LINGUIST List 13.143

Mon Jan 21 2002

Calls: Tree Adjoining Grammars, Psycholinguistics

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  1. Bob Frank, Tree Adjoining Grammars: Final CFP
  2. Mike Kalish, FW: OzCogSci02 News

Message 1: Tree Adjoining Grammars: Final CFP

Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2002 15:58:02 -0500
From: Bob Frank <>
Subject: Tree Adjoining Grammars: Final CFP


 C a l l f o r P a p e r s

 T A G + 6

 6th International Workshop on
 Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Frameworks

 20-23 May 2002
 Venice, Italy

	SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 30, 2002



The Tree Adjoining Grammar (TAG) formalism has been studied for some
time, both for its mathematical properties and computational
applications, as well as for its role in constructing grammatical
theories and models of language processing. Over the years, these
lines of inquiry have fed off of one another: empirical consequences
have been derived from TAG's mathematical restrictiveness, and
extensions to the TAG formalism have been motivated by the exigencies
of grammatical analysis. One of the main goals of the TAG+6, then, is
to bring together the full range of researchers interested in the TAG
formalism, to continue the kinds of productive interaction that have
been the hallmark of TAG research. We anticipate holding sessions
devoted to syntactic theory, mathematical properties, computational
and algorithmic studies of parsing and generation, psycholinguistic
modeling, and applications to natural language processing.

It has been observed for some time that a range of grammatical
frameworks, for example minimalist syntax, categorial grammar,
dependency grammars, HPSG, and LFG, share certain properties with the
TAG formalism. Such properties include lexicalization of syntactic
structure, a conception of syntactic derivation rooted in generalized
transformations, a simple notion of local grammatical dependency, and
mildly context sensitive generative capacity. A second main goal of
TAG+6, and the reason for the + in the workshop's name, is to better
understand these connections between TAG and other related grammatical
frameworks. In addition to submitted papers on such connections,
TAG+6 will also include invited presentations by experts on some of
these related grammatical frameworks.


We invite submissions on all aspects of TAG and related systems.
Anonymous abstracts may be submitted for two sorts of presentations at
the workshop: long talks, which will be 40 minutes in length, and
short talks, 20 minutes in length. Regardless of type of submission,
abstracts may not exceed two pages in length (not including data,
figures and references). All abstracts must be submitted
electronically to Please use 'Abstract' as the
Subject header and include, below the abstract, the following
information, which should constitute the body of the message: 1.
Name(s) of author(s) 2. Affiliation(s) 3. E-mail address(es) 4.
Postal address(es) 5. Title of talk 6. Preference for long or short
presentation The anonymous abstract may then be included either in the
body of the message in ASCII format, or else as a PDF attachment.

 Abstract Submission Deadline: January 30, 2002
 Notification Of Acceptance: March 1, 2002

Proceedings including an extended (4 page) version of all accepted
abstracts will be distributed at the workshop.


Chair: Robert Frank, Johns Hopkins

Anne Abeille, Paris 7 Gertjan van Noord, Groningen
William Badecker, Johns Hopkins Richard Oehrle, YY Technologies
Srinivas Bangalore, AT&T Martha Palmer, Pennsylvania
Tilman Becker, DFKI Owen Rambow, AT&T
Tonia Bleam, Northwestern Norvin Richards, MIT
Marie-Helene Candito, Paris 7 James Rogers, Earlham
Mark Dras, Macquarie Ed Stabler, UCLA
Fernanda Ferreira, Michigan State Mark Steedman, Edinburgh
Claire Gardent, Nancy Yuka Tateisi, Tokyo
Anthony Kroch, Pennsylvania Juan Uriagereka, Maryland
Seth Kulick, Pennsylvania K. Vijay-Shanker, Delaware
David Lebeaux, NEC David Weir, Sussex
Larry Moss, Indiana


Co-Chairs: Rodolfo Delmonte, Venice & Giorgio Satta, Padua

Julia Akhramovitch, Venice Carlo Minnaja, Padua
Antonella Bristot, Venice Laura Paccagnella, Padua
David Chiang, Pennsylvania Luisella Romeo, Venice
Aravind K. Joshi, Pennsylvania Anoop Sarkar, Pennsylvania
Alberto Lavelli, ITC-IRST Trisha Yannuzzi, Pennsylvania


University of Padua, University of Venice, Institute for Scientific
and Technological Research (ITC-IRST), and Institute for Research in
Cognitive Science (IRCS)

	Bob Frank
	Department of Cognitive Science		410-516-8699
	Johns Hopkins University		 -8020 (fax)
	3400 N. Charles Street
	Baltimore, MD 21218
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Message 2: FW: OzCogSci02 News

Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 10:33:00 +0800
From: Mike Kalish <>
Subject: FW: OzCogSci02 News


6th Conference of the Australasian Cognitive Science Society

	Wed 3rd April - Fri 5th April 2002
	Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, Western Australia

Invited speakers include:
Daniel Dennett, Tufts University
James Anderson, Brown University
Simon Kirby, University of Edinburgh
Tim Crane, University of London

Symposia topics:
Models of Categorization
Short Term Memory
Face and Object Processing
Cognitive Neuroscience
Mental Causation

We are extending our deadline for submission of abstracts to match the
end of the Early Bird Registration Fee
	** 31 January 2002 **

Submissions are accepted via our website

Please refer to our website for further details about registration,
the program and accommodation.

Dr. Mike Kalish Coordinator, Cognitive Science
Dept. of Psychology email:
University of Western Australia phone: +61 8 9380 2688
Nedlands, WA 6009 fax: +61 8 9380 1006
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