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GWC 2004 Call for Participation



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                       CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
   2nd International Conference of the Global WordNet Association
              Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
                       January, 20 - 23, 2004

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The Global Wordnet Association is pleased to announce the Second
International Conference of the Global WordNet Association (GWC'04).
The conference will be held at Masaryk University, Brno (Czech Republic),
January, 20 - 23, 2004.

Details about the conference can be found on the conference website:

        http://www.fi.muni.cz/gwc2004/

Details about the Association can be found on the GWA website:

        http://www.globalwordnet.org/

Topics of the GWC'2004 conference: 
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A.      Linguistics and WordNet:
        a.        In depth analysis of Semantic Relations,
        b.        Theoretical definitions of word meaning,
        c.        Necessity and Completeness issues.

B.      Architecture of WordNet:
        a.        Language independent and language dependent components

C.      Tools and Methods for Wordnet Development:
        a.        User and Data entry interface, organization,
        b.        Extending and enriching wordnets

D.      WordNet as a lexical resource and component of NLP and MT:
        a.        Word sense disambiguation using wordnet,
        b.        Ontologies and WordNet,
        c.        The Lexicon and WordNet

E.      Applications of WordNet:
        a.        Information Extraction and Retrieval,
        b.        Document Structuring and Categorization,
        c.        Automatic Hyperlinking
        d.        Language Teaching,
        e.        Psycholinguistic Applications
F.      Standardization, distribution and availability of wordnets and
        wordnet tools.

Keynote speaker:
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    German Rigau (Basque Country University, Spain)
    Wordnet and Project Meaning

Metaphor Panel at GWC-04:
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    Christiane Fellbaum
    Metaphors in the (mental) lexicon

    Wim Peters
    Wordnets and figurative language

    Julio Gonzalo
    Sense Proximity versus Sense Relations

    Eneko Agirre
    Clustering of word senses

    John Barnden
    Implications of an AI Metaphor Understanding Project

    Antonietta Alonge/Birte Lönneker
    The heart of the problem: How shall we represent metaphors in
    wordnets?

    Patrick Hanks
    Why WordNet should not include Figurative Language, and what
    should be done instead
                                                                                
Conference program:
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The conference program will include oral presentations and two
special sessions - Poster session (for parallel poster
presentations) and Demonstration session, where authors are invited
to present actual projects, developed software or interesting
material relevant to the topics of the conference. The
demonstrations presented will not appear in the printed version of
the Proceedings of GWC 2004. The authors of the demonstrations
should provide an abstract, which will be included in the CD version
of the Proceedings.

The Proceedings will be published by Masaryk University in both paper
and CD format.

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Conference fee:
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All payments will be accepted in CZK only.

Students:
        CZK 5300 (cca EUR 160 - to be paid in CZK)
Regular participants:
        CZK 6000 (cca EUR 180 - to be paid in CZK)

Conference fee includes proceedings, CD with proceedings and
demonstrations abstracts, coffee breaks, social events, trip and
local transport.

Participation in the Conference also presupposes GWA registration
(see http://www.globalwordnet.org/gwa/gwa_member_form.htm).

The registration form for the Conference is available at

    http://www.fi.muni.cz/gwc2004/

navigate to Registration

Registration deadline (bank or              December 5th 2003
card transfers should have been
received)                       

Fees and prices cannot be guaranteed for on site registration.

Accommodation information:
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Student and low budget accommodation (limited number of rooms
available):
   - CZK 2800/bed/4 nights if one person occupies the room,
   - CZK 1600/bed/4 nights, if two persons are in the room.

Hotel Voronez (3 star hotel, booking by the conference
organization):
   - CZK 4400/bed/4 nights for one person in the room,
   - CZK 3200/bed/4 nights for two persons in the room.

Other accommodation:
   - CZK 1400/bed/night or more (to be booked by the participant)

All accommodation includes breakfast.

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Important dates:
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Date            Progression
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05-Nov-2003     Final Papers
05-Dec-2003     Deadline for Registration (bank payments should have
                been received)
20-23-Jan-2004  Conference

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Conference Chairs:
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        Christiane Fellbaum and Piek Vossen

Local Organizing Chair:
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        Karel Pala

Program Committee:
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(e-mail: gwc2004pc at aurora dot fi dot muni dot cz)

Pushpak Bhattacharya (IIT Mumbai, India)
Orhan Bilgin (Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey)
Paul Buitelaar (DFKI Saarbruecken, Germany)
Dan Cristea (University of Iasi, Romania)
Bento Carlos Dias da Silva (UNESP, Soa Paolo, Brasil)
Dominique Dutoit (University of Caen and Memodata, France)
Ales Horak (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
Chu-Ren Huang (Academica Sinica, Taipei, Republic of China)
Adam Kilgarriff (University of Brighton, England)
Karin Kipper (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Claudia Kunze (Tuebingen University, Germany)
Bernardo Magnini (IRST, Trento, Italy)
Palmira Marrafa (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Simonetta Montemagni (ILC-CNR, Pisa, Italy)
Grace Ngai (Polytechnical University, Hong Kong)
Karel Pala (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
German Rigau (Basque Country University, Spain)
Pavel Smrz (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
Sofia Stamou (University of Patras, Greece)
Felisa Verdejo (U.N.E.D. Madrid, Spain)
Michael Zock (LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France)


Please watch the Conference www site for further information and
announcements.

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