LINGUIST List 7.1452

Thu Oct 17 1996

Calls: NLP for WWW, Central Eurasian studies

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  1. Kavi Mahesh, CFP: Symposium on NLP for WWW (due Oct 25)
  2. Steven Berbeco, CALL FOR PAPERS- Central Eurasian Conference, Indiana Univ.

Message 1: CFP: Symposium on NLP for WWW (due Oct 25)

Date: Tue, 15 Oct 1996 09:18:04 MDT
From: Kavi Mahesh <>
Subject: CFP: Symposium on NLP for WWW (due Oct 25)


 	1997 AAAI Spring Symposium
 March 24-26, 1997 Stanford University, California

 **Submission deadline** October 25, 1996**

Web site:

The World Wide Web (WWW) is rapidly becoming a powerful medium for
human communication and dissemination of information. Most information
on the WWW is expressed in natural language texts. Yet, most software
tools built for the WWW do not apply NLP techniques for searching,
retrieving, presenting, or generating texts.

The field of NLP has the potential to offer better tools that exploit
the syntax, semantics, and pragmatics of natural language texts, than
current ones based mostly on keyword matching and database indexing
methods, for easing the overload of texts on the users. The WWW in
turn is an excellent domain to develop practical applications of NLP.
Potential applications of NLP include (but are in no way limited to)
automatic and interactive summarization and machine translation of WWW
documents, information brokering, document filtering, and automatic
generation of WWW documents.

This symposium aims to bring together researchers in various
subdisciplines of NLP and from the Web community to address
applications of NLP for improving the use of the WWW. The symposium
will include paper presentations, on-line demonstrations,
commentaries, working groups, and a panel discussion. The WWW will be
used extensively for before, during, and after the
symposium. Additional information about the symposium is available at

Submission Information:

We invite papers describing concrete applications of NLP techniques
for the WWW as well as position papers concerning what NLP can and
cannot do for the WWW or what should NLP as a field do in order to
meet the challenges and opportunities provided by the WWW. WE STRONGLY
WWW. We especially invite submissions that treat WWW documents as
natural language texts (i.e., with NL syntax and semantics, as opposed
to just strings or databases). Papers addressing NLP problems
characteristic of the WWW, such as hypertext, multilingual, and
multimedia documents, are especially encouraged.

Papers should be up to 10 pages (11pt or larger font) including an
abstract and indicating whether a position or application
paper. Electronic submission (by e-mail to or by is strongly encouraged. Hardcopy
submissions (5 copies) may be sent to: Kavi Mahesh, Computing Research
Laboratory, Box 30001, Dept. 3CRL, Room 292B, New Science Hall, New
Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003-0001, (505) 646-5861.

Program Committee:

Lynn Carlson, US Department of Defense,;
Kavi Mahesh (Chair), New Mexico State University,;
Sergei Nirenburg, New Mexico State University,;
Ashwin Ram, Georgia Institute of Technology,;
Philip Resnik, University of Maryland,
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Message 2: CALL FOR PAPERS- Central Eurasian Conference, Indiana Univ.

Date: Tue, 15 Oct 1996 16:56:25 EDT
From: Steven Berbeco <>
Subject: CALL FOR PAPERS- Central Eurasian Conference, Indiana Univ.

CALL FOR PAPERS - The Fourth Annual Central Eurasian Studies
Conference at Indiana University, Bloomington, February 8, 1997

Graduate students, faculty and independent scholars are invited to
submit abstracts of papers on Central Asian topics in all fields.

Abstracts up to two double-spaced pages are due November 1, 1996.
Abstracts are expected to be comprehensive and publishable - a
collection of abstracts of papers selected will be published by the
date of the conference. Please, indicate institutional affiliation (if
any), street address, e-mail address and telephone/fax number.

Notifications of acceptance and other materials will be sent to the
authors of accepted papers by November 15. There is a $ 20 fee for
participants who are not currently affiliated with the Bloomington
campus. The fee is payable after receiving the notification of
acceptance and should be sent together with a letter of intention to
attend by January 1, 1997.

Please send abstracts to:
 The Third Annual Central Eurasian Conference
 Goodbody Hall 157
 Indiana University
 Bloomington, IN 47405
 fax: (812) 855-7500
 Telephone: (812) 855-9510

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