LINGUIST List 15.2580

Thu Sep 16 2004

Calls: Computational Ling/Switzerland;General Ling/USA

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  1. kanzaki, 3rd International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon
  2. weninger, 2nd University of Georgia Linguistics Society Graduate Conference

Message 1: 3rd International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon

Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 23:34:04 -0400 (EDT)
From: kanzaki <>
Subject: 3rd International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon

3rd International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon
Short Title: GL2005 

Date: 19-May-2005 - 21-May-2005
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Contact: Pierrette Bouillon
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2005

Meeting Description:

First Call for Papers GL2005
The 3rd International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon

Pierrette Bouillon (ETI/TIM/ISSCO, University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Kyoko Kanzaki(National Institute of Information and Communications
Technology (NICT), Japan)

May 19-21 2005

University of Geneva, 
Geneva, Switzerland

The aim of the GL workshop is to bring together diverse contributions
in philosophy, linguistics, computer science and lexicography to
explore the lexicon from the point of view of generativity, in
particular :

- Philosophical Foundations of a Generative Approach
- Generative Lexicon Theory and Representation of Word Meaning
- Analysis of Linguistic Phenomena
- Framework for Lexical Semantics
- Philosophical differences between frameworks
- Critical Perspectives

In this third workshop we would like to keep all the above
perspectives, but put more of the focus on available on-line lexical
resources and their practical use in NLP applications. The discussions
will be centered, but not limited to, the following topics:

- Building new resources
- Acquiring lexical information
- Maintaining resources
- Representing lexical information (i.e. polysemy, collocation links, 
 multiword expressions, predicate-argument structure)
- Using lexical information in applications
- Specialization and customization for specific applications
- Links between different frameworks
- Sharing lexical resources
- Multilinguality in the lexicon
- Standardization and evaluation

Papers on on-line resources can make reference to any semantic
lexicons (Wordnet, Framenet, Meaning-text theory, etc.), but a link to
Generative Lexicon theory is desirable (Pustejovsky 1995). Key topics

- How to build a Generative Lexicon? 
- How a Generative Lexicon can be extracted from existing resources
 or corpora?
- How to connect qualia structures with other lexical information?
- How to use Qualia structures in NLP applications?

The conference will be held over a period of two and a half days. Both
posters and presentations are foreseen. Invited speakers include
James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University, Brandeis), Nicoletta Calzolari
(Istituto Di Linguistica Computazionale, Pisa) and Ann Copestake
(University of Cambridge). Other invited speakers will be announced

Submission procedure: Authors should submit an anonymous paper of at
most 7 single-column pages (including references) using a 12' body
font size together with a separate page specifying the author's name,
affiliation, address, e-mail address, title and type of paper (normal
presentation or poster). The minimum size is 3 pages for a poster
paper and 5 pages for a normal paper. The papers should be submitted
electronically (in postscript, rtf or pdf format) to both: and

Language: All papers must be submitted and presented in
English. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the

Important dates:
Paper due: January 15th, 2005
Acceptance/rejection notice: End of February 2005
Final version due: April 15th, 2005
Conference: May 19-21, 2005

Workshop Organizers:
Pierrette Bouillon
Kyoko Kanzaki

Program Committee:
Toni Badia (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
Christian Bassac (Universit´┐Ż Michel de Montaigne, Bordeaux)
Sabine Bergler (Concordia University, Montreal)
Nicoletta Calzolari (Istituto Di Linguistica Computazionale, Pisa)
Ann Copestake (University of Cambridge, Cambridge)
Laurence Danlos (University of Paris VII, Paris)
Sandiway Fong (University of Arizona, Tucson)
Adam Kilgarriff (Lexicography MasterClass.Ltd, Brighton)
Alessandro Lenci (University of Pisa, Pisa)
Chungmin Lee (Seoul National University, Seoul)
Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton University, Princeton)
Hitoshi Isahara (National Institute of Information and Communications
Technology, Kyoto)
Louise McNally (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
Fiametta Namer (ATILF-CNRS-Universite Nancy2, Nancy)
Alex Lascarides (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh)
Andrei Popescu-Belis (ETI/TIM/ISSCO, University of Geneva)
James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University, Boston)
Evelyne Viegas (Microsoft Corporation, Redmond)
(Others to be confirmed)

For any information, please contact:

Pierrette Bouillon
40, bvd du Pont-d'Arve
CH-1211 Geneva 4 (Switzerland)

email :
Tel: +41/22/705 86 79
Fax: +41/22/705 86 89
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Message 2: 2nd University of Georgia Linguistics Society Graduate Conference

Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 17:50:27 -0400 (EDT)
From: weninger <>
Subject: 2nd University of Georgia Linguistics Society Graduate Conference

2nd University of Georgia Linguistics Society Graduate Conference

Date: 26-Feb-2005 - 26-Feb-2005
Location: Athens, GA, United States of America
Contact: Kate Anderson
Contact Email:

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 11-Nov-2004

Meeting Description:

This year's conference centers around the theme ''Applications and
Innovations in Linguistics Research''. We welcome submissions from
students of linguistics or related areas that address the question of
how to make research both innovative and relevant to real-life

Announcing the 2nd UGA Linguistics Society Graduate Conference
"Applications and Innovations in Linguistic Research"
February 26, 2005
University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Our theme this year reflects the growing concern among social
scientists to consciously relate and make research applicable to a
larger context of socially sensitive issues, ideas, and questions. In
order for us as developing scholars to rise to the challenge that a
changing academic atmosphere presents, we invite you to enter a forum
for discussing how to make research both innovative and grounded in
real life issues. Many of you may already be involved in research that
prioritizes and addresses these considerations; this conference is
aimed at bringing together students engaged in such work and those who
are interested in application. We would like to call on all fellow
graduate and undergraduate students working in various sub-fields of
linguistics to take a step back and reflect on their project from this
perspective. The conference thus aims to serve as a venue for bringing
together student researchers and facilitating an exchange of ideas so
that we can begin to realize the potential we have as active members
of the scholarly community.

Graduate and undergraduate students in any linguistically-related
field are welcome to send submissions (including TESOL, anthropology,
sociology, women's studies, etc.). Papers will last 20 minutes with an
additional 5 minutes for questions and discussion. We also welcome
proposals for group sessions of 3-5 papers focused around a central
theme or topic. Abstracts should be 500 words or less and clearly
state the purpose of the research and its relevance to the field and
to the theme of the conference.

Deadline for submission is Friday November 11, 2004. Submissions
should be sent via e-mail attachment to Please do
not include your name on the actual abstract and include a title and
three keywords. Provide in the body of the e-mail the following
E-mail address
Phone number

We will notify all contributors by early December of acceptance. If
you have any questions, please contact the conference organizers at
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