SIGHAN Second SIGHAN Workshop on Chinese Language Processing


July 11-12, 2003
Sapporo Convention Center
Sapporo, Japan

SIGHAN, a Special Interest Group of the Association for Computational Linguistics, invites the submission of papers for its second workshop to be held in conjunction with ACL-03 in Sapporo, Japan. Papers are invited on substantial, original, and unpublished research on all aspects of Chinese language processing, including, but not limited to:

  1. word segmentation, POS tagging, and parsing;
  2. discourse, dialogue, and natural language interfaces;
  3. lexical semantics, word sense disambiguation, and lexicon acquisition;
  4. generation and summarization;
  5. cross-lingual information retrieval and machine translation.

Papers should describe original work; they should emphasize completed work rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation results should be included.

The reviewing of the papers will be blind. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance and relevance to the workshop, and interest to the attendees. A paper accepted for presentation at this workshop cannot be presented or have been presented at any other meeting with publicly available published proceedings.

We allow simultaneous paper submission to the workshop and the ACL main conference. If a paper is accepted by both the conference and the workshop, the paper will be presented at the conference, rather than at the workshop. The author(s) should notify the workshop chairs by May 1 so that proper arrangement can be made.

Submissions should follow the same style as the ones for regular ACL paper. For details, go to and click on "Call for Papers". Submissions should not exceed 8 pages including the reference. More information about the workshop will be posted to


Paper submission deadline:March 10, 2003
Notification of acceptance:April 20, 2003
Camera-ready paper deadline:May 25, 2003
Workshop:July 11-12, 2003


Please watch the web site for developments. You may also contact Qing Ma or Fei Xia with questions regarding the workshop.


Qing MaRyukoku University, Japan (co-chair)
Fei XiaIBM, USA (co-chair)
Joyce ChaiMichigan State Univ, USA
Keh-Jiann ChenAcademia Sinica, Taiwan
Zhendong DongHownet designer, China
Tom EmersonBasis Technology, USA
Changning HuangMicrosoft, China
Chu-ren HuangAcademia Sinica, Taiwan
K.L.KwokQueens College, USA
Tom LaiCity Univ. of Hong Kong
Tan Chew LimNational University of Singapore
Dekang LinUniv of Alberta, Canada
Kim-Teng LuaNational University of Singapore
Masaki MurataCommunications Research Laboratory, Japan
Martha PalmerUniv. of Pennsylvania, USA
Shimei PanIBM, USA
Fuji RenTokushima University, Japan
Bangalore SrinivasAT&T, USA
Keh-Yih SuBehavior Design Corporation, Taiwan
Maosong SunTsinghua University, China
Bing SwenPeking University, China
Banjamin TsouCity Univ. of Hong Kong
Amy WeinbergUniv of Maryland, USA
Andi WuMicrosoft, USA
Dekai WuHong Kong Science and Technology University
Nianwen XueUniv. of Pennsylvania, USA
Jin YangSystran, USA
Shiwen YuPeking University, China
Qiang ZhouTsinghua University, China
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