LINGUIST List 11.815

Sun Apr 9 2000

Calls: Tabulation in Parsing, Multimedia Info Access

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  1. Miguel A. Alonso Pardo, TAPD 2000, 2nd Workshop on Tabulation in Parsing and Deduction
  2. Karim Chibout, Content-Based Multimedia Information Access (RIAO'2000)

Message 1: TAPD 2000, 2nd Workshop on Tabulation in Parsing and Deduction

Date: Fri, 07 Apr 2000 11:07:42 +0200
From: Miguel A. Alonso Pardo <>
Subject: TAPD 2000, 2nd Workshop on Tabulation in Parsing and Deduction

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 TAPD 2000
 2nd Workshop on 'Tabulation in Parsing and Deduction'
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 September 19-21 2000
 Vigo, Spain

 Sponsored by University of Vigo

 with the support of

 Caixa Vigo e Ourense

 Logic Programing Associates

Following TAPD'98 in Paris (France) next TAPD event will be held in
Vigo (Spain) in September, 2000. The conference will be previous to
SEPLN 2000 , the conference
of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing.


Tabulation techniques are becoming a common way to deal with highly
redundant computations occurring, for instance, in Natural Language
Processing, Logic Programming, Deductive Databases, or Abstract
Interpretation, and related to phenomena such as ambiguity,
non-determinism or domain ordering.

Different approaches, including for example Chart Parsing, Magic-Set
rewriting, Memoization, and Dynamic Programming, have been proposed
whose key idea is to keep traces of computations to achieve
computation sharing and loop detection. Tabulation also offers more
flexibility to investigate new parsing or proof strategies and to
represent ambiguity by shared structures.

The first objective of this workshop is to compare and discuss these
different approaches. The second objective is to present tabulation
and tabular systems to potential users in different application
areas such as natural language processing, picture parsing, genome
analysis, or complete deduction techniques.

TOPICS (not exclusive):

 -- Tabulation Techniques: 
 Chart Parsing, Tabling, Memoization, Dynamic Programming,
 Magic Set, Generic Fix-Point Algorithms
 -- Applications:
 Parsing, Generation, Logic Programming, Deductive Databases,
 Abstract Interpretation, Deduction in Knowledge Bases, Theorem Proving
 -- Static Analysis:
 Improving tabular evaluation
 -- Parsing or resolution strategies.
 -- Efficiency issues:
 Dealing with large tables (structure sharing, term indexing),
 Execution models, Exploiting the domain ordering (subsumption).
 -- Shared structures (parse or proof forest):
 Formal analysis, representation and processing.


The workshop will be a 3-day event that provides a forum for
individual presentations of the accepted contributions as well as
group discussions.


 Bharat Jayaraman -- Univ. of New York at Buffalo, US
 I.V. Ramakrishnan -- Univ. New York at Stony Brook, US


Authors are invited to submit before April 28 a 4-page position
paper or abstract concerning a theoretical contribution or a system to
be presented. Due to tight time constraints, submission and reviewing
will be handled exclusively electronically (LaTeX, PostScript, dvi or
ascii format). Submission should include the title, authors' names,
affiliations, addresses, and e-mail.

The submissions must be sent to David S. Warren ( in
gziped encoded postscript.


 Submission of contributions: April 28, 2000
 Notification of acceptance: June 1, 2000
 Final versions due: June 30, 2000


 David S. Warren -- Univ. New York at Stony Brook, US


 Francois Bry -- Univ. Munich, Germany
 Manuel Carro -- Univ. Polit. Madrid, Spain
 Eric de la Clergerie -- INRIA, France
 Veronica Dahl -- Univ. Simon Fraser, Canada
 Baudouin Le Charlier -- Univ. Namur, Belgium
 Mark Jan Nederhof -- DFKI, Germany
 Luis M. Pereira -- Univ. Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
 Martin Rajman -- EPFL, Switzerland
 Domenico Sacca -- Univ. della Calabria, Italy
 Kostis Sagonas -- Univ. Uppsala, Sweden
 David Shasha -- Univ. New York, US
 Terrance Swift -- Univ. New York at Stony Brook, US
 Manuel Vilares -- Univ. Vigo, Spain
 David Weir -- Univ. Sussex, UK


 Manuel Vilares -- Univ. Vigo, Spain


 Miguel A. Alonso -- Univ. Coruna, Spain
 Eric de la Clergerie -- INRIA, France
 David Cabrero -- Univ. Vigo, Spain
 Victor M. Darriba -- Univ. Coruna, Spain
 David Olivieri -- Univ. Vigo, Spain 
 Francisco J. Ribadas -- Univ. Coruna, Spain
 Leandro Rodriguez -- Univ. Vigo, Spain


Papers accepted by the Program Committee must be presented at the
conference and will appear in a proceedings volume. The format for
camera-ready manuscripts will be available from the web page of the


Auditorio del Centro Cultural Caixavigo e Ourense
Marques de Valladares
Vigo, Spain


For further details consult , 
or contact 

TAPD'2000 Secretariat 
Escuela Superior de Ingenier�a Inform�tica 
Campus as Lagoas, s/n 
32004 Ourense 

Fax: +34 988 387001
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Message 2: Content-Based Multimedia Information Access (RIAO'2000)

Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 11:21:26 +0200
From: Karim Chibout <>
Subject: Content-Based Multimedia Information Access (RIAO'2000)

RIAO 2000

6th Conference on "Content-Based Multimedia Information Access"

College de France (Paris, France)
April 12-14, 2000

Final Announcement


Organized by: C.I.D. (France) and C.A.S.I.S. (USA)

Under the sponsorship of the European Commission, the French Ministry of
Education, Research and Technology, the DGA, the CEA, ELRA and ELSNET

With the collaboration of AII, ASIS, ESCA and AUF/Francil

For the Final Conference Program and Registration, please visit the Web

The theme of the conference is "Content-Based Multimedia Information
Access". The conference scope will range from the traditional processing of
text documents to the rapidly growing field of automatic indexing and
retrieval of images and speech and, more generally, to all processing of
audio-visual and multimedia information on various distribution venues,
including the Net. The conference is of interest for several scientific
communities, including Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing,
Spoken Language Processing, Computer Vision, Human-Computer Interaction and
Digital Libraries. RIAO 2000 will, thereby, serve as a forum for
cross-discipline initiatives and innovative applications.

RIAO 2000 will present recent scientific progress, demonstrations of
prototypes resulting from this research as well as the most innovative
products now appearing on the market.

The Conference Advance Program is highlighted by contributions of authors
from 26 countries. The program includes 2 invited speakers, 3 panel
sessions, 3 plenary sessions, 8 poster sessions and 16 oral sessions. Among
all sessions are 145 papers (75 oral and 70 poster presentations),
providing a unique opportunity to present and discuss in depth the
state-of-the-art in this rapidly growing scientific and technological field.

There will also be many innovative application demonstrations presented by
companies from different countries. The application committee has already
selected about 20 of them covering various applications such as
crosslingual English-Arabic Internet search, recognition of printed and
handwritten texts, television archives retrieval, sign language indexing,
machine translation, etc.

For more information on the program, conference location and registration,
please visit the Web site :

or contact us at:

- For all scientific matters:
- For all organizational, technical and practical matters:

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T�l.: (33/0) 1 69 85 80 85
Fax: (33/0) 1 69 85 80 88

Karim Chibout
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