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FYI: Summer schools: EUROLAN'97, ESSLLI'97

Author: Dan Cristea

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Summer School on Corpus Linguistics
Tusnad - Romania
13-26 July 1997


also accessible on-line at the URL:

1. Theme

The theme of Eurolan'97 is "Corpus Linguistics" - the use of language
corpora to develop tools and resources for automated language
processing and to test linguistic theories. As well as lectures by
distinguished international faculty members, there will be workshops
that build upon the lectures and aim specifically at stimulating
discussion and further collaboration. Lectures and workshops will be
organized in three thematic tracks:

1) Lexicon and Corpora - The aim of this track is to confront Summer
School participants with the state-of-the-art in using machine
readable dictionaries and other on-line linguistic resources in
Natural Language research and with research on extracting these
resources directly from corpora, and to engage participants in further

2) Discourse Corpus Linguistics - This track is aimed at presenting a
new trend in Natural Language Processing research that tries to base
progress in discourse theories upon intensive corpus analysis. We hope
that this will follow up on a workshop held at the University of
Pennsylvania in March 1996 on discourse-coding and corpus-based
discourse analysis.

3) Grammar engineering and grammar learning - This track will focus
both on work being done on formalizing the Romanian language using
HPSG in connection with research in formalizing other Romance
languages and on methods for inferring grammars from corpora. It is
expected that the researchers that announced or begun their work on
Romanian HPSG at the ACM Summer School in Belis-Fintinele, Romania in
July 1996 to report their progress with this occasion.

2. Venue

Tusnad is a holiday resort situated at about 200 km North from
Bucharest and 67 km from Brasov in the Carpathian mountains. More
about Tusnad you can find at the URL:

3. Participants

The Summer School is designed for graduate students and researchers in
Natural Language Processing, including computer scientists and
linguists interested in corpus research.

The Eurolan'97 faculty members will be:

Nicoleta Calzolari - University of Pisa
Jean-Pierre Chanod - Xerox Grenoble
Dan Cristea - University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" of Iasi
Tomaz Erjavec - Josef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana
Nancy Ide - Vassar College and University of Aix-en-Provence
Aravind Joshi - University of Pennsylvania
Paola Monachesi - University of Tuebingen
Massimo Poesio - Centre for Cognitive Science - University of Edinburgh
John Sinclair - University of Birmingham
Mark Steedman - University of Pennsylvania
Dan Tufis - Romanian Academy and ICI-Buchares
Hans Uszkoreit - DFKI and University of Saarbruecken
Bonnie Lynn Webber - University of Pennsylvania
Zarin Yusoff - Universiti Sains Malaysia
Michael Zock - LIMSI-Orsay, University of Paris-Sud

4. Background

The Eurolan series of Summer Schools was established in 1993 to
stimulate young researchers to progress towards the highest levels of
Natural Language Processing and Language Technology research in their
own countries. The first Eurolan summer school was held in 1993 in
Iasi (Romania), with the theme "Natural Language and Logic
Programming". It was jointly supported by the French government and
the University of Iasi. Seven invited faculty members gave lectures to
45 students from Russia, Moldavia, Romania, Bulgaria and Albania. The
second Eurolan summer school was held in 1995, again in Iasi, with the
theme "Language and Perception: Representations and Processes". This
time there were eight faculty members giving lectures to 55 students
from six different countries. The second summer school was jointly
funded by the European Union, the Romanian Ministry for Research and
Development, and the University of Iasi.

5. General information

The second announcement will contain the titles of the lectures. All
lectures will be given to all participants. Each of the three
workshops will last for one day. A workshop day will have a studen
session in the morning and a round table and/or a working session in
the afternoon. The applicants are encouraged to register to one of the
workshops and also to submit proposals for presentations (short papers
- 10-15 minutes) and demos.

As of 14 March 1997, fees for Eurolan'97 are estimated to be as follows:

Tuition: US$ 215
Accommodation and meals: US$ 325
Accompanying adult (accommodation and meals): US$ 325
Accompanying child (accommodation and meals): US$ 160

The fees also include the transport (Bucharest-Tusnad, on 13 July and
Tusnad -Bucharest, on 26 July) and may change depending on the status
of outside funding.

We hope to be able to offer a number of grants to people having
difficulties in attending the School. These grants and the application
procedure will be announced at a later date.

6. Organization

The Eurolan'97 Summer School is jointly organized and co-sponsored by:

ACL - European Chapter,
The University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza", Iasi,
Romanian Academy,
Romanian ACM Chapter.

The organizers expect support from the European Union - Directorate
XIII, the Romanian Ministry of Research and Technology, the Soros
Foundation for an Open Society, the American CoBase program, the
British Council at Bucharest and Iasi and the French Cultural Services
of the French Embassy in Bucharest. A number of local sponsors will
also be announced later.

The Program Committee includes:

Liviu Ciortuz (University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza", Iasi)
Dan Cristea (University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza", Iasi)
Dan Tufis (Romanian Academy, Bucharest)
Hans Uszkoreit (DFKI, Saarbruecken)
Bonnie Lynn Webber (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia)

The Organizing Committee includes:
Non-local members:
Cristina Peti (POLITEHNICA University, Bucharest)
Dan Tufis (Romanian Academy, Bucharest)
Claus Unger (ACM, University of Hagen)
Hans Uszkoreit (DFKI, Saarbruecken)
Bonnie Lynn Webber (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia)

Local members(from University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" Iasi):
Dan Cristea
Amalia Todirascu

The accommodation, meals, travel and entertainment are organized by the NET
Agency - Iasi, Romania. More about NET you can find at the URL: http://www.



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Contact address at which you can be reached from now up to mid-July 1997:

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I would like to be registered with a short paper presentation (title):

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in the workshop on (Lexicon and Corpora / Discourse Corpus Linguistics /
Grammar engineering and grammar learning):

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I would like to be registered with a demo: (title)

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for which I need the following equipment:

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Please send this filled-in application form, by e-mail to dcristea@infoiasi.

or by regular mail at the address:

University "A. I. Cuza" of Iasi
Department of Computer Science
16, Berthelot St.
RO-6600 - IASI, Romania
Phone: +40. 32. 146141
Fax: +40.32. 213 330

Registration form submission deadline: 30 April 1997.


(we apologize if you receive this message twice)

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European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information

Aix-en-Provence, France
August 11 - 22, 1997

Contents : - General Information
- Registration Form
- Programme & contacts


Logic, Language and Information have attracted and brought together a
large number of active researchers from disciplines such as Logic,
Computer Science, Linguistics and Cognitive Science, who consider the
use of logical techniques (broadly conceived) as a thread unifying
their research efforts. The European Summer School in LLI (ESSLLI) has
become the main meeting place for young researchers and research
students in this rapidly growing field. ESSLLI is a unique,
interdisciplinary event, with no counterparts in Europe or elsewhere
in the world.

The main focus of the summer school is the interface between logic,
linguistics and computation as far as it concerns the modelling of
human language and cognitive abilities. The 1997 summer school
programme includes courses, workshops and symposia covering a variety
of topics within six areas of interest: Logic, Language, Computation,
Logic and Computation, Computation and Language, Language and Logic.

ESSLLI'97 will take place at the Aix-en-Provence Faculty of
Arts(University of Aix-Marseille I). This Faculty is close to the old
town centre. There are regular connections by bus (25 mns) from the
international airport of Marseille and by train (30mns) from
Marseille. The Faculty is at a 10 minute walking distance from the
railway station.

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April 30th Early registration deadline
May 3rd Deadline of the student session call for papers
May 30th Deadline for student grants application
June 15th Accomodation reservation deadline

1. Registration Fees
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. Registration fees only cover the participation in this summer school.
Miscellaneous expenses (accomodation, meals and social activities) are
in addition.

. The registration deadline to get the early registration fare is :
April 1997, 30th.

. Students must enclose with the registration form a photocopy of their
student card.

. Members of FoLLI get a discount of 30 FF for students and 50 FF for others.

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Status | Early registration (before 4/30/97) | Late registration |
- --------------+---------------------------------------+-------------------|
Student | 1.100 FF | 1.400 FF |
Scholar | 1.900 FF | 2.300 FF |
Industrial | 3.800 FF | 4.600 FF |
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2. Accomodation
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>>>>>> Reservation should be made before June, 15th <<<<<<<

. Hotel :
Two classes of hotels are available. A deposit will be necessary to
book a room. The prices include breakfast.

Classes - 250-300 FF / night (Deposit : 600 FF)
- 350-400 FF / night (Deposit : 1200 FF)

. Hall of residence: - 70 FF / night (Complete payment a
the reservation)

3. Meals
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. It is possible to have lunches at the University cafeteria. A reservation is
necessary before June 1997, 30th. Reservations and payments have to be made
on the basis of full weeks Luncheon vouchers (day by day) will be provided a
your arrival.

. The cafeteria of the University will be closed on August, 15th.

. It is also possible to buy sandwiches on the campus of the

- First week (4 meals) = 100 FF
- Second week (5 meals) = 125 FF

4. Social events
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Two Thursday evening parties will be organized (buffet, concert) one on Augus
14 and one on August 21. To attend you should buy a ticket valid for both
parties at 200 FF per person. This ticket includes the buffet and the concerts.

5. Tee-shir
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The ESSLLI'97 Tee-shirt is on sale at the price of 50 FF.


Name: ________________________________________________

First Name: __________________________________________

Institution: _________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________________________



Country: ____________________________________________

Phone : ____________________________ Fax : _____________________________

E-mail : __________________________________________

Member of FoLLI : o Yes o No

1. Registration Fees
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Status | Early registration (before 4/30/97) | Late registration |
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Student | o 1.100 FF | o 1.400 FF |
Scholar | o 1.900 FF | o 2.300 FF |
Industrial | o 3.800 FF | o 4.600 FF |
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2. Accomodation
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- Day of arrival : _____________

- Day of departure : _____________

- Number of nights : _____________

. Hotel : Classes o 250-300 FF / night (Deposit : 600 FF)
o 350-400 FF / night (Deposit : 1200 FF)

. Hall of residence: o 70 FF / night (Complete payment a
the reservation)
- Total amount : __________

3. Meals
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o First week (4 meals) = 100 FF o Second week (5 meals) = 125 FF

- Total amount : __________

4. Social events
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o I would like to take part in ESSLLI parties

- Number of tickets : __________

- Total amount : __________

5. Tee-shir
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o I would like to buy one (or several) tee-shirt(s)

- Number of tee-shirts and size: ____ L ____ XL ____ XXL

- Total amount: __________

| Method of payment |
1. Detailed accoun
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Registration fees : FF ___________________________

Accomodation : FF ___________________________

Meals: FF ___________________________

Social events : FF ___________________________

Tee-shirt : FF ___________________________

Amount: FF ___________________________

Credit card charges
(Japan : 4,5 %, Other countries : 3%) FF ___________________________

TOTAL AMOUNT : FF ___________________________

2. Methods of paymen
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. Cheques : Made out in French Francs, payable to FoLLI.

. Bank transfers :
- Sorry but you will have to pay the banking charges (if you don't,
your registration will be considered as incomplete).
- Please enclose with this form a copy of your transfer. This copy
should mention the name and adress of your bank.
- Do not forget to write down your name on the transfer.
- The bank transfer must be done in French Francs on the account:

Account number : 45 20 12 449
Swift Code: ABNANL 2A
References : ESSLLI'97 / your name
Address : Vereniging FoLLI
Plantage Muidergracht 24
The Netherlands

. Credit cards :

Credit card charges are yours. Whatever your credit card is, credit card
charges represent 4,5% of the total amount if your payment comes from Japan
and 3% if your payment comes from any other foreign country.

o VISA o Mastercard o American Express

Cardholder's Name : ______________________________________________________

Card number : ____________________________________

Expiration date : ________________________________

Amount : _________________________________________

Signature : _______________________________________

. If these methods of payment are inconvenient, it will be possible for you to
pay cash once you are in Aix. In this case, you will have to pay the late
registration fee and you will have to book your room yourself. Some exceptions
to these arrangements can be made for people coming from countries which do no
allow any of the long distance methods of payment above.

3. Cancellation
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- Cancellations received before June 1997, 15th:
. running costs = 400FF

- Cancellations received after June 1997, 15th:
. running costs = 50% of the registration fees
. no reimbursement of the deposits paid for the hotel

Date : _____________________ Signature : __________________________________

To return by e-mail to :

A copy of this registration form together with the justificatory of paymen
and the copy of the student card has to be sent by surface mail to :

LPL - Universiti de Provence
29 Avenue Robert Schuman
13621 Aix-en-Provence


Introductory Courses
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B. Dorr (Univ. of Maryland) & P. Saint-Dizier (Univ. of Toulouse):
Lexical Semantics of Predicative Forms

M. Pickering (Univ. of Glasgow) & M. Crocker (Univ. of Edinburgh):
Human Sentence Comprehension

Advanced Courses
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M. Moortgat (Univ. of Utrecht) & P. Oehrle (Univ. of Arizona):
Grammatical Resources: Logic & Structure

C. Gardent (Univ. of Saarlandes):
The Syntax and Semantics of Focus

A. Abeille, D. Godard (Univ. of Paris) & P. Miller (Univ. of Lille):
The Major Syntactic Structures of French

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D. Brown (Univ. of Surrey)
Formal Elegance and Natural Complexity in Morphology

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N. Asher (Univ. of Texas):
Applications of Pragmatic Theories of Discourse to
Natural Language Interpretation

Introductory Courses
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L. Moss (Univ. of Indiana):

S. Feferman (Stanford Univ.) & G. Jaeger (Univ. of Bern):
Applicative Theories and Variable Types

Advanced Courses
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A. Sernadas & C. Sernadas (Univ. of Lisbon):
Categorial Techniques for Combining Logics

L. Hella (Univ. of Helsinki):
Finite Model Theory

L. Beklemishev (Steklov Mathematical Institute):
Provability and Reflection

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F. Wolter & M. Zakharyaschev (JAIST):
Topics in Polymodal Logic

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J. Makowsky (Technion):
Translations, Reductions and Interpretations

Introductory Courses
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P. Van Hentenryck (Brown Univ.):
Constraint Programming for Combinatorial Search Problems.

B. C. Pierce (Indiana Univ.):
Programming in the Pi-Calculus

Advanced Courses
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A. Podelski (MPI):
Set Constraints, Their Use for Program Analysis and for Solving
Constraint Problems over (Feature) Trees

R. Backofen & P. Clote (Univ. of Munich):
Computational Biology

T. Fruehwirth ((Univ. of Munich):
Constraint Reasoning

Introductory Courses
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N. Asher (Univ. of Texas) & T. Fernando ((Univ. of Stuttgart):
Logical Aspects of the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface in Discourse

J. Groenendijk & M.Stokhof ((Univ. of Amsterdam) :
Update Semantics & Discourse Coherence

R. Zuber (Univ. of Paris):
Logics and Grammars as Deductive Systems

Advanced Courses
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M. A. Moshier (Chapman Univ.):
Category-Theoretic Foundations of Formal Linguistics

E. Keenan & E. Stabler (UCLA):
Mathematical Linguistics and Abstract Grammar

H. A. Costa (Carnegie-Mellon Univ.) & K. Segerberg (Uppsala):
AGM in and out of Focus

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S. Peters (Stanford Univ.) & J. van der Does (Univ. of Amsterdam):
Quantifiers, Collectivity and Reciprocals

A. Ranta (Univ. of Helsinki):
The Informal Language of Mathematics

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T. Jansen (Univ. of Amsterdam) & P. Pagin (Stockholm Univ.):
Compositionality: Logical and Meaning Theoretical Aspects

Introductory Courses
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B. Krenn & C. Samuelsson (Univ. of Saarlandes):
Statistical Methods in Computational Linguistics

E. Hinrichs, D. Meurers (Univ. of Tuebingen) & J. Nerbonne (Groningen):
Grammar Development in Constraint-Based Grammar Formalisms

P. Blackburn & J. Bos (Univ. of Saarlandes):
Representation and Inference for Natural Languages: A Firs
Course in Computational Semantics

Advanced Courses
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R. Gaizauskas (Univ. of Sheffield):
Information Extraction

M. Johnson (Brown Univ.) & M. Kay (Stanford Univ.):
Deductive Approaches to Constraint-Based Parsing and Generation

A. Lecomte (Grenoble), G. Morrill (UPC Barcelona) & C. Retore (INRIA):
Geometry of Language

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C. Paris (CSIRO) & R. Dale (MRI):
Natural Language Generation

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A. Zaenen (Rank Xerox Research Centre)
Grammar Writing as Software Developmen

Introductory Courses
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F. Baader (Univ. of Aachen):
Terminological Reasoning

G. Brewka (Univ. of Leipzig) & J. Dix (Univ. of Koblenz):
Extended Logic Programming and Knowledge Representation

Advanced Courses
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J. Mullins (Univ. of Brest):
Recursion Theory and Concurrency Models

A. Dawar (Univ. of Wales) & I. Stewart (Leicester Univ.):
Logic and Computation with Finite Structures

V. Marek & M. Truszczynski (Univ. of Kentucky):
Nonmonotonic Reasoning: a Computational Perspective

B. Rounds (Univ. of Michigan):
Domain Theory and its Applications in LLC

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J. Vaananen (Univ. of Helsinki):
Generalized Quantifiers and Computation

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W. van der Hoek (Utrecht), Y. Lesperance (York Univ.) & R. Scherl (Heights):
Logical Approaches to Agent Modelling and Design

| Contacts |
Philippe Blache
LPL - Universite de Provence
29, Avenue Robert Schuman
13621 Aix-en-Provence

fax: +33 442.59.50.96
tel: +33 442.59.20.73

e-mail :

Programme Committee
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Sergei Artemov (Moscow)
Daniele Godard (Paris)
Georg Gottlob (Vienna)
Bill Keller (Sussex), CHAIR
Gert Smolka (Saarbruecken)
Dag Westerstahl (Stockholm)

Organising Committee
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Anne Abeille (TALANA, Paris)
Gabriel Bes (GRIL, Clermont-Ferrand)
Philippe Blache (2LC, Sophia-Antipolis), CHAIR
Christophe Fouquere (LIPN, Paris)
Daniele Godard (LLF, Paris)
Benoit Habert (ENS, Fontrenay)
Alain Lecomte (INRIA, Nancy)
Philip Miller (SILEX, Lille)
Christian Jacquemin (IRIN, Nantes)
Monique Rolbert (LIM, Marseille)
Paul Sabatier (LIM, Marseille)
Patrick Saint-Dizier (IRIT, Toulouse)
Jean Veronis (LPL, Aix-en-Provence)
Annie Zaenen (RXRC, Grenoble)
Richard Zuber (LLF, Paris)
Pierre Zweigenbaum (DIAM, Paris)

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