LINGUIST List 8.28

Thu Jan 16 1997

Calls: Cognitive processing, Corpus-based NLP

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  1. Jan.Nuyts, Book series
  2. Joe F. Zhou, WVLC-5, Workshop on Very Large Corpora

Message 1: Book series

Date: Mon, 6 Jan 1997 15:34:23 +0100 (MET)
From: Jan.Nuyts <>
Subject: Book series

 *** Call for unpublished manuscripts ***
 - monographs or collected volumes -
 *** for a new book series ***

 An interdisciplinary series
 on language and other mental faculties

Marcelo Dascal (Tel Aviv University)
Raymond Gibbs (University of California at Santa Cruz)
Jan Nuyts (University of Antwerp)

Editorial address:
Jan Nuyts
University of Antwerp, Linguistics (GER)
Universiteitsplein 1
B-2610 Wilrijk, Belgium

Editorial Advisory Board:
Melissa Bowerman (Psychology, MPI f. Psycholinguistics);
Wallace Chafe (Linguistics, Univ. of California at Santa Barbara);
Philip R. Cohen (AI, Oregon Grad. Inst. of Science & Techn.);
Antonio Damasio (Neuroscience, Univ. of Iowa);
Morton Ann Gernsbacher (Psychology, Univ. of Wisconsin);
David McNeill (Psychology, Univ. of Chicago);
Eric Pederson (Cogn. Anthropology, MPI f. Psycholinguistics);
Francois Recanati (Philosophy, CREA);
Sally Rice (Linguistics, Univ. of Alberta);
Benny Shanon (Psychology, Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem);
Lokedra Shastri (AI, Univ. of California at Berkeley);
Dan Slobin (Psychology, Univ. of California at Berkeley);
Paul Thagard (Philosophy, Univ. of Waterloo).

John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia

Aim & Scope:
HUMAN COGNITIVE PROCESSING aims to be a forum for interdisciplinary
research on the cognitive structure and processing of language and its
anchoring in the human cognitive or mental systems in general. It aims
to publish high quality manuscripts which address problems related to
the nature and organization of the cognitive or mental systems and
processes involved in speaking and understanding natural language
(including sign language), and the relationship of these systems and
processes to other domains of human cognition, including general
conceptual or knowledge systems and processes (the language and
thought issue), and other perceptual or behavioral systems such as
vision and non-verbal behavior (e.g. gesture). `Cognition' and `Mind'
should be taken in their broadest sense, not only including the domain
of rationality, but also dimensions such as emotion and the
unconscious. The series is not bound to any theoretical paradigm or
discipline: it is open to any type of approach to the above questions
(methodologically and theoretically) and to research from any
discipline concerned with them, including (but not restricted to)
different branches of psychology, artificial intelligence and computer
science, cognitive anthropology, linguistics, philosophy and
neuroscience. HUMAN COGNITIVE PROCESSING especially welcomes research
which makes an explicit attempt to cross the boundaries of these


Jan Nuyts		phone: 32/3/820.27.73
University of Antwerp	fax: 32/3/820.27.62
Linguistics		email:
Universiteitsplein 1
B-2610 Wilrijk - Belgium
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Message 2: WVLC-5, Workshop on Very Large Corpora

Date: Thu, 2 Jan 97 09:52:10 EST
From: Joe F. Zhou <>
Subject: WVLC-5, Workshop on Very Large Corpora

The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) and its special
interest group for linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to
NLP (SIGDAT) are organizing the


WHEN: August 18-20, 1997

WHERE: Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (August 18, 1997)
 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (August 20, 1997)

 WVLC5 will immediately precede ROCLING '97 (Aug 22-24, Taiwan)
 and IJCAI '97 (Aug 24-29, Nagoya, Japan).

 This workshop will take place in two consecutive sessions sharing a
 common program committee and proceedings. Authors may specify at
 which session(s) they wish to present their papers.


 The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
 LEXIS-NEXIS, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.


This workshop, like preceding ones in the series, will offer a general
international forum for the presentation of new advances and
applications in the area of large scale, corpus-based natural language

 The fifth workshop will focus on the theme of:

 Innovative and practical uses of large corpora in real-world

Gigabytes and terabytes of on-line unrestricted natural language text
have become commonplace today. How are these resources actually being
used in commercial as well as research applications? What robust and
efficient techniques exist for analyzing and organizing these
resources? The workshop encourages contributions that demonstrate
innovative applications of corpus-based NLP to problems of practical
commercial importance.

The theme will provide an organizing structure to the workshop, and
offer a focus for discussion and debate between academic researchers
and industrial practitioners. We also expect and will welcome a
diverse set of submissions in all areas of statistical and
corpus-based NLP, including (but not limited to)

 Text Analysis Techniques:
 - part of speech tagging
 - term and name identification
 - morphological analysis
 - robust parsing
 - alignment of parallel texts and bilingual terminology
 - sense disambiguation
 - anaphora resolution
 - event categorization
 - discourse structure

 - information retrieval
	- information extraction
	- text categorization and summarization
 - lexicography
 - machine translation
 - spelling and grammar correction
 - recognition: speech, OCR, handwriting, etc.


 Huang Changning - Tsinghua University (Beijing, China)
 Ken Church - AT&T Laboratories (Murray Hill, NJ, USA)
 Joe Zhou - LEXIS-NEXIS (Dayton, OH, USA)

FORMAT FOR SUBMISSION: Authors should submit a full-length paper
(3500-8000 words), either electronically or in hard copy. Electronic
submissions should be mailed to "" and must
either be (a) plain ascii text, (b) a single postscript file, or (c) a
single latex file following the ACL-97 stylesheet (no separate figures
or .bib files). Hard copy submissions should be mailed to Ken Church
(address below), and should include four (4) copies of the paper.

REQUIREMENTS: Papers should describe original work. A paper accepted
for presentation cannot be presented or have been presented at any
other meeting. Papers submitted to other conferences will be
considered, as long as this fact is clearly indicated in the


 Submission Deadline: April 7, 1997
 Notification Date: May 20, 1997
 Camera ready copy due: July 1, 1997


 Ken Church Joe Zhou
 Room 2B-421 LEXIS-NEXIS, a Division of Reed Elsevier
 AT&T Laboratories 9555 Springboro Pike
 Murray Hill, NJ 07974 USA Dayton, OH 45342 USA
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