LINGUIST List 12.2069

Mon Aug 20 2001

Calls: NLP, Predication

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  1. Diego Molla, 5th Australasian Natural Language Processing Workshop
  2. Inghild Flaate, Predication, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

Message 1: 5th Australasian Natural Language Processing Workshop

Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 18:47:27 +1000
From: Diego Molla <diegoics.mq.edu.au>
Subject: 5th Australasian Natural Language Processing Workshop

 5th Australasian Natural Language Processing Workshop

 Second Call for Papers

 Workshop: 11th December 2001
 Submissions due: 21st September 2001
 University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
 http://www.comp.mq.edu.au/hlt/events/anlp5/

PURPOSE

A one-day workshop on Natural Language Processing will be held in
conjunction with the Australian AI conference (AI'01) in Adelaide:
http://www.cs.adelaide.edu.au/AI2001/

The goals of the workshop are:

 * to bring together the growing NLP community in Australia and New
 Zealand;
 * to provide an opportunity for the broader artificial intelligence
 community to become aware of local NLP research;
 * to provide a forum for discussion of new research;
 * to foster interaction between academic and industrial research.

Our hope is to get as many Australasian NLPers together as possible to
encourage dialogue between those working on similar topics and between
areas with a - perhaps as yet untapped - potential to interact.

Subject to sponsorship confirmation, there will be an invited talk by
Graeme Ritchie (University of Edinburgh) with the topic: "Text
Generation with Surface Constraints".

The workshop proceedings will be printed with an ISBN number.

TOPIC

We invite the submission of papers on substantial, original, and
unpublished research on all aspects of natural language processing,
including, but not limited to:

 * speech understanding and generation;
 * phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and 
 discourse;
 * interpreting and generating spoken and written language;
 * linguistic, mathematical, and psychological models of language;
 * language-oriented information extraction and retrieval;
 * corpus-based and statistical language modeling;
 * machine translation and translation aids;
 * natural language interfaces and dialogue systems;
 * message and narrative understanding systems;
 * computational lexicography.

We welcome submissions on any topic that is of interest to the NLP
community, but we particularly encourage submissions that broaden the
scope of our community through the consideration of practical NLP
applications. We especially invite people from industry working on
NLP to send us their submissions and offer an opportunity to discuss
and demonstrate their latest applications in front of an informed
audience.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

 * Dominique Estival, SaySo!
 * Sabine Geldof, Macquarie University (Co-chair)
 * Alistair Knott, University of Otago
 * Diego Molla-Aliod, Macquarie University (Co-chair)
 * Cecile Paris, CSIRO
 * Jon Patrick, University of Sydney
 * Ingrid Zukerman, Monash University

SUBMISSION FORMAT

The length of the submissions should not exceed 8 pages, printed
single-spaced in 12 point font. The first page should include:

 * paper title,
 * author name(s) and affiliation,
 * complete addresses including email address and fax number,
 * keywords,
 * abstract.

Only electronic submissions of PDF or PostScript files will be
accepted. If we cannot print your file by the submission date it will
be rejected without being reviewed. Therefore you are encouraged to
send an early version with the typographical complexity of your final
intended version so that we can check it is printable. Electronic
submissions should be sent to anlp-submitics.mq.edu.au.

IMPORTANT DATES

 Paper submission: Friday 21st September 2001.
 Notification of acceptance: Monday 8th October 2001.
 Camera-ready copy: Monday 29th October 2001.
 Workshop: Tuesday 11th December 2001.

MORE INFORMATION

The ANLP5 webpage will regularly be updated with useful information
about the workshop: http://www.comp.mq.edu.au/hlt/events/anlp5/

You can contact the workshop organisers for further information:
anlp-infoics.mq.edu.au
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Message 2: Predication, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 12:46:26 +0200
From: Inghild Flaate <inghild.flaatehf.ntnu.no>
Subject: Predication, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim





NTNU

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

Dept. of Germanic Languages and Literature, Dept. of Linguistics,
and Dept. of Scandinavian Studies and Comparative Literature

We invite you to our


RESEARCH COURSE FOR Ph.D. CANDIDATES

with

Professor Susan Rothstein, Bar-Ilan University
Professor John F. Bailyn, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Dr. Elisabeth L=F6bel, Universit=E4t K=F6ln

Place: NTNU, Dragvoll, Trondheim
Time: 18 - 20 October 2001

Predication


Susan Rothstein has ever since the publication of her Ph.D. thesis The
Syntactic Forms of Predication (1985) been among the leading
researchers in the field of predication. In the year 2000 she
published the monograph Predicates and their Subjects.

John F. Bailyn has worked in particular with case, word order and movement.

Of special interest in the context of predication is his study of case
and agreement in Slavonic languages.

Elisabeth L=F6bel is best known for her work in the field of
NP-syntax. In Trondheim she will focus on Copular verbs and argument
structure, and Case alternation and the count/mass distinction in
Finnish copular constructions.


The course has been planned especially with Norwegian
Ph.D. stipendiaries in linguistics, Scandinavian, and foreign
languages in mind, and can form a module in their organised research
training. The seminar is open to all those who are interested.

Participants on the course are invited to present their own
contributions (30 min. lecture + 10 min. discussion). Abstracts of up
to 1 page to be sent to Dagny Causse, at the address below. Deadline
of abstract submission: 1 September 2001


Closing date of registration for participants not presenting their own
paper: 15 September 2001.

There is no participation fee. Travel and accommodation in Trondheim
must be covered by the participants. Ph.D. candidates will receive
written documentation of their participation. Full programme with
abstracts will be sent to the participants by the end of September.

Registration: Dagny Causse, Germanistisk institutt, 7491 Trondheim
or by e-mail: dagny.caussehf.ntnu.no
Coordinator: Jorunn Hetland (jorunn.hetlandhf.ntnu.no)
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