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Thursday, 9 May 1991

FYI: Greek Parser, MIT Publications, IJCAI, Workshop

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  3. Kimberlee Pietrzak-Smith, IJCAI-91 Programme Schedule
  4. Jon Shultis, FYI - Informal Computing Workshop Program

Message 1: Re: Syntactic Parser for Greek

Date: 07 May 91 15:57:54 bst
From: <D.Mealandedinburgh.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: Syntactic Parser for Greek
[From Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 3. Tuesday, 7 May 1991.]

--- Forwarded message:
Subject: Syntactic Parser for Greek
Date: Fri, 3 May 91 11:47:27 GMT

An Automatic Parser for New Testament Greek

Generalised Phrase Structure Grammar(GPSG) is a way of analysing
natural language in terms of feature-value pairs. Six years ago a
partial GPSG analysis of classical Greek was written as a PhD thesis by
Ronnie Cann. I attempted to implement this analysis on a sun3 using the
Grammar Development Environment(GDE), a Lisp tool developed by the
Alvey project.

AIM: The original motivation came from the New Testament
Department at Edinburgh University, who suggested an
automatic parser for teaching purposes. The emphasis of the project was
on syntactic analysis.

The Fribergs' tagged text was used to provide morphological information
about each word.

RESULT: Given a sentence of NT Greek a parse tree is produced showing
the structure of the sentence ie what is the direct or indirect object
of the verb, which adjective agrees with which noun etc.

The work was done as a 5-month MSc project and so is incomplete. Only
basic grammatical constructions can be coped with and the display needs
improving to be comprehensible to any but linguists.

If anyone is interested in hearing more about this work, please contact
me on raw%uk.ac.edinburgh.aipnaukacrl (or D.Mealand%uk.ac.edinburghukacrl)
 or write to:

 Rachel Weiss
 Department of Artificial Intelligence
 80 South Bridge
 Edinburgh EH15 1LP
 Scotland
 UK
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Message 2: MIT Working Papers in Linguistics / Dissertations

Date: Wed, 08 May 91 17:51:26 EDT
From: <jdbobaljATHENA.MIT.EDU>
Subject: MIT Working Papers in Linguistics / Dissertations
Apologies to all, but it has come to my attention that I
neglected to give our physical mail address for ordering
theses and working papers. Here it is:

MITWPL
Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
Room 20D-219, MIT, Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA



Also of note. We are now distributing two theses which were
not on the Publication List:

Levin, B (1983) On the Nature of Ergativity.

&

Kearns, K (1991) The Semantics of the English Progressive
(available May 17 1991)
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Message 3: IJCAI-91 Programme Schedule

Date: Thu, 9 May 1991 10:44:51 -0400
From: Kimberlee Pietrzak-Smith <kimcs.toronto.edu>
Subject: IJCAI-91 Programme Schedule
The program of the International Joint Conference on Artificial
Intelligence, 1991, (IJCAI) is available on the server. To
obtain this program, send:
 listservuniwa.uwa.oz.au 
the message: 
 get ijcai-91
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Message 4: FYI - Informal Computing Workshop Program

Date: Thu, 09 May 91 11:50:46 -0400
From: Jon Shultis <jonincsys.com>
Subject: FYI - Informal Computing Workshop Program

 Workshop on Informal Computing

 29-31 May 1991
 Santa Cruz, California

 Program


Wednesday 29 May Conversational Computing and Adaptive Languages

 8:15 Opening Remarks, 
 Jon Shultis, Incremental Systems
 8:30 Natural Language Techniques in Formal Languages,
 David Mundie, Incremental Systems
 9:30 Building and Exploiting a User Model In Natural Language Information
 Systems,
 Sandra Carberry, University of Delaware 
 10:30 Break
 10:45 Informalism in Interfaces,
 Larry Reeker, Institutes for Defense Analyses 
 11:45 Natural Language Programming in Solving Problems of Search,
 Alan Biermann, Duke University 
 12:30 Lunch
 13:45 Linguistic Structure from a Cognitive Grammar Perspective,
 Karen van Hoek, University of California at San Diego
 14:45 Notational Formalisms, Computational Mechanisms: Models or Metaphors?
 A Linguistic Perspective,
 Catherine Harris, University of California at San Diego
 15:45 Break
 16:00 Discussion
 18:00 Break for dinner


Thursday 30 May Informal Knowledge and Reasoning
 8:15 What is Informalism?,
 David Fisher, Incremental Systems
 9:15 Reaction in Real-Time Decision Making,
 Bruce D'Ambrosio, Oregon State University
 10:15 Break
 10:30 Decision Making with Informal, Plausible Reasoning,
 David Littman, George Mason University
 11:15 Title to be announced,
 Tim Standish, University of California at Irvine
 12:15 Lunch
 13:30 Intensional Logic and the Metaphysics of Intensionality,
 Edward Zalta, Stanford University
 14:30 Connecting Object to Symbol in Modeling Cognition,
 Stevan Harnad, Princeton University
 15:30 Break
 15:45 Discussion
 17:45 Break
 19:00 Banquet


Friday 31 May Modeling and Interpretation

 8:15 A Model of Modeling Based on Reference, Purpose and
 Cost-effectiveness,
 Jeff Rothenberg, RAND 
 9:15 Mathematical Modeling of Digital Systems,
 Donald Good, Computational Logic, Inc.
 10:15 Break
 10:30 Ideographs, Epistemic Types, and Interpretive Semantics,
 Jon Shultis, Incremental Systems
 11:30 Discussion
 12:30 Lunch and End of the Workshop
 13:45 Steering Committee Meeting for Informalism '92 Conference,
 all interested participants are invited.


Jon Shultis
Incremental Systems Corp.
319 S. Craig St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

(412) 621-8888
(412) 621-0259 (FAX)

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