LINGUIST List 21.5007

Fri Dec 10 2010

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        1.     Andreas Maletti , Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing

Message 1: Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing
Date: 10-Dec-2010
From: Andreas Maletti <>
Subject: Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing
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Full Title: Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing Short Title: FSMNLP 2011

Date: 12-Jul-2011 - 15-Jul-2011 Location: Blois, France Contact Person: Matthieu Constant Meeting Email: Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2011

Meeting Description:

The International Workshop Series of Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing (FSMNLP) is the premier forum of the ACL Special Interest Group on Finite-State Methods (SIGFSM). It serves researchers and practitioners working on

- Natural language processing (NLP) applications or language resources, - Theoretical and implementation aspects, or - Their combinations

that have obvious relevance or an explicitly discussed relation to Finite-State Methods in NLP.

Call for Papers

9th International Workshop on Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing

Université François Rabelais Tours, Blois, France July 12-15, 2011


FSMNLP invites papers related to themes including but not limited to:

- NLP applications and linguistic aspects of finite-state methods - Finite-state models of language - Practices for building lexical transducers for the world's languages - Specification and implementation of sets, relations and multiplicities in NLP using finite-state devices - Machine learning of finite-state models of natural language - Finite-state manipulation software (with relevance to NLP)

Previous Editions

Eight FSMNLP workshops have been organised in the past in: Pretoria (2009), Ispra (2008), Potsdam (2007), Helsinki (2005), Budapest (2003), Helsinki (2001), Ankara (1998), Budapest (1996).

Joint Event

16th International Conference on Implementation and Application of Automata (CIAA 2011), July 13-16, Blois, France.

The CIAA and FSMNLP conferences have been important international meetings for researchers and practitioners interested in various aspects of finite-state tools. These two events, which deal with complementary topics, will be, for the first time, organised jointly in Blois, France in 2011.

CIAA is the premier annual conference for researchers, application developers and users of automata-based systems. The CIAA series has published significant papers describing the applications of finite automata in parsing and compilers, logic, natural language processing, pattern matching, database management and bioinformatics. The conference also accepts papers that advance the state of the art in the theoretical study of finite automata, regular expressions, grammars and related formal models.

A goal of the conference is to provide additions and enhancements to existing software systems that manipulate automata, regular expressions, grammars, and related structures; examples of such systems include AGL, AMoRE, ASTL, Automate, FADELA, FAdo, FinITE, FIRE Station, FSM, Grail+, INR, JFLAP, MERLin, MONA, Nooj, TESTAS, Turing's World, Unitex, Vaucanson, WFSC and Whale Calf.

Related Events

CIAA/FSMNLP 2010 will be organized shortly before two other conferences on related subjects:

- DLT 2011 (July 19-22, Milan, Italy) and - DCFS 2011 (July 25-27, Giessen, Germany).

These consecutive periods, as well as the European locations, facilitate the attendance at all three conferences.

Important Dates

Submission Opening: February 2011 Submission Deadline: April 15, 2011 Notification: May 30, 2011 Camera-ready Version: June 10, 2011

Workshop Dates: July 12-15, 2011


Papers should present original, unpublished research results. Simultaneous submission to another venue with published proceedings is prohibited. FSMNLP accepts three kinds of submissions:

- Full papers (12 pages) reporting completed, significant research, - Short papers (6 pages) reporting ongoing work and partial results, - Interactive software demos and industrial presentations (6 pages).

All submissions are electronic and in PDF format via a web-based submission server. Authors are encouraged to use Springer LNCS style (Proceedings and Other Multiauthor Volumes) for LaTeX in producing the PDF document. More information on this style can be found at:

Information about the author(s) and other identifying information such as:

- Obvious self-references (e.g., 'We showed in [12] ...') and - Financial or personal acknowledgments

should be omitted in the submitted papers (whenever feasible) since the review process will be double-blinded.

Submission will open with the second Call for Papers in February.

The papers and abstracts will be published in FSMNLP 2011 proceedings and archived in the ACL Anthology. The publication of selected, revised versions of accepted papers in a special journal issue is planned.

Funds for Central and Eastern Europe

The ACCES program of the French Ministry of Research supports invitations of researchers from Central and Eastern Europe to conferences organised in France. Travel and accommodation expenses may be covered. To apply, please, send your CV to the conference email address accessible on the website.

Program Committee

Cyril Allauzen (Google Inc., New York, USA) Francisco Casacuberta (Instituto Tecnologico De Informática, Valencia, Spain) Damir ?avar (University of Zadar, Croatia) David Chiang (ISI, University of Southern California, USA) Maxime Crochemore (King's College London, United-Kingdom) Jan Daciuk (Gda?sk University of Technology, Poland) Frank Drewes (Umea University, Sweden) Dafydd Gibbon (University of Bielefeld, Germany) Thomas Hanneforth (University of Potsdam, Germany) Colin de la Higuera (University of Nantes, France) Jan Holub (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic) André Kempe (CADEGE Technologies & Consulting, France) Andras Kornai (Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary) Derrick Kourie (University of Pretoria, South Africa) Eric Laporte (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France) Sylvain Lombardy (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France) Andreas Maletti (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain) Mike Maxwell (University of Maryland, USA) Kemal Oflazer (Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar) Jakub Piskorski (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland) Laurette Pretorius (University of South Africa, South Africa) Strahil Ristov (Ruder Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia) Jim Rogers (Earlham College, Richmond, USA) Giorgio Satta (University of Padua, Italy) Max Silberztein (Université de Franche-Comté, France) Bruce Watson (Universities of Pretoria and Stellenbosch, South Africa) Anssi Yli-Jyrä (University of Helsinki, Finland) Sheng Yu (The University of Western Ontario, Canada) Menno van Zaanen (Tilburg University, Netherlands) Lynette van Zijl (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)

Organizing Committee

Jean-Yves Antoine (Université François Rabelais Tours, France) Béatrice Bouchou (Université François Rabelais Tours, France) Pascal Caron (Université de Rouen, France) Jean-Marc Champarnaud (Université de Rouen, France) Matthieu Constant (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France), FSMNLP chair Nathalie Friburger (Université François Rabelais Tours, France) Mirian Halfeld Ferrari Alvez (Université d'Orléans, France) Andreas Maletti (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain) Patrick Marcel (Université François Rabelais Tours, France) Denis Maurel (Université François Rabelais Tours, France) Veronika Peralta (Université François Rabelais Tours, France) Yacine Sam (Université François Rabelais Tours, France) Agata Savary (Université François Rabelais Tours, France), CIAA chair

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