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<firstname.lastname@example.org> Call for Papers FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PRESERVING AFRICAN LANGUAGES NOVEMBER 4-7, 2004 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE AFRICAN LANGUAGE RESEARCH PROJECT At UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE, PRINCESS ANNE, MARYLAND and CLARION RESORT AND FOUNTAINEBLEAU HOTEL, OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND Topics include: African languages and politics, African languages and terrorism, annotation algorithms for selected African languages, automated language processing, African languages and technology, cross-dialectal communication, machine translation of African languages, language and telemedicine, African language cartography/demographics, XML language management systems, teaching technologies and recommended pedagogies, building lexicons, publishing newspaper readers, automating emergency medical language, software development for annotation and translation, the lingua franca of trade and economies, web survey and analysis tools for African studies programs. Deadline for one page abstracts is August 16, 2004. Send short bio and abstract in word format to Dr. Chester Hedgepeth at email@example.com. Individuals whose abstracts are accepted must register for full conference. Registration materials online at one of the websites: http://www.umes.edu/alrp and http://www.umes.edu/conted/conferences.html. Graduate students are invited to participate. Must send support letter from dissertation advisor. For additional information contact Dr. Chester Hedgepeth, Director, African Language Research Project, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD. at firstname.lastname@example.org.