LINGUIST List 13.2851

Tue Nov 5 2002

Calls: Berkeley Ling Society/Interpreted Corpora

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  1. bls, Annual Meeting of Berkeley Linguistic Society
  2. steven.krauwer, Workshop on Linguistically Interpreted Corpora

Message 1: Annual Meeting of Berkeley Linguistic Society

Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2002 23:35:14 -0800 (PST)
From: bls <blssocrates.Berkeley.EDU>
Subject: Annual Meeting of Berkeley Linguistic Society

The Berkeley Linguistics Society is pleased to announce its Twenty-Ninth
Annual Meeting, to be held February 14-17, 2003. The conference will
consist of a General Session, a Parasession and a Special Session.



The General Session will cover all areas of linguistic interest. We
encourage proposals from diverse theoretical frameworks and also
welcome papers on language-related topics from disciplines such as
Anthropology, Cognitive Science, Literature, Neuroscience and

*Invited Speakers*
Judith Aissen, University of California, Santa Cruz
Mark Hale, Concordia University
Royal Skousen, Brigham Young University
Arnold Zwicky, Stanford University

*PARASESSION* -- Phonetic Sources of Phonological Patterns:
 Synchronic and Diachronic Explanations The
Parasession invites submissions on the role of phonetics in shaping
phonological patterns. Papers representing all views and approaches
are sought. Those addressing the relative merits of synchronic and
diachronic explanations of phonetically-motivated phonological
patterns are particularly welcomed.

*Invited Speakers*
Juliette Blevins, University of California, Berkeley
Charles Reiss, Concordia University
Donca Steriade, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

*SPECIAL SESSION* -- Minority and Diasporic Languages of Europe 
The Special Session will cover minority and diasporic languages of
Europe. Languages of interest include minority, threatened and
diasporic European languages and dialects, in both Europe and former
colonies and in immigrant and heritage situations, as well as pidgins
and creoles based on languages spoken in Europe. Proposals from
linguistics and related fields are encouraged.

*Invited Speakers*
Julie Auger, Indiana University
J. Clancy Clements, Indiana University
Joshua Fishman, Yeshiva University



Presented papers are published in the BLS Proceedings. Authors agree
to provide camera-ready copy (not exceeding 12 pages) by May 15, 2003.
Presentations are allotted 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions.

An author may submit at most one single and one joint abstract. In
case of joint authorship, one address should be designated for
communication with BLS. Abstracts should be as specific as possible,
with a statement of topic, approach and conclusions. Abstracts may be
at most four hundred words. The reverse side of the single page may
be used for data and references only. 10 copies of an anonymous,
one-page (8.5"x11") abstract should be sent, along with a 3"x5" card

(1)paper title
(2)session (General/Para/Special)
(3)name(s) of author(s)
(4)affiliation(s) of author(s)
(5)address whither notification of acceptance should be mailed (Nov-Dec 2002)
(6)contact phone number for each author
(7)email address for each author
***for General Session submissions only***
(8)subfield (syntax, phonology, etc.)
***for Para-/Special Session submissions only***
(9)indication of whether you wish to have your abstract considered for
the General Session if the organizers determine that your paper will
not fit the other sessions

BLS 29 Abstracts Committee
University of California
Linguistics Department
1203 Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-2650

Abstracts must be received in our office (not postmarked) by 4:00
p.m., November 27, 2002. We cannot accept faxed abstracts. Abstracts
submitted via e-mail are also accepted. Only those abstracts
formatted as ASCII text or a Microsoft Word (Mac version strongly
preferred) attachment can be accepted. The text of the message must
contain the information requested in (1)-(9) above. Electronic
submissions may be sent to


All attendees, including presenters, must register for the
meeting. For advance registration, we can accept only checks or money
orders drawn on US banks in US dollars, made payable to Berkeley
Linguistics Society.

Received in our office by February 2, 2003:
 Students $20
 Non-students $40
Received after February 2, 2003:
 Students $25
 Non-students $55

BLS 29 Registration
University of California
Linguistics Department
1203 Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-2650

***BLS will arrange ASL interpretation if requested through before 12/1/02***

We may be contacted by e-mail at
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Message 2: Workshop on Linguistically Interpreted Corpora

Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 14:43:32 +0100 (MET)
From: steven.krauwer <>
Subject: Workshop on Linguistically Interpreted Corpora


 4th International Workshop on
	 Linguistically Interpreted Corpora (LINC-03)

		 A workshop to be held at EACL-03
 the 11th Conference of the European Chapter
 of the Association for Computational Linguistics

		 Budapest, 14 April 2003


Anne Abeill� (Paris 7 & LLF, Paris)
Silvia Hansen (Saarland University, Saarbr�cken)
Hans Uszkoreit (Saarland University & DFKI, Saarbr�cken)


Large linguistically interpreted corpora play an increasingly
important role for machine learning, evaluation, psycholinguistics as
well as theoretical linguistics. Many groups have started to create
corpus resources annotated with morphological, syntactic, semantic and
discourse information for a variety of languages. Linguistic
annotation may consist of morphological analyses, trees, dependencies,
grammatical relations, word senses, (co)references, information
structure, semantic representations, discourse relations and other
types of linguistic information.

We aim to bring together these activities in order to facilitate
advanced and efficient corpus annotations which will provide re-usable

The workshop will also provide a forum for reports on the scientific
and technological exploitation of interpreted corpora in general,
computational or psycholinguistics. Such reports on exploitation
results are valuable for the comparison of alternative approaches and
will thus serve as feedback to ongoing and new corpus annotation

We invite submissions of papers constituting substantial, original,
and unpublished work on all aspects of linguistically interpreted
corpora, including, but not limited to: - creation of practical
annotation schemes - efficient annotation techniques including
automation - tools supporting corpus conversions - consistency
checking and validation - tools and methods for searching and browsing
- qualitative and quantitative studies based on
 linguistically interpreted corpora
- technological advances achieved by the 
 exploitation of interpreted corpora


Anne Abeill� (co-chair), Paris
Thorsten Brants, Palo Alto
John Carroll , Sussex
Tomaz Erjavec, Ljubljana
Silvia Hansen (co-chair), Saarbr�cken
Frank Keller, Edinburgh
Stephan Oepen, Stanford
Geoffrey Sampson, Sussex
Kiril Simov, Sofia
Hans Uszkoreit (co-chair), Saarbr�cken
Jean Veronis, Aix-en-Provence
Atro Voutilainen, Helsinki
Jakub Zavrel, Antwerp


7 January 2003: Deadline for submitted papers
28 January 2003: Notification of acceptance
13 February 2003: Camera ready copy
14 April 2003: Workshop


Please refer to the main conference web page 
( for registration details.


Please send submissions in English as Postscript or PDF (preferably 
by email) to the address below. Maximum length is 8 pages, formatted 
in the same way as for the main conference 
for paper format guidelines).

 Silvia Hansen (
 Computational Linguistics
 Saarland University
 Postfach 15 11 50
 66041 Saarbr�cken
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