Appel: Acquiring, Structuring and Evaluating Terminologies (TermAcq 2002)

Alexis Nasr alexis.nasr at LINGUIST.JUSSIEU.FR
Thu Jan 24 17:12:42 UTC 2002


Call for Papers

Acquiring, Structuring and Evaluating Terminologies (TermAcq 2002)

28th May 2002

Workshop held in conjunction with the LREC 2002 conference
Las Palmas, Canary Islands - Spain


Workshop motivation and aims

Among other Language Resources,  terminologies play a major role since
large  ranges of  industrial applications  in an  IST  context require

Until  recently,   the  priority  was  to   make  terminological  data
describing the  main scientific and technological  fields available in
sufficient   quantities   in   machine-readable   form.   Hence,   the
quantitative   criterion   used    to   prevail   over   the   quality
issues. Understandably, Human  Language Technologies had to experience
the complexity of collecting and building monolingual and multilingual
LR before shifting from that earlier priority.

On the  other hand,  HLT had to  build NLP  tools mature enough  to be
worth    integrating   in    language   and    knowledge   engineering
methods. Research in computational  terminology, first focused on term
identification and extraction, is  now also concerned with structuring
the  lists  of  terms  into terminological  networks.   Experience  in
building  LR and  the availability  of terminological  tools  makes it
possible to reconsider the whole process of LR building.

These  tools have  become mature  enough  to be  worth integrating  in
language and knowledge engineering methods. Available results now call
for discussion  with respect to  the question of  evaluating resources
and for comparison with results obtained with different approaches.

This  half-day  session  aims at  drawing  an overall  picture of  the
results  and  remaining  issues  dealing  with the  whole  process  of
terminology acquisition and its evaluation.

Discussions will be favored among the participants. This workshop will
provide  an  opportunity  to  meet  and  discuss  with  various  other
"players" in the field.

Topics of interest

Technical  and theoretical  issues  to be  discussed  at the  workshop
include, but are not limited to:

* Methods and tools designed to assist terminological work;
* Terminology structuring;
* Monolingual vs. multilingual terminology;
* Corpus-driven multilingual terminology;
* Methodological aspects of evaluation in computational terminology;
* Evaluation of terminological tools results;
* Evaluation of terminological tools as part of a co-operative process;

Important dates

Deadline for workshop abstract submission
15th of February 2002

Notification of acceptance
8th of March 2002

Final version of paper for workshop proceedings
5th of April 2002

28th of May 2002


Papers should be  research or position papers connected  to the topics
of  the  workshop.  Accepted   submissions  will  give  rise  to  oral
presentation  at the  workshop. So  as to  favor the  discussion, each
speaker  will be  asked  to answer  a  set of  a  few but  challenging

Each  submission should  show: title;  author(s);  affiliation(s); and
contact  author's e-mail  address, postal  address, telephone  and fax

Abstracts (maximum 1,000 words, plain-text format) should be sent to:

Name: Adeline Nazarenko
Email: nazarenko at

Those who wish to attend without offering a paper are asked to briefly
motivate  their  interest and  may  send  a  brief position  paper  to
contribute to the discussions. These contributions will be appended to
the workshop proceedings.

The final  version of  the accepted papers  should not be  longer than
4,000  words   or  10  A4  pages.  Instructions   for  formatting  and
presentation  of  the final  version  will  be  sent to  authors  upon
notification of acceptance.

Organising committee

Tony Bryant
University of Leeds, United Kingdom
A.Bryant at

Adeline Nazarenko
LIPN, Université de Paris-Nord & CNRS, France
nazarenko at

Monique Slodzian
CRIM, INaLCO, France
Monique.Slodzian at

Program committee

Roberto Basili (Univ. Roma, Tor Vergata, Italy)
Olivier Bodenreider (National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MAryland,
Didier Bourigault (ERSS, CNRS, France)
Tony Bryant (Univ. of Leeds, United Kingdom
Theresa Cabré (IULA-UPF, Barcelona, Spain)
Farid Cerbah (Dassault, France)
Béatrice Daille (IRIN, Univ. Nantes, France)
Anne Condamines (ERSS, CNRS, France)
Natalia Grabar (AP-HP & INaLCO, France)
Thierry Hamon (LIPN, Univ. Paris-Nord, France)
John Humbley (Univ. Paris 7, France)
Kyo Kageura (NII, Japan)
Marie-Claude L'Homme (Univ. Montréal, Canada)
Adeline Nazarenko (LIPN, Univ. Paris-Nord, France)
Jennifer Pearson (UNESCO, Paris, France)
Monique Slodzian (CRIM, INALCO, Paris)
Pierre Zweigenbaum (AP-HP, Univ. Paris 6, France)

Workshop registration

The registration fee for the workshop is:

If you are not attending LREC: 70 EURO
If you are attending LREC: 45 EURO

The fees  cover the following services:  a copy of  the proceedings of
the attended workshop, coffee-breaks and refreshments.

Adeline NAZARENKO               Tel.  33 - 01 49 40 40 89
LIPN - CNRS UMR 7030            Fax.  33 - 01 48 26 07 12
Universite de Paris-Nord        Email nazarenko at
93430 Villetaneuse France
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