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Monday, 8 Apr 1991

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  2. Don Walker, ACL-91 Annual Meeting -- summary description
  3. , Conference on Spoken Language Processing


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Message 2: ACL-91 Annual Meeting -- summary description

Date: Fri, 5 Apr 91 11:45:20 -0500
From: Don Walker <>
Subject: ACL-91 Annual Meeting -- summary description
 29th Annual Meeting
 17-21 June 1991
 University of California, Berkeley, California, USA

The program for the Annual Meeting itself, which will take place
on 19-21 June, features papers on all aspects of computational
linguistics. Two invited lectures will be given during the meeting:
"Linguistic Problems and Extra-Linguistic Problems in Machine
Translation" by Jun-ichi Tsujii, UMIST; and "Word Meaning: Starting
where the MRDs Stop" by Charles Fillmore, University of California,
Berkeley and Sue Atkins, Oxford University Press. In addition,
there are a special set of Student Sessions featuring papers that
describe `work in progress' so that students can receive feedback
from other members of the computational linguistics community.

The Annual Meeting is preceded on 18 June by a set of tutorials:
"Natural Language Generation" by Kathleen McCoy and Johanna Moore;
"Intonation in Spoken Language Systems" by Julia Hirschberg;
"Computational Linguistics Methodologies for Humanities Computing"
by Nancy M. Ide; and "Machine Translation: An In-Depth Tutorial"
by Jaime Carbonell and Yorick Wilks.

There are also three preconference workshops:
 (1) "Lexical Semantics and Knowledge Representation" (17 June),
sponsored by the ACL Special Interest Group on the Lexicon (SIGLEX).
For more information, contact James Pustejovsky, Computer Science
Department, Ford Hall, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02254-9110,
USA; (+1-617)736-2709;
 (2) Reversible Grammar in Natural Language Processing (17 June),
sponsored by the ACL Special Interest Groups on Generation (SIGGEN)
and Parsing (SIGPARSE). For more information, contact Tomek
Strzalkowski, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York
University, 715 Broadway, Room 704, New York, NY 10003, USA;
 (3) Evaluation of Natural Language Processing Systems (18 June).
For more information, contact Jeannette G. Neal, Calspan Corporation,
P.O. Box 400, Buffalo, NY 14225, USA; (+1-716)631-6844; Lexical Semantics and Knowledge Representation


The Program Committee was chaired by Douglas Appelt, SRI International.
The Tutorials were organized by Cecile Paris, USC/ISI. The exhibits
and demonstrations are being arranged by Sandra Newton, Brown Bear
Consulting, 3842 Louis Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA; (+1-415)856-6506; Local arrangements are being handled by
Peter Norvig, Division of Computer Science, University of California,
573 Evans Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA; (+1-415)642-9533;

For program and registration brochures and other information on
the conference and on the ACL more generally, contact Don Walker
(ACL), Bellcore, MRE 2A379, 445 South Street, Box 1910, Morristown,
NJ 07960-1910, USA; (+1 201)829-4312;
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Message 3: Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Date: Thu, 4 Apr 91 08:35:24 MST
From: <>
Subject: Conference on Spoken Language Processing

12 - 16 October 1992, Banff Springs Hotel, Banff National Park,
Alberta, Canada

Sponsored by: University of Alberta
in conjunction with: The Linguistic Society of America, The International
Phonetic Association (among others).

Following the success of the first in this series, ICSLP - 90 (Kobe, Japan),
ths conference is intended to serve as an international, interdisciplinary,
forum for the exchange of information on basic and applied reasearch dealing
with spoken language processing, especially the interaction between speakers
and machines. The conference will feature plenary talks, commercial exhibits,
and technical sessions with contributed papers (both oral and poster). The
spectacular natural beauty of Banff National Park, in the heart of the
Canadian Rocky Mountains, should promote heightened interaction between
researchers with different backgrounds but a common goal.

Prospective authors are invited to propose papers in any of the following
technical areas relevant to *Spoken Language* (SL):

A. Phonetics & Phonology
B. Dialects & Speech Styles in SL Processing
C. Production of SL
D. Perception of SL
E. Analysis of SL
F. Synthesis of SL
G. Speech Coding & Transmission
H. Speech Enhancement
I. Automatic Speech Recognition & Understanding
J. Analysis/Synthesis of Discourse
K. Dialogue/Conversation & SL Processing
L. Integration of Speech & Natural Language Processing
M. Speaker Identification/Verification
N. Neural Networks and Stochastic Modelling for SL Processing
O. Hardware/Systems for SL Processing
P. Performance/Evaluation and Human Factors
Q. Standards in Speech Technology
R. SL Databases
S. Hearing/Speech Impairments and Aids
T. SL Acquisition/Learning
U. Instructional Technology for SL
V. Applications of SL Processing
W. Other

The Program Committee of ICSLP - 92 will select papers for presentation
and will organize the final program. Submission of an abstract implies
a commitment to submit a 4-page camera-ready version of the paper and to
present the paper if the abstract is accepted.

Preliminary Reply:
 Registration forms and other information (lodging, tours, etc.) 
will be mailed to those who reply to the addresses give below. Note:
there are advantages and incentives to early registration and hotel
reservations: discounted registration fees are available up to
7 Oct 1991; there are also limited rooms available in the Banff Springs
Hotel and room rates are subject to increase after 12 Oct 1991 (one year
before the start of the conference).

Reply to: ICSLP - 92
 Attn: Ms. Cheryl Sarafinchan
 University of Alberta
 #103 Lister Hall
 Edmonton, Alberta
 Canada T6G 2H6

 FAX: (403) 492 7032
 Phone: (403) 492 7200

Submission of Abstracts:
 Submit four copies of a 400-word, 1-page abstract . It should begin
with the title of the paper, name(s) and address(es) of the author(s), followed
by the letter code(s) (A - W) of the relevant technical area(s)
listed in the order of preference. Also indicate which of the authors,
if more than one, should receive the acceptance notice. The abstract should
be received by * 2 March 1992 * at the following address:

 ICSLP - 92
 Dept of Linguistics
 Univ of Alberta
 Assiniboia Hall
 Edmonton, Alberta
 Canada T6G 2E7

 FAX: (403) 492 6145

 Deadline for early discounted registration: 7 Oct 91
 Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 2 Mar 92
 Notification of acceptance: 4 May 92
 Deadline for receipt of 4-page ms: 15 Jul 92
 Conference dates: 12 - 16 Oct 92

Registration fees:

 Category of registrants: Member* Non-Member Student
 Before 7 Oct 91 Cdn $325** 360 150
 8 Oct 91 to 12 Sep 92 425 470 200
 After 12 Sep 92 500 555 250

* Member of sponsoring organization (e.g., LSA, IPA; send for complete list)
**At current exchange rate Cdn $1 = US $ 0.86
Registration fees include admission to all plenary and technical sessions,
commercial exhibits, 1 copy of conference preprints, opening reception. 
Banquet, tours, etc. are extra.

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