For more than a decade, the TIA group has studied the large field of terminological questions, confronting and combining various disciplines: Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Information Sciences, Knowledge Engineering, etc. Knowledge is memorised and transmitted in documents. In scientific or technical fields (medicine, aeronautics, education, etc), terms play an important role in ensuring the precision of information. The rise of the internet and globalisation have increased the sharing of written documents between cultures and thus, between languages, but also between fields. This phenomenon creates new problems which emerge when exogenic knowledge is appropriated by a community gathered around a topic. TIA 2007 will be particularly focused on the migration of terms which can be understood as the passage from a language to another, from a domain to another, from an application to another, or as an evolution through time. The problem which underlies this question is the instability of terms and has been left unconsidered in order to give precedence to the needs for standardization. Communications may tackle theoretical questions or consider methodological aspects. Interdisciplinary studies which stress the possible convergences and co-operations between various disciplines around terminological questions are particularly welcome.
You are invited to propose an original communication having a theoretical, methodological or practical range, on one of the following topics (non exhaustive list):
The TIA group (http://tia.loria.fr/) organises this conference which follows conferences TIA'95 (Villetaneuse), TIA'97 (Toulouse), TIA'99 (Nantes), TIA'01 (Nancy), TIA' 03 (Strasbourg) and TIA'05 (Rouen). Founded under the aegis of the AFIA in 1994, now AFIA/GdR-I3 group, this group gathers researchers in Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence. The received papers will be submitted to an international review committee constituted by members of the TIA group and by experts of the concerned fields (3 reviews per paper). The papers could be approved as oral communication or poster.