Special Track on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, FLAIRS 2003 (RA-NLP)

Venue: Casa Monica, St. Augustin, Florida

Location: St. Augustin, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 09, 2002
Abstract Submission Date: Oct 25, 2002
Paper Submission Date: Oct 25, 2002
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Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing

The 16th International FLAIRS Conference

In cooperation with the American Association for Artificial

2003 Special Track on
Advances in Natural Language Processing

Casa Monica Hotel

St. Augustine, Florida

May 11-15, 2003

Call for Papers

The Special Track on "Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing" invites
researchers from academia, government, and industry to submit papers reporting
on recent advances in all aspects of Natural Language Processing, including but
not limited to:

  • pragmatics, discourse, semantics, syntax, and the lexicon;

  • phonetics, phonology, and morphology;

  • text understanding and generation;

  • language-oriented information retrieval, question answering, summarization and
    information extraction;

  • language-oriented machine learning;

  • multi-lingual processing, machine translation;

  • natural language interfaces and dialogue systems;

  • electronic dictionaries;

  • knowledge acquisition;

  • text mining;

  • message and narrative understanding systems;

  • tools and resources;

  • evaluation of systems

The conference also encourages submission of papers on applications of natural
language processing in areas such as, biomedicine, finance, etc. We especially
welcome any contribution to the area of language processing showing important
developments in information technology.

Submission Guidelines

Authors must submit an electronic copy (ps or pdf) of their complete manuscript
to the contact chair by October 25, 2002. All
submissions must be original, previously unpublished work, and they should not
exceed 10 double spaced pages. Also, the papers should not identify the
author(s) (for details see FLAIRS-03
Paper Submissions

) and be accompanied by a cover letter that indicates the contact authors, paper's title, and appropriate subject areas under which the paper can be classified.
Notification of acceptance will be emailed around January 7, 2003. Authors of
accepted papers will be expected to submit the final camera-ready copy of their
full papers by February 17, 2003.

Journal Publication

The Editor-In-Chief of the International Journal on Artificial
Intelligence Tools (IJAIT)

will have a special issue of the journal devoted to FLAIRS-03. After the
conference, authors of selected papers will be invited to submit revised
versions of their papers for journal publication.

Important Dates

Paper submissions due: October 25, 2002
Notification letters sent: January 7, 2003
Camera ready copy due: February 17, 2003
Conference: May 11-15, 2003


Roxana Girju, Baylor University,
USA (contact chair)

Dan Moldovan
, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Program Committee:

Adrian Atanasiu University of Bucharest, Romania
Peter Clark Boeing, USA
Roxana Girju Baylor University, USA
Christopher Khoo Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Udo Hahn Freiburg University, Germany
Susan Haller University of Wisconsin-Parkside, USA
Nancy Ide Vassar College, USA
Chin-Yew Lin ISI/University of Southern California, USA
Dan Moldovan University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Horacio Rodriguez Politechnical University of Catalunya, Spain
Tomek Strzalkowski University of New York at Albany, USA
Stefan Trausan "Politechnica" University of Bucharest, Romania
Dan Tufis Romanian Academy
Takashi Yukawa Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
Bonnie Webber University of Edinburgh, UK
Yorick Wilks Sheffield University, UK

Conference location

This 15th FLAIRS conference will take place May 11-15, 2003 in St. Augustine, Florida,
the oldest city in the United States, truly unique for its charm of Spanish history.
For more information please visit the St.Augustine website.