LINGUIST List 10.38

Sun Jan 10 1999

Calls: Adjectives/NLP, Weisgerber Conference/Moscow

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  1. Evelyne Viegas, The Description of Adjectives for NLP
  2. Radchenko Oleg, Weisgerber-Conference 1999 in Moscow

Message 1: The Description of Adjectives for NLP

Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 16:14:20 -0700 (MST)
From: Evelyne Viegas <viegascrl.nmsu.edu>
Subject: The Description of Adjectives for NLP


			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: Weisgerber-Conference 1999 in Moscow

Date: Sun, 10 Jan 1999 12:34:47 +0300
From: Radchenko Oleg <RadchenkoOmgpu.ru>
Subject: Weisgerber-Conference 1999 in Moscow

 

			CALL FOR PAPERS


INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM IN MEMORIAM LEO WEISGERBER (1899-1985)	
April 19-25 1999, Moscow, Russia

Organized by: Moscow City Pedagogical University (MPGU) to honour the
memory of Johann Leo Weisgerber, an outstanding German linguist,
author of more than 400 papers on Germanic and Roman linguistics,
language philosophy, one of the most important representatives of the
so-called "Neo-Humboldtianism" in German and European linguistics.

Invited Speaker: Prof. Dr. emer. Bernhard Weisgerber
Place: Moscow City Pedagogical University (MGPU), 
 2 Selskokhosaystvenny Per. 4 

No conference fee required, except payment for conference papers to be
printed after the conference (the amount will be announced later).
Please send 1 page of your thesis (font 14, interval 1 1/5) on any
subject of your research in the field of German, English, French,
General linguistics, Celtic languages (written in German, French,
English or Russian) to Prof. Dr. Oleg A. Radchenko till 1.03.99 using
the e/mail address: RadchenkoOmgpu.ru.

Foreign participants must get a visa for Russia, details can be
discussed with Prof. Dr. Oleg A. Radchenko thru e-mail.

The Organizing Board provides help in finding suitable accomodation if
requested.

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Prof. Dr. Oleg A. Radchenko
Head of German Philology Department,
Vice-President for Academic Affairs,
Moscow City Pedagogical University (MGPU)
p/o box 28, Moscow 109044
phone: 007 095 2990570
e-mail: RadchenkoOmgpu.ru
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