DAARC 96 Second Call for Papers

Dr Tony McEnery (mcenery@comp.lancs.ac.uk)
Tue, 26 Sep 95 16:26:18 BST


DAARC96 - Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium
Lancaster University, 17-18th July, 1996

Anaphora and anaphor resolution has received a great deal of attention
from workers in linguistics, computational linguistics, artificial
intelligence and information retrieval for a number of decades. This
aspect of natural language has proved a major challenge for all of
these fields, and a great many differing theories and solutions have
been proposed and implemented with varying degrees of success. A need
clearly exists for workers in the field of anaphora and anaphor
resolution to meet. Our hope is that this meeting will allow all of the
different strands of work on anaphora to be identified, with a view to
producing an up-to-date review of the field that incorporates the many
changes that have taken place in this field in recent years.

For this reason, a Colloquium will take place on 17th and 18th July,
1996 at Lancaster University, UK. Papers are requested for
presentation on all aspects of anaphora and anaphor resolution. The
following research areas are of particular interest, but do not
constitute an exhaustive list:

corpus-based studies of anaphora in natural language, statistical
approaches to anaphor resolution, cognitive and psychological perspectives,
discourse and text-processing perspectives, information retrieval and other
computer applications, pragmatics and anaphor resolution, and
linguistic-theoretical approaches.

Papers reporting work on anaphora in any language are welcome.
Research may be work in progress, or work that has already been
completed. Please send abstracts to a member of the DAARC96 Organizing
Committee at one of the addresses given below. Abstracts may be sent
either electronically, by email or fax, or by traditional surface mail.
Abstracts should be at least 100 words in length, though the upper
limit is at authors' discretion. Full papers may be as long or as
short as authors wish, but we recommend that they be approximately 8-10
pages in length.

Abstracts should arrive at Lancaster by 1st December, 1995, and
notification will be sent by 12th January, 1996. Draft versions of
full papers should arrive by 30th April, 1996. The proceedings of the
colloquium will be published, initially as a Special Edition of the
UCREL Technical Papers Series.

Current fees for the colloquium are as follows:



The DAARC96 Organizing Committee:

Simon Botley, Dr Tony McEnery,
Department of Linguistics and MEL, Department of Linguistics and MEL
Lancaster University, Lancaster University
Bailrigg, Bailrigg,
Lancaster LA14YT Lancaster LA1 4YT
email: spb@comp.lancs.ac.uk email: mcenery@comp.lancs.ac.uk
phone: 01524-65201 ext. 3111/3212 phone: 01524-65201 ext. 3024

FAX: 01524 843 085