5.0393 CFP: Non-Literal Language (1/110)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Thu, 17 Oct 1991 21:15:08 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0393. Thursday, 17 Oct 1991.

Date: 16 Oct 91 20:10 -0700
From: <fass@cs.sfu.ca>
Subject: COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE special issue on non-literal language

Computational Approaches to Non-Literal Language
Special Issue

You are invited to submit a paper to a Special Issue of COMPUTATIONAL
INTELLIGENCE Journal on Computational Approaches to Non-Literal Language,
edited by Dan Fass, James Martin and Elizabeth Hinkelman.

COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE has been publishing regularly four issues a year
since 1984 with an international editorial board of 48 distinguished
researchers covering all areas of AI.
The executive editors are Nick Cercone and Gord McCalla.
>From 1992 on, COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE will be published by Basil Blackwell

The Special Issue is to appear in August 1992.
Submission deadline is February 6th 1991.
Please let Dan Fass know by e-mail or letter by November 15th if you intend
to submit, giving a tentative title and brief description of the contents of
your paper.

1. Focus of the Special Issue

Non-literal language includes metaphor, idiom, "indirect" speech acts,
implicature, hyperbole, metonymy, irony, simile, sarcasm, and other devices
whose meaning cannot be obtained by direct composition of their constituent
Papers are invited on topics including (but not limited to) the computer
recognition, interpretation, acquisition, generation, and robust parsing of
non-literal language. Issues of interest include:

o the relationship of non-literal to literal language,
o the adequacy of various forms of knowledge representation (symbolic vs
connectionist vs statistical),
o static vs dynamic mechanisms,
o general vs idiosyncratic treatment of instances,
o instances as novel vs conventional forms,
o comparison and contrast of models of the various forms of non-literal
o broader implications for AI.

2. Impetus for the Special Issue

The editors of the Special Issue recently organized a workshop on non-literal
language at IJCAI-91. Attendees, besides the organizers, were John Barnden,
Ted Briscoe, Jerry Hobbs, Eric van der Linden, Hiroshi Motoda, Yamagami
Matsumoto, David Powers, Lisa Rau, Cameron Shelley, Raoul Smith, Susan Weber,
Sylvia Weber Russell, and Janet Wiles.

The 169 page workshop proceedings will be available shortly as a technical
report from the University of Colorado at Boulder. There will be a charge,
to be determined. Please contact James Martin for further details.

3. Schedule for the Special Issue

Date Stage

Thurs Nov 14 1991 Notification of intention to submit.

Thurs Feb 6 1992 Submission deadline.

Thurs Mar 19 1992 Reviews returned.

Thurs Apr 23 1992 Revised, accepted papers received.

4. Manuscript Preparation and Review

Typical submissions should be 25-50 pages in manuscript form, though exceptions
may be made. The manuscript should be double spaced and typed on one side of
the page only. Each page of the manuscript should be numbered, beginning with
the title page.

The title page should include the title, authors' names, institution of origin,
and its address (including postal code). Please include telephone number(s) and
e-mail address.

An abstract should be not more than 200 words, and on a separate page.
References should not be cited in the manuscript.

More detailed Instructions to Authors will be sent to those intending to submit
a paper.

Please note that for an author's submission to be reviewed, the author must
review three other submissions to the Special Issue.

5. The Editors

Dan Fass James Martin
Centre for Systems Science, Computer Science Department and
Simon Fraser University, Institute of Cognitive Science,
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada. University of Colorado at Boulder,
Tel: (604) 291-3208 Box 430, Boulder, CO 80309-0430, USA.
Fax: (604) 291-4951 Tel: (303) 492-3552
E-mail: fass@cs.sfu.ca Fax: (303) 492-2844
E-mail: martin@boulder.colorado.edu

Elizabeth Hinkelman
Center for Information and Language Studies,
University of Chicago, 1100 E. 57th Street,
Chicago, IL 60637, USA.
Tel: (312) 702-8887
Fax: (312) 702-0775
E-mail: eliz@tira.uchicago.edu