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  1. Judith Klavans, AAAI Symposium on the Lexicon
  2. , Conference program: Negation, Polarity (U. of Ottawa)

Message 1: AAAI Symposium on the Lexicon

Date: Wed, 22 Mar 1995 12:02:05 AAAI Symposium on the Lexicon
From: Judith Klavans <>
Subject: AAAI Symposium on the Lexicon

AAAI Symposium on the Lexicon

 ===)>> Registration is still possible. Information is appended. (<=======

 AAAI Symposium - March 27-29, 1995

 * * * Special Invited Speaker: Chuck Fillmore, Berkeley * * *

 Monday, March 27, 1995

 9:00-9:20 Nicholas Asher and Alex Lascarides
 Metaphor in Discourse
 9:20-9:40 William B. Dolan
 Metaphor as an Emergent Property of Machine-Readable
 9:40-10:00 Sergei Nirenburg
 Apologiae Onotologiae
 10:00-10:20 Lucy Vanderwende
 Ambiguity in the Acquisition of Lexical Information
 10:20-10:30 General Discussion
 10:30-11:30 Coffee Break
 11:00-11:20 Fumiyo Fukumoto and Jun'ichi Tsuji
 Representation and Acquisition of Verbal Polysemy
 11:20-11:40 Graeme Hirst
 Near-synonymy and the Structure of Lexical Knowledge
 11:40-12:00 Antonio Sanfilippo
 Lexical Polymorphism and Word Disambiguation
 12:00-12:20 Richard F.E Sutcliffe, Donie O'Sullivan, Liam Sheahan, and
 Annette McElligott
 The Automatic Acquisition of a Broad-Coverage Semantic
 12:20-12:30 General Discussion
 12:30-2:30 Lunch
 2:30-3:30 INVITED TALK: Charles Fillmore
 The Responsibilites of the Compleat Lexicographer
 3:30-4:00 Coffee Break
 4:00-4:20 Bonnie Dorr and Martha Palmer
 Building a LCS-Based Lexicon in TAGs
 4:20-4:40 Jacques Jayez and Daniele Godard
 Principles as Lexical Methods
 4:40-5:00 Thomas Roeper and Ana Perez-Leroux
 The Acquisition of Inherent Binding
 5:00-5:20 Annie Zaenen and Mary Dalrymple
 "Polymorphic" Causatives: Complex Predicates in French
 5:20-5:30 General Discussion

 Tuesday, March 28, 1995

 9:00-9:20 Masahiko Haruno
 A Case Frame Learning Method for Japanese
 Polysemous Verbs
 9:20-9:40 Inderjeet Mani
 An Integrative, Layered Approach to Lexical
 Semantics and its Application to Machine Translation
 9:40-10:00 Patrick Saint-Dizier
 Generativity, Type Coercion and Verb Semantic Classes
 10:00-10:20 Clare R. Voss and Bonnie J. Dorr
 Defining the Lexical Component in Interlinguas
 10:20-10:30 General Discussion
 10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
 11:00-11:20 Ann Copestake
 Representing Lexical Polysemy
 11:20-11:40 Alex Lascarides
 The Pragmatics of Word Meaning
 11:40-12:00 Michael Johnson, Branimir Boguraev, and James Pustejovsky
 The Acquisition and Interpretation of Complex Nominals
 12:00-12:20 Ellen Riloff
 Dictionary Requirements for text Classification:
 A Comparison of Three Domains
 12:20-12:30 General Discussion
 12:30-2:00 Lunch
 2:00-2:20 R. Basili, M.T. Pazienza, and P. Velardi
 Integration of Probabilistic and Symbolic Methods for
 Semantic Categorization
 2:20-2:40 Rebecca Bruce and Janyce Wiebe
 Towards the Acquisition and Representation of a Broad
 Coverage Lexicon
 2:40-3:00 Ted Pedersen and Weidong Chen
 Lexical Acquisition via Constraint Solving
 3:00-3:20 Mats Rooth
 Two-Dimensional Clusters in Grammatical Relations
 3:20-3:30 General Discussion
 3:30-4:00 Coffee Break
 4:00-5:30 First Breakout

 Wednesday, March 29, 1995

 9:00-10:30 Second Breakout
 10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
 11:00-11:20 Catherine Macleod, Adam Meyers, and Ralph Grishman
 Tagging as a Means of Refining and Extending Syntactic
 11:20-11:40 Geoffrey Nunberg
 Meanings and Theories
 11:40-12:00 Nicholas Ostler
 Speech Act Vocabulary: Does Hyponymy Recapitulate
 12:00-12:20 George A. Miller
 Building Semantic Concordances: Disambiguation vs.
 12:20-12:30 General Discussion

 ***************REGISTRATION INFORMATION**********************************

 AAAI 1995
 Spring Symposium Series
 March 27 - 29, 1995
 Stanford University, California

 Registration Brochure

 Sponsored by the
 American Association for Artificial Intelligence
 445 Burgess Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025
 (415) 328-3123

 Each symposium will have limited attendance. Participants will be
 expected to attend a single symposium throughout the symposium
 series. In addition to participants selected by the program
 committee of the symposia, a limited number of other interested
 parties will be allowed to register in each symposium on a first-
 come, first-served basis. To register, please fill out the enclosed
 form, and send it along with payment to:

 1995 Spring Symposium Series
 445 Burgess Drive
 Menlo Park, CA 94025
 Phone: (415 328-3123*
 Fax: (415) 321-4457*

 *Credit card orders only, please. Please note that there are security issues
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 The lexicon is at the core of many NL, MT, IR, and KR systems, and
 thus can play a central role in determining the success or failure of
 a system. Nonetheless, points of sharp controversy have arisen
 concerning the most flexible and powerful way to represent the
 extensive variety of lexical information required to drive robust
 applications. We intend this symposium to provide a forum to discuss
 problematic issues of lexical representation, and ways to solve
 difficult and complex questions. The symposium will maintain a
 balance between theoretical and applications oriented papers.

 There will be two ``special events'' at the Workshop: one is an
 invited talk by Professor Charles Fillmore on the future of lexical
 research, with some visionary thoughts from a pioneer in the field of
 lexical semantics. The other is a set of break-out sessions to
 involve workshop participants, focusing on ``burning issues'' such as
 limits of corpus analysis, machine-readable dictionaries, thematic
 roles, linking rules, and other ``limits'' to be set by the
 participants. This section of the workshop involves ``pushing the
 limits'', and we plan to push our own limits together in focussed
 discussions on how to solve such persistent problems.

 Organizing Committee:
 Bran Boguraev, Apple Computer; Judith Klavans (chair), Columbia
 University,; Lori Levin, Carnegie Mellon
 University; James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University.


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 fax to 415/321-4457.
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Message 2: Conference program: Negation, Polarity (U. of Ottawa)

Date: Fri, 24 Mar 95 15:11:28 ESConference program: Negation, Polarity (U. of Ottawa)
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Subject: Conference program: Negation, Polarity (U. of Ottawa)

 University of Ottawa
 May 11-13, 1995

All sessions will be held at Montpetit Hall 303


Thursday May 11
8-9am Registration

Morning session
8:30-9:00 Welcoming remarks
9:00-9:35 J.Y. Pollock (U. de Picardie)
 "Les projections fonctionnelles NegP en francais et en anglais"
9:35-10:10 R. Zanuttini (Georgetown U.)
 "The Structure of Negative Clauses"
10:10-10:45 G. Recource (TALANA - U. Paris 7)
 "Le statut de 'ne' dans les infinitives et dans les phrases
1h:45-11:05 Break
11:05-11:40 D. Godard & A. Abeille. (U. Paris 7)
 "Syntaxe de la negation: 'pas' en francais contemporain"
11:40-12:15 P. Attal (U. Paris X - Nanterre)
 "La negation 'ne pas' et la transparence du sujet"
12:15-13:45 Lunch

Afternoon session
13:45-14:20 D. Bouchard (UQAM)
 "La syntaxe de la negation de la phrase en francais et en
14:20-14:55 Cl. Muller (U. Bordeaux)
 "Negation et 'de' partitif"
14:55-15:30 M.T. Espinal (U. Autonoma de Barcelona)
 "Non-negative negation and the syntactic structure of expletive
15:30-15:50 Break
15:50-16:25 M.-T. Vinet (U. Sherbrooke)
 "La negation et les phenomenes d'accentuation de quantifieurs
16:25-17:00 A. Hulk & A. van Kemenade (HIL, U. Amsterdam / Free U.
 "Negation as a reflex of clause structure"
17:00-17:35 J. Hoeksema (U. Groningen)
 "Negative concord in Middle Dutch"
18:30 : Reception at l'Alliance francaise

Friday May 12

Morning session
9:00-9:35 V. Sanchez Valencia (U. Groningen)
 "A brief history of monotonicity patterns: reasonings in the
 scope of negation"
9:35-10:10 M. Krifka (U. of Texas at Austin)
 Polarity items: the creation, propagation and utilization of
10:10-10:45 M. Israel (U.C.S.D.)
 "The scalar model of polarity sensitivity"
1h:45-11:05 Break
11:05-11:40 E. Rohrbauch (U. of Texas at Austin)
 "The role of focus in the licensing and interpretation of
 negative polarity items"
11:40-12:15 L. Horn (Yale U.)
 "Negative polarity and the dynamics of vertical inference"
12:15-13:45 Lunch

Afternoon session
13:45-14:20 M.-U. Etxebarria (U.C. Irvine)
 "Subjects, predicates and the structural condition on negative
 polarity item licensing"
14:20-14:55 T. van der Wouden (U. Groningen)
 "A note on the semantics of negative raising predicates"
14:55-15:30 A. Giannakidou & J. Quer (U. Utrecht)
 "Long-distance licensing of negative indefinites"
15:30-15:50 Break
15:50-16:25 J.-Cl. Anscombre (C.N.R.S.)
 "Encore/deja: negation, gradabilite et distance temporelle"
16:25-17:00 J. Moeschler (U. Geneva)
 "La negation comme expression procedurale non
20:00 : Dinner at Le Cafe, National Arts Center

Saturday, May 13

Morning session
9:00-9:35 L.R. Marks (UQAM)
 "La negation de restriction: perception et reduction"
9:35-10:10 E. Pearce (Victoria U. of Wellington)
 "Operator binding and the syntax of negation in Maori"
10:10-10:45 P. Rowlett (U. of Salford)
 "Jespersen, negative concord and A' binding"
1h:45-11:05 Break
11:05-11:40 W. Ladusaw (U.C. Santa Cruz)
 "Semantic interpretation of negative concord"
11:40-12:15 J. Peres (U. de Lisboa)
 "Negative concord could be the unmarked case"
12:15-13:45 Lunch

Afternoon session
13:45-14:20 V. Deprez (Rutgers U.)
 "French and Haitian Creole N-words united in their differences"
14:20-14:55 D. Valois (U. de Montreal)
 "Quantifieurs negatifs et mouvement wh"
14:55-15:30 L. Haegeman (U. Geneva)
 "Negative chains and the Neg Criterion"

 1. Holiday Inn : 350 Dalhousie (on the market)
 Phone : 613-241-1000
 Fax : 613-241-4804
 1-4 persons : 75 $ (reservation before April 10 in order to
 benefit from those rates; mention that you are with the Negation
 2. Novotel : 33 Nicholas
 Phone : 613-230-3033
 Fax : 613-230-4186
 1 pers : 82$
 2 pers. : 92$

On site: 25 $cdn (students) / 35 $cdn (non students)

A. From Ottawa Airport
 i. Hotel Shuttle : 9$ / 12$ (return)
 Journey time : 30 min.
 ii. City Bus : 2$ (peak hours) / 1,30$ (off peak)
 Journey Time : 1 hour
 iii. Taxi: 20$ (average)
B. From Montreal Airport to Ottawa City Centre
 Voyageur Colonial (Bus) : 21,65 (+taxes) / 40,47 (+taxes) (return)
 Journey Time : 2 1/2 hours

For more information, contact
 P. Hirschbuhler:

Organizing Committee:
D. Forget, P. Hirschbuhler, F. Martineau, M.-L. Rivero
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