[Elsnet-list] Anaphora Conference DAARC2009, Goa/India, 2nd Cfp

Antonio Branco Antonio.Branco at di.fc.ul.pt
Tue Mar 10 10:42:11 CET 2009

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The 7th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium

Goa, India
hosted by AU-KBC Research Centre, Anna University, Chennai
November 5-6, 2009


Anaphora is a central topic in the study of natural language and
has long been the object of research in a wide range of disciplines
such as theoretical, corpus and computational linguistics, philosophy
of language, cognitive science, psycholinguistics and cognitive
psychology. On the other hand, the correct interpretation of anaphora
has played an increasingly vital role in real-world natural language
processing applications, including machine translation, automatic
abstracting, information extraction and question answering. As a
result, the processing of anaphora has become one of the most
productive topics of multi- and inter-disciplinary research, and has
enjoyed increased interest and attention in recent years.

In this context, the Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution
Colloquia (DAARC) have emerged as the major regular forum for
presentation and discussion of the best research results in this area.
Initiated in 1996 at Lancaster University and taken over in 2002 by
the University of Lisbon, and moving out of Europe for the first time
in 2009, to Goa, India, the DAARC series established itself as a
specialised and competitive forum for the presentation of the latest
results on anaphora processing, ranging from theoretical linguistic
approaches through psycholinguistic and cognitive work to corpus
studies and computational modelling.

The seventh Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium
DAARC2009) will take place in Goa, India, in November 5-6, 2009.  We
would like to invite anyone currently researching in the areas of
discourse anaphora and anaphor resolution, from any  methodological
perspective or framework, to submit a paper to DAARC2009.

The closing date for submission is April 7, 2009. Notification of
acceptance will be sent by June 15, 2009. Final versions of selected
papers to be included in the proceedings are expected by June 30,

Submissions (extended abstracts) must be anonymous and at most 3 pages
in length. For further details on the submission procedure and other
relevant info on the colloquium visit its website at:


Program Committee:

Alfons Maes, Tilburg Univ
Andrew Kehler, Univ California San Diego
Anke Holler, Univ of Goettingen
António Branco, Univ Lisbon
Christer Johansson, Bergen Univ
Constantin Orasan, Univ. Wolverhampton
Costanza Navarretta, Univ of Copenhagen
Dan Cristea, Univ Iasi
Elsi Kaiser, Univ Southern California
Eric Reuland, OTS
Francis Cornish, Univ Toulouse-Le Mirail
Georgiana Puscasu, Univ Wolverhampton
Graeme Hirst, Univ Toronto
Iris Hendrickx, Antwerp Univ
Jeanette Gundel, Univ Minnesota
Jeffrey Runner, Univ of Rochester
Joel Tetreault, Education Testing Service
Jos van Berkum, MPI
Klaus von Heusinger, Konstanz Univ
Lars Hellan, Norwegian Univ of Science and Technology
Maria Mercedes Pinango, Yale Univ
Martin Everaert, OTS
Massimo Poesio, Univ Essex
Narayana Murthy, Hyderabad Central Univ
Patricio Martinez Barco, Univ Alicante
Peter Bosch, Univ Osnabrueck
Petra Schumacher, Univ. of Mainz
Renata Vieira, PUC Rio Grande do Sul
Richard Evans, Univ Wolverhampton
Robert Dale, Macquarie Univ
Roland Stuckardt, Univ Frankfurt am Main
Ruslan Mitkov, Univ Wolverhampton
Sergey Avrutin, OTS
Shalom Lappin, King's College
Sivaji Bandopadhyaya, Jadavpur Univ
Sobha L, AU-KBC Research Centre
Tony Sanford, Glasgow Univ
Veronique Hoste, Gent Univ
Yan Huang, Univ of Auckland


António Branco, Univ Lisbon
Ruslan Mitkov, Univ Wolverhampton
Sobha, L, AU-KBC Research Centre

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