Philippe Blache pb at
Fri May 19 08:08:36 UTC 2000

From: yarowsky at (David Yarowsky)

                              CALL FOR PAPERS

                             VERY LARGE CORPORA

   Sponsored by SIGDAT (ACL's Special Interest Group for Linguistic Data
                    and Corpus-based Approaches to NLP)

                             October 7-8, 2000
               Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

                            In conjunction with
                  ACL-2000: The 38th Annual Meeting of the
                 Association for Computational Linguistics

   This conference aims to bring together academic researchers and
   industrial practitioners to discuss empirical and corpus-based natural
   language processing through technical paper sessions, invited talks,
   and panel discussions. Topics of interest include (but are not
   limited to):

     * statistical parsing
     * language and dialog models
     * machine translation
     * information retrieval
     * information extraction
     * comparative evaluation of empirical vs. rule- and knowledge-based
     * lexical acquisition
     * statistical language understanding
     * phrase identification
     * noun phrase coreference
     * question answering
     * word sense disambiguation
     * word and term segmentation and extraction
     * alignment
     * bilingual lexicon extraction
     * text categorization

   This year, we are especially interested in papers discussing these
   topics in the context of web-oriented applications.



   Submissions are limited to original, unpublished and empirically
   evaluated work. Reviewing of papers will be blind. Electronic
   submissions are required; author instructions, stylesheets and
   a web-based submissions interface may be found at Submitted papers should conform to
   the colacl.sty style file (or the provided MSWord equivalent) for final
   2-column format, with the exception that name, affiliation and address
   should be replaced with 'XXX'. Full paper-length submissions are
   strongly encouraged, and should not exceed 9 pages in specified format.
   Submissions must be received on or before June 26, 2000.


   Important Dates:
   June 26  Submission of full-length paper
   July 28  Acceptance notice
   August 29  Camera-ready paper due
   October 7-8  Conference date


   Program Chair:    Hinrich Schuetze, GroupFire (hinrich at
   Program Co-Chair: Keh-Yih Su, Behavior Design Corp. (kysu at

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