LINGUIST List 15.2515

Fri Sep 10 2004

Calls: Computational Ling/Australia; General Ling

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  1. swan, 2004 Australasian Language Technology Workshop
  2. constructions, Constructions

Message 1: 2004 Australasian Language Technology Workshop

Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2004 03:09:52 -0400 (EDT)
From: swan <>
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:

2004 Australasian Language Technology Workshop (ALTW2004) - Final Call
for Papers

 Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
 Workshop: 8th December 2004
 Submissions due: 15th September 2004
 ALTA website:
 Workshop contact email: workshop AT

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 research;
 * 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 overseas.

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
 Ash Asudeh, University of Canterbury (NZ) (Co-chair)
 Cecile Paris, CSIRO (AU) (Co-chair)
 Stephen Wan, CSIRO and Macquarie University (AU) (Student Chair)
 Steven Bird, University of Melbourne (AU)
 Steve Cassidy, Macquarie University (AU)
 Nathalie Colineau, CSIRO (AU)
 James Curran, Sydney University (AU)
 Dominique Estival, DSTO (AU)
 Alistair Knott, University of Otago (NZ)
 Mirella Lapata, University of Sheffield (UK)
 Corrin Lakeland, University of Otago (NZ)
 Nadine Ozkan, Scansoft (Canada)
 Daniel Midgley, University of Western Australia (AU)
 Harold Somers, UMIST (UK)
 Dekai Wu, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HK)


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
 * 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 can be found on the Workshop homepage, available

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 can be found on the ALTA
web page:

You can contact the workshop organisers for further information:
workshop AT

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Message 2: Constructions

Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2004 07:49:26 -0400 (EDT)
From: constructions <>
Subject: Constructions


Call Deadline: 30-DEC-2004

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new e-journal

CONSTRUCTIONS offers a forum for linguistic research concerned with
the structure, use, function, and development of 'constructions' in
language and linguistics.

The journal aims at a balanced integration of both notional, informal
approaches to constructions in general and more formal treatments, as
for example, within the framework of construction grammar. One of the
long-term goals is to establish contact between researchers from
various perspectives. The term 'construction' as understood in this
journal is deliberately chosen to have a broad extension and not be
limited to any specific definition or linguistic
orientation. Constructions is not restricted to any particular
language or language family, and aims at combining theoretical,
empirical, and applied issues.

CONSTRUCTIONS is published as an open access, peer-reviewed electronic
journal. As such, it departs from traditional print journals in at
least three important ways:

1) Online availability: Constructions will only be available online,
through a freely accessible online content system. Articles may be
printed by subscribers for private use only. Copyright generally
remains with the author(s).
2) Speedy publication: To ensure a timely publication of current
research, Constructions aims at publishing submitted manuscripts
within a period of no more than six months. It will not be published
in volume and issue form, but throughout the year, as articles become
ready for publication. Constructions is part of a large scale project
launched by the Ministry of Science and Research of NRW, Germany, to
establish digital peer publishing as an alternative to print journals
( Full publishing services, including
citability, archival storage, and copyright management will be
provided by the HBZ NRW 'Centre of University Libraries' in Cologne
( These services also include the provision of
professional software for handling the whole publication process from
submission to final publication in an efficient standardized format.
3) Innovative formats: The online platform will also allow for new and
innovative publication formats, as for example the publication of
research materials and comprehensive data sets in digital format,
including audio-visual material, online presentations, and electronic
data bases.

Constructions works with a high-class specialized editorial board. All
submitted articles will be subjected to the usual double-blind peer
reviewing process.

General Editors

Alexander BERGS and Anette ROSENBACH


CONSTRUCTIONS invites original, hitherto unpublished high-quality
papers of any length that explicitly deal with the structure, use, and
function of constructions (however defined) in language and
linguistics. While there is in principle no length restriction on
papers, authors should bear in mind that length should positively
correlate with relevant content and quality. Given the explicit goal
of Constructions to bring together research from all linguistic
perspectives, submissions should be accessible for a general
audience. Authors are also encouraged to consult the "Guidelines for
reviewers", available online at

Manuscripts should be submitted in electronic format (as an MS Word
document, or compatible file with minimal formatting) to

The double-blind peer reviewing process requires anonymous
manuscripts. Authors should provide their name, address, title of the
paper, and a short abstract (no more than 500 words) in their cover
email. Publication languages are English and German.
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