LINGUIST List 2.735

Thu 31 Oct 1991

Confs: Translation, Romance, Asiatic lx, ACL-92

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  1. Joseph Pentheroudakis, Association for Machine Translation
  2. FD00000, Announcement about Romance Conf.
  4. Don Walker, ACL-92 Call for Papers, 28 June - 2 July 1992, Newark, Delaware, USA

Message 1: Association for Machine Translation

Date: Thu, 31 Oct 1991 09:20 MST
From: Joseph Pentheroudakis <PENTHERJCC.UTAH.EDU>
Subject: Association for Machine Translation
Announcing the formation of the Association for Machine Translation
in the Americas (AMTA)
 AMTA is a newly formed organization which seeks to bring together
researchers, commercial developers, users, sponsors, and other
individuals or institutional or corporate entities interested in
machine translation in order to promote and foster the development
and active use of this technology. It is part of the International
Association for Machine Translation, which shares the same purpose.
 AMTA offers its members a variety of benefits and activities.
Plans are already under way to sponsor workshops and conferences
(with discounted registration to members), develop and propose
criteria for the evaluation of MT systems, cooperate in the exchange
of pre-competitive data such as parallel texts and mailing lists, and
disseminate information, including an international newsletter under
the editorship of John Hutchins to appear starting in January 1992.
Members in all categories will receive the newsletter. Individuals
who want to participate in the life and doings of AMTA with full
voice and vote should join as Active Members. For those who only
wish to receive the mailings, there is a category of Associate
Member. Nonprofit institutions are eligible to join as Institutional
Members, and for-profit companies, as Corporate Members. Dues paid
in 1991 cover membership through the end of 1992. Individuals who
join as Active Members before 1 January 1992 pay the special
founder's rate of only $50.00.
 If you have questions, please contact:
 Scott Bennett (fax: 512/471-6084 / voice: 512/471-4166
 Joann Ryan (fax: 301/585-0742 / voice: 301/585-0851)
 Muriel Vasconcellos (fax: 202/667-8808 / voice: 202/861-4338)
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Message 2: Announcement about Romance Conf.

Date: Thu, 31 Oct 91 11:41:23 MST
From: FD00000 <FD00UTEP.BITNET>
Subject: Announcement about Romance Conf.
 This is the final call for papers for the Twenty Second Annual
Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, to be held at the
University of Texas at El Paso and the Universidad Autonoma de
Ciudad Juarez on February 20 - 23, 1992. Deadline for receipt
of abstracts is NOVEMBER 15, 1991.
 Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks. Send six copies of an
anonymous one-page abstract. Enclose a 3"x5" card with your name,
address, phone number, e-mail address, affiliation, and the title of
your paper. Abstracts taking any linguistic approach to the Romance
languages are welcome. In observation of the Columbian Quincentenary,
abstracts dealing with language contact in the Americas are especially
encouraged. Address abstracts and inquiries to:
 Department of Languages and Linguistics
 The University of Texas at El Paso
 El Paso, Texas 79968
 Phone: (915) 747-5767
 e-mail: fd00utep.bitnet
 fax: (915) 747-5111
Invited Speakers:
 Denis Bouchard
 Universite de Quebec a Montreal
 Bernard Tranel
 University of California, Irvine
 Carlos Otero
 University of California, Los Angeles
 Yolanda Lastra
 Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Sessions are scheduled to take place in both El Paso, Texas and
Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua.
 Conference Organizers:
 Jon Amastae
 Grant Goodall
 Mario Montalbetti
 Marianne Phinney
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Date: 30 Oct 91 00:36:00 EST
From: "Jinjuan Duan <>
 The Organizing Committee of the PAN ASIATIC LINGUISTICS SYMPOSIUM
to be held at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, on January 8-10,
1992 would like to invite you to attend the Symposium. Over a hundred papers
have been accepted for presentation. The papers cover a variety of topics on
Asian languages, i.e., phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, socioling-
uistics, language contact, natural language processing, psycholinguistics,
neurolinguistics, typology and diachronic studies. This is a golden opportu-
nity for you to meet fellow linguists with similar interests from 23 countries.
 Registration fee : US$ 180.00 (to cover 2-volume proceedings, luncheons,
 coffee breaks, reception, symposium dinner)
 Contact address : "Pan-Asiatic Linguistics Symposium"
 Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Arts,
 Chulalongkorn University,
 Bangkok, THAILAND.
 Email address :
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Message 4: ACL-92 Call for Papers, 28 June - 2 July 1992, Newark, Delaware, USA

Date: Wed, 30 Oct 91 15:56:18 -0500
From: Don Walker <>
Subject: ACL-92 Call for Papers, 28 June - 2 July 1992, Newark, Delaware, USA
30th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
			28 June - 2 July 1992
			University of Delaware
			Newark, Delaware, USA
TOPICS OF INTEREST: Papers are invited on substantial, original,
and unpublished research on all aspects of computational linguistics,
including, but not limited to, pragmatics, discourse, semantics,
syntax, and the lexicon; phonetics, phonology, and morphology;
interpreting and generating spoken and written language; linguistic,
mathematical, and psychological models of language; language-oriented
information retrieval; corpus-based language modelling; machine
translation and translation aids; natural language interfaces;
message understanding systems; and theoretical and applications
papers of every kind.
REQUIREMENTS: Papers should describe unique work; they should
emphasize completed work rather than intended work; and they should
indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results.
A paper accepted for presentation at the ACL Meeting cannot be
presented at another conference.
FORMAT FOR SUBMISSION: Authors should submit six copies of preliminary
versions of their papers, not to exceed 3200 words (exclusive of
references). The title page should include the title, the name(s)
of the author(s), complete addresses, a short (5 line) summary,
and a specification of the topic area. Submissions that do not
conform to this format will not be reviewed. Send to:
Henry S. Thompson
University of Edinburgh
Human Communication Research Centre
2 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh EH8 9LW, SCOTLAND UK
(+44-31)650-4440; (+44-31)650-4587 fax (Internet) (Janet)
SCHEDULE: Preliminary papers are due by 6 January 1992. Authors
will be notified of acceptance by 28 February 1992. Camera-ready
copies of final papers prepared in a double-column format, preferably
using a laser printer, must be received by 20 April 1992, along
with a signed copyright release statement.
STUDENT SESSIONS: Following last year's success, there will again
be a special Student Session organized by a committee of ACL graduate
student members. ACL student members are invited to submit short
papers describing innovative work in progress in any of the topics
listed above. The papers will again be reviewed by a committee of
students and faculty members for presentation in a workshop-syle
session. A separate call for papers will be issued; to get one or
for other information contact David Traum, University of Rochester,
Computer Science, Rochester, NY 14627, USA; (+1-716)275-7230;
OTHER ACTIVITIES: The meeting will include a program of tutorials
coordinated by Bonnie Webber, University of Pennsylvania, Computer
& Information Science, Philadelphia, PA 19104; (+1-215)898-7745; Some of the ACL Special Interest
Groups may arrange workshops or other activities.
CONFERENCE INFORMATION: Local arrangements are being chaired by
Sandra Carberry, University of Delaware, Computer & Information
Science, Newark, DE 19716, USA; (+1-302)451-1954;
CoChairs are Daniel Chester, (+1-302)451-1955;;
and Kathleen McCoy, (+1-302)451-1956; Anyone
wishing to arrange an exhibit or present a demonstration should
send a brief description together with a specification of physical
requirements (space, power, telephone connections, tables, etc.)
to Chester.
ACL INFORMATION: For 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; or bellcore!walker.
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