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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   EMNLP 2003, Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
From:   Priscilla Rasmussen
Email:   rasmusse_(on)_cs.rutgers.edu
Date received:   17 Mar 2003
Deadline:   04 Apr 2003
Start date:   11 Jul 2003

2003 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2003) July 11-12 Sapporo, Japan CALL FOR PAPERS SIGDAT, the Association for Computational Linguistics' special interest group on linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to NLP, invites submissions to EMNLP 2003. The conference will be held on July 11-12 in Sapporo, Japan, immediately following the 41st meeting of the ACL (ACL 2003). CONFERENCE URL: http://www.ai.mit.e du/people/mcollins/emnlp03 We are interested in papers from academia, government, and industry on all areas of traditional interest to the SIGDAT community and aligned fields, including but not limited to: - information extraction - information retrieval - language and dialogue modeling - lexical acquisition - machine translation - multilingual technologies - question answering - statistical parsing - summarization - generation - tagging - term and named entity extraction - word sense disambiguation - word, term, and text segmentation - general NLP-related machine learning techniques: theory, methods and algorithms In addition to providing a general forum, the theme for this year is "Combining Deep Analysis and Statistical Methods for NLP" We solicit papers that describe attempts to apply statistical analysis to "deeper" representations of natural language than existing methods. Some illustrative examples are: - Statistical approaches to dialogue systems. - Statistical approaches to generation. - Corpus-based approaches to machine translation which make use of deeper analyses than the original IBM alignment models. - Empirical and statistical work on Natural Language "Understanding". - Statistical processing of syntactic formalisms which give detailed analyses, such as LFG, CCG, HPSG, or TAG. - Extraction of logical form/predicate-argument structure, or information extraction that goes beyond named entities to relations between entities. - Work connecting statistical NLP to research in probabilistic reasoning and representation in AI, for example reinforcement learning and belief networks. SUBMISSIONS Submissions must describe original, completed, unpublished work, and include concrete evaluation results when appropriate. Papers being submitted to other meetings must provide this information (see submission format). In the event of multiple acceptances, authors are requested to immediately notify the EMNLP program chair (mcollins_(on)_ai.mit.edu) and to choose which meeting to present and publish the work at as soon as possible. EMNLP cannot accept for publication or presentation work that will be (or has been) published elsewhere. SUBMISSION FORMAT Submissions should take the form of full papers (up to 8 pages in two-column format). Authors are strongly encouraged to use the style files originally provided for ACL 2003. This includes a LaTeX style file acl03.sty, which is intended for use with the acl.bst BibTeX bibliography style. An MS Word document template is also available. The style files are available from the online version of this CFP, at http://www .ai.mit.edu/people/mcollins/emnlp03.cfp.html *We strongly prefer submissions to be as PS files.* Any author who submits in PDF must assume the responsibility for ensuring that fonts are treated properly so that the paper will print (not just view) anywhere. (This may involve reading the manual.) DOC/RTF formats cannot be accepted. Reviewing will be blind. No information identifying the authors should be in the paper: this includes not only the authors' names and affilations, but also self-references that reveal authors' identities; for example, "We have previously shown (Smith 1999)" should be changed to "Smith (1999) has previously shown". A separate identification email is required: see below. SUBMISSION PROCEDURE First, an email with submission details is required. Please send an email to emnlp03_(on)_ai.mit.edu (subject line EMNLP 2003 submission) by April 4 with the following information: Paper title Authors' names, affiliations, and email addresses Contact author's email address A short list of keywords A short (no more than 5 lines) summary of the contents Whether or not the paper is under consideration for other conferences (please specify) Second, an electronic version of the paper in PostScript format, named .ps must be received by April 4, 23:00 GMT (6pm EDT) at emnlp03_(on)_ai.mit.edu. The paper should be formatted for A4 or letter-size paper. It should not include information which identifies the author(s). Please use gzip or plain old zip (or PKZIP) for compression to ensure nothing is lost during the email transfer. In case of difficulties sending the PostScript version, please generate a PDF format instead (and name it accordingly: mcollins_(on)_ai.mit.edu Mark Steedman (co-chair), University of Edinburgh, steedman_(on)_informatics.ed.ac.u k PROGRAM COMMITTEE (As of 14th March 2003: there may be future additions) Srinivas Bangalore Kevin Knight Regina Barzilay Maria Lapata Thorsten Brants Gina-Anne Levow Chris Brew Liz Liddy Eric Brill Hang Li Ted Briscoe Dekang Lin John Carroll Lluis Marquez Eugene Charniak Helen Meng Stanley Chen Paola Merlo Ken Church Masaaki Nagata Stephen Clark Hwee Tou Ng Radu Florian Grace Ngai Rob Gaizauskas Franz-Josef Och Louise Guthrie Miles Osborne Jan Hajic Martha Palmer Sanda Harabagiu Lance Ramshaw Marti Hearst Eric Ringger James Henderson Brian Roark John Henderson Erik Tjong Kim Sang Mark Hepple Anoop Sarkar Rebecca Hwa Richard Sproat Hitoshi Iida Paola Velardi Mark Johnson David Weir CONFERENCE URL: http://www.ai.mit.e du/people/mcollins/emnlp03

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