PACLIC24, Sendai (06/14, 11/05-11/07/10)
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The 24th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation
Dates: November 5th (Friday) - 7th (Sunday), 2010
Venue: Tohoku University Centennial Hall, Sendai, Japan
Submission Deadline: June 14th, 2010
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We are pleased to announce that the Logico-Linguistic Society of Japan and the Center for the Advancement of Higher Education,
Tohoku University will host PACLIC 24 at Tohoku University in Sendai, November 5th (Friday) through 7th (Sunday), 2010. PACLIC
24, organized under the auspices of PACLIC Steering Committee, will be the latest installment of our long standing
collaborative efforts among theoretical and computational linguists in the Pacific-Asia region for providing an opportunity to
share their findings and interests in the formal and empirical study of languages.
Paper submissions of original and unpublished research are invited on all aspects of both theoretical and computational
linguistics. Topics include but are not limited to: morphology, phonology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis,
typology, corpus linguistics, formal grammar theory, language acquisition and language learning, human and machine language
processing, language resources and language technology and possible applications of those research areas. Papers exemplifying
synergy of multi-disciplinary approaches on the construction of language resources and system development that would assist
language learning are particularly encouraged. Among the various research topics that may be addressed, one or more of the
following issues may be included, to further mutual advancement among studies on language, information and computation:
- How formal linguistic analyses can and has informed language technology in advancing the development of language processing
- What light theoretical linguistics has shed on the information demand of natural language processing, and how it has led to large-scale machine-usable language resources.
- How collections of learner language resources may improve learning, teaching and testing of native and non-native languages.
- What insights cognitive science, psycholinguistic
research and brain imaging technology have brought about regarding the nature of language and language learning/acquisition.
- What is the limit of pure computational methods like machine learning in language processing? What roles do related
disciplines such as cognitive science and psycholinguistics have to play in bridging the gap between human and computer
June 14th, 2010: Paper submission deadline
November 5th - 7th, 2010: PACLIC 24 Conference
Submissions should describe substantial, original, and unpublished work. Papers should be written in readable and plain
English and may not exceed ten (10) A4 size pages, including references. The detailed formatting instructions and style files
will be made available at the conference web site (http://www.compling.jp/paclic24/) in due time.
Accepted papers will be presented in one of the regular sessions or interactive & poster sessions as determined by the program
committee. Such decisions will be based on the nature rather than on the quality of the work submitted.
The deadline for paper submissions is 23:59 June 14th, 2010 JST (GMT+9). Submissions should be made via Easychair at:
Submissions will be judged based on reviewer scores for relevance to the conference, clarity and readability, originality of
approach proposed, technical and theoretical soundness, adequacy of reference and discussion of previous study, and interest
to the attendees. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three program committee members and/or additional reviewers. As
the reviewing process will be anonymous, manuscripts must not include the authors' names and affiliations and authors should
be careful not to reveal their identities in the paper. Papers that do not conform to these requirements may be rejected
Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings volume, which will subsequently be digitally archived at
Waseda University Library Institutional Repository and also sent to ISI for indexing. PACLIC conference proceedings are
indexed in the ISI Web of Science since 2002 and authors are encouraged to cite previous PACLIC papers in their work.
Inquiries about abstract submission should be sent to:
Local Organizing Committee:
Kei Yoshimoto (Tohoku University)
Shigeru Sato (Juntendo University)
Chidori Nakamura (Iwate University)
Program Committee Chairs:
Ryo Otoguro (Waseda University), Program Chair
Yasunari Harada (Waseda University), Honorary Program Chair