LINGUIST List 13.765

Thu Mar 21 2002

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  1. Jennifer Dailey-O'Cain, AILA SC on Language Contact, Variation, and Change: Call for papers
  2. Salvatore Attardo, CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: WORKSHOP ON COMPUTATIONAL HUMOUR

Message 1: AILA SC on Language Contact, Variation, and Change: Call for papers

Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 15:19:05 -0700 (MST)
From: Jennifer Dailey-O'Cain <jenniedoualberta.ca>
Subject: AILA SC on Language Contact, Variation, and Change: Call for papers

CALL FOR PAPERS: Deadline April 25th

Symposium on Language Contact, Variation and Change
at the
World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics
16-21 December, 2002
Singapore

For information on the Congress, see the website at:
http://www.aila2002.org/

For information on the symposium or the Scientific Commission on
Language Contact, Variation, and change, send email to Dr. Jennifer
Dailey-O'Cain at: jenniedoualberta.ca.

Abstracts are invited for twenty-minute presentations on original
research on any topic within the study of language contact, language
variation, and language change. We invite papers in all areas of the
field, but we especially encourage submissions which report on work
carried out in areas of the world underrepresented in our field.
Papers will be presented in a symposium at the World Congress of the
International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA) in Singapore.
Authors must be either members or willing to become members of their
national AILA affiliate (e.g. the American Association of Applied
Linguistics in the United States, the Gesellschaft der Angewandten
Linguistik in Germany, etc.).

Abstract specifications: Submissions should consist of the following:

 * Title of proposed paper
 * Abstract text (no longer than 500 words)
 * Name(s) of author(s)
 * Author affiliation(s), email, phone number, fax number, mailing
 address

Email abstracts to jenniedoualberta.ca. Abstracts should be
submitted as regular text email messages. Please do not send
attachments or abstracts with special formatting.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: April 25, 2002
Date of notification of acceptance: May 1, 2002

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Jennifer Dailey-O'Cain
University of Alberta, MLCS
Email: jenniedoualberta.ca
Personal Home Page: http://www.ualberta.ca/~jenniedo/
Applied Linguistics Home Page: http://www.ualberta.ca/~modlang/applied/




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Message 2: CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: WORKSHOP ON COMPUTATIONAL HUMOUR

Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 00:06:48 -0500
From: Salvatore Attardo <sattardoneo.rr.com>
Subject: CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: WORKSHOP ON COMPUTATIONAL HUMOUR

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

*** THE APRIL FOOLS' DAY WORKSHOP ON COMPUTATIONAL HUMOUR ***

Challenging issues for natural communication systems

April 15-16, 2002 
ITC-irst, Trento, ITALY
http://haha.itc.it/FAWCHindex.html

Despite its name, the April Fools' Day Workshop on Computational
Humour is a serious event. The workshop follows the successful
International Workshop on Computational Humour held in Enschede in
1996. The workshop is an initiative of HAHAcronym, the first European
project about computational humour.

The April Fools' Day workshop aims at bringing together research
results in the area of computational humour, with an emphasis on the
computational interpretation and generation of verbal humour.
Stimulating the interaction between artificial intelligence
(e.g. natural language technology) and computational humour research
is one of the goals of this workshop. What 'intelligence' is required
for the skillful use of humour? How can modelling humour contribute
to modelling intelligence? What role can humour play in making
systems look more intelligent? A number of research results on humour
can suggest a computational treatment of the topic.

One assumption that underlies the research on computational humour is
that in future human- machine interaction, humans will demand a
naturalness and effectiveness that requires also the incorporation of
models of possibly all human cognitive capabilities, including the
handling of humour. We believe there are many practical settings
where humour will add value. Among them there are:

_ business world applications (such as advertisement, e-commerce, etc...)
_ general computer-mediated communication and human-computer interaction,
_ increase the friendliness of natural language interfaces,
_ edutainment and autonomous agents systems.

Program Committee 
Oliviero Stock (ITC-irst, Italy) chair,
Salvatore Attardo (Youngstown University, USA),
Kim Binsted (I-Chara, Japan),
Douglas Hofstadter (Indiana University, USA) ,
Anton Nijholt (University of Twente,The Netherlands),
Andrew Ortony (Northwestern University, USA),
Victor Raskin (Purdue University, USA),
Willibald Ruch (Queens University, Belfast, UK),
Carlo Strapparava (ITC-irst, Italy)


PROGRAM

Invited Speakers

Salvatore Attardo (Youngstown University, USA)
"Formalizing Humor Theory"

Rachel Giora (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
"Optimal Innovation and Pleasure"

Douglas Hofstadter (Indiana University, USA)
"Frame Blends, Analogies, and Humor"

Victor Raskin (Purdue University, USA)
"Computational Humor and Ontological Semantics"

Graeme Ritchie (Edinburgh, Scotland)
"The Structure of Forced Reinterpretation Jokes"

Willibald Ruch (Queens University, Belfast, UK)
"Computers with a personality? Lessons to be learned from studies of
the psychology of humor"

Invited After Dinner Speaker

Aaron Ben-Ze'ev (University of Haifa, Israel)
"Humour in Online Romantic Relationship"

Papers

_ Justin McKay (Binsted-McKay, Tokio, Japan)
"Generation of Idiom-based Witticisms to Aid Second Language Learning"

_ Francesco Mele (Istituto di Cibernetica, CNR, Napoli, Italy)
"Real and Fictional Ridicule. A Cognitive Approach for Models of Humour"

_ Anton Nijholt (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
"Embodied Agents: A New Impetus to Humor Research"

_ Ephraim Nissan (University of Greenwich, UK)
"A Formalism for Misapprehended Identities: Taking a Leaf Out of Pirandello"

_ Oliviero Stock, Carlo Strapparava (ITC-irst, Trento, Italy)
"Humorous Agent for Humorous Acronyms: The HAHAcronym Project"

_ Chris Vernour, Michael Levinson, Greg Lessard (Queen's University, Canada)
"The Verbal/Non-verbal Distinction: Still an O-pun Question"

Panel: Computational humour and emotions
Speakers: Aaron Ben Ze'ev (Haifa University, Israel); Cristiano
Castelfranchi (ISTC-CNR, Rome, Italy); Anton Nijholt (University of
Twente, The Netherlands); Andrew Ortony (NorthWestern University,
Evanston, Illinois, USA)
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