LINGUIST List 10.338

Thu Mar 4 1999

Calls: Adjectives/NLP, Evolutionary Computation

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  1. Evelyne Viegas, The Description of Adjectives for NLP
  2. Una-May O'Reilly, Evolutionary Computation

Message 1: The Description of Adjectives for NLP

Date: Wed, 3 Mar 1999 15:11:11 -0700 (MST)
From: Evelyne Viegas <viegascrl.nmsu.edu>
Subject: The Description of Adjectives for NLP


		 REMINDER - REMINDER - REMINDER

			
			CALL FOR PAPERS


	TALN'99 (http://talana.linguist.jussieu.fr/taln99)
 (Traitement Automatique du Langage Naturel)
			July 12-17 1999
	Institut d'Etudes Scientifiques de Cargese, Corsica


Workshop on "The Description of Adjectives for Natural Language Processing"

Adjectives constitute a challenging issue for NLP applications. From
a syntactic viewpoint, they can be predicative or attributive. From a
semantic viewpoint, their sense can vary depending on the context in
which they appear. For instance, "difficult" does not have the same
meaning in the phrases "a difficult book," "a difficult child" and "a
difficult exam." In French "vieux" does not have the same meaning in
the phrases "un homme vieux" (an old/aged man) and "un vieux maire" (a
mayor of long standing, not necessarily old). No NLP system can
ignore adjectives: in order to correctly analyze, generate, translate
natural languages or index a text, the system must understand (or at
the least, simulate) the meaning of the adjective.

In this workshop we hope to bring together linguists and computational
linguists to discuss theoretical and applied research on the treatment
of adjectives in the various fields of NLP. We encourage submissions
on the following list of topics (by no means exhaustive):

- lexical semantics of adjectives
- types of treatments: enumerative, generative, contextual
- analysis, generation, translation and indexing of adjectives
- compositional semantics of adjectives
- semi-compositional semantics of adjectives (collocations in
 Adj-Noun constructions)


ORGANIZERS: Pierrette Bouillon and Evelyne Viegas


PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

P. Bouillon (ISSCO, Universite de Geneve)
L. Danlos (TALANA, Universite de Paris VII)
M. Dymetman (Xerox, Grenoble)
D. Estival (Universite de Melbourne)
S. Nirenburg (CRL, New Mexico State University)
J. Pustejovsky (Brandeis University)
G. Russell (Rali, Universite de Montreal)
P. Sbillot (IRISA, Rennes)
F. Segond (Xerox, Grenoble)
A. Tutin (IMAG, Grenoble)
E. Tzoukermann (ATT Bell Labs)
E. Viegas (CRL, New Mexico State University)


ORGANIZATION: We will have 12 presentations, 30 minutes each,
conducted over the four days of TALN'99.


IMPORTANT DATES:

April 1: Submission deadline
May 1: Notification
May 15: Final version


SUBMISSION FORMAT:

Submission (in English or French) must follow TALN'99 specifications.
Papers should be no longer than 10 pages, Times 12, single space
(about 3000 words), including figures, examples and references.
The submission must follow the LaTeX style available on the web site
of the main conference (http://talana.linguist.jussieu.fr/taln99).

Send an electronic version of your submission (self-contained LaTeX
AND postcript) to the organizers by April 1. The final version
will be published in the workshop proceedings.


CONTACTS:

Pierrette Bouillon
ISSCO/ETI (Universite de Geneve)
54 route des ACACIAS
1227 Geneve
Suisse

Tel: 33 22 705 71 12
Fax: 33 22 300 10 86
Email: Pierrette.Bouillonissco.unige.ch

or

Evelyne Viegas
New Mexico State University
Computing Research Laboratory
New Science Hall Rm 286
Las Cruces, NM 88003
USA

Tel: 505 646 5757
Fax: 505 646 6218
Email: viegascrl.nmsu.edu


For more information on TALN'99, please visit:
http://talana.linguist.jussieu.fr/taln99
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			APPEL A COMMUNICATION

 Atelier TALN'99 (http://talana.linguist.jussieu.fr/taln99)
			12 au 17 juillet 1999
	Institut d'tudes Scientifiques de Cargese, Corse

TITRE : Description des adjectifs pour les traitements informatiques

DESCRIPTION :

Les adjectifs presentent un comportement remarquable qui en font l'une
des pierres d'achoppement de la linguistique informatique. Sur le
plan syntaxique, ils peuvent apparaitre dans differentes positions
dans la phrase, predicative ou attributive ; sur le plan semantique,
ils presentent cette particularite remarquable de changer de sens en
fonction du contexte dans lequel ils se trouvent. Par exemple,
"difficile" n'a pas la meme signification dans "un livre difficile",
"un enfant difficile" ou "un examen difficile". Ni "vieux" dans "un
homme vieux" et "un vieux maire". Aucune application du traitement
automatique des langues ne peut se passer de leur description : pour
analyser ou generer la langue naturelle, traduire ou indexer un texte,
il faut avoir compris le sens de l'adjectif ou avoir simule sa
comprehension.

Cet atelier vise precisement a faire le tour de la question et a
permettre un echange fructueux entre linguistes et
linguistes-informaticiens confrontes au traitement des adjectifs dans
les differentes applications du TAL. Il abordera entre autres les
themes suivants :

- semantique lexicale des adjectifs.
- traitement enumeratif, generatif ou contextuel.
- analyse, generation, traduction et indexation des adjectifs.
- semantique compositionnelle des adjectifs.
- semantique semi-compositionnelle des adjectifs (collocations
 adjectifs-noms).


RESPONSABLES : Pierrette Bouillon et Evelyne Viegas

COMITE DE PROGRAMME :

P. Bouillon (ISSCO, Universite de Geneve)
L. Danlos (TALANA, Universite de Paris VII)
M. Dymetman (Xerox, Grenoble)
D. Estival (Universite de Melbourne)
S. Nirenburg (CRL, New Mexico State University)
J. Pustejovsky (Brandeis University)
G. Russell (Rali, Universite de Montreal)
P. Sebillot (IRISA, Rennes)
F. Segond (Xerox, Grenoble)
A. Tutin (IMAG, Grenoble)
E. Tzoukermann (ATT Bell Labs)
E. Viegas (CRL, New Mexico State University)


ORGANISATION : L'atelier comprendra 12 presentations de 30 minutes,
reparties sur les 4 jours de la conference TALN'99.

DATES IMPORTANTES :

1 avril : Date limite de soumission des articles
1 mai : Notification
15 mai : Version finale


FORMAT DES SOUMISSIONS :

Les articles soumis (en francais ou en anglais) doivent suivre
les modalites de soumission de TALN'99.
Ils ne devront pas depasser 10 pages en Times 12,
espacement simple, soit environ 3000 mots, figures, exemples
et references compris et doivent etre conformes au style LaTeX
disponible sur le site de TALN'99.

Les articles doivent parvenir sous forme electronique (source LaTeX
auto-suffisant et PostScript) aux responsables de l'atelier
avant le 1 avril 1999. La version finale sera publiee dans
les actes du Workshop.

CONTACTS

Pierrette Bouillon
ISSCO/ETI (Universite de Geneve)
54 route des ACACIAS
1227 Geneve
Suisse

Tel: 33 22 705 71 12
Fax: 33 22 300 10 86
Email: Pierrette.Bouillonissco.unige.ch


ou

Evelyne Viegas
New Mexico State University
Computing Research Laboratory
New Science Hall Rm 286
Las Cruces, NM 88003
USA

Tel: 505 646 5757
Fax: 505 646 6218
Email: viegascrl.nmsu.edu

Pour plus d'informations sur taln'99, voir :
http://talana.linguist.jussieu.fr/taln99
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Message 2: Evolutionary Computation

Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1999 15:54:54 -0500 (EST)
From: Una-May O'Reilly <unamayai.mit.edu>
Subject: Evolutionary Computation

* N.B.There is now less than one month to plan your submission to the GECCO 
 Student workshop! *
 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference

 Call for Participation
 TO ALL STUDENTS IN EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION,
 DNA COMPUTATION, AGENTS, and ARTIFICIAL LIFE!! 

 GECCO-99 Student Workshop

 Date: Tuesday July 13, 1999

 Submission Deadline: April 1, 1999


Students with research topics focused on genetic and evolutionary
computation, DNA computation, Artificial Life or Agents are invited to
apply to participate in the 1999 GECCO Student Workshop. 

Approximately 12 students will be selected to present a 15-20 minute
synopisis of their current research to a mentor panel, other students
and selected participants at the day-long workshop. Each presentation
will be followed by questions and discussion prompted by the mentor
panel. To apply submit, via email, a one page poster-style synopsis of
your research. Reports of research at all stages are welcome. Even if
you don't present, you will be invited to attend.

Location: Omni Rosen Hotel, Orlando, Florida, USA

Notification of Acceptance: May 1, 1999

What to submit: A one page poster-style paper reporting research
results. (examples available on web site given below)

How and Where to submit: Email your submission in post-script format
(preferably uuencoded and gzipped), pdf format, MS-word or html format to:

 unamayai.mit.edu

Snail-mail will be tolerated if email is not an option. Address 10
copies of your submission to:

 Una-May O'Reilly
 MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab, 
 Cambridge, MA, 02139,USA

All submissions of adequate quality (including not those accepted for
presentation) will be printed in booklet form and distributed to
participants of GECCO-99.

Financial Assistance: Limited funds are available to assist participants
with travel and accomodation costs.

Further details are available at
http://www.ai.mit.edu/people/unamay/gecco-phd/gecco-cfp.html
http://www.ai.mit.edu/people/unamay/gecco-phd/abstracts-eg.html
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