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Message 1: African Linguistics Conference Info

Date: Tue, 31 Jan 1995 15:34:42 African Linguistics Conference Info
From: "Caroline Smith" <SMITHChumnet.ucla.edu>
Subject: African Linguistics Conference Info


INFORMATION FOR THE 26TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON AFRICAN LINGUISTICS,
March 24, 25, 26 1995, UCLA Co-Organizers:
Tom Hinnebusch & Ian Maddieson

ASSOCIATED EVENTS:
African Languages Teachers Association Meeting, March 23, 1995
(Antonia Folarin Schleicher, Wisconsin; and David Dwyer, MSU,
Co-Planners; T. J. Hinnebusch and Ian Maddieson, local facilitators)

6th Nilo-Saharan Conference, Organizer Lionel Bender, University of
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (T. J. Hinnebusch and Ian
Maddieson, local facilitators)

THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
1) Venue and transportation from the airport, etc.
2) Conference Registration information
3) Preliminary schedule

1) VENUE, HOTEL REGISTRATION, TRANSPORT FROM AIRPORT
The conference and associated events will be held at the Holiday Inn
BayView Plaza Hotel. The hotel is in the city of Santa Monica
within sight of Pacific coast beaches and within easy walking
distance to beaches, including the infamous Venice boardwalk, the
Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica's Third Street pedestrian mall
shopping and entertainment area, art galleries, and other Santa
Monica city attractions. It is close to bus lines that can take you
to local attractions such as the J. Paul Getty Museum on Pacific
Coast Highway, and to other attractions in the Los Angeles area. It
is approximately 20-25 minutes by bus to the UCLA campus, less if
you are driving.

Special rate for conferees staying at the hotel are:
 $65.00 per room for one to two persons,
 $75.00 per room for up to four persons

These special rates will be in effect for 3 days prior to the
beginning of the conference and 3 days following the conference.
This will allow participants for all events to take advantage of the
special rates. In order to qualify for these special rates you must
mention AFRICAN LINGUISTICS CONFERENCE or ACAL when booking. For
reservations call the international reservations number for Holiday
Inns, 1-800-HOLIDAY (1-800-465-4329) and specify the hotel, or call
the BayView Plaza direct, 310-399-9344; or write to the Holiday Inn
BayView Plaza Hotel, 530 Pico Bl., Santa Monica, California 90405.
It is recommended that reservations be made as soon as possible.
The hotel may be able to assist participants traveling alone who
would like to share a room with others; call the hotel direct
(310-399-9344) and ask to talk to Allison Fitch in Sales.

The hotel provides free van transportation from the Los Angeles
airport to the hotel. The van can be boarded outside the baggage
claim areas of your departure terminal at clearly marked pickup
areas for hotel vehicles (indicated by green signs). The van is
marked with the name of the hotel and runs at approximately the
following times: 7:40 a.m., 9:10, 10:40, 12:10 p.m., 1:40, 3:10,
4:40, 6:10, 7:40, 9:10 and 10:40. Call the hotel at 1-800-495-7776
to let them know which terminal you are at so the driver can be on
the look-out. One can also easily reach the hotel by the one of the
frequent mini-bus shuttles (about $15.00) or by using the Santa
Monica Busline. To take the bus board any airport shuttle going to
Parking Lot C where you will see the bus terminal. Board bus #3
("the big Blue Bus"). The fare is 50 cents and you need exact
change; service is about every hour and the last bus leaves the
terminal at 11:15 p.m. Get off the bus at Pico and 4th St. after it
passes the hotel on the left; the hotel will be behind you and a
short block away by foot.

If you are traveling by car you can reach the hotel by going west on
the Santa Monica freeway (Interstate 10), exit at the 4th street
exit, turn left onto 4th street and turn left again at Pico (second
light). The hotel will be on the right. There is free parking at
the hotel in a subterranean garage.

2) CONFERENCE PRE-REGISTRATION
ACAL 26 Pre-Registration schedule of payments. Pre-registration
payment must arrive at UCLA by March 10th.
 $25.00 Student rate
 $40.00 Faculty and others
 $5.00 Saturday Night Buffet and Dance
$10.00 will be added to the above for late registrants who register
at the conference (see below for currency problems).
Registration fees include the cost of a volume of selected papers
from the conference which will be sent to participants once
published. An abstract booklet will be provided to all registered
participants at the conference registration desk in the hotel.

Your check should be made out to
 REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
and should be sent to
 Thomas J. Hinnebusch, Department of Linguistics, UCLA, 405 Hilgard
 Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90024-1543

Participants with foreign exchange problems can register at the
meeting without being assessed the penalty for late registration,
but we do request a notice from you stating your intention to attend
and your wish to have a ticket reserved for you for the social
event.

3) PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday March 23 1995: Registration and Reception for ALTA participants and
early arrivals for ACAL and 6th N-S: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. (cash bar and snacks)

Friday March 24 1995: Morning. Plenary session "African Language
Classification". Joseph Greenberg Special lecture: "The Whys and
Hows of Linguistic Classification, with some African Applications"
 Registration begins 8:00 a.m.

Saturday March 25 1995: Dinner and Dance, UCLA Fowler Museum of
Cultural History 6:30 - 11:00 p.m. Special Exhibits: Crowning
Achievements: African Arts of Dressing the Head; Spirits as People,
Figurative Sculpture of the Baule Peoples, Cote d'Ivoire, West
Africa (venue tentative)

Sunday March 26 1995: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Computational Tools for
Language Comparison: Presenters include Larry Hyman, Comparative
Bantu On-Line Dictionary, Robert Nicolai: MARIAMA, and J. B. Lowe:
Comparison Engine.
Associated events

Thursday March 23 1995 African Languages Teachers Association
Meeting (ALTA)
 Morning program: ALTA Business meeting
 Afternoon program: Multimedia Interactive Instructional Materials
for African Languages (Antonia Folarin Schleicher, Wisconsin): Lioba
Moshi (High-Tech and African Language Teaching), Will Leben &
Richard Randell (Hausa computer/video disc materials), David Dwyer
(Generic computer assisted language learning materials), Russ Schuh
(Hausa computer assisted materials), Antonia Folarin Schleicher
(Yoruba computer/video CD-ROM materials). Linda Hunter Discussant.
ACAL26 and 6th N-S participants are invited to attend this special
session.

Monday March 27-29, 1995: 6th Nilo-Saharan Conference (Contact
Lionel Bender, Department of Foreign Languages, Southern Illinois
University, Carbondale 618-453-5029; fax 453-3253) Monday morning:
Plenary session on Nilo-Saharan classification; presenters: Chris
Ehret, Lionel Bender, Robert Nicolai; and Franz Rottland discussant.
There is a separate $20.00 registration for this conference.

The 26th Annual conference on African Linguistics is co-sponsored by
The James Coleman African Studies Center, The International Scholars
and Overseas Programs office, and the Linguistics Department. It is
also an official academic event celebrating the 75th Anniversary of
the Foundation of UCLA and supported by the Academic Senate. The
Sixth Nilo-Saharan conference is supported by the National Science
Foundation.

PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION ON TO YOUR COLLEAGUES WHO MIGHT BE
INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE.
26th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, UCLA, March 24-26, 1995
Co-Organizers: Tom Hinnebusch (310-825-9747 office; 310-826-6319 home)
 Ian Maddieson (310-206-2808 Phonetics Lab)
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Message 2: EACL SIGDAT WORKSHOP - LAST CALL AND REGISTRATION

Date: Tue, 31 Jan 95 16:06:52 -0EACL SIGDAT WORKSHOP - LAST CALL AND REGISTRATION
From: <evelyneresearch.att.com>
Subject: EACL SIGDAT WORKSHOP - LAST CALL AND REGISTRATION

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 CALL FOR PAPERS
 FROM TEXTS TO TAGS: ISSUES IN MULTILINGUAL LANGUAGE ANALYSIS
 EACL SIGDAT WORKSHOP
 Dublin, Ireland - March 27, 1995

 Last Announcement

Workshop organized by the ACL special interest group SIGDAT
to be held in conjunction with the meeting of the European Chapter
of the Association of Computational Linguistics. The meeting will be
co-chaired by Susan Armstrong, ISSCO and Evelyne Tzoukerman, AT&T Bell
Laboratories.

 Submission deadline: Jan 23
 Notice of acceptance/rejection: February 10
 Camera ready copy due: March 1

With the growing amount of multilingual corpus data becoming
available, there is a pressing need to explore issues in
representation and analysis of these texts. Although extensive and
leading work has been accomplished for languages such as English, for
the most part many theoretical and concrete issues need to be resolved
in the representation and tagging of other languages.

The focus of this workshop is on multilingual text analysis, from the
level of text itself, e.g. tokenization, sentence separation, etc, to
morphosyntactic analysis, specifically tagging. We intend to focus on
tagging since it appears to be the case that, from a computational
point of view, part of speech tagging is often an important
prerequisite to further structural analysis. Additionally, many NLP
systems can make use of tagged corpora for various applications.
However, tasks such as tokenization and tagging continue to raise
serious challenges in multilingual text analysis, due to differing
types of morphological characteristics across languages.

 Topics of Interest include (but are not limited to):

 - tokenization and segmentation
 - interfaces between morphological analysis and part-of-speech tagging
 - size and choice of tagset
 - defining and refining new tag sets
 - mapping between tag sets
 - universal vs. language specific tags
 - multilingual approaches to tagging

We invite submissions on topics that in general reflect an awareness
of differences and similarities in working on multilingual text.
We also welcome substantive descriptions of newly started and ongoing
projects.

Program Committee:

 K. Church, USA
 B. Gale, USA
 J.-M. Lange, FR
 G. Leech, UK
 A. Voutilainen, FI

FORMAT FOR SUBMISSION: Authors should submit extended abstracts
(2000-3000 words), either electronically or in hard-copy. Electronic
submissions must either be plain ascii text or a postcript file
following the EACL-95 stylesheet. Hard copy backup should include
two (2) copies of the paper. Abstracts should be sent to either of
the addresses:

Evelyne Tzoukermann Susan Armstrong
AT&T Bell Laboratories ISSCO University of Geneva
Room 2D-448, P.O. Box 636 54 route des Acacias
600 Mountain Avenue
Murray Hill, NJ, 07974-0636 CH-1227 Geneve
USA Switzerland
tel. +1-908-582-2924 +41-22-705-7113
fax +1-908-582-7308 +41-22-300-1086
email evelyneresearch.att.com susandivsun.unige.ch


ATTENTION REGISTRATION:

 Registration fees are 27 Irish pounds (or US$40) for participants
 who register by March 1rst 1995. Late registration will be 33 Irish
 pounds (or US$50); it includes a copy of the proceedings, lunch,
 and refreshments during the day. Acceptable forms of payment are US$
 checks payable to "EACL" or credit card (VISA/Mastercard) payment.
 All payments in US dollars should be sent to:

Evelyne Tzoukermann
AT&T Bell Laboratories
Room 2D-448, P.O. Box 636
600 Mountain Avenue
Murray Hill, NJ, 07944-0636

 All payments in other currencies should be made to:
 (Note that no credit card payment is acceptable this way)

Susan Armstrong
ISSCO University of Geneva
54 route des Acacias
CH-1227 Geneve
Switzerland

 Please submit the following form along with payment:

 name:_________________________________________________________________

 institution: (for name tag)___________________________________________

 address: (postal address)_____________________________________________

 email:________________________________________________________________

 payment: (specify cheque or credit card)______________________________

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

 ______________________________________________________________________

 dietary requirements: (if they can be met by the organizers)

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