Logico-Linguistic Society of Japan
- Logico-Linguistic Society of Japan is a friendly group of Japanese researchers working in various field of language science and engineering, with a shared interest in post-Montagovian formal sementics and serving as a forum in collaborating with researchers abroad. Research interests and approaches of each member are varied but we share the following orientation in integrating approaches in cognitive science, formal logic and computer science in the study of language faculty, language performance, language processing and language resources.
As exemplifications of specific research, the following may be suggestive:
- interests in language processing beyond mere statistics and/or machine learning
- expectations in integration of utilization of corpora and other linguistic resources and theretical analyses of languages
- study of languages based on semantic represeations of meanings in the form of symbolic systems such as formal logic
- language processing based on grammatical theory compatible with cognitive and computational research such as HPSG/LKBELFG/XLE
- construction and/or augmentation of linguistic resources that are based on or compatible with such linguistic theoriers and/or studies on formal semantics and formal pragmatics such as WordNet â FrameNet
- research and computational implementations on communicating agents that would explain how communicating agents share understanding of situation
- research on learning and/or acquisition of language on the basis of those theoretical frameworks
- Members of the Logico-Linguistic Society of Japan are expected to actively participate in and contribute the the activity of the Society.
- Researchers who would like to join the Society will express their interests by sending an email message to the contact person.
Activities of the Society
- international cooperation
- LLSJ contributes for the interaction among researchers in the field in the Pacific-Asia through participating in the organization of PACLIC conferences.
- LLSJ also aims to collaborate with researchers in Europe and Americas.
current state of LLSJ
- As of October 3rd of 2010, 50 members are affiliated to LLSJ.
- President of LLSJ will represent researchers in Japan as a Standing Member in the PACLIC Steering Committee and contribute in a mid-term operation of PACLIC conferences.
- Akira Ikeya served as President of LLSJ until August 31st of 2006.
- Yasunari Harada served as President of LLSJ from September 1st of 2006 until August 31st of 2009.
- Yasunari Harada is serving as President of LLSJ from September 1st of 2009 until August 31st of 2012.
- nomination of presidency
- President of LLLSJ is nominated by election.
- The term of Predidency is three years.
- A president can be re-elected.
- One member can serve as President only up to two terms of six years, either consecutively or non-consecutively.
- President election will be conducted in March of the year in which a presidency terminates.
- All members registered as of February 1st that same year can vote.
- All members registered as of February 1st that same year are eligible, except for those who will have already served their maimal terms when the new presidency begins.
- Further details will be determined as required.
- honorary president
- LLSJ designated Akira Ikeya as its Honorary President as of September 1st of 2006.
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- First drafted November 14th, 2003. Last revised October 17th, 2010.