[Corpora-List] Call for Papers: Intex/NooJ Workshop

Dusko Vitas vitas at poincare.matf.bg.ac.yu
Tue Dec 20 16:31:01 CET 2005


9th INTEX/NooJ Workshop

Belgrade, Serbia
June 1 - June 3, 2006

We invite the submission of papers for the forthcoming ninth INTEX/NooJ
workshop, to be held in Belgrade, Serbia, June 1 - June 3, 2006 at the Faculty of Mathematics,
University of Belgrade.

INTEX/NooJ is a linguistic development environment that includes tools to
construct and maintain large-coverage lexical resources, morphological and syntactic grammars.
Dictionaries and grammars are applied to texts in order to locate morphological, lexical and
syntactic patterns, remove ambiguities, tag words and extract semantic entities.

INTEX/NooJ can build lemmatized concordances of large texts from Finite-State Automata and
Transducers, Context-Free grammars and Recursive Transition Networks, and
can accordingly perform transformation operations on texts in cascade to recusively
annotate texts, which gives it the power of a Turing machine. INTEX/NooJ is used as a linguistic
development platform, an information retrieval system, a terminological extractor, as well as to
teach linguistics and computational linguistics to students.

NooJ is the latest version of INTEX, now completely redesigned and built
in the Object Oriented "Component Programming" .NET framework. NooJ's
main improvements over INTEX are:

- its new dictionary architecture: all previous DELA-type dictionaries and
lexicon-grammars are now unified,
- NooJ linguistic parsers are non destructive: NooJ uses an annotation
system synchronized to the text, that allows transducers to be applied to texts in cascade without
ever destroying the original text,
- its integration of its inflection & derivation engine into its syntactic
engine that allows linguists to program Harris-type transformations,
- its addition of a number of tools inspired by Software Engineering
techniques, that make the development of large linguistic resources more robust over time.

Finally, NooJ includes a number of technical improvements: NooJ processes
texts and corpora in over 100+ file formats, including all variants of UNICODE, ASCII, HTML,
MS-WORD, etc. ; NooJ's linguistic engine is multilingual ; NooJ can import information from, and
export its annotations back to XML documents ; NooJ command-line programs and direct Object Oriented
API makes it much easier to integrate any of its functionalities into other applications,
etc. To learn more about NooJ: www.nooj4nlp.net.

As in the previous workshops, this meeting will be the opportunity for
INTEX and NooJ users, as well as other researchers interested in NLP, to meet and to exchange their
experience of development, research or teaching, including computational morphology,
lexicon and quantitative linguistics. It will also be the occasion to present and discover the
recent developments of NooJ.

Send before March 15, 2006 a one-page abstract to nooj at matf.bg.ac.yu.

The abstract, in French or in English, should contain the title of the
article, the name, affiliation, surface mail and electronic address of each co-author.

All papers will be reviewed by the program committee. Authors will be
notified whether their papers are accepted or rejected by April 8th, 2006. The timeslot is 30 minutes
for presentations (including 5 minutes for discussions). After the conference, authors selected for
publishing by the program committee will be invited to send a definitive version of their papers for

Further informations on the conference web site: http://nooj.matf.bg.ac.yu

Program Committee:
Xavier Blanco (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain)
Gisle Chevalier (Universit de Moncton, Canada)
Annibale Elia (University of Salerne, Italy)
Tomaz Erjavec (IJS, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Peter Grzybek (Graz University, Austria)
Svetla Koeva (Sofia University, Bulgaria)
Denis Maurel (LI, Universit de Tours, France)
Gordana Pavlovic-Lazetic (MATF, University of Belgrade, Serbia)
Jean Royaut (LIF, France)
Henrik Selsoe Sorensen (Copenhagen Business School, Danemark)
Max Silberztein (LASELDI, Universit de Franche-Comt, France)
Tamas Varadi (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)
Dusko Vitas (MATF, University of Belgrade, Serbia)

Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade, Serbie & Montenegro
LAboratoire de SEmioLinguistique, Didactique et Informatique
(LASELDI, Univ. de Franche-Comt), France
Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Claude Ledoux, France

Important dates:
Submission due date: March 15, 2006
Notification date: April 8, 2006
Registration: May 1, 2006

NooJ tutorials (by Max Silberztein):
Initiation Tutorial, 20 persons maximum
Processing XML documents with NooJ, 20 persons maximum

Registration fee:
The registration fee for the workshop is 30 euros for researchers, 15 euros for students and 40 euros for other categories.

The conference will begin on Thursday morning and last till Saturday
evening. During the Conference there will be a reception on Thursday evening and an optional
excursion on Friday afternoon.

nooj at matf.bg.ac.yu
max.silberztein at univ-fcomte.fr

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