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  1. Robert Dale, Call for Papers: International NLG Workshop 1992
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Message 1: Call for Papers: International NLG Workshop 1992

Date: Thu, 06 Jun 91 14:43:47 BST
From: Robert Dale <rdacogsci.edinburgh.ac.uk>
Subject: Call for Papers: International NLG Workshop 1992


 Call for Papers 
 The Sixth International Workshop on Natural Language Generation 
 Castel Ivano, Trento, Italy, 5th--7th April 1992 


PURPOSE AND SCOPE: Following on from the five previous International 
Workshops on Natural Language Generation, this workshop aims to bring 
together researchers in a rapidly consolidating field. We intend to 
structure the workshop around a number of emerging topic areas: 

Multi-modality: the practical and theoretical issues underlying 
 the development of systems that integrate language generation 
 with other media (such as graphics, maps, and forms). 

The representation and use of syntactic knowledge: we particularly 
 welcome papers which attempt to bridge the gap between earlier 
 phrase structure grammar based approaches, systemic 
 approaches, and newer constraint-based approaches, and 
 discussions of how these approaches address the motivation of 
 syntactic choice. 

Approaches to text planning: a number of approaches to discourse 
 structure (such as RST, DRT and schemas) have relevance to text 
 planning. What are their respective strengths and, especially, 
 weaknesses? In what areas do we need additional theories? 

Applications of NLG: the use of language generation techniques in, for 
 example, expert system explanation, machine translation, 
 dialogue systems, and report generation; their implications 
 for more theoretical issues. 

Multi-linguality: the effects upon system architecture and underlying 
 representation of building systems which generate text in more 
 than one language. To what extent is it possible to build 
 plug-and-play realization components for different languages 
 for use with generic text planners? 

SUBMISSIONS: It is our intention to publish a book consisting of the 
workshop papers in time for the workshop itself; contributors 
interested in participating in this workshop are initially requested 
to submit A PAPER OF BETWEEN 10 AND 20 PAGES in length. Accepted 
papers will be returned for final polishing and revision into full 
length papers before inclusion into the workshop proceedings. The 
cover page of the draft paper should include the title, the name(s) of 
the author(s), complete addresses (including email address and fax 
number if available), a short (10 line) summary, and a specification 
of the topic area. Send to: 

 Mail: Robert Dale 
 Centre for Cognitive Science, University of Edinburgh 
 2 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9LW 
 Scotland 
 Tel: (+44) 31 650 4416 
 Fax: (+44) 31 662 4912 
 Email: R.Daleuk.ac.edinburgh 

SCHEDULE: Submissions are due at the above address NO LATER THAN 15TH 
SEPTEMBER 1991, either by paper mail, email (in LaTeX form), or fax; 
notifications of acceptance should be received by authors BY 1ST 
DECEMBER 1991; camera ready versions of the final papers are due 15TH 
JANUARY 1992. Approximately 15 papers will be accepted for 
presentation at the workshop and inclusion in the book. 

WORKSHOP INFORMATION: Attendance at the workshop will be limited to 
around 50 people. The workshop has been timed to follow the Third 
Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing, being held in 
Trento, Italy from 1st--3rd April 1991. Details of this conference can 
be obtained from Oliviero Stock, IRST, 38050 Povo (Trento), 
Italy; Tel: (+39) 461 81444, email: stockirst.it. 

The cost of the workshop, including accommodation and meals, is 
expected to be in the region of $300 per person. Financial support 
for the workshop is being sought. The workshop is co-sponsored by the 
Esprit Basic Research Actions and the Special Interest Group on 
Generation of the Association for Computational Linguistics. 

Organising Committee: Robert Dale, Eduard Hovy, Dietmar R\"osner and 
Oliviero Stock. 
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Message 2: Call for Papers: International NLG Workshop 1992

Date: Thu, 06 Jun 91 14:43:47 BST
From: Robert Dale <rdacogsci.edinburgh.ac.uk>
Subject: Call for Papers: International NLG Workshop 1992
From: Henry Thompson <ht%cogsci.edinburgh.ac.ukRICEVM1.RICE.EDU> 
Date: Fri, 7 Jun 91 10:32:04 BST 
Subject: Symposium and Panel on Natural Language and Speech, ESPRIT week 
 Symposium on Natural Language and Speech 

Brussels, PALAIS DES CONGRES, ROOM BENELUX 

November 26-27, 1991 

As a special event organised by ESPRIT Basic Research within the 
ESPRIT Conference 1991 (November 25-29), a Symposium on Natural 
Language and Speech will take place in Brussels on November 26-27, 
1991. The Symposium will be held from 14.00h to 18.00h on Tuesday 26 
November and from 09.00h to 18.00h on Wednesday 27 November. The 
Symposium will consist of 9 lectures following an introduction by Ewan 
Klein (University of Edinburgh) and a 90 minute panel discussion. The 
lectures will be given by the following invited speakers : 

 * Edward Briscoe (University of Cambridge) 
 * Elisabet Engdahl (University of Edinburgh) 
 * Hans Kamp (University of Stuttgart) 
 * Mark Liberman (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia) 
 * Chris Mellish (University of Edinburgh) 
 * Fernando Pereira (AT&T Bell Laboratories, New Jersey) 
 * Ivan Sag (Stanford University, California) 
 * Mark Steedman (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia) 
 * Johan van Benthem (University of Amsterdam) 

The lectures will cover a wide range of current research topics in 
Natural Language and Speech. The Symposium will end with a panel 
session on the topic "Spoken Language Systems: Technological Goals and 
Integration Issues", chaired and introduced by Henry Thompson 
(University of Edinburgh). The invited panelists will be: 

 * Jaime Carbonell (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh) 
 * Sadaoki Furui (NTT, Tokyo) 
 * Jan Lansbergen (Philips, Eindhoven) 
 * Mark Liberman (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia) 
 * Christel Sorin (CNET, Lannion) 
 * Walther von Hahn (University of Hamburg) 

Scientific Coordination: 
 Ewan Klein (University of Edinburgh) 
 Frank Veltman (University of Amsterdam) 

Introduction, lectures and panelists' statements will be published as 
a volume of the ESPRIT Basic Research Series (Springer Verlag), to be 
distributed at the Symposium. 

Registration Fees: 

Symposium (only) Before 18 October BFr 8,000 
 After 18 October BFr 10,000 
(Includes 2 lunches and the Proceedings of the Symposium) 

Symposium and ESPRIT Conference '91 
 Before 18 October BFr 11,500 
 After 18 October BFr 13,500 
(Includes 3 lunches and the Proceedings of the Symposium and 
Conference) 

For registration and further information send name, address and fax 
number to: 

 E.C.C.O. (European Congress Consultants and Organizers) 
 Rue Vilain XIIII, 17a, B - 1050 Brussels, Belgium 
 Tel : +32 2 647 87 80 Fax :+32 2 640 66 97 
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Message 3: Call for Papers: International NLG Workshop 1992

Date: Thu, 06 Jun 91 14:43:47 BST
From: Robert Dale <rdacogsci.edinburgh.ac.uk>
Subject: Call for Papers: International NLG Workshop 1992
Date: Sat, 8 Jun 91 14:23:10 BST 
From: morgan%bach.cogsci.uiuc.eduRICEVM1.RICE.EDU (Jerry Morgan) 
Subject: Workshop program 


 PROGRAM: WORKSHOP OF COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS 
 AND LINGUISTIC THEORY 
 June 13 - 15, 1991 
 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 
 URBANA, IL 61801 

 For further information: 
 call 217-244-1983 or email to maykant.cogsci.uiuc.edu 

[The complete program of this ongoing conference is available on the 
Listserv. To get it, send the command: 
 get illinois-conf 
as the first and only line of your message. --Eds.] 

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