Appel: Comlex'2000

Philippe Blache pb at
Mon Mar 13 09:14:18 UTC 2000

From: Jean Veronis <Jean.Veronis at>

                        First Call for Papers

Workshop on


22-23 September 2000
Patras, Greece

Organized by WCL, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Patras, Greece.

Supported by ISCA (International Speech Communication Association)
and ELSNET (European Network in Language and Speech)

The aim of this workshop is to present the state of the art in corpus
based monolingual and multilingual lexicography (corpora creation,
methods and tools for lexical knowledge extraction, knowledge
representation, etc.) and the integration of various modalities
(textual, spoken, visual) in electronic dictionaries. In particular
the workshop aims at the presentation of current work and results of
national and international projects related to the workshop's

The scientific program will include several invited lectures as well
as submitted paper presentations. Submitted papers will be published
in a volume of Proceedings available at the workshop.

Electronic corpora for lexicography
Methods and tools for corpus based lexicography
Acquisition and reusability of lexicography resources
Annotation of lexicography resources
Evaluation and validation of lexicography resources
Lexical knowledge representation
Treatment of morphology and polysemy
Recognition of lexical units in text
Monolingual and multilingual lexicography
Integration of various modalities in electronic dictionaries
Multimedia information retrieval
Speech synthesis/recognition for multimedia dictionaries
Encyclopedic dictionaries
Specialized dictionaries (language teaching, NLP-applications, etc)
Internet based dictionaries
Other subjects related to the workshop

The workshop will be held at the conference center of the University
of Patras, Greece. Patras is located on the west coast of Greece,
200 km from Athens. It is the principal seaport linking the country
with Italy and the commercial and cultural center of Western Greece.
Apart from its beautiful landscape, Patras is close to the famous
archeological sites of Olympia, Delphi and Corinth.

Anastassiadi-Simeonidi Anna (University of Thessaloniki)
Caragiannis George (Technical University of Athens)
Christodoulakis Dimitris (University of Patras)
Dermatas Evangelos (University of Patras)
Fakotakis Nikos  (University of Patras)
Faloutsos Cristos (Carnegie Mellon University)
Gibbon Dafydd (Universit"at Bielefeld)
Kalamboukis Theodore(Athens University of Economics and Business)
King Philip (University of Birmingham)
Kokkinakis George (University of Patras)
Kontos John (Athens University of Economics and Business)
Potapova Rodmonga (Moscow State Linguistic University)
Spyropoulos Konstantinos (Research Centre "Democritos" Athens)
Tsoutsoura Maria (Ionian University)
Veronis Jean (Universite de Provence)
Zampolli Antonio (University of Pisa)


Cristos Faloutsos,
Computer Science Department,
Carnegie Mellon University.
             "Multimedia Information Retrieval"

Dafydd Gibbon
Fakulta t  fur Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft,
Universitat Bielefeld.
             "Progress in Computational Lexicography"

Jean Veronis,
Centre Informatique pour les Lettres et Science Humaines,
Universite de Provence
             "Building dictionaries from knowledge bases"

Antonio Zampolli
Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale del CNR, Pisa.
            "Electronic corpora for lexicography"

Abstracts of original not elsewhere published papers may be submitted
either by post (three copies) or preferably by e-mail in ASCII format
only. Submissions should be typed or printed on one side of the paper
only, with ample margins. They should not exceed two A4 pages
(including figures and references). All abstracts will be refereed by
the Scientific Committee. Submission of an abstract implies a
commitment to present the paper if accepted.

All submissions should begin with the following information:
Title:           title of paper
Author(s):       names of author(s)
Affiliation:     of author(s)
Contact address: full postal address

E-mail:          electronic mail address of main author (for
                 contact), followed by other authors (if any)

Fax number:      of main author
Phone number:    of main author

Electronic submissions should be sent to:
     dermatas at
with the subject line "<Author's surname> Submission for COMLEX2000"

Submissions by post should be addressed to:
     George Kokkinakis,
     Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering,
     University of Patras
     26500, Patras, Greece

Submission of abstracts:         June 15, 2000
Notification of acceptance:      July 1, 2000
Camera-ready paper due:          August 1, 2000
Advance registration:            July 10, 2000
Late registration:               September 1, 2000
Workshop:                        September 22, 2000

The official language of the workshop will be English.

Several hotels are situated on the beach of Rion near the venue.
Accommodation service will be provided.

Registration fees will be around 150 EURO with special
prices for students and a 10% early registration discount. Fees
include welcome reception, two meals, banquet, and coffee breaks.


George Kokkinakis (chair),
WCL, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering,
University of Patras.

Nikos Fakotakis (vice chair),
WCL, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering,
University of Patras.

Evangelos Dermatas (secretary),
WCL, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering,
University of Patras.

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