School of Computer Applications
Dublin City University,
The School of Computer Applications is seeking researchers to fill several positions at Senior Lecturer and Lecturer level. Researchers will have access to new and very generous funding programmes from the Irish Government, and will enjoy a stimulating and supportive environment for research. Appointees will initially be expected to spend much of their time developing a personal and/or collaborative research programme and will be eligible for immediate tenure. We welcome applications from researchers in any area of computing or quantitative methods, but especially in any of the following:
Modelling and Scientific Computing
Digital Multimedia and Information Management
Language and Intelligence (NLP and AI)
Applicants should normally have completed or be about to complete a Ph.D. in any area of computing or quantitative methods, or have a good track record of leading research programmes in these fields in industry or academia. Successful overseas applicants will be given re-location assistance including help securing visas, work-permits, and accommodation.
Initial enquiries can be made to:
Prof. Joseph Morris,
Head of School,
Tel. ++ 353 1 700 8419,
Application forms can be obtained from the
Personnel Office, D.C.U.,
Glasnevin, Dublin 9,
Tel. +353 1 7045939,
or they can be downloaded from the School's web page at
Applications should include a full CV and a description of the applicant's current and/or planned research direction.
Lecturer to Senior Lecturer scale range euro 30,554 - euro 76,008
Appointment level and salary will be commensurate with experience, and will suitably recompense the exceptional candidate.
Closing date for applications: 31st May 2002.
DCU is an equal opportunities employer.
We have postdoc opportunities for one, or possibly two, people to join the Stanford NLP group, to work on topics in the general area of mapping from text to meaning. Particular topics of interest include mapping from syntactic parse trees to semantic relational structures, and from there to semantic schemas which support probabilistic reasoning; syntax-guided information extraction; topics in probabilistic parsing; and applications of information extraction to educational resources.
The general approach of interest combines probabilistic models and modern machine learning methods with a richer representational basis than has standardly been used in statistical NLP applications. An ideal applicant would have extensive experience in statistical approaches to machine learning and NLP, but also some experience of rich grammar formalisms and semantics/knowledge representation formalisms. We're also looking for someone with good programming skills, preferably including Java. These are grant-funded positions, and the postdoc would need to contribute to project goals. The postdoc(s) will last for 2 years.
To apply, please send a cover letter, particularly emphasizing relevant background, project experience, and current research interests, and your CV, and arrange for 2 or 3 references to be sent to the address below (post or by email). Informal inquiries can also be directed to the address below. The position will be open until filled, but full consideration will certainly be given to any applications received by the end of June.
More information about NLP at Stanford can be found on the NLP Group homepage at:
Stanford offers unparalleled opportunities in computer science, and the Stanford NLP group cooperates closely with other NLP activities at CSLI and at Berkeley.
Canon Research Centre Europe (CRE) has a position for a top quality researcher in Natural Language Processing (J32)
To apply please send, fax or email your CV with a covering letter, quoting reference J32, to:
Canon Research Centre Europe
Berkshire RG12 2XH
Tel: +44 (0) 1344 354800
Fax: +44 (0) 1344 354801
More information is available on the CRE web site:
If you would like to discuss the job more informally, please phone
Dr Joe Bullock on
+44 (0) 1344 354800.
Because of British law, preference will be given to applicants who already have the right to work in the United Kingdom.
Dear Friends of Lemur,
We would like to inform you of a new feature on the lemur website:
We have added a public discussion forum and invite you to post discussions with each other, as well as suggestions or questions for the developers. We hope you will find this to be a useful tool for sharing tips or getting feedback and support from others who are also using the Lemur Toolkit.
The Lemur Team,
Thi Nhu Truong
of Law and Information Technology, 2002; Vol. 10, No. 1
Table of Contents:
Legislative Databases: Current Problems and Possible Solutions
Marie-Francine Moens, Maarten Logghe and Jos Dumortier, pp. 1-22
Supply of Software: Copyright and Contract Issues
Diane Rowland and Andrew Campbell, pp. 23-40
New Perspectives in Legal Information Retrieval
Robin Widdison, pp. 41-70
Intellectual Property Infringement in Global Networks: The Implications of Protection Ahead of the Curve
Wendy A. Adams, pp. 71-131
Living In The Future: A Review Of Richard Susskind's Transforming The Law
Reviewed by Robin Widdison, pp. 132-135
A Fitzgerald, B Fitzgerald, C Cifuentes and P Cook: Going Digital: Legal
Issues for e-commerce, software and the Internet 2nd ed
Reviewed by Tanya Asplin, pp. 135-138
Twenty-Fifth Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval
August 11 - 15, 2002
Early bird registration ends May 15, 2002 See
The Advance Program for the conference is now available at
Call for workshop papers is now open. See
22nd International Conference On Research And Development in Information Retrieval
August 15, 2002,
Cross Language Information Retrieval:
A Research Roadmap
Call for Papers
Deadline Extended To June 2, 2002
June 2, 2002: Papers submitted electronically to Chairs.
June 26, 2002: Notice of acceptance or rejections of papers sent to Authors
July 15, 2002: Final papers submitted for workshop notebook to be distributed at workshop
August 15, 2002: Workshop held in Tampere, Finland
Workshop on Mobile Personal Information Retrieval
Call for Participation:
Submissions due: 31st May 2002
Notification of acceptance: 15th June 2002
Final copy of paper or presentation due: 1st July 2002
If you have any questions, please send email to Mun-Kew Leong at email@example.com.
Mathematical/Formal Methods In Information Retrieval MF/IR 2002
August 11-15, 2002,
Direct correspondence, inquires and submissions relating to this workshop should be addressed to:
Submission: 31 May 2002
Notification of acceptance: 1 July 2002
Final submission: 15 July 2002
Workshop: 15 August 2002
Further information can be found on the SIGIR 2002 Web pages
2-6 September 2002
South Bank, London
The full programme for the conference is now available at
And can be downloaded in .pdf format
REMINDER that early registration closes on July 10th
And fill in a registration form TODAY
Early registration will get you cheaper registration, choice of accommodation and social events
3rd International Conference on Music Information Retrieval
October 13-17, 2002
Ircam - Centre Pompidou,
DELOS International Summer School on Digital Library Technologies
8 - 12 July 2002,
Registration And Deadline
To apply please send all the requested registration information (see below) to Tarina Ayazi by email to:
Fax: 050-315-3464 OR 050-315-2810
Within a week from the receipt of the application the registration will be confirmed (or rejected if no more places are available).
The deadline for receipt of the registration information is 3 June 2002.
The course fee is 450.00 euros.
The course fee includes:
Social events (including social dinner)
The course fee does not include:
Transport to Pisa
Dinners (except for the social dinner)
To book accommodation at the conference centre you should directly contact:
Santa Croce in Fossabanda Conference Centre
Piazza Santa Croce, 5
56125 Pisa, Italy
Phone: 050 970911
Fax: 050 9711044
Web site: http://www.fossabanda.it/
For updated information about the school please see the school web site at URL:
For any other information you may contact:
Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione
Area della Ricerca CNR di Pisa
Via G. Moruzzi, 1
56124 Pisa, Italy
Tel: 050 315 2912
Fax: 050 315 3464
International Conference On Image And Video Retrieval
July 18th-19th 2002
Brunei Gallery, Bloomsbury,
Call For Participation
You must register before June 30th to be eligible for discounted rates. Delegates who register after this date will incur 40 UK p surcharge.
Further information on the programme is available at
Eleventh International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
November 4 -9, 2002
SAIC Headquarters, McLean, Virginia, USA
Sponsored by ACM SIGIR and ACM SIGMIS
Call for Papers
The web site for paper submissions is
May 20, 2002 Electronic abstract due
May 27, 2002 Full paper submission due
Aug. 5, 2002 Notification of acceptance
Sept. 3, 2002 Camera ready copy due
May 27, 2002 Workshop Submission
July 15, 2002 Industry Track Submission
July 30, 2002 Tutorial Submission
The Fourth International Conference On
Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services
10-12 September 2002
Bandung Institute of Technology - Indonesia,
National University of Singapore - Singapore
Utrecht University - The Netherlands.
2nd Call For Papers, Proposals For Panels, Tutorials And Invited Sessions
June 4, 2002: Paper Submissions Due
July 14, 2002: Notice of Acceptance/Rejection
August 1, 2002: Online Pre-Registration Starts
August 7, 2002: Camera-Ready Papers Due
September 10-12, 2002: Conference
For further inquiries please contact:
Dr. Ismail Khalil Ibrahim (Conference Chairman)
Institute of Information and Computing Sciences
PO Box 80.089
Tel.: +31 - 30 - 253 4432
Fax: +31 - 30 - 251 3791
The 2002 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining
Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society
December 9 - 12, 2002
Maebashi City, Japan
Home Page: http://kis.maebashi-it.ac.jp/icdm02
Mirror Page: http://www.wi-lab.com/icdm02
AdIn Research, Inc.
The Japan Research Institute, Limited
Maebashi Convention Bureau
Maebashi City Government
Gunma Prefecture Government
Maebashi Institute of Technology
Support Centre for Advanced Telecom. Tech. Research
US AFOSR/AOARD, AROFE
In Cooperation with Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence
Final Call for Papers
June 5, 2002: Main track paper submissions Industry track paper submissions
June 30, 2002: Tutorial submissions, Panel submissions Workshop proposals
August 16, 2002: Paper acceptance notices
September 12, 2002: Final camera-readies
December 9-12, 2002: Conference
All paper submissions will be handled electronically.
Detailed instructions are provided on the conference home page at
Professor Ning Zhong (ICDM '02)
Department of Information Engineering
Maebashi Institute of Technology
460-1, Kamisadori-Cho, Maebashi-City, 371-0816
Telephone & Fax: +81-27-265-7366
13th International Workshop on Research Issues on Data Engineering: Multi-lingual Information Management (RIDE-MLIM'2003)
March 10 - 11, 2003
In conjunction with ICDE'03
Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society (pending)
Call For Papers
Submission of Papers: August 1, 2002
Notification of Acceptance: September 15, 2002
Final Camera Ready Copies: October 15, 2002
Workshop: March 10-11, 2003
Las Palmas, Spain
28th of May, 2002
Workshop on Wordnet Structures and Standardization and how these affect Wordnet Applications and Evaluation"
Workshop held in conjunction with the Third Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC2002)
Creating and Using Semantics for Information Retrieval and Filtering State of the Art and Future Research
Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain
2nd of June 2002
Held in conjunction with the
Third International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2002)
Call for participation
Workshop: June 2nd, 2002
Information on travel, accommodation and general information on Las Palmas and the Canary Islands can be obtained from:
Octavio Grondonna Morales
Viajes El Corte Inglés
Avda. Juan XXIII, 9
35004 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Tel: +34 928 292402
Fax: +34 928 291876
General information on LREC:
Canary Islands, Spain
June 2, 2002
40th Anniversary Conference Of The Association For Computational Linguistics
Please Watch This Website for further information and for electronic registration http://www.acl02.org
We now have a secure server to handle registrations. It is preferred that registrations be made online at the conference website if possible.
Dear ACL members and past members: This year, we are trying something new-We are experimenting with online registrations and providing all information via the web. Please note that this is an abbreviated announcement. The website will provide full details of the meeting, including Main Conference Preliminary Program, Tutorial and Workshop descriptions, and EMNLP Conference information plus registration and housing.
We hope you will join us in Philadelphia for our 40th anniversary. We have a wonderful program planned. And, the ACL Executive Committee has instituted a Lifetime Achievement Award, the first of which will be presented this year to a prominent member of our research community who will then give a special invited talk. There will also be a Best Paper Award presented at the closing session Additionally, we have an incredible surprise for each attendee! So, do plan to come!
Tutorials: Sunday, July 7, 2002
Main Conference: Monday, July 8th through Wednesday, July 10th, 2002
Workshops: Thursday, July 11th and Friday, July 12th, 2002
Main Conference: Perelman Quadrangle on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania
Parallel Sessions: Houston Hall
Exhibit Hall: Logan Hall
Plenary Sessions: Irvine Auditorium
Open House: Institute for Research in Cognitive Science
We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the:
The 2nd Joint Conference on Digital Libraries - JCDL 2002
July 14-18, 2002
Portland, Oregon, USA
To register for JCDL 2002, please visit the conference web site at
You can register on-line or via fax or postal mail. In addition to the main conference, there are tutorials and workshops.
Thursday, July 18, 2002
Lloyd Centre Doubletree Hotel
Portland, Oregon, USA
Text Retrieval Conference (TREC) Genomics Pre-Track Workshop
To be held at: Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2002 (www.jcdl2002.org)
Call For Papers
The goal of this workshop is to allow individuals interested in the Text Retrieval Conference (TREC, trec.nist.gov) Genomics Pre-Track to come together to discuss common goals and interests for the pre-track. The workshop will be designed to generate a plan for developing a common set of tasks, databases, and evaluation measures for the pre-track. The morning will be devoted to presentations by attendees, with the topics to be covered determined by selection by the program committee. The afternoon will be geared towards developing a plan for the pre-track, with the structure based on the number of attendees (i.e., if attendance is large, we will break into small groups).
The Text Retrieval Conference (TREC, trec.nist.gov) is an annual activity of the information retrieval (IR) community aiming to evaluate IR systems and users. It is sponsored by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST). IR has historically focused on document retrieval, but the field has expanded in recent years with the growth of new information needs (e.g., question-answering, multi-lingual) and platforms (the Web).
A key feature of TREC is that research groups work on a common source of data and a common set of queries or tasks. The goal is to allow comparisons across systems and approaches in a research-oriented, collegial manner.
In recent years, interest at TREC has also grown to other types of data besides textual documents, such as video. Another category of data that participants are interested in is structured data, and one interest within that category is genomics data.
At the same time, the growing field of bioinformatics has begun to take an interest in a number of IR-related issues. Interest is particular high in information extraction (IE), an area related to IR and one in which many IR researchers have worked.
Thus the time seems ripe to foster collaboration across these communities. The TREC activity is organized into "tracks" of common interest, such as question-answering, multi-lingual IR, Web searching, and interactive retrieval. TREC generally works on an annual cycle, with data distributed in the spring, experiments run in the summer, and the results presented at the annual conference, which usually takes place in November. TREC also has a notion of exploratory efforts, called "pre-tracks."
For TREC 2002, there will be a "Genomics Pre-Track." The current thinking is that we will devote the TREC 2002 pre-track to assembling an information collection and set of queries/tasks. There will be challenges to finding common ground across the IR and bioinformatics communities, i.e., balancing the domain-specific needs of the latter with the aim for generalizability for the former.
A Web survey was recently posted soliciting interest in the track and this workshop. Over 80 people expressed interest in the track, with about half of them indicating they would be interested in attending a workshop at JCDL 2002 on July 18th.
The objectives of the workshop will be to:
1. Allow the IR/digital library and genomics/bioinformatics communities become familiar with each other through a series of presentations on past work, current interests, and future goals.
2. Have discussion on how to proceed with the pre-track, in particular focusing on the IR/IE tasks, databases and other resources to use, and evaluation measures.
The morning will be devoted to presentations by attendees, with the topics to be covered determined by selection by the program committee. The afternoon will be geared towards developing a plan for the pre-track, with the structure based on the number of attendees (i.e., if attendance is large, we will break into smaller groups).
Call for Papers/Presentations:
For the morning, we would like to have 12-15 presentations on the various types of work going on in the IR, TREC, and genomics community. A program committee has been assembled to review proposals and select a group of
them that draw on the diverse constituencies and interests in the workshop and pre-track. The two-page proposals for presentation (see below) will be bundled into a proceedings and distributed to all attendees.
If you are interested in presenting, please submit a two-page proposal to the workshop chair, William Hersh, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org ), in ASCII or PDF form by May 24, 2002. Your proposal should discuss what you want to talk about, your previous work, and what you are interested in terms of a common evaluation platform. Authors will be notified of acceptance around June 10, 2002.
William Hersh, Workshop Chair, email@example.com
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, at the Lago Maggiore in Northern Italy, is inviting applications for grants at post-doc level (Ph.D. or 4+ years post-graduate research experience) in a variety of fields, including Language Technology. Deadline for applications is 15 June 2002 (post stamp).
Applications by women and by citizens of any of the following countries are particularly welcome: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia.
You find information on the conditions for the research fellowships, as well as the application form, on the main JRC web page:
And on the pages of the Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC):
http://ipsc.jrc.it (click on 'Opportunities').
The monthly grant is in the range of 3300 to 5000 Euros. The maximum grant duration is 24 months. Before applying, make sure that you match the eligibility criteria, especially those regarding the nationality and the age of the applicants.
Instead of filling in section 3.1 of the application form ("Description of the Research Project"), it is sufficient to explain how you feel your interests and skills fit our goals. The JRC's Language Technology activities are summarised at http://www.jrc.it/langtech
Dr. Ralf Steinberger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
European Commission, Joint Research Centre (http://www.jrc.it/langtech/)
Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC)
We would like to inform you about a recently started project, "Open Mind Word Expert", which is part of the Open Mind initiative, and aims at creating large sense tagged corpora with the help of Internet users.
The OMWE system is running at
Since the official launch of the system at the beginning of April, we collected about 6000 tagged instances at virtually no cost. Based on previous experiences with Open Mind type of approaches, we expect a significant increase in time of the amount of labeled data collected through this site.
We would like to point out two important features that many of you might find of interest:
1. The site is designed such that it can be used as a teaching aid. We are already aware of several courses that had assignments or exams based on this site, where students get a good grasp on the various meanings that a word might have by tagging several word examples. The 'project' feature allows the project administrator to monitor the tagging done by the users registered with that particular project.
2. The data collected through this site is made freely available for research purposes. You can download and use the corpus for your own experiments in Word Sense Disambiguation, Machine Learning, or any other research related experiments.
We feel that this project can create a valuable resource for the research community. A project of this nature, however, succeeds because of its participants, not its designers. If you feel that this is a worthwhile project, please spread the word. It would be particularly helpful if you link to us from a web site you maintain.
So far, we have been profiled at:
http://coolsiteoftheday.com (May 6, 2002)
"Open Mind Word Expert"
Tim Chklovski, MIT
Rada Mihalcea, UTD