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Subject: [ E-CFP ] "Lexical movement and its impact on specialized resource" workshop @ TIA 2013 - deadline extension
From: <nathalie.aussenac-gilles_(on)_irit.fr>
Date received: 04 Sep 2013
Deadline: 15 Sep 2013
Start date: 28 Oct 2013

2nd call for papers + deadline extension

As a satellite event to the 10th International Conference on
Terminology and Artificial Intelligence (TIA) that will take
place at Université Paris 13 from October 28th to October 30th
2013 (http://flores.lipn.univ-paris13.fr/tia2013/Home.html), the
following multidisciplinary workshop will be held:

Lexical movement and its impact on specialised resources

Since the 1990's, research in terminology has clearly
demonstrated that terms are subject to variation. It is now a
known fact that the causes for terminological variation are
numerous, as described by Judit Freixa in an article published in

In many cases, terminological variation is the result of
different "movements" of terms and concepts which are happening
either in time (we then speak of diachronic variation) or space
(diatopic variation) as can be observed through the regional
variation between France, Switzerland and Quebec, for example.
Similarly, although less described, terminological variation can
also happen at the social level (diastratic variation). Other
causes of lexical movements also need to be investigated from a
terminological perspective, such as the links between subject
fields and the migration of terms from general language to
specialized languages, or vice-versa (the terminologization and
determinologisation phenomena, as described and named by Ingrid

Although these movements are documented and-at least
partially-described, the point of view generally adopted to
describe terms, which is subject-specific and synchronic, does
not allow for an adequate description and understanding of those
movements, which are not, consequently, adequately handled in the
framework of terminology. The study of term variation from a
theoretical point of view should lead to methodological
approaches which would allow for the proper management of the
different types of variation in electronic dictionaries, lexical
databases and ontologies.

Based on these observations, the objective of this workshop is to
fuel reflection on the nature of terminological variation, its
impacts, and what would be required to support terminological
variation for specialized communication and/or terminographical
resources, through the various types of "movements" such
variation is built on. This workshop hopes to bring together
researchers from disciplines such as terminology, corpus
linguistics, lexicology, lexicography, computer science and
cognitive science in order to gain different perspectives on the


Topic 1 - Identification of the need to take into account
terminological variation related to lexical movements
(diachronic, diatopic, diastratic, etc.).

o Case studies or examples that show the importance of taking
variation into account in various contexts related to
terminology, translation, ontology building or enrichment,
information retrieval, lexicography, etc.

o Impact on knowledge management and linguistic risk mitigation,
and potential solutions for such problems

Topic 2 - Methodological proposals for tracking or processing

o Using specialized comparable corpus, resources comparison, use
of ontologies, tools, annotations, etc.

o Using the Web as corpus for tracking

Topic 3 - Methods for taking variation into account in
terminographical and lexicographical resources or ontologies

o Methods to handle lexical movements in different types of

o Proposed formalization for different applications

o Strengths and limitations

This list is not closed and propositions for any related issues
are welcome.

Paper submissions

Papers will be submitted to a double blind review before
September 15, 2013 (new deadline).

Proposals must be sent to tia.atelier.mouvement_(at)_gmail.com in PDF
format and must include the following:

· A 2 to 3 page paper proposal (between 1000 and 1500 words,
including references).

· A separate file containing full name, institution and contact
information (email address, phone number and mailing address) of
the author or authors and the title of the paper;

Proposals will be evaluated by the scientific committee of the
workshop on the basis of the following criteria:

· the relevance of the topic to the theme of the conference;

· the theoretical or conceptual framework and methodology
proposed, related to research (if empirical);

· the organization and clarity of the proposal.

Instructions for authors:

Key Dates

Deadline for submission of proposals: 10 September 2013 15
September 2013

Notice of acceptance: 30 September 2013

Deadline for the final version of the proposal: 10 October 2013

Workshop: October 30, 2013

Workshop Venue Wednesday, October 30 2013 at the Institut
Galilée, Université Paris 13, 99 av. Jean-Baptiste Clément 93430


In a first stage, the final versions of the proposals will be
consolidated in a PDF document and distributed to participants of
TIA. Subsequently, the organizers plan to publish a collective
volume on the topic of the workshop, which will include extended
versions of the papers presented at the workshop and evaluated by
a scientific committee. The collection will also include papers
from a conference on the same topic which was held in Quebec City
in May 2013 in the context of the annual conference of the
Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS).

Organizing Committee

Patrick Drouin (OLST, Université de Montréal), Aline Francoeur
(CIRAL, Université Laval), Aurélie Picton (Faculty of Translation
and Interpretation/TIM, Université de Genève).

Scientific Committee

-        Anne Condamines, Université Toulouse-le-Mirail, France

-        Patrick Drouin, Université de Montréal, Canada

-        Aline Francoeur, Université Laval, Canada

-        John Humbley, Université Paris 7, France

-        Amélie Josselin-Leray, Université Toulouse-le-Mirail,

-        Marie-Claude L'Homme, Université de Montréal, Canada

-        Aurélie Picton, Université de Genève, Switzerland

-        Micaela Rossi, University of Genoa, Italy

-        Sunniva Whittaker, Norwegian School of Economics, Norway

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