LINGUIST List 11.605

Fri Mar 17 2000

Calls: Natural Lang Generation, Language Processing

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  1. Stephan Busemann, IMPACTS in Natural Language Generation - Workshop Announcement
  2. AMLaP 2000, AMLaP 2000 conference, Leiden, NL, September 2000

Message 1: IMPACTS in Natural Language Generation - Workshop Announcement

Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 16:53:26 +0100
From: Stephan Busemann <>
Subject: IMPACTS in Natural Language Generation - Workshop Announcement


Impacts in Natural Language Generation
NLG Between Technology and Applications
July 24-28, 2000
Schloss Dagstuhl, Saarland, Germany
- immediately preceding COLING 2000 -


The tension between theoretical work and its implementation has often
been considered fruitful. In the field of Natural Language Generation,
it is now complemented by another tension, the one between technologies
and applications:

"I have invented a new technique for NLG!" - "What is its impact on

"I have built a new NLG application!" - "What is its impact on the

Much of NLG technology is based on a theoretical understanding of the
process of language generation, whereas the applications strongly rely
on practical requirements. There are not many theoretically
well-motivated technologies that can straightforwardly be employed
within specific applications. For this workshop, we adopt a broad
notion of application by including pieces of software containing NLG
technology that currently are used by others in order to solve
real-world tasks.

Some NLG application developers find it preferable to not reuse existing
technology. This is often due to the lack of solutions for the knowledge
bottleneck and for the input formation bottleneck: NLG technology lacks
the power of dealing with external conceptual lexical knowledge bases,
and it also lacks standards of representing inputs at a suitable

The "IMPACTS" workshop aims at studying, discussing, and clarifying the
relationships between NLG technologies and applications. The workshop
- researchers and developers in NLG,
- current and potential users of NLG applications,
- providers of large conceptual lexicons usable by NLG, and
- developers of systems that deal with the input specificity problem.

We invite original and unpublished contributions from all areas of NL
generation, either from the technological side or from the applications
point of view. They must state clearly how they relate to the respective
counterpart, hence addressing one of the above questions.

"IMPACTS" will take place from July 24-28, 2000 at International
Conference and Research Center for Computer Science at Schloss Dagstuhl.
It immediately precedes the events of COLING 2000 taking place in
Luxembourg, Saarbr�cken, and Nancy. Schloss Dagstuhl is situated in the
Saarland, allowing participants to reach the COLING tutorials on July 29

24.-28. July 2000: Workshop at Schloss Dagstuhl
15. June 2000: Camera-ready copies
20. May 2000: Notification of acceptance
01. April 2000: Deadline for submissions

Programme Committee

John Bateman, University of Bremen, Germany
Tilman Becker, DFKI Saarbr�cken, Germany (Program Co-Chair)
Stephan Busemann, DFKI Saarbr�cken, Germany (Program Co-Chair)
Robert Dale, Microsoft Research Institute, Macquarie University,
Laurence Danlos, LORIA, France
Michael Elhadad, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Eduard Hovy, ISI, University of Southern California, USA
Richard Kittredge, CoGenTex Inc., USA
Inderjeet Mani, Mitre Corporation, USA
David D. McDonald, Gensym Corporation, USA
Cecile Paris, CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences, Macquarie
University, Australia
Owen Rambow, AT&T, USA
Ehud Reiter, University of Aberdeen, UK
Donia Scott, ITRI, University of Brighton, UK

More information can be found at the Workshop homepage, which is located
at and which will be extended during the next

Dr. Stephan Busemann, DFKI GmbH
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3, D-66123 Saarbruecken
phone: (+49 681) 302-5286, fax: (+49 681) 302-5338
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Message 2: AMLaP 2000 conference, Leiden, NL, September 2000

Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 15:23:19 +0100
From: AMLaP 2000 <>
Subject: AMLaP 2000 conference, Leiden, NL, September 2000


 AMLAP-2000 C A L L F O R P A P E R S AMLaP-2000

 Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing

 LEIDEN, The Netherlands, 20 - 23 September 2000


This is the first announcement and call for submissions to the 6th annual
conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing
(AMLaP-2000), to be held in Leiden from September 20-23.

The aim of the conference is to bring together psychological, computational,
and theoretical perspectives on the cognitive mechanisms which underlie any
aspect of human language processing. Submissions which integrate
experimental evidence with formal or computational models of psychological
processes are especially encouraged.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts of both spoken and poster
presentations is June 4th 2000.

Abstracts should be no longer than 400 words (excluding references), and
should be in plain ASCII text.

* At the top of the abstract, please include authors'
 names, affiliations, and email addresses

* please leave several blank lines before indicating
 whether the abstract is for consideration as a PAPER
 or as a POSTER, and giving the title. Abstracts rejected
 as papers will automatically be considered as posters
 unless explicit instructions to the contrary are given.

Abstracts should be submitted by email to:

The subject of the message should be: "abstract submission".

Notifications of acceptance will be sent before July 15th.

Registration and accommodation details will soon appear on the AMLaP-2000
website, which can be found via the link on the AMLaP home page:

There will be a discount for early registration, for which the
deadline is 15 August 2000.

AMLaP-2000 Committee:
Gerard Kempen, Nomi Olsthoorn
AMLaP Board:
- Executive:
Matthew W. Crocker, Saarland University
Martin Pickering, University ofEdinburgh
- Advisory Board:
Kathryn Bock, University of Illinois
Holly Branigan, University of Glasgow
Charles Clifton, University of Massachussetts, Amherst
Martin Corley, University of Edinburgh
Ted Gibson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Barbara Hemforth, Freiburg University
Gerard Kempen, Leiden University
Lars Konieczny, Saarland University
Vincenzo Lombardo, Universita del Piemonte Orientale
Don Mitchell, University of Exeter
Michael K. Tanenhaus, University of Rochester
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