Appel: NLDB'2000

Philippe Blache pb at
Tue Dec 21 11:11:51 UTC 1999

From: Odile.Piton at (Odile Piton)

C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S  (deadline March 12th,2000)
                               N L D B ' 2 0 0 0
5th International Conference on
Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems
Versailles (France), June 28-30, 2000

Since 1995 the NLDB conference aims at bringing together researchers,
industrial and potential users interested in various applications of
NATURAL LANGUAGE in the DATABASE and information systems field.

The integration of databases and natural language has been an utopia for
a long time. Nowadays, this is an accessible convergent point on which a
lot of researchers are focusing, mainly due to the large progress of
research in natural language and to the development of new technologies
allow the storage of real semantic electronic dictionaries. Each aspect
of an information system life cycle may be improved by natural language
techniques: database design (specification, validation, conflict
database query languages and application programming that use new
software engineering
research (e.g. natural language program specifications). As information
systems are now evolving into the communication area, the term databases
be considered in the broader sense of information and communication

SETTING: Versailles is an historical city famous for its palace and
gardens. Half an hour separates Versailles from Paris which is one of
the most charming
cities in the world.


* Natural Language for WEB Databases

     Semantic information retrieval
     Semi-structured models and associated languages

* Natural Language Resources for Integration in Multi-Sources Systems

     Linguistic aspects of view integration
     Linguistic aspects of data warehouse
     Natural language queries to multi-databases systems
     Data integration and data cleaning

* Natural Language in Conceptual Modeling

     Requirement engineering
     Analysis of natural language descriptions
     Verification, consistency checking
     Dynamic modeling

* Natural Language Interfaces for Data Base Querying

     Natural languages interfaces for database querying
     Verification of database queries by paraphrasing
     Semantic analysis for information retrieval

* Hypertext and Hyperbases

     Hypertext as a navigation tool
     Generating hypertext from data sources

* Large-Scale Online Linguistic Resources

     Question-answer corpora
     Electronic dictionaries

* Natural Language for Reuse

     Application dictionaries
     Reusable components in database design

* Textual Databases


* Multilingual Issues

     Machine translation
     Multilingual information systems


The organizers would like to provide for opportunities to disseminate
work in a variety of ways. Those interested in preparing tutorials or
panel discussions
are invited to contact the program chair.

Demonstrations of prototypes or tools are also welcome.

Previous conferences have been held in Versailles (France), Amsterdam
(The Netherlands), Vancouver (Canada) and Klagenfurt (Austria), and have
attracted researchers from all the continents. In addition to a
conference proceedings, selected papers have in the past been submitted
for review and
publication in special editions of the Journal of Data and Knowledge

CONFERENCE CHAIR : Mokrane Bouzeghoub, Université de Versailles, France


chair: Elisabeth Metais, Université de Versailles, France
Alfs T. Berztiss, University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A.
Mokrane Bouzeghoub, PRiSM, Université de Versailles, France
Hans Burg, Ordina Alignment Consulting, The Netherlands
Isabelle Comyn-Wattiau, Université de Cergy, France
Günther Fliedl, Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Nicola Guarino, CNR, Padova, Italy
Jon Atle Gulla, Borvegian Institute of Technology, Norway
Udo Hahn, Freiburg University, Germany
Paul Johannesson, Stockholm University, Sweden
Zoubida Kedad, PRiSM, Université de Versailles, France
Christian Kop, Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Paul McFetridge, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Henrich Mayr, Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Ana Maria Moreno, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Odile Piton, Université de Paris 1, France
Reind van de Riet, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ans Steuten, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Veda Storey, Rochester University, Canada
Bernhard Thalheim, University of Cottbus, Germany
Roland Wagner, University of Linz, Austria
Werner Winiwarter, University of Vienna, Austria
Christian Winkler, Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Stanislaw Wrycza, University of Gdansk, Poland


chair: Zoubida Kedad, Université de Versailles, France
Chantal Ducoin, Université de Versailles, France
Paul Schmidt, IAI, Germany


To contribute, please submit 4 copies of a paper which does not exceed
5000 words, including a short abstract, to the program committee chair :
Elisabeth Metais
laboratoire PRiSM
45 avenue des Etats-Unis
F-78035 Versailles
Elisabeth.Metais at
phone: +33 (0) 1 39 25 40 53
fax: +33 (0) 1 39 25 40 57

Notification of acceptance: April 15th, 2000
Camera-ready paper: May 8th, 2000

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