LINGUIST List 15.198

Tue Jan 20 2004

Calls: Text/Corpora Ling/Korea; Computational Ling

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  1. shahn, ELLAK 2994 Workshop on English Linguistics and Education Through Corpora
  2. gh, ACL-04 2nd Workshop on Text Meaning and Interpretation

Message 1: ELLAK 2994 Workshop on English Linguistics and Education Through Corpora

Date: 18 Jan 2004 20:28:35 -0000
From: shahn <>
Subject: ELLAK 2994 Workshop on English Linguistics and Education Through Corpora

ELLAK 2004 Workshop on English Linguistics and Education Through
Short Title: Corpus Studies Workshop 

Date: 17-Jun-2004 - 17-Jun-2004
Location: Seongnam City, Kyonggi-Province, Republic of Korea
Contact: Jong-Bok Kim
Contact Email: 
Linguistic Sub-field: Text/Corpus Linguistics 
Subject Language: English 
Call Deadline: 29-Feb-2004 

Meeting Description:
This 2nd call for papers is for the ELLAK 2004 workshop themed
''English Linguistics and Education through Corpora'', to be held in
Seongnam City, Kyonggi-Province, the Rep. of Korea (South). 

Second Call For Papers
Workshop : English Linguistics and Education through Corpora
Invited Speakers: Bas Aarts (University College London)
 Matti Rissanen (University of Helsinki)
Location: The Academy of Korean Studies (; Seongnam-si,
Kyeonggi-do, South Korea)
Date: June 17, 2004
Organizers: Sung-Ho Ahn (Hanyang Univ.) 
 Jong-Bok Kim (Kyung Hee Univ.)
This workshop, to be held as part of 2004 ELLAK International
Conference (June 15-18), aims to bring together practitioners and
theorists using language corpora in studying English linguistics and
teaching English. We welcome papers and/or demonstrations describing
corpus-inspired research and pedagogical applications. Contributions
are sought on, but not restricted to the following topics:
* Insights from English corpora for descriptive and pedagogical
* techniques in the preparation of inductive and deductive
teaching/learning activities,
* data-driven-learning and other uses of English corpora,
* corpus-based/-driven tools and methods for language task learning,
* insights for studying ESL/EFL, English language teaching and
Paper presenters will be given 30 minutes for presentation and 10
minutes for discussion. The conference language will be English;
however we also welcome papers based on corpora of Korean and other
Abstracts of 250-300 words in the MS-Word or PDF format are requested
to be e-mailed by February 29, 2004 to:
Sung-Ho Ahn or
Jong-Bok Kim
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Message 2: ACL-04 2nd Workshop on Text Meaning and Interpretation

Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 17:42:49 -0500 (EST)
From: gh <>
Subject: ACL-04 2nd Workshop on Text Meaning and Interpretation

ACL-04 2nd Workshop on Text Meaning and Interpretation 

Date: 25-Jul-2004 - 26-Jul-2004
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact: Graeme Hirst
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2004 

Meeting Description:

This 1.5-day workshop will continue the success of the 2003 Workshop
on Text Meaning, which was held at HLT/NAACL-2003 in Edmonton. It
aims to:

* Re-establish the research community of knowledge-basedinterpretation
of text meaning.
* Explicate the implicit treatments of meaning in current
knowledge-lean approaches and how they and knowledge-rich methods can
work together.
* Emphasize the construction of systems that extract, represent,
manipulate, and interpret the meaning of text (rather than theoretical
and formal methods in semantics).

25-26 July 2004, Barcelona

In conjunction with the 42nd annual meeting of the Association for
Computational Linguistics (

Workshop home page:


Most, if not all, high-end NLP applications -- such as machine
translation, question answering and text summarization -- stand to
benefit from being able to use text meaning in their processing. But
the bulk of work in the field in recent years has not pertained to
treatment of meaning. The main reason given is the complexity of the
task of comprehensive meaning analysis and interpretation.

Computational linguistics has always been interested in meaning, of
course. The tradition of formal semantics, logics, and common-sense
reasoning system has been continuously maintained for many years. But
also, much work has been devoted to building practical, increasingly
broad-coverage meaning-oriented analysis and synthesis systems.
Lexical semantics has made significant progress in theories,
description, and processing. Formal aspects of ontology work have
also been studied. The Semantic Web has further popularized the need
for automatic extraction, representation, and manipulation of text
meaning: for the Semantic Web to really succeed, capability of
automatically marking text for content is essential, and this cannot
be attained reliably using only knowledge-lean, semantics-poor

While there has recently been a flurry of specialized meetings devoted
to formal semantics, lexical semantics, semantic web, formal ontology
and others, the number of meetings devoted to knowledge-based text
meaning processing -- content rather than formalism -- has been much
smaller. The first Workshop on Text Meaning began to remedy this, and
ten papers were presented on implemented systems and on related

Suggested Topics
(not necessarily limited to the following)
* Implemented systems that extract, represent, or manipulate text
* Broad-coverage semantic analysis and interpretation.
* Knowledge-based text synthesis.
* The nature of text meaning required for various practical
broad-coverage applications.
* Manual annotation of text meaning, including interlingual
* Pragmatics and discourse issues as parts of meaning extraction and
* Ontologies supporting automatic processing of text meaning.
* Semantic lexicons.
* Microtheories to support text meaning extraction and manipulation:
aspect, modality, reference, etc.
* Text meaning representations in semantic analysis.
* Reasoning to support semantic analysis and synthesis.
* Multilingual aspects of meaning representation and manipulation.
* Integrating semantic analysis and non-semantic language processing.
* Semantic analysis and synthesis systems based on knowledge-lean
stochastic corpus-oriented methods.

We encourage discussion of theoretical issues that are relevant to
computational applications, including descriptions of processors and
static knowledge resources. We specifically prefer discussions of
content and meaning over discussions of formalisms for encoding
meaning, and discussions of decision heuristics in processing over
discussions of generic processing architectures and theorem-proving

Submission Procedure

Submit papers electronically (no more than 8 pages in the ACL
two-column format available at, PDF strongly
preferred, to


* Paper submission 1 April 2004
* Notification re acceptance 30 April 2004
* Camera-ready version due 16 May 2004
* Workshop dates 25-26 July 2004


* Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto (
* Sergei Nirenburg, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Program Committee
* Jan Alexandersson (DFKI Saarbrücken)
* Collin Baker (ICSI Berkeley)
* Peter Clark (Boeing)
* Dick Crouch (PARC)
* Richard Kittredge (University of Montreal)
* Paul Kingsbury (Penn)
* Tanya Korelsky (CoGenTex, Inc.)
* Claudia Leacock (ETS Technologies)
* Dan Moldovan (University of Texas at Dallas)
* Antonio Moreno Ortiz (University of Málaga)
* Martha Palmer (University of Pennsylvania)
* Gerald Penn (University of Toronto)
* Victor Raskin (Purdue University)
* Ellen Riloff (University of Utah)
* Graeme Ritchie (University of Edinburgh)
* Manfred Stede (University of Potsdam)
* Karin Verspoor (Los Alamos National Labs)
* Yorick Wilks (University of Sheffield)

Additional information
 Graeme Hirst
 Department of Computer Science
 University of Toronto
 Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3G4
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