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What's new in this call for papers?

. The submission deadline is extended to July 10, 2000.

. Please email us two POSTSCRIPT files: one includes the title and the content, and the other includes only the ID page.


The second Chinese Language Processing Workshop


October 2000

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

In conjunction with ACL-2000

Growing interest in Chinese Language Processing is leading to the development of resources such as annotated corpora and automatic segmenters, part-of-speech taggers and parsers. The first Asian ACL provides an ideal opportunity to bring together influential researchers from Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Beijing, as well as Chinese language researchers in the rest of the world, to discuss issues that are specific to the processing of Chinese. A critical tool for developing Chinese language processing tools is the availability of annotated corpora. The greater the consensus we have around guidelines for corpus annotation of part-of-speech tags, syntactic bracketing and other areas, the more useful this corpora will be.

We welcome submissions that address the following topics on Chinese language processing:

. word segmentation

. POS tagging

. phrase identification

. parsing

. grammar development

. lexicon acquisition

. corpus development

We invite workshop participants to take advantage of two bracketed corpora:

  • The first one, the Chinese Penn Treebank, was developed at University of Pennsylvania, USA. It includes 100-thousand words from Xinhua News. The corpus has been released via LDC at UPenn. For more information and the release announcement, please check the website "".

  • The second one, developed by CKIP, Academia Sinica in Taiwan, contains more than 30,000 sentences. A trial version of 1,000 sentences is now available for downloading by the public at The release of the complete treebank is being reviewed by Academia Sinica. Preliminary arrangements have been made for the treebank to be licensed through ROCLING. Please check their website ( for announcements.

The workshop will be held either on Oct 7 or Oct 8. For the latest updates of the workshop, please check "". If you have any questions concerning the workshop or the Treebank, please email us at


Submissions are limited to original, unpublished work. Papers may not exceed 3200 words (exclusive of title page and references). Papers outside the specified length are subject to be rejected without review. The paper should be written in English.

The style files for submission are the same as the ones for ACL regular papers, which can be downloaded from The reviewing of papers will be blind. Hence the title page and paper should not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity (e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...") should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...".

As reviewing will be blind, a separate title page and identification page will be required. The title page should include the following information:


Paper ID Code: just put "00"


Topic Area: one or two general topic areas


Keywords: Up to 5 keywords specifying subject area


Which Session: just put "G"


Word Count, excluding title page and references:


Under Consideration for other Conferences (specify):


Abstract: short summary (up to 5 lines)

The identification page should contain all of the information in the title page, but in addition must include the authors' names, affiliations, and email addresses. The format for the identification page should be as follows:


Paper ID Code: just put "00"


Topic Area: one or two general topic areas


Authors' names, affiliations, and email addresses


Keywords: Up to 5 keywords specifying subject area


Which Session: just put "G"


Word Count, excluding title page and references:


Under Consideration for other Conferences (specify):


Abstract: short summary (up to 5 lines)

Submissions must be received by July 10, 2000. Six (6) paper copies (printed on both sides of the page if possible) including the title page plus two (2) identification pages should be submitted to the following address:

  CLP-2000 submission
  c/o Fei Xia
  Institute for Research in Cognitive Science (IRCS)
  3401 Walnut St. Suite 400A
  Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

Also, a postscript version of the paper (EXCLUDING the ID page) must be emailed to on or before July 10. Please also email us an ID page in a separate email. Once the submission is received, a paper ID will be assigned to the paper and this ID number will be emailed to the authors. The authors should include the ID number in the subject lines in subsequent email exchanges.

Important Dates:

July 10, 2000

Submission of full-length paper

August 10, 2000

Acceptance notice

September 5, 2000

Camera-ready paper due

October 7 or 8

Conference date

Organizational committee:

Martha Palmer - UPenn

Mitch Marcus - UPenn

Fei Xia - UPenn

Aravind Joshi - UPenn

Program committee:

Keh-Jian Chen - Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Shengli Feng - U of Kansas, USA

Laurie Gerber - Systran, USA

Gan Kok Wee - Hong Kong Science and Technology University

Chang-Ning Huang - Microsoft Research, China

Chu-ren Huang - Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Wanying Jin - New Mexicon State University, USA

Tan Chew Lim - National University of Singapore

Kim-Teng Lua - National University of Singapore

John Kovarik - Department of Defense, USA

K.L. Kwok - Queens College, USA

Mary Ellen Okurowski - Department of Defense, USA

Fuji Ren - Hiroshima City University, Japan

Richard Sproat - AT&T Research Lab, USA

Bangalore Srinivas - AT&T Research Lab, USA

Keh-Yih Su - Behavior Design Corporation, Taiwan

Maosong Sun - Tsinghua University, China

Benjamin K Tsou - Hong Kong City Univeristy

Amy Weinberg - U. of Maryland, USA

Ralph Weischedel - BBN, USA

Andi Wu - Mircrosoft, USA

Dekai Wu - Hong Kong Science and Technology

University Nianwen Xue - U of Delaware, USA

Jin Yang - Systran, USA

Shiwen Yu - Peking University, China

Chunfa Yuan - Tsinghua University, China

Dong Zhendong - Hownet designer, China

Joe Zhou - Intel China Research Center, China

Qiang Zhou - Tsinghua University, China