16.529 cfp: special issue of Journal of Natural Language Engineering

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 529.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

             Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2003 08:21:27 +0000
             From: Hamish Cunningham <H.Cunningham@dcs.shef.ac.uk>
             Subject: Special issue of JNLE on Software Architecture for
    Language Engineering

                                 CALL FOR PAPERS
                            Special Issue of Journal
                     Journal of Natural Language Engineering

                 Software Architecture for Language Engineering

                    Editors: Hamish Cunningham, Donia Scott

    A number of researchers argued in the early and middle 1990s that the field
    of computational infrastructure, or architecture, for Natural Language
    Processing, merited an increase in attention. The reasoning was that the
    increasingly large-scale and technologically significant nature of NLP
    science was placing increasing burdens of an engineering nature on R&D
    workers seeking robust and practical methods. Over the intervening period a
    number of significant systems and practices have been developed in what we
    may call Software Architecture for Language Engineering. Of the most
    prominent are:

        * RAGS, Reference Architecture for Generation Systems
          (Brighton and Edinburgh)
        * LT XML (Edinburgh)
        * TEI, CES, XCES (Oxford, Vassar, etc.)
        * ATLAS (LDC, NIST)
        * Galaxy Communicator Software Infrastructure (Mitre)
        * JENA (Hewlett Packard)
        * Protg (Stanford)
        * GATE, a General Architecture for Text Engineering (Sheffield).

    This special issue represents an opportunity for pracititioners in this
    area to report their work in a coordinated setting. The value to the
    community at large will be to get a snapshot of the state-of-the-art in
    infrastructural work, which may indicate where further take-up of these
    systems can be of benefit. A wide range of topics are relevant, from
    reference architectures to web services, from component repositories to
    language resource standardisation, from grid-based distribution to
    comparative studies of different architectures.

    Important dates:

    1st July 2003 deadline for submission of papers
    1st November 2003 notification of acceptance
    15th December 2003 final copy due
    1st June 2004 special issue publication date


    Initial submissions should be sent electronically in PDF format to

                    Hamish Cunningham - hamish@dcs.shef.ac.uk

    Formatting instructions for final submissions are available from CUP at

    Editorial Committee:

    Steve Appleby
    Steven Bird
    Kalina Bontcheva
    Chris Brew
    Hennie Brugman
    Jean Carletta
    Walter Daelemans
    Robert Dale
    David Day
    Thierry DeClerck
    Marin Dimitrov
    Roger Evans
    Nancy Ide
    Atanas Kiryakov
    Diana Maynard
    David McDonald
    Chris Mellish
    Jon Patrick
    Thomas Rist
    Laurent Romary
    Valentin Tablan
    Yorick Wilks

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