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TIA 2011 : 9th International Conference on Terminology and Artificial Intelligence


When Nov 8, 2011 - Nov 10, 2011
Where Paris, France
Submission Deadline Jul 10, 2011
Notification Due Sep 8, 2011
Final Version Due Sep 26, 2011
Categories    computational linguistics   machine translation   artificial intelligence   ontology

Call For Papers

9ème conférence internationale Terminologie et Intelligence Artificielle

Multilingual terminology at the crossroads

Paris, 7-9 November 2011



It is widely held that we are living in an era in which global
communication technology has enabled us to transcend borders and
that we are witnessing the advent of a global community. Although
this oft-repeated claim is not without foundation, it is also an
undeniable reality that one of the greatest obstacles to global
communication -- the language barrier -- remains almost intact
and manifests itself in every facet of global communication.

Parallel to this, certain trends - which perhaps emerged quite a
while ago - have intensified to such an extent that they have become
issues of serious concern. One is the fragmentation not only of
scientific subjects but also of non-scientific activities, and the
accompanying subdivision of communications, even within a single
language. For example, mathematicians working on different topics
use different terminology sets, and the intersection between the jargon
used by gamers and that used by musicians is minimal; even among gamers,
different jargons are used depending on the type and genre of the game.
The other is the massively reduced life expectancy of terms in
cutting-edge spheres. It is not uncommon to find that a set of terms
one learned several years ago is no longer in use.

While multilingual terminology is a well-established research topic,
these changes in the environment in which the topic is situated have
given it a new dimension and increased the challenges involved in
researching it. It is against this backdrop that we chose multilingual
aspects of terminology as the central topic for TIA 2011, while
at the same time welcoming a broad range of related topics.

TIA 2011 will be the ninth event in the successful series which started
out as a predominantly francophone conference. The conference has
gradually attracted a wider audience and over the past six years it
has grown to be a truly international conference. Welcome to TIA 2011!


Papers can address theoretical questions or methodological aspects.
Interdisciplinary work which emphasizes the convergence and
co-operation of multiple disciplines dealing with terminological
issues is welcome.

Papers addressing specific issues linked to the topic of multilingual
terminology will be particularly welcome, but we are also soliciting
original contributions on any of the following topics with a theoretical,
methodological or practical orientation:

Terminology acquisition and management
* term acquisition
* terminology structuring: acquisition of relations
* terms as named entities
* terminology evolution
* terminology evaluation
* multimodal information management in terminology

Terminology and knowledge representation
* ontology construction from terminological resources
* status of linguistic semantics and ontology
* knowledge evolution and terminological dynamics

Terminology for applications
* terminology in industrial applications
* terminology in education
* terminology for human translation
* terminology for machine translation
* terminology for natural language processing


10 July 2011 Deadline for submission
8 September 2011 Notification
26 September 2011 Final camera-ready paper due
7-9 November 2011 Conference


TIA 2011 solicits both regular papers, which present significant
work, and short papers, which typically present work in progress
or a smaller, focused contribution.The program committee may
decide to change the category of a paper before acceptance.

Regular papers, in English or French, should not exceed 7 pages in
ACL-HLT 2011 format (see below for LaTeX and MS Word style files),
including figures, examples and references. The mode of presentation
of long papers (orally or as posters) will be decided based on the
nature rather than on the quality of the work.

Short papers should not exceed 4 pages in the same format as regular
papers. They will also be presented orally or as posters at the
conference depending on the nature of the work.

See detailed authors instructions at:

Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format at .


Kyo Kageura (University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan)
Pierre Zweigenbaum (LIMSI-CNRS & CRIM-INALCO, Paris, France)


Guadalupe Aguado de Cea (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Amparo Alcina (Universitat Jaume-I, Castellón de la Plana, Spain)
Sofia Ananiadou (NaCTeM, Manchester, UK)
Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles (IRIT, Toulouse, France)
Caroline Barrière (CRIM, Montréal, Canada)
Maria Teresa Cabré (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)
Farid Cerbah (Dassault Aviation, Paris, France)
Jean Charlet (AP-HP & INSERM, Paris, France)
Anne Condamines (CLLE-ERSS, Toulouse, France)
Lyne Da Sylva (EBSI, Montréal, Canada)
Béatrice Daille (LINA, Université de Nantes, Nantes, France)
Valérie Delavigne (Institut national du cancer, France)
Pascaline Dury (Université Lyon 2, Lyon, France)
Fidelia Ibekwe-San Juan (Université Lyon 3, Lyon, France)
Kyo Kageura (University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan)
Olivia Kwong (City University Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)
Marie-Claude L’Homme (OLST, Université de Montréal, Canada)
Adeline Nazarenko (LIPN, Université Paris 13, Villetaneuse, France)
Mihako O'Hagan (Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland)
Pascale Sébillot (IRISA, Rennes, France)
Serge Sharoff (University of Leeds, Leeds, UK)
Monique Slodzian (ERTIM-INALCO, Paris, France)
Sylvie Szulman (LIPN, Université Paris 13, Villetaneuse, France)
Koichi Takeuchi (Okayama University, Okayama, Japan)
Rita Temmerman (Erasmushogeschool, Bruxelles, Belgium)
Yannick Toussaint (LORIA, Nancy, France)
Spela Vintar (University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Pierre Zweigenbaum (LIMSI-CNRS & CRIM-INALCO, Paris, France)


TIA 2011 is organised by the Multilingual Engineering Research Centre

Mathieu Valette (ERTIM-INALCO, Paris, France)
Monique Slodzian (ERTIM-INALCO, Paris, France)

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