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Confs: Natural Language Generation (INLG'2000)

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Message 1: International Natural Language Generation (INLG'2000)

Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 13:26:58 +0300 (IDT)
From: International Natural Language Generation Conference-Dr. Elhadad <nlg2000CS.BGU.AC.IL>
Subject: International Natural Language Generation (INLG'2000)


 International Natural Language Generation 
			 INLG'2000

			 Mitzpe Ramon, Israel

		 Workshops: 12 June 2000
		 Main conference: 13-16 June 2000

 Second Call For Participation

The First International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG'2000)
will be held June 12 to 16, 2000 in Mitzpe Ramon, Israel. This conference
continues in the tradition of the nine biennial workshops on natural
language generation that have been held from 1980 to 1998. INLG'2000 will
offer the opportunity to a larger audience to participate in the main
meeting of researchers in the field. 

Following the tradition of previous INLG meetings, the conference will
be held in an isolated and stunning natural environment: the Ramon Inn
hotel, in Mitzpe Ramon, Israel. The hotel is located on the edge of
the Ramon Crater, in the middle of the Negev Desert.

Conference Program

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Mon 12 June
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18:00 Reception

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Tue 13 June
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9:00 - 9:30 Welcome

9:30 - 11:30
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Evaluation Session
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Author: Srinivas Bangalore, Owen Rambow and Steve Whittaker
Title: Evaluation Metrics for Generation

Author: Giuseppe Carenini
Title: A Task-based Framework to Evaluate Evaluative Arguments

Panel on Evaluation (Inderjeet Mani moderator)


12:00 - 13:30
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Multilingual Generation
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Author: Daniel Marcu, Lynn Carlson and Maki Watanabe
Title: An empirical study of multilingual natural language generation:
What Should a Text Planner Do?

Author: Caroline Brun, Marc Dymetman and Veronika Lux
Title: Document structure and multilingual authoring

Author: Arantza Casillas, Joseb Abaitua, Requel Martinez
Title: DTD-driven bilingual document generation


- Lunch


14:45 - 16:15
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Argumentation
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Author: Nathalie Jitnah, Ingrid Zukerman, Richard McConachy, and Sarah George
Title: Towards the Generation of Rebuttals in a Bayesian Argumentation System

Author: Giuseppe Carenini and Johanna Moore
Title: A strategy for generating evaluative arguments

Author: Ingrid Zukerman, Richard McConachy and Kevin B. Korb
Title: Using Argumentation Strategies in Automated Argument Generation


16:30 - 17:30
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Invited Talk 
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18:00 - 19:30
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Architecture
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Author: Tilman Becker, Anne Kilger, Patrice Lopez and Peter Poller
Title: An extended architecture for robust generation

Author: Lynne Cahill, Christy Doran, Roger Evans, Chris Mellish,
 Daniel Paiva, Mike Reape, Donia Scott, Neil Tipper
Title: Reinterpretation of an Existing NLG System in a Generic
 Generation Architecture

Author: Rodger Kibble and Richard Power
Title: An integrated framework for text planning and pronominalisation



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Wed 14 June
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9:00 - 10:30
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Cognitive Modeling Papers:
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Author: Markus Guhe, Christopher Habel, Heike Tappe
Title: Incremental Event Conceptualization and Natural Language Generation
in Monitoring Environments

Author: Manfred Stede
Title: The hyperonym problem revisited: Conceptual and lexical hierarchies
in language generation

Panel on Cognitive Modeling (R Klabunde moderator)


11:00 - 12:30
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Reference Generation
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Author: James Shaw, Kathleen McKeown
Title: Generating Referring Quantified Expressions

Author: Hua Cheng and Chriss Mellish
Title: An Empirical Analysis of Constructing Non-restrictive NP Modifiers
to Express Semantic Relations


Author: Matthew Stone
Title: On identifying sets


- Lunch


14:30 - 16:30
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New Applications
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Author: Jacques Robin, Eloi L. Favero
Title: Content aggregation in natural language hypertext summarization of
OLAP and Data Mining Discoveries.

Author: Michael O'Donnell, Alistair Knott, Jon Oberlander and Chris Mellish
Title: Optimising text quality in generation from relational databases

Author: Laurence Danlos, Guy Lapalme and Veronika Lux
Title: Generating a controlled language

Author: Jan Alexandersson, Peter Poller, Michael Kipp and Ralf Engel
Title: Multilingual Summary Generation in a Speech--To--Speech
Translation System for Multilingual Dialogues




17:30 - ...
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Excursion to the Ramon Crater + Banquet
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Thu 15 June
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9:00 - 10:30
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Surface Realization
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Author: Cornelia Endriss and Ralf Klabunde
Title: Planning word-order dependent focus assignments

Author: Songsak Channarukul, Susan W. McRoy and Syed S. Ali
Title: Enriching partially-specified representations for text realization
using an attribute grammar.

Author: Justine Cassell, Matthew Stone and Hao Yan
Title: Coordination and context-dependence in a generation of embodied conversation


11:00 - 12:30
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Planning and Descriptions
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Author: Kees van Deemter
Title: Generating Vague Descriptions

Author: Hua Cheng and Chris Mellish
Title: Capturing the Interaction between Aggregation and Text Planning in Two Generation Systems

Author: Nadjet Bouayad-Agha, Richard Power, Donia Scott
Title: Can text structure be incompatible with rhetorical structure?


- Lunch


14:00 - 15:30
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Student Session
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Author: Sabine Geldof
Title: From Context to Sentence Form

Author: Rodrigo Reyes
Title: The CLEF semi-recursive generation algorithm

Author: Kathrine Hammervold
Title: Sentence Generation and Neural Networks

Author: Amanda Stent
Title: Rhetorical Structure in Dialog


16:00 - 17:00
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Invited Talk - 
>From lexical-aspectual components to syntax.
Nomi Erteschik-Shir & T.R. Rapoport
Dept. of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev 
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17:15 - 18:45
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Demo Session
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Author: Michael O'Donnell 
Title: RSTTool 2.4 - A markup Tool for Rhetorical Structure Theory

Author: Michael O'Donnell, Alistair Knott, John Oberlander, Chris Mellish
Title: Demonstration of ILEX 3.0

Author: Bernd Bohnet, Andreas Langjahr and Leo Wanner
Title: A development Environment for an MTT-Based Sentence Generator

Author: Susan W. McRoy, Songsak Channarukul and Syed S. Ali
Title: YAG: A Template-Based Generator for Real-Time Systems

Author: H. Gregory Silber and Kathleen F. McCoy
Title: An Efficient Text Summarizer Using Lexical Chanis.

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Fri 16 June
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9:00 - 10:30
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Generation Resources
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Author: Guido Minnen, John Carroll, Darren Pearce
Title: Robust, applied morphological generation

Author: Hongyan Jing, Yael Dahan Netzer, Michael Elhadad, Kathy McKeown
Title: Integrating a Large-Scale, Reusable Lexicon with a Natural Language
Generator

Author: Ehud Reiter, Roma Robertson and Liesl Osman
Title: Knowledge Acquisition for Natural Language Generation



11:00 - 12:00
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Business Meeting
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13:00 Trip to the Masada, Dead Sea and Jerusalem

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end
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Registration form for the main conference and workshops is available
at our homepage:
 
 http://www.cs.bgu.ac.il/~nlg2000


Registration will be accepted until May 15th. After this date, a late 
registration fee will be required.


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Programme Committee

 * Michael Elhadad, Ben Gurion University, Israel (Chair)
 * Stephan Buseman, DFKI, Germany
 * Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto, Canada
 * James Lester, North Carolina State University, USA
 * Inderjeet Mani, The MITRE Corporation, USA
 * Kathy McCoy, University of Delaware, USA
 * David McDonald, Gensym Corp, USA
 * Dragomir Radev, University of Michigan, USA
 * Jacques Robin, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
 * Donia Scott, University of Brighton, UK
 * Manfred Stede, Technical University, Berlin, Germany
 * Matthew Stone, Rutgers University, USA
 * Ingrid Zukerman, Monash University, Australia

Student Session

 * Irene Langkilde, University of South California - ISI
 * Charles Brendan Callaway, North Carolina State University
 * James Shaw, Columbia University

Special Session on Evaluation

 * Inderjeet Mani, The MITRE Corporation 

Equipment Availability

Presenters will have available an overhead projector, a slide projector, a
data projector (Barco) which will display from laptops, and a VHS (PAL)
videocassette recorder. NTSC format may be available; if you anticipate
needing NTSC, please note this information in your proposal. Requests for
other presentation equipment will be considered by the local organizers;
requests for special equipment should be directed to the local organizers no
later than May 15, 2000.
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Local Arrangements

 * Michael Elhadad elhadadcs.bgu.ac.il
 * Yael Dahan Netzer yaelncs.bgu.ac.il

Dept. of Computer Science
Ben Gurion University
P.O.Box 643 
Beer Sheva 84105
Israel


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