LINGUIST List 11.99

Wed Jan 19 2000

Calls: Tabulation/Comp Ling, Natural Lang Processing

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  1. Miguel A. Alonso Pardo, TAPD2000, 2nd Workshop on Tabulation in Parsing and Deduction
  2. Miguel A. Alonso Pardo, SEPLN 2000, XVI Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing

Message 1: TAPD2000, 2nd Workshop on Tabulation in Parsing and Deduction

Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 18:11:21 +0100
From: Miguel A. Alonso Pardo <alonsodc.fi.udc.es>
Subject: TAPD2000, 2nd Workshop on Tabulation in Parsing and Deduction



- --------------------------------------------------------------------
 TAPD2000
 2nd Workshop on 'Tabulation in Parsing and Deduction'
- --------------------------------------------------------------------

 September 2000
 Vigo, Spain

 Sponsored by University of Vigo

 WEB page: http://coleweb.dc.fi.udc.es/tapd2000/


Following TAPD'98 in Paris (France) next TAPD event will be held in
Vigo (Spain), in September, 2000.

MOTIVATIONS:

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. In addition, tabulation also
offers more flexibility to investigate new parsing or proof strategies
and to represent ambiguity by shared structures (Shared Proof or Parse
Forest).

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. One major area of application is Natural Language Processing,
where tabulation has been known for a long time (CKY, Earley, chart
parsing). However, sophisticated tabulation techniques are required
for the more and more complex grammatical formalisms now used in NLP
(unification, constraints, structural complexity). Contributions in
other areas, such as picture parsing, genome analysis, or complete
deduction techniques, are also encouraged.

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.

WORKSHOP FORMAT: 

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

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: 

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 (warrencs.sunysb.edu) in
gziped encoded postscript.

SCHEDULE (tentative dates):

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

PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR:

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

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

 Francois Bry -- Univ. Munich, Germany
 Eric de la Clergerie -- INRIA, France
 Veronica Dahl -- Univ. Simon Fraser, Canada
 Manuel Hermenegildo -- Univ. Polit. Madrid, Spain
 Baudouin Le Charlier -- Univ. Namur, Belgium
 Mark Jan Nederhof -- Univ. Groningen, NL
 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

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE CHAIR:

 Manuel Vilares -- Univ. Vigo, Spain

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

 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

ORGANISATION: 

The organisation of the workshop is still subject to modification. 
Up-to-date information will be provided on request and be available at

 http://coleweb.dc.fi.udc.es/tapd2000/

For any information related to the organisation, please contact:

 E-mail: tapd-secretei.uvigo.es
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Message 2: SEPLN 2000, XVI Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing

Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 18:32:52 +0100
From: Miguel A. Alonso Pardo <alonsodc.fi.udc.es>
Subject: SEPLN 2000, XVI Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing


- --------------------------------------------------------------------
 SEPLN 2000
XVI Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing
- --------------------------------------------------------------------

 September 2000
 Vigo, Spain

 Sponsored by Universidade de Vigo

 WEB Page: http://coleweb.dc.fi.udc.es/sepln2000/



Following SEPLN'99 in Lleida (Spain), the next SEPLN event will be held in
Vigo (Spain), in September, 2000.

MOTIVATIONS

The motivation for this Conference is to provide researchers in the field of
Natural Language Processing a chance to present their recent work, to share 
their experimental results, and to discuss a range of problems which must be
treated. Moreover, for researchers not directly involved within the field 
of natural language processing, presentations shall offer the opportunity 
to realize the active state of the art research, together with present 
applications and possibilities offered by this field. Thus, an important 
objective of this Conference is to promote the exchange of ideas and opinions 
for future basic research directions and to compare these ideas with the
actual needs of the society.


AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Linguistic, mathematic and psicolinguistic models of languages.
2. Corpus linguistics
3. Information extraction and retrieval
4. Formalisms and grammars for morphological and syntactical analysis
5. Computational lexicography
6. Monolingual and multilingual textual generation
7. Automatic translation
8. Speech synthesis and recognition
9. Semantics, pragmatics and discourse


PROJECTS AND DEMOS

The organizers encourage participants to give oral presentations of
projects and demos. Depending on the estimated number of oral
presentations, some session may be reserved to this purpose.

For oral presentation of projects to be accepted, the following information
must be included:
- Project title
- Funding institution
- Participant groups in the project
- Name, affiliation, e-mail and phone number of the director of the
 project.
- Abstract (2 pages maximum).
- If a demonstration is to be performed, further information must be included, 
 as indicated below.

For demonstrations to be accepted, the following information is mandatory:

- Name, affiliation, e-mail and phone number of the authors.
- Abstract (2 pages maximum).
- Time estimation for the whole presentation.

This information must be received by June 4, 2000.


CONFERENCE FORMAT

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


SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

Authors are invited to submit a paper, before April 14, concerning a
theoretical contribution or a system to be presented. Submission and
paper reviews shall be handled exclusively electronically (PostScript or
PDF format). Submission should include the title, authors' names,
affiliations, addresses, and e-mail.

The submissions must adhere to certain rules:

- They must include an abstract (150 word maximum).
- The proposed area of interest must be included.
- Maximum length is 3500 words, abstract included.
- Accepted papers must follow format rules that will be given in the
 conference web page
 (http://coleweb.dc.fi.udc.es/sepln2000/).

Submissions must be sent to sepln-submitei.uvigo.es


SCHEDULE (tentative)

- XVI SEPLN Conference: September 2000
- Submission of contributions: April 14, 2000
- Notification of acceptance: may 26, 2000
- Final versions due: June 30,2000
- Projects and demos submission: June 4, 2000
- Early registration: before July 14, 2000
- Late registration: after July 14, 2000


COMMITTEES

Program committee:

Joseba Abaitua Univ. de Deusto
Miguel A. Alonso Pardo Univ. de A Coru�a
Margarita Alonso Ramos Univ. de A Coru�a
Xabier Artola Univ. del Pa�s Vasco
Toni Badia Univ. Pompeu Fabra
Manuel de Buenaga Rodr�guez Univ. Europea de Madrid
Ines Diz Centro Ram�n Pi�eiro
Carmen Garc�a Mateo Univ. de Vigo
Jos� M� Garc�a-Miguel Gallego Univ. de Vigo
Javier G�mez Guinovart Univ. de Vigo
Jorge Gra�a Gil Univ. de A Coru�a
Joaquim Llisterri Univ. Aut�noma de Barcelona
Manuel Palomar Sanz Univ. de Alicante
M. Antonia Mart� Anton�n Univ. de Barcelona
Lydia Moreno Boronat Univ. Polit�cnica de Valencia
Guillermo Rojo Sanchez Univ. de Santiago de Compostela
Mar�a Felisa Verdejo Maillo UNED
Manuel Vilares Ferro Univ de Vigo

Organizing Committee: 

David Cabrero Souto Univ. de Vigo
V�ctor Darriba Bilbao Univ. de A Coru�a
Javier G�mez Guinovart Univ. de Vigo
David Olivieri Univ. de Vigo
Javier P�rez Guerra Univ. de Vigo
Francisco Jos� Ribadas Pena Univ. de A Coru�a
Leandro Rodr�guez Li�ares Univ. de Vigo


ORGANISATION 

The organization of the workshop is still subject to modification. 
Up-to-date information will be provided on request and be available at

 http://coleweb.dc.fi.udc.es/sepln2000/

For any information related to the organization, please contact:
 sepln-secretei.uvigo.es
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