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                     NLPRS 2001 Final Call For Papers
                        6th Natural Language Processing
                          Pacific Rim Symposium
                            27 - 29 November, 2001
                          National Center of Science
                                Tokyo, Japan



    General Conference Chair: Jun-ichi Tsujii (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)

    Program Chair: Keh-Yih Su (Behavior Design Corporation, Taiwan)
    Program Co-Chairs: Yuji Matsumoto (NAIST, Nara, Japan)
                              Tian-Shun Yao (Northeastern University, China)

    Local Organization Chair: Hiroshi Nakagawa (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)

    Invited Speakers

            Furui, Sadaoki (Tokyo Institute Tech, Japan)
                    - on Speech
            Harabagiu, Sanda (Southern Methodist University, USA)
                    - on Information Extraction
            Hirschberg, Julia (AT&T, Bell Labs-Research, USA)
                    - on Audio Browsing and Retrieval
            Tsou, Benjamin (City University of Hong Kong, HongKong)
                    - on Chinese Language Processing

    Scope of the Conference

    NLPRS has contributed to the promotion and circulation of both
    research efforts and application development in Natural Language
    Processing related fields, and has been held every other year in the
    past. Papers are invited on substantial, original, and unpublished
    research on all aspects of natural language processing related areas,
    including, but not limited to: pragmatics, discourse, semantics,
    syntax, morphology and lexical acquisition; knowledge acquisition
    (especially via unsupervised learning); corpus analysis; statistical
    language modeling; spoken and written language analysis and
    generation; machine translation and translation aids;
    language-oriented information retrieval and information extraction;
    text mining; approaches to coordinating the linguistic in multi-modal
    interaction; reading comprehension; natural language interfaces and
    dialogue systems; message and narrative understanding systems;
    Internet applications; tools and resources; and evaluation of systems.

    Both Regular Papers and Project Notes are welcome.


    Papers should emphasize original and completed work rather than
    intended work. Why the proposed approaches are adopted is more
    important than the description of what has been done. Whenever
    possible, statistically significant test should be conducted and
    concrete evaluation results should be included. A paper accepted for
    presentation at NLPRS 2001 cannot be presented or have been presented
    at any other meeting with publicly available published
    proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to other conferences must
    be indicated clearly in the title page.


    The reviewing of the papers will be blind. Reviewing will be managed by
    an international Conference Program Committee. Each submission will be
    reviewed by three reviewers.

    Submission Procedure

    You are requested to first register your submission by July 10, 2001.
    This can be done by filling out an electronic form that will be
    accessible at the Paper Submission Web at:


    You will get a paper ID code, after you have completed
    the registration procedure. The assigned paper ID code
    must appear on your submission, and it will be used
    in all the following communications.

    Although electronic submission is strongly recommended,
    hardcopy submission is also accepted. However, if electronic submission
    is selected, the file format must be readily browsable and printable
    in PS (PostScript) or PDF format.

    See Submission Details below for more information.

    Important Dates

         Paper registration deadline: July, 10th, 2001
         Paper submissions deadline: July, 16th, 2001
         Notification of acceptance: September, 3rd, 2001 (*NEW)
         Camera ready papers due: October, 5th, 2001 (*NEW)
         NLPRS 2001 Conference: November, 27-29, 2001


            Before submitting the final camera ready copy, at least one
            of the authors should pre-register to the conference to
            make sure that the paper will be presented by an appropriate
            author. For conference registration instructions, please
            refer to the NLPRS URL.

    Program Committee

            Ananiadou, Sophia (University of Salford, UK)
            Asanee, Kawtrakul (Kasetsart Univ., Thailand)
            Boitet, Christian (CLIPS-GETA, France)
            Chang, Jason S. (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
            Chang, Jing-Shin (National Chi-Nan Univ., Taiwan)
            Chen, Hsin-Hsi (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
            Chen, Keh-Jiann (IIS, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
            Church, Kenneth (AT&T Labs-Research, USA)
            Dale, Robert (Language Technology Group Pty Ltd, Australia)
            Dong, Zhendong (Chinese Information Processing Society of China, China)
            Estival, Dominique (Syrinx Speech Systems, Australia)
            Hovy, Eduard (USC Information Sciences Institute, USA)
            Huang, Chu-Ren (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
            Inui, Kentaro (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
            Ishizaki, Masato (Japan Advanced Inst. of Science & Technology, Japan)
            Kageura, Kyo (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
            Kashioka, Hideki (ATR-SLT / NAIST, Japan)
            Kurohashi, Sadao (Kyoto University, Japan)
            Lee, Gary Geunbae (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea)
            Lee, Yong-seok (Conbuk National University, Korea)
            Li, Hang (Microsoft Research China, China)
            Lin, Dekang (University of Alberta, Canada)
            Lua, Kim-Teng (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
            Macklovitch, Elliott (Universite de Montreal, Canada)
            Molla Aliod, Diego (Macquarie University, Australia)
            Myaeng, Sung Hyon (Chungnam National University, Korea)
            Nagata, Masaaki (NTT Cyber Space Laboratories, Japan)
            Ng, Hwee Tou (DSO National Laboratories, Singapore)
            Ock, Cheol-Young (Univ. of Ulsan, Korea)
            Okumura, Manabu (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
            Palmer, Martha (Univ. Penn, USA)
            Park, Jong Cheol (KAIST, Korea)
            Park, Sangkyu (Linguistic Engineering Department, ETRI, Korea)
            Pustejovsky, James (Brandeis Univ., USA)
            Ra, Dong-Yul (Yonsei University, Korea)
            Resnik, Philip (University of Maryland, USA)
            Rim, Hae-Chang (Korea University, Korea)
            Riza, Hammam (BPP Teknologi, Indonesia)
            Sangal, Rajeev (Indian Institute of Information Technology, India)
            Sarkar, Anoop (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
            Seo, Jungyun ( Inc., Korea)
            Sornlertlamvanich, Virach (NECTEC, Thailand)
            Sproat, Richard (AT&T Labs - Research, USA)
            Sun, Maosong (Tsinghua University, China)
            Swen, Bing (ICL, Peking University, China)
            Tanaka, Kumiko (University of Tokyo, Japan)
            Tokunaga, Takenobu (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
            Tsou, Benjamin K. (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
            Uchimoto, Kiyotaka (Communications Research Laboratory, Japan)
            Uszkoreit, Hans (University of Saarbruecken, Germany)
            Vossen, Piek (Irion, Netherlands)
            Wilks, Yorick (University of Sheffield, UK)
            Wu, Dekai (HKUST, Human Language Technology Center, Hong Kong)
            Wu, Lide (Fudan University, Shanghai, China)
            Yusoff, Zaharin (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
            Zhou, Joe F (Intel China Research Center, Beijing, China)
            Zhou, Ming (Microsoft Research, Beijing, China)

    Submission Details --

    Category of Submission (*NEW)

    The submission can be a Regular Paper or a Project Notes depending
    on the nature of the paper. Regular paper authors can choose to
    present their papers in oral or poster. And, Project Notes may
    be accompanied with or without a demo.

    The authors should indicate the preferred category in the title page
    (after the paper ID) as either "regular/oral", "regular/poster",
    "project notes/with demo", or "project notes/without demo".
    The Program Committee, however, have the rights to re-assign
    the category of the submission.

    Format and Style

    The length of a regular paper should be limited to 8 double-column
    pages of A4 size, including the bibliography part. A project notes,
    on the other hand, should not exceed 6 pages. The point size
    of the characters should not be smaller than 10 point size to
    make the paper easily readable.

    To allow blind review, the submission for review should include
    the title of the paper, a unique paper ID assigned by the program
    committee (*See "Paper Pre-registration" below), a 150-word abstract,
    and up to 5 keywords. This means that your submission should have
    the following layout on the first/title page:

            Title: This is My Submission to NLPRS-2001
            PaperID: 0123 (unique paper ID acquired when registration)
            Category: regular/oral (or "regular/poster",
                      "project notes/with demo", "project notes/without demo")
            Keywords: Lexicon Acquisition, ... (at most 5 keywords)
            Abstract: ... (less than 150 words)

    Explicit or implicit author identification information (such as author names,
    email addresses) should not appear in the title page.
    Papers which do not conform to the above format or the scope of
    the conference is subject to rejection without notice.

    After the submission is accepted, the authors should submit
    a camera-ready copy of the paper by replacing the unique paper ID
    with the name and affiliation of each author, and e-mail address of
    the author responsible for correspondence.

    A style sheet (in both Microsoft Word and LaTeX template files) is
    available at the following URL:

    However, the submission must be converted into PS (PostScript) or PDF
    format before submission.

    Paper Registration

    The authors should register the papers in advance in order
    to get a unique paper ID for each paper, and use the unique ID
    for author identification throughout the reviewing process.
    The authors are also requested to fill a form for each submission,
    indicating the subcategorization of each paper.

    The registration and submission procedure is outlined as follows:

    1. AUTHOR IDENTIFICATION: The first author (or any responsible author)
       should visit the web page at:


       to register a username and password for author identification.
       An email address should be given for confirmation.

    2. PAPER REGISTRATION: The author then uses this username and password
       to enter the paper registration pages of the above website.
       In the registration pages, the author will be asked to fill a form
       for each paper, indicating the title of the paper, and the contact
       information of the authors. The paper will then be given a unique
       paper ID for the registered paper. You can register more than one paper
       and get the associated paper IDs, one for each paper.

       PAPER CHARACTERIZATION: The author will also be requested to fill
       a form indicating the characteristics of the paper. Such information will
       be used for matching the papers with the reviewers to ensure
       that your submissions are reviewed by the most appropriate

    3. Once you have registered the paper for submission and got the
       unique paper ID, you can use the paper ID together with the
       paper title to submit your paper. (Any other author identification
       information, explicit or implicit, should be suppressed for
       blind review.)

       This means that your submission should have the following layout
       on the first/title page:

            Title: This is My Submission to NLPRS-2001
            PaperID: 0123 (unique paper ID acquired when registration)
            Category: regular/oral (or "regular/poster",
                      "project notes/with demo", "project notes/without demo")
            Keywords: Lexicon Acquisition, ... (at most 5 keywords)
            Abstract: ... (less than 150 words)

       Explicit or implicit author identification information (such as author names,
       email addresses) should not appear in the title page.
       Papers which do not conform to the above format or the scope of
       the conference is subject to rejection without notice.

       To submit the paper electronically, you can visit the above
       website, and click the paper submission link to launch a paper
       submission/upload page. You then provide the paper ID
       and the local filename of your submission,
       and press the "Submit" button to upload your paper.

    4. Upon notification of acceptance, you can use the same step
       to submit your camera-ready copy of the paper, with all
       author information replacing the paper ID.

    Electronic Submission

    If you choose to submit electronically. The papers should be
    submitted in PostScript or PDF format to ensure that the non-ASCII
    characters (such as Asian CJK characters) can be safely printed by the
    reviewers in different countries.

    Word processor (such as Microsoft Word) or LaTeX source files will
    not be accepted.

    To ensure portability of the files, use TrueType 1 fonts wherever
    possible. Do not use bitmapped versions of fonts such as Computer
    Modern if you can avoid it. Some printer drivers have settings that
    directly address the portability issue, offering the options
    for "optimizing speed" or "optimizing portability".
    You should select the "optimize for portability" setting(s)
    wherever possible.

    Hardcopy Submission

    If you choose to submit hardcopies to the program committee,
    you should send 5 copies of each papers to the following

            Dr. Keh-Yih Su (NLPRS-2001)
            Behavior Design Corporation
            2F, No. 5, Industrial East Road IV
            Science-Based Industrial Park
            Hsinchu, TAIWAN 30043

    The paper should be formatted as demonstrated in the style sheet
    files. And, the paper size should be A4, unless you have problems
    in preparing the A4 copies.

    Submission Problems

    For any online submission problems, please check the
    Paper Submission Web at:


    or contact:


    for technical assistance.

    Further Information

    Please check the web-site at


    for most updated information.
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