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Category:   E-Conf
Subject:   BSNLP 2009: Call for Participation
Email:   akupsc_(on)_u-bordeaux3.fr
Date received:   08 May 2009
Start date:   15 Jun 2009

Balto-Slavonic Natural Language Processing - BSNLP 2009 Second International Workshop Cracow, Poland 15 June 2009 http://erssab.u-bordeaux3.fr/BSNLP This year BSNLP is co-located with the IIS 2009 (Intelligent Information Systems) conference. TOPIC and MOTIVATION The recent political and economic changes in Central and Eastern Europe and the related on-going enlargement of the European Union brings into focus new cultures and languages. Among them, the languages from the Balto-Slavonic group have an outstanding role because of their rich cultural heritage and the widespread use: over 400 million speakers. The topic of the workshop addresses Natural Language Processing (NLP) for the Balto-Slavonic languages. The NLP tasks include, but are not limited to, morphological analysis and generation, tagging, named-entity recognition, information extraction, co-reference resolution, question-answering, information retrieval, text summarisation, machine translation. Research on these topics in the context of Balto-Slavonic languages is still in its early stage and is progressing relatively slowly. Due to specific linguistic phenomena, such as rich inflection and relatively free word order, a construction of language processing tools for these languages is an intriguing and challenging task. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners working on NLP for Balto-Slavonic languages. The workshop will give an opportunity to exchange ideas and experience, to discuss hard-to-tackle problems in this field of research, and to make available resources more widely known. This workshop is a follow-up to the successful first BSNLP 2007 workshop held in conjunction with the ACL 2007 conference in Prague. In particular, we would strongly encourage submissions describing systems, resources or solutions that are made available to the wider public, as this would help to promote computational linguistics applications for these languages. AREAS OF INTEREST Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: A. Specific challenges for Balto-Slavonic NLP in the context of: * text segmentation * morphological analysis * morphology models * morpho-syntactic disambiguation * named-entity recognition * named-entity dissambiguation * named-entity lemmatisation * name variant recognition and merging * term and keyword extraction * syntactic parsing and chunking * co-reference resolution * word sense disambiguation * corpus-based knowledge acquisition * information extraction * question answering * machine translation * text summarisation * text classification * information retrieval * linguistic processing in search engines B. Multilingual frameworks applied to these languages * tools and resources (freely available for research purposes will be preferred) * experience with, and evaluation of, linguistic data and processing resources * comparative evaluation between languages * encoding standards and formats REGISTRATION: http://iis.ipipan.waw.pl/2009/reg.html * Early registration (by 15.05.2009): EUR 65 (250 PLN) * Regular registration (after 15.05.2009): EUR 75 (300 PLN) VENUE Kraków (Cracow) is one of the largest and the oldest cities in Poland. Nowadays it is an important center of science, education and business. Thanks to its history, monuments, unique atmosphere of the old town district and excellent restaurants Kraków attracts tourists from all parts of the world. PROGRAM COMMITTEE * Tania Avgustinova (University of Saarland, Germany) * Damir ?avar (University of Zadar, Croatia) * Toma? Erjavec (Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia) * Vladislav Kubo? (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic) * Anna Kup?? (Université de Bordeaux, France) * Olga Mitrofanova (St.Petersburg State University, Russia) * Agnieszka Mykowiecka (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland) * R?ta Marcinkevi?ien? (Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania) * Karel Pala (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic) * Gerald Penn (University of Toronto, Canada) * Maciej Piasecki (Wroc?aw University of Technology, Poland) * Jakub Piskorski (Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy) * Adam Przepiórkowski (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland) * Agata Savary (Université François Rabelais, Tours, France) * Inguna Skadina (University of Latvia) * Wojciech Skut (Google Inc., Zurich) * Kiril Simov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria) * Hristo Tanev (Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy) * Du?ko Vitas (University of Belgrade, Serbia) * Roman Yangarber (University of Helsinki, Finalnd) ORGANIZING COMMITTEE * Anna Kup?? (Université de Bordeaux, France) * Maciej Piasecki (Wroc?aw University of Technology, Poland) * Jakub Piskorski (Joint Research Centre, Italy) * Adam Przepiórkowski (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland) _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(at)_mailman.let.uu.nl http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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