LINGUIST List 5.1481

Mon 19 Dec 1994

FYI: New NSF grant, Computational ling summer school

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  1. , New NSF Grant Competition
  2. "Ruslan Mitkov", Summer School in Computational Ling

Message 1: New NSF Grant Competition

Date: Fri, 16 Dec 94 10:59:54 ESNew NSF Grant Competition
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Subject: New NSF Grant Competition

The following "Dear Colleague" letter describes a major new grant
competition for NSF in High Performance Computing and Communication
which should be of interest to some readers of LINGUIST.

While there will be a regular program announcement, we are taking the
unusual step of publicizing this through electronic mailing lists and
bulletin boards because of the very tight timing constraints. Please
note that pre-proposals are expected to be due by February 13, 1995.

Only persons affiliated with U.S. institutions are eligible to apply
for these grants.

If you participate in another mailing list or bulletin board which you
consider relevant, your assistance in disseminating this message would
be much appreciated.

Inquiries should be addressed to (Robert G. Voigt).

Paul Chapin, NSF

Dear Colleague:

The National Science Foundation (NSF) intends to announce opportunities for
support of multidisciplinary group-oriented research for Fiscal Year 1995
in connection with the U.S. High Performance Computing and Communications
(HPCC) Program, including the new Information Infrastructure Technology and
Applications (IITA) component and the National Information Infrastructure
(NII). This activity builds on the success of the Grand Challenge
Application Groups and National Challenge Groups competitions held
previously to include five distinct but interrelated components:

to prepare the groundwork for the HPCC goal of sustained teraflop computing
on important application problems utilizing parallel, distributed and
heterogeneous computing systems and high performance networks;

to demonstrate the solution of problems beneficial to a broad spectrum of
society which contain an extensive information processing component, and
which could benefit greatly by building an underlying information

to accelerate progress in developing those technologies that will enable
the community to take full advantage of high performance computing and
communications systems in solving problems represented by the Grand
Challenges and Natonal Challenges.

Computer Science Challenges: focus is on the development of computing
technology ranging from computer architecture through systems software to

Mathematical Sciences Challenges: focus is on advances in the mathematical
sciences ranging from algorithms through the development of tools to the
essential use of computation in extending mathematical frontiers.

Problem Solving Environments: focus is on the development of computational
environments that take advantage of unique characteristics of specific
problems in order to shorten the problem solving cycle.

Pre-proposals will be required. It is anticipated that deadline for
submission of pre-proposals will be February 13, 1995.

Details will be given in the announcement which will be available on STIS
shortly; it will be referenced in the NSF Mosaic home page accessible via Until then, inquiries should be directed to Robert G.

Robert G. Voigt
Acting HPCC Coordinator

The National Science Foundation (NSF) provides awards for research in the
sciences and engineering. The awardee is wholly responsible for the
conduct of such research and preparation of the results for publication.
The Foundation, therefore, does not assume responsibility for such findings
and their interpretation.

The Foundation welcomes proposals on behalf of all qualified scientists and
engineers, and strongly encourages women, minorities and persons with
disabilities to compete fully in any of the research and research-related
programs described in this document.

In accordance with Federal statutes and regulations and NSF policies, no
person on grounds of race, color, age, sex, national origin, or disability
shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be
subject to discrimination under, any program or activity receiving
financial assistance from the National Science Foundation.

Facilitation Awards for Handicapped Scientists and Engineers provide funding
for special assistance or equipment to enable persons with disabilities
(investigators and other staff, including student research assistants) to
work on an NSF project. See program announcement NSF 91-54, or contact the
Facilitation Awards Coordinator, Directorate for Education and Human
Resources, Washington, DC 20550, (703) 306-1636.

The Foundation has TDD (Telephonic Device for the Deaf) capability, which
enables individuals with hearing impairment to communicate with the
Division of Personnel and Management about NSF programs, employment, or
general information. The telephone number is (703) 306-0090

This program is described in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
categories: 47.074, BIO; 47.070, CISE; 47.041, ENG; 47.049, MPS; and
47.075, SBE.

Electronic Dissemination

You can get information fast through STIS (Science and Technology
Information System), NSF's online publishing system, described in NSF 94-4
the "STIS flyer" (elsewhere in this publication). To get more copies of
the flyer, call the NSF Publications Section at (703) 306-0214. For an
electronic copy, send an e-mail message to .

Ordering by Electronic Mail

If you are a user of electronic mail and have access to the Internet, you
may order publications electronically by sending requests to
In your request, include the NSF publication number and title, number of
copies, your name, and a complete mailing address. Publications should be
received within three weeks after placement of your order.
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Message 2: Summer School in Computational Ling

Date: Mon, 19 Dec 1994 18:42:57 Summer School in Computational Ling
From: "Ruslan Mitkov" <>
Subject: Summer School in Computational Ling



Tzigov Chark, Bulgaria
9 September - 13 September'95

Preliminary announcement

The annual summer school "Contemporary topics in Computation Linguistics"
will take place from the 9th to the 13th September 1995 Tzigov Chark, Bulgaria
(arrival 8 September).

Summer school Program:

The summer school will continue its tradition and will offer both introductory
and advanced courses. The program of the summer school will consist of
tutorials and short courses. Some of the summer school lectureres are:

A. Joshi (University of Pennsylvania, USA) -
Lexicalized tree-adjoining grammars

J. Tsuji (UMIST, Manchester, UK) -
Knowledge acquisition from corpora

J. Haller, J. Schutz (IAI, Saarbrucken, Germany) -
Unification-based Machine Translation

J. Hutchins (University of East Anglia, UK) -
Machine translation: history, current status and possible future developments

W. von Hahn (University of Hamburg, Germany) -
Knowledge-based Machine aided Translation

Y. Matsumoto (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)-
Lexical knowledge acquisition

A. Ramsey (University College Dublin) -
Interpretation in context

Key-sun Choi (KAIST, Taejon, Korea) -
English-to-Korean Machine Translation

Rodolfo Delmonte (University of Venice, Italy) -
Referring expressions in sublanguages

C. Martin-Vide (Universidad Rovira i Virgilli, Tarragona, Spain)-
Mathematical Linguistics:
its relevance for Computational Linguistics and Cognitive Science

Other distinguished speakers are expected as well to confirm their
participation. More complete lecturers'list will be given in the second


Tzigov Chark is a beautiful resort in the Rhodope Mountains surrounding the
Batak Lake. It is approximately 145 km from Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.

Summer School information:

For further information please contact Prof. Ruslan Mitkov, Email or Mr. Nicolas Nicolov, Email
Local Email and surface addresses, faxes and telephone numbers will be given at
 a later date.

Related events:

Summer school participants are also invited to take part in the International
Conference "Recent advances in Natural Language Processing", which will take
place just after the summer school in Velingrad, 20 km from Tzigov Chark.
Further information on the conference can be obtained from Prof. R. Mitkov
Email or Mr. Nicolas Nicolov, Email

Second announcement:

A second summer school announcement, including more complete tutorial program,
as weel as information on summer school location and accommodation,
registration fees and bank accounts, is due to come out in January 1995.
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