14.447, Calls: Multilingual Grammar/Machine Translation

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Subject: 14.447, Calls: Multilingual Grammar/Machine Translation

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1)
Date:  Thu, 13 Feb 2003 12:51:04 +0000
From:  fouvry at coli.uni-sb.de
Subject:  Multilingual Grammar Development, Austria

2)
Date:  Thu, 13 Feb 2003 16:05:17 +0000
From:  webmaster at amtaweb.org
Subject:  Machine Translation Summit, LA USA

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

Date:  Thu, 13 Feb 2003 12:51:04 +0000
From:  fouvry at coli.uni-sb.de
Subject:  Multilingual Grammar Development, Austria


Ideas and Strategies for Multilingual Grammar Development

Location: Vienna, Austria
Date: 25-Aug-2003 - 29-Aug-2003
Call Deadline: 14-Mar-2003

Contact Person: Melanie Siegel
Meeting Email: siegel at dfki.de
Linguistic Subfield(s): Computational Linguistics

This is a session of the following conference:
15th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information

Meeting Description:

In this workshop at the 2003 European Summer School in Logic,
Language, and Information (ESSLLI2003) in Vienna, participants will
address the issue of building a methodology for parallel grammar
development in linguistically rich frameworks. This methodology should
guide the definitions of common formats, procedures, development
tools, grammar components, and documentation practice, as well as
standardized evaluation methods.

CALL FOR PAPERS

			   ESSLLI Workshop
			 25 to 29 August 2003

      Ideas and Strategies for Multilingual Grammar Development

	Taking place during ESSLLI 2003 (18-29 August), Vienna
		    http://www.logic.at/esslli03/

     Workshop Website: http://www.dfki.uni-sb.de/~siegel/esslli/

Many broad-coverage grammars have been developed over the past decade
that represent deep linguistic analysis in several frameworks,
including Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG),
Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG), and Lexicalized Tree Adjoining
Grammar (LTAG). In HPSG, for example, there are extensive grammars for
English, German and Japanese. Although these are couched in the same
framework, they were developed more or less independently of each
other, and are not sufficiently documented.  (Exceptions to this are
Müller (1999) and Alshawi (1992) and Butt et aliae (1999)).
Recently, however, efforts have begun to parallelize the grammar
development process across languages.

In this workshop at the 2003 European Summer School in Logic,
Language, and Information (ESSLLI2003) in Vienna, participants will
address the issue of building a methodology for parallel grammar
development in linguistically rich frameworks. This methodology should
guide the definitions of common formats, procedures, development
tools, grammar components, and documentation practice, as well as
standardized evaluation methods.

Topics of the workshop include:

- Methodology for multilingual, broad-coverage, deep grammar
  development within linguistically rich frameworks such as those
  using unification-based grammars. Such approaches may include
  grammar templates, external specifications, or other tactics.

- Guidelines for grammar writers either in the initial stages of
  development or as long-term best practices.

- Organization of a grammar in layered, reusable structures.

- Strategies for adapting existing resources such as taggers or
  morphological analyzers.

The workshop will be held during the second week of ESSLLI2003, 25-29
August 2003, with each of the five sessions allowing for the
presentation of three 20-minute papers followed by discussion.

Submission details:

Abstracts of not more than four pages on any of the above topics are
due by Friday, 14 March 2003 with electronic submission in either
PostScript or PDF format, to multigram at coli.uni-sb.de.

Reviewing will be done anonymously, and the final program will be
determined by the workshop organizers based on these reviews. Authors
will be advised of the results by Monday, 5 May 2003. Full papers to
be included in the workshop proceedings will be due by Saturday, 24
May 2003.

Please note that all workshop participants including presenters must
register for ESSLLI2003. Reduced registration fees apply to authors of
accepted papers.


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

Date:  Thu, 13 Feb 2003 16:05:17 +0000
From:  webmaster at amtaweb.org
Subject:  Machine Translation Summit, LA USA


9th Machine Translation Summit

Short Title: MT Summit
Location: New Orleans, United States of America
Date: 23-SEP-03 - 28-SEP-03

Call Deadline: 21-Mar-2003

Web Site: http://www.mt-summit.org
Contact Person: Elliott Macklovitch
Meeting Email: mtix at iro.umontreal.ca
Linguistic Subfield(s): Computational Linguistics

	
Meeting Description:

The ninth Machine Translation Summit, organized by the International
Association for Machine Translation (IAMT) and hosted by the
Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA), will
be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, from 23 to 28 September 2003. We
invite all those with an interest in translation automation --
researchers, developers, translation service providers, users, or
managers -- to participate in the conference. There are three
categories of submissions, each with its own requirements; see the
Conference Website for details.

Submissions should be emailed to the Program Chair by May 11, 2003:
mtix at iro.umontreal.ca

		*** Call for Workshop Proposals ***
                        *** MT Summit IX  ***
                       *** New Orleans, LA, USA
                       *** September 23-28, 2003
                  Website: http://www.mt-summit.org/

Proposals for workshops are now being solicited on topics of direct
interest and impact for MT researchers, developers, vendors or users
of MT technologies. Workshops should bring together groups of people
involved in a specific problem area of machine translation, to advance
the state of the art in that area.

Workshops will be held on Saturday 27th September, and will normally
last a whole day (approx. 7 hours). Workshops can take a variety of
forms, including refereed and invited papers, or other
activities. Proposers will be asked to issue their own ''Call for
Papers'', and to maintain a web site giving information about the
submission procedure and, later on, the full programme. Working
language of the workshops will normally be English; however, it is
acceptable to have a second (or alternative) working language if this
is appropriate to the theme of the workshop. This should be stated
clearly on the proposal.

Submissions should be made to the Workshop Chair (e-mail:
Harold.Somers at umist.ac.uk) by March 21st. They should include the
theme and goal of the workshop, the planned activities, a calendar of
deadlines for submission, notification and, if appropriate,
camera-ready copy (we advise that you follow the submission dates for
the main conference), and an estimate of the number of participants.


Important Dates
21 March 2003 Deadline for Workshop proposals
31 March 2003 Notification of acceptance of proposal
11 May 2003 Main conference paper submission deadline
30 June 2003 Main conference paper notification
31 July 2003 Main conference camera-ready copy deadline

For general conference information and further details as it becomes
available, visit the MT Summit web site
http://www.mt-summit.org/.			

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