LINGUIST List 11.2369

Wed Nov 1 2000

Calls: Cognitive Linguistics, Machine Translation

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  1. Suzanne E Kemmer, 7th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC 2001)
  2. Roger Harris, Machine Translation 2000 Conference, Exeter, U.K.

Message 1: 7th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC 2001)

Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 10:36:46 -0600 (CST)
From: Suzanne E Kemmer <kemmerruf.rice.edu>
Subject: 7th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC 2001)




 ** FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS **

 7th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference 2001
 Santa Barbara, California 

 held in conjunction with the
 2001 LINGUISTIC INSTITUTE, 
 sponsored by the Linguistic Society of America

 JULY 22-27, 2001


PLENARY SPEAKERS 

 SANDRA THOMPSON, U.C. Santa Barbara 

 ARIE VERHAGEN, University of Leiden

 LAURA JANDA, University of North Carolina 

 YOSHIHIKO IKEGAMI, University of Tokyo

 SHERMAN WILCOX, University of New Mexico


FEATURED SPEAKERS

 LEONARD TALMY, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo 
 GEORGE LAKOFF, U.C. Berkeley
 RONALD LANGACKER, U.C. San Diego 
 GILLES FAUCONNIER, U.C. San Diego
 EVE SWEETSER, U.C. Berkeley
 KNUD LAMBRECHT, University of Texas, Austin 
 ADELE GOLDBERG, University of Illinois
 DAVID TUGGY, Summer Institute of Linguistics


This is the final call for abstracts for the GENERAL and 
POSTER sessions. Papers in all areas of Cognitive Linguistics
are welcome.

 GENERAL SESSIONS - July 23-27
 POSTER SESSION - July 25
 THEME SESSIONS/WORKSHOPS - July 26 (proposals already 
 under review)
 
TO SUBMIT
 For abstract specifications and reviewing criteria see
 http://www.unm.edu/~iclc/abstracts.html
 All abstracts following the abstract specifications will be 
 considered.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 15, 2000

Further Information on ICLC 2001:
 See the ICLC Homepage at http://www.unm.edu/~iclc/

Further information on the International Cognitive 
 Linguistics Association (ICLA):
 See the ICLA homepage at http://www.siu.edu/~icla/
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Message 2: Machine Translation 2000 Conference, Exeter, U.K.

Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2000 02:59:51 -0000
From: Roger Harris <rwshdircon.co.uk>
Subject: Machine Translation 2000 Conference, Exeter, U.K.

British Computer Society
Natural Language Translation Specialist Group
URL: http://www.bcs.org.uk/siggroup/nalatran/


MT 2000 - MACHINE TRANSLATION AND MULTILINGUAL APPLICATIONS IN 
THE NEW MILLENNIUM

University of Exeter, United Kingdom: 19-22 November 2000


SECOND and FINAL CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

The Natural Language Translation Specialist Group of the British
Computer Society and the University of Exeter announce an
international conference to be held at the University of Exeter, UK
from Sunday evening 19 November to Wednesday morning 22 November 2000.
The event is a follow-up of the successful conference 'Machine
Translation: Ten Years On' held in 1994 at Cranfield University, UK.

Against the backdrop of an increasingly multilingual society, MT 2000
looks at the main challenges to MT and multilingual NLP at the dawn of
the new millennium. The focus of this year's conference is not only
recent machine translation research and products, but also the latest
multilingual developments in general. There are contributions from
researchers, users, educationalists and exhibitors in the field of
multilingual language engineering. Further information can be obtained
from our website at http://www.bcs.org.uk/siggroup/sg37.htm .

There will be daily keynote addresses as well as individual papers.
All papers presented at the conference will be available as a volume
of proceedings at the conference. A selection of papers may be
published in book form after the conference. There is also an
exhibition area for producers of multilingual software and a bookstall.

Attendees might like to know that the annual ASLIB conference on
'Translating and the Computer' takes place in London on the preceding
Thursday/Friday 16-17 November. Further information can obtained from
their website at http://www.aslib.co.uk .


Keynote Speakers:

Martin Kay (Xerox PARC)
Jun-ichi Tsujii (University of Tokyo)
Yorick Wilks (Sheffield University)


Papers: 

Details of all 31 accepted papers are on our web-site at 
http://www.bcs.org.uk/siggroup/nalatran/mt2000/papers.htm


Location:

MT 2000 is being held at the Crossmeads Conference Centre at the
University of Exeter. Exeter is an historic city in the heart of Devon
in the South West of England. The campus is celebrated as one of the
most beautiful in the United Kingdom. Exeter's international airport
is a few miles away. There are good rail and coach links with London,
Birmingham and other UK cities. Please see their website for further
information at http://www.exeter.ac.uk .

Information will be available about a number of local attractions for
people accompanying attendees.


Programme 

******************************************************

MONDAY 20 NOVEMBER

09.15
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Martin Kay, Xerox PARC
Triangulation in Translation

THEMATIC GROUPING: MACHINE TRANSLATION 1

10.00 (R)
Towards memory and template-based translation synthesis
Christos Malavazos, Stelios Piperidis and George Carayannis
National Technical University of Athens, Greece

10.30 (R)
Building a lexicon for an English-Basque MT system from heterogeneous
wide-coverage dictionaries
Arantxa Diaz de Ilarraza, Aingeru Mayor, Kepa Sarasola
University of the Basque Country

11.00 COFFEE

11.30 (R)
An alignment architecture for translation memory bootstrapping
Ioannis Triantafyllou, Iason Demiros, Christos Malavazos, Stelios Piperidis
National Technical University of Athens, Greece

12.00 (R)
Applying machine translation resources for cross-language information access
from spoken documents
Gareth Jones
University of Exeter, UK

12.30 (R)
Effectiveness of layering translation rules based on transition networks in
machine translation using inductive learning with genetic algorithms
Hiroshi Echizen-ya, Kenji Araki, Yoshio Momouchi and Koji Tochinai
Hokkaido University, Japan

13.00 LUNCH

THEMATIC GROUPING: MULTILINGUAL RESOURCES AND TOOLS 1

14.30 (R)
EMILLE: building a corpus of South Asian languages
Anthony McEnery, Paul Baker, Rob Gaizauskas and Hamish Cunningham
Lancaster University, UK

15.00 (R)
Reusability of wide-coverage linguistic resources in the construction of
multilingual technical documentation
Arantxa Diaz de Ilarraza, Aingeru Mayor and Kepa Sarasola
University of the Basque Country

15.30 (S)
A part-of-speech tagger for Esperanto oriented to MT
Carlo Minnaja and Laura Paccagnella
University of Padova, San Marino

16.00 TEA 

THEMATIC RESOURCES: MULTILINGUAL RESOURCES AND TOOLS 2

16.30 (R)
>From the UNL Hypergraph to GETA's Multilevel Tree
Etienne Blanc
GETA, CLIPS, EMAG, Grenoble, France

17.00 (R)
Semi-automatic construction of multilingual lexicons
Lynne Cahill
University of Brighton, UK

17.30 (R)
Evaluation of statistical tools for automatic extraction of lexical
correspondences between parallel texts
Olivier Kraif
University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France

18.00 END

18.30-20.00 DINNER


***************************************

TUESDAY 21 NOVEMBER

09.15 KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Jun - Ichi Tsujii, University of Tokyo and UMIST
Japanese Experience in MT and Future Perspectives

THEMATIC GROUPING: MACHINE TRANSLATION 2

10.00 (R)
Machine translation by semantic features
Uzzi Ornan and Israel Gutter
Israel Institute of Technology, Technion City, Israel

10.30 COFFEE

11.00 (S)
Learning machine translation strategies using commercial systems: discovering
word reordering rules
Mikel L. Forcada
University of Alicante, Spain

11.25 (S)
Machine translation and multilingual communication on the internet
Muhammad Abdus Salam
Central Queensland University, Australia

11.50 (S)
An automated system for English-Arabic translation of scientific texts (SEATS)
Hoda M. O. Mokhtar, Nevin M. Darwish and Ahmed A. Rafea
Cairo University, Egypt

12.15 (S)
An example-based MT system in news items domain from English to Indian
languages
Sivaji Bandyopadhyay
Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India

13.00 LUNCH

THEMATIC GROUPING: ANAPHORA AND ELLIPSIS RESOLUTION

14.30 (R)
Semantic approach to bridging reference resolution
R. Mu�oz, M. Saiz-Noeda, A. Su�rez and M. Palomar
University of Alicante, Spain

15.00 (R)
Evaluation environment for anaphora resolution 
Catalina Barbu and Ruslan Mitkov
University of Wolverhampton, UK

15.30 (R)
NLP system oriented to anaphora resolution
Maximiliano Saiz-Noeda, Manual Palomar and David Farwell
New Mexico State University, USA

16.00 TEA

16.30 (R)
LINGUA: a robust architecture for text processing and anaphora resolution in
Bulgarian
Hristo Tanev and Ruslan Mitkov
University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria and University of Wolverhampton, UK

17.00 (R) 
Grammar specification for the recognition of temporal expressions 
Estela Sequete and Patricio Martinez-Barco 
University of Alicante, Spain

17.30 (S)
VASISTH: an ellipsis resolution algorithm for Indian languages
L. Sobha and B. Patnaik
Mahatma Ghandi University, Kerala and Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur,
India

18.00 END

19.30 CONFERENCE DINNER


***************************************


WEDNESDAY 22 NOVEMBER

THEMATIC GROUPING: AUTOMATIC ABSTRACTING AND GENERATION

10.00 (R)
Generating personal profiles
Jim Cowie, Sergei Nirenburg and Hugo Molina-Salgado
New Mexico State University, USA

10.30 (R)
A corpus-based English language assistant to Japanese software engineers
Masumi Narita
Software Research Centre, Tokyo, Japan

11.00 COFFEE

11.30 (R)
Generating from a discourse model
Rodolfo Delmonte, Dario Bianchi and Emanuele Pianta
University 'Ca Forscar', Venice

12.00 KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Yorick Wilks, University of Sheffield
Multilingual Extraction and MT

12.45 CONCLUDING REMARKS

13.00 LUNCH and DEPARTURE

******************************************************

Fees and Registration:

Conference fee:

					Standard	Members*	Students

two and a half days		GBP 250	GBP 210	GBP 140
one day				GBP 120	GBP 100	GBP 70
half day (Wednesday)		GBP 60	GBP 50 GBP 35
 

* Discounted rates for members of BCS, IAMT, EAMT and ASLIB.


Accommodation and meals (including Banquet) from Sunday evening 
to Wednesday morning

En-suite room			GBP 170

Standard room (limited no.)	GBP 140

Meals without accommodation	GBP 70


A discount of 10% will be allowed on the Conference Fees (only) for
payment before the end of September 2000.

Cancellation fee after end of October 2000: Any amount paid for
accommodation and/or meals etc. 

To register and to reserve accommodation please use this registration form


Registration for MT 2000:

Title: ________________________________________________
Name and initials: ____________________________________
Name for lapel label: _________________________________
Affiliation for lapel label: __________________________
Address: ______________________________________________
E-mail address: _______________________________________
Telephone no: _________________________________________
Fax no: _______________________________________________



Please specify any dietary or other requirements.

Payment must be made before or on arrival.

Any other arrangement must be made in advance of arrival by contacting
Mr. D.R.Lewis at Exeter University (d.r.lewisexeter.ac.uk).

Methods of Payment

Either ...

By sterling cheque drawn on a U.K. bank made payable to Exeter
University, a/c MT 2000, addressed to Mr. D.R. Lewis, The Foreign
Language Centre, University of Exeter, Exeter, EX4 4QH, U.K., 

or,

By bank transfer to National Westminster Bank, Exeter University
branch (Sort Code: 600806), for the account of Exeter University,
account no: 00724890. Note: Please ensure your payment includes 
all bank charges,

or,

By invoice (payment must reach us by 13 November 2000) 
 Note: Please supply purchase order number if possible,

or,

By MasterCard/Visa credit card
 Please supply your 16 digit account number, expiry date, card
 holder's name and card holder's address if different from above.



Thankyou.

We look forward to seeing you at the Conference.
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