First Workshop on NLP and XML - Call for Papers
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 16:48:12 -0400 From: Priscilla Rasmussen <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: 1st Workshop on NLP and XML Call for Papers
The First Workshop on NLP and XML
Tokyo, Japan, November 30, 2001
Naoyuki Nomura (Justsystem and Hosei University), Chieko Nakabasami (Toyo University)
XML, the universal structured data representation meta-language, has become the standard framework for publishing on the net, as well as the standard e-commerce language to build B2B and B2C Web services. A major concern for this scenario is the "point of creation" bottleneck, at which creating useful, well-structured XML data can consume unduly amount of time and effort. Hopefully, NLP should be able to resolve this bottleneck by automating the conversion from unstructured or semi-structured text data into XML documents with much richer structure hidden in the original NL descriptions. This is "NLP for XML" that can give some intelligence, or disambiguation capabilities to XML generating engines.
Conversely, XML can help NLP researches, especially the ones with annotated corpus based approaches, by providing them with the knowledge representation frameworks for morphological, syntactic, semantics and/or pragmatics information structure of NL resources. GDA, which stands for Global Data Annotation, is an XML based NL corpus representation language originated by Dr. Koichi Hashida. He has already accepted to deliver the key note speech or to present an invited paper for this workshop "NLP and XML." In many cases, XML should be able to provide NLP with deeper semantic strucuture clues and thus realize much more robust, higher precision NLP applications.
The workshop would provide a good opportunity to exchange among the participants a broad range of NLP and structured IT related topics including but not limited to:
NLP for XML
- Ontology extraction into XML based structured languages using XML Schema
- Message Translation for multilingual B2B, B2C e-commerce applications
- Automatic XML to XML schema mapping by XML vocabulary translators with NL morphological analyzer
- Web (XHTML) resource discovery and indexing
- Automatic hyperlink (XLink) generation
- Multimodal techniques to take advantage of XML compound documents (e.g., search the key string in XHTML, MathML, SVG and SMIL components at the same time)
XML for NLP
- NL Corpora representation languages and the conversions among them, from and to RDB, and from raw text
- XML based Machine Translation / Interlingua
- XML based multilingual Web contents management system
- Tree transducers implemented by XSLT
- IR powered by both NLP and XML
- Task-oriented Summarization using XML Schemas
- VoiceXML applications and the dialogue scenario generation
- Foreign language e-Education (CALL) material (texts, drills, grading systems etc.) generation by XML
Above all, Natural Language has an inherent structure of 'trees,' and XML is a tree structure representation. So, why don't we just discuss them at the same time?
Paper submission deadline: August 6, 2001
Notification of acceptance: August 31, 2001
Camera ready papers due: September 26, 2001
Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive.