LINGUIST List 5.490

Wed 27 Apr 1994

Confs: 18th Congress on Education of the Deaf, ACL 1994

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  1. wendy sandler, conference announcement
  2. Judith Klavans, Workshop on The Balancing Act - July 1, 1994

Message 1: conference announcement

Date: Mon, 25 Apr 94 09:52:39 ISconference announcement
From: wendy sandler <RHLE702UVM.HAIFA.AC.IL>
Subject: conference announcement

18th International Congress on Education of the Deaf

Tel, Aviv, Israel, July 16-20, 1995

First Announcement

This is the first announcement for the conference, held once in five years,
this time in Israel. The conference program includes a wide variety of
topics. Topics of potential interest to LINGUIST subscribers include:

Linguistics, communication, language development, literacy, and
cognition and learning

Abstracts must be received by November 15, 1994. All abstracts must
be submitted by regular mail on the form provided in the announcement
booklet. To receive a booklet, please contact Wendy Sandler by direct
email, and send your regular mail address: RHLE702HAIFAUVM.BITNET
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Message 2: Workshop on The Balancing Act - July 1, 1994

Date: Wed, 27 Apr 1994 11:55:41 Workshop on The Balancing Act - July 1, 1994
From: Judith Klavans <>
Subject: Workshop on The Balancing Act - July 1, 1994

 Combining Symbolic and Statistical Approaches to Language
 1 July 1994, just after ACL '94
 New Mexico State University
 Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA
 Organized by: Judith Klavans (Columbia), Philip Resnik (Sun)

 A renaissance of interest in corpus-based statistical methods has
 rekindled old controversies -- rationalist vs. empiricist
 philosophies, theory-driven vs. data-driven methodologies, symbolic
 vs. statistical techniques. The aim of this workshop is to set aside a
 priori biases and explore the balancing act that must take place when
 symbolic and statistical approaches are brought together.


 INVITED TALK : Qualitative and Quantitative Designs for
 Speech Translation
 Hiyan Alshawi

 The Noisy Channel and the Braying Donkey
 Roberto Basili, Maria Teresa Pazienza, and Paola Velardi

 Study and Implementation of Combined Techniques for Automatic
 Extraction of Terminology
 Beatrice Daille

 Parsing with Principles and Probabilities
 Andrew Fordham and Matthew Crocker

 Do we Need Linguistics When We Have Statistics? A Comparative Analysis
 of the Contributions of Linguistic Cues to a Statistical Word
 Grouping System
 Vasileios Hatzivassiloglou

 Complexity of Description of Primitives: Relevance to Local
 Statistical Computations
 Aravind K. Joshi and B. Srinivas

 The Automatic Construction of a Symbolic Parser Via Statistical
 Shyam Kapur and Robin Clark

 Integrating Symbolic and Statistical Approaches in Speech and Natural
 Language Applications
 Marie Meteer and Herbert Gish

 Combining Linguistic with Statistical Methods in Automatic Speech
 Patti Price

 Exploring the Statistical Derivation of Transformational Rule
 Sequences for Part-of-Speech Tagging
 Lance A. Ramshaw and Mitchell P. Marcus

 Bootstrapping Statistical Processing into a Rule-Based Natural
 Language Parser
 Stephen D. Richardson

 Statistical versus Symbolic Parsing for Captioned-Information
 Neil C. Rowe

 Learning a Radically Lexical Grammar
 Mary McGee Wood


 Registration fees are $25 for participants who register by 15 May
 1994. Late registrations will be $30. Registration includes a copy of
 the proceedings, lunch, and refreshments during the day. Acceptable
 forms of payment are US$ cheques payable to "ACL" or credit card
 (VISA/Mastercard) payment. Please submit the following form along with


 institution: (for name tag)___________________________________________

 address: (postal address)_____________________________________________


 payment: (specify cheque or credit card)______________________________

 credit card info: (name on card, card number, expiration date)________


 dietary requirements: (vegetarian, kosher,etc.)_______________________

Please send to:

 Philip Resnik
 Sun Microsystems Laboratories, Inc.
 Mailstop UCHL03-207
 Two Elizabeth Drive, Chelmsford, MA 01824-4195 USA
 Fax: (508) 250-5067

This announcement can be found on the World Wide Web at, and full
information about ACL-94 (plus some great photos of attractions around
Las Cruces!) can be found at
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