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From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 07:52:20 +0100

                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 45.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Soraj Hongladarom <hsoraj_at_chula.ac.th> (70)
         Subject: Call: World Congress on the Power of Language

   [2] From: saggion <h.saggion_at_dcs.shef.ac.uk> (78)
         Subject: Last CPF: Summarization Workshop/RANLP 2005

   [3] From: "Alexander Gelbukh (MICAI)" <cfp2005_at_micai.org> (18)
         Subject: CFP: MICAI-2005 Artificial Intelligence, Springer
                 LNAI: one week submission reminder and CFP

   [4] From: "Alexander Gelbukh (NWeSP)" <nwesp_at_micai.org> (40)
         Subject: CFP: NWeSP-2005 Web Services conference, IEEE:
                 submission reminder and CFP

   [5] From: Helen Ashman <hla_at_CS.NOTT.AC.UK> (39)
         Subject: CW2005: submission dateline 25 May

   [6] From: Helen Ashman <hla_at_CS.NOTT.AC.UK> (17)
         Subject: WDA 2005 Deadline Extension

         Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 07:36:27 +0100
         From: Soraj Hongladarom <hsoraj_at_chula.ac.th>
         Subject: Call: World Congress on the Power of Language


1st World Congress on the Power of Language:
Theory, Practice and Performance
Date: March 6 - 10, 2006
Bangkok, Thailand


(Information on how to register and how to send abstracts can be found in
the website.)

Abstract Sumission Deadline: October 31, 2005

On this very auspicious occasion, Thai people will join hands with
linguists and scholars around the world to organize an international
conference entitled "The Power of Language: Theory, Practice and
Performance" to celebrate the 50th Birthday Anniversary of the beloved
H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, a world linguist scholar, for her
dedication to languages.

A World Forgotten Fact: The Power of Language

As the world becomes more globalized, language is unquestionably an
international issue as well as a national agenda that requires attention
from all. Language is a success key to social, economic, political, and
cultural development. Inventions will not be utilized widely at the fullest
extent; national development ideas cannot be immersed into and implemented
in communities unless they are well communicated to create local
understanding through appropriate languages. Conflicts and their
resolutions within and among countries are examples to prove how great an
impact language could bring to the world at large. The power of Language
goes beyond spoken or written words. Unless we are able to really
understand each other, and learn more about the world and people through
language, it is not possible to have sustainable development and peace.

   To know the power of language is thus essential for global
socio-economic, cultural and academic development, community capacity
building, transfer of technology, international trade, international
relations, laws and legal interactions, human relationships and people,
quality of life, esthetics, and world existence.

   The attempt to understand each other is prerequisite if we are to live
and interact in the world. Through language, when information is
transferred for various purposes, what we get in addition is to understand
each other. In this context, translation and interpretation are unique
human ability subsuming the most effective discipline to fulfill world
communication and understanding where the plethora of languages is used
which is beyond one's ability to learn.

   Many research studies on languages have been undertaken worldwide;
nevertheless, a few have been effectively put beyond practice into real
performance including reaching the application in societal development.
This is further confirmed by the paradox of knowledge-based society in that
limited existing effective research findings have been distributed even
though there are unlimited available channels. This leads to a serious
deficit in communication and cultural understanding in the world today.

   We fully share the rationale behind the U.S. and Europe Year of Languages
Projects, and further consider that language is an essential indicator of
success, not only of a nation but also the whole world at large. With our
intervention, support, promotion, and management as scholars, linguists,
development advocates, language specialists, translators, interpreters,
writers, teachers, students, all language users, the power of language
would no longer be underestimated.

   We would like to invite multidisciplinary scholars, experts, and
researchers, multidisciplinary professionals, government officials,
politicians, development advocates, NGO members, private sector,
academicians, educators, linguists, writers, translators, interpreters,
technologists, teachers, students around the world to share knowledge,
findings and experiences on this world forgotten fact.

Soraj Hongladarom
Department of Philosophy
Faculty of Arts
Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Tel. +66(0)22 18 47 56; Fax +66(0)22 18 47 55
ASEAN-EU LEMLIFE Project: http://www.asean-eu-lemlife.org/
The 2nd Asia-Pacific Computing and Philosophy Conference:
Personal: http://pioneer.chula.ac.th/~hsoraj/web/soraj.html
         Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 07:38:37 +0100
         From: saggion <h.saggion_at_dcs.shef.ac.uk>
         Subject: Last CPF: Summarization Workshop/RANLP 2005
                  Crossing Barriers in Text Summarization Research
                  Workshop to be help in conjunction with
                            *** RANLP 2005 ***
                            Borovets - Bulgaria
                       *** 24th of September 2005 ***
                          Third and Last  Call for Papers
                          ***  Submission: 3 June 2005 ***
An abstract or  summary is a text of a recognisable  genre with a very
specific purpose: to give the reader an exact and concise knowledge of
the  contents of  a  source  document. In  most  cases, summaries  are
written  by  humans,  but   nowadays,  the  overwhelming  quantity  of
information and the need to  access the essential content of documents
accurately  to  satisfy users'  demands  has  made  of Automatic  Text
Summarization a major research field.
Most   summarization  solutions   developed  today   perform  sentence
extraction, a useful, yet sometimes inadequate technique.  In order to
move  from the  sentence extraction  paradigm to  a  more challenging,
semantically  and  linguistically  motivated  'abstracting'  paradigm,
significant linguistic  (i.e., lexicons,  grammars, etc.)  as  well as
non-linguistic  knowledge (i.e., ontologies,  scripts, etc.)   will be
required. Some 'abstracting' problems like 'headline generation', have
been  recently addressed  using language  models that  rely  on little
semantic  information, what are  the limits  of these  approaches when
trying to generate multi-sentence discourses?  What tools are there to
support 'text  abstraction'? What type of  natural language generation
techniques  are  appropriate in  this  context?   Are general  purpose
natural language generation systems appropriate in this task?
Professional  abstractors  play  a  mayor  role  in  dissemination  of
information through  abstract writing, and  their work has  many times
inspired research on automatic  text summarization, they are certainly
one   of  the  keys   in  the   understanding  of   the  summarization
process. Therefore, what tools  are there to support Computer-Assisted
Summarization and  more specifically  how these tools  can be  used to
capture 'professional summarization' knowledge?
In  a  multi-lingual  context,  summaries are  useful  instruments  in
overcoming  the language barrier:  cross-lingual summaries  help users
assess the relevance  of the source, before deciding  to obtain a good
human translation of the  source. This topic is particularly important
in a context where the  relevant information only exists in a language
different from that  of the user. What techniques  are there to attack
this new and challenging issue?  What corpora would be appropriate for
the study of this task?
The ``news'' has been a traditional concern of summarization research,
   but we have  seen, in the past few years,  an increasing interest for
   summarization applications on technical and scientific texts, patient
   records, sport events, legal  texts, educative material, e-mails, web
   pages,  etc.  The  question  then,  is  how  to  adapt  summarization
   algorithms to  new domains  and genres.  Machine  learning algorithms
   over superficial features have been used in the past to decide upon a
   number of indicators of content relevance, but when the feature space
   is  huge  or  when  more ``linguistically''  motivated  features  are
   required, and  as a consequence the data  sparseness problem appears,
   what   learning  tools   are  more   appropriate  for   training  our
   summarization  algorithms? What  types  of models  should be  learned
   (e.g., macrostructures, scripts, thematic structures, etc.)?
Text  summarization,  information  retrieval, and  question  answering
support humans in gathering  vital information in everyday activities.
How  these   tools  can   be  effectively  integrated   in  practical
applications?   and  how  such  applications  can be  evaluated  in  a
practical context?
We call for contributions on  any aspect of the summarization problem,
but  we would  like the  workshop to  give the  research  community the
opportunity for discussion of the following research problems:
* Crossing the language  barrier: cross-lingual summarization; corpora
    to support this summarization enterprise;
* Crossing the extractive barrier: non-extractive summarization (i.e.,
text  abstraction); resources for  capturing abstraction  knowledge or
* Crossing genres, domains, and  media: adaptation of summarization to
new genres, domains, media, and tasks.
* Crossing technological  barriers: integration of  summarization with
    other NLP  technologies such  as Question Answering  and Information
The workshop will be organized around paper presentations, panel
discussions, and one invited talk.
*** For any further information please contact
Horacio Saggion  at h.saggion_at_dcs.shef.ac.uk
         Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 07:39:29 +0100
         From: "Alexander Gelbukh (MICAI)" <cfp2005_at_micai.org>
         Subject: CFP: MICAI-2005 Artificial Intelligence, Springer LNAI:
one week submission reminder and CFP
          4th Mexican International Conference on
          MICAI 2005
          November 14-18, 2005
          Monterrey, Mexico
          Proceedings: Springer LNAI.
          Keynote speakers:
          John McCarthy, Tom Mitchell, Erick Cantu, Jaime Sichman;
          more to be announced.
          Submission: May 22 abstract; then full paper May 29.
John McCarthy of Stanford is a pioneer of AI, creator of Lisp.
Tom Mitchell of CMU is ex-President of AAAI.
Erick Cantu of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Jaime Sichman of University of Sao Paulo.
More speakers to be announces on webpage.
         Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 07:40:04 +0100
         From: "Alexander Gelbukh (NWeSP)" <nwesp_at_micai.org>
         Subject: CFP: NWeSP-2005 Web Services conference, IEEE: submission
reminder and CFP
          International Conference NWeSP-2005:
          Next Generation Web Services Practices
          August 23-27, 2005, Seoul, Korea
          Submission deadline: June 1.
          Proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press, USA.
          WeSP authors will have publishing opportunities
          in several special issues.
Keynote speakers:
- Kwei-Jay Lin, University of California at Irvine,
- Jen-Yao Chung, IBM Research Division, USA,
- Shim Yoon, Web Services Advance Force, Samsung,
- David Du, University of Minnesota.
In cooperation with:
- IEEE Computer Society,
- Task force on Electronic Commerce,
- Technical Committee on Internet,
- Technical Committee on Scaleable Computing,
- The International World-Wide Web Conference Committee, IW3C2,
- Microsoft, Korea.
International Conference on Next generation Web Services Practices
(NWeSP'05) is a forum which brings together researchers and
practitioners specializing on different aspects of Web based
information systems. It will bring together the world's most
respected authorities on semantic web, Web-based services,
Web applications, Web enhanced business information systems,
e-education specialists, Information security, and other Web related
- Web Services Architecture, Modeling and Design,
- Semantic Web, Ontologies (creation, merging, linking, reconciliation),
- Database Technologies for Web Services,
- Customization, Reusability, Enhancements,
- Information Security Issues,
- Quality of Service, Scalability and Performance,
- User Interfaces, Visualization and modeling,
- Web Services Standards,
- Autonomic Computing Paradigms,
- Web Based e-Commerce, e-learning applications,
- Grid Based Web Services.
         Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 07:40:42 +0100
         From: Helen Ashman <hla_at_CS.NOTT.AC.UK>
         Subject: CW2005: submission dateline 25 May
23-25 November 2005, Nanyang Executive Centre, Singapore.
organized by:
School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
in cooperation with: EUROGRAPHICS, ACM, ACM SIGGRAPH, SIGWEB, SIGecom,
Paper submission: 25 May 2005
Cyberworlds are information worlds created on cyberspaces either
intentionally or spontaneously, with or without visual design.
Cyberworlds are closely related to the real world and have a serious
impact on it. The conference will have four parallel tracks including
but not limited to the following topics:
A1: Shared Virtual Worlds
A2: Distributed Virtual Environments
A3: Collaborative Design and Manufacturing
B1: Information Retrieval and Information Security
B2: Data Mining and Warehousing in Cyberworlds
B3: HCI and Humanised Interfaces in Cyberworlds
C1: Philosophy, Evolution, and Ethics of Cyberworlds
C2: Business Models in Cyberworlds
D1: Cyberlearning
D2: Cyberculture and Cyberarts
CW2005 will provide an opportunity for scientists and engineers from
around the world to share the latest research, ideas, and developments
in these fields. The conference will consist of full paper sessions,
short presentations, panels, tutorials, cyber art exhibition, industrial
seminars, and hands-on demonstrations where research groups, vendors,
and artists will show the state-of-the-art in the field.
There will be also 3 workshops organised in parallel with the main
conference program:
- 1st International Workshop on Cultural Heritage and Edutainment in
Virtual Environments (CHEVE 2005)
- 2nd International Workshop on Web Computing in Cyberworlds (WCCW 2005)
- 2nd International Workshop on Language Understanding and Agents for
Real World Interaction (LUAR 2005) _http://titech.serveftp.com/index.htm_
         Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 07:41:09 +0100
         From: Helen Ashman <hla_at_CS.NOTT.AC.UK>
         Subject: WDA 2005 Deadline Extension
WDA 2005
Third International Workshop on Web Document Analysis
Seoul Olympic Parktel, Seoul, Korea
August 28, 2005
Paper submission deadline: June 5, 2005 **extended**
WDA 2005 home page: http://wda2005.blogspot.com/
In response to a number of requests, the deadline for submissions to
WDA 2005 has been extended to June 5, 2005. Authors are encouraged to
submit short papers related to any aspect of document analysis on the
Web.   Because we seek to foster discussion and interaction among
researchers, we encourage authors to submit papers that describe work
in progress.
A complete listing of possible topics can be found in the Call For
Papers on the WDA 2005 home page.  Description of the venue can be
found on the ICDAR 2005 home page: http://image.korea.ac.kr/icdar2005/
Workshop Co-Chairs
Matthew Hurst
Ethan Munson
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