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LINGUIST List 17.1453

Thu May 11 2006

Confs: Computational Ling/Semantics/Tokyo, Japan

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        1.    Eric McCready, Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 2006


Message 1: Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 2006
Date: 09-May-2006
From: Eric McCready <mccreadycl.aoyama.ac.jp>
Subject: Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 2006



Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 2006
Short Title: LENS 2006


Date: 05-Jun-2006 - 06-Jun-2006
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Eric McCready
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.lang.osaka-u.ac.jp/~ogata/LENLS2006.html

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Semantics

Meeting Description:

LENS is an annual international workshop focusing on formal semantics and is organized as a satellite of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence conference. This year's workshop, the third LENS, will include a special session on formal pragmatics. In recent years there have been a number of exciting developments in this area. Researchers have applied game-theoretical and utility-theoretic techniques to problems such as Gricean communication and relevance, implicature, and blocking; for instance, new work in multidimensional logic has given insight into conventional implicature; new formal techniques have been applied to discourse structure and coherence. We hope in this year's workshop to bring together researchers in this area.

Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 2006

(LENLS2006)
a satelite international workshop of the JSAI 2006 annual conference

http://www.lang.osaka-u.ac.jp/~ogata/LENLS2006.html
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Tower Hall Funabori

(http://www.jaist.ac.jp/jsai2006/access_e.html)
June 5-6, 2006

Chair: Eric McCready (Osaka University/Aoyama Gakuin University)

Invited Speaker: Makoto Kanazawa (National Institute of Informatics)
Chung-Min Lee (Seoul National University)
Christopher Potts (U. Massachusetts--Amherst)

This workshop is co-sponsored by
the Tohoku University 21st Century COE Program in Humanities ''Strategic Research and Education Center for an Integrated Approach to Language, Brain and Computation (http://www.lbc21.jp/)'' and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

LENLS is an annual international workshop focusing on formal semanticsand is organized as a satellite of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence conference. This year's workshop, the third LENLS, will include a special session on formal pragmatics. In recent years there have been a number of exciting developments in this area. Researchers have applied game-theoretical and utility-theoretic techniques to problems such as Gricean communication and relevance,implicature, and blocking; for instance, new work in multidimensional logic has given insight into conventional implicature; new formal techniques have been applied to discourse structure and coherence. We hope in this year's workshop to bring together researchers in this area.

Program

June 5th (Monday)

8:20-8:40
Registration

8:40-9:00
Opening Remarks, Eric McCready (Aoyama Gakuin University )

9:00-9:30
''Dake-wa: Exhaustifying Assertions'',
Yurie Hara (U. Delaware/U. Mass-Amherst)

9:30-10:00
''On Factive Islands: Pragmatic Anomaly vs. Pragmatic Infelicity'',
David Oshima (Stanford U.)

10:00-10:30
''A Constraint on Contrastive Topic and Obligatory Too'',
Shogo Suzuki (U. Tokyo)

10:30-10:50
Break

10:50-12:00
Scalar Implicatures : Where do They Come From?,
Chung-Min Lee (Seoul National U.)

14:00-14:30
''Interpreting Metaphors in a New Semantic Theory of Concepts'',
Yi Mao (Peking U. & Axalto Inc.) and Beiho Zhou (Peking U.)

14:30-15:00
''Logical Dynamics of Commands and Obligations'',
Tomoyuki Yamada (Hokkaido U.)

15:00-15:30
''Probabilistic Product Update Rule versus General Imaging'',
Satoru Suzuki (Komazawa U.)

15:30-15:50
Break

15:50-17:00
''Conversational Implicatures via General Pragmatic Pressures'',
Christopher Potts (U. Mass-Amherst)


June 6, Tuesday

9:00-9:30
''A Dynamic Semantics of Intentional Identity'',
Norihiro Ogata (Osaka U.)

9:30-10:00
''On Appositives and Dynamic Binding'',
Rick Nouwen (UIL)

10:00-10:30
''Covert Emotive Modality is a Monster'',
Sumiyo Nishiguchi (SUNY-Stony Brook)

10:30-10:50
Break

10:50-12:00
TBA,
Makoto Kanazawa (NII)

14:00-14:30
''The Aspectual Marker -Teiru and Event Representation in Japanese'', ,
Masaru Kiyota (UBC)

14:30-15:00
''Prosody and the Interpretation of Tag Questions'',
Brian Reese and Nicholas Asher (U. Texas)

15:00-15:30
''Anaphoric Binding Across Questions'',
Linton Wang (National Chung Cheng) and Eric McCready (Aoyama Gakuin)

15:30-15:50
Break

15:50-16:20
''Let's Talk in Description Logic--via Controlled Natural Language'',
Rolf Schwitter and Marc Tilbrok (Macquarie U.)

16:20-16:50
''The Floating Quantifier's Restrictor'',
Mana Kobuchi-Phillip (UIL)

16:50-17:20
''Unembedded `Negative' Quantifiers'',
Yukio Furukawa (McGill)

17:20-17:30
Closing


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