14.662, Calls: Celtic Ling/Building and Using Parallel Texts

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Subject: 14.662, Calls: Celtic Ling/Building and Using Parallel Texts

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Date:  Tue, 4 Mar 2003 11:04:24 +0000 (GMT)
From:  Borsley R D <rborsley at essex.ac.uk>
Subject:  4th Celtic Linguistics Conference

Date:  Fri, 7 Mar 2003 17:05:29 EST
From:  Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse at cs.rutgers.edu>
Subject:  Building and Using Parallel Texts

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

Date:  Tue, 4 Mar 2003 11:04:24 +0000 (GMT)
From:  Borsley R D <rborsley at essex.ac.uk>
Subject:  4th Celtic Linguistics Conference

Selwyn College
University of Cambridge, UK
1-3 September, 2003


The 4th Celtic Linguistics Conference will take place on 1-3 September
2003 at Selwyn College, University of Cambridge, UK.

The invited speakers will be:

Maire Ni Chiosain (University College, Dublin),

Jim McCloskey (University of California, Santa Cruz),

Erich Poppe (Philipps University, Marburg),

Alain Rouveret (Universit Paris VII),

Abstracts are solicited for 30 minute presentations (followed by 10
minutes of discussion) in any area of Celtic linguistics.


We invite submissions of abstracts, to consist of three parts

1) A one page abstract with your name and affiliation
2) An anonymous version of the abstract without your name and affiliation
3) a separate information page in plain text format, containing
   - author name(s)
   - affiliation(s)
   - e-mail and postal address(es)
   - title of paper

These should be sent as pdf, ps files or as hard copies. In the latter
case you should send 5 copies of the anonymous version of the abstract.

E-mail submissions should be sent to:

David Willis (dwew2 at cam.ac.uk)

Hard-copy submissions should be sent to:

David Willis
Dept. of Linguistics
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge

All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously, so authors are asked to avoid
obvious self-references in their abstracts.


  1 April 2003


  1 May 2003


David Willis
Bob Borsley
Ian Roberts
Louisa Sadler

Website: http://privatewww.essex.ac.uk/~louisa/celtic/clc4.html

Prof. Robert D. Borsley
Department of Language and Linguistics
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park

rborsley at essex.ac.uk
tel: +44 1206 873762
fax: +44 1206 872198

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

Date:  Fri, 7 Mar 2003 17:05:29 EST
From:  Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse at cs.rutgers.edu>
Subject:  Building and Using Parallel Texts

         Notice the March 10 Deadline for regular papers submissions!

                          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, 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
- 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
- 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 and 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
Grace Ngai, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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
Arturo Trujillo, Canon Research Centre Europe
Jean Veronis, University of Provence
Clare Voss, Army Research Lab
Dan Tufis, RACAI Romania
Yorick Wilks, University of Sheffield

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