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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   IESL-2003 Information Extraction for Slavonic and other CEE Languages
From:   Petya Osenova
Email:   petyaosenova_(on)_hotmail.com
Date received:   09 Apr 2003
Deadline:   20 May 2003
Start date:   08 Sep 2003

---------------------------------------------------------- First Call for papers WORKSHOP IESL-2003 on Information Extraction for Slavonic and other Central and Eastern European Languages 8-9 September 2003 Borovets, Bulgaria <http://www.lml.bas.bg/IESL2003 > http://www.lml.bas.bg/IESL2003 Supported by the European Commission=20 under contract ICA1-2000-70016 "BIS-21 Centre of Excellence" IESL-2003 will be held in conjunction with the Conference RANLP'2003 ( <http://www.lml.bas.bg/ranlp2003> http://www.lml.bas.bg/ranlp2003) WORKSHOP GOALS The workshop will focus on Information Extraction (IE) for Slavonic and other Central and Eastern European languages. Information Extraction is the process of deriving quantifiable, unambiguous data from natural language text or speech. Various types of data may be extracted, from simple entity identification, through entity reference resolution and descriptive modifier attachment, to the identification of complex events and relations. TOPICS include but are not limited to: - unique challenges for IE in these languages - architectures and development environments for IE in these languages - portability of existing IE tools for other languages - named entity recognition - relation extraction - template filling and scenario templates - corpus studies and statistical techniques for IE in these languages - linguistic aspects of IE for these languages - evaluation of IE for these languages INTENDED AUDIENCE This workshop aims at bringing together researchers working on Information Extraction for Slavonic and other Central and Eastern European languages in EU and the candidate countries. There is now a growing body of research in this area and this workshop aims to provide a forum for these researchers to exchange insight and discuss problems. This will also give an opportunity to push further the discussion on portability of information extraction tools across languages.=20 PC CHAIR Hamish Cunningham (Sheffield University) PROGRAMME COMMITTEE =20 Kalina Boncheva (Sheffield University) Dan Cristea (University of Iasi) Hamish Cunningham (Sheffield University) Maria Gavrilidou (ISLP, Athens) Thierry Declerck (DFKI, Saarbrucken) Tomaz Erjavec (Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana) Vladimir Khoroshevsky (Russian Academy of Sciences) Nina Leontyeva (Moscow State University) Diana Maynard (Sheffield University) Nicolas Nicolov (IBM) Kemal Oflazer (Sabanci University, Istanbul) Petya Osenova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)=20 Elena Paskaleva (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences) Stelios Piperidis (ISLP, Athens) Valentin Tablan (Sheffield University) Marko Tadi=E3 (University of Zagreb) Tamas Varadi (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) SUBMISSION Submissions should be A4, two-column format and should not exceed seven pages (poster and demo submissions should be no longer than 5 pages), including cover page, figures, tables and references. Times New Roman = 12 font is preferred. The first page should state the title of the paper, the author's name(s), affiliation, surface and email address(es), followed by keywords and an abstract and continue with the first = section of your paper. Papers should be submitted electronically in **PDF** or as **MS-Word** and **PS** files. In exceptional circumstances hard copies may be accepted. Send your electronic submission to < iesl03_(on)_lml.bas.bg> iesl03_(on)_lml.bas.bg> with a copy to < hellen_(on)_lml.bas.bg> hellen_(on)_lml.bas.bg> Submissions will be reviewed by 3 members of the Programme Committee. Authors of accepted papers will receive guidelines regarding how to produce camera-ready versions of their papers for inclusion in the proceedings. Guidelines for producing camera-ready versions and Demo text can be found at the RANLP conference web site: <http://www.lml.bas.bg/ranlp2003> http://www.lml.bas.bg/ranlp2003. IMPORTANT DEADLINES Paper Submission Due: ***20 May 2003*** Notification of Acceptance: 15 July 2003 Camera-ready Paper Due: 5 August 2003 Tutorials: 7-9 September 2003 IESL Workshop: 8-9 September 2003 RANLP Conference: 10-12 September 2003 LOCATION The picturesque resort of Borovets is located in the Rila mountains and is one of the most famous winter resorts in South-East Europe, a frequent meeting place for the elite in world skiing. The resort is = 1350 m above sea level, at the foot of peak Moussala (2925 m) - the highest on the Balkan Peninsula. The resort of Borovets is 73 km from Sofia and 126 km from Plovdiv (see the map at the conference site), which means that both Sofia and Plovdiv with their international airports can serve as arrival/departure points. In addition to regular public transport, the organisers will provide daily shuttle buses from Sofia airport to the conference location at an inexpensive rate. A taxi from Sofia to Borovets is relatively cheap, so it is also possible to take a taxi = from the international airport in Sofia to the workshop venue. FURTHER INFORMATION Further information can be obtained from Elena Paskaleva < hellen_(on)_lml.bas.bg> hellen_(on)_lml.bas.bg> and < iesl03_(on)_lml.bas.bg> iesl03_(on)_lml.bas.bg> ORGANIZERS and SPONSORS The main local organizer is the Linguistic Modeling Department, Central Laboratory for Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences ( <http://www.lml.bas.bg> www.lml.bas.bg). IESL-2003 is supported by the European Commission under contract ICA1-2000-70016 "BIS-21 Centre of Excellence". Partial support for attending the workshop would be provided especially for authors of accepted papers, who work permanently in the associated countries, in West Balkans and New Independent States. THE TEAM BEHIND IESL-03 Elena Paskaleva, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (OC chair) Galia Angelova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield, UK Hamish Cunningham, University of Sheffield, UK Elena Paskaleva, Head of LMD, CLPP, BAS, tel, 71-93-13, fax - 70-72-73, http://www.lml.bas.bg <http://www.lml.bas.bg --------------------------------------- Petya Osenova, PhD BulTreeBank Project www.bultreebank.org Linguistic Modelling Laboratory, CLPP, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Acad. G.Bonchev St. 25A 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria E-mail: petyaosenova_(on)_hotmail.com --------------------------------------
 

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