conference is English.


Submission Deadline: March 23, 1998
Notification Date: May 15, 1998
Camera ready copy due: June 15, 1998


Charles Fillmore University of California Berkeley,
Robert Frederking Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Ulrich Heid University of Stuttgart, Germany
Eduard Hovy Information Sciences Institute, USA
Nancy Ide Vassar College, USA
Lauri Karttunen (tentative) Rank Xerox Research, France
Kimmo Koskenniemi University of Helsinki, Finland
Mun Kew Leong National University of Singapore
Joseph Mariani LIMSI/CNRS, France
Mark Maybury The Mitre Corporation, USA
Sergei Nirenburg New Mexico State University, USA
Akitoshi Okumura NEC, Japan
Martha Palmer University of Pennsylvania, USA
James Pustejovsky Brandeis University, USA
Peter Schaueble ETH, Switzerland
Oliviero Stock IRST, Italy
Felisa Verdejo UNED, Spain
Piek Vossen University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wolfgang Wahlster DFKI, Germany


Robert Frederking, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Eduard Hovy, ISI, University of Southern California, USA
Nancy Ide, Vassar College, USA


Information on the workshop can be found at


Inquiries may be addressed to the organizers:

Robert Frederking <ref@nl.cs.cmu.edu>
Eduard Hovy <hovy@isi.edu>
Nancy Ide <ide@cs.vassar.edu>

Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 17:01:09 -0500
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>
Subject: DIGITIZATION SUMMER SCHOOL, Glasgow, Scotland

March 20, 1998


>From: "(Dr Seamus Ross)" <sro@arts.gla.ac.uk>
>To: david@ninch.org
>Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 21:41:16 +0000
>>Reply-To: seamusr@arts.gla.ac.uk

> *** Digitisation Summer School '98 ***
>The Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute
> Glasgow, 5-18 July 1998
>The availability of high-quality digital content is central to
>improved public access, teaching, and research about heritage
>information. Archivists, librarians, and museum professionals are
>among the many groups that are increasingly involved in creating
>digital resources to improve access and understanding to their
>collections. Skills in understanding the principles and best practice
>in the digitisation of primary textual and image resources have broad
>value. Participants in the course will examine the advantages of
>developing digital collections of heritage materials, as well as
>investigate issues involved in creating, curating, and managing access
>to such collections. The lectures will be supplemented by seminars and
>practical exercises. In these, participants will apply the practical
>skills they acquire to the digitisation of an analogue collection
>which they have selected (print, image e.g. photographic or slide,
>music manuscripts, or map). The focus will be on working with primary
>source material not otherwise available in digital form.
>Participants are encouraged to bring material related to their own
>interests or to those of their home institution. Where this is not
>practical, material from the University of Glasgow's collections will
>be made available.
>Aims and Objectives
>After completing the course, participants will:
>* be familiar with major digitisation projects and how they are being
>* acquire the skills to select materials for digitisation and provide
>sound justifications for their decisions;
>* be able to define the standards to be used depending upon the type
>of documentary or image material with which they are working and the
>objectives of a particular digitisation initiative;
>* gain the skills to manage the digitisation process from end-to-end;
>* appreciate the role and types of metadata used to assure the long
>term reusability of digital materials;
>* acquire the skills to create suitable metadata;
>* be able to determine the costs of digitisation projects;
>* be able to plan appropriate storage and access facilities; and,
>* understand the application of the techniques to various heritage
>sectors, including archives, libraries, special collections, and
>Time scale
>The two-week course will consist of 10 two-hour lectures; 10 one-hour
>seminars; and 10 three-hour lab-based practicals. (Daily schedule:
>9-11 Lecture, 11:30-12:30 Seminar, 2-5 pm Practical)
>Course Content
>A. Lectures:
>B. Seminars:
>C. Practicals
>D. Projects
>More details about course content can be found on the Summer School
>Teaching Team
>Dr Seamus Ross (HATII) / Tel: (+44 141) 330 3635 /
>Dr Maria Economou (HATII) / Tel: (+44 141) 330 3843 /
>Ann Gow (HATII) / Tel: (+44 141) 330 3843 / A.Gow@arts.gla.ac.uk
>The course will be of value to students and professionals working in
>the cultural and humanities sector (archives, museums, libraries).
>Qualifications and Prerequisites
>Participants must have basic computing skills (i.e. familiarity with
>computers, especially Windows 3.1 or Windows 95 environment, and basic
>word-processing skills).
>Course Fees
>Normal price: 800 sterling for 2 weeks
>(including study materials, mid-morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon
>tea breaks) Student price: 600 sterling for 2 weeks / 800 sterling
>for 3 weeks (including study materials, mid-morning coffee, lunch, and
>afternoon tea breaks)
>Social Events
>Activities include an opening dinner on Sunday 5 July, a closing
>dinner on Friday 17 July, a day trip to Loch Lomond, as well as
> opportunities to take advantage of Glasgow's lively
>cultural scene.
>Accommodation will be available in University halls of residence (bed
>and breakfast, half board, full board or self-catering accommodation).
>The cost of accommodation options starts at 20 sterling per night.
>Details will be provided upon request.
>Please, either complete the form below or send your application by
>post, fax, or email to: Mrs Ann Law, Secretary, Humanities Advanced
>Technology & Information Institute, University of Glasgow, 2
>University Gardens, GLASGOW G12 8QQ, UK.
>Tel. and Fax: (+44 141) 330 5512
>Email: a.law@arts.gla.ac.uk
>Registration Deadline: 15 May 1998
>A registration form is available on the Summer School Webpage. Your
>registration will not be confirmed until we receive payment for the
>course. Places on the course are unfortunately limited.
>Dr Seamus Ross, Director
>Humanities Computing & Information Management
>Faculty of Office, Faculty of Arts
>6 University Gardens
>University of Glasgow
>Glasgow, G12 8QQ
>Telephone: 0141 330 3635
>Local Fax: 0141 330 3788
>Secure Fax: 0141 330 5512
>Secretary: 0141 330 5512

Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 07:17:39 +0000
From: BU Conference on Language Development <langconf@louis-xiv.bu.edu>
Subject: BU Conference on Language Development

The 23nd Annual
Boston University Conference on Language Development
Call for Papers

November 6, 7 and 8, 1998

Keynote Speaker: Peter Jusczyk, Johns Hopkins University
Plenary Speaker: Jane Grimshaw, Rutgers University



All topics in the field of language acquisition will be fully considered,

Bilingualism Literacy & Narrative
Cognition & Language Neurolinguistics
Creoles & Pidgins Pragmatics
Discourse Pre-linguistic Development
Exceptional Language Signed Languages
Input &Interaction Sociolinguistics
Language Disorders Speech Perception & Production
Linguistic Theory (Syntax, Semantics, Phonology, Morphology, Lexicon)

Abstracts submitted must represent original, unpublished research.
Presentations will be 20 minutes long, plus 10 minutes for questions.

Please submit:

1) six copies of an anonymous, clearly titled 450-word summary
for review;

2) one copy of a 150-word abstract for use in the conference
program book if your abstract is accepted. If your paper is
accepted, this abstract will be scanned into the conference
handbook. No changes in title or authors will be possible
after acceptance.

3) for EACH author, one copy of the information form printed
at the bottom of this sheet.

Please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for acknowledgment
of receipt. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent by early August.
Pre-registration materials and preliminary schedule will be available in
late August, 1998.

All authors who present papers at the conference will be invited to
contribute their papers to the Proceedings Volumes. Those papers will
be due in January, 1999.

Note: All conference papers will be selected on the basis of abstracts
submitted. Although each abstract will be evaluated individually, we
will attempt to honor requests to schedule accepted papers together
in group sessions.

DEADLINE: All submissions must be received by May 15, 1998.

Send submissions to:

Boston University
Conference on Language Development
704 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 101
Boston, MA 02215 U.S.A.

Telephone: (617) 353-3085
e-mail: langconf@louis-xiv.bu.edu

(We regret that we cannot accept abstract submissions
by fax or e-mail.)

Information regarding the conference may be accessed at


Author Information Form (fill out one form completely for EACH author)


Topic area: Audiovisual requests:

Full name: Affiliation:

Current address: Summer address if different, and dates:

Current email: Summer email:
Current phone number: Summer phone if different:

* To accommodate as many papers as possible, we reserve the right to limit
each submitter to one first authorship and if circumstances warrant, to limit
each submitter to two papers in any authorship status.

* Please indicate whether, if your paper is not one of the 90 initially
for presentation, you would be willing to be considered as an alternate.
(If you
indicate that you are willing to be considered, this does not commit you to
accepting alternate status if it should be offered to you.)

_____ Yes, consider me as an alternate if necessary
_____ No, please do not consider me as an alternate

Please indicate how you received the 1998 Call for Papers:

____ email/electronic ___surface mail ____word of mouth

Please indicate how you wish to receive the 1999 Call for Papers:

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