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From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 08:38:07 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 763.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Cristina Vertan <cri_at_nats.informatik.uni- (75)
         Subject: 2nd CALL Workshop Semantic Web Technologies

   [2] From: Helen Ashman <hla_at_CS.NOTT.AC.UK> (14)
         Subject: DocEng 2005: Paper/Panel deadlines extended

   [3] From: Nicolas Nicolov <nicolas_at_us.ibm.com> (51)
         Subject: CFP: Recent Advances in NLP -- Submissions due: May
                 23, 2005

         Date: Wed, 04 May 2005 08:13:44 +0100
         From: Cristina Vertan <cri_at_nats.informatik.uni-hamburg.de>
         Subject: 2nd CALL Workshop Semantic Web Technologies

*** apologize for multiple postings***
Semantic Web Technologies for Machine Translation
        Satellite Workshop at the MT Summit 2005
By its aim to implement a semantic structure behind the content of the
World Wide Web, the Semantic Web activities recently attracted a large,
significant and specialized research community consisting of computer
computational linguists, logicians, knowledge and ontology specialists,
programmers, e-commerce, etc.

Semantic Web needs human language technology and human language
technology will highly benefit from the Semantic Web. However until now,
research was directed more to the first issue. Techniques from human
language technology were used to add meaning to the Web data and to make
it usable for automatic processing. The second issue, i.e. the use of
the new Semantic Web Technologies for improvement of natural language
applications was neglected. The development of ontologies for the
Semantic Web, their search mechanisms, and the standard formal (e.g.
RDF) annotation of large pieces of data on the web, are of high value
for monolingual and multilingual natural language (web)-applications The
current workshop focuses on this topic, more exactly on the implications
of such semantic web technologies on machine translation, which is a
representative sub-field of natural language processing. It is
well-known that multilinguality is one of the main challenges of
Semantic Web. The annotation mechanisms and the development of
ontologies and search procedures aim at retrieving relevant information
independently of the language in which it was produced. On the other
hand, Semantic Web activities will have major impact on natural language
applications based on training on large pieces of corpora

Example-based machine translation is a relevant example: Up to now the
training is done on parallel aligned corpora, in the best case,
additionally annotated with syntactic information. However, big reliable
parallel corpora are available only for a few language pairs and
domains. In the absence of such corpora, the Web is the best source for
parallel aligned corpora. Aligned via RDF(S) annotations, the web can be
exploited as a multilingual corpus. Moreover, this annotation will
provide the semantic information attached to the respective texts. This
strategy can have significant implications on example based machine

Knowledge based machine translation is another technique which can
benefit from Semantic Web activities. Until now KB-MT systems were based
mainly on the development of domain-dependent ontologies and on mapping
the source language onto the target language via these ontologies. It
was proved that KBMT can be very successful when applied to restricted
domains, but encounters severe problems with translations of general
texts. The Semantic Web activities (will) provide a large amount of
ontologies in various domains and bridges between these ontologies. In
this new context, KBMT could become a powerful mechanism for on-line
machine translation.

The goal of the workshop is twofold: - to discuss the implications of
semantic web-technologies for machine translation, namely on example
based and knowledge-based machine translation, - to contrast the two
main technologies of Semantic Web: topic maps and RDFS in machine
translation of on-line texts.

We welcome original papers related (but not limited) to following topics
- semantic web annotations for multilingual corpora
- use of semantic web annotations for corpus based machine translation
- integration of semantic information in example based machine
- use of semantic web ontologies for machine translation
- semantic web and on-line translation tools
- integration of semantic web technologies in CAT tools.
We also encourage demonstrations of developed tools. Submissions for a
demonstration session should include a 2 page demo-note describing the
system-architecture and performance as well as technical requirements.


Dr. Cristina Vertan
Natural Language Systems Division
Computer Science Department
University of Hamburg
Vogt-Koelln-Str. 30
22527 Hamburg GERMANY

Tel. 040 428 83 2519
Fax 040 428 83 2515


         Date: Wed, 04 May 2005 08:14:12 +0100
         From: Helen Ashman <hla_at_CS.NOTT.AC.UK>
         Subject: DocEng 2005: Paper/Panel deadlines extended

ACM Symposium on Document Engineering 2005
HP Laboratories, Bristol, UK
November 2-4, 2005

*** Deadlines extended ***

The submission deadlines for full papers and panel proposals has been
extended by two weeks. These deadlines are now:

Paper/Proposal registration (w/ short abstracts): May 13, 2005
Paper/Proposal upload: May 20, 2005

The direct link for submission, using the JEMS system maintained by the
Brazilian Computer Society, is:

The symposium Web site is: http://www.hpl.hp.com/conferences/DocEng2005/

Peter King, Program Chair
Anthony Wiley, Conference Chair

         Date: Wed, 04 May 2005 08:17:27 +0100
         From: Nicolas Nicolov <nicolas_at_us.ibm.com>
         Subject: CFP: Recent Advances in NLP -- Submissions due: May 23, 2005



          International Conference RANLP-2005
                    21-23 Sep 2005
                  Borovets, Bulgaria

Supported by the European Commission as a Marie Curie
Large Conference, contract MLCF-CT-2004-013233.

Further to the successful and highly competitive 1st,
2nd, 3rd and 4th conferences 'Recent Advances in
Natural Language Processing' (RANLP), we are pleased
to announce the 5th RANLP conference to be held this
year. The conference will take the form of addresses
from invited keynote speakers plus individual papers.
All papers accepted and presented will be available
as a volume of proceedings at the conference.
Volumes with selected and revised papers from the
conference are traditionally published by
John Benjamins Publishing (Amsterdam/Philadelphia)
in the "Current Issues in Linguistic Theories" series
(CILT volumes 136, 189, 260). There will also be an
exhibition area for poster and demo sessions.
The conference will be preceded by tutorials
(18-20 September 2005). For the first time,
post-conference workshops will be held (24 Sep'05).


We invite papers reporting on recent advances in all
aspects of Natural Language Processing (NLP). We
encourage the representation of a broad range of
areas including but not limited to: pragmatics,
discourse, semantics, syntax, and the lexicon;
phonetics, phonology, and morphology; mathematical
models and complexity; text understanding and
generation; multilingual NLP; machine translation,
machine-aided translation, translation memory systems,
translation aids and tools; corpus-based language
processing; POS tagging; parsing; electronic
dictionaries; knowledge acquisition; terminology;
word-sense disambiguation; anaphora resolution;
information retrieval; information extraction;
text summarisation; term recognition; text
categorisation; question answering; textual
entailment; visualisation; dialogue systems; speech
processing; computer-aided language learning;
language resources; evaluation; and theoretical and
application-oriented papers related to NLP of
every kind.

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