14.402, Calls: Parallel Text/TALN

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Subject: 14.402, Calls: Parallel Text/TALN

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Date:  Mon, 3 Feb 2003 13:43:31 -0600 (CST)
From:  Rada Mihalcea <rada at cs.unt.edu>
Subject:  Workshop on Parallel Text, Canada

Date:  Tue, 04 Feb 2003 16:52:33 +0100
From:  Beatrice Daille <Beatrice.Daille at irin.univ-nantes.fr>
Subject:  Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles, France

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

Date:  Mon, 3 Feb 2003 13:43:31 -0600 (CST)
From:  Rada Mihalcea <rada at cs.unt.edu>
Subject:  Workshop on Parallel Text, Canada

                      C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

                   Building and Using Parallel Texts:
                Data Driven Machine Translation and Beyond

                       An HLT-NAACL 2003 Workshop
                           Edmonton, Alberta
                         May 31 or June 1, 2003



The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers
working on problems related to the creation and use of parallel
text. Recent events have demonstrated once again the importance of
inter-language communication, and reinforce the need for advances in
machine translation (MT) and multi-lingual processing tools.

The workshop will be centered around the problem of building and using
parallel corpora, which are vital resources for efficiently deriving
multi-lingual text processing tools. In addition to regular papers,
the workshop also includes a shared task that will result in a
comparative evaluation of word alignment techniques.

We invite submissions of papers addressing any of the following issues:

- Construction of parallel corpora, including the automatic identification
and harvesting of parallel corpora from the Web.
- Methods to evaluate the quality of parallel corpora and word alignments
- Tools for processing parallel corpora, including automatic sentence
alignment, word alignment, phrase alignment, detection of omissions and
gaps in translations, and others
- Using parallel corpora for data driven Machine Translation
- Using parallel corpora for the derivation of language processing tools
in new languages
- Using parallel corpora for automatic corpora annotation
- Language learning applied to parallel corpora
- Translation memory systems as a source of aligned corpora

While we invite submissions addressing any of the above topics, or
related issues, we particularly welcome work involving parallel
corpora addressing languages with scarce resources.

We expect to make arrangements with a journal in Natural Language
Processing or Computational Linguistics for a special issue that will
include selected papers from this workshop.

Invited Speaker:

Elliot Macklovitch, University of Montreal

Shared Task:

All researchers who have a word alignment system available are invited
to participate in the shared task, individually or as part of a team.

Participants in the shared task will be provided with common sets of
training data, consisting of Romanian-English and French-English
parallel texts. Participants will be given approximately one month to
train their systems with this data, and then previously held out test
data will be released. Participants will run their alignment system on
this test data and submit their results, which will be evaluated using
a common set of metrics. See the workshop website for details
regarding the shared task.

Submission format:

Submissions should consist of regular full papers of max. 7 pages,
formatted following the NAACL 2003 guidelines. In addition, teams
participating in the word alignment shared task are invited to submit
short papers (max. 4 pages) describing their systems and/or evaluation

Send your submission (a ps or pdf file), prepared for anonymous review,
to both:

Rada Mihalcea, University of North Texas, rada at cs.unt.edu
Ted Pedersen, University of Minnesota, Duluth, tpederse at d.umn.edu

Important dates:

Deadline for regular paper submissions:  March 10
Deadline for results submissions:  March 25 (shared task)
Deadline for short paper submissions: April 1 (shared task)
Notification of acceptance for regular papers:  April 1
Deadline for camera-ready papers:  April 10

Organisation Committee:

Rada Mihalcea, University of North Texas
Ted Pedersen, University of Minnesota, Duluth

Program Committee:

Lars Ahrenberg, Linkoping University
Nicoletta Calzolari, University of Pisa
Tim Chklovski, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mona Diab, University of Maryland
Ulrich Germann, Information Sciences Institute
Daniel Gildea, University of Pennsylvania
Maria das Gracas Volpe Nunes, University of Sao Paulo
Nancy Ide, Vassar College
Lucia Helena Machado Rino, Federal University of Sao Carlos
Eduard Hovy, University of Southern California / Information Sciences
Philippe Langlais, University of Montreal
Elliot Macklovitch, University of Montreal
Daniel Marcu, University of Southern California / Information Sciences
Dan Melamed, New York University
Magnus Merkel, Linkoping University
Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton
Hermann Ney, RWTH Aachen
Franz Och, Information Sciences Institute
Kemal Oflazer, Sabanci University
Kishore Papineni, IBM
Jessie Pinkham, Microsoft Research
Andrei Popescu-Belis, ISSCO/TIM/ETI University of Geneva
Florence Reeder, MITRE
Philip Resnik, University of Maryland
Antonio Ribeiro, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy
Michel Simard, University of Montreal
Harold Somers, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
Arturo Trujillo, Canon Research Centre Europe
Jean Veronis, University of Provence
Clare Voss, Army Research Lab
Yorick Wilks, University of Sheffield

-------------------------------- Message 2 -------------------------------

Date:  Tue, 04 Feb 2003 16:52:33 +0100
From:  Beatrice Daille <Beatrice.Daille at irin.univ-nantes.fr>
Subject:  Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles, France

                            TALN 2003
           Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles

                      Batz-sur-Mer (44) - France
                           June 11-14 2003

organised by IRIN, Université de Nantes in collaboration with the
laboratories ACIDORE and VALORIA of the Université de Bretagne and
IRISA, INRIA Rennes and under the aegis of ATALA (French Association
for Computational Linguistics).

mailto:taln2003 at irin.univ-nantes.fr

********** TALN 2003: LAST CALL FOR PAPERS **********

- --> NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, February 14th 2003 <----

The 10th annual conference TALN 2003 will be held at Batz-sur-Mer (44)
France on June 11 - 14 2003, organized by IRIN (Computer Sciences
Institute of University of Nantes) in collaboration with the
laboratories ACIDORE and VALORIA of the University of Bretagne-Sud and
IRISA, INRIA, Rennes and under the aegis of ATALA (French Association
for Computational Linguistics).

TALN 2003 is organized under the aegis of ATALA (French Association
for Computational Linguistics) and will be held jointly with the young
researcher conference RECITAL 2003.  The conference includes paper
presentations, invited speakers, tutorials and software

The official conference languages are French and English.

********** TOPICS **********

Papers are invited in all areas of NLP, including (but not limited to):
   logical, symbolic and statistical approaches

TALN 2003 also invites contributions in fields for which NLP plays an
important role, as long as these contributions emphasize their NLP
   text processing
   knowledge acquisition
   information extraction
   information retrievial
   corpus-based linguistics
   mathematical linguistics
   management and acquisition of linguistic resources
   computer assisted learning
   NLP tools for linguistic modelization

TALN 2003 also welcomes submissions focusing on NLP applications that
have been implemented, tested and evaluated and emphasizing the
scientific aspects and conclusions drawn.
Software demonstrations can be proposed, either independently or in
connection with a paper proposal. Specific sessions for the demos will
be scheduled in the conference.

********** CALENDAR **********

- --> NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, February 14th 2003 <----
Notification to authors: April 7th 2003
Final version due (camera-ready): April 30th 2003
Conference: June 11-14, 2003

********** SUBMISSION PROCEDURE **********

The maximum length for papers is 10 pages, in Times 12, single spaced,
including figures, examples and references.

Electronic submissions must reach the organizing committee before
February, 7th 2003, sent to: taln2003@@irin.univ-nantes.fr

If electronic submission is not possible, 3 hard-copies of the paper
must reach the organizing committee at the following address:

TALN 2003
Béatrice Daille
2, rue de la Houssinière
BP 92208
F-44322 NANTES Cedex 3

********** FORMAT FOR SUBMISSIONS **********

Authors should send their submission as a file attached to an e-mail
(rtf, ps or pdf files, A4 format and not US Letter format), containing
the following informations: submission title and author's names.
The formats that MUST be used are available on the Conference web site:

********** SELECTION CRITERIA **********

Authors are invited to submit original, previously unpublished work.
Submissions will be reviewed by at least 2 specialists of the domain.
Decisions will be based on the following criteria :
   Importance and originality of the paper
   Accuracy of the scientific and technical content
   Comparison of the results obtained with other relevant work
   Layout and clarity of the paper
   Relevance to the topics of the conference

Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference.

********** DEMOS AND POSTERS **********

One or two specific sessions for the demos and the posters (85 x 120
cm)  will be scheduled in the conference.
The demo or poster submissions accord to the same rules of paper
submission, BUT they should not exceed 6 pages.

********** TALKS **********

Papers should be of 20 minutes duration. 10 minutes will be left for
It will be possible to use a overhead projector or a video-projector.

********* PROCEEDINGS **********

The conference proceedings will be given to all participants.

The editorial board of the international journal "Traitement Automatique
des Langues" (TAL) will select two papers for

**********  PROGRAMME COMMITTEE  **********

(the program committee will be supervised by a broad reviewing

Jean-Yves Antoine, VALORIA, Université de Bretagne Sud
Philippe Blache, LPL-CNRS Aix en Provence
Christian Boitet, CLIPS-GETA Université de Grenoble
Béatrice Daille, IRIN, Université de Nantes (Présidente)
Alexandre Dikovsky, IRIN, Université de Nantes
Brigitte Grau,  CNRS-LIMSI, Paris
Pierre Isabelle, Xerox
Daniel Kayser, LIPN, Université de Paris-Nord
Philippe Langlais, RALI/DIRO, Université de Montréal
Dominique Laurent, Synapse Toulouse
Denis Maurel, LI Université de Tours
Jean-Marie Pierrel, ATILF & LORIA ? UHP Nancy 1
Martin Rajman, EPFL Lausanne
Pascale Sebillot, IRISA
Jean Veronis, DELIC Université de Provence
Leo Wanner, Université de Stuttgart
François Yvon,  ENST
Pierre Zweigenbaum, DIAM Paris


Jean-Pierre Angoujard (AAI/Université de Nantes)
Jean-Yves Antoine (VALORIA/Université de Bretagne-Sud)
Denis Bechet (IRISA)
Béatrice Daille (IRIN/Université de Nantes)
Alexande Dikovsky (IRIN/Université de Nantes)
Chantal Enguehard (IRIN/Université de Nantes)
Fabrice Even (IRIN/Université de Nantes)
Annie Foret (IRISA/Université de Rennes 1)
Nordine Fourour (IRIN/Université de Nantes)
Olga Galatanu (CALD/Université de Nantes)
Jérome Goulian (VALORIA/Université de Bretagne-Sud)
Erwan Moreau (IRIN/Université de Nantes)
Emmanuel Morin (IRIN/Université de Nantes)
Freddy Perraud (IRIN/Université de Nantes)
Frank Poirier (VALORIA/Université de Bretagne-Sud)
Igor Schadle (VALORIA/Université de Bretagne-Sud)
Pascale Sébillot (IRISA/Université de Rennes 1)
Annie Tartier (IRIN/Université de Nantes)
Geoffrey Williams (ACIDORE/Université de Bretagne-Sud)

IRIN, 2 rue de la houssinière, BP 92208, 44322 Nantes Cedex 3
tel +33 (0)2 51 12 58 39 / fax +33 (0)2 51 12 58 12
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