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Message 1: call for papers PAMLA

Date: Wed, 22 Mar 1995 19:03:12 call for papers PAMLA
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Subject: call for papers PAMLA

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Dear colleagues,

As presiding officer of the Linguistics Session of the 1995
Annual Meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language
Association (formerly PAPC), I would like to invite sub-
missions of abstracts on any topic of linguistic research.
The meeting will be held November 3-5 at UC Santa Barbara,
and presentors must be PAMLA members.
Brief abstracts can be submitted to me until April 1.

Since Linguistics usually comes up short at such meetings,
support from linguists in language and linguistics
departments would be especially appreciated. If you
can't submit an abstract, please consider attending.

Thanks in advance for your support.

Thomas F. Shannon
Professor, Germanic Linguistics, UC Berkeley
Presiding Officer, Linguistics Session, 1995 PAMLA
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Date: Fri, 24 Mar 1995 10:54:20 CFP - RECENT ADVANCES IN NLP
From: Nicolas Nicolov <>

 International Conference


 14-16 September 1995
 Velingrad, Bulgaria


Papers reporting on recent advances in all aspects of Natural Language
Processing and Language Engineering are invited, including but not
limited to: pragmatics, discourse, semantics, syntax, and the lexicon;
phonetics, phonology, and morphology; text understanding and
generation; multilingual NLP, machine translation, machine-aided
translation, translation aids and tools; corpus-based language
processing; written and spoken natural language interfaces; knowledge
acquisition; text summarization; computer-assisted language learning;
language resources; evaluation, assessment and standards in language
engineering; and theoretical and application-oriented papers related
to NLP of every kind.

The conference welcomes also new results in NLP based on modern
alternative theories and methodologies to the mainstream techniques of
symbolic NLP such as analogy-based, statistical, connectionist as well
as hybrid and multimedia approaches.

In view of the recent explosion of the use of on-line language
resources the conference especially welcomes contributions in the area
of language engineering.


B. Boguraev (Apple Computer, Cupertino)
C. Boitet (IMAG, Grenoble)
E. Charniak (Brown University)
K. S. Choi (KAIST, Taejon)
A. DeRoeck (University of Essex)
R. Delmonte (University of Venice)
J. P. Descles (University Paris Sorbonne)
S. Finch (University of Edinburgh)
G. Goerz (University of Erlangen)
E. Hajicova (Charles University, Prague)
J. Haller (IAI, Saarbruecken)
P. Jacobs (SRA, Arlington)
A. Joshi (University of Pennsylvania)
L. Kartunen (Xerox Grenoble)
M. Kay (Xerox, Palo Alto)
R. Kittredge (University of Montreal)
K. Kukich (Bellcore, Morristown)
J. Mariani (LIMSI, Orsay)
C. Martin-Vide (University Rovira i Virgili)
Y. Matsumoto (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
K. McKeown (Columbia University)
R. Mitkov (IAI/Institute of Mathematics)
S. Nirenburg (New Mexico State University)
M. Pinkal (University of Saarland, Saarbruecken)
A. Ramsey (University College Dublin)
H. Somers (UMIST, Manchester)
P. Seuren (University of Nijmegen)
O. Stock (IRST, Trento)
B. Tsou (City Polytechnic of Hong Kong)
J. Tsujii (UMIST, Manchester)
D. Tufis (Romanian Academy of Sciences)
D. Yarowsky (University of Pennsylvania)
M. Zock (LISMI, Orsay)


A. Joshi (University of Pennsylvania)
J. Tsujii (UMIST, Manchester)
C. Boitet (IMAG, Grenoble)


Papers not exceeding 3500 words should be submitted via Email
(preferably as plain text or in LaTeX format) not later than 20 April
1995 to:

The first page should also contain the surface and Email address(es)
of the author(s), as well as the topic area.


Papers should be submitted electronically or in hard copy to:

 Ruslan Mitkov
 Department of Computer Science
 University of Hamburg
 Vogt Koelln St. 30
 22527 Hamburg

If electronic submission is problematic (e.g. due to non-standard
format, characters, graphics) not possible, 4 copies of the paper
should be sent.


Authors must submit their papers by 20 April 1995. Notification of
receipt will be mailed to the first author (or designated author) soon
after receipt. Authors will be notified of acceptance by 20 June
1995. Camera-ready versions of the accepted papers, preferably using a
laser printer, must be received by 20 July 1995.


The town of Velingrad is situated in a picturesque valley in the
Western Rhodope mountains and is only 130km from Sofia, the capital
of Bulgaria. The local organizers will provide a daily shuttle bus/
conference taxi from Sofia airport to the conference location
at an inexpensive rate. Sofia is easily accessible by plane from most
of the 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) and Asia (Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur).


Ruslan Mitkov IAI Saarbruecken/Institute of Mathematics, Sofia
Michael Zock LIMSI, Orsay, France
Manfred Kudlek University of Hamburg, Germany
Nikolai Nikolov Incoma, Bulgaria
Nicolas Nicolov Dept. of AI, University of Edinburgh, UK


Full-time students - USD 100
Academic staff - USD 140
Researchers in industry - USD 180

The registration fee includes attendance at the conference, a copy of
the proceedings, refreshments and a reception.

Participants will be informed of the conference bank account in May
and will be asked to send their registration fee by international money
order before 15 July 1995. On site payment by credit card, cheque or cash
will be possible, but with a surcharge of USD 30.


For further information contact:

 Nicolas Nicolov
 Dept of Artificial Intelligence
 University of Edinburgh
 80 South Bridge
 Edinburgh EH1 1HN
 Tel: +44-131 650 2727
 Fax: +44-131 650 6516

Anyone wishing to arrange an exhibit or present a demonstration should
send a brief description together with a specification of physical
requirements (space, power, telephone connections, tables, etc.) to
the above address. The organisers can provide PCs and Macintoshes.

WWW and FTP:

Information about the International Conference "Recent Advances in
Natural Language Processing" is available via:

- WWW at URL:

- anonymous FTP from in file: pub/user/
 Here is an example of how to get the same file by FTP (user input is

 $ ftp
 Name ( nicolas): anonymous
 Password: (- Type in your email here!
 ftp) cd pub/user
 ftp) get (- PostScript version
 ftp) get adv_nlp.txt (- Plain Text File


Conference participants are also invited to take part in the
International Summer School "Contemporary Topics in Computational
Linguistics", which will take place just before the conference in
Tzigov Chark, Batak Lake, only 20 km from Velingrad.
Further information about the summer school can be obtained from:
Prof. R. Mitkov ( or
Nicolas Nicolov (


Industrial participants are invited to demonstrate their NLP-related
products as well as publishing companies to exhibit their new books
on NLP. Company representatives should inform Nicolas Nicolov
( of their intention and publishing
houses should contact Dr.R.Mitkov (

NB Prof. Ruslan Mitkov's NEW email is:


An alternative program can be arranged for persons accompanying
delegates. Among the places which can be visited is Plovdiv, the
second largest and oldest Bulgarian city, beautifully situated on
7 hills 80 km away from Velingrad.


The next call for papers, including more information on invited talks,
and conference location will be posted in due time.

The information about the conference will be kept updated on the ftp
site and on the WWW (mentioned above).
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