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  1. Don Walker, ACL SIGGEN and SIGPARSE Workshop on Reversible Grammar, 17 June 1991
  2. Don Walker, COLING-92 First Announcement & Call for Papers
  3. connie gergen, SLRF '91
  4. connie gergen, SLRF 1991
  5. Don Walker, ACL SIGLEX Workshop at ACL-91, 17 June 1991, Berkeley

Message 1: ACL SIGGEN and SIGPARSE Workshop on Reversible Grammar, 17 June 1991

Date: Tue, 5 Feb 91 20:00:59 -0500
From: Don Walker <walkerflash.bellcore.com>
Subject: ACL SIGGEN and SIGPARSE Workshop on Reversible Grammar, 17 June 1991
 CALL FOR PAPERS

 Reversible Grammar in Natural Language Processing

 17 June 1991
 University of California
 Berkeley, California, USA

 A workshop sponsored by the
Special Interest Groups on Generation (SIGGEN) and Parsing (SIGPARSE)
 of the
 Association for Computational Linguistics
 and supported by the
 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

TOPICS OF INTEREST: The purpose of this workshop is to bring together
researchers whose work concerns problems of reversible grammar
systems that are designed for, or may find applications in, Natural
Language Processing. Papers are invited on significant, original
and unpublished research on all aspects of reversible grammars,
including, but not limited to:
 (1) Reversible computation (multi-directional and non-directional
 computation; algorithms for program inversion and transformation;
 efficiency issues);
 (2) Reversible natural language systems (parsers and generators
 for reversible grammars; reversibility of unification-based grammars;
 new architectures for reversible natural language processing;
 knowledge representation issues; reversible machine translation;
 lexicons for bidirectional systems; reversibility in discourse
 processing);
 (3) Reversible grammars in linguistic theory (formal characterization;
 reversibility within various grammatical frameworks, eg., GB, LFG,
 GPSG, HPSG, TAG, categorial grammars; reversibility in rule-based
 and principle-based approaches; reversibility and semantic
 compositionality).

FORMAT OF SUBMISSION: Authors should submit four copies of their
papers in hard copy form. Papers should be a minimum of four pages
and a maximum of ten single-spaced pages (exclusive of references).
The title page should include the title, full names of all authors
and their complete addresses including electronic addresses where
applicable, and a short (5 line) summary. Submissions that do not
conform to this format will not be reviewed. Send submissions to:

 Tomek Strzalkowski
 Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
 New York University
 715 Broadway, Room 704
 New York, NY 10003, USA
 tomekcs.nyu.edu
 (+1-212) 998-3496

SCHEDULE: Papers must be received by 1 March 1991 (NOT 31 March,
as in a previous release). Authors will be notified of acceptance
by 5 April 1991. A camera-ready copy of the final paper prepared
in the two-column format must be received by 10 May 1991. Accepted
papers will be included in the proceedings published by the ACL.

WORKSHOP INFORMATION: The workshop is held in connection with the
29th Meeting of the ACL (18-21 June). 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, norvigteak.berkeley.edu).

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Marc Dymetman, Gertjan van Noord, Patrick
Saint-Dizier, Tomek Strzalkowski.
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Message 2: COLING-92 First Announcement & Call for Papers

Date: Tue, 5 Feb 91 19:55:18 -0500
From: Don Walker <walkerflash.bellcore.com>
Subject: COLING-92 First Announcement & Call for Papers
 Fourteenth International Conference on Computational Linguistics

 COLING-92

 23-28 July 1992, Nantes, France

 FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS


DATES: The conference will last five full days (not counting Sunday).
Pre-COLING tutorials will take place on 20-22 July (2-1/2 days).

ORGANIZERS: GETA and IMAG, Grenoble (F. Peccoud, Ch. Boitet, J. Courtin),
Palais des Congres, Nantes (M. Gillet), Universite de Nantes (M.H. Jayez),
EC2 (G. d'Aumale).

PROGRAMME CHAIR: Prof. A. Zampolli, Universita di Pisa, ILC, via della
Faggiola 32, I-56100 Pisa, ITALY (tel: +39.50.560481; fax: +39.50.589055).

DEADLINES: Send six A4 or 8-1/2 by 11 inch copies of the full paper to
Prof. Zampolli before 1 November 1991. Notifications of acceptance will
be sent by 1 March 1992. Camera-ready copies of final papers conforming
to the COLING-90 style sheet must reach GETA (GETA-IMAG, COLING-92, BP 53X,
F-38041 Grenoble, FRANCE) by 1 May 1992.

TOPICS: All topics in Computational Linguistics are acceptable. Papers
concerning real applications will be especially welcome. A special session
on language industry is planned. Please indicate main areas of papers using
two-level categories: computational models and formalisms (in morphology,
syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse, dialogue, . . .), methods
(symbolic, numerical, statistical, neural, . . .), tools (specialized
languages, environments), large-scale resources (textual, lexical,
grammatical databases), applications (natural language interfaces,
information retrieval, text generation, machine translation, machine
aids to writing, translating, abstracting, learning, . . .), hypermedia
and natural language processing (integration of text, speech, graphics,
video), generic questions in language industry (engineering, ergonomics,
legal aspects, normalization, . . .).

TYPES OF PAPERS: Topical papers (maximum seven pages in final format)
on crucial issues in Computational Linguistics, and project notes
(maximum five pages). Only unpublished papers will be accepted.
Papers should describe substantial and original work, especially
new methodologies and applications. They should emphasize completed
rather than intended work.

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE: Twelve 30-minute lecture slots daily (hopefully
in only three parallel sessions) and three 30-minute demonstration slots
during the lunch break (hopefully in at least ten parallel sessions).
It should be possible to have lunch and go to two or even three demos.

DEMONSTRATIONS: Demonstrations are strongly encouraged. A project note
without a demo will have a lower probability of acceptance. With a demo,
it will get three consecutive demo slots. A topical paper including a
demo will be presented as a lecture and as a demo.

LANGUAGES: One extra page will be allowed for a long abstract in
English, if the paper is written in another language, or conversely
(paper in English and long abstract in another language). Speakers
not giving their talk in English are encouraged to use visual aids
in English.

EXHIBITION: An exhibition of language industry products will be
organized in parallel by EC2, the well known organizer of the annual
Avignon meetings on Expert Systems. Industrial firms are encouraged
to present state-of-the-art NLP products.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: A social programme will be proposed to participants
and companions. Individual discovery is also possible, as Nantes and
its region are culturally very active and full of picturesque places.


 Organized on behalf of the
 International Committee on Computational Linguistics

Martin Kay, Palo Alto (President); Eva Hajicova, Prague (Vice President);
Donald E. Walker, Morristown (Secretary General); Christian Boitet,
Grenoble; Nicoletta Calzolari, Pisa; Brian Harris, Ottawa; David Hays,
New York (Honorary); Kolbjorn Heggstad, Bergen; Hans Karlgren, Stockholm;
Olga Kulagina, Moscow; Winfried Lenders, Bonn; Makato Nagao, Kyoto;
Helmut Schnelle, Bochum; Petr Sgall, Prague; Yorick Wilks, Las Cruces;
Antonio Zampolli, Pisa
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Message 3: SLRF '91

Date: Tue, 05 Feb 91 18:05 PST
From: connie gergen <GERGEN%MVSA.USC.EDUCUNYVM.CUNY.EDU>
Subject: SLRF '91
PRELIMINARY MESSAGE FOR ALL INTERESTED IN THE 1991 SECOND
LANGUAGE RESEARCH FORUM TO BE HOSTED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FROM FEBRUARY 28, 1991 TO MARCH 3, 1991.
CONFERENCE THEME: SOCIOCOGNITIVE APPROACHES TO SECOND LANGUAGE
ACQUISITION THEORY
SUBSECTIONS: LANGUAGE LEARNABILITY THEORY AND SPEECH ACCOMMODATION
THEORY
REGISTRATION: 20.00 STUDENTS/ 25.00 ALL OTHERS (U.S. DOLLARS)
TO BE RECEIVED SOMETIME AROUND 2-8-91 (THIS DATE IS NEGOTIABLE)
REGISTRATION AT THE DOOR: 25.00 STUDENTS/30.00 ALL OTHERS
SEND REGISTRATION TO: ATTENTION: HEATHER GOAD OR SUCHITRA
SADANANDAN DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN
CALIFORNIA GFS 301 LOS ANGELES, CA 90089-1693
ALL OTHER INQUIRIES: SEND TO CONSTANCE GERGEN AT EMAIL
WHICH IS GERGENUSCMVSA
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Message 4: SLRF 1991

Date: Tue, 05 Feb 91 18:28 PST
From: connie gergen <GERGEN%MVSA.USC.EDUCUNYVM.CUNY.EDU>
Subject: SLRF 1991
MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE 1991 SECOND LANGUAGE RESEARCH
FORUM TO BE HOSTED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
IN LOS ANGELES FROM 2-28 TO 3-3-91:
1. PLENARIES: OPENING NIGHT= JACQUELYN SCHACHTER
 FRIDAY, 3-1-91= LILY WONG FILLMORE
 SATURDAY, 3-2-91= MICHAEL SHARWOOD SMITH
2. GUEST SPEAKERS: FRIDAY EVENING, 3-1-91= LEO VAN LIER
 SUNDAY MORNING, 3-3-91= JAMES P. GEE
3. SPECIAL DEMONSTRATION BY MANFRED PIENEMANN AND CATHERINE
 DOUGHTY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY WHO WILL BE DEMONSTRATING
 THE USES OF AND DISCUSSING THEORETICAL BACKGROUND TO THE
 COMPUTER ASSISTED LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS.
 4. ACCOMMODATIONS FOR SLRF ATTENDERS:
 A. BEST WESTERN INNTOWNE HOTEL 2 MILES FROM USC CAMPUS
 45.00 PER NIGHT PHONE RESERVATIONS TO 213-628-2222
 B. VAGABOND INN 2 BLOCKS FROM USC CAMPUS
 55.00 PER NIGHT (INCLUDES CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST)
 PHONE RESERVATIONS TO 213-746-1531
 C. UNIVERSITY HILTON ACROSS THE STREET FROM CAMPUS
 70.00 SINGLE AND 75.00 DOUBLE (DOES NOT INCLUDE 12.5% TAX)
 PHONE RESERVATIONS TO 213-748-4141
5. FURTHER INQUIRIES CAN BE ADDRESSED TO CONSTANCE A. GERGEN
VIA BITNET (GERGENUSCMVSA).
6. ALSO, THERE WILL BE TWO SUBSECTIONS THIS YEAR: LANGUAGE
LEARNABILITY AND SPEECH ACCOMMODATION THEORY. PARTICIPANTS FOR
THE LEARNABILITY SUBSECTION INCLUDE HARALD CLAHSEN, HELMUT ZOBL,
LYDIA WHITE, VIRGNIA YIP, STEPHEN MATTHEWS, MARIE-LOUISE KEAN AND
NINA HYAMS. PARTICIPANTS FOR SAT SUBSECTION INCLUDE TERESA PICA,
ELITE OLSHTAIN, JANE ZUENGLER, ELLEN TOUCHSTONE, KEN LEVINSON AND
RICHARD YOUNG.
7. GENERAL PAPER PRESENTATIONS WILL OCCUR AS WELL ON A WIDE VARIETY
OF TOPICS INCLUDING DISCOURSE ANALYSIS, VYGOTSKYAN APPROACHES TO
SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TEACHING, UNIVERSAL GRAMMAR, SOCIO
COGNITIVE APPROACHES TO L2 ACQUISITION, CONNECTIONISM, DEVELOPMENTAL
PROCESSES IN SLA, VARIATION, FOSSILIZATION, AND GENDER DIFFERENCES.
8. IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE MY EARLIER MESSAGE ABOUT REGISTRATION,
YOU CAN SEND CHECKS (IN U.S. DOLLARS) TO HEATHER GOAD OR SUCHITRA
SADANDAN AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA IN LOS ANGELES,
CALIFORNIA 90089-1693. PREREGISTRATION IS BEING ACCEPTED UNTIL
ABOUT FEBRUARY 8 (GIVE OR TAKE A WEEK) AND IT IS 20.00 FOR STUDENTS
AND 25.00 FOR OTHERS. ON-SITE REGISTRATION IS 25.00 FOR STUDENTS
AND 30.00 FOR ALL OTHERS.
THANK YOU AND WE HOPE TO SEE YOU IN LOS ANGELES,
CONSTANCE A. GERGEN, SLRF '91 CO-CHAIR
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Message 5: ACL SIGLEX Workshop at ACL-91, 17 June 1991, Berkeley

Date: Tue, 5 Feb 91 23:04:59 -0500
From: Don Walker <walkerflash.bellcore.com>
Subject: ACL SIGLEX Workshop at ACL-91, 17 June 1991, Berkeley
 CALL FOR PAPERS

 Lexical Semantics and Knowledge Representation

 17 June 1991
 University of California
 Berkeley, California, USA

 A workshop sponsored by the
 Special Interest Group on the Lexicon (SIGLEX)
 of the
 Association for Computational Linguistics


TOPICS OF INTEREST: The recent resurgence of interest in lexical
semantics (LS) has brought many linguistic formalisms closer to the
knowledge representation (KR) languages utilized in AI. In fact, some
formalisms from computational linguistics are emerging which may be
more expressive and formally better understood than many KR languages.
Furthermore, the interests of computational linguists now extend to
include areas previously thought beyond the scope of grammar and
linguistics, such as commonsense knowledge, inheritance, default
reasoning, collocational relations, and even domain knowledge.

With such an extension of the purview of "linguistic" knowledge, the
question emerges as to whether there is any logical justification for
distinguishing between lexical semantics and world knowledge. The
purpose of this workshop is to explore this question in detail, with
papers addressing the following points:

a. Possible methods for determining what is lexical knowledge 
 and what is outside the scope of such knowledge. 
b. Potential demonstrations that the inferences necessary for language
 understanding are no different from supposed non-linguistic
 inferences. 
c. Arguments from language acquisition and general concept development.
d. Cross-linguistic evidence for the specificity of lexical semantic
 representations.
e. Philosophical arguments for the (impossibility of the) autonomy of
 lexical knowledge. 
f. Theoretical approaches and implemented systems that combine lexical
 and non-lexical knowledge.

FORMAT OF SUBMISSION: Authors should submit four copies of a
position paper describing the work they have done in this area and
indicating why they would like to participate in the workshop.
Papers should be a minimum of two pages and a maximum of four
pages (exclusive of references). The title page should include
the title, full names of all authors and their complete addresses
including electronic addresses where applicable, and a short (5
line) summary. Submissions that do not conform to this format will
not be reviewed. Send submissions to:

 James Pustejovsky
 Computer Science Department
 Ford Hall
 Brandeis University
 Waltham, MA 02254-9110 USA
 (+1-617) 736-2709
 jamespchaos.cs.brandeis.edu

SCHEDULE: Papers must be received by 1 March 1991. Authors will
be notified of acceptance by 5 April 1991.

WORKSHOP INFORMATION: Attendance will be limited to 35-40 participants.
The workshop is held in connection with the 29th Meeting of the
ACL (18-21 June). 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,
norvigteak.berkeley.edu).

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Branimir Boguraev
 Peter Norvig
 James Pustejovsky
 Robert Wilensky
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