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FYI: NATO ASI on Comp Ling, Dec 1999 LSA Bulletin

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  1. Kemal Oflazer, NATO Advanced Study Institute on Lang Engineering
  2. LSA, December 1999 LSA Bulletin

Message 1: NATO Advanced Study Institute on Lang Engineering

Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2000 19:31:17 +0200
From: Kemal Oflazer <>
Subject: NATO Advanced Study Institute on Lang Engineering


 July 3 - 14, 2000



Co-directors: Kemal Oflazer (Bilkent University), Sergei Nirenburg (New
Mexico State University), Oleg Kapanadze (Tbilisi State University).

We are pleased to announce that the NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) on
campus of Bilkent University in Turkey, July 3rd through July 14th, 2000.
The ASI program will comprise the following courses on the state-of-the-art
in various aspects of language engineering. Currently, the following
courses are planned:

_ Introduction to languages and language engineering,
 Nicholas Ostler (Linguacubun, UK)
 Sergei Nirenburg (Computing Research Lab, NMSU, USA)

_ Text processing ecology,
 Jim Cowie (Computing Research Lab, NMSU, USA)

_ Computational tools and resources,
 Remi Zajac (Computing Research Lab, NMSU, USA)

_ Computational morphology and finite state methods,
 Ken Beesley (Xerox Research Centre Europe, Grenoble, France)

_ Statistical methods and corpus linguistics,
 Christer Samuelsson (Xerox Research Centre Europe, Grenoble, France)

_ Lexical acquisition,
 Victor Raskin (Purdue University, USA)
 Sergei Nirenburg(Computing Research Lab, NMSU, USA)

_ Grammar and grammar writing,
 Svetlana Sheremetyeva (Computing Research Lab, NMSU, USA)

_ Machine translation,
 Harold Somers (UMIST, UK)

_ Information extraction,
 Jim Cowie (Computing Research Lab, NMSU, USA)

_ Information retrieval.
 Jim Cowie (Computing Research Lab, NMSU, USA)

The ASI will feature a number of participant workshops. These workshops
will provide a forum for participants to present their work on language
engineering and receive feedback from colleagues. Applicants are strongly
suggested to submit an abstract of their presentation in their application.
Abstracts will be selected for presentation in the workshops after a review
process. Full versions of these presentations will be expected to be
submitted before the ASI starts.

The ASI will also feature discussion panel which will enable participants
to discuss specific issues in language engineering with experts in the

The ASI will admit a limited number of qualified participants from NATO
countries (1) Partner countries (2), and Mediterranean dialogue countries
(3). Depending on the specific circumstances, funding for living and
lodging expenses of such participants will be available. Participants from
commercial/industrial institutions and from other countries may attend
provided they cover their registration, travel and living expenses. Please
inquire with for the details of such

Since there are a limited number of participant slots, admission to the ASI
will be strictly on a competitive basis taking into account the
participants' background, their potential contribution and the benefit they
may draw from the meeting.

Information regarding the ASI (including detailed program, course
abstracts, travel information etc.) will, in time, be available on the
World Wide Web at and on mirror sites
(soon to be) listed there.

We acknowledge the additional support provided by Bilkent University,
Computing Research Lab, NMSU, and EACL- European Chapter of the Association
for Computational Linguistics.


Please fill out the application form below (or available from the Web site
above) and send by electronic mail to
Application by fax or mail will only be considered in exceptional
circumstances. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2000.
Applicants will be notified of the results of their application by April
17, 2000.

Applicants are expected to secure financial support for travel to/from
Ankara, Turkey, from outside sources. Support for living and lodging
expenses during the ASI will be available to qualified applicants on a case
by case basis.
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(1) NATO Countries: Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France,
Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway,
Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, and USA.

(2) Partner Countries eligible for support: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrghyzistan, Latvia,
Lithuania, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia,
Tadjikistan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (*), Turkmenistan,
Ukraine, Uzbekistan. ((*) Turkey recognizes the Republic of Macedonia with
its constitutional name.)

(3) Mediterranean Dialogue Countries eligible for support: Egypt, Israel.

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Kemal Oflazer e-mail:
Bilkent University tel: (90-312) 266-4133 (Sec)
Dept. of Computer Engineering 290-1258 (Office)
Bilkent, ANKARA, 06533 TURKEY (90-532) 447-8978 (Mobile)
 fax: (90-312) 266-4126 

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Message 2: December 1999 LSA Bulletin

Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2000 14:21:37 -0500
From: LSA <>
Subject: December 1999 LSA Bulletin

The December 1999 issue of the LSA Bulletin is now available on the LSA web
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