[Elsnet-list] ICMT in Tozeur in November, special session on Arabic -- short abstracts due June 15

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Call for Papers
International Conference on Machine Intelligence (ICMI’05),
Tozeur, Tunisia

http://www.acidca-icmi2005.org <http://www.acidca-icmi2005.org/>

Special Session on  Linguistic Information Integration in Arabic
Character and Text Recognition

The International Conference on Machine Intelligence 2005 (ICMI’05) will
be held in Tozeur, Tunisia, November 5-7, 2005. A special session on
Linguistic Information Integration in Arabic Character and Text
Recognition is planned. The session, which is due to last one full day,
aims at bringing together specialists in Arabic OCR and Text recognition
and specialists in Natural language processing (NLP), with special
reference to Arabic, in either monolingual or multilingual perspective.
The idea is to discuss the integration of linguistic information in
linguistic-based and statistic-based approaches of Arabic printed and
handwritten documents recognition, with special reference to various
types of languages resources (LR-s), and to LR based analyzers. The idea
is to develop robust systems for the recognition, indexing and thematic
classification of printed or handwritten Arabic texts. The building of
such systems is of momentous interest for Arabic countries and
organizations, considering the significant production of printed and
handwritten documents in Arabic witnessed daily in the whole world.
Robust OCR systems should also be of great help in the indexing of
Arabic historical documents and manuscripts in the context of the
conservation and protection of the Arabic culture and civilisation

Papers of current interest are invited to any of the areas listed
- Arabic character, word and text recognition
- Analysis of vowel-free Arabic texts
- Arabic language resources (electronic dictionaries, tree-banks,
   contextual analysis resources, etc.)
- Robust OCR techniques (printed and handwritten documents)
- Word and text images digitalization, compression and indexation

Submission procedure
Papers should conform to the guidelines of the ACIDCA-ICMI’05
conference. Guidelines for formatting papers can be found in the
ACIDCA-ICMI’05 web site (  <http://www.acidca-icmi2005.org/>
Prospective authors should submit an electronic draft copy of their
manuscript through the two e-mail address of the special session
organizers/chairs ***by June 15***, 2005. All submitted papers will be
reviewed by at least two independent reviewers.

Important dates
Deadline for draft abstract submission:  June 15, 2005.
Deadline for draft paper submission:     June 30, 2005.
Notification of acceptance:              July 31, 2005.
Deadline for camera-ready paper and authors’ registration:
                                        August 31, 2005.
ACIDCA-ICMI’2005 conference in Tozeur, Tunisia:
                                      November5-7, 2005.

Special Session Organizers / Chairs:
Joseph Dichy,
Université Lumière-Lyon 2, ICAR (Interactions, Corpus, Apprentissages,
Représentations)  UMR 5191 CNRS/Lyon2 and ELISA (Épistémologie,
Linguistique, Ingénierie et Sémiologie de l’Arabe) - 86, rue Pasteur
69365 Lyon Cedex 07  France - Joseph.Dichy at univ-lyon2.fr
Slim Kanoun,
Ecole Nationale d’Ingérieurs de Safx (ENIS), University of Sfax, REGIM
(Research Group on Intelligent Machines) - BP W, Sfax, 3038, Tunisia
slim.kanoun at enis.rnu.tn

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