LINGUIST List 13.1840

Tue Jul 2 2002

Calls: Pragmatics, Computational Ling

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  1. K.M. Jaszczolt, temporality and post-Gricean pragmatics
  2. Steven Krauwer, Call for Participation: Roadmap Workshop at COLONG2002

Message 1: temporality and post-Gricean pragmatics

Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2002 13:20:46 +0100
From: K.M. Jaszczolt <>
Subject: temporality and post-Gricean pragmatics

Call for Papers

Abstracts are invited for the 8th International Pragmatics Conference,
Toronto, Canada, 13-18 July 2003 to contribute to the panel
'Temporality and Post-Gricean Pragmatics', organized by Dr Kasia
Jaszczolt, University of Cambridge, UK. For more details on the
conference and panel submissions see

Please send your abstract to Dr Kasia Jaszczolt on or
Department of Linguistics, University of Cambridge, Sidgwick Avenue,
Cambridge CB3 9DA, United Kingdom by 1 October 2002, stating your full
name, address and email address in the message.

The abstracts will be collected by the panel organizer and sent to the
conference organizers for anonymous refereeing. The panel organizer
will be happy to provide feedback and suggestions before the final

Alternatively, it is also possible to send the abstract directly to
the IPrA Secretariat by 1 November, specifying the panel for which the
paper is intended. Please see the website for details.

Dr K.M. Jaszczolt
Department of Linguistics
Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom


Newnham College
Cambridge CB3 9DF

tel +44 1223 335744
fax +44 1223 335062
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Message 2: Call for Participation: Roadmap Workshop at COLONG2002

Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 11:55:00 +0200 (MEST)
From: Steven Krauwer <>
Subject: Call for Participation: Roadmap Workshop at COLONG2002


 A Roadmap for Computational Linguistics

 Saturday, August 31 2002, 09:00-17:30

 Workshop in conjunction with COLING 2002
 (August 24 - September 1, 2002, Taipei, Taiwan)

 Organized by ELSNET


 ELSNET is the European Network of Excellence in Human Language
 Technologies, which was created in 1991, with a view to supporting and
 facilitating research, development and training in the field of
 language and speech technologies and related areas. The network funded
 by the European Commission, but its scope is not limited to Europe.
 This workshop should be seen as a step in ELSNET's aim to build a
 roadmap for language and speech technology. It is one of a number of
 workshops of this type that have been and will be organised in order
 to arrive at a broadly supported roadmap for our field, which should
 help us identifying major challenges, setting research priorities and
 defining common goals. At this workshop we will
 * confront the audience with the approach and the results of
 ELSNET's roadmapping exercise thus far;
 * invite participants to give their own presentation of what they
 see as the main longer term challenges and internmediate
 milestones in our field as well as their strategies to meet these
 * organise a discussion session aimed at reaching a consensus on
 what the main challenges and priorities are.

 As a special feature we are inviting a number of rapporteurs to have a
 critical look at the papers presented at the various thematic sessions
 of the main conference, with a view to relating them to the main
 challenges and milestones: do we spot new challenges, new milestones,
 new strategies, new directions, regional differences, etc. All reports
 and summaries of discussions will be integrated in ELSNET's Roadmap,
 and given wide distribution via ELSNET's communication channels
 (website, newsletter, discussion forums, etc).

 ** NB: the invitation to act as a rapporteur is still open!!! **
 ** check the workshop site for details (and your reward) **


 Please note that the selection of areas for the area reports is
 tentative, and will depend on the actual areas covered by the

 Time Activity [ Speaker(s) ]
 09:00 Opening and Introduction [ Steven Krauwer (ELSNET) ]
 09:20 The ELSNET Roadmap [ Hans Uszkoreit (DFKI) ]
 09:50 Area report 1: Language Resources 
 10:10 Area report 2: Parsing 
 10:30 BREAK
 11:00 Talk 1: Why NLP should move into IAS 
 [ Victor Raskin, Sergei Nirenburg, Mikhail J. Atallah, 
 Christian F. Hempelmann, Katrina E. Triezenberg ]
 11:20 Area report 3: Generation 
 11:40 Area report 4: Morphology and Syntax 
 12:00 Area report 5: Semantics 
 12:20 LUNCH
 13:30 Talk 2: MEANING: A Roadmap to Knowledge Technologies 
 [ Eneko Agirre, German Rigau, Bernardo Magnini, 
 Piek Vossen, John Carroll ]
 13:50 Area report 6: Information Retrieval and Extraction 
 14:10 Area report 7: Machine Translation 
 14:30 Area report 8: Multimodality 
 14:50 Area report 9: Dialogue and Discourse 
 15:10 Area report 10: Asian Language Processing 
 15:30 BREAK
 16:00 Discussion & work: What does the roadmap for computational
 linguistics look like? 
 [ Steven Krauwer, Hans Uszkoreit ]
 17:15 Summary [ Steven Krauwer ]
 17:30 CLOSING


 A workshop of this type will be most appealing to people who are
 interested in developing longer term strategic views, e.g. senior
 scientists in charge of longer term research policies (both in
 academia and in industry), but also researchers and developers who
 have specific views on what will happen or what should happen, should
 feel invited to attend and contribute, as well as people who are
 responsible for the education of future generartions of researchers
 and developers.


 Registration details and other information can be found on the main
 conference website:
 The URL for this workshop is


 Steven Krauwer (Chair),
 ELSNET / Utrecht University
 Trans 10 phone: +31 30 253 6050
 3512 JK UTRECHT, NL fax: +31 30 253 6000
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