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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 239.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu> (35)
             Subject: Special Issue of Machine Translation-Call for Papers

       [2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu> (54)
             Subject: Call for Bids to Host ACL 2004

             Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 06:23:06 +0100
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu>
             Subject: Special Issue of Machine Translation-Call for Papers

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


    Special Issue of Machine Translation Journal on
    Embedded Machine Translation Systems
    Deadline: 19 October 2001


                               CALL FOR PAPERS

             Embedded MT Systems: Leveraging for Real World Applications

    Carol Van Ess-Dykema, U.S.Department of Defense,cjvanes@afterlife.ncsc.mil
    Clare R. Voss, Army Research Laboratory, voss@arl.army.mil

    An "embedded machine translation (MT) system" is a computational
    system with one or more MT engines embedded among its components. These
    systems accept various well-formed and degraded types of multilingual
    and multi-modal input, including
           * hard-copy pages (original and OCR-ed image),
           * online files (web pages, word processing files, email),
           * video (image and text),
           * speech (natural signal and transcribed).
    >From this range of input, such systems enable users to access the
    original, foreign language information in their own language.

    Traditionally, the term "MT" has been associated with the task of
    single document translation. More recently, MT engines within embedded
    larger systems have been used to facilitate tasks that require processing
    multilingual information both within and across documents. Several
    real-world applications have led to the widespread use of embedded MT
    systems for cross-language tasks, such as:
           * content extraction * document filtering
           * information retrieval * question-answering
           * summarization

    [material deleted]

             Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 06:23:37 +0100
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu>
             Subject: Call for Bids to Host ACL 2004

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

                            CALL FOR BIDS TO HOST ACL 2004

    Basic Information

    In conjunction with its European chapter, the Association
    for Computational Linguistics invites proposals to host the 41st
    Annual Meeting of the ACL (ACL '04). The ACL conferences are usually
    held during the early summer (June or July). The location of
    ACL conferences rotates on a three year cycle: in 2004 the ACL conference
    will be cosponsored with the European chapter of the ACL, and located in
    Europe, the Middle East or North Africa. Proposals coming from any
    European country, the Middle East and North Africa are eligible. The conference
    format will consist of a main conference and up to 10 workshops and tutorials
    organized just before or after the conference.

    The proposal submission process is in two stages. First, draft proposals
    are sought from prospective proposers. Based on the evaluation of the draft
    proposals, selected proposers will be invited to submit full proposals.

    Draft proposals are due on the 1st December 2001, and will be evaluated
    by a joint ACL/EACL committee. Selected proposers will be informed at the
    end of February 2002. Full proposals are due on 15 April 2002.

    Draft proposals should include:

    Location (accessibility, conference venue, hotels, student dorms)

    Local CL Community

    Proposed Date

    Meeting space (space for plenary sessions, tutorials, workshops, posters,
    exhibits, demos and small meetings)

    A/V equipment


    Local Arrangements (chairs, committee, volunteer labour, registration


    Budget estimates

    Suggestions for a general chair may optionally be included, but the final
    decision rests with the ACL conference organizing committee.

    Proposals will be evaluated in relation to a number of site selection criteria

    Experience of Local Arrangement team.

    Local CL community support.

    Local government and industry support.

    Accessibility and attractiveness of proposed site.

    Appropriateness of proposed dates.

    Adequacy of conference and exhibit facilities for the anticipated number
    of registrants

    Adequacy of residence accommodations and food services in a range of price
    categories and close to the conference facilities.

    Adequacy of budget projections and expected surplus.

    Balance with regard to the geographical distribution of previous conferences.

    Draft proposals should be sent electronically to the ACL vice-president
    elect, Mark Johnson, at Mark_Johnson@Brown.edu

    Submission Dates:

    Draft proposals are due on 1 December 2001;

    Full proposals are due on 15 April 2002.

    Useful resources:

    Submitters are encouraged to view recent previous successful bids, which
    are archived on http://www.aclweb.org/archive/bids.html, the ACL archive
    web site.

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