LINGUIST List 11.18

Tue Jan 11 2000

Calls: Natural Lang Generation, Communicating Agents

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  1. Dragomir R. Radev, International Natural Language Generation Conference - INLG'2000
  2. Bernhard Schroeder, Communicating Agents

Message 1: International Natural Language Generation Conference - INLG'2000

Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2000 20:31:49 -0500 (EST)
From: Dragomir R. Radev <>
Subject: International Natural Language Generation Conference - INLG'2000

 International Natural Language Generation Conference

 Mitzpe Ramon, Israel

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


The First International Natural Language Generation Conference
(INLG'2000) will be held June 13 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.

In addition to the main conference session, INLG'2000 will feature a
separate track for student papers as well as a small number of
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS to be held on June 12.

The Organizing Committee invites proposals for workshops. To be
considered, please submit a formal proposal to the address shown below
by January 1, 2000. Decisions will be made by January 8, 2000.

A list of possible topics appears on the conference home page (see below).

Proposals should include the following: 

o Title and (brief) description of the workshop topic 
o An estimate of the expected number of participants 
o A description of the workshop format 
o An estimate of required equipment (computers, projectors, VCR, etc.) 

Note: Workshop participants will be expected to register for the main

For additional information on INLG'2000, please refer to the
conference home page:

Address for communication:

Dragomir R. Radev, INLG'2000 Workshops Chair (
School of Information
University of Michigan
305A West Hall
550 E. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1092

Important dates:

January 9, 2000: Workshop proposals due 
January 23, 2000: Acceptance/rejection decisions made 
February 6, 2000: Workshop Calls for Papers (CFP) due back to workshops chair 
May 7, 2000: Complete camera-ready workshop materials due 

Dragomir R. Radev
Assistant Professor, School of Information University of Michigan
Phone: 734-615-5225
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Message 2: Communicating Agents

Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2000 22:03:19 +0100
From: Bernhard Schroeder <>
Subject: Communicating Agents

Communicating Agents

Workshop of the GLDV special interest group on 
generation and parsing in morphology, syntax and semantics,
IKP, University of Bonn, Feb 15, 2000

In the focus of this workshop will be approaches to the 
formal description and eventually to the implementation of 
communicating agents. 

We invite papers on the following aspects: 

 1.incremental analysis / interpretation 
 datastructure of the context (e.g. dynamic semantics) 
 computational reconstruction of reference 
 correlation of semantic and pragmatic interpretation 
 2.partner oriented generation 
 intentionally directed generation 
 partner knowledge and attribution of belief 
 3.evolution of systems and strategies of communication 
 concept evolution / formation / construction 
 evolution of linguistic norms 
 repair strategies in disturbed communication 

Lectures should not be longer than 20 minutes. They will be followed
by a 10 minute discussion each. Workshop languages are English and
German. We plan to publish workshop proceedings with the full papers.

System demonstrations will be possible on demand. 

Abstracts of no more than 600 words should be sent
 - preferably by E-Mail in ASCII, HTML, PS or PDF format - 
to Bernhard Schroeder before Jan 10, 2000. 


Jan 10, 2000 
 Deadline for abstracts 
Jan 24, 2000 
 Notification on acceptance 
Feb 15, 2000 

Please register before Feb 8, 2000, if possible. 

Organizing Comittee

 Roland Hausser, University of Erlangen 
 Hans-Christian Schmitz, University of Bonn 
 Bernhard Schroeder, University of Bonn 

Workshop fees

Members of the GLDV, non-students 
 DM 20 
Student members of the GLDV 
 DM 10 
Others, non-students 
 DM 40 
Other students 
 DM 20


Bernhard Schroeder
Institut f�r Kommunikationsforschung und Phonetik
Universit�t Bonn
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
D-53115 Bonn

 +49 228 735621 
 +49 228 735639
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