LINGUIST List 11.1821

Wed Aug 30 2000

Calls: Computational Semantics, Logic/Lang/Information

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  1. Harry Bunt, Computational Semantics (IWCS-4)
  2. Ahti Pietarinen, 13th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information

Message 1: Computational Semantics (IWCS-4)

Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 15:51:02 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Harry Bunt <>
Subject: Computational Semantics (IWCS-4)

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 Fourth International Workshop on



 January 10-12, 2001, Tilburg, The Netherlands


 Sponsored by SIGSEM, 
 the ACL Special Interest Group in Computational Semantics



The Computational Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence Unit at
Tilburg University will host the Fourth International Workshop on
Computational Semantics (IWCS-4), that will take place from 10-12
January 2001. The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers
interested in any aspects of the computation of meaning in natural
language or in language-based multimedia objects.

 | |
 | James Allen |
 | Jan van Eijck |
 | Alex Lascarides |
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Topics of interest for the workshop will be computational aspects
of formal semantic theories as well as theoretical issues in
building natural language understanding systems, including systens
where language is used in a multimedia setting. Papers are invited
in areas which include, but are not limited to, the following
specific topics:

 * working with underspecified representations of meaning
 * modelling and using context for interpretation
 * the relations between semantics and pragmatics
 * dynamic interpretation in text and dialogue
 * interpretation and games
 * computational lexical semantics
 * interpretation and inference
 * meaning in multimedia objects
 * interpretation and optimality
 * speech acts and interpretation
 * incrementality and monotonicity in interpretation
 * knowledge representation and reasoning in meaning computation


Authors are asked to submit an original paper of maximally 5000
words by September 15, 2000, by email in Postscript form. All
submitted papers that are received in time will be refereed by the
programme committee and may be accepted for full presentation at
the workshop and publication in the proceedings, or for a
short/poster presentation and publication of a 2-page abstract. We
also aim at publishing a selection of accepted papers in book
form. Accepted papers should be submitted in final form in LaTeX;
guidelines for the preparation of manuscripts are available at the
IWCS web pages:

For initial submission email a Postscript version of the paper to: by September 15, 2000.


 David Beaver Martha Palmer
 Patrick Blackburn Manfred Pinkal
 Harry Bunt (chair) Steve Pulman
 Robin Cooper James Pustejovsky
 Jan van Eijck Allan Ramsay
 Giacomo Ferrari Patrick Saint Dizier
 Jerry Hobbs Mark Steedman
 Daniel Kayser Enric Vallduvi
 Paul Mc Kevitt Wlodek Zadrozny
 Reinhard Muskens Henk Zeevat
 John Nerbonne


 Harry Bunt Reinhard Muskens Huub Prust
 Ielka van der Sluis Elias Thijsse


 15 September 2000 Submission of papers
 15 October 2000 Notification of acceptance
 15 November 2000 Final papers due
 10-12 January 2001 Workshop


 Conference Secretariat:
 Anne Adriaensen/Carol McGregor
 Department of Linguistics
 Tilburg University
 PO Box 90153,
 5000 LE Tilburg
 The Netherlands

 Phone: +31-13 466 30 60
 Fax: +31-13 466 31 10


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 Harry C. Bunt
 Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science
 Tilburg University 
 P.O. Box 90153 
 5000 LE Tilburg, the Netherlands
 Phone: +31 - 13 466.3060 (secretary Anne Andriaensen)
 2568 (Dean's office)
 2653 (office, room B 310)
 Fax: +31 - 13 466.3110
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Message 2: 13th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information

Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 16:23:37 +0300 (EET DST)
From: Ahti Pietarinen <>
Subject: 13th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information

 !!!!!!!!!!! FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 The 13th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
 University of Helsinki
 August 13-24, 2001

The 13th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
(ESSLLI'01) will take place at the University of Helsinki, Helsinki,
Finland, during two weeks in August, from August 13 until 24.

The ESSLLI Summer Schools are organised under the auspices of FoLLI
( ), the European Association for Logic, Language
and Information.

The main focus of the European Summer Schools is the interface between
linguistics, logic and computation. Foundational, introductory and
advanced courses together with workshops cover a wide variety of topics
within six areas of interest:

 * Logic 
 * Language 
 * Computation 
 * Logic and Langu
 * Logic and Computation 
 * Language and Computation

Previous summer schools have been highly successful, attracting around 500
students from Europe and elsewhere. The school has developed into an
important meeting place and forum for discussion for students and
researchers interested in the interdisciplinary study of Logic, Language
and Information. In addition to courses, workshops and evening lectures
there will be a Student Session and a Social Program. The number of
courses offered is around 50.

A gateway between East and West, the city of Helsinki is one of the nine
European Cities of Culture for the millennium. The scientific program of
ESSLLI'01 will be held in the Helsinki University Main Building, located
on the University city campus at the very centre of Helsinki. The
accommodation for students will be arranged in University houses at the
city campus.

 Marcus Kracht (Chair) <>
 Bonnie Webber (Language)
 Jouko V��n�nen (Logic)
 Steffen H�lldobler (Computation and Logic)
 Claire Gardent (Language and Computation)
 Claude Kirchner (Computation)
 Michael Moortgat (Logic and Language)

 Gabriel Sandu (Chair, Dept. Philosophy)
 Jouko V��n�nen (Dept. Mathematics)
 Fred Karlsson (Dept. General Linguistics)
 Timo Honkela (Media Lab) 
 Sara Negri (Dept. Philosophy)
 Ilkka Niiniluoto (Dept. Philosophy)
 Irmeli Todd (Dept. Philosophy)
 Ahti Pietarinen (Dept. Philosophy,secretariat)

ESSLLI'01 is organised by the Department of Philosophy (coordinator), the
Department of Mathematics, the Department of General Linguistics at the
University of Helsinki, and the Media Lab at the Helsinki University of
Art and Design.

The Association for the Mathematics of Language will hold its annual
meeting (MOL8) in conjunction with ESSLLI'01 in Helsinki, in August 10-12,

Please visit ESSLLI'01 Home Page

for updated information concerning the scientific program, registration
fees and procedures, grants, accommodation, satellite events, and other
practical information. For further enquiries concerning ESSLLI'01, please
contact the Organising Committee at <>, or write to

ESSLLI 2001 Secretariat
Department of Philosophy
P.O. Box 24
Unioninkatu 40 B
00014 Helsinki University
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