LINGUIST List 5.792

Mon 11 Jul 1994

Confs: Workshop on Compound Nouns

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  1. Dominique Estival, Workshop on Compound Nouns

Message 1: Workshop on Compound Nouns

Date: Mon, 11 Jul 1994 11:30:27 Workshop on Compound Nouns
From: Dominique Estival <>
Subject: Workshop on Compound Nouns

 Compound Nouns
 Mulilingual Aspects of Nominal Composition

 3-4 December 1994

Organization Commitee:
Pierrette Bouillon, Dominique Estival (ISSCO, Geneva)


Following the previous meetings concerned with the question of Compound
Nouns (Fontenay 1992 et Paris 1993) and in order to continue this series, we
are organizing another two-day workshop on this topic. This year, a special
emphasis will be given to the multilingual aspects of nominal composition.

We hope that such a meeting, gathering both linguists and computational
linguists, will enable us to bridge the gap between theory and practice and
will foster discussions about the respective constributions from linguistics
and computational linguistics to the multilingual treatment of nominal

We propose several sub-themes:

 * theoretical contrastive approaches to nominal composition

 * description and analysis tools for compound nouns in multilingual

 * detection and extraction of compound nouns

 * statistical studies of compound nouns and their application in NLP

 * compound nouns in electronic multilingual dictionaries

 * compound nouns in machine translation

 * links with studies in terminology

 * compound nouns and the processing of bilingual corpora (e.g. through
 text alignment, or for terminology acquisition)

 * and any other theme for which the representation and computational
 treatment of nominal composition, in particular in its multilingual
 aspects, are crucial.

Program Committee:

Philippe BARBAUD, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada
Paul Bennett, UMIST, Great-Britain
Paul Boucher, Universite de Nantes, France
Pierrette Bouillon, ISSCO, Switzerland
Pierre Cadiot, Universite Paris 8, France
Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Anne Condamines, Universite Toulouse, France
Beatrice Daille, TALANA, France
Dominique Estival, ISSCO, Switzerland
Benoit Habert, ENS Fontenay Saint Cloud, France
Christian Jacquemin, Universite de Nantes, France
Pierre Lerat, Universite Paris 13, France
Fred Popowich, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Angela Ralli, University of Athens, Greece
Sergio Scalise, Universita degli studi di Ferrara, Italy
Pascale Sebillot, IRISA Rennes, France
Alina Villalva, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Stefan Wermter, Universitat Hamburg, Germany
Wiecher Zwanenburg, Rijkuniversiteit te Utrecht, Netherlands


The two-day workshop will be constituted by 30 minutes presentations,
followed by a round table at the end of the second day.

It will take place at the ``Hotel Le Grenil'', in the center of
Geneva, where a number of room will be reserved for participants.

Registration fee: 300 FF or 75 SF.

For further information, contact:

 Pierrette Bouillon or Dominique Estival
 ISSCO, Universite de Geneve
 54 rte des Acacias
 CH-1227 Geneve
 tel: +41-22-705-7116
 fax: +41-22-300-1086
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