13.1886, Calls: Asian Lang, Less Commonly Taught Lang

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Subject: 13.1886, Calls: Asian Lang, Less Commonly Taught Lang

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1)
Date:  Mon, 08 Jul 2002 17:27:09 +0200
From:  Alessandro Lenci <alessandro.lenci at ilc.cnr.it>
Subject:  Call for participation: Workshop on Asian Language Resources   and International Standardization

2)
Date:  Mon, 8 Jul 2002 11:17:43 -0400
From:  "McGinnis, Scott" <smcginnis at nflc.org>
Subject:  FINAL call for proposals: NCOLCTL mini-grant competition -- DEADLINE          FOR APPLICATIONS 12 JULY

-------------------------------- Message 1 -------------------------------

Date:  Mon, 08 Jul 2002 17:27:09 +0200
From:  Alessandro Lenci <alessandro.lenci at ilc.cnr.it>
Subject:  Call for participation: Workshop on Asian Language Resources   and International Standardization

COLING 2002
The 3rd Workshop on Asian Language Resources and International Standardization

Center of Academia Activities, Academia Sinica
Taipei, Taiwan
August 31, 2002

__________________

Program

8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00-9:30
A State of the Art of Thai Language Resources and
Thai Behavior Analysis and Modeling
Asanee Kawtrakul, Mukda Suktarachan, Patcharee Varasai,
Hutchatai Chanlekha

9:30-10:00
Broadening the Scope of the EAGLES/ISLE
Lexical Standardization Initiative
Nicoletta Calzolari, Alessandro Lenci, Francesca Bertagna,
Antonio Zampolli

10:00-10:30
Lexicon-based Orthographic Disambiguation
in CJK Intelligent Information Retrieval
Jack Halpern

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-11:30
Decomposition for ISO/IEC 10646 Ideographic Characters
Lu Qin, Chan Shiu Tong, Li Yin, Li Ngai Ling

11:30-12:00
Efficient Deep Processing of Japanese
Melanie Siegel, Emily M. Bender

12:00-12:30
Urdu and the Parallel Grammar Project
Miriam Butt, Tracy Holloway King

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:00
A Study in Urdu Corpus Construction
Dara Becker, Kashif Riaz

14:00-14:30
Automatic Word Spacing Using Hidden Markov Model
for Refining Korean Text Corpora
Do-Gil Lee, Sang-Zoo Lee, Hae-Chang Rim, and Heui-Seok Lim

14:30-15:00
Constructing of a Large-Scale Chinese-English Parallel Corpus
Le Sun, Weimin Qu, Song Xue, Xiaofeng Wang,Yufang Sun

15:00-15:30
AnnCorra: Building Tree-banks across Indian Languages
Rajeev Sangal, Vineet Chaitanya, Amba Kulkarni, Dipti Misra Sharma

15:30-16:00 Break

16:00-16:30
OLACMS: Comparisons and Applications in Chinese and Formosan Languages
Ru-Yng Chang, Chu-Ren Huang

16:30-17:30 Discussion



Workshop website: http://tokunaga-www.cs.titech.ac.jp/~take/alris/index.html
For registration: http://www.coling2002.sinica.edu.tw/index.html














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Date:  Mon, 8 Jul 2002 11:17:43 -0400
From:  "McGinnis, Scott" <smcginnis at nflc.org>
Subject:  FINAL call for proposals: NCOLCTL mini-grant competition -- DEADLINE          FOR APPLICATIONS 12 JULY


Scott McGinnis
Executive Director
National Council of Organizations of Less Commonly Taught Languages

Associate, LCTLs
National Foreign Language Center
7100 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 410
College Park, MD 20740
Voice: 301-403-1750 x35       Fax: 301-403-1754
E-mail: smcginnis at nflc.org OR sm167 at umail.umd.edu
WWW: www.councilnet.org OR www.nflc.org

Small Grants Available for the Less Commonly Taught Languages


The National Council of Organizations of Less Commonly Taught
Languages (NCOLCTL) is pleased to announce a competition for
mini-grants.  Both individuals and LCTL organizations are encouraged
to submit proposals.  The mini-grants, non-renewable and not to exceed
$2000, must be used for projects that promote field building in the
Less Commonly Taught Languages, such as contributing to the Council's
annual conference.  Purposes for which the grants may be used include
the following:

- travel to a conference in order to make a presentation about
language pedagogy or materials development
- preparation for publication of a field analysis by an organization
of NCOLCTL
- attending a workshop or institute aimed specifically at LCTL
pedagogy or materials
- provision of partial support for a guest presenter at a workshop or
meeting for teachers of a particular LCTL.


Application criteria: Individuals who apply must be actively involved
in LCTL education and be members of a LCTL organization that is a
member of the Council, or work in a LCTL that does not belong to any
language organization.  Proposals should include: (a) the name(s) and
qualifications of project member(s) submitting the proposal; (b) a
2-page, double-spaced project description with a statement of project
need and how the funds will be used, including any "product" to be
produced under the grant; and (c) a timeline for completion.


Applications will be strengthened by the inclusion of letters of
support from the individual's institution and/or a NCOLCTL member
organization. Preference will be given to projects involving
collaboration among individuals in two or more LCTLs.


Successful applicants will be required to submit a brief final report
describing how the grant was spent, the results of the project, and a
copy of any product stemming from the project.


Composition of the Screening Committee: The mini-grant screening
committee will be chaired by the Vice President of the Council and
will consist of one Council At-Large representative and one Council
representative selected by the President.  The committee will
represent balance among language areas and organizational size.


Deadline: Proposal submissions must be received by July 12, 2002. Each
committee member will rank order the proposals from strongest to
weakest and the vice president will send this ranking to the Executive
Director, who will notify the winning proposals by no later than July
29.  The committee is empowered to suggest funding proposals at a
level less than requested.


Address for submissions: Proposals may be submitted via U.S. Mail, fax
or electronic mail to:


                                    Scott McGinnis, Executive Director
                                    NCOLCTL
                                    National Foreign Language Center
                                    7100 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 410
                                    College Park, MD  20740
                                    Voice:  301-403-1750 x35
                                    Fax:      301-403-1754
                                    e-mail:  smcginnis at nflc.org

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