7.1132, Calls: Natural Lg Processing, Humanities computing

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LINGUIST List:  Vol-7-1132. Mon Aug 12 1996. ISSN: 1068-4875. Lines:  416
Subject: 7.1132, Calls: Natural Lg Processing, Humanities computing
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Date:  Fri, 09 Aug 1996 10:27:26 -0000
From:  slanger at mic.dundee.ac.uk (Stefan Langer)
Subject:  Workshop on NLP&AAC
Date:  Sun, 11 Aug 1996 14:43:53 EDT
From:  lessard at quvinci.francais.QueensU.CA (Greg Lessard)
Subject:  CFP: Humanities computing
Date:  Fri, 09 Aug 1996 10:27:26 -0000
From:  slanger at mic.dundee.ac.uk (Stefan Langer)
Subject:  Workshop on NLP&AAC
Workshop on Natural Language Processing in Communication Aids
MicroCentre, University of Dundee, 26th and 27th September 1996
         *** Last call for contributions ***
The workshop is concerned with all kinds of research in natural language
processing which aims at facilitating the participation of disabled persons
in  the communication process.
For more information see www-announcement and form at:
or contact Stefan Langer at:
        slanger at mic.dundee.ac.uk
Deadline for the submission of abstracts is 30th August 1996
Date:  Sun, 11 Aug 1996 14:43:53 EDT
From:  lessard at quvinci.francais.QueensU.CA (Greg Lessard)
Subject:  CFP: Humanities computing
{Une version francaise de ce document est disponible sur le site
hypertoile indique ci-dessous, ou des organisateurs locaux
(achallc97-localorg at qucis.queensu.ca)}
Call For Papers
                             June 3-7, 1997
             Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, CANADA
ACH-ALLC97 invites submissions of between 1000 and 2000 words on any
aspect of humanities computing, broadly defined as the point of
intersection between computing methodologies and problems, both
traditional and new, in humanities research and teaching.
Appropriate areas include, but are not limited to, languages and
literature, history, philosophy, music, art, film studies, linguistics,
anthropology, archaeology, art history, creative writing, and cultural
studies. We particularly encourage submissions from non-text-based
areas, which have been under-represented in the past.
We are interested in receiving
  technical proposals that focus on new computational tools and
  approaches to research in humanities disciplines;
  proposals that focus on traditional applications of computing in
  humanities disciplines, including (but not limited to) text encoding,
  hypertext, text corpora, computational lexicography, statistical models,
  and syntactic, semantic, stylistic and other forms of text analysis;
  proposals which present and discuss applications of computing
  methodologies and tools to audio and visual materials;
  proposals that focus on significant issues in the creation and
  management of digital resources relevant to the humanities, including
  design, documentation, storage, representation, discovery and retrieval;
  proposals that either present or evaluate software applications and
  uses for humanities-based teaching;
  proposals dealing with the role of humanities computing in
  undergraduate and graduate training and institutional support for
  humanities computing.
Graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals. Those describing
finished research should be submitted as papers. Less advanced
dissertation research or work not fully completed may be submitted
either as a poster or as part of a panel session. See below for details.
Students and young scholars should also read the note on bursaries later
in this document.
Proposals may be submitted in either English or French.
The deadline for proposals for papers and sessions is 20 NOVEMBER 1996;
for posters and software demos it is 8 JANUARY 1997.
Proposals may be of four types: papers, posters, software demonstrations,
and sessions. The type of submission should be specified in the header of
the proposal.
Proposals for papers (1000-2000 words) should describe completed research
which has given rise to substantial results. Individual papers will be
allocated 30 minutes for presentation, including questions.
Proposals should describe original work. Those that concentrate on the
development of new computing methodologies should make clear how the
methodologies are applied to research and/or teaching in the humanities,
and should include some critical assessment of the application of those
methodologies in the humanities. Those that concentrate on a particular
application in the humanities should cite traditional as well as
computer-based approaches to the problem and should include some
critical assessment of the computing methodologies used. All proposals
should include conclusions and references to important sources.
Poster presentations and software and project demonstrations (either
stand-alone or in conjunction with poster presentations) are designed to
give researchers an opportunity to present late-breaking results,
significant work in progress, well-defined problems, or research that is
best communicated in conversational mode.
By definition, poster presentations are less formal and more interactive
than a standard talk. Poster presenters have the opportunity to exchange
ideas one-on-one with attendees and to discuss their work in detail with
those most deeply interested in the same topic. Each presenter is
provided with about 2 square metres of board space to display their
work. They may also provide handouts with examples or more detailed
information. Posters remain displayed throughout the conference, but a
block of time separate from paper sessions will be assigned when
presenters should be prepared to explain their work and answer
questions. Specific times will also be assigned for software or project
The format for proposals for posters and software demonstrations is
the same as those for regular papers. The deadline for submissions
is 8 JANUARY 1997.
Proposals for software or project demonstrations should indicate the
type of hardware that would be required if the proposal is accepted.
Sessions (90 minutes) take the form of either:
Three papers on a related topic. The session organizer should submit a
500-word statement describing the session topic, include abstracts of
1000-1500 words for each paper, and indicate that each author is willing
to participate in the session. The papers might develop a topic in
depth, or approach it from multiple, even conflicting, viewpoints. Or:
 A panel of four to six speakers. The panel organizer should submit
an abstract of 1500 words describing the panel topic, how it will be
organized, the names of all the speakers and their contributions, and an
indication that each speaker is willing to participate in the session.
The deadline for session proposals is the same as for proposals for
papers (i.e. 20 NOVEMBER 1996.)
With rare exceptions, submissions must be sent electronically. Please
pay particular attention to the format given below. The files will be
used not only for the referee's reviews, but also for publishing the
booklet of printed abstracts and for placing abstracts on the Web.
Submissions which do not conform to this format will be returned to the
authors for reformatting, or may not be considered if they arrive very
close to the deadline.
All submissions should begin with the following information:
TYPE OF PROPOSAL: paper, poster, session or software demonstration.
TITLE: title of paper
KEYWORDS: three keywords (maximum) describing the main
contents of the paper
AUTHOR: name of first author
AFFILIATION: of first author
E-MAIL: of first author
AUTHOR: name of second author  (repeat these three headings as necessary)
AFFILIATION: of second author
E-MAIL: of second author
CONTACT ADDRESS: full postal address of first author
FAX NUMBER: of first author
PHONE NUMBER: of first author
The body of the paper should be in extended ASCII format (i.e. ISO-8859/1
or Latin-1) with limited html markup:
- Copy the title (but NOT the author names) within <TITLE> </TITLE> tags.
- Embed section headings within <H3> </H3>.
- Use <B> and </B> and/or <I> and </I> where necessary within paragraphs
  to mark bold and italic.
- Terminate paragraphs with <P>.
- Construct simple tables to appear correctly in ASCII, and surround
  them with <PRE> </PRE>.
- For pictures, diagrams, Kanji characters, complicated tables and
  anything else not easily covered by the preceding rules, create .gif
  files. The .gif files should be sent as "attachments" to the email
  submission. References to .gif files in the text should be links of
  the form <IMG SRC="filename.gif"> where filename is the name of the
  image file. (Note that, at OUR end, the .gif files will be in the
  same directory as the main text.)
Notes, if needed, should take the form of endnotes rather than
Submissions should be sent to:
                   achallc97-papers at qucis.queensu.ca
with the subject line "<Author's name> Submission for ACHALLC97".
If you are submitting .gif files, please also fax a copy of the abstract,
including the header-page, to:
If there are technical reasons why you cannot follow these rules, please
contact the local organizers.
Equipment is available to display overheads, slides, video (VHS-NTSC),
computer output (Mac or PC, either DOS or Windows) or Internet
material (via Mac or PC).
If you need anything else, please ask the local organizers no later than
28 FEBRUARY 1997. They will try to help.
20 November 1996: Submission of proposals for papers and sessions
8 January 1997:   Submission of proposals for posters and software
15 February 1997: Notification of acceptance
28 February 1997: Requests to local organizers for non-standard
A book of abstracts will be provided to all conference participants. In
addition, abstracts will be published on the conference web pages at
An announcement in regard to publication of full papers will be made in
due course.
Proposals will be evaluated by a panel of reviewers who will make
recommendations to the Program Committee composed of:
  Chuck Bush, Brigham Young University
  Robin Cover, SIL Academic Computing
  Greg Lessard, Queen's University at Kingston
  Elli Mylonas, Brown University
  Mark Olsen (Chair), University of Chicago
  Lisa Lena Opas, University of Joensuu
  Espen Ore, University of Bergen
  Thomas Rommel, University of Tuebingen
  Harold Short, King's College London
As part of its commitment to promote the development and application of
appropriate computing in humanities scholarship, the Association for
Literary and Linguistic Computing will award up to five bursaries of up
to 500 GB pounds each to students and young scholars who are members of
the Association and who have papers accepted for presentation at the
conference. Application for a bursary must be made at the same time as
the proposal for a paper is submitted. Information on the conditions for
an award and an application form (to be submitted electronically) can be
found in the conference web pages. Applications will be considered after
the Program Committee has decided which papers are to be accepted.
Recipients will be notified as soon as possible thereafter. A
participant in a multi-author paper is eligible for an award, but it
must be clear that s/he is contributing substantially to the paper.
Queen's University is one of Canada's older universities, having
received its royal charter in 1841. It has approximately 10000 full-time
undergraduate students (including schools of engineering, law, medicine
and business) and approximately 2000 full-time graduate students.
The university is located in the heart of Kingston, Ontario, on the
north shore of Lake Ontario where the lake flows into the Saint Lawrence
River. Kingston is characterized by many traditional limestone
buildings, some of them on the Queen's campus, and by numerous
historical sites, including Fort Henry and the Murney tower, constructed
for defence against possible attacks from the south. The greater
Kingston area has a population of around 120,000. Located midway between
Montreal and Toronto, Kingston is accessible by air (from Toronto),
train, bus, car and boat. The distance to both Toronto and Montreal
is approximately 250 km.
The conference will take place in Stirling and Victoria Halls on the
Queen's campus. Residence rooms have been arranged in Victoria Hall. The
cost of these rooms (including breakfast) will be on the order of $45
CDN per night. (Currently, the Canadian dollar is worth around $0.75
US.) In addition, a block of rooms has been reserved in the Holiday Inn,
located on the Kingston harbour, about a 20 minute walk from the campus.
It is expected that the conference fee will be on the order of 200$ CDN.
This will include the printed abstracts, morning and afternoon
refreshment breaks as well as lunch.
Detailed information on the conference, the university, and the city may
be obtained at the conference web page:
For more information on the conference, please read the conference web
pages. In addition, the following are the various conference email
For the submission of proposals for papers, sessions, posters and demos:
                   achallc97-papers at qucis.queensu.ca
For the submission of registration forms:
                achallc97-registration at qucis.queensu.ca
For the submission of application forms for ALLC bursaries:
                  achallc97-bursaries at qucis.queensu.ca
For queries of an organizational nature:
                    achallc97-admin at qucis.queensu.ca
For queries concerning the goals of the conference or the format or content
of papers, please contact the local organizers:
                  achallc97-localorg at qucis.queensu.ca
For matters relating to accommodation, please contact the residence or
hotels directly.
The local organizers are:
Greg Lessard (French Studies) and
Michael Levison (Computing and Information Science)
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
K7L 3N6
For human voice and fax interaction:
(Greg)    Phone: 613-545-2083
          Fax:   613-545-6522
(Michael) Phone: 613-545-6071
          Fax:   613-545-6513
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