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Tuesday, 16 Apr 1991

Confs: ICAME '91, Lang Sciences, XVth Internat'l

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  1. E.S.Atwell, ICAME '91 Open Day
  2. A. Zukowski, Language Sciences Conference Weekend
  3. , XVth International Conf. of Linguists

Message 1: ICAME '91 Open Day

Date: Fri, 12 Apr 91 11:51:30 BST
From: E.S.Atwell <>
Subject: ICAME '91 Open Day
Please circulate the following flier on the ICAME'91 Open Day to anyone
who may wish to attend. The principles apply to Corpora of other languages,
not just English, so linguists working on other languages might well be
interested as well; I realise that not many people are likely to
travel overseas just for a one-day gathering, but perhaps the Open Day
might be of interest to anyone who plans to be in England at the time on
other business.

 Eric Steven Atwell
 National Coordinator, UFC Knowledge Based Systems Initiative
 Centre for Computer Analysis of Language And Speech (CCALAS)
 Artificial Intelligence Division, School of Computer Studies
 phone: +44 532 335761 Leeds University
 FAX: +44 532 335468 Leeds LS2 9JT
 JANET: England


 ICAME'91 Corpus Research Open Day

 Thursday May 9th 1991, Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley, Yorkshire

The International Computer Archive of Modern English (ICAME) annual
conference is the principal meeting place for linguists and computer
scientists using English language Corpora in their research. Recently
there has been a surge of interest in Corpus-based research in the wider
speech and language technology community. For the benefit of this wider
community, the 12th ICAME Conference will include an Open Day, when
leading ICAME researchers will give overviews of the stages in the
"Corpus life cycle":

 10.30 Arrival and registration
 11.00 An Overview of ICAME
 (Stig Johansson, Oslo University, ICAME Committee Chairman)
 11.30 Corpus Collection (Antoinette Renouf, Birmingham University)
 12.00 Corpus Annotation (Sidney Greenbaum, University College London)
 12.30 Corpus-based Parsing (Eric Atwell, Leeds University)
 1.00 Lunch
 2.00 Tools for Using Corpora (Jan Aarts, Nijmegen University)
 2.30 Corpora for Lexicography and English Language Teaching
 (John Sinclair, Birmingham University)
 3.00 Using Spoken Corpora (Gerry Knowles, Lancaster University)
 3.30 The ICAME Storehouse: Corpus Availability and Distribution
 (Knut Hofland, Bergen University)
 4.00 Departure

All are welcome to attend this Open Day; in addition to seeing the above
presentations, Open Day participants will be able to meet other ICAME'91
conference delegates to discuss specialist needs, applications, etc. The
conference language will be English. The Craiglands Hotel, Cowpasture
Road, Ilkley (0943 607676) is c5 minutes walk from the station, and is on
the edge of Ilkley Moor (hats not required). Ilkley is about half an
hour by rail or road from Leeds, which in turn has good rail and road
links to the rest of the UK. Leeds/Bradford Airport, mid-way between
Leeds and Ilkley, has regular flights to several UK and European cities.

Attendance at the ICAME'91 Open Day costs 50 pounds, which covers lunch
and ICAME'91 documentation including a full list of ICAME'91 conference
delegates. To attend, please return the booking form below a.s.a.p. (not
later than 1st May) to:

Eric Atwell, School of Computer Studies, Leeds University, Leeds LS2 9JT;
 tel: +44 (0532) 335761 email:

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May 9th 1991, 10.30-4.00, Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley, Yorkshire, England.

I would like to register for the ICAME'91 Corpus Research Open Day.






SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (eg vegetarian; disabled access):

 I enclose a cheque/bankers draft for fifty pounds sterling made payable
 to the University of Leeds.
 I have arranged for a bank to bank transfer of fifty pounds sterling to
 National Westminster Bank, Leeds City Office, 8 Park Row, Leeds LS1 1QS
 A/c name: University of Leeds; A/c no: 86577220; Sort-code: 60-60-05
 NB PLEASE QUOTE REFERENCE: "ICAME91 Conference a/c 334320/0618".
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Message 2: Language Sciences Conference Weekend

Date: Fri, 12 Apr 91 14:57:01 EDT
From: A. Zukowski <>
Subject: Language Sciences Conference Weekend

 Language Sciences
 Conference Weekend
 at the University of Rochester
 May 9 - 12, 1991

 There will be three overlapping conferences:

The 1991 CUNY Sentence Processing Conference May 9-11

Workshop on Japanese Linguistics May 10-12

"Belief and Belief Attribution" Philosophy Conference May 11-12

 ==> Conference fares are available from USAIR. <==

 ==> Travel scholarships are available for students. <==
 We will arrange group vans from nearby cities. 

 **** If you are interested in more information about schedule ****
 or registration details, please forward a simple YES to:

 **** If you plan to attend ANY events please let us know. ****

 This is the second of three messages sent to newsgroups; 
 a final conference schedule will be posted next week.
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Message 3: XVth International Conf. of Linguists

Date: Mon, 15 Apr 91 10:23-0400
From: <Marie.E.SurridgeQueensU.CA>
Subject: XVth International Conf. of Linguists
Do you have a proposal for a symposium for the XVth International Congress
of Linguists at Laval University Quebec City 9-14 August 1992?
Please send your name and full address with the title of ther proposed
symposium and the names of other interested persons known to you.
We need these immediately for successful proposals to appear in the next
circular. Others interested would be invited to contact you.
We want all types of linguistics and theoretical viewpoints to be represented.
Marie Surridge, Chair, Program Committee (Fax: 613 545-6300) Tel: 613 545-2083.

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