Corpora: TermAcq : Acquiring, Structuring and Evaluating Terminologies Workshop

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Date: Fri Feb 15 2002 - 09:55:18 MET

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    2nd CALL FOR PAPERS (DEADLINE EXTENDED to the 21st of Feb., 2002)

    Acquiring, Structuring and Evaluating Terminologies (TermAcq 2002)

    28th May 2002

    Workshop held in conjunction with the LREC 2002 conference
    Las Palmas, Canary Islands - Spain


    Workshop motivation and aims
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    Among other Language Resources, terminologies play a major role since
    large ranges of industrial applications in an IST context require

    Until recently, the priority was to make terminological data
    describing the main scientific and technological fields available in
    sufficient quantities in machine-readable form. Hence, the
    quantitative criterion used to prevail over the quality
    issues. Understandably, Human Language Technologies had to experience
    the complexity of collecting and building monolingual and multilingual
    LR before shifting from that earlier priority.

    On the other hand, HLT had to build NLP tools mature enough to be
    worth integrating in language and knowledge engineering
    methods. Research in computational terminology, first focused on term
    identification and extraction, is now also concerned with structuring
    the lists of terms into terminological networks. Experience in
    building LR and the availability of terminological tools makes it
    possible to reconsider the whole process of LR building.

    These tools have become mature enough to be worth integrating in
    language and knowledge engineering methods. Available results now call
    for discussion with respect to the question of evaluating resources
    and for comparison with results obtained with different approaches.

    This half-day session aims at drawing an overall picture of the
    results and remaining issues dealing with the whole process of
    terminology acquisition and its evaluation.

    Discussions will be favored among the participants. This workshop will
    provide an opportunity to meet and discuss with various other
    "players" in the field.

    Topics of interest
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    Technical and theoretical issues to be discussed at the workshop
    include, but are not limited to:

    * Methods and tools designed to assist terminological work;
    * Terminology structuring;
    * Monolingual vs. multilingual terminology;
    * Corpus-driven multilingual terminology;
    * Methodological aspects of evaluation in computational terminology;
    * Evaluation of terminological tools results;
    * Evaluation of terminological tools as part of a co-operative process;

    Important dates
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    Deadline for workshop abstract submission
    15th of February 2002

    Notification of acceptance
    8th of March 2002

    Final version of paper for workshop proceedings
    5th of April 2002

    28th of May 2002

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    Papers should be research or position papers connected to the topics
    of the workshop. Accepted submissions will give rise to oral
    presentation at the workshop. So as to favor the discussion, each
    speaker will be asked to answer a set of a few but challenging

    Each submission should show: title; author(s); affiliation(s); and
    contact author's e-mail address, postal address, telephone and fax

    Abstracts (maximum 1,000 words, plain-text format) should be sent to:

    Name: Adeline Nazarenko

    Those who wish to attend without offering a paper are asked to briefly
    motivate their interest and may send a brief position paper to
    contribute to the discussions. These contributions will be appended to
    the workshop proceedings.

    The final version of the accepted papers should not be longer than
    4,000 words or 10 A4 pages. Instructions for formatting and
    presentation of the final version will be sent to authors upon
    notification of acceptance.

    Organising committee
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    Tony Bryant
    University of Leeds, United Kingdom

    Adeline Nazarenko
    LIPN, Université de Paris-Nord & CNRS, France

    Monique Slodzian
    CRIM, INaLCO, France

    Program committee
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    Roberto Basili (Univ. Roma, Tor Vergata, Italy)
    Olivier Bodenreider (National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MAryland,
    Didier Bourigault (ERSS, CNRS, France)
    Tony Bryant (Univ. of Leeds, United Kingdom
    Theresa Cabré (IULA-UPF, Barcelona, Spain)
    Farid Cerbah (Dassault, France)
    Béatrice Daille (IRIN, Univ. Nantes, France)
    Anne Condamines (ERSS, CNRS, France)
    Natalia Grabar (AP-HP & INaLCO, France)
    Thierry Hamon (LIPN, Univ. Paris-Nord, France)
    John Humbley (Univ. Paris 7, France)
    Kyo Kageura (NII, Japan)
    Marie-Claude L'Homme (Univ. Montréal, Canada)
    Adeline Nazarenko (LIPN, Univ. Paris-Nord, France)
    Jennifer Pearson (UNESCO, Paris, France)
    Monique Slodzian (CRIM, INALCO, Paris)
    Pierre Zweigenbaum (AP-HP, Univ. Paris 6, France)

    Workshop registration
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    The registration fee for the workshop is:

    If you are not attending LREC: 70 EURO
    If you are attending LREC: 45 EURO

    The fees cover the following services: a copy of the proceedings of
    the attended workshop, coffee-breaks and refreshments.

    Adeline NAZARENKO               Tel.  33 - 01 49 40 40 89
    LIPN - CNRS UMR 7030            Fax.  33 - 01 48 26 07 12
    Universite de Paris-Nord        Email
    93430 Villetaneuse France

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