[Elsnet-list] Final Call for Papers: LINC-04

Silvia Hansen-Schirra hansen at CoLi.Uni-SB.DE
Wed Apr 7 12:37:26 CEST 2004


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                         ** CALL FOR PAPERS **


                     5th International Workshop on
             Linguistically Interpreted Corpora (LINC-04)

                  A workshop to be held at COLING-04
                  the 20th International Conference
                     on Computational Linguistics


                       Geneva, 29 August 2004

                http://www.issco.unige.ch/coling2004/
                  http://www.coli.uni-sb.de/linc04



ORGANIZED BY:

Silvia Hansen-Schirra (Saarland University, Saarbrücken)
Stephan Oepen (University of Oslo & CSLI, Stanford University)
Hans Uszkoreit (Saarland University & DFKI, Saarbrücken)


TOPIC AND MOTIVATION:

Large linguistically interpreted corpora play an increasingly
important role for machine learning, evaluation,
psycholinguistics as well as theoretical linguistics. Many
research groups are engaged in the creation of
corpus resources annotated with
morphological, syntactic, semantic and discourse
information for a variety of languages. We aim to bring
together these activities in order to identify and disseminate
best practice in the development and utilization of
linguistically interpreted corpora.

The aim of the workshop is to exchange and propagate
research results with resprect to the annotation,
conversion and exploitation of corpora taking into account
different applications and theoretical investigations in
the field of language technology and research. We invite
submissions of papers constituting substantial, original,
and unpublished work on all aspects of linguistically
interpreted corpora, including, but not limited to:
- creation of practical annotation schemes
- efficient annotation techniques
- automation of corpus annotation
- tools supporting corpus conversions
- validation including consistency checking of corpora
- browsing corpora and searching for instances of linguistic phenomena
- relating actual annotation to contemporary linguistic theory
- interpretation of quantitative results
- use of annotated corpora in the automated induction of linguistic 
knowledge

Rob Malouf, Assistant Professor at the Department of Linguistics and 
Oriental Languages at San Diego State University, will be our keynote 
speaker.

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE (TENTATIVE):

Anne Abeille, Paris
Francis Bond, Kyoto
Pierrette Bouillon, Geneva
Thorsten Brants, Mountain View
John Carroll , Sussex
Tomaz Erjavec, Ljubljana
Dan Flickinger, Stanford
Silvia Hansen-Schirra (co-chair), Saarbrücken
Frank Keller, Edinburgh
Brigitte Krenn, OeFAI, Vienna
Joakim Nivre, Vaxjö
Stephan Oepen (co-chair), Oslo and Stanford
Laurent Romary, Nancy
Geoffrey Sampson, Sussex
Kiril Simov, Sofia
Hans Uszkoreit (co-chair), Saarbrücken
Jean Veronis, Aix-en-Provence
Atro Voutilainen, Helsinki
Jakub Zavrel, Antwerp


SCHEDULE:

- deadline for paper submission: April 11, 2004
- notification of acceptance: May 7, 2004
- final, camera-ready versions due: June 11, 2004


REGISTRATION:

Please refer to the main conference web page
(http://www.issco.unige.ch/coling2004/) for registration details.


SUBMISSIONS:

Please send submissions in English as Postscript or PDF (preferably
by email) to the address below.  Maximum length is 7 pages, formatted
in the same way as for the main conference
(see  http://www.issco.unige.ch/coling2004/coling2004downloads.html for 
paper format guidelines). We will consider subsequent publication as 
special journal issue if there is enough demand.

             Silvia Hansen-Schirra (hansen at coli.uni-sb.de)
             Computational Linguistics
             Saarland University
             Postfach 15 11 50
             66041 Saarbrücken
             GERMANY












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