[Corpora-List] SIGHAN4: Extended submission deadline

Gina Levow levow at cs.uchicago.edu
Tue May 31 01:36:00 CEST 2005



!!! EXTENDED DEADLINE: June 10, 2005 !!!

*** Call for Papers ***

Fourth SIGHAN Workshop on Chinese Language Processing

http://www.sighan.org/swclp4/

IJCNLP-05 Workshop

October 14-15, 2005
Jeju Island, Korea


Background and Goals

Growing interest in Chinese Language Processing is leading to the
development of resources such as annotated corpora, automatic word
segmenters, part-of-speech taggers and parsers. As more resources have
become available recently, it is crucial to create a platform that
allows easy exchange of information and data and the comparison of
different approaches to various NLP tasks. The SIGHAN workshops
provide a forum where the latest research in these areas can
be shared.

The Second SIGHAN Workshop held in Sapporo with ACL2003
included the First International Chinese Word Segmentation
Bakeoff, where 12 systems from Industry and Academia from six
countries and regions were evaluated, generating significant interest.
The Third SIGHAN Workshop held in Barcelona followed on with
wide-ranging technical presentations and began planning a Fourth
SIGHAN workshop with a new bakeoff.

IJCNLP-05 in Korea will provide an opportunity to bring together again
influential as well as aspiring researchers from Hong Kong, Mainland China,
Singapore, and Taiwan and other interested Chinese language researchers
from around the world, to deliberate and interact on a range of NLP issues.

The first day of the workshop will consist of papers on all aspects
of Chinese language processing, including but not limited to:

* word segmentation,
* POS tagging,
* parsing,
* lexical semantics,
* word sense disambiguation,
* lexicon acquisition,
* corpus development,
* discourse processing,
* generation,
* cross-lingual information retrieval, and
* machine translation.



The second half-day of the workshop will present results from the
Second International Chinese Segmentation Bakeoff to be held in the
summer of 2005. Participants will choose from five training and
testing corpora. The bakeoff is being organized by Tom Emerson
(Basis Technology, Corp.) and Jianfeng Gao (Microsoft Research).
Information, including information on the task, important dates,
and submission of working papers will be made available on the SIGHAN
website.
(http://www.sighan.org/bakeoff2005/).
A SIGHAN business meeting will discuss lessons learned and future plans.

Important dates:
!!! Extended Submission Deadline: !!!!
Paper submissions due: June 10, 2005
Notification of acceptance: July 8, 2005
Camera-ready due: August 6, 2005
Workshop dates: October 14-15, 2005

Submission Information

Paper submissions must be anonymous and are limited to at most 8 pages
including references, figures, etc. Authors are required to follow the
guidelines of IJCNLP-05 workshop style, by hopefully using either the LaTeX
style file or the MS Word document template shown in the IJCNLP-05 style
file page. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Please upload your
submission in PDF (preferred), PostScript, or MS Word to the following address:

http://www.sighan.org/swclp4/submit/

Each submission should also specify the author's name, affiliation, postal
address, email address and title as requested on the upload site. For more
information, contact the workshop organizers by using the e-mail address below.
Email: levow at cs.uchicago.edu

Workshop website
http://www.sighan.org/swclp4/


Program committee:

Gina-Anne Levow - University of Chicago, USA (co-chair)
Chu-ren Huang - Academia Sinica, Taiwan (co-chair)
Joyce Chai - Michigan State Univ, USA
Keh-Jian Chen - Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Tom Emerson - Basis Technology Corp, U.S.A.
Pascale Fung - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
K.L.Kwok - Queens College, USA
Tom Lai - City Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Qin Lu - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Qing Ma - Ryukoku University, Japan
Sun Maosong - Tsinghua University, China
Masaki Murata - Communications Research Laboratory, Japan
Shimei Pan - IBM, USA
Richard Sproat - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Keh-Yih Su - Behavior Design Corporation, Taiwan
Benjamin Tsou - City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Dekai Wu - Hong Kong Science and Technology University, Hong Kong
Nianwen Xue - Univ. of Pennsylvania, USA
Qiang Zhou - Tsinghua University, China



Contact person:
Gina-Anne Levow
University of Chicago
1100 E 58th St
Chicago, IL 60637 USA
Email: levow at cs.uchicago.edu
Phone: +1-773-702-5680
Fax: +1-773-702-8487






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