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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 148.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

       [1] From: Cédrick Fairon (87)
             Subject: JADT2004 - Call for papers

       [2] From: LREC 2004 <lrec@ELDA.FR> (75)
             Subject: LREC 2004 - First Announcement and Call for Papers

             Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2003 06:56:10 +0100
             From: Cédrick Fairon <fairon@tedm.ucl.ac.be>
             Subject: JADT2004 - Call for papers

    JADT 2004
    7th International Conference on the Statistical Analysis of Textual Data


    Call for papers

    Following Barcelona (1990), Montpellier (1993), Rome (1995), Nice (1998),
    Lausanne (2000), Saint-Malo (2002) the 7th International Conference on the
    Statistical Analysis of Textual Data will be held in Louvain-la-Neuve
    (Belgium), on March 10-12, 2004. This biennial conference, which has
    constantly been gaining in importance since its first occurrence, is open to
    all scholars working in the vast field of textual data analysis; ranging from
    lexicography to the analysis of political discourse, from documentary
    research to marketing research, from computational linguistics to
    sociolinguistics, from the processing of data to content analysis. After the
    success of the previous meetings, the three-day conference in Belgium will
    continue to provide a workshop-style forum through technical paper sessions,
    invited talks, and panel discussions.

    Themes of interest

    Exploratory Textual Data Analysis
    Discourse Analysis
    Computational Linguistics
    Statistical Analysis of Responses to Open Questions
    Information Retrieval
    Textual Classification
    Text Corpora and Text Encoding
    Documentary and Bibliometric Statistical Analysis
    Software for Lexical and Textual Analysis
    Semantic Web
    Text and Web mining
    Business and strategic intelligence

    Important dates

    Submission Deadline : October 31st, 2003
    Notification : Decembre 2003
    Camera ready papers : January 15th, 2004
    Conference : March 10 - 12, 2004

    Languages for the presentations

    Submissions, communications and presentations can be made in any one of these
    languages :


    As in the previous meetings, no translation will be provided.


    Submissions should be limited to original, evaluated work. All papers should
    include background survey and/or reference to previous work. The authors
    should provide explicit explanation when there is no evaluation in their
    work. We encourage the authors to include in their papers proposals and
    discussions of the relevance of their work to the theme of the conference.
    Participants wishing to submit a paper or present a poster should send to
    Gérald Purnelle of the program committee a short version for review by
    October 31st, 2004, giving the following information :

    Title of the proposed paper
    Name of authors, affiliations and full postal address with fax and/or e-mail
    A first version of the paper (8 pages max.)
    An abstract in the language of the paper
    An abstract in English (maximum 300 words)
    Bibliographical references.


    All accepted papers will be collected and issued as proceedings to the
    participants at the start of the conference.

    Organization board

    Cédrick Fairon - CENTAL - Université catholique de Louvain
    Anne Dister - CENTAL - Université catholique de Louvain
    Gérald Purnelle - CIPL - Université de Liège
    Joseph Denooz - CIPL - Université de Liège

    Local Organization: Bernadette Dehottay - Michel Thomas - Claude Devis -
    Patrick Watrin - Laurent Simon


    Cédrick Fairon

    place Blaise Pascal, 1
    1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
    Tel.: +32 (0)10/47.37.88
    Fax.: +32 (0)10/47.26.06
    Mail: fairon@tedm.ucl.ac.be

    Gérald Purnelle

    Quai Roosevelt, 1b
    4000 Liège
    Tel.: +32 (0)4/366.55.07
    Fax.: +32 (0)4/366.57.84
    Mail: gerald.purnelle@ulg.ac.be

             Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2003 06:57:56 +0100
             From: LREC 2004 <lrec@ELDA.FR>
             Subject: LREC 2004 - First Announcement and Call for Papers

                                      LREC 2004

    The fourth international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation,
    LREC 2004, is organised by ELRA in cooperation with other Associations and
    consortia, national and international organisations.

    Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal

    - Pre-conference workshops: 24-25 May 2004
    - Main conference: 26-27-28 May 2004
    - Post-conference workshops: 29-30 May 2004

    Conference web site: http://www.lrec-conf.org
    In the Information Society, the pervasive character of Human Language
    Technologies (HLT) and their relevance to practically all fields of Information
    Society Technologies (IST) has been widely recognised.

    Two issues are particularly relevant: the availability of Language
    Resources (LRs) and the methods for the evaluation of resources,
    technologies, products and applications. Substantial mutual benefits are
    achieved by addressing these issues through international collaboration.

    The term "language resources" (LRs) refers to sets of language data and
    descriptions in machine readable form, used in many types of
    - creation and evaluation of natural language, speech and multimodal
    algorithms and systems,
    - software localisation and language services,
    - language enabled information and communication services,
    - knowledge management,
    - e-commerce, e-publishing, e-learning, e-government,
    - cultural heritage,
    - linguistic studies,
    - etc.

    This large range of uses makes the LRs infrastructure a strategic part of
    the e-society, where the creation of a basic set of LRs for all languages
    must be ensured in order to bring all languages to the same level of
    usability and availability.

    Examples of LRs are written or spoken corpora and lexica, which may be
    annotated or not, multimodal resources, grammars, terminology or domain
    specific databases and dictionaries, ontologies, multimedia databases, etc.
    LRs also cover basic software tools for the acquisition, preparation,
    collection, management, customisation and use of the above mentioned examples.

    The relevance of evaluation for language technologies development is
    increasingly recognised. This involves assessing the state-of-the-art for a
    given technology, measuring the progress achieved within a programme,
    comparing different approaches to a given problem, assessing the
    availability of technologies for a given application, benchmarking, and
    assessing system usability and user satisfaction.

    The aim of this conference is to provide an overview of the
    state-of-the-art, discuss problems and opportunities, exchange information
    regarding LRs, their applications, ongoing and planned activities,
    industrial uses and needs, requirements coming from the new e-society, both
    with respect to policy issues and to technological and organisational ones.
    LREC will also elaborate on evaluation methodologies and tools, explore the
    different trends and promote initiatives for international collaboration in
    the areas mentioned above.

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