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  1. dcavar, Midwest Computational Linguistics Colloquium

Message 1: Midwest Computational Linguistics Colloquium

Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 19:17:43 -0400 (EDT)
From: dcavar <>
Subject: Midwest Computational Linguistics Colloquium

Midwest Computational Linguistics Colloquium 
Short Title: MCLC 

Date: 25-Jun-2004 - 25-Jun-2004
Location: Bloomington, IN, United States of America
Contact: Joshua Herring
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Applied Linguistics ,Computational Linguistics
,General Linguistics ,Language Description ,Morphology ,Philosophy of
Language ,Phonetics ,Phonology ,Pragmatics ,Psycholinguistics
,Semantics ,Syntax ,Text/Corpus Linguistics ,Translation ,Lexicography
,Cognitive Science ,Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 20-Apr-2004 

Meeting Description:


The Department of Linguistics at Indiana University is pleased to
announce the inaugural meeting of the MCLC, a conference intended to
provide a strong, local (midwestern) venue for the discussion of new
research in subfield of Linguistics of interest to Computational
Linguists. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics, Learnability
of Formal Grammar, Grammar Induction, Integration of Symbolic and
Stochastic Models of Grammar,
Foundational/Methodological/Architectural Issues in Grammar.

PhD students and Researchers with unfinished work in need of
feedback/discussion are especially encouraged to apply. More
information at:
Date: 25-26 June 2004
Location: Indiana University - Bloomington, Indiana

The Computational Linguistics Program of the Linguistics Department,
the Cognitive Science Department of Indiana University are pleased to
announce that the inaugural meeting of the Midwest Computational
Linguistics Colloquium (MCLC) will take place the weekend of June

This meeting marks the first of what will become an annual conference
devoted to issues in Cognitive Science and Computational
Linguistics. Topics under discussion include grammar learnability and
induction, integration of stochastic and symbolic models of grammar,
architectural issues in grammar, and formal and computational models
across various areas of Linguistics, including syntax, phonology,
morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics.

Organizational Committee:
Damir Cavar
Mike Gasser
Joshua Herring
Toshikazu Ikuta
Larry Moss
Paul Rodrigues
Giancarlo Schrementi

DAY 1 - June 25th

9:00-9:40 Julija Televnaja
Ontological Semantics of English Phrasal Verbs
9:40-10:20 Gumwon Hong, Ping Yu
 A Multilingual Segmentor by Using Viterbi Algorithm
10:20-11:00 Nitya Sethuraman and Aarre Laakso
 A Model of Verb Generalization
11:00-11:40 Andrew A. Cooper
 Promotion of Disfluency in Syntactic Parallelism
11:40-12:20 C. Anton Rytting
 Modeling Multiple Cues in Modern Greek Word Segmentation
12:20-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:40 Christian F. Hempelmann
 YPS The Ynperfect Pun Selector
14:40-15:20 Victor Raskin, Christian F. Hempelmann, Katrina
E. Triezenberg, Julija Televnaja, Krista Bennett, Evgueniya Malaya,
and Dina Mohamed
 The Purdue Ontological Semantic Project
15:20-15:50 Coffee Break
15:50-16:30 Markus Dickinson and Detmar Meurers
 Error detection with discontinuous constituents
16:30-17:10 Victor Raskin, Christian F. Hemplelmann, and Katrina E.
 Semantic Forensics

DAY 2 - June 26th

9:00-9:40 John A. Goldsmith, Yu Hu
 Morphological analysis: From signatures to Finite State Automata
9:40-10:20 Jiri Hana and Anna Feldman
 Portable Language Technology: The case of Czech and Russian
10:20-11:00 Joshua Herring
 Automatic Parallel Text Alignment
11:00-11:40 Stephen Hockema
 Finding Words in Speech: An investigation of American English
11:40-12:20 Giancarlo Schrementi, Paul Rodrigues, Damir Cavar
 Syntactic Parsing Using Mutual Information and Relative Entropy
12:20-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:40 William G. Sakas
 The Subset Principle: Conspiracies and Incremental Learning
14:40-15:20 Ralph L. Rose
 The Relative Contribution of Syntactic and Semantic Prominence in Pronoun
 Reference Resolution
15:20-15:50 Coffee Break
15:50-16:30 Jihyun Park
 Simulating Human Sentence Processing with Probabilistic Parts of Speech
16:30-17:10 Joshua Herring, Paul Rodrigues
 Semantic Mapping Using Correspondence Analysis
17:20-18:20 Board Meeting
19:00 Party!

 Other colloquia:
 IU SyntaxFest 2004 (June 18-July 1)
 Workshop in Minimalist Theorizing (June 26-June 27)	
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