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  2. Henry "S." Thompson, Workshop on Semi-Automatic Grammar and Lexicon Acquisition

Message 1: 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FUNCTIONAL GRAMMAR

Date: Sun, 17 Nov 91 03:48:21 EST
From: <nuytsccu.uia.ac.be>
Subject: 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FUNCTIONAL GRAMMAR
REMINDER:
Call for papers for the
5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FUNCTIONAL GRAMMAR
to be held at the University of Antwerp, August 24-28, 1992.
The conference will be devoted to recent developments in the
theory of Functional Grammar as developed by S.C.Dik. Papers
pertaining to any area of relevance to the model are eligible for
presentation. We also encourage the submission of papers
comparing (aspects of) the model of Functional Grammar to other
models and theories in linguistics and related disciplines.
Time allotted for presentation will be 30 minutes, followed by
10 minutes of discussion time.
If you intend to submit a paper for presentation, please send six
copies of a one-page camera-ready abstract to
Functional Grammar Organizing Committee
c/o Jan Nuyts
University of Antwerp fax: ++32/3/820.22.44
Linguistics (GER) e-mail: nuytsccu.uia.ac.be
Universiteitsplein 1
B-2610 Wilrijk
Belgium
The deadline for submission is February 1st, 1992.
If you intend to attend the conference (with or without a paper),
please return the slip below to the same address at your earliest
convenience, and no later than December 1st, 1991. Only those who
send in the slip will receive further information concerning the
conference.
Registration fees will be 1500 BFr, or 1000 BFr for students and
unemployed colleagues. This includes coffee/tea, lunch, and all
paperwork related to the conference.
We can also provide hotel accommodation at reduced rates (app.
2000 BFr per person per night) for those who are interested.
There will be a limited number of cheaper accommodations for
those who have a limited budget.
The organizing committee
C.Braecke, G.De Schutter, B.Devriendt, L.Goossens, J.Nuyts, J.Van
den Hauwe, J.Van der Auwera
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Pre-registration slip for the
5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FUNCTIONAL GRAMMAR
Antwerp, August 24-28, 1992
I intend to participate in the conference.
I intend to present a paper YES / NO
I want the organizers to reserve hotel accommodation for me
 YES / NO
Name and address
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Message 2: Workshop on Semi-Automatic Grammar and Lexicon Acquisition

Date: Sat, 16 Nov 91 21:38:43 GMT
From: Henry "S." Thompson <htcogsci.edinburgh.ac.uk>
Subject: Workshop on Semi-Automatic Grammar and Lexicon Acquisition
	 UK Speech and Language Technology (SALT) Club
 in associaton with ELSNET -- The European Network in Language and Speech
 Workshop on Sublanguage Grammar and Lexicon Acquisition
		 for Speech and Language Processing
			 7-8 January 1992
			 Edinburgh, Scotland
The state of the art in speech and natural language processing has
difficulty in delivering cost-effective applications. One of the main
reasons for this is the high cost in time and high-quality personpower
required to produce grammars and lexicons targeted to the specific
application domain involved. Whether these linguistic resources are
needed to serve as a language model to reduce perplexity in a speech
recognition system, or the basis for managing ambiguity in a natural
language front-end, they typically make a critical contribution to
system performance, but can be expensive and tedious to construct.
The goal of this workshop is to explore an emerging response to this
bottleneck, namely the use of automatic and semi-automatic
data-intensive methods to acquire the grammars and lexicons required
from appropriate corpora.
The workshop will be residential, and include tutorial sessions on the
nature of sublanguages, stochastic grammars, parsed corpora and the
lexicon; an invited keynote talk; contributed reports and discussions.
Discussion session topics will be announced in advance, together with
a list of questions to be addressed. The traditional report from a
UK DTI representative about programmes past, present and future will also
be presented. Our aim is to provide a productive balance between
review and speculation of key issues for this technology, with an
emphasis on how it can contribute to the practical demands of speech
and language systems.
Contributed Presentations
We anticipate having several sessions of short contributed
presentations. Two copies of an abstract not exceeding one and
one-half pages or 750 words should be sent, one each, by post or
electronic mail, to the programme chairmen to arrive no later than 13
December:
Henry Thompson
HCRC
2 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh EH8 9LW
SCOTLAND		hthompsonuk.ac.edinburgh
Jock McNaught
Centre for Computational Linguistics
UMIST
PO Box 88
Sackville Street
Manchester M60 1QD
UK			jockuk.ac.umist.ccl
Contributions reporting results, as opposed to promissory notes, and
those including some attempt at objective evaluation, will be favoured
if demand exceeds the time available for presentations.
Registration
Those wishing to attend should return a copy of the attached
registration form to the address given as soon as possible.
As in the past, it is the Committee's hope that no member of the SALT
club will be prevented from attending purely for financial reasons.
Anyone desiring to attend but unable to afford the cost should contact
the SALT Club Chairman, John Holmes, 19, Maylands Drive, Uxbridge,
Middlesex, UB8 1BH (0895) 236328, who may be able to find some way of
assisting.
Registration Form
SALT Club Workshop 7 - 8 January, 1992
Moray House College, Cramond Campus, Edinburgh, Scotland
Name
Address
Email
Telephone
I wish to attend the workshop, with accommodation as indicated below:
Residential #62.00 |
 |Score out one
Non-residential #49.00 |
Extra night's accommodation
(6th January) #16.50 Score out if not required
 Total Enclosed: ______
Approximate time of arrival
State any special meal requirements
Please send cheques in pounds sterling only payable to The University
of Edinburgh, with the completed registration form, to arrive no later
than 9 December 1991, to
Margaret Rennex
Human Communication Research Centre
University of Edinburgh
2 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh EH8 9LW.
Questions regarding the workshop should be directed via e-mail to
margaretuk.ac.ed.cogsci
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