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Notice: the deadline for paper submissions is now extended to 23:59 June 24th, 2010 JST (GMT+9)

PACLIC Steering Committee is pleased to announce that The Logico-Linguistic Society of Japan will host PACLIC 24 at Tohoku University in Sendai, November 4th (Thursday) through 7th (Sunday), 2010. PACLIC 24, organized under the auspices of PACLIC Steering Committee, will be the latest installment of our long standing collaborative efforts among theoretical and computational linguists in the Pacific-Asia region for providing an opportunity to share their findings and interests in the formal and empirical study of languages.

Paper submissions of original and unpublished research are invited on all aspects of both theoretical and computational linguistics. Topics include but are not limited to: morphology, phonology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, typology, corpus linguistics, formal grammar theory, language acquisition and language learning, human and machine language processing, language resources and language technology and possible applications of those research areas. Papers exemplifying synergy of multi-disciplinary approaches on the construction of language resources and system development that would assist language learning are particularly encouraged. Among the various research topics that may be addressed, one or more of the following issues may be included, to further mutual advancement among studies on language, information and computation:

  • How formal linguistic analyses can and has informed language technology in advancing the development of language processing applications.
  • What light theoretical linguistics has shed on the information demand of natural language processing, and how it has led to large-scale machine-usable language resources.
  • How collections of learner language resources may improve learning, teaching and testing of native and non-native languages.
  • What insights cognitive science, psycholinguistic research and brain imaging technology have brought about regarding the nature of language and language learning / acquisition.
  • What is the limit of pure computational methods like machine learning in language processing? What roles do related disciplines such as cognitive science and psycholinguistics have to play in bridging the gap between human and computer language processing?

Invited Speakers:

  • Stanley Peters (Stanford University)
  • Sachiko Ide (Japan Women's University)
  • Julia Hockenmaier (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Thomas Hun-Tak Lee (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Masataka Goto (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)

Submissions should describe substantial, original, and unpublished work. Papers should be written in readable and plain English and may not exceed ten (10) A4 size pages, including references. The LaTeX package is available at http://www.decode.waseda.ac.jp/paclic24/paclic24.zip (If you have difficulty in making a reference list, the bst file is available at http://www.decode.waseda.ac.jp/paclic24/fullname-paclic.bst). The MS Word template is also available at http://www.decode.waseda.ac.jp/paclic24/paclic24.doc.

Accepted papers will be presented in one of the regular sessions or interactive & poster sessions as determined by the program committee. Such decisions will be based on the nature rather than on the quality of the work submitted.

This year, we highlight Student Session, in which each student speaker will make a short oral presentation. The speakers also give poster presentations to explain the details of the research. The focus of the session is placed more on uniqueness, innovativeness, and interdisciplinarity than on completeness of the research. Bursaries covering partial travel expenses are available for excellent speakers. The best speaker of the session will be awarded a prize at the end of the conference.

On November 4th, the Workshop on Advanced Corpus Solutions (Chair: Janne Bondi Johannessen) and Workshop on Model and Measurement of Meaning (M3) (Chair: Shu-Kai Hsieh) will take place at the conference site as pre-conference workshops. We also invite paper submissions to those workshops.

The deadline for paper submissions is now extended to 23:59 June 24th, 2010 JST (GMT+9). Submissions should be made via Easychair at:


A submission to Student Session or workshops must be specified by choosing the submission category for Student Session or one of the workshops.

Submissions will be judged based on reviewer scores for relevance to the conference, clarity and readability, originality of approach proposed, technical and theoretical soundness, adequacy of reference and discussion of previous study, and interest to the attendees. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three program committee members and/or additional reviewers. As the reviewing process will be anonymous, manuscripts must not include the authors' names and affiliations and authors should be careful not to reveal their identities in the paper. Papers that do not conform to these requirements may be rejected without review.

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings volume, which will subsequently be digitally archived at Waseda University Library Institutional Repository and also sent to ISI for indexing. PACLIC conference proceedings are indexed in the ISI Web of Science since 2002 and authors are encouraged to cite previous PACLIC papers in their work. See PACLIC Steering Committee web site for details.

  • Inquiries about paper submission should be sent to: paclic24 at compling.jp (at=@)
  • Copyright © 2010 PACLIC 24 Organizing Committee. All rights reserved.
    First drafted September 19th, 2009. Last revised April 25th, 2010.
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