LINGUIST List 11.491

Tue Mar 7 2000

Calls: Theory/Grammar Implementation, Lang Evolution

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  1. Detmar Meurers, Linguistic Theory and Grammar Implementation Workshop
  2. Conference Evolang, Evolution of Language Conference

Message 1: Linguistic Theory and Grammar Implementation Workshop

Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2000 19:26:18 +0100 (MET)
From: Detmar Meurers <>
Subject: Linguistic Theory and Grammar Implementation Workshop

 ESSLLI'2000 Workshop on


 August 14 - 18, 2000

 A workshop held as part of the
 Twelfth European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
 August 6-18, 2000, Birmingham, Great Britain

 ** Second Call For Papers **

ORGANIZERS: Erhard Hinrichs, Detmar Meurers (Universitaet Tuebingen)
 Shuly Wintner (University of Pennsylvania)

Partially in response to data-oriented methods, grammar-based
approaches to Natural Language Processing in recent years have made
significant advances in terms of linguistic coverage, wealth of
analysis, efficiency of processing and grammar engineering
techniques. The workshop is intended as a forum for this ongoing work
in declarative, constraint- and resource-based approaches, informed by
linguistic theory. It will cover various aspects of the computational
implementation of grammars based on linguistic knowledge, and in
particular address:

 - grammar coverage as a major emphasis in practical projects

 - efficiency of processing (e.g., grammar compilation techniques, 
 abstract machine implementations)

 - implementations of novel grammar architectures and mechanisms
 (e.g., glue languages, defaults, optimality-theoretic constraint
 ranking, underspecification)

 - hybrid architectures combining shallow parsing and deep analysis
 (e.g., finite state pre-processors for deep analysis)

 - grammar development tools (e.g., test methodology, profiling,
 visualization tools, grammar debugging and validation)

 - modularity in grammar design (e.g., definition of modules in
 grammars, separate and incremental compilation of grammars,
 architectures for grammar organization)

 - mathematical, logical and computational aspects of linguistic
 formalisms (e.g., semantics of linguistic formalisms, adaptation of
 techniques from programming languages to linguistic formalisms)

All researchers in the area, but especially Ph.D. students and young
researchers, are invited to submit a paper. Electronic submissions are
highly encouraged (preferably as plain ASCII or Postscript).
Submissions should not exceed 10 (A4 or letter) pages, typeset in
10-12 points, with at least 2.5 cm / 1 inch margins. Submitted papers
should be anonymous and be accompanied by an e-mail listing the
following details:

 - Title
 - Authors' names and affiliation
 - Address
 - E-mail addresses
All submissions will be reviewed by an international program committee:

 Philippe Blache
 Miriam Butt
 Jo Calder
 Ann Copestake
 Nissim Francez
 Erhard Hinrichs
 Suresh Manandhar
 Detmar Meurers, co-chair
 Stefan Mueller
 Tsuneko Nakazawa
 Louisa Sadler
 Shuly Wintner, co-chair

The accepted papers will be made available in a summer school reader.
If sufficiently many high-quality papers are submitted, we intend to
publish them in an edited volume.
Submissions should be sent before April 15, 2000 to one of the following 
two organizers:
Detmar Meurers Shuly Wintner
Universitaet Tuebingen Institute for Research in Cognitive Science
Seminar fuer Sprachwissenschaft University of Pennsylvania
Kleine Wilhelmstr. 113 3401 Walnut Street, Suite 400A
D-72074 Tuebingen Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228
Germany USA
If electronic submission is impossible, please send four copies of
the paper to one of these two organizers.
Informal enquiries by e-mail to the organizers are welcome.

 Apr 15, 2000: Deadline for submissions
 May 15, 2000: Notification of acceptance
 Jun 15, 2000: Final version due
 Aug 14, 2000: Start of workshop
Some funding is available to reimburse the ESSLLI registration fees
for PhD students presenting in the workshop. We are grateful to the
Institute for Research in Cognitive Science (IRCS) of the University
of Pennsylvania for their financial support.

All information concerning this workshop is available at:

To obtain further information about ESSLLI'2000 please visit
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Message 2: Evolution of Language Conference

Date: Tue, 7 Mar 100 21:10:48 +0100 (MET)
From: Conference Evolang <>
Subject: Evolution of Language Conference

 ****** Evolution of Language Conference ******
 Paris, 3-6 April


This is the third conference in a series concerned with the
evolutionary emergence of speech. From a wide range of disciplines, we
seek to attract researchers willing to integrate their perspectives
with those of modern Darwinism.

The aim is to bring together linguists, computer scientists,
anthropologists, palaeontologists, ethologists, geneticists,
neuroscientists, and other scientists who are concerned with the
question of the origin and evolution of language.

All useful information (scientific programme, registration
information) can be found at the following address:

Scientific programme:

Registration information:

You may send a message to:

or write to

Wagonlit Evenements, 16, Rue Ballu - 75009 Paris, France

We invite you to consider sending your registration before March 15 to
benefit from reduced rates (155 Euros, instead of 230 Euros after this
date). The number of available places is limited, and priority will
be given to early registrations.

 Jean-Louis Dessalles
 Conference : The Evolution of Language
 April 3rd - 6th , 2000
 Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications
 Paris - France
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