CFP - Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Multilingualism

***** Deadline extension to March 27, 2003 *****

Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Multilingualism

In conjunction with TALN 2003 Conference :

Batz-sur-Mer, France
June 11-14, 2003


Multilingualism is a concern that is increasingly taken into account in the design and development of natural language processing applications. Anticipating the adaptation of linguistic software to different language families has repercussions not only on linguistic data representation but also on architecture of systems.

The aim of the workshop is to enable participants to discuss about the consequences of multilingualism on NLP applications. The workshop topics concern both linguistic data and software; a non exhaustive list is:

- Representation of linguistic data and genericity of formats.
- Overview of the major linguistic problems in this domain.
- Creation of linguistic resources from multilingual parallel corpora.
- Architectures of NLP technologies for different language families.
- Techniques or methods for adapting NLP technologies to new languages.
- Applications and NLP tools taking into account the multilingual dimension.
- Applications taking into account the encoding formats of documents and multilingual corpora.
- Experiments related to this domain.
- ...

Our workshop mainly concentrates on problems related to the combination of NLP systems and linguistic diversity. This problematic does not concern machine translation in itself, but could deal with the adaptation of MT systems to several language pairs.


- Papers due: March 27, 2003
- Notification of acceptance/rejection : April 14, 2003
- Deadline for camera-ready copy: April 28, 2003


- Languages : French or English.
- Size : maximum 10 pages.
- Style : Times 12, single-spaced.
- Document format : RTF, DOC, PS, PDF.
- Printing format : A4 (not US Letter)


- Christian Boitet, GETA, University of Grenoble (France)
- Malek Boualem, France Telecom R&D (France)
- Khalid Choukri, ELRA/ELDA (France)
- Eric Gaussier, Xerox Research Centre Europe (France)
- Emilie Guimier De Neef, France Telecom R&D (France)
- Yannis Haralambous, ENST Bretagne (France)
- Pierre Isabelle, Xerox Research Centre Europe (France)
- Steven Krauwer, Utrecht University (Pays-Bas)
- Guy Lapalme, RALI, University of Montreal (Canada)
- Tony McEnery, Lancaster University (UK)
- Frédérique Segond, Xerox Research Centre Europe (France)
- Jean Véronis, DELIC, University of Provence (France)
- Jérôme Vinesse, France Telecom R&D (France)
- Rémi Zajac, Systran Software (USA)


Document templates can be downloaded:
French Latex:
English Latex:
French Word:
English Word:


- malek.boualem@...
- emilie.guimierdeneef@... 

The object of the message should be :
"Submission NLP-Multilingualism - Surname and name of the main author"


For further information, please contact:

Malek Boualem
Emilie Guimier-De-Neef
France Télécom R&D - DMI/GRI
Natural Language Processing group
2, avenue Pierre Marzin - 22307 Lannion - France
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Fax: (33)(0)
Email: malek.boualem@...
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