Appel: NooJ 2008 Conference

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Dec 21 15:04:40 UTC 2007

Date: Thursday, December 20, 2007 10:49 AM
From: Kuti Judit [mailto:kutij at] 
Message-ID: <002001c84320$64b495b0$2e1dc110$@silberztein at>

We invite the submission of papers for the forthcoming NooJ
conference, to be held in Budapest, Hungary, June 8 - 10 2007 at the
Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of

NooJ is a freeware, linguistic engineering development environment
used to formalize various types of textual phenomena (orthography,
lexical and productive morphology, local, structural and
transformational syntax) using a large gamut of computational devices
(from Finite-State Automata to Augmented Recursive Transition
Networks). NooJ includes tools to construct, test, debug, maintain and
accumulate large sets linguistic resources, and can apply them to
large texts.

Modules for a dozen languages are already available for free download:
Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, English, French,
Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish. A dozen
other modules are under construction.

NooJ's most exclusive characteristics are:

-- NooJ can process texts and corpora in over 100+ file formats,
including HTML, PDF, MS-OFFICE, all variants of UNICODE, ASCII,
etc. It can import information from, and export its annotations back
to XML documents.

-- NooJ's linguistic engine uses an annotation system that allows all
levels of grammars to be applied to texts without modifying them; this
allows linguists to formalize various phenomena independently, and to
apply the corresponding grammars in cascade. For instance, by
combining inflection, derivation and syntactic data, NooJ can perform
Harris-type transformations.

NooJ is used as a linguistic engineering development platform, a
corpus processor, an information extraction system, a terminological
extractor, a Machine Translation development tool as well as to teach
linguistics and computational linguistics.

To learn more about NooJ, download the software, linguistic resources,
manual, tutorials and reference papers: <>

This conference will hopefully provide an opportunity for NooJ users,
as well as other researchers interested in corpus linguistics, to meet
and to exchange their experience of development, research or
teaching. It will also be the occasion to present and discover the
recent developments of NooJ (v2.0).

To submit a paper, please send a one-page abstract before March 7,
2008 to nooj08 at The abstract, in French or in English, should
contain the title of the article, the name, institution, surface mail
and electronic address of each co-author.


All papers will be reviewed by the program committee. Authors will be
notified whether their papers are accepted or rejected by 30 April,
2008 the latest. The timeslot is 30 minutes for presentations,
including 5 minutes for discussions.


Further information on the conference:  <>


Scientific Committee

* Abdelmajid Ben Hamadou (ISIM-Sfax, Tunisia)

* Xavier Blanco Escoda (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain)

* Krzysztof Bogacki (University of Warsaw, Poland)

* Gisèle Chevalier (Université de Moncton, Canada)

* János Csirik (Department of Computer Algorithms and Artificial
  Intelligence, University of Szeged, Hungary)

* Stefan Darmoni (CHU de Rouen, France)

* Anaïd Donabédian (INALCO, France)

* Annibale Elia (Université of Salerne, Italy)

* Zoe Gavriilidou (Democritus University of Thrace, Greece)

* Ferenc Kiefer (Academician, Research Institute for Linguistics of
  the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)

* Denis Le Pesant (Université Paris 10, France)

* Mireille Piot (Université Grenoble 3, France)

* Peter A. Machonis (Florida International University, USA)

* Belinda Maia (University of Porto, Portugal)

* Fabienne Marc (INALCO, France)

* Elisabeth Métais (CNAM of Paris, France)

* Odile Piton (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France)

* Philippe Schepens (Université de Franche-Comté, France)

* Max Silberztein (Université de Franche-Comté, France)

* Tamás Váradi (Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian
  Academy of Sciences, Hungary)

* Tibor Vámos (Academician, Computer and Automation Research Institute
  of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)

* Dusko Vitas (University of Belgrade, Serbia)


Organising institutions:

*    Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

*    LAboratoire de SEmioLinguistique, Didactique et Informatique
     (LASELDI, Univ. de Franche-Comté), France

*    Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Claude Ledoux, France


Important dates:

*    Submission due date: March 7, 2008


NooJ tutorials (June 8)

*    Beginners' Tutorial, 20 persons maximum

*    Advanced Tutorial, 20 persons maximum



The registration fee is 50EUR / 13.000HUF for academic researchers,
25EUR / 6.500HUF for students and 75EUR / 19.000HUF for others.

Payment can be made either in EUR by bank transfer, to the account
nr.: HU56 - 10004885-1002010-02006332 EURO


in HUF (cash) on-site, on the first day of the conference.

An acknowledgement of receipt will be issued by the Hungarian Academy
of Sciences on request.



Judit Kuti (for the organizing committee)

 nooj08 at

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