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Message 1: South Slavonic conference

Date: Fri, 7 Apr 1995 15:29:20 GSouth Slavonic conference
From: <Maaike.L.SchoorlemmerLET.RUU.NL>
Subject: South Slavonic conference

message sent on behalf of
Prof. Iordan Penchev/ Dr. Maria Stambolieva
e-mail: jpenbgearn.bitnet
 mstambbgearn.bitnet

1st Conference on
FORMAL APPROACHES TO THE SOUTH SLAVONIC LANGUAGES
 October 13-15,1995
 Plovdiv, Bulgaria

CALL FOR PAPERS
The first International Conference on Formal Approaches to South Slavonic
Languages is organized by the Institute for Bulgarian language of the
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Linguistics Institute of Trondheim
University. Co-organizers are Sofia University and Plovdiv University. The
organizers hope that the conference will, on the one hand, stimulate
Western linguists to re-view theories in the light of new data and, on the
other hand, encourage more linguists working in South-Eastern Europe to re-
view data in the light of new theories.

Abstracts are invited for a 30 min. talk on any significant aspect of the
formal description of South Slavonic languages including, but not
restricted to, phonetics, morphology, syntax, the morphology-syntax
interface, logico-semantic issues, problems of typology, language
univesals, contrastive studies, applications.
 Working languages: Bulgarian and English.

INVITED SPEAKERS:
Guglielmo Cinque, University of Venice
Jean-Pierre Descles, University of Paris IV
Zlatka Guentcheva, CNRS, Paris
Henk van Riemsdijk, Tilburg University
Maria Luisa Rivero, University of Ottawa
Catherine Rudin, Wayne State College
Henk J. Verkuyl, Utrecht University
Edwin Williams, Princeton University

Submission deadline: April 30, 1995.

Abstracts should not exceed two A4 pages and should be sent together with a
full address and affiliation to one of the following addresses:

Prof. Iordan Penchev/ Dr. Maria Stambolieva
Institute for Bulgarian Language, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
52 Shipchenski prohod str. bl.17
1113, Sofia, Bulgaria
e-mail: jpenbgearn.bitnet
 mstambbgearn.bitnet
Prof. Lars Hellan/Mila Dimitrova-Vulchanova
Linguistics Institute, Trondheim University
7055 Dragvoll, Norway
e-mail: lars.hellanavh.unit.no
 mila.vulchanovaavh.unit.no

The conference fee is $10 and covers covers material and opening reception
expenses. If notified before June 1st, the Organizing Committee can take
care of hotel reservations. We are sorry to say that the organizers will
not be in a position to cover travel or other expenses of the participants.
Welcome!
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Message 2: LAST CFP: RECENT ADVANCES IN NLP

Date: Fri, 7 Apr 95 21:14:17 BSTLAST CFP: RECENT ADVANCES IN NLP
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Subject: LAST CFP: RECENT ADVANCES IN NLP


*** FINAL REMINDER ***
*** EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 25 April 1995 ***

 International Conference
 "Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing"
 14-16 September 1995
 Velingrad, Bulgaria

TOPICS OF INTEREST:
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.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
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)

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

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

 mitkovinformatik.uni-hamburg.de

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

SUBMISSION MEDIA:
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
 GERMANY
 Email: mitkovinformatik.uni-hamburg.de

AND to:

 Nicolas Nicolov (Nicolasaisb.edinburgh.ac.uk)

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

SCHEDULE:
Authors must submit their papers by *25 April 1995*. Notification of
receipt will be mailed to the first author (or designated author)
after 26 April 1995. 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.

LOCATION:
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).

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
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

REGISTRATION FEE
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.

CONFERENCE INFORMATION:
For further information contact:
 Nicolas Nicolov
 Dept of Artificial Intelligence
 University of Edinburgh
 80 South Bridge
 Edinburgh EH1 1HN
 Nicolasaisb.edinburgh.ac.uk
 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: http://www.dai.ed.ac.uk/misc/NLP_Conf.html

- anonymous FTP from ftp.dai.ed.ac.uk in file: pub/user/adv_nlp.ps
 Here is an example of how to get the same file by FTP (user input is
 underlined):

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

RELATED EVENTS:
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 (mitkovinformatik.uni-hamburg.de) or
Nicolas Nicolov (nicolasaisb.edinburgh.ac.uk)

INDUSTRIAL PARTICIPANTS / PUBLISHING COMPANIES:
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
(nicolasaisb.edinburgh.ac.uk) of their intention and publishing
houses should contact Dr.R.Mitkov (mitkovinformatik.uni-hamburg.de).

NB Prof. Ruslan Mitkov's NEW email is:
 (mitkovinformatik.uni-hamburg.de)

ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM:
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.

*** Authors who have submitted papers between March 24-30 are kindly
*** requested to resubmit.
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