Livre: New series in Natural Language Processing

Pierre Zweigenbaum pz at
Fri Mar 26 17:28:05 UTC 1999

Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999 13:04:20 +0000
From: Ruslan Mitkov <R.Mitkov at>
Message-Id: <4.1.19990326130056.00abb7e0 at>

Apologies for multiple copies!

New series in Natural Language Processing

Call for Proposals

John Benjamins Publishers is launching a new book series
on Natural Language Processing as a timely response to the
growing demand for NLP literature. Three general types of
books will be published:

Monographs - featuring (i) original leading edge research
or (ii) surveys of the state-of-the art of specific NL
tasks or applications.

Collections  (i) books focusing on a particular NLP area
(e.g. emerging from successful NLP workshops or as a
result of editors' calls for papers) or (ii) books which
include papers covering a wide range of topics (e.g.
emerging from competitive NLP conferences or as a result
of proposals for books of the type “Reading In NLP”).

Course books  (i) general NLP course books or (ii) course
books on a particular key area of NLP (e.g. Speech
Processing, Computational Syntax/Parsing).

Authors will be encouraged to append supplementary
materials such as demonstration programs, NLP software,
corpora etc. and to indicate web-sites, computational
language resources etc. where appropriate.

This call invites proposals from potential authors of the
types of books described above.


The scope of the new series will be maximally
comprehensive ranging from theoretical Computational
Linguistics topics (Computational Syntax, Computational
Semantics etc.) to highly practical Language Technology
topics (speech recognition, information extraction,
information retrieval etc.). The new series will cover
both written language and speech; it will welcome works
covering (but not limited to) areas such as: phonology,
morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse, pragmatics,
dialogue, text understanding and generation, machine
translation, machine-aided translation, translation aids
and tools, corpus-based language processing; written and
spoken natural language interfaces, knowledge
acquisition, information extraction, text summarisation,
text classification, computer-aided language learning,
language resources.

New results in NLP based on modern alternative theories
and methodologies as opposed to the mainstream techniques
of symbolic NLP such as analogy-based, statistical,
connections as well as hybrid and multimedia approaches,
will be also welcome.

The series will pay special attention to current “hot
topics” such as multilingual NLP, evaluation and speech.

Editor/Advisory board

The new series' editor is Ruslan Mitkov (University of
Wolverhampton) and the advisory board of the series

 - Christian Boitet (University of Grenoble)
 - John Carroll (University of Sussex, Brighton)
 - Eugene Charniak (Brown University, Providence)
 - Ed Hovy (Information Sciences Institute, USC)
 - Richard Kittredge (University of Montreal)
 - Geoffrey Leech (Lancaster University)
 - Carlos Martin-Vide (Rovira i Virgili Un., Tarragona)
 - Andrei Mikheev (Harlequin Co. & Univ. of Edinburgh)
 - John Nerbonne (University of Groningen)
 - Nicolas Nicolov (University of Sussex, Brighton)
 - Kemal Oflazer (Bilkent University)
 - Allan Ramsey (UMIST, Manchester)
 - Monique Rolbert (Universite de Marseille)
 - Richard Sproat (AT&T Labs  Research, Florham Park)
 - Keh-Yih Su (National Tsing Hua University, Taipei)
 - Isabelle Trancoso (INESC, Lisbon)
 - Benjamin Tsou (City University of Hong Kong)
 - Jun-ichi Tsujii (University of Tokyo)
 - Evelyne Tzoukermann (Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill)
 - Yorick Wilks (University of Sheffield)

The managing editor at John Benjamins is Kees Vaes
(Email kees.vaes at

Submission of proposals

Interested authors should submit proposals by email (plain
text or postscript files) to the series editor:

Prof. Ruslan Mitkov
School of Languages and European Studies
University of Wolverhampton
Stafford St.
Wolverhampton WV1 1SB
United Kingdom
Telephone (44-1902) 322471
Fax (44-1902) 322739
Email R.Mitkov at

The proposals should include an outline of the book (1-2
pages), a preliminary table of contents, the target
readership, related publications, how the book will
differ from other similar books in the area (if
applicable), time-scale and information about the
prospective author (relevant experience in the field,
publications etc.).

Each proposal will be reviewed by members of the advisory
board or additional reviewers.

More information

More information on the new series will be available in
due course at
Information on the new series is also available at John Benjamins'
web site (new projects).

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