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                          CALL FOR PAPERS
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                         Third Conference on
          Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
                             (EMNLP-3)
 
 
WHEN:     Tuesday, June 2, 1998 (following the First International
          Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation and the NSF
          Workshop on Translingual Information Management)
 
WHERE:   Granada, Spain
 
 
CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION:
 
In the spirit of SIGDAT events, this conference will offer a general
forum for novel research in corpus-based and statistical natural
language processing. Areas of interest include (but are not limited
to):
 
      - robust parsing, phrase structure analysis
      - part of speech tagging
      - term and name identification
      - word sense disambiguation
      - morphological analysis
      - anaphora resolution
      - event categorization
      - discourse structure identification
      - alignment of parallel texts and bilingual terminology
      - language modelling
      - lexicography
      - machine translation
      - spelling and grammar correction
 
 
In addition, we encourage submissions that describe and evaluate the
strengths, weaknesses, and recent advances in corpus-based NLP as
applied to MULTI-LINGUAL APPLICATIONS.
 
The development of natural language applications which handle
multi-lingual information is the next major challenge facing the field
of computational linguistics. How well do techniques for lexical
tagging, parsing, anaphora resolution, etc., handle the specific
problems of multi-lingual applications? What new methods have been
developed to address the deficiencies of existing algorithms for these
tasks or to address problems specific to handling multi-lingual
applications? What problems still lack an adequate empirical solution?
Conversely, how can data-driven NLP methods be improved with the help
of multi-lingual data?
 
 
PROGRAM CHAIRS:
 
    Nancy Ide          Vassar College (chair)
    Atro Voutilainen   University of Hlesinki (co-chair)
 
 
PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
 
    To be announced
 
SPONSOR:   SIGDAT (ACL's special interest group for linguistic data
                     and corpus-based approaches to NLP)
 
 
FORMAT FOR SUBMISSION: Authors should submit a full-length paper
(3500-8000 words) either electronically or in hardcopy.  Electronic
submissions should be mailed to "[log in to unmask]" and must
either be (a) plain ascii text or (b) a single postscript file (US
letter format). Hardcopy submissions should be mailed to Nancy Ide
(address below), and should include six (6) copies of the paper.
 
REQUIREMENTS: Papers should describe original work. A paper accepted
for presentation cannot be presented or have been presented at any
other meeting. Papers submitted to other conferences will be
considered, as long as this fact is clearly indicated in the
submission.
 
SCHEDULE:
 
   Submission deadline:     Monday, March 2, 1998
   Notification date:       Friday, April 3, 1998
   Camera-ready copy due:   Friday May 1, 1998
   Conference date:         Tuesday, June 2
 
CONTACTS:
 
Nancy Ide, Chair
Department of Computer Science
Vassar College
124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, New York 12604-0520 USA
Tel: (+1 914) 437 5988
Fax: (+1 914) 437 7498
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
 
Atro Voutilainen
Research Unit for Multilingual Language Technology
Department of General Linguistics
P.O. Box 4 (Keskuskatu 8, 7th floor)
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki
Finland
Tel: (+358 9) 191 23 507
Fax: (+358 9) 191 23 598
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
 
 
FURTHER INFORMATION:
 
       http://www.cs.vassar.edu/~ide/emnlp3.html
       http://www.cs.jhu.edu/~yarowsky/sigdat.html