The papers are submitted electronically.
You must submit your paper in the source format in which you prepared it: Word, TeX, etc. Our preferable format is Word 97, but we understand that you may have prepared your paper in another word processor. In case of TeX, please attach all the style files we might need to process your text; if you use non-standard fonts, please attach them.
In addition to the source format, you are strongly encouraged to send us a PostScript or PDF file, for us to be sure your text is printed as intended.
If you think you use some symbols that might not print correctly at another machine, please send us a message in which describe the problem, explain what symbols are intended and in what lines the occur. In addition, you can send us the paper by fax: +1 (520) 441-1817 (since ordinary mail is too slow, we do not suggest sending the paper by mail). Note: please understand that we will not compare your entire fax copy symbol by symbol with the paper printed here unless you specifically point out the lines that should be compared.
The papers will probably be published as a book, and we will not be able to re-format your text. For this book that includes dozens of articles by different people to look uniformly, it is very important for you to follow as close as possible the recommended layout and structure. We will not be able to include in the book the articles that are not properly formatted.
Paper size: Letter (216 mm x 279 mm). Margins: Top and bottom: 4.2 cm, left and right: 4.5 cm, footnotes: 3.6 cm.
Your text must not have any headers, footers, or page numbers.
Please ensure that the last page of your paper is filled completely or at least in 75%, i.e., do not leave few lines at the last page. To control the size of your paper, you can, for example, adjust the size of your figures, add/remove some explanations to the section Future Work, etc.
Note: If you can not use the paper of the required size, please adjust the right and bottom margins accordingly so that the text area be of the same size as requested; use the suggested left and top margins. For example, for A4 size (210 mm x 297 mm) the right margin is 4.44 cm, bottom 4.38 cm while the top margin is still 4.2 cm and left 4.5 cm. However, whenever possible please use the Letter size.
The paper should follow the following structure. Please note that References section is not numbered.
At the beginning of the article, only the names of the authors are given; the information about the authors is given at the end of the article. For each author, it consists of one paragraph. The author’s name should go first and be in bold italics. Please indicate your affiliation and provide your email address. You can add any relevant information like the number of papers, etc.; or you are free not to provide any.
Note: Please do not hesitate to add important relevant data which you think the editor would provide if this section were written by us. For example: President and founder of CoGenTex, Inc; the developer of the Meaning–Text theory of language processing, the author of the famous book Vietnamese Morphology in HPSG, etc. On the other hand, please do not provide details irrelevant for the readers.
If you wish, after the author’s data you can add a paragraph in which express your acknowledgments (see the example article, http://www.cicling.org/2000/Example.doc and http://www.cicling.org/2000/Example.ps).
NOTE: BECAUSE OF LIMITATIONS OF THE HTML FORMAT, THE FONTS AND PARAGRAPH LAYOUT HERE DO NOT LOOK EXACTLY AS THEY SHOULD. PLEASE SEE http://www.cicling.org/2000/Format.ps, http://www.cicling.org/2000/Example.doc, or http://www.cicling.org/2000/Example.ps FOR BETTER LAYOUT.
Author(s) name(s), e.g., John Smith and Jane Dow
One paragraph text of the abstract.
1. First Section (probably Introduction)
9. Last Section (probably Conclusions)
James Smithis a professor of linguistics at Cancun State University, 2345 Cuculcan Blvd., Quintana Roo, CP. 07738, Mexico. He is the author of more that 123 papers in computational linguistics, laureate of the National Premium for the development of science and technology, the developer of the Maximalist theory (http://www.cancun.edu/maximanlist). He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, see http://www.cancun.edu/~smith.
Jane Dow works for MICRA, Inc. She can be reached at email@example.com.
This work was done under partial support of NSF, grant A-9875. We express special thanks to J. Hopkins for valuable discussion.
Fonts and styles:
Please use Times New Roman font and single spaced paragraphs for titles and text, except for special segments like program output (for which use Courier New), etc. Please use the following fonts:
Paper Title, 18 pt, Bold, Centered, Capitalized as a Title
Author(s) name(s), 11 pt, italics, left-aligned (not centered!), space 24 pt before, 24 pt after. In case of several authors with long names, the names may be put at different lines.
Abstract, 11 pt, justified, space 0 pt before, 0 pt after, not indented.
1 SECTION TITLE, 14 PT, BOLD, VERSAILLES, CAPITALIZED AS A TITLE, LEFT, SPACE 18 PT BEFORE, 6 PT AFTER, NUMBER STARTS WITHOUT INDENTING, TEXT STARTS AT 1 CM FROM LEFT MARGIN
1.1 Subsection, 13 pt, bold, not capitalized, left, space 12 pt before, 3 pt after, number starts without indenting, text starts at 1.25 cm from left margin
1.1.1 Sub-subsection, 12 pt, bold, not capitalized, left, space 12 pt before, 3 pt after, number starts without indenting, text starts at 1.5 cm from left margin
Normal text, 11 pt, justified, 6 pt before, 0 pt after, not indented. The references should be given as [Name year], e.g., [Smith 1999], or [Smith & Dow 1999], or [Smith, Dow, and Harris, 1999], or [Smith 1999; Dow & Harris 1999; Newton 1999].
Figure 1. 10 pt, italic, centered, 12 pt before, 30 pt after.
Reference text, same as normal text, first line not indented, other lines indented in 1 cm. Name of the author, year, title in italics, other data, e.g.:
Smith, James, and Jane Dow, 1999. Encoding of morphological features as feature structures in morphological analysis system for Vietnamese language. Computational Linguistics, 7 (4), 1999, pp. 123–321.
Author or acknowledgments, 10 pt, space 30 pt before the first author and 6 before the other ones and before the acknowledgments, 0 pt after, not indented. Author’s complete name is in bold italic, the rest of the paragraph in normal font.
Please see an example of layout in http://www.cicling.org/2000/Example.doc and http://www.cicling.org/2000/Example.ps. You can use the Word styles defined there. Below we give the description of the format.