Appel: FLAIRS 2009, Semantics, Ontologies and Computational Linguistics

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Sep 23 18:58:27 UTC 2008

Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 17:05:41 +0200
From: Florence Le Priol <florence.le_priol at>
Message-ID: <48D3BFC5.6040705 at>

*22nd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society

             *Sanibel Island, Florida - May 19-21, 2009*

                           *Special Track*

      *« Semantics, Ontologies and Computational Linguistics »*


*Call for Paper*

One of the salient subfield of IA is Computational Linguistics
including its applied branch - Natural Language Processing
(NLP). Computational Linguistics is the domain developing methods and
algorithms for all the aspects of language analysis and their computer
implementation. We can see language analysis split into two parts: the
theoretic analysis and the applicative one. The theoretic aspect
includes standard levels considered in linguistics: semantic, syntax,
and morphology. Semantic theories have to be a guide of syntactical
theories and morphological developments. It can inspire itself from
some specific features of computation, as well. But in the present
stage of research, one remarks a gap between linguistic analysis and
computer applications in the double sense: there are many computer
applications without a linguistic theoretic support and conversely, a
number of theoretic methods having no computer implementation.

Ontologies as data resources are situated between semantic theories
and NLP : general ontologies are under semantic theories and like
domain ontologies, they use general semantic and NLP as well. For a
theoretical perspective, it would be necessary to clarify what type of
ontologies we can build, i.e. linguistic, general, formal, upper-level
or domain ontologies. It is also necessary to use linguistic theories
to build ontologies from texts instead of designing a clean, elegant
ontology with a clear semantic and based only on sound logical
principles. These ontologies has to give a formalized account of the
most general categories and relations used in the description of type
of objects, type of situations (event, process, state...) and type of

This track is intended to present works going from semantic theories
in natural language and cognition to computational methods and NLP
applications related to underlying ontologies. It puts together
semantic theories, ontologies, and systems of automatic language

      *Co-chairs : *

Pascu Anca Anca.Pascu at, Université de Bretagne
Occidentale, Brest, France

Ismail Biskri Ismail_Biskri at UQTR.CA, Universite de Québec à Trois
Rivières, Canada

Richard Dapoigny dapoigny at, Université de Savoie,

Florence Le Priol florence.le_priol at, Université de
Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France

      *Program commitee :*

Maryvonne Abraham, ENSTB, Brest, France

David Banks, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France

Ismail Biskri (co-chair), Universite de Québec à Trois Rivières,

Alex Borgida, Rutgers University

Walter Carnielli, University of Campinas, Brazil

François-Gilles Carpentier, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, 

Fintan Costello, University College Dublin, Ireland

Dan Cristea, University of Iasi, Romania

Richard Dapoigny (co-chair), Université de Savoie, France

Jean-Pierre Desclés, Université de Paris-Sorbonne, France

Michel De Glas, Ecole Polytechnique, France

Kathelijne Denturck, Ecole de Traduction et d'Interprétation, Haute
Ecole de Gand, Belgium

Brahin Djioua, Université de Paris-Sorbonne, France

Louisette Emirkanian, Université de Québec à Montréal

Rim Faiz, IHEC de Carthage, Université du 7 novembre à Carthage,

Boris Galitsky, Knowledge Trail, MA, USA

Vera Goodacre, George Masson University, USA

Zlatka Guentchéva, CNRS, France

Eva Hajiova, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Klara Lagji, Université de Tirana, Albanie,

Guy Lapalme, Université de Montréal, Canada

Peter Lazarov, Université de Sofia, Bulgaria

Florence Le Priol (co-chair), Université de Paris-Sorbonne, France

Jean-Guy Meunier, Université de Québec à Montréal,Canada

Ghassan Mourad, Université de Beirouth, Lebanon

Anca Pascu (co-chair), Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest,

Patrice Pognan, INALCO, Paris, France

James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University, USA

Christophe Roche, Université de Savoie, France

Benoît Sauzay, France TELECOM

Jong-Seok Soh, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea

Jungyeon Suh, Seoul Women's University, Seoul, Korea

Jana Sukkariek, ETS, USA

Daniel Vanderveken, Université de Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada

Geoffrey Williams, Université de Bretagne Sud, Vannes, France

      *Dates and Deadlines*

Paper submission deadline


23rd November 2008

PC paper bidding opens


PC paper bidding closes


Paper assignment for reviewing


Reviews due


Special track paper decisions due


Notification of paper decisions


Author registration deadline


Final version of papers due (to AAAI)


Early registration closes

23rd March 2009


19th-21st May 2009

      *Submission Instructions*

Submitted papers must be original, and not submitted concurrently to a
journal or another conference. Full papers may be up to 6 pages, and
poster papers up to 2 pages. Papers must be in AAAI format
( Fake
author names and affiliations must be used on submitted papers, to
provide double-blind reviewing. Papers must be submitted as PDF
through the EasyChair conference system
( (N.B. Do /not/
use a fake name for your EasyChair login - your EasyChair account
information is hidden from reviewers.). The proceedings of FLAIRS will
be published by the AAAI. Authors of accepted papers will be required
to sign a form transferring copyright of their contribution to
AAAI. An author of each accepted paper is required to register,
attend, and present the paper at FLAIRS.
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