LINGUIST List 14.932

Sat Mar 29 2003

Confs: Generative Approaches to the Lexicon

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  1. kanzaki, 2nd International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon

Message 1: 2nd International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon

Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 15:29:13 +0900
From: kanzaki <>
Subject: 2nd International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon

 2nd International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon
 (Endorsed by ACL SIGLEX)

 First call for participation

 May 15-17, 2003

 School of Translation and Interpretation,
 University of Geneva (Switzerland)
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The aim of this workshop is to bring together diverse contributions in
philosophy, linguistics, computer science and lexicography to explore
the lexicon from the point of view of generativity. The discussions
will be centered, but are not limited to, the newly emerging view of
Generative Lexicon Theory (Pustejovky, 1995). Topics include:

- Philosophical Foundations of a Generative Approach
- Representation of Word Meaning
- Generative Lexicon Theory
- Analysis of Linguistic Phenomena
- Building Lexical Resources
- Exploiting Lexical Resources in NLP Applications
- Lexical Rules
- Framework for Lexical Semantics
- Critical Perspectives

In this second workshop we would like to keep all the above
perspectives, but put more of the focus on available on-line lexical
resources in order to compare experience. The discussions will be
centered, but not limited to, the following topics:

* Building new resources
* Acquiring lexical information
* Maintaining resources
* Representing lexical information (i.e. polysemy, collocation
links, multiword expressions, predicate-argument structure)
* Using lexical information in applications
* Specialization and customization for specific applications
* Links between different frameworks
* Sharing lexical resourcesBuilding Lexical Resources
* Multilinguality in the lexicon
* Standardization and evaluation

The conference will be held over a period of two and a half days.
Oral presentations (30 min) and poster presentations are foreseen.

Invited speakers include:

Nicoletta Calzolari (Istituto Di LinguisticaComputazionale, Pisa) 
Ann Copestake (Cambridge University, Cambridge)
Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton University)
Charles J. Fillmore(International Computer Science Institute,
Alex Lascarides (University of Edinburgh) 
James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University,Brandeis).

GL2003 is:

- founded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (FNRS)
 and the Communications Research Laboratory (Japan)
- hosted by University of Geneva, ISSCO/TIM.

Pierrette Bouillon (ISSCO/TIM, University of Geneva, Switzerland) 
Kyoko Kanzaki (Communications Research Laboratory, Japan)

Program Committee:
Susan Armstrong (Universit,Ai(B de Gen,Ah(Bve, Gen,Ah(Bve)
Toni Badia (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
Sabine Bergler (Concordia University, Montreal)
Federica Busa (MIT, Sloan school of Management)
Nicoletta Calzolari (Istituto Di Linguistica Computazionale, Pisa)
Ann Copestake (University of Cambridge, Cambridge)
Laurence Danlos (University of Paris VII, Paris)
Pierre Frath (University of Starsbourg, Starsbourg)
Charles J. Fillmore (International Computer Science Institute,
Sandiway Fong (NEC, Princeton)
Thierry Fontenelle (Microsoft, Seattle)
Jacques Jayez (EHESS-CELITH, Paris)
Hitoshi Isahara (Communications Research Laboratory, Kyoto)
Adam Kilgarriff (ITRI, University of Brighton, Brighton)
Alex Lascarides (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh)
Andrei Popescu-Belis (ISSCO/TIM, Geneva)
James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University, Boston)
Pascale Sebillot (Irisa, Rennes)
Evelyne Viegas (Microsoft, Seattle)
Piek Vossen (Irion Technologies, Delft)

The GL2003 program and registration form are now available at:


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