LINGUIST List 6.1021

Fri Jul 28 1995

Confs: RANLP'95 Program

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  1. "Ruslan Mitkov", RANLP'95 Program

Message 1: RANLP'95 Program

Date: Fri, 28 Jul 1995 21:10:22 RANLP'95 Program
From: "Ruslan Mitkov" <>
Subject: RANLP'95 Program

 International Conference
 Tzigov Chark, Bulgaria
 14 - 16 Sept 1995

 Tzigov Chark is a beautiful resort in the Rhodope Mountains on the
 shore of Batak Lake. Tzigov Chark is 150km from Sofia, the capital
 of Bulgaria.

14 September
Morning session
9.00 Invited paper
 Aravind Joshi (USA)
 Some linguistic, computational and statistical implications
 of lexicalized grammars
9.40 Mihoko Kitamura, Yuji Matsumoto (Japan)
 A MT system based on translation rules acquired from parallel corpora
10.10 Ye-Yi Wang and Alex Waibel (USA)
 Connectionist Transfer in Machine Translation
10.40 Coffee break
11.10 Marcel Cori, Michel de Fornel, J.M. Marandin (France)
 Parsing Repairs
11.40 Udo Hahn, Michael Strube (Germany)
 ParseTalk about textual ellipsis
12.10 Hideki Kozima, Akira Ito (Japan)
 Context-sensitive measurement of word distance by adaptive
 scaling of a semantic space
Afternoon session
15.00 Ruslan Mitkov (Germany)
 Two engines are better than one:
 generating more power and confidence in the search for the antecedent
15.30 Malgorzata Stys (UK), Stefan Zemke (Sweden)
 Incorporating Discourse Aspects in Polish - English MT:
 Towards Robust Implementation
16.00 Tadashi Nomoto (Japan)
 Effects of Grammatical Annotation on a Topic Identification Task
Coffee break
17.00 Victoria Arranz, Ian Radford, Sofia Ananiadou, Jun-ichi Tsujii (UK)
 Towards a sublanguage-based semantic clustering algorithm
17.30 R. Basili, M. Della Rocca, Maria Pazienza, P. Velardi (Italy)
 Contexts and categories: tuning a general purpose verb
 classification to sublanguages
18.00 Marie Owens, P.O'Boyle, F.J. Smith (UK)
 A missing-word evaluation of statistical language model
 performance using human subjects
15 September
Morning session
9.00 Invited paper
 Jun-ichi Tsujii (UK)
 Machine Translation: Productivity and conventionality of Language
9.40 David D. Palmer (USA)
 Experiments in Multilingual Sentence Boundary Recognition
10.10 Harris Papageorgiou (Greece)
 Clause recognition in the framework of alignment
10.40 Coffee break
11.10 Jung H. Shin, Young S. Han, Young C. Park, Key S. Choi (Korea)
 A HMM Part-of-Speech Tagger for Korean With Wordphrasal Relations
11.40 Kuang-hua Chen, Hsin-Hsi Chen (Taiwan)
 A corpus-based approach to text partition
12.10 Khalil Sima'an (Holland)
 An Optimized Algorithm for Data Oriented Parsing
Afternoon session
15.00 Christer Samuelsson (Germany)
 Example-Based Optimization of Surface-Generation Tables
15.30 Kalina Boncheva (Bulgaria)
 Generation of Multilingual Explanations from Conceptual Graphs
16.00 Akito Nagai, Ishikawa Yasushi, Nakajima Kunio (Japan)
 Concept-Driven Search Algorithm Incorporating Semantic
 Interpretation and Speech Recognition
Coffee break
17.00 German Rigau Claramunt and Eneko Agirre (Spain)
 A Proposal for Word Sense Disambiguation using Conceptual Distance
 Martin Simon Ulmann (Switzerland)
 Decomposing German Compound Nouns
17.20 Jan Schaake and Geert-Jan M. Kruijff (Holland)
 Information states based analysis of dialogues
 Zaharin Yusoff (Malaysia)
 Unification-like attribute operations in the string-tree
 correspondence grammar
17.20 Galja Angelova (Bulgaria)
 Naive Lexicon or Cryptic Formalismus?
 User support in Machine Aided Translation
 Franklin Cho (USA)
 Implementing Scrambling in Korean: A Principles and Parameters Approach
17.40 Fuji Ren, Lixin Fan (Japan)
 Reservable Structural Ambiguities and Its Application
 in Japanese-Chinese Machine Translation
 Matthew Hurst (UK)
 Parsing for Targeted Errors in Controlled Languages
16 September
Morning session
9.00 Invited paper
 Christian Boitet (France) and Mutsuko Tomokiyo (Japan)
 Ambiguities and ambiguity labelling: towards ambiguity databases
9.40 Ivan Bretan, Maans Engstedt and Bjoern Gambaeck (Sweden)
 A Multimodal Environment for Telecommunication Specifications
10.10 Inaki Alegria, Xabier Artola, Kepa Sarasola (Spain)
 Improving a robust morphological analyzer using lexical
10.40 Coffee break
11.10 Wiebke Ramm and Claudia Villiger (Germany)
 Global Text Organization and Sentence-Grammatical Realization:
 Towards a Discourse-Level Control of Grammatical Selections
11.40 Jan Schaake and Geert-Jan M. Kruijff (Holland)
 Discerning relevant information in discourses using TFA
12.10 Olivier Ferret and Brigitte Grau (France)
 An Episodic Memory for Understanding and Learning
Afternoon session
15.00 Ismail Biskri, Jean Pierre Descles (France)
 Applicative and combinatory categorial grammar
 (from syntax to functional semantics)
15.30 Hang Li and Naoki Abe (Japan)
 Generalizing Case Frames Using a Thesaurus and the MDL Principle
16.00 Allan Ramsay, Reinhard Schaeler (Ireland)
 Case and word order in English and German
Coffee break
17.00 Akira Utsumi (Japan)
 How to Interpret Irony by Computer: A Comprehensive Framework for Irony
 Manfred Kudlek (Germany)
 Some formal aspects of time, tense and aspect
17.20 Jawad Berri, Dominique le Roux,Denise Malrieu, Jean-Luc Minel (France)
 SERAPHIN, an automatic system for main sentences extraction
 Chadia Moghrabi, L. Girard, M.S. Eid (Canada)
 Chemistry: a new domain for a portable text generation system
17.40 Marie Christine Villain, Philippe Trigano, Jean Deloire (France)
 Intelligent textual database and automatic aquisition of word
 Nigel Collier (UK)
 Contextual meta-knowledge acquisition from corpora

 For further information please contact:
 Prof. Ruslan Mitkov <> or
 Nicolas Nicolov <>

The conference will take place in Hotel "Orpheus", Tzigov Chark,
which accomodates up to 50 participants. We have chosen a small and cosy
conference hotel to create a better and friendlier working and social
environment: however this implies restrictions on the availability of
single rooms and participants will be normally offered to share 2-bed
rooms or have a single room in a nearby hostel. Since only limited number
of rooms are available, those interested in attending the conference are
encouraged to register as early as possible. Late registrations could
not be guaranteed.

Tzigov Chark is situated on the shore of the beautiful Batak Lake in the
Western Rhodope mountains and is 150km from Sofia, the capital
of Bulgaria. The local organisers will provide a daily shuttle bus/
conference taxi from Sofia airport to the summer school location
at an inexpensive rate. Sofia is easily accessible by plane from most
major European cities (e.g. daily flights or several flights per week
from London, Frankfurt, Paris, Zurich, Vienna and other European
cities). There are also direct flights to Sofia from North America
(New York, Toronto) and Asia (Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur).
In order to enable the local organisers to plan the shuttle service
efficiently, please contact Victoria Arranz <>
with details about your journey (arrival/departure time and date) at
least 2 weeks before you leave for the summer school.

The conference participants are also invited to take part in the
which will take place immediately before the conference in the
same hotel. Further information about the conference can be
obtained from: Prof. R. Mitkov <> or
Nicolas Nicolov <> or you can have a
look at the following WWW page at URL:

Kindly note that bank processing charges are at the expense of the

 International Conference
Name: ________________________________________________
Affiliation: ________________________________________________
Address: ________________________________________________
Telephone: ______________________________
Fax: ______________________________
e-mail: ______________________________

Registration Fee (after 1 August). :____ 210 USD for industrial participants
 170 USD for academic staff
 130 USD for students
Accommodation + half-board : ___________
(30 USD per day per person)
Specify days - Sept 1995 . : [ ] 13, [ ] 14, [ ] 15, [ ] 16, [ ] 17

=========================== ===========
TOTAL Amount in USD sent . : ___________

Date of bank transfer. . . : 1995
Bank transfer reference No : ___________
To bank account (tick one) :

[ ] BANK . . . .: AMEX
 ACCOUNT NO .: 00710 756 of First Private Bank PLS, Bulgaria
 INSTRUCTIONS: for onward credit to First Private Bank,
 Shoumen branch - Nikolai Nikolov
 Account in USD: 95079620 4 1 00 2560 1 4
 Address of receipient: Nikolai Nikolov
 Incoma, P.O. Box 20
 9700 Shumen, BULGARIA
 Tel: +359-54 5 69 48 (office)

[ ] BANK . . . .: CITIBANK New York
 ACCOUNT NO .: 36015 992 of First Private Bank PLS, Bulgaria
 INSTRUCTIONS: for onward credit to First Private Bank,
 Shoumen branch - Nikolai Nikolov
 Account in USD: 95079620 4 1 00 2560 1 4
 Address of receipient: Nikolai Nikolov
 Incoma, P.O. Box 20
 9700 Shumen, BULGARIA
 Tel: +359-54 5 69 48 (office)

Email your registration forms to:
Nicolas Nicolov <>
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