[Elsnet-list] Second call for paper: "Natural Language Processing for Ancient Languages"

Serge Rosmorduc s.rosmorduc at iut.univ-paris8.fr
Wed Feb 4 12:19:29 CET 2009

Second call for paper: "Natural Language Processing for Ancient Languages"

Guest editors: Joseph Denooz and Serge Rosmorduc

The TAL journal launches a call for papers for an special issue of the 
journal on NLP for Ancient Languages.
« Ancient Languages » is here understood on a large basis: we consider 
both dead languages (Akkadian, Ancient Egyptian, Latin...) and old 
stages of modern languages (Old and Middle French...).

Proposals may deal with all aspect of computer storage and processing of 
ancient languages,  as for instance:
automated morphological or syntactic analysis of ancient languages;
 text corpora (creation of a corpus, searches systems, etc.);
 encoding of ancient languages (scripting system, text representation, 
unicode and ISO 10646, etc.);
 XML, TEI and ancient languages (use of XML to model ancient documents, 
corpus representation, DTD or schemas for dictionaries) ;
 text capture, OCR and ancient texts, links between pictures corpora and 
structured representations;
 NLP as a tool for the philologist (practical uses of NLP in the context 
of philological or grammatical research).
 uses of NLP in teaching ancient languages.
 diachronic studies (models for language change, diachronic databases, etc.)

The Journal
TAL (Traitement Automatique des Langues / Natural Language Processing) 
is a forty year old international journal published by ATALA (French 
Association for Natural Language Processing) with the support of CNRS 
(National Centre for Scientific Research). It has moved to an electronic 
mode of publication, with printing on demand - see 
http://atala.org/-Revue-TAL-. This affects in no way its reviewing and 
selection process.
Practical issues
Contributions (25 pages maximum, PDF format) must be sent by e-mail to 
the following address: (rosmord _at_ iut dot univ-paris8 dot fr)
Style sheets  are available for download on the Web site of the journal: 
Language: manuscripts may be submitted in English or French. 
French-speaking authors are requested to submit in French.
Important dates
27/02/2009 Deadline for submission.
31/04/2009 Notification to authors.
03/06/2009 Deadline for submission of a revised version.
03/07/2009 Final decision.
 October 2009 Parution

Invited editorial board
François Barthélémy, CEDRIC,  Conservatoire National des Arts et 
Métiers, France
Mahé Ben Hamed, Laboratoire Dynamique du langage, CNRS - Université 
Lumière Lyon 2
Francesco Citti, Université de  Bologne,
Joseph Denooz, LASLA, Université de Liège, Belgique
Gérard Huet, Équipe Sanscrit, INRIA, France
Wojciech Jaworski, Institute of Informatics, Warsaw University,
Bastien Kindt, Institut orientaliste, Université catholique de Louvain, 
George Kiraz, Gorgias Press, USA
Christiane Marchello-Nizia, ICAR, ENS Lyon
Nicolas Mazziotta, , Université de Liège, Belgique
Sylvie Mellet, BCL, CNRS,
Remo Mugnaioni, Centre Sciences du Langage,  EA 85,  Université de Provence
Mark-Jan  Nederhof, University of St Andrews
Mark Olsen, ARTFL, Université de Chicago
Gerald Penn, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Toronto, Canada
Serge Rosmorduc, Équipe Langues et littératures de l'Égypte ancienne, 
EPHE Ivième section,
Wolfgang Schenkel, , Université de Tügingen, RFA
Richard Sproat, University of Illinois, USA,
Achim Stein , Institut für Linguistik/Romanistik, Universität Stuttgart
Paul Tombeur,  CTLO (Turnhout), Belgique
Laurence Tuerlinckx, Institut orientaliste, Université catholique de 
Louvain, Belgique
Jerzy Tyszkiewicz, Institute of Informatics, Warsaw University,
Jean Winand, Service d'Égyptologie, Université de Liège, Belgique

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