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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 461.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: "David L. Hoover" <david.hoover@nyu.edu> (30)
             Subject: CFP: Computer Studies, Lang.& Lit.: What Counts &
                     Why?(3/1; MLA'00)

       [2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (46)
             Subject: Translating and the Computer 22

       [3] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (40)
             Subject: TOOLS USA 2000 Call for contributions

       [4] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (48)
             Subject: TSD 2000 - Second Announcement and Call For Papers

       [5] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (34)
             Subject: ANLP/NAACL2000 Student Research Workshop

       [6] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (36)
             Subject: ICoS-2 2nd CfP

             Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2000 07:23:16 +0000
             From: "David L. Hoover" <david.hoover@nyu.edu>
             Subject: CFP: Computer Studies, Lang.& Lit.: What Counts &
    Why?(3/1; MLA'00)

    Deadline Extended to March 15, 2000

    The MLA Discussion Group on Computer Studies in Language and
    Literature announces a call papers for the 2000 MLA Convention in
    Washington, D.C.

    The session title is "Computer Studies in Language and Literature:
    What Counts and Why."

    The MLA call is as follows: "Current studies in stylistics, authorship,
    linguistics, pedagogy, quantitative and qualitative analysis, etc., with
    special emphasis on new directions, discontents, and the state of the

    We are interested in broadening the range of papers in our sessions,
    and are particularly interested in papers that propose new directions
    of research or address the historically relatively low interest in
    sessions that involve computer studies in language and literature.
    Web-based and hypertext studies (web-based corpora,
    concordances, text-analyses, and so forth) are also welcome, as long
    as they use the computer to study language or literature rather than
    just to present it.

    Note: All session participants must be MLA members by April 1,

    If you are laboring in these vineyards, please join us. The session will
    be followed by a business meeting, in which a new committee
    member will be elected.

    As an additional incentive, the three people whose submissions are
    chosen will receive a copy of David Hoover's 1999 book,
    _Language and Style in The Inheritors_.

    E-mail submissions to david.hoover@nyu.edu by March 15.

    David L. Hoover, Associate Chair & Webmaster, NYU Eng. Dept. 212-998-8832
          david.hoover@nyu.edu http://www.nyu.edu/gsas/dept/english/
               "If a dog runs at you, whistle for him." -Thoreau

             Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2000 07:24:02 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: Translating and the Computer 22

    >> From: Nicole Adamides <nicole@aslib.co.uk>


                    22nd Conference
            "Translating and the Computer"
                 16-17 November 2000
          One Great George Street, London, SW1

    The annual conference "Translating and the Computer" has been an
    important forum for Machine Translation and Translation Aids users over
    the past 21 years. The conference is one of the few international events
    which focuses on the user aspects of translation software and as such
    has been particularly beneficial to a very wide audience including
    translators, business managers, researchers and language experts.

    Against the background of an increasingly multilingual society and the
    all-encompassing impact of information technology, this year's
    conference will address the latest developments in translation (and
    translation-related) software.

    This call for papers invites abstracts of papers to be presented at the
    conference. The papers (and the presentations) should focus on the user
    aspects of translation or translation-related software rather than on
    research and development issues. Presentations accompanied by
    demonstrations are especially welcome.


    The range of conference topics includes (but is not limited to)
    * use of Machine Translation (MT) systems
    * machine-aided translation and translation aids
    * memory based translation
    * controlled languages and their use in MT
    * speech translation
    * terminology
    * localisation
    * translation aids for minority languages
    * multilingual document management/workflow
    * experience of companies using translation software
    * translating and the computer: the new millennium challenges
    * the Internet and translation aids


    Authors are requested to submit an extended abstract (between 500 and
    1000 words) of the paper they would like to present. Extended abstracts
    should be sent by post, fax or email before 22 May 2000 to:

    Nicole Adamides, Conference Organiser
    ASLIB, The Association for Information Management
    Staple Hall, Stone House Court, London, EC3A 7PB
    Tel: +44 (0) 20 7903 0000 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7903 0011
    Email nicole.adamides@aslib.co.uk WWW: http://www.aslib.co.uk

    The full-length versions of the accepted papers will be included in the
    conference proceedings.

             Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2000 07:24:59 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: TOOLS USA 2000 Call for contributions

    >> From: "TOOLS Conferences" <announce@tools.com>

    Dear Colleague:

    This is the abbreviated call for contributions for TOOLS USA 2000.
    The full information is at


    Please post or forward this information to any other colleague who
    think might be interested.

    With best regards,

    -- TOOLS Conference organization


                    TOOLS USA 2000
                 "Software Serving Society"

            Santa Barbara, California
                  July 30 - August 3, 2000


    CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS (deadline 10 March 2000)

    TOOLS is the major international conference series devoted to
    applications object technology, component technology and other
    advanced approaches to software development.

    TOOLS USA 2000 will be held in Santa Barbara, CA at the Fess Parker
    Double Tree Resort, one of the most beautiful resorts on the West Coast
    and will continue the commitment to excellence of earlier TOOLS conferences
    in Europe, Australia, Asia and the USA since 1989.

    The proceedings will be published world-wide by the IEEE Computer


    TOOLS USA 2000 is now soliciting papers on all aspects of
    object and component technology. All submitted papers will be refereed
    and assessed for technical quality and usefulness to practitioners and
    applied researchers.

    TOOLS USA particularly welcomes papers that present general
    findings based upon industrial experience. Such papers will be judged
    by the quality of their contribution to industrial best-practice.


    Tutorials, workshops, and panels form an important part of the TOOLS
    conferences. TOOLS USA 2000 is welcoming proposals for tutorials,
    workshops and panels on topics related to the theme of the conference.

    WEBSITE AT http://www.tools-conferences.com/usa

             Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2000 07:27:11 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: TSD 2000 - Second Announcement and Call For Papers

    >> From: "Robert Batusek" <xbatusek@informatics.muni.cz>


    Third International Workshop on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE
    (TSD 2000)
    Brno, Czech Republic, 13-16 September 2000

    TSD Series

    TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between
    researchers in both spoken and written language processing
    from the former East Block countries and their Western colleagues.
    Proceedings of TSD form a book (currently published
    by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Artificial
    Intelligence series).


    Topics of the TSD 2000 workshop will include
    (but are not limited to):
    text corpora and tagging;
    transcription problems in spoken corpora;
    sense disambiguation;
    links between text and speech oriented systems;
    parsing issues, especially parsing problems in spoken texts;
    multi-lingual issues, especially multi-lingual dialogue systems;
    information retrieval and text/topic summarization;
    speech modeling;
    speech segmentation;
    speech recognition;
    text-to-speech synthesis;
    dialogue systems;
    development of dialogue strategies;
    prosody in dialogues;
    user modeling;
    knowledge representation in relation to dialogue systems;
    assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue;
    applied systems and software.

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    All correspondence regarding the workshop should be addressed to:

    Dana Komarkova
    TSD 2000 c/o Faculty of Informatics
    Masaryk University
    Botanick 68a
    CZ-602 00 Brno
    Czech Republic
    telephone: ++420 5 41 512 359
    fax: ++420 5 41 212 568
    e-mail: tsd2000@fi.muni.cz
    The official TSD 2000 homepage is: http://www.fi.muni.cz/tsd2000/

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             Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2000 07:28:18 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: ANLP/NAACL2000 Student Research Workshop

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


    This year, student members will be presenting their exciting work in
    progress at the newly designed Student Research Workshop. If you've ever
    wanted to provide encouragement and scientific guidance to upcoming
    researchers, this is your opportunity. Registration for the workshop is
    included in your conference registration fee, and we encourage everyone to
    attend and participate. The workshop will take place on Sunday, April 30,
    and will run all day.

    Our review committee has selected eight student papers for presentation at
    the workshop based on their scholarship, originality, and technical merit.
    These papers (listed below) cover many areas of NLP, including:
    - text planning and natural language generation
    - corpus-based and statistical text processing
    - information extraction and information retrieval
    - machine translation
    - robust parsing and syntactic error detection
    - word sense disambiguation and semantic annotation
    - discourse and aggregation

    In addition to audience comments, a panel of established scientists, each an
    expert in areas relevant to the student presentations, will be chosen to
    provide the students with in-depth feedback and suggestions on future
    directions, similar to the highly acclaimed Doctoral Consortia at other
    conferences. This new format is intended to provide students with
    invaluable exposure to outside perspectives on their work, and will also
    allow them to put their work into perspective based on feedback from the
    panel. If you would like to be considered to serve on the scientific panel,
    please contact the workshop co-chairs at <naacl00@cs.rochester.edu>.

    PLEASE NOTE: pre-registration for the workshop is strongly encouraged.
    Please indicate your desire to attend by checking the appropriate box on the
    conference registration form. Registered participants will receive detailed
    information about the schedule and location of the workshop at a later date.
    Up-to-date information is also available on the workshop home page

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             Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2000 07:29:17 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: ICoS-2 2nd CfP

    >> From: Johan Bos <bos@CoLi.Uni-SB.DE>

                             2nd CALL FOR PAPERS

                            second workshop on


                     Dagstuhl, Germany, July 29-30, 2000


                    (Submission deadline: April 15, 2000)

    Traditional inference tools (such as theorem provers and model
    builders) are reaching new levels of sophistication and are now widely
    and easily available. A wide variety of new tools (statistical and
    probabilistic methods, ideas from the machine learning community) are
    likely to be increasingly applied in computational semantics. Most
    importantly of all, computational semantics seems to have reached the
    stage where the exploration and development of inference is one of its
    most pressing tasks - and there's a lot of interesting new work which
    takes inferential issues seriously.

    The Workshop on Inference in Computational Semantics (ICoS) intends to
    bring researchers from areas such as Computational Linguistics,
    Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science,and Logics together, in
    order to discuss approaches and applications of Inference in natural
    language semantics.

    ICoS-1 took place in Amsterdam on August 15, 1999 with an attendence
    of over 50 researchers. A selection of the papers presented at ICoS-1
    will be published in the Journal of Language and Computation.

    ICoS-2 is endorsed by SIGSEM, the Association for Computational
    Linguistics (ACL) Special Interest Group (SIG) on computational

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    If you have any questions, please contact the local organizers
    Johan Bos and Michael Kohlhase via icos2@ags.uni-sb.de.

    For actual information concerning ICoS-2 please consult


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