Appel: NLPRS'99

Philippe Blache pb at
Thu Mar 11 17:31:48 UTC 1999

From:  "nlprs99" <nlprs99 at>
Subject:  CFP for NLPRS99

                    SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

    5th Natural Language Processing Pacific Rim Symposium

                        Beijing, China
                      November 5-7, 1999

                   "Closing the Millennium"

NLPRS has contributed to the promotion and circulation of research
efforts in Computational Linguistics and related subjects, primarily
among scholars in the Pacific Rim area.  As the NLPRS culminating
a millennium, NLPRS-99 would like to invite more scholars than ever
before, including those beyond the Pacific boundaries, covering
topics of all related areas, in order to create a memorable occasion
before the next century. The papers must be original and address
unpublished work on all aspects of Computational Linguistics.


The conference papers may represent technical works in all areas of
computational linguistics. The following categories are illustrative only.
Do not hesitate to send your papers even if you think that the area of your
paper is not exactly covered by the categories below.

    General Categories
        anaphora resolution
        lexical semantics
        machine translation
        bilingual alignment
        statistical parsing

    Linguistic Data
        lexical acquisition
        corpus analysis

        applied NLP systems
        parallel implementations

    Thematic topics
        millennium view/experiences from large projects


NLPRS is considering organizing a millennium session and a panel
discussion on the issues and thoughts of what we have achieved and
what we may achieve over the fifty years of Computational Linguistics.
For instance, historical landmarks with positive influence on the
solutions of linguistic issues may need to be reinterpreted.  What
would be the implication of achievements so far?  On this topic,
NLPRS would like to encourage the submission of related papers.
In particular, government officials and scholars who created,
funded, and managed large-scale NLP projects are strongly urged
to join this panel discussion. The panel meeting will provide a
timely occasion to discuss successes and failures of large projects.

Those who wish to join the panel discussion on the topics stated
above are kindly requested to compile an email application with
a brief note of the opinion statement to the following address.

   yshan at


One of the key terms opening the next century will be the Internet.
Linguistic ideas may need to be recast into internet primitives.
NLPRS99 plans to organize a session devoted to related themes;
papers addressing the following themes are welcome:

    - internet applications of NLP systems:
      computational models as well as case studies
    - general topics on group works:
      linguistic or non linguistic algorithms that foster group


Huang, Changning      Tsinghua University, China



Cao, Youqi            Chinese Information Processing Society of China, China



Choi, Key-Sun         KAIST, Korea


Yu, Shiwen            Peking University, China
Han, Young S.         Suwon University, Korea


Ananiadou, Sofia      European Media Laboratory, Germany
Boitet, Christian     CLIPS-GETA, France
Bond, Francis         NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Japan
Chen, Keh-Jiann       Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Church, Kenneth W.    AT&T Labs, USA
Dale, Robert          Microsoft Research Institute, USA
Dong, Zhendong        China Information Processing Society, China
Estival, Dominique    Syrinx Speech Systems, Australia
Hasida, Koiti         Electrotechnical Lab, Japan
Hausser, Roland       University of Erlangen, Gemany
Hideki, Kashioka      ATR, Japan
Hovy, Eduard          USC Information Sciences Institute, USA
Huang, Chu-Ren        Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Isahara, Hitoshi      Communications Research Laboratory, Japan
Joshi, Aravind K.     University of Pennsylvania, USA
Kando, Noriko         NACSIS, Japan
Kikui, Gen-ichiro     NTT Information and Communication Systems Laboratories,
Kim, Yeunbae          NHK, Japan
Kurohashi, Sadao      Kyoto University, Japan
Kwon, Hyuk-Chul       Pusan National University, Korea
Lee, Jong-Hyeok       Pohang University, Korea
Leong, Munkew         Kent Ridge Digital Labs, Singapore
Li, Sheng             Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Lua, Kim-Teng         National University of Singapore, Singapore
Meknavin Surapan      NECTEC, Thailand
Mitkov, Ruslan        University of Wolverhampton, UK
Myaeng, Sung Hyon     Chungnam National University, Korea
Nishino, Fumihito     Fujitsu Labs, Japan
Niwa, Yoshiki         ARL Hitachi, Japan
Park, Seyoung         ETRI, Korea
Rim, Hae-Chang        Korea University, Korea
Sangal, Rajeev        Indian Institute of Information Technology, India
Seo, Jungyun          Sogang University, Korea
Su, Keh-Yih           Behavior Design Corporation, Taiwan
Takeda, Koichi        IBM Tokyo Labs, Japan
Tokunaga, Takenobu    Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Tsujii, Jun'ichi      University of Tokyo, Japan
T'sou, Benjamin K.    City University of Hong Kong
Uszkoreit, Hans       University of Saarbruecken, Germany
Utsuro, Takehito      Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Wu, Dekai             HKUST Human Language Technology Center, Hong Kong
Wuwongse, Vilas       Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Yao, Tian-Shun        Northeastern University, China
Yoshimura, Kenji      Fukuoka University,Japan
Yusoff, Zaharin       University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Zhang, Pu             Beijing Language & Culture University, China
Zhou, Ming            Tsinghua University, China
Zock, Michael         Langage & Cognition LIMSI-CNRS, France


Papers should describe unique and completed work.  When submitting
papers, authors must specify the category of the presentation: regular
paper, project paper, or poster paper.  If a regular paper is intended
for the thematic sessions, the author is asked to indicate so by
choosing one of the two themes: millennium session or internet session.
In particular if the paper is intended for the millennium session, the
paper may length more than 3000 words constraints.


Papers should not contain more than 3200 words except millennium papers.
The title page must contain the title of the paper, author information,
paper length in words, the thematic session (if appropriate), and up to
5 keywords. The main pages should not contain the author information.
Four hard copies of the original paper must be sent directly to the
following address :

   NLPRS-99 Submission
   Prof. Key-Sun Choi
   Department of Computer Science
   KAIST(Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
   373-1 Kusong-dong Yusong-gu
   Taejon 305-701 Korea
   TEL +82-42-869-3565
   FAX +82-42-867-3565

Hard copy submissions are strongly recommended, but for the authors
who cannot make hard copy submissions, the file format must be readily
browsable and printable in ps, html, or pdf.  Electronic submissions
should be made to the following address:

   nlprs99 at


  Paper Submissions Deadline         June  1, 1999
  Notification of acceptance         August 1, 1999
  Camera ready paper                 September 1, 1999

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