5.0497 Computation Approaches to Non-Literal Language (1/107)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 4 Dec 1991 18:01:20 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0497. Wednesday, 4 Dec 1991.

Date: 4 Dec 91 13:16 -0800
From: <fass@cs.sfu.ca>
Subject: COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE special issue on non-literal language

Computational Approaches to Non-Literal Language
Special Journal Issue
August 1992

Not too late to send intention to submit

Submissions are invited to a Special Issue of COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Journal on Computational Approaches to Non-Literal Language. Guest editors
are Dan Fass, James Martin and Elizabeth Hinkelman.

Response to earlier calls for papers, asking people to notify of us of an
intention to submit a paper, has been good. Intended papers cover a wide
variety of topics related to processing non-literal language. There is a
possibility that a research monograph may be published containing papers from
the special issue.

Please inform Dan Fass if you intend to submit a paper but have not yet done
so, giving a tentative title and brief description of your intended 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 is available as technical report CU-CS-550-91
from the University of Colorado at Boulder. It costs $5 per copy (including
postage). Please contact James Martin for further details.

3. Schedule for the Special Issue

Date Stage

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 abstract.

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

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

5. The Guest 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