LINGUIST List 10.763

Wed May 19 1999

Calls: Machine Translation, Generative Metrics

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  2. Nila Friedberg, Generative metrics


Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 12:56:12 +0900
From: MT <>

Dear Sir/Madam,

Five months is to remain until the MT Summit VII(September 14-16,1999)
organized by the Asia-Pacific Association for Machine
Translation(AAMT). We would like to inform you with the MT Summit
News. We look forward to seeing you at the Summit.

Yours faithfully,

Hozumi Tanaka
Asia-Pacific Association
for Machine Translation


"MT in the Great Translation Era"
September 13-17, 1999, Singapore



Paper submission dead line for the post-conference Workshop "Machine
Translation for Cross Language Information Retrieval" is MAY 31st,

The address for paper submission for the Workshop has been changed. 

 Sophia Ananiadou 
 Research Fellow
 Department of Language Engineering
 UMIST, PO BOX 88, M60 1QD
 Manchester, ENGLAND
 tel: +44 161 200 3082
 fax: +44 161 200 3099


You can find more information on the Workshop Paper Submission at

For further information on MT SUMMIT VII, please visit the web site .

We are pleased to inform you that many papers have been submitted to
MT SUMMIT VII. This was more than we expected. We hope that the paper
presentations will make the conference even more successful. We
appreciate your cooperation.

This news gives you information on a post-conference Workshop. The
paper submission deadline for the Workshop is the end of this month,
MAY 31st. Please note that the address for paper submission has been
changed. Information of the Exhibition is also attached.

[1] Workshop on Machine Translation for Cross Language Information 

The goal of this workshop is to explore the role of MT in the context
of CLIR. We invite papers on topics which link advances in Machine
Translation or related technologies to CLIR.

Organizing Committee:
 Sophia Ananiadou, UMIST, UK 
 Yoshihiko Hayashi, NTT, Japan
 Christian Jacquemin, LIMSI, France
 Mun Kew Leong, Kent Ridge Digital Laboratories, Singapore
 Sung Hyon Myaeng, Chungnam National University, Korea
 Hsin-Hsi Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Important Dates:
 May 31, 1999 Paper submission deadline
 June 30, 1999 Notifications
 August 2, 1999 Final camera-ready copy deadline
 September 17, 1999 Workshop 

Submissions should be sent to:

 Sophia Ananiadou 
 Research Fellow
 Department of Language Engineering
 UMIST, PO BOX 88, M60 1QD
 Manchester, ENGLAND
 tel: +44 161 200 3082
 fax: +44 161 200 3099


Further information on the workshop: 

[2] Exhibition

We also provide a unique opportunity for vendors and developers of
MT/NLP application systems in showing their latest products to wide
range of audience. If you would like to exhibit in our conference,
please contact the Exhibition Coordinator in Singapore:
 Ms Victorine Chen-Toh, KRDL 
 Email: Phone:(65)874-2003 Fax:(65)779-6958

Further information on the workshop:

[3] Schedule 

The schedule of MT Summit VII is outlined as follows:
 [Papers for the Main Conference]
 30 May, 1999 Notifications
 15 July, 1999 Final camera-ready copy deadline 

 [Papers for the the Workshop] 
 31 May, 1999 Paper submission deadline
 30 June, 1999 Notifications
 2 August, 1999 Final camera-ready copy deadline

 [Call For Participation]
 Mid of June 1999 Call For Participation
 [The Conference]
 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

(The program of tutorials will soon be available)

Secretariat of Organizing Committee, MT Summit VII
c/o Inter Group Corp.
Akasaka Dai-ichi Bldg., 4-9-17, Akasaka, 
Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8486, Japan
TEL:+81-3-3479-5311	FAX:+81-3-3423-1601
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Message 2: Generative metrics

Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 13:54:20 -0400 (EDT)
From: Nila Friedberg <>
Subject: Generative metrics


 October 8-9, 1999
 University of Toronto, Canada
 Invited speaker: Paul Kiparsky (Stanford University)

Generative metrics is a branch of generative phonology which focuses
on the formulation of rules or constraints operative in verse, and
thus aims to explain poets' intuitions about metrical
well-formedness. There have been many developments in the field since
the publication of Kiparsky and Youman's (1989) book, 'Rhythm and
Meter'. Particularly, following the emergence of Optimality Theory
(Prince and Smolensky 1993), there have appeared many analyses of
verse employing constraints. Constraints have also been used to model
statistical tendencies in verse (Hayes and MacEachern 1998).

We invite abstracts for 20-minute talks dealing with any aspect of the
field of generative metrics. Possible issues include, but are not
limited to, the following:

 - Should generative metrics model statistical preferences, and what is
 the best way of capturing them?
 - What are the limitations of the model, and what unique insights does it
 offer to the analysis of verse?

 Submit a one page abstract, preferably by e-mail to

If you would like to submit by regular mail, please send 5 anonymous
copies of an abstract to:

 Nila Friedberg
 Dept. of Linguistics
 University of Toronto
 130 St.George Street, Room 6076
 Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 3H1

On a separate card indicate your name,affiliation, address, e-mail
address, and title of the talk. Also, please indicate if you are a
graduate student.

 DEADLINE for receit of abstracts: June 25, 1999

We plan to publish selected papers from the conference in an edited

 If you have any questions, please contact:

 Nila Friedberg <>
 Michael Getty <>
 Elan Dresher <>
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