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Sun Mar 01 2009

Calls: General Ling/Spain; Computational Ling/Poland

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Carmen Horno-Chéliz, Biolinguistics Meeting: Poster Session
        2.    Anna Kupsc, Balto-Slavonic Natural Language Processing 2009

Message 1: Biolinguistics Meeting: Poster Session
Date: 27-Feb-2009
From: Carmen Horno-Chéliz <mhornounizar.es>
Subject: Biolinguistics Meeting: Poster Session
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Full Title: Biolinguistics Meeting: Poster Session

Date: 14-Jul-2009 - 14-Jul-2009
Location: Jaca (Huesca), Spain
Contact Person: Carmen Horno-Chéliz
Meeting Email: mhornounizar.es
Web Site: http://www.everyoneweb.es/biolinguistica

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2009

Meeting Description:

This poster session is integrated in a Summer Course about Biolinguistics
(July,13-15, in Summer University of Jaca, Spain).

Invited Speakers:
Dr. Jose Luis Mendívil Giró (Universidad de Zaragoza)
Dr. Cedric Boeckx (Harvard University)
Dr. Guillermo Lorenzo González (Universidad de Oviedo)
Dr. Andrea Moro (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele)
Dr. Fernando Cuetos Vega (Universidad de Oviedo)
Dra. Itziar Laka Mugarza (Universidad del País Vasco)
Dr. Antonio Benítez Burraco (Universidad de Oviedo)

Biolinguistics is a multidiciplinar discipline, and the goal of this meeting is
to give researchers the opportunity to know each other and discuss their

Call for Papers

1. Theoretical Linguistics (Minimalist Program)
2. Brain and Language. Neuroimaging Technology
3. Genes and Language
4. Origin and evolution of Language
5. Linguistic change and the limits of language diversity.
6. Adquisition and Learning of Languages
7. Others

Registration forms can be downloaded at the website
http://www.everyoneweb.es/biolinguistica/ and must be sent eletronically to:
Message 2: Balto-Slavonic Natural Language Processing 2009
Date: 26-Feb-2009
From: Anna Kupsc <akupscu-bordeaux3.fr>
Subject: Balto-Slavonic Natural Language Processing 2009
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Full Title: Balto-Slavonic Natural Language Processing 2009
Short Title: BSNLP2009

Date: 15-Jun-2009 - 15-Jun-2009
Location: Kraków, Poland
Contact Person: Jakub Piskorski
Meeting Email: bsnlp2009u-bordeaux3.fr
Web Site: http://erssab.u-bordeaux3.fr/BSNLP

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Slavic Subgroup

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2009

Meeting Description:

Balto-Slavonic Natural Language Processing - BSNLP 2009
Second International Workshop
Cracow, Poland
15 June 2009

This year BSNLP is co-located with the IIS 2009 (Intelligent Information
Systems) conference.

Last Call for papers

Topic and Motivation
The recent political and economic changes in Central and Eastern Europe and the
related on-going enlargement of the European Union brings into focus new
cultures and languages. Among them, the languages from the Balto-Slavonic group
have an outstanding role because of their rich cultural heritage and the
widespread use: over 400 million speakers.

The topic of the workshop addresses Natural Language Processing (NLP) for the
Balto-Slavonic languages. The NLP tasks include, but are not limited to,
morphological analysis and generation, tagging, named-entity recognition,
information extraction, co-reference resolution, question-answering, information
retrieval, text summarisation, machine translation. Research on these topics in
the context of Balto-Slavonic languages is still in its early stage and is
progressing relatively slowly. Due to specific linguistic phenomena, such as
rich inflection and relatively free word order, a construction of language
processing tools for these languages is an intriguing and challenging task.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners
working on NLP for Balto-Slavonic languages. The workshop will give an
opportunity to exchange ideas and experience, to discuss hard-to-tackle problems
in this field of research, and to make available resources more widely known.

This workshop is a follow-up to the successful first BSNLP 2007 workshop held in
conjunction with the ACL 2007 conference in Prague. In particular, we would
strongly encourage submissions describing systems, resources or solutions that
are made available to the wider public, as this would help to promote
computational linguistics applications for these languages.

Areas of Interest
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
A. Specific challenges for Balto-Slavonic NLP in the context of:
- text segmentation
- morphological analysis
- morphology models
- morpho-syntactic disambiguation
- named-entity recognition
- named-entity dissambiguation
- named-entity lemmatisation
- name variant recognition and merging
- term and keyword extraction
- syntactic parsing and chunking
- co-reference resolution
- word sense disambiguation
- corpus-based knowledge acquisition
- information extraction
- question answering
- machine translation
- text summarisation
- text classification
- information retrieval
- linguistic processing in search engines

B. Multilingual frameworks applied to these languages
- tools and resources (freely available for research purposes will be preferred)
- experience with, and evaluation of, linguistic data and processing resources
- comparative evaluation between languages
- encoding standards and formats

We expect two kinds of submissions:
- full papers
- short papers

Long papers should describe original unpublished work and should indicate the
state of completion of the reported results. In particular, an overlap with
previously published work should be clearly mentioned. The authors should
indicate in the abstract of their submission if the paper has been submitted

Short papers should describe work in progress and/or interactive software demos.

All submissions, both of long and short papers, will be judged on correctness,
novelty, technical strength, clarity of presentation, usability, and
significance/relevance to the workshop. Submissions will be reviewed by at least
3 members of the Program Committee. The reviewing will be blind. Therefore, the
paper should not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore,
self-citations and other references that could reveal the author's identity
should be avoided.

The final papers are to be prepared using LaTeX. Please download the zipped
archive with files needed to process your document: iis4authors.zip. Both class
files and an example of use are contained in the archive. Please follow all the
recommendations given in the example.

Submission will be electronic. The only accepted format for submitted papers is
Adobe PDF. Papers must be submitted no later than March 15, 2009 using the
submission webpage.

The page limit for long papers is 14 pages, whereas short papers / software demo
descriptions are limited to 7 pages.

Workshop proceedings in electronic form will be distributed at the workshop.
They will be available on-line after the workshop.
Additionnaly, the accepted long papers will be published along with the main IIS
2009 conference papers in a monograph form.

Important Dates
- Paper submissions due: 15.03.2009
- Notification of acceptance: 13.04.2009
- Camera-ready versions due: 4.05.2009

Kraków (Cracow) is one of the largest and the oldest cities in Poland. Nowadays
it is an important center of science, education and business. Thanks to its
history, monuments, unique atmosphere of the old town district and excellent
restaurants Kraków attracts tourists from all parts of the world.

Program Committee
- Tania Avgustinova (University of Saarland, Germany)
- Damir Ćavar (University of Zadar, Croatia)
- Tomaž Erjavec (Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
- Vladislav Kuboň (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)
- Anna Kupść (Université de Bordeaux, France)
- Olga Mitrofanova (St.Petersburg State University, Russia)
- Agnieszka Mykowiecka (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland)
- Rūta Marcinkevičienė (Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania)
- Karel Pala (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
- Gerald Penn (University of Toronto, Canada)
- Maciej Piasecki (Wrocław University of Technology, Poland)
- Jakub Piskorski (Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy)
- Adam Przepiórkowski (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland)
- Agata Savary (Université François Rabelais, Tours, France)
- Inguna Skadina (University of Latvia)
- Wojciech Skut (Google Inc., Zurich)
- Kiril Simov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
- Hristo Tanev (Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy)
- Duško Vitas (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
- Roman Yangarber (University of Helsinki, Finalnd)

Organizing Committee
- Anna Kupść (Université de Bordeaux, France)
- Maciej Piasecki (Wrocław University of Technology, Poland)
- Jakub Piskorski (Joint Research Centre, Italy)
- Adam Przepiórkowski (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)

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