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LINGUIST List 16.1756

Sat Jun 04 2005

Calls: General Ling/USA; Computational Ling/Korea

Editor for this issue: Amy Wronkowicz <amylinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Colleen Fitzgerald, 34th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest
        2.    Alessandro Lenci, OntoLex 2005 - Ontologies and Lexical Resources

Message 1: 34th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest
Date: 02-Jun-2005
From: Colleen Fitzgerald <lasso2005yahoo.com>
Subject: 34th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest

Full Title: 34th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest
Short Title: LASSO 2005

Date: 07-Oct-2005 - 09-Oct-2005
Location: Lubbock, Texas, United States of America
Contact Person: Colleen Fitzgerald
Meeting Email: lasso2005yahoo.com
Web Site: http://www.english.ttu.edu/linguistics/lasso/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 06-Jun-2005

Meeting Description:

Final Call For Papers: LASSO (Linguistic Association of the Southwest)/ REVISED

34h Annual Meeting of

October 7-9, 2005 in Lubbock, Texas
hosted by Texas Tech University

Plenary Address by
Lyle Campbell
University of Utah

Presidential Address by Domnita Dumitrescu
California State University Los Angeles

Conference Theme: Interfaces

Special session on Expressing Location in Zapotec (Co-organized by Brook
Lillehaugen and Aaron Sonnenschein; contact lasso2005yahoo.com for special

Invited Panels on the following topics:
*Digital Archiving (Heidi Johnson, U Texas; Gary Simons, SIL International;
Helen Dry, E Michigan U/Linguist List)
*Ultrasound Research in Linguistics (Diana Archangeli and Jeff Mielke, both U of
*Linguists as Administrators (Randall Gess, U of Utah; Mary Jane Hurst, Texas
Tech U)
*Graduate Work on Indigenous Languages (Megan Crowhurst, U Texas, Austin; TBA)

E-mail 250-500 Word Abstracts to lasso2005yahoo.com

Texas Tech University will host the 34th annual meeting of the Linguistic
Association of the Southwest in Lubbock, Texas, October 7-9, 2005. This year's
theme is ''Interfaces.'' The conference will feature a plenary address by Lyle
Campbell, of the University of Utah. Domnita Dumitrescu of California State
University-Los Angeles will present the Presidential Address.

Abstracts in any area of linguistics may now be submitted to
lasso2005yahoo.com. Papers in any area of linguistics are welcome, but papers
on the conference theme are especially encouraged, as are proposals dealing with
language issues of special interest in the Southwest, including language
revitalization and maintenance. All abstracts should be submitted to

The NEW abstract deadline is June 6, 2005. Abstracts should be e-mailed as a
PDF, Microsoft Word, RTF, or text file attachment, in that order of preference.
Special font items travel best as a PDF. In addition to sending the abstract as
an attachment, please paste the text of the abstract into the e-mail message
itself. Authors without access to e-mail may mail a disk copy accompanied by a
paper copy to LASSO VP Colleen Fitzgerald, Department of English, Texas Tech
University, Lubbock, TX 79409.

Abstracts should be 250-500 words, single-spaced in 11 point Times New Roman
font. Abstracts should summarize the main points and indicate key aspects of the
data and methodology. Use of special font items should be kept to a minimum. At
the conference, abstracts will be distributed as received. At the beginning of
the abstract, write the title of the paper. At the end of the abstract, repeat
the title and also list the author's name (if more than one author, list names
in the order they should appear in the program), academic affiliation, mailing
address, telephone number, and e-mail. If the author will not be available at
his/her usual address or e-mail during the summer, provide summer contact
information in the cover e-mail. Also note whether any A-V equipment will be
needed. Authors will be notified by early July as to whether their papers have
been accepted.

Student papers can be considered for the Helmut Esau Prize, a $250 cash award
made annually by LASSO for the best student paper.

Participation in LASSO is a privilege of membership; this means that an
individual must be a current member in order to be listed in the conference
program. LASSO membership information will be emailed upon acceptance of
abstracts, should authors not currently be members. For further conference
information, contact lasso2005yahoo.com or
visit the web site http://www.english.ttu.edu/linguistics/lasso/ .
Message 2: OntoLex 2005 - Ontologies and Lexical Resources
Date: 03-Jun-2005
From: Alessandro Lenci <alessandro.lenciilc.cnr.it>
Subject: OntoLex 2005 - Ontologies and Lexical Resources

Full Title: OntoLex 2005 - Ontologies and Lexical Resources
Short Title: OntoLex 2005

Date: 15-Oct-2005 - 15-Oct-2005
Location: Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Contact Person: Alessandro Lenci
Meeting Email: alessandro.lenciilc.cnr.it
Web Site: http://www.ilc.cnr.it/ontolex2005

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 10-Jun-2005

Meeting Description:

Call for Paper
OntoLex 2005 - Ontologies and Lexical Resources


IJCNLP-05 Workshop

October 15, 2005 Jeju Island, South Korea

Background and Goals

The new framework of Information Society fostered the growing of the HLT area
and the project of turning the World Wide Web into a machine understandable
resource to access digital information (the so-called Semantic Web), posing new
challenges for integrated technologies. Lexicographers, lexical semanticists and
ontologists are joining forces to build innovative systems for integrating
ontological knowledge with lexical and semantic resources. Important examples of
this interaction are the recent works on the conceptual analysis of WordNet, and
the wide use of upper ontologies in innovative international projects like
EuroWordNet, SIMPLE, Balkanet, DWDSnet, etc.

OntoLex 2005 will be the fourth workshop on Ontologies and Lexical Knowledge
Bases, following OntoLex 2000, 2002, and 2004. In this workshop we want to
discuss the relation between ontological knowledge and language. A special focus
will be on the role of ontologies in multilingual language processing. This
relation can be investigated from a number of different angles, for example:
- what differences and similarities there are between ontologies and more
traditional lexical resources such as dictionaries and wordnets;
- how ontologies can be extracted from language corpora;
- what role language plays in the definition and mapping of ontologies;
- how to enrich semantic information in wordnets using formal tools;
- how ontologies can be used to treat language in language technology applications.

Ontologies and lexical resources can benefit from each other and converge into a
unified framework where semantics is provided by formally rigorous ontological
and lexical information.

Topics of interests

The workshop is open to any research contribution dealing with the relation
between ontologies and lexicons. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Design principles and methodologies for ontologies and semantic lexical
resources, with a special focus on Asian languages
* Evaluation, comparison, mapping and integration of ontologies and lexical
semantic resources
* The role of ontologies in the development of Inter-Lingual-Index (ILI)
* Applications of ontologies and lexical semantic resources in Information
Retrieval and Information Extraction;
* Use of ontologies and lexical resources in Semantic Web applications
* Role of lexical semantic resources in ontology learning
* Ontology-based query expansion techniques
* Ontologies and multi-lingual lexical resources
* Ontologies and lexical resources for meaning negotiation

We plan to include a selection of the best papers of the workshop in a book on
ontologies and lexicons that will be submitted for publication to Cambridge
University Press in the series Cambridge Studies in Natural Language Processing.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: June 10, 2005
Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2005
Camera ready manuscripts due: August 5, 2005
Workshop date: October 15, 2005

Submission Information

Paper submissions must be anonymous and are limited to at most 8 pages including
references, figures etc. Authors are required to follow the guidelines of
IJCNLP-05 workshop style, by hopefully using either the LaTeX style file or the
MS Word document template shown in the IJCNLP-05 style file page. Only
electronic submissions will be accepted. Please email your submission in PDF
(preferred), PostScript, or MS Word to the following address:

Each submission should also specify the author's name, affiliation, postal
address, email address and title in the body of the email message. For more
information, contact the workshop organizers by using the e-mail address above.

Workshop website

Organizing Committee

Chu-Ren Huang, Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica - Taiwan (co-chair);
Alessandro Lenci, University of Pisa - Italy (co-chair);
Alessandro Oltramari, LOA-CNR - Italy (co-chair);

Program Committee

Paul Buitelaar, DFKI - Germany
Nicoletta Calzolari, ILC-CNR - Italy
Christiane Fellbaum, Princeton University - USA
Aldo Gangemi, LOA-CNR - Italy
Asanee Kawtrakuln - Thailand
Kiyong Lee, Korea University - Korea
Virach Sornlertlamvanich, NICT - Thailand
Takenobu Tokunaga, Tokyo Institute of Technology - Japan
Jun-Ichi Tsujii, University of Tokyo - Japan
Paola Velardi, University of Rome ''La Sapienza'' - Italy
Jonathan Webster, City University of Hong Kong - Hong Kong
Shiwen Yu, Peking University - China

Contact person:

Alessandro Lenci
University of Pisa, Department of Linguistics
Via Santa Maria 36
56126 Pisa - Italy
e-mail: alessandro.lenciilc.cnr.it

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