LINGUIST List 14.829

Thu Mar 20 2003

Calls: Indigenous Literatures/NLP & Multilingualism

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  1. mbrown, Indigenous Literatures
  2. malek.boualem, Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Multilingualism

Message 1: Indigenous Literatures

Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 10:49:50 +0000
From: mbrown <>
Subject: Indigenous Literatures

Indigenous Literatures 

Date: 10-Oct-2003 - 12-Oct-2003
Location: Puebla, Mexico
Contact: r mckenna brown
Contact Email: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Anthropological Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 01-May-2003

This is a session of the following conference: International
Colloquium for Vernacular, Hispanic, Historical, American and Folklore

Meeting Description:

Panels on indigenous literatures of the Americas are currently being
organised, and contributions from all perspectives are welcome to
explore topics such as: particular writers, texts or genres; emerging
and re-emerging literatures in both oral and written media;
literatures within their social, political and cultural contexts,
including revitalization movements; issues of access and control,
including literacy and translation; and the encounter of the
indigenous and non-indigenous worlds in indigenous texts.

The Vernacular Congress began as a cultural section of the Congress of
the Americas, which itself was established after the 1994 economic
crisis made it difficult for Latin American academics to attend
meetings in the United States. The 2001 Congress of the Americas
attracted more than 900 papers. For more information visit:

Abstracts in English or Spanish, of 500-word maximum length, are
accepted until May 1st, 2003. Please attach a short bio including
current academic affiliation. All abstracts and/or questions must be
emailed to the Area Chair:
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Message 2: Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Multilingualism

Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 06:30:47 +0000
From: malek.boualem <>
Subject: Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Multilingualism

Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Multilingualism 
Short Title: NLP & Multilingualism

Date: 14-Jun-2003 - 14-Jun-2003
Location: Batz-sur-Mer, France
Contact: Malek Boualem
Contact Email: 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 27-Mar-2003

This is a session of the following conference: 2003 Traitement
Automatique des Langues Naturelles

Meeting Description:

Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Multilingualism

In conjunction with TALN 2003 Conference :

Batz-sur-Mer, France
June 11-14, 2003

***** Deadline extension to March 27, 2003 *****

Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Multilingualism

In conjunction with TALN 2003 Conference :

Batz-sur-Mer, France
June 11-14, 2003


Multilingualism is a concern that is increasingly taken into account
in the design and development of natural language processing
applications. Anticipating the adaptation of linguistic software to
different language families has repercussions not only on linguistic
data representation but also on architecture of systems.

The aim of the workshop is to enable participants to discuss about the
consequences of multilingualism on NLP applications. The workshop
topics concern both linguistic data and software; a non exhaustive
list is:

- Representation of linguistic data and genericity of formats.
- Overview of the major linguistic problems in this domain.
- Creation of linguistic resources from multilingual parallel corpora.
- Architectures of NLP technologies for different language families.
- Techniques or methods for adapting NLP technologies to new
- Applications and NLP tools taking into account the multilingual
- Applications taking into account the encoding formats of documents
and multilingual corpora.
- Experiments related to this domain.
- ...

Our workshop mainly concentrates on problems related to the
combination of NLP systems and linguistic diversity. This problematic
does not concern machine translation in itself, but could deal with
the adaptation of MT systems to several language pairs.


- Papers due: March 27, 2003
- Notification of acceptance/rejection : April 14, 2003
- Deadline for camera-ready copy: April 28, 2003


- Languages : French or English.
- Size : maximum 10 pages.
- Style : Times 12, single-spaced.
- Document format : RTF, DOC, PS, PDF.
- Printing format : A4 (not US Letter)


- Christian Boitet, GETA, University of Grenoble (France)
- Malek Boualem, France Telecom R&D (France)
- Khalid Choukri, ELRA/ELDA (France)
- Eric Gaussier, Xerox Research Centre Europe (France)
- Emilie Guimier De Neef, France Telecom R&D (France)
- Yannis Haralambous, ENST Bretagne (France)
- Pierre Isabelle, Xerox Research Centre Europe (France)
- Steven Krauwer, Utrecht University (Pays-Bas)
- Guy Lapalme, RALI, University of Montreal (Canada)
- Tony McEnery, Lancaster University (UK)
- Fr�d�rique Segond, Xerox Research Centre Europe (France)
- Jean V�ronis, DELIC, University of Provence (France)
- J�r�me Vinesse, France Telecom R&D (France)
- R�mi Zajac, Systran Software (USA)


Document templates can be downloaded: 
French Latex:
English Latex:
French Word:
English Word:



The object of the message should be : "Submission NLP-Multilingualism
- Surname and name of the main author"


For further information, please contact:

Malek Boualem
Emilie Guimier-De-Neef
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France T�l�com R&D - DMI/GRI
Natural Language Processing group
2, avenue Pierre Marzin - 22307 Lannion - France
Tel: (33)(0) / (33)(0)
Fax: (33)(0)
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