[Corpora-List] *** RANLP’2007: CORRECTION **** *** EXTENDED conference submission deadline: 10 April 2007 ***

Ruslan Mitkov r.mitkov at wlv.ac.uk
Tue Mar 27 20:19:02 CEST 2007



*** RANLP'2007: CORRECTION ****
*** EXTENDED conference submission deadline: 10 April 2007 ***


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"RECENT ADVANCES IN NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING"
International Conference RANLP-2007
September 27-29, 2007
Borovets, Bulgaria
http://www.lml.bas.bg/ranlp2007
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Supported by the European Commission through project BIS-21++, INCO
grant 016639/2005

Further to the successful and highly competitive 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and
5th conferences 'Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing'
(RANLP), we are pleased to announce the 6th RANLP conference to be held
in September 2007.

The conference will take the form of addresses from invited keynote
speakers plus presentations of peer-reviewed individual papers. All
accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. In
addition, volumes of RANLP selected papers are traditionally published
by John Benjamins Publishing Company (Amsterdam & Philadelphia). There
will also be an exhibition area for poster and demo sessions.

The conference will be preceded by tutorials (23-25 Sep 2007) and
workshops (26 and 30 Sep 2007).


TOPICS

We invite papers reporting on recent advances in all aspects of Natural
Language Processing (NLP). We encourage the representation of a broad
range of areas including but not limited to: pragmatics, discourse,
semantics, syntax, and the lexicon; phonetics, phonology, and
morphology; mathematical models and complexity; text understanding and
generation; multilingual NLP; machine translation, statistical machine
translation, machine-aided translation, translation memory systems,
translation aids and tools; text data mining; corpus-based language
processing; POS tagging; phrase identification; finite state methods;
efficiency of processing; parsing; grammatical frameworks; electronic
dictionaries; knowledge acquisition; terminology; term recognition; term
extraction; word-sense disambiguation; information retrieval;
cross-language information retrieval; information extraction; named
entity and mention detection; anaphora resolution; coreference; relation
extraction; unsupervised methods; text summarization; text
categorisation; language identification; author identification; gender
prediction; spam filtering; topic detection and tracking; question
answering; ontologies and reasoning; textual entailment; sentiment
analysis; opinion identification; influencer analysis; NLP and graph
methods; clustering; visualisation; speech processing; dialogue systems;
multimedia systems; NLP-enhanced visual concept detection; NLP and
interactive visual environments (computer games); unstructured knowledge
management; computer-aided language learning; NLP and collaboration
environments; language resources; evaluation; and theoretical and
application-oriented papers related to NLP of every kind.


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

- Lauri Karttunen (Palo Alto Research Center and Stanford University)
- Ellen Riloff (University of Utah)
- Karin Verspoor (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
- Yorick Wilks (University of Sheffield)


CHAIR OF THE PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Ruslan Mitkov (University of Wolverhampton)


CHAIR OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Galia Angelova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

- Eneko Agirre (Basque Country University, Spain)
- Elisabeth Andre (University of Augsburg, Germany)
- Galia Angelova (BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria)
- Amit Bagga (IAC Search & Media, USA)
- Branimir Boguraev (IBM, USA)
- Marco De Boni (Unilever Colworth, UK)
- Kalina Bontcheva (Sheffield University, UK)
- Antonio Branco (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
- Kevin Bretonnel Cohen (University of Colorado, USA)
- Sylviane Cardey (University of FrancheComte, France)
- Dan Cristea (Al.I.Cuza University of Iasi, Romania)
- Hamish Cunningham (Sheffield University, UK)
- Walter Daelemans (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
- Ido Dagan (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)
- Robert Dale (Macquarie University, Australia)
- Rodolfo Delmonte (Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy)
- Mona Diab (Columbia University, NY, USA)
- Gael Dias (University of Beira Interior, Covilha, Portugal)
- Robert Gaizauskas (University of Sheffield, UK)
- Alexander Gelbukh (Nat. Polytechnic Inst., Mexico)
- Gregory Grefenstette (LIC2M, CEA-LIST, France)
- Johann Haller (IAI, Saarbruecken, Germany)
- Catalina Hallett (Open University, UK)
- Patrick Hanks (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
- Erhard Hinrichs (Eberhard Karls Universitat Tubingen, Germany)
- Gerhard van Huyssteen (North-West University, South Africa)
- Diana Inkpen (University of Toronto, Canada)
- Hitoshi Isahara (NICT, Tokyo, Japan)
- Graeme Hirst (University of Toronto, Canada)
- Frances Johnson (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)
- Lauri Karttunen (Palo Alto Research Center and Stanford University)
- Asanee Kawtrakul (NAiST, Kasetsart University, Thailand)
- Dimitar Kazakov (University of York, UK)
- Alma Kharrat (Microsoft Natural Language Group, USA)
- Richard Kittredge (CoGenTex, NY, USA)
- Steven Krauwer (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands)
- Hristo Krushkov (University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria)
- Sandra Kuebler (University of Tuebingen, Germany)
- Lori Lamel (LIMSI - CNRS, France)
- Mirella Lapata (University of Edinburgh, UK)
- Shalom Lappin (King's College, London, UK)
- Anke Ludeling (Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany)
- Bernardo Magnini (TTC, ITC-irst, Trento, Italy)
- Inderjeet Mani (Georgetown University, USA)
- Montserrat Maritxalar Anglada (Basque Country University, Spain)
- Patricio Martinez Barco (University of Alicante, Spain)
- Carlos Martin-Vide (Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain &
European Research Council, Brussels)
- Yuji Matsumoto (NAIST, Japan)
- Rada Mihalcea (University of North Texas, USA)
- Andrei Mikheev (Infogistics Ltd and Daxtra Technologies Ltd, UK)
- Leonel Miyares (Centre of Applied Linguistics, Santiago de Cuba)
- Dunja Mladenic (J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
- Andres Montoyo (University of Alicante, Spain)
- Rafael Munoz Guillena (University of Alicante, Spain)
- Masaki Murata (NICT, Tokyo, Japan)
- Roberto Navigli (Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Italy)
- Ani Nenkova (Stanford University, USA)
- Nicolas Nicolov (Umbria Inc., USA)
- Michael Oakes (University of Sunderland, UK)
- Kemal Oflazer (Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey)
- Constantin Orasan (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
- Manuel Palomar (University of Alicante, Spain)
- Giovanni Parodi (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile)
- Viktor Pekar (Univ of Wolverhampton, UK)
- Stelios Piperidis (ILSP Athens, Greece)
- Aurora Pons (Centre of Pattern Recognition and Data Mining,
Universidad de Oriente, Cuba)
- Oana Postolache (ISI, University of Southern California, USA)
- John Prager (IBM, USA)
- Gabor Proszeky (MorphoLogic, Budapest, Hungary)
- Stephen Pulman (Oxford University, UK)
- Allan Ramsay (University of Manchester, UK)
- Ellen Riloff (University of Utah, USA)
- Horacio Rodriguez (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain)
- Anne De Roeck (Open University, UK)
- Horacio Saggion (University of Sheffield, UK)
- Christer Samuelsson (Umbria Inc., USA)
- Frederique Segond (Xerox Research Centre Grenoble, France)
- Khaled Shaalan (British University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
- Kiril Simov (BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria)
- Ralf Steinberger (JRC, EC, Italy)
- Keh-Yih Su (Behavior Design Corporation, Taiwan)
- Jana Sukkarieh (ETS, USA)
- John Tait (University of Sunderland, UK)
- Mike Thelwall (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
- Kristina Toutanova (Microsoft Natural Language Group, USA)
- Dan Tufis (Al.I.Cuza University of Iasi, Romania)
- L. Alfonso Urena Lopez (Universidad of Jaen, Spain)
- Karin Verspoor (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
- Manuel Vilares Ferro (University of Corunna, Spain)
- Aline Villavicencio (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
- Yorick Wilks (University of Sheffield, UK)
- Michael Zock (LIF, CNRS, France)


TUTORIALS (23-25 Sep 2007)

- Elisabeth Andre (University of Augsburg)
- Kevin Bretonnel Cohen (University of Colorado)
- Dimitar Kazakov (University of York)
- Bernardo Magnini (TTC, ITC-irst, Trento)
- Stelios Piperidis (ILSP Athens)
- Frederique Segond (Xerox Research Centre Grenoble)
- Karin Verspoor (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

See the conference website for more details.


WORKSHOPS (26 and 30 Sep 2007)

Several one-day workshops will be organized on 26 and 30 September 2007.
A list of the selected workshops is published on the conference
website.


IMPORTANT DATES

EXTENDED conference submission deadline: 10 April 2007
Conference acceptance notification: 10 June 2007
Workshop submission deadline (suggested): 15 June 2007
Workshop acceptance notification (suggested): 25 July 2007
RANLP-07 tutorials, workshops and conference: 23-29 September 2007


SUBMISSION

People interested in participating should submit a paper, poster or demo
through the conference website where details instructions will be
provided.


LOCATION

The picturesque resort of Borovets is located in the Rila mountains and
is one of the best known winter resorts in South-East Europe, a frequent
meeting place for the elite in world skiing. The resort is 1350m above
sea level, at the foot of the highest peak on the Balkan Peninsula -
Moussala (2925m). The resort of Borovets is 73km from Sofia and the
International airport of Sofia can serve as arrival/departure point. In
addition to regular public transport, the organizers will provide daily
shuttle buses from Sofia airport to the conference location at an
inexpensive rate. A taxi from Sofia to Borovets is relatively cheap; it
is also possible to take a taxi from the international airport in Sofia
to the conference venue.


ORGANISERS and SPONSORS

The main local organizer is the Linguistic Modelling Department,
Institute for Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
(www.lml.bas.bg). The conference is partially supported by the European
Commission via the project BIS-21++ "Bulgarian IST Centre of Competence
in 21 Century" http://bis-21pp.acad.bg/, INCO grant 016639/2005 awarded
to the Institute for Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.


THE TEAM BEHIND RANLP-07

- Galia Angelova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (Chair of the
Organising Committee)
- Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield, UK
- Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton, UK (Chair of the Programme
Committee)
- Nicolas Nicolov, Umbria Inc, USA (editor of volume with selected
papers)
- Nikolai Nikolov, INCOMA Ltd., Shoumen, Bulgaria
- Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (workshop
coordinator)







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