JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Special Issue on
MEMORY-BASED LANGUAGE PROCESSING
Memory-Based Language Processing (MBLP) views language processing as
being based on the direct reuse of previous experience rather than on
the use of abstractions extracted from that experience. In such a
framework, language acquisition is modeled as the storage of
exemplars, and language processing as similarity-based reasoning.
MBLP derives from work in Artificial Intelligence (case-based
reasoning, memory-based reasoning, instance-based learning, lazy
learning), Linguistics (analogical modeling), Computational
Linguistics (example-based machine translation, case-based language
processing, data-oriented parsing), and Statistical Pattern
Recognition (k-nn models). In recent research, it has been shown that
the application of algorithms based on this framework leads to
accurate and efficient language models in diverse language processing
areas (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse).
We invite theoretical papers on models, algorithms and metrics for
memory-based language processing, and empirical studies comparing MBLP
variants to each other or to alternative non-memory-based approaches
for specific language processing tasks.
Deadline for submissions: September 1, 1998
Notification Date: November 1, 1998
Deadline for final versions: January 1, 1999
Special Issue: Summer or Autumn 1999
Instructions for Authors:
1. The original manuscript and three clear copies should be submitted
Walter Daelemans (guest editor)
ILK Research Group, Computational Linguistics
5037 GC Tilburg
Building B, Room 307
+31 13 4663070 (Phone)
+31 13 4663110 (Fax)
All papers will be refereed by at least three reviewers.
2. All papers must be in English. The entire manuscript should be
typed on one side only of plain paper, either A4 or 8.5 x 11 inch,
with double spacing used throughout.
3. The first page of the manuscript should carry the title, the names,
institutional addresses, and institutional telephone numbers of the
authors, and a short title of no more than 50 characters (including
spaces) to be used as a running head. The second page of the
manuscript should carry an abstract of about 200 words. The remainder
of the text should not exceed 30 double spaced pages, including
references but excluding figures and tables. All figures and tables
must be referred to by number in the text.
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