Monday, February 16, 2009

EEF: Natural Language Processing for Ancient Languages

Second call for papers: "Natural Language Processing for Ancient

Guest editors: Joseph Denooz and Serge Rosmorduc

The TAL journal launches a call for papers for an special issue
of the journal on NLP for Ancient Languages.
« Ancient Languages » is here understood on a large basis: we
consider both dead languages (Akkadian, Ancient Egyptian, Latin...)
and old stages of modern languages (Old and Middle French...).

Proposals may deal with all aspect of computer storage and
processing of ancient languages, as for instance:
automated morphological or syntactic analysis of ancient languages;
text corpora (creation of a corpus, searches systems, etc.);
encoding of ancient languages (scripting system, text representation,
unicode and ISO 10646, etc.);
XML, TEI and ancient languages (use of XML to model ancient
documents, corpus representation, DTD or schemas for dictionaries) ;
text capture, OCR and ancient texts, links between pictures corpora
and structured representations;
NLP as a tool for the philologist (practical uses of NLP in the context
of philological or grammatical research).
uses of NLP in teaching ancient languages.
diachronic studies (models for language change, diachronic databases, etc.)

The Journal
TAL (Traitement Automatique des Langues / Natural Language
Processing) is a forty year old international journal published by
ATALA (French Association for Natural Language Processing)
with the support of CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research).
It has moved to an electronic mode of publication, with printing
on demand - see This affects in
no way its reviewing and selection process.

Practical issues
Contributions (25 pages maximum, PDF format) must be sent
by e-mail to the following address:
(rosmord _at_ iut dot univ-paris8 dot fr)
Style sheets are available for download on the Web site of
the journal:
Language: manuscripts may be submitted in English or French.
French-speaking authors are requested to submit in French.

Important dates
27/02/2009 Deadline for submission.
31/04/2009 Notification to authors.
03/06/2009 Deadline for submission of a revised version.
03/07/2009 Final decision.
October 2009 Parution

Invited editorial board
François Barthélémy, CEDRIC, Conservatoire National des
Arts et Métiers, France
Mahé Ben Hamed, Laboratoire Dynamique du langage,
CNRS - Université Lumière Lyon 2
Francesco Citti, Université de Bologne,
Joseph Denooz, LASLA, Université de Liège, Belgique
Gérard Huet, Équipe Sanscrit, INRIA, France
Wojciech Jaworski, Institute of Informatics, Warsaw University,
Bastien Kindt, Institut orientaliste, Université catholique de Louvain,
George Kiraz, Gorgias Press, USA
Christiane Marchello-Nizia, ICAR, ENS Lyon
Nicolas Mazziotta, , Université de Liège, Belgique
Sylvie Mellet, BCL, CNRS,
Remo Mugnaioni, Centre Sciences du Langage, EA 85,
Université de Provence
Mark-Jan Nederhof, University of St Andrews
Mark Olsen, ARTFL, Université de Chicago
Gerald Penn, Department of Computer Sciences, University
of Toronto, Canada
Serge Rosmorduc, Équipe Langues et littératures de l'Égypte
ancienne, EPHE Ivième section,
Wolfgang Schenkel, Université de Tügingen, RFA
Richard Sproat, University of Illinois, USA,
Achim Stein , Institut für Linguistik/Romanistik, Universität Stuttgart
Paul Tombeur, CTLO (Turnhout), Belgique
Laurence Tuerlinckx, Institut orientaliste, Université catholique de
Louvain, Belgique
Jerzy Tyszkiewicz, Institute of Informatics, Warsaw University,
Jean Winand, Service d'Égyptologie, Université de Liège, Belgique

This call for paper is available in various formats on

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