Appel: Special Issue of JNLE : Software Architecture for Language Engineering

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                           CALL FOR PAPERS
                        Special Issue of JNLE

            Software Architecture for Language Engineering

              Editors: Hamish Cunningham, Donia Scott

A number of researchers argued in the early and middle 1990s that the
field of computational infrastructure, or architecture, for Natural
Language Processing, merited an increase in attention. The reasoning
was that the increasingly large-scale and technologically significant
nature of NLP science was placing increasing burdens of an engineering
nature on R&D workers seeking robust and practical methods. Over the
intervening period a number of significant systems and practices have
been developed in what we may call Software Architecture for Language
Engineering.  Of the most prominent are:

  * RAGS, Reference Architecture for Generation Systems
    (Brighton and Edinburgh)
  * LT XML (Edingburgh)
  * TEI, CES, XCES (Oxford, Vassar, etc.)
  * Galaxy Communicator Software Infrastructure (Mitre)
  * JENA (Hewlett Packard)
  * Protégé (Stanford)
  * GATE, a General Architecture for Text Engineering (Sheffield).

This special issue represents an opportunity for pracititioners in
this area to report their work in a coordinated setting. The value to
the community at large will be to get a snapshot of the
state-of-the-art in infrastructural work, which may indicate where
further take-up of these systems can be of benefit. A wide range of
topics are relevant, from reference architectures to web services,
from component repositories to language resource standardisation, from
grid-based distribution to comparative studies of different

Important dates:

1st July 2003           deadline for submission of papers
1st November 2003       notification of acceptance
15th December 2003      final copy due
1st June 2004           special issue publication date


Initial submissions should be sent electronically in PDF format to

              Hamish Cunningham  -  hamish at

Formatting instructions for final submissions are available from CUP

Editorial Committee:

Steve   Appleby
Steven  Bird
Kalina  Bontcheva
Chris   Brew
Hennie  Brugman
Jean    Carletta
Walter  Daelemans
Robert  Dale
David   Day
Thierry DeClerck
Marin   Dimitrov
Roger   Evans
Louise  Guthrie
Nancy   Ide
Atanas  Kiryakov
Diana   Maynard
David   McDonald
Chris   Mellish
Jon     Patrick
Thomas  Rist
Laurent Romary
Oliviero Stock
Valentin Tablan
Yorick  Wilks
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