17.666 conferences &c

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Wed Feb 25 2004 - 03:32:25 EST

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 666.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

   [1] From: Ileana Comorovski <Ileana.Comorovski@univ- (26)
         Subject: CFP Workshop on questions

   [2] From: Julia Flanders <Julia_Flanders@BROWN.EDU> (21)
         Subject: conference on electronic theses and dissertations

   [3] From: tsd2004robot@aurora.fi.muni.cz (45)
         Subject: TSD 2004 2nd Call for Papers

         Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 07:44:59 +0000
         From: Ileana Comorovski <Ileana.Comorovski@univ-nancy2.fr>
         Subject: CFP Workshop on questions

                          2nd Call for Papers
                (submission deadline modified: MARCH 15)

         Workshop: Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics of Questions
                            August 9-13, 2004


Organized as part of the European Summer School on Logic, Language, and
         Information (ESSLLI), August 9-20, 2004 in Nancy, France

Workshop organizers:
- Ileana Comorovski, Université Nancy 2 (comorovski@univ-nancy2.fr)
- Manfred Krifka, Humboldt-Universität & Zentrum für Allgemeine
    Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Berlin (krifka@zas.gwz-berlin.de)

Workshop Purpose:
The investigation of questions has deepened our understanding of
syntax (e.g. the constraints on syntactic dependencies), of semantics
(e.g., the representation of non-declarative information) and of
pragmatics (e.g., the nature of speech acts). However, researchers
often took little notice of research on questions (and answers) in
adjacent fields. For example, syntacticians interested in multiple
constituent questions were unaware of the interpretation of different
types of multiple questions, and semanticists disregarded important
pragmatic factors like speaker bias. This workshop tries to bring
together researchers that transcend such boundaries. The goal is to
gain not only a more profound understanding of questions, but of the
interaction of syntax, semantics and pragmatics in general.

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         Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 07:48:53 +0000
         From: Julia Flanders <Julia_Flanders@BROWN.EDU>
         Subject: conference on electronic theses and dissertations

Conference: ETD 2004: June 3-5, 2004, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

The Seventh International Conference on Electronic Theses and Dissertations
(ETDs) will emphasize support for creators of scholarly electronic
documents in any discipline, building ETD initiatives that create value for
universities, students and faculty, and encouraging collaborative efforts
among institutions. ETD 2004 is organized by the Networked Digital Library
of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) initiative, an open federation of 174
member universities and supporting organizations, including research
institutions and private companies, that supports the authoring, usability,
and dissemination of ETDs worldwide. NDLTD's goal is to improve graduate
education and access to research by encouraging students to produce
electronic documents, use digital libraries, and understand publishing

Session topics will include: Shaping the future of scholarly communication;
unique issues about ETDs for different disciplines; administrators and ETDs:
the challenges and the rewards for the university and the university
community; training and supporting scholarly electronic document authors;
ETDs and open access, intellectual property rights, digital rights
management, and fair use entitlements; and multimedia issues for the
presentation of scholarly material.

For more information, see www.uky.edu/ETD/ETD2004/welcome.html

         Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 07:50:12 +0000
         From: tsd2004robot@aurora.fi.muni.cz
         Subject: TSD 2004 2nd Call for Papers

     Please distribute this call among your colleagues


Seventh International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE
(TSD 2004)
Brno, Czech Republic, 8-11 September 2004

The conference is organised by the Faculty of Informatics,
Masaryk University, Brno and the Faculty of Applied Sciences,
University of West Bohemia, Pilsen. The conference is supported
by International Speech Communication Association (ISCA).


TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between
researchers in both spoken and written language processing
from the former East Block countries and their Western colleagues.
Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in
their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series.


Topics of the TSD 2004 conference will include
(but are not limited to):
text corpora and tagging;
transcription problems in spoken corpora;
sense disambiguation;
links between text and speech oriented systems;
parsing issues, especially parsing problems in spoken texts;
multi-lingual issues, especially multi-lingual dialogue systems;
information retrieval and information extraction;
text/topic summarization;
machine translation
semantic networks and ontologies;
speech modeling;
speech segmentation;
speech recognition;
text-to-speech synthesis;
dialogue systems;
development of dialogue strategies;
prosody in dialogues;
user modeling;
knowledge representation in relation to dialogue systems;
assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue;
applied systems and software;
facial animation;
visual speech synthesis.

Papers on processing of languages other than English
are strongly encouraged.

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