The following, seen on the linguist list, may be of interest (UNLs & MT is a topic).
Don Osborn Bisharat.net Date: 21-Nov-2004 From: Alexander Gelbukh <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Subject: Universal Networking Language (UNL), other Interlinguas and their Applications Full Title: Universal Networking Language (UNL), other Interlinguas and their Applications Date: 16-Feb-2005 - 16-Feb-2005 Location: Mexico City, Mexico Contact Person: Alexander Gelbukh Meeting Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Web Site: http://www.cicling.org/2005/UNL.htm Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Language Description; Lexicography; Semantics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2004 Meeting Description: This workshop will be devoted to the presentation of various approaches to the development and use of interlinguas. Interlinguas are primarily developed for machine translation, but it is obviously not the only application in which a meaning representation formalism, (relatively) neutral with respect to language, can be used. Other applications include information retrieval and dissemination, summarization, knowledge mining, and multilingual generation. Among the existing interlinguas, special attention will be given to UNL (Universal Networking Language). This language is the basis of a large international effort initiated by the United Nations University and aimed at multilingual communication on the Internet. We hope that the groups engaged in UNL activities will present the current state of affairs. The workshop seeks original papers on all aspects of interlinguas. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, classical issues and novel applications, such as: * Interlingua-based MT systems and multilingual generation. * Issues related to novel applications of interlinguas: information dissemination, retrieval and extraction based on interlingual representations, creation of multilingual documents and their integration into Internet-based dissemination systems. * Interlingual representations and interlingual lexicons as linguistic resources that can be integrated into NLP systems, and, conversely, existing resources which can be incorporated into interlingual systems. * State of the art of the UNL modules for various languages. * Evaluation of interlingual representations. * Multilingual applications and services. * Internet-based multilingual information dissemination. * Multilingual information retrieval and information extraction * Multilingual documents processing. PROGRAM COMMITTEE Pushpak Bhattacharyya Igor Boguslavsky (chair) Christian Boitet Jesús Cardeñosa Mike Dillinger Alexander Gelbukh Irina Prodanof Virach Sornlertlamvanich ORGANIZERS Jesús Cardeñosa Alexander Gelbukh (chair) Edmundo Tovar PUBLICATION All the accepted papers will be published in a special issue of the journal Research on Computing Science, ISSN 1665-9899. This issue will be also supplied with an ISBN. SUBMISSION The format for submissions is the same as for CICLing-2005 conference (http://www.CICLing.org), see Format instructions there (ignore the paper size limit indicated there). Submissions are to be sent by email in pdf or rtf format to: Edmundo Tovar ([EMAIL PROTECTED]). AGENDA The workshop will consist of two half-day sessions. For the first session, we invite submissions related to all aspects of the interlingua development. The second session will be devoted exclusively to UNL and will be of more practical orientation. We will begin by identifying some linguistic phenomena which caused difficulties for UNL encoding in various experiments and provoked disagreement among the encoders. Then we will propose and discuss some ways of overcoming these problems and, finally, we will have a practical encoding exercise aiming at testing and solidifying solutions arrived at during the discussion. IMPORTANT DATES 30th November, 2004: Deadline for submissions 15th December: Notification of acceptance 10th January, 2005: Firm deadline for final version submission (camera-ready) Tentatively 16th February: Workshop CONTACT AND MORE DETAIL See http://www.cicling.org/2005/UNL.htm or http://www.CICLing.org/contact.html _______________________________________________ MT-List mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.computing.dcu.ie/mailman/listinfo/mt-list