LINGUIST List 15.2102

Tue Jul 20 2004

Calls: Computational Ling/Australia;Morphology/Germany

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  1. badenh, 2004 Australasian Language Technology Workshop
  2. Markus Steinbach, Morphology Between Underdetermination and Overdetermination

Message 1: 2004 Australasian Language Technology Workshop

Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 12:11:55 -0400 (EDT)
From: badenh <>
Subject: 2004 Australasian Language Technology Workshop

2004 Australasian Language Technology Workshop 
Short Title: ALTW2004 

Date: 08-Dec-2004 - 08-Dec-2004
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Contact: Workshop Coordinator
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2004 

Meeting Description:

A one-day workshop on Natural Language Technology will be organised by
the Australasian Language Technology Association (ALTA). The workshop
will be held in conjunction with the Australasian Language Technology
Summer School in Sydney. The workshop will run in parallel with the
first day of SST 2004:

The goals of the workshop are:
* to bring together the growing Language Technology (LT) community in
Australia and New Zealand and encourage interactions;
* to encourage dissemination of results;
* to foster interaction between academic and industrial research;
* to provide a forum for discussion of new research and students
* to encourage interactions between this community and the
international LT community;
* to provide an opportunity for the broader artificial intelligence
community to become aware of local LT research; and, finally,
* to increase visibility of LT research in Australia, New Zealand and
Our hope is to get as many Australasian LT researchers together as
possible to encourage dialogue between those working on similar topics
and between areas with a - perhaps as yet untapped - potential to
We would also like to encourage non-Australasian LT researchers to
submit papers, and to participate in the workshop.
Papers submitted to the workshop will be reviewed by an international
programme committee, and the workshop proceedings will be published
with an ISBN number.

Program Committee (Full program committee to be announced soon)
Ash Asudeh, University of Canterbury (NZ) (Co-chair)
Cecile Paris, CSIRO (AU) (Co-chair)
Stephen Wan, CSIRO and Macquarie University (AU) (Student Chair)

We invite the submission of papers on substantial, original, and
unpublished research on all aspects of natural language processing,
including, but not limited to:
* speech understanding and generation;
* phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and discourse;
* interpreting and generating spoken and written language;
* linguistic, mathematical, and psychological models of language;
* language-oriented information extraction and retrieval;
* corpus-based and statistical language modelling;
* summarisation;
* machine translation and translation aids;
* natural language interfaces and dialogue systems;
* natural language and multimodal systems;
* message and narrative understanding systems;
* evaluations of language systems;
* computational lexicography.
We welcome submissions on any topic that is of interest to the LT
community, but we particularly encourage submissions that broaden the
scope of our community through the consideration of practical LT
applications and through multi-disciplinary research. We especially
invite people from industry working on LT to send us their submissions
and offer an opportunity to discuss and demonstrate their latest
applications in front of an informed audience.

Submission Format
The length of the submissions should not exceed 8 pages, printed
single-spaced in 11 point font. Instructions for the camera-ready
version of the papers will be posted later on the Workshop's homepage,
available soon at .
The first page of your submission should include:
 paper title,
 author name(s) and affiliation,
 complete addresses including email address and fax number,
Only electronic submissions of PDF or PostScript files will be
accepted. If we cannot print your file by the submission date it will
be rejected without being reviewed. Therefore you are encouraged to
send an early version with the typographical complexity of your final
intended version so that we can check it is printable. Electronic
submissions should be sent to workshop AT .

 Important Dates
 Paper submission:
 Wednesday 15th September 2004
 Notification of acceptance:
 Friday 15th October 2004
 Camera-ready copy:
 Monday 1st November 2004
 Wednesday 8th December 2004
More Information
A web page for ALTW2004 will be set up soon and will be shown on the
ALTA web page:
You can contact the workshop organisers for further information:
workshop AT .
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Message 2: Morphology Between Underdetermination and Overdetermination

Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 14:02:09 -0400 (EDT)
From: Markus Steinbach <>
Subject: Morphology Between Underdetermination and Overdetermination

Morphology Between Underdetermination and Overdetermination

Cologne, Germany
23-Feb-2005 - 25-Feb-2005
Conference Email:
Contact Name: J�rg Meilbauer
Conference URL:

Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics, Historical Linguistics,
Language Acquisition, Morphology, Semantics, Psycholinguistics,
Text/Corpus Linguistics, Typology

Call Deadline: 31-Aug-2004

Meeting Description:

Morphology Between Underdetermination and Overdetermination

Workshop as part of the 26th Annual Meeting of the German Society for
Linguistics (DGfS)
University of Cologne, Germany 
23rd-25th February, 2005 

Organisers: Damaris N�bling and J�rg Meilbauer (Gutenberg-University

Call for Papers:

Methods of formal inflectional marking range between under- and
overdetermination, from zero marking right through to modification
(or, in extreme cases, suppletive) and affixes (in extreme cases
circumfixes). Except for the zero procedures, a combination consisting
of what is underdetermined and what is overdetermined (see the rise in
the importance of number marking in German) is often used, while other
information (case, gender) remains underdetermined. It is important to
differentiate between word and phrase domains, the latter being
characterised by discontinuous combining procedures on the one hand
and by redundancy on the other. The question must be asked as to which
grammatical categories are found, and what degrees of determination
are then found on different levels. The semantic-functional relations
between inflectional affixes and lexemes are considered largely
regular, however.

In word formation, on the other hand, underdetermination appears to be
the preferred linguistic strategy. On the one hand this affects the
morphological status of confixes and affixoids, whose status is
between lexeme and affix. On the other hand some word formation
processes are underdetermined (cf. e.g. N+N compounds or -er
derivation). With regards to conversion there is also a debate as to
whether roots are not categorically underdetermined in the
lexicon. Finally, it must be ascertained what should be considered
underdetermined, e.g. rules, analogical processes, features, and
especially procedures should be assumed in increasing
underdetermination or in reducing overdetermination.

Answers to these questions could not only contribute to knowledge of
the relationship between inflection and word formation, (e.g. if it is
found that there are different or shared strategies for under over
overdetermination), but could also help determine the 'locus' of the
morphology (such as syntax, lexicon, autonomous components) in the
linguistic system. This section is directed at all those interested in
empirical and theoretical aspects of morphology.

We welcome in particular papers with an approach to morphological
under- and overdetermination based on comparative and/or historical
methods, language acquisition, or language processing.

Please send an anonymous abstract of no more than 500 words as a text,
Word or pdf file to or

We welcome submissions for presentations in English or German.

DEADLINE: August 31th, 2004 

Notification of acceptance will be sent by email in September. 

For further enquiries please contact: 
Denaris N�bling or J�rg Meilbauer
Gutenberg Universit�t-Mainz
Deutsches Institut
D-55099 Mainz
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