[Corpora-List] Second CFP - Cross-Language Knowledge Induction Workshop EUROLAN 2005

Diana Inkpen diana at site.uottawa.ca
Mon Mar 28 22:33:00 CEST 2005


Cross-Language Knowledge Induction Workshop

International Workshop held as part of the Eurolan 2005 Summer School
25 July - 6 August, 2005,
"Babes-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Workshop website:

Knowledge of words and text behavior in other languages has recently
been used to help solving tasks in a first language. An example of such
a task is word sense disambiguation by using translations in a second
language. Another example is verb classification by studying properties
of verbs in several languages.

A second modality of knowledge transfer across languages is to take
advantage of resources already built for English and for a few other
resource-rich languages. These resources have been used to induce
knowledge in languages for which few linguistic resources are available.
This was made possible by the wider availability of parallel corpora
(better alignment methods at paragraph, sentence, and word level).
Examples of knowledge induction tasks are: learning morphology,
part-of-speech tags, and grammatical gender. The development of wordnets
for many languages used as a starting point knowledge transfer from the
Princeton WordNet.

This workshop will provide a forum for discussion between leading names
in the field and researchers involved in cross-language applications. We
would like to invite researchers, master and Ph.D. students, to submit
their original and unpublished work to the workshop.

Special consideration will be given to papers for which one of the
languages involved in the knowledge transfer is an East-European
language. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* applications that exploit parallel corpora (aligned at paragraph,
sentence, or word level).
* induction of knowledge from a language for which resources are
abundant to another language for which fewer resources are available.
* using other languages to solve a task in a first language:
- word-sense disambiguation by using translations in other languages.
- verb classification by studying verb properties in several languages.
- other tasks of this kind
* identifying and using cognate words between languages.
* building wordnets by knowledge transfer.
* exploiting multi-language wordnets for NLP applications.

Submission Requirements

Authors are invited to submit a 4-6 pages extended abstract in
electronic form (pdf only) by 5th of May 2005. Authors of accepted
papers should submit the final version in electronic format not later
than 20th of June. The final version must be in pdf format. If you have
problems delivering your paper in pdf format, please contact the
organizing committee. We can assist you with converting from Word format
into pdf format. If your paper is a ps file, please convert into pdf and
make sure all the fonts are included. The maximum length of the paper
should be 8 pages. This workshop uses the same guidelines as ACL-2005.
The instructions can be found at
http://www.aclweb.org/acl2005/index.php?stylefiles. Please do not insert
page numbers, headers or footers. If you have any problem following the
style please contact the organizing committee as soon as possible. All
the papers should be sent to diana at site.uottawa.ca

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 5th May 2005

Notification of Acceptance: 5th June 2005

Camera-ready Papers: 20th June 2005

Demos of working or under development systems are encouraged.


People wanting to attend the workshop must be registered at the Eurolan
2005 School (http://www.cs.ubbcluj.ro/eurolan2005). Participation to
the workshop is open to all Eurolan 2005 attendants. Copies of workshop
proceedings will be made available. Authors of the papers accepted for
presentation at the workshop will benefit of early registration fee no
matter the date they register.

Programme Committee

Eneko Agirre (University of the Basque Country, Donostia-San Sebastian,
Paul Buitelaar (DFKI, Saarbrucken, Germany)
Silviu Cucerzan (Microsoft Research, US)
Mona Diab (Columbia University, US)
Lluis Marquez (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain)
Joel Martin (National Research Council of Canada)
Rada Mihalcea (University of North Texas, US)
Viviana Nastase (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Ted Pedersen (University of Minnesota, Duluth, US)
Emanuele Pianta (ITC-IRST, Povo-Trento, Italy)
Philip Resnik (University of Maryland, US)
Laurent Romary (LORIA, Nancy, France)
Michel Simard (Xerox Research Centre Europe, France)
Suzanne Stevenson (University of Toronto, Canada)
Doina Tatar (Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Amalia Todirascu (Universite Marc Bloch, Strasbourg, France)
Dan Tufis (Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania)
Nikolai Vazov (University of Sofia, Bulgaria)

Organizing committee

Diana Inkpen (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Carlo Strapparava (ITC-IRST, Povo-Trento, Italy)

Diana Inkpen
Assistant Professor
University of Ottawa / School of Information Technology and Engineering
tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 6711

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