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Fri Mar 5 1999

Calls: MT Summit VII, Semantics and pragmatics NLP

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  1. Megumi Kiya, MT Summit VII
  2. Myriam Bras-Grivart, workshop CFP semantics and pragmatics in Cargese

Message 1: MT Summit VII

Date: Fri, 5 Mar 1999 19:25:43 +0900
From: Megumi Kiya <aamt0002infotokyo.or.jp>
Subject: MT Summit VII

2nd Call for Papers

Since we have receivded quite a few complaints that the 1st CFP has not
reached them, it would be of great help if you could distribute, via e-mail,
to relevant institutions and individuals who you think are interested in
submitting papers or attending the conference.

We believe that it is crucial for success of the Summit that CFP are
distributed as widely as possible. If you would like to distribute the 2nd
CFP by hard copy, please contact: aamt0002infotokyo.or.jp

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

with best regards,

Hozumi Tanaka
President of IAMT
Junichi Tsujii
Vice President of AAMT and Chair of Program Committee

We compile a list of e-mail addresses to which futher news on MT
Summit will be distributed. So if you have any list for this effect, please
send it to us.

=====================================================================
 MACHINE TRANSLATION SUMMIT VII
 "MT in the Great Translation Era"
 September 13-17, 1999, Singapore
 2nd CALL FOR PAPERS
=====================================================================
MT Summit VII solicits submissions of research papers, system presentations,
and user reports in the broad field of machine translation and natural
language processing.
 Important Dates:
 30 April 1999 Paper submission deadline
 (Note: The date has changed since the 1st CFP.)
 30 May 1999 Notifications
 15 July 1999 Final camera-ready copy deadline
Please see the "Paper Submission" section below for the details.
MT Summit VII will also have many invited presentations by researchers,
users
and policy makers from all parts of the world.
 Featured Speakers:
 Martin Kay, Xerox PARC and Stanford University
 Jo Lernout, Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products nv
 Toru Nishigaki, University of Tokyo

 Makoto Nagao, Kyoto University
Please see the "Invited Speakers" section below for the details.
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
Further Information:
 Please visit our Web-site for up-to-date MT SUMMIT VII information:
 http://www.krdl.org.sg/mts99
 or
 http://www.jeida.or.jp/aamt/mts99.html
 By e-mail, please contact the AAMT secretariat: aamt0002infotokyo.or.jp
=====================================================================
The seventh Machine Translation Summit, organized by the Asia-Pacific
Association for Machine Translation (AAMT), will be held at Kent Ridge
Digital Labs on the campus of National University of Singapore from 13 to
17 September 1999. Meetings of the MT Summit have been held once every two
years since 1987 under the auspices of AAMT, EAMT (European Association for
Machine Translation) and AMTA (Association for Machine Translation in the
Americas). MT Summit VII, which is the last conference of the 20th century
in the premier series of conferences on machine translation, will provide
a forum for discussing the prospect of MT and related areas in the coming
century. MT Summit VII will feature an expanded program including research
papers, reports on users' experiences, discussions of policy issues, invited
talks, panels, exhibitions, tutorials, and workshops. AAMT invites all who
are interested in any aspect of machine translation - researchers,
developers,
providers, users, and watchers - to participate in the conference.
The schedule of MT Summit VII is outlined as follows:
 Monday, 13 September: Tutorials Reception
 Tuesday, 14 September: Main conference Exhibition
 Wednesday, 15 September: Main conference Exhibition Banquet
 Thursday, 16 September: Main conference Exhibition
 Friday, 17 September: Workshops
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Paper Submission
MT Summit VII seeks original papers in all aspects of machine translation.
Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
 - Methodologies for MT (rule-based, knowledge-based, analogy-based,
 statistics-based, etc.)
 - Practical MT systems (MT for professional translation, MT for the
 Internet, MT for localization, etc.)
 - Translation aids (translation memory, terminology databases, etc.)
 - Speech and dialogue translation
 - Natural language analysis and generation techniques
 - Dictionaries and lexicons for MT systems
 - Text corpora for MT and knowledge extraction from corpora
 - Human factors in MT and user interfaces
 - Evaluation techniques
 - Standards in text and lexicon encoding for MT
 - Cross-lingual information retrieval
 - MT and related technologies (information retrieval, text categorization,
 text summarization, information extraction, etc.)
There will be three categories of papers:
(1) Research papers:
Submissions are invited for reports of significant research results in any
aspect of machine translation and related areas. Such reports should
include a substantial evaluative component. Papers should be in English,
not longer than 5,000 words.
(2) System presentations with demos:
Submissions are invited for reports on the design, implementation, operation
and evaluation of operational and prototype systems. Reports should be in
English, not longer than 2,000 words.
(3) User studies:
Submissions are invited for reports on users' experiences with applying MT
to some task, evaluation of MT systems, analysis of MT markets, etc.
Reports should be in English, not longer than 5,000 words.
All types of papers should be submitted to the address below and must be
received by the indicated date. Papers should include a cover page with the
following information:
 - paper title,
 - author(s)' name(s), affiliation(s), address(es), and e-mail
 address(es),
 - 200 word abstract,
 - for research papers: up to 5 keywords,
 - for system presentations with demos: the word "System presentation with
 demo", and the hardware, software and network requirement for the
 demonstration,
 - for user studies: the word "User study".
Please mail 4 hardcopies of the paper to:
 MT Summit VII
 Asia-Pacific Association for Machine Translation (AAMT)
 3F, Shiba-Koen Sanada Bldg.
 3-5-12 Shiba-Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011, Japan
In addition, please submit an ASCII version of the cover page electronically
to:
 aamt0001infotokyo.or.jp
Important Dates:
 30 April 1999 Paper submission deadline
 (Note: The date has changed since the 1st CFP.)
 30 May 1999 Notifications
 15 July 1999 Final camera-ready copy deadline
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Invited Speakers
In addition to submitted paper sessions, the conference program will include
a keynote speech, invited talks, regional reports, special sessions on
selected topics, and panel discussions. Following is a list of invited
speakers.
Opening session:
 Representative of Singapore Government
 Representative of MITI of Japanese Government
Keynote speech:
 Hozumi Tanaka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
 (President, International Association for Machine Translation)
Invited talks:
 Martin Kay, Xerox PARC and Stanford University, USA
 Prof. Kay, who has been a leading scientist in computational
 linguistics and machine translation, will present a technological
 perspective of MT.
 Jo Lernout, Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products nv, Belgium
 Dr. Lernout, one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the field of
 speech and language, will present an industrial prospect of MT and
 related technologies.
 Toru Nishigaki, University of Tokyo, Japan
 Prof. Nishigaki, who is an interdisciplinary researcher in computer
 science and sociology, will give an enlightening talk on social
 implications of MT.
Special talk (at Banquet):
 Makoto Nagao, Kyoto University, Japan
 Prof. Nagao, President of Kyoto University and the founding Presidents
 of IAMT (The International Association for Machine Translation) and
 AAMT, who is a pioneer of MT as well as a wide areas of AI, will give
 a talk at the Banquet which will take place on September 15th, 1999.
Survey reports on MT in each area:
- Asia
 Hemant Darbari, Center for Developemnt of Advanced Computing, India
 Aiping Fu, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
 Hirosato Nomura, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
 Se-Young Park, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute,
Korea
- Europe
 Rose Lockwood, Equipe Consortium Ltd., UK
- North America
 Elliott Macklovitch, Universite de Montreal, Canada
Special sessions:
 ( *) Coordinator)
"Controlled Language"
 Hiroyuki Kaji,*) Hitachi, Ltd., Japan
 Uus Knops, LANT nv, Belgium
 Teruko Mitamura, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
"Localization"
 Virginia Cha,*) Star+Globe Technologies, Singapore
 Michael Anobile, Localisation Industry Standard Association,
 Switzerland
 Stanley Park, International Transformational Information Corp., Korea
"MT and Speech"
 Key-Sun Choi,*) Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and
 Korea Terminology Research Center for Language and Knowledge
 Engineering, Korea
 Hitoshi Iida, ATR Interpreting Telecommunications Research Laboratories
 and SONY Computer Science Laboratories Inc., Japan
 Gianni Lazzari, Instituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologia, Italy
"Multilingual Information Access"
 Vilas Wuwongse,*) Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
 Thomas Baker, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
 Sung H. Myaeng, Chungnam National University, Korea
"MT from the Research Perspective"
 Dominique Estival,*) University of Melbourne, Australia
 (TBA)
 (TBA)
"Views from Users"
 Hirosato Nomura,*) Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
 (TBA)
 (TBA)
"MT for the Next Century"
 Jun-ichi Tsujii,*) University of Tokyo, Japan, and University of
 Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UK
 Eduard Hovy, USC Information Sciences Institute, USA
 Shin-ichiro Kamei, NEC Corporation, Japan
 Keh-Yih Su, Behavior Design Corporation, Taiwan
 Yorick Wilks, Sheffield University, UK
 (TBA) From MT users
 (TBA) From MT users
Panels:
 ( *) Moderator)
"International Cooperation - From Funding Agencies' Point of View"
 Antonio Sanfilippo,*) European Commission, Luxembourg
 Roberto Cencioni, European Commission, Luxembourg
 (TBC) Lianzhong He, Development and Planning Commission of China, China
 (TBC) Akira Kubota, MITI, Japan
 Ronald Larsen, DARPA, USA
 Gary Strong, NSF, USA
"MT Evaluation"
 Margaret King,*) University of Geneva, Switzerland
 Eduard Hovy, USC Information Sciences Institute, USA
 Benjamin K. Tsou, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
 John White, Litton PRC, USA
 Yusoff Zaharin, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Closing session:
 John Hutchins, University of East Anglia, UK
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Exhibition
Many commercial and research systems, including a speech translation system
by C-STAR Consortium (ATR, CMU, etc.), will be demonstrated in exhibit
booths
throughout the conference. About 30 booths will be prepared for exhibitors.
Spaces will be allocated to applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you would like to exhibit, please contact the Exhibition Coordinator
Vicky
(e-mail: vickykrdl.org.sg).
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 About Singapore Singapore is a vibrant,
sophisticated city state of 3 million people offering the best of
modern facilities and comforts while retaining her heritage and
culture. A progressive, cosmopolitan city, Singapore has the world's
best airport - Changi International Airport - and lies at the
crossroads of Asia. Known for her food and shopping, Singapore is a
thriving nucleus for tourism, trade and finance. The climate in
Singapore is tropical all year round with high humidity and
temperatures varying between 23 degrees Celsius (74 F) in the evening
to 32 degrees Celsius (90 F) during the day. Showers are sporadic and
heavy but also brief and refreshing. Light summer clothing may be
worn throughout the day.
 About the Venue
Kent Ridge Digital Labs (KRDL) is a national applied research & development
organization established in January 1998 through the merger of former
national IT institutes - the Information Technology Institute (ITI) and the
Institute of Systems Science (ISS). With a diverse team of more than 400
research scientists, KRDL's aim is to be the premier research and
development
organization in Asia-Pacific for information and networking technologies.
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Conference Organization
Organizing Committee
 Honorary Chair:
 Makoto Nagao, Kyoto University, Japan
 Chair:
 Hozumi Tanaka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
 Vice Chairs$(B!'(B
 Hwee Boon Low, Kent Ridge Digital Labs, Singapore
 Jun-ichi Tsujii, University of Tokyo, Japan, and University of
 Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UK
Executive Committee
 Chair:
 Hirokazu Amemiya, Toshiba Corporation, Japan
 Vice Chair:
 Hideki Morimoto, Fujitsu Ltd., Japan
Local Organizing Committee
 Chair:
 Hwee Boon Low, Kent Ridge Digital Labs, Singapore
 Secretary:
 Victorine Chen-Toh, Kent Ridge Digital Labs, Singapore
Program Committee
 Chair:
 Jun-ichi Tsujii, University of Tokyo, Japan, and University of
 Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UK
 Vice Chair:
 Loong Cheong Tong, Kent Ridge Digital Labs, Singapore
 Members:
 Virginia Cha, Star+Globe Technologies, Singapore
 Jason S. Chang, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
 ZhaoXiong Chen, Kezhi Co., China
 Key-Sun Choi, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology,
 Korea
 Robert Dale, Macquarie University, Australia
 Zhendong Dong, Chinese Information Processing Society, China
 Dominique Estival, University of Melbourne, Australia
 Changning Huang, Tsinghua University, China
 Hitoshi Iida, ATR Interpreting Telecommunications Research
 Laboratories and SONY Computer Science Laboratories Inc., Japan
 Etsuo Ito, Toshiba Corporation, Japan
 Hiroyuki Kaji, Hitachi, Ltd., Japan
 Shin-ichiro Kamei, NEC Corporation, Japan
 Asanee Kawtrakul, Kasetsart University, Thailand
 Kunio Matsui, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan
 Se Young Park, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute,
 Korea
 Wanchai Rivepiboon, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
 Trihono Sastrohartono, Agency for the Assessment and Application of
 Technology, Indonesia
 Youlwon Seong, Language and Computer, Ltd., Korea
 Satoshi Shirai, ATR Interpreting Telecommunications Research
 Laboratories, Japan
 Keh-Yih Su, Behavior Design Corporation, Taiwan
 Chew Lim Tan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
 Benjamin K. Tsou, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
 Dekai Wu, University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
 Yusoff Zaharin, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
 International Advisors:
 Laurie Gerber, SYSTRAN Software, Inc., USA
 Eduard Hovy, USC Information Sciences Institute, USA
 John Hutchins, University of East Anglia, UK
 Antonio Sanfilippo, European Commission, Luxembourg

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Message 2: workshop CFP semantics and pragmatics in Cargese

Date: Fri, 05 Mar 1999 16:32:17 +0100
From: Myriam Bras-Grivart <brasirit.fr>
Subject: workshop CFP semantics and pragmatics in Cargese

			2nd CALL for PAPERS
		!!! extension of the deadline to the 22nd of march, 99 !!!

			WORKSHOP on
	"THEORETICAL BASES FOR SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS IN NLP :
The expression of time, space and movement in lexicon, discourse and dialogue"
in conjunction with the TALN'99 conference on Natural Language Processing

		Institut d'Etudes Scientifiques de Cargese (Corsica)
			12-16 July 1999


TOPICS
This workshop aims at presenting and discussing current theoretic
approaches to semantics and pragmatics stemming from the formal semantics
tradition. In order to prompt in-depth discussions between participants,
the debate will focus on the analysis of time, space and motion in
language. Besides their general importance, it is expected that these
topics reveal how tightly grammatical semantics, lexical semantics,
discourse semantics and discourse and dialogue pragmatics are intertwined.
Papers discussing the role of semantics and pragmatics in NLP and the
significance of the formal approaches presented as theoretical bases for
NLP in the future are especially welcome.

The workshop will deal, amongst others, with the following topics:
- semantics and pragmatics of discourse and dialogue
- anaphora (cross sentential and cross speakers)
- beliefs and intentions
- discourse and dialogue structure (especially spatiotemporal structure)
- lexicon of space and time
- world knowledge and bridging
- ontology of time and space for lexicon and world knowledge


THE WORKSHOP
The workshop will be held during the TALN'99 conference at Cargese in
Corsica. It will consist of four 1h30 sessions over four days (July 12th,
13th, 15th and 16th). There will be 2 invited lectures and about 10 talks
of 30 minutes (including discussion) selected by the program committee.
Proceedings will be available at the workshop.

ORGANIZERS & CONTACT PERSONS
Myriam BRAS (IRIT-Universit Paul Sabatier, Toulouse)
Laure VIEU (IRIT-CNRS, Toulouse)
email : brasirit.fr, vieuirit.fr
address : IRIT, UPS, 118 route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse cedex 4
tel : +33 5 61 55 60 91 fax : +33 5 61 55 83 25

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
Myriam Bras, IRIT & Universit Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
Laure Vieu, IRIT & CNRS, Toulouse, France
Nicholas Asher, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Michel Aurnague, ERSS, Toulouse, France
Mario Borillo, IRIT, Toulouse, France
Joan Busquets, ERSS & Universit de Bordeaux, France
Jacques Moeschler, Universit de Genve, Switzerland
Uwe Reyle, IMS & Universit de Stuttgart, Germany
Co Vet, University of Groningen, Holland

SUBMISSIONS
Researchers in the area are encouraged to submit a twelve-page paper.
(Participation on later submission of a short position paper will also be
possible).
As we do not have much time, only electronical submission will be proposed
at: brasirit.fr, vieuirit.fr
DEADLINE : MARCH, 22 1999.

SUBMISSION FORMAT
- self-contained LaTeX source AND DVI files
 OR
- MSWord source AND RTF files AND confirmation by fax: +33 5 61 25 83 55
Authors are requested to use the TALN'99 styles, see:
http://talana.linguist.jussieu.fr/taln99/styles/
(Note that these styles have been designed for the main conference and
therefore the information regarding length, deadline and submission doesn't
matching that of the workshop)

WORKSHOP LANGUAGE
official languages for communications are French and English

SCHEDULE
March 22, 99: Deadline for submissions
April 28, 99: Notification of acceptance
May 12, 99: Deadline for final copy
July 12, 99: Workshop

REGISTRATION
Workshop contributors are required to register for TALN99, without any
additional fees.

INFORMATION
For further information on TALN'99, please visit the TALN99 web site at
http://talana.linguist.jussieu.fr/taln99/
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