LINGUIST List 11.481

Mon Mar 6 2000

Calls: Natural Lang Generation, Ancient/Modern Lang

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  1. Svetlana Sheremetyva, Analysis for Generation/International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG'2000)
  2. Ilona Vandergriff, Annual Convention of the Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association

Message 1: Analysis for Generation/International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG'2000)

Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2000 22:59:42 +0100
From: Svetlana Sheremetyva <svetlana.sheremetyevaling.uu.se>
Subject: Analysis for Generation/International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG'2000)

 CALL FOR PAPERS

Analysis for Generation

a Workshop in conjunction with The International Conference on Natural
Language Generation INLG'2000 (June 13-14) June 12, 20000, Mitzpe
Ramon, Israel
 
the workshop homepage: http://crl.nmsu.edu/Events/external.htm

1. The reasons why the workshop is of interest at this time

The last decade has seen an explosion in the work done in the field of NLG
with the emphasis on the development of independent NLG applications rather
than generation modules of MT systems. While it seems natural to consider
problems of analysis and generation as two sides of a coin in such NLP
applications as MT, researchers working on "pure" generation systems
sometimes treat problems arising at every stage of generation-content
specification, sentence planning, and surface realization-as independent.
Time may be ripe for examining the mutual utility of analysis and
generation in greater detail. The impetus is, as can be expected, the goal
of minimizing system-building efforts in language engineering.

2. A brief technical description of the issues the workshop will address.

The workshop proposes to address the issues of

� Analysis as part of generation.. A modicum of analysis is, in fact, an
essential part of every generation system. The input to generation systems
such as raw data in tables, lists, diagrams, elements of various databases
or even text snippets that are fed into the system directly by a user still
must first be somehow processed, that is, analyzed The question arises
whether it is possible to develop criteria to better choose and integrate
analysis techniques which could be efficiently applied at different stages
of generation. 
� Reusability and adaptability of analysis techniques and tools for
generation. While it is not uncommon to believe that generation and
analysis are not reversible, a number of contributions over the years have
discussed reversibility of analysis and generation resources, especially
the grammars and demonstrated how the use of reversible grammars may lead
to efficient and flexible natural language parsing and generation systems.
It is worth discussing constraints on reversibility. 
� Reusability of analysis knowledge and methodology of its acquisition for
generation. Generation and analysis are closely related in that both
processes use many similar resources, and often it is less expensive to
reorganize an existing "analysis" resource (e.g., an analysis lexicon) than
to acquire one for generation from scratch.It is worth discussing how to
establish whether a resource built for analysis can be used for generation
and at what price. 

In particular the workshop will seek to address the following issues

I. Applications of analysis in generation and types of analysis techniques
used in NLG.
II. Reusability and adaptability of knowledge resources in generation and
analysis
- knowledge representation
 - lexicon format and indexing
 - rule writing format
- knowledge acquisition and adaptation
 - reversibility of grammars
 - use of microtheories
- architectural issues
 - converting (morphological, syntactic, semantic, etc.) analyzers
into generator modules
 - architectural peculiarities of systems involving both analysis
and synthesis and reusability of their modules.

FORMAT FOR SUBMISSION
Paper submissions should consist of full papers (maximum of 12 pages
Including references, 12pt font size). Each submission should include
a separate title page providing the following information: the title,
a short abstract, names and affiliations of all the authors, the full
address of the primary author (or alternate contact person), including
phone, fax, and email. Please send your electronic submission
(PostScript or PDF format) until March 20 to:

Svetlana Sheremetyeva, 
Computing Research Laboratory New Mexico State University,
 USA Box30001/Dept.3CRL/Las Cruces New Mexico 88003-8001 
 505 646 5466 (voice)
 505 646 6218 (fax)
 lanacrl.nmsu.edu

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper submission deadline:		March 20 
Notification of acceptance:		April 20
Final paper to workshop coordinator: April 28
 
Workshop:		 June 12
INLG 2000:			June13 - June 16
3. Organizing Committee 
Svetlana Sheremetyeva, Chair and contact person
 Computing Research Laboratory, New Mexico State University, USA
lanacrl.nmsu.edu

Sergei Nirenburg
Computing Research Laboratory, New Mexico State University, USA
sergeicrl.nmsu.edu

Richard Kittredge
Department of Linguistics and Translation, University of Montreal
kittredgeIRO.UMontreal.CA

 Anna Sagvall Hein
Department of linguistics, Uppsala University
Annaling.uu.se

Evelyne Viegas
Microsoft Corporation
evelynevmicrosoft.com

Michael Zock
Language & Cognition LIMSI - CNRS 
zocklimsi.fr






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Message 2: Annual Convention of the Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association

Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2000 12:14:45 -0800
From: Ilona Vandergriff <vdgriffsfsu.edu>
Subject: Annual Convention of the Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association

2nd Call for Papers

Linguistics Session
Annual Convention of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
UCLA
10 - 12 November 2000

We invite abstracts for talks on any aspect of linguistics. Talks will
be 15 minutes long with 5 minutes for discussion. Proposals should not
exceed 500 words and must be accompanied by an abstract of no more
than 50 words. Please submit your proposal by 21 March 2000 to:

Ilona Vandergriff, Presiding Officer
PAMLA, Linguistics Session,
Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132

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Ilona Vandergriff 	 
Assistant Professor of German 
 
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures 
San Francisco State University 
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
USA

ph: 415.338.3120
fx: 415.338.7030
vdgriffsfsu.edu
http://www.sfsu.edu/~german
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