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Message 1: TMI95 - corrected Preliminary Programme

Date: Mon, 24 Apr 1995 10:57:26 TMI95 - corrected Preliminary Programme
From: Bruno Tersago <Bruno.Tersagoccl.kuleuven.ac.be>
Subject: TMI95 - corrected Preliminary Programme

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The previous posting of the TMI95-programme was incomplete. Here
is the new version of the programme. We apologise for any inconvenience.

 THE SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL
 ISSUES IN MACHINE TRANSLATION (TMI95)
 July 5-7 1995
 University of Leuven
 Centre for Computational Linguistics
 Leuven, Belgium

The Sixth International Conference on Theoretical and
Methodological Issues in Machine Translation (TMI95) will be held
from July 5 to 7 1995 at the University of Leuven, Belgium. It
will precede the Fifth edition of the MT Summit, hosted by the EC
in Luxembourg from July 10 to 14.

TMI95 will focus on three major topics: computational semantics
for MT, MT of spoken language, and the use of
sublanguage/controlled language for MT.
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 REVISED PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME
Topical papers will have a 40 minute presentation ( + 5 minutes
for discussion); short papers will be presented in two parallel
15 minute sessions (+ 5 minutes for discussion).

 Wednesday July 5, 1995
 8.30 - 9.45 : Registration
 9.45 - 10.00 : Opening
10.00 - 11.00 : Invited Speaker: Robin COOPER (University of
 Edinburgh) on computational semantics for MT
11.00 - 11.30 : Coffee
11.30 - 12.15 : Translation using Minimal Recursion Semantics:
 Ann COPESTAKE, Dan FLICKINGER, Rob MALOUF, Susanne
 RIEHEMANN, Ivan SAG
12.15 - 13.00 : A Sign-Based Approach to the Translation of Temporal
 Expressions:
 Frank VAN EYNDE
13.00 - 14.15 : Lunch
14.15 - 15.00 : Paraphrasing through Derivation:
 Oliver STREITER, Antje SCHMIDT-WIGGER
15.00 - 15.45 : Lexicalist Translation and Qualia Theory:
 Arturo TRUJILLO
15.45 - 16.05 : - Apologiae Ontologiae:
 Sergei NIRENBURG, Victor RASKIN, Boyan ONYSHKEVYCH
 - Machine Translation:an Integration Approach:
 Kuang-hua CHEN, Hsin-Hsi CHEN
16.05 - 16.30 : Coffee
16.30 - 17.15 : Noun Phrases in Japanese to English Machine Translation:
 Francis BOND, Kentaro OGURA, Tsukasa KAWAOKA
17.15 - 17.45 : - Domain Modeling for Machine Translation:
 J. Joachim QUANTZ, Uwe KUESSNER, Manfred GEHRKE
 - Automatic Learning of Knowledge for Example-Based
 Disambiguation of Attachment:
 Naohiko URAMOTO
19.00 : Reception in the Town Hall of Leuven

 Thursday July 6, 1995
 9.00 - 9.45 : Controlled English for Knowledge-Based MT:
 Experience with the KANT System:
 Teruko MITAMURA, Eric H. NYBERG, 3rd
 9.45 - 10.30 : Natural Language Modeling in a Machine Translation Prototype
 for Healthcare Applications: a Sublanguage Approach:
 Guy DEVILLE, Emmanuel HERBIGNAUX
10.30 - 10.50 : - A Method for Automatically Adapting an MT System to
 Different Domains:
 Setsuo YAMADA, Hiromi NAKAIWA, Kentaro OGURA, Satoru
 IKEHARA
 - Anaphora Resolution in Machine Translation:
 Ruslan MITKOV, Sung-Kwon CHOI, Rabndall SHARP
10.50 - 11.20 : Coffee
11.20 - 12.20 : Invited Speaker: Edward JOHNSON (Wolfson College,
 University Cambridge) on the use of
 sublanguage/controlled language for MT
12.20 - 13.05 : Correcting is translating: simplified English checking and
 machine translation:
 Geert ADRIAENS
13.05 - 14.15 : Lunch
14.15 - 15.00 : Applying Statistical English Language Modelling to Symbolic
 Machine Translation:
 Ralf BROWN, Robert FREDERKING
15.00 - 15.45 : Coerced Markov Models for Cross-Lingual Lexical-Tag Relations:
 Pascale FUNG, Dekai WU
15.45 - 16.05 : - Spoken-Language Machine Translation in Limited Domains:
 Can it be Achieved by Finite-State Models?
 J.M. VILAR, A. CASTELLANOS, J.M. JIMENEZ, J.A. SANCHEZ,
 E.VIDAL, J. ONCINA, H. RULOT
 - Shake-and-Bake MT and Morphology:
 David TURCATO
16.05 - 16.30 : Coffee
16.30 - 17.15 : Learning English Verb Selection Rules from Hand-made Rules
 and Translation Examples:
 Yasuhiro AKIBA, MEGUMI ISHII, Hussein ALMUALLIM, Shigeo
 KANEDA
17.15 - 17.35 : - Concept-Based Parsing For Speech Translation:
 L.J. MAYFIELD, M. GAVALDA, Y-H. SEO, B. SUHM, W. WARD,
 A. WAIBEL
 - Intrasentential Resolution of Japanese Zero Pronouns in a
 Machine Translation System using Semantic and Pragmatic
 Constraints:
 Hiromi NAKAIWA, Satoru IKEHARA
17.35 - 17.55 : - Chart-based Incremental Transfer in Machine Translation:
 Jan W. AMTRUP
 - Constituent Shifts in the Logos English-German System:
 Claudia GDANIEC, Patricia SCHMID
20.00 : Conference Banquet

 Friday July 7, 1995
 9.00 - 9.45 : A Corpus-based Two-Way Design for Parameterized MT Systems:
 Rationale, Architecture and Training Issues:
 Keh-Yih SU, Jing-Shin CHANG, Yu-Ling UNA HSU
 9.45 - 10.30 : Heterogeneous Computing for Example-Based
 Translation of Spoken Language:
 Eiichiro SUMITA, Hitoshi IIDA
10.30 - 11.00 : Coffee
11.00 - 12.00 : Invited Speaker: Manny RAYNER (SRI Cambridge)
 on MT of spoken language
12.00 - 12.45 : Using Context in Machine Translation of Spoken Language:
 Lori LEVIN, Oren GLICKMAN, Yan QU, Donna GATES, Alon LAVIE,
 Alex WAIBEL, Carol VAN ESS-DYKEMA
12.45 - 14.00 : Lunch
14.00 - 14.45 : Speech-Event Types in Automatic Dialogue Interpreting:
 Birte SCHMITZ, J. Joachim QUANTZ
14.45 - 15.30 : Grammarless Extraction of Phrasal Translation Examples From
 Parallel Texts: Dekai WU
15.30 - ??.?? : Closing & Farewell Cocktail

PROCEEDINGS
 The proceedings will be distributed at the beginning of the
 conference after registration.

FURTHER ENQUIRIES
 TMI95 secretariat
 Centre for Computational Linguistics
 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
 Maria-Theresiastraat 21
 B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
 Phone: +32-16-32.50.88
 Fax: +32-16-32.50.98
 e-mail: tmi95ccl.kuleuven.ac.be
 URL: http://www.ccl.kuleuven.ac.be/
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Message 2: IEE COLLOQ. LONDON MAY 15TH: GROUNDING REPRESENTATIONS (MURPHY)

Date: Sat, 29 Apr 95 11:45:39 BSIEE COLLOQ. LONDON MAY 15TH: GROUNDING REPRESENTATIONS (MURPHY)
From: Paul Mc Kevitt <P.McKevittdcs.shef.ac.uk>
Subject: IEE COLLOQ. LONDON MAY 15TH: GROUNDING REPRESENTATIONS (MURPHY)

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NOTE: Please note that there has been a programme change below and a new
speaker (Elisabeth Andr/e: DFKI, Germany and Sheffield, England) added in.

 PROGRAMME AND CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

 GROUNDING REPRESENTATIONS:
 Integration of sensory information in Natural Language Processing,
 Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks

 IEE COLLOQUIUM
 IEE Computing and Control Division
 [Professional group: C4 (Artificial Intelligence)]
 in association with:
 British Computer Society Specialist Group on Expert Systems and
 The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence
 and Simulation of Behaviour (SSAISB)

 MONDAY, MAY 15th, 1995
 at the IEE Colloquium Savoy Place London, ENGLAND

 Chairs
 NOEL SHARKEY and PAUL MC KEVITT
 Department of Computer Science
 University of Sheffield, England

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:
Perhaps the most famous criticism of traditional Artificial
Intelligence is that computer programs use symbols that are
arbitrarily interpretable (see Searle, 1980 for the Chinese Room and
Harnad, 1990 for the symbol grounding problem). We could, for example,
use the word "apple" to mean anything from a "common fruit" to a
"pig's nose". All the computer knows is the relationship between this
symbol the others that we have given it. The question is, how is it
possible to move from this notion of meaning, as the relationship
between arbitrary symbols, to a notion of "intrinsic" meaning. In
other words, how do we provide meaning by grounding computer symbols
or representations in the physical world?

The aim of this colloquium is to take a broad look at many of the
important issues in relating machine intelligence to the world and to
make accessible some of the most recent research in integrating
information from different modalities. For example, why is it
important to have symbol or representation grounding and what is the
role of the emerging neural network technology?

One approach has been to link intelligence to the sensory world
through visual systems or robotic devices such as MURPHY. Another
approach is work on systems that integrate information from different
modalities such as vision and language. Yet another approach has been
to examine how the human brain relates sensory, motor and other
information. It looks like we may be at long last getting a handle on
the age old CHINESE ROOM and SYMBOL GROUNDING problems. Hence this
colloquium has as its focus, "grounding representations.

The colloquium will occur over one day and will focus on three themes:
(1) Biology and development; (2) Computational models and (3) Symbol
grounding.

The target audience of this colloquium will include Engineers and
Scientists in Neural Networks and Artificial Intelligence,
Developmental Psychologists, Cognitive Scientists, Philosophers of
mind, Biologists and all of those interested in the application of
Artificial Intelligence to real world problems.

 Monday, May 15th, 1995
 ************************
INTRODUCTION:
 9.00 REGISTRATION + SUSTENANCE
10.00 `An introduction' NOEL SHARKEY
 (Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, ENGLAND)
COMPUTATIONAL MODELS:
10.30 `From visual data to multimedia presentations' ELISABETH ANDR/E
 (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
 Saarbr"ucken, GERMANY) &
 (Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, ENGLAND)
11.00 `Natural language and exploration of an information space'OLIVIERO STOCK
 (Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Technologica, IRST)Trento, ITALY)
11.30 `How visual salience influences natural language descriptions'
 WOLFGANG MAASS (Cognitive Science Programme)
 (U des Saarlandes, Saarbruecken, GERMANY)
12.00 DISCUSSION
12.30 LUNCH
GROUNDING SYMBOLS:
 2.00 `Grounding symbols in sensorimotor categories with neural networks'
 STEVAN HARNAD(Department of Psychology, U of Southampton, ENGLAND)
 2.30 `Some observations on symbol-grounding from a combined
 symbolic/connectionist viewpoint' JOHN BARNDEN
 (Computing Research Laboratory, New Mexico, USA) &
 (Department of Computer Science, University of Reading, ENGLAND)
 3.00 Sustenance Break
 3.30 `On grounding language with neural networks' GEORG DORFFNER
 (Austrian Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Vienna, AUSTRIA)
PANEL DISCUSSION AND QUESTIONS:
 4.00 `Grounding representations' Chairs + Invited speakers
S/IN S/IN:
 4.30 `De brief/comments' PAUL MC KEVITT
 (Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, ENGLAND)
 5.00 O/ICHE MHA/ITH
 *****************************
PUBLICATION:
We intend to publish a book on this Colloquium Proceedings.

IEE CONTACT:
Sarah Leong, Groups Officer
The Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
Savoy Place
GB- WC2R OBL, London
England, UK, EU.

E-mail: SLeongiee.org.uk (Sarah Leong)
E-mail: mbarrettiee.org.uk (Martin Barrett)
E-mail: dpenroseiee.org.uk (David Penrose)
WWW: http://www.iee.org.uk
Ftp: ftp.iee.org.uk
FaX: +44 (0) 171-497-3633
Phone: +44 (0) 171-240-1871 (general)
Phone: +44 (0) 171-344-8423 (direct)

LOCATION:
The Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
Savoy Place
GB- WC2R OBL, London
England, UK, EU.

ACADEMIC CONTACT:
Paul Mc Kevitt, Department of Computer Science
Regent Court
211 Portobello Street
University of Sheffield
GB- S1 4DP, Sheffield
England, UK, EU.

E-mail: p.mckevittdcs.shef.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/
WWW: http://www.shef.ac.uk/
Ftp: ftp.dcs.shef.ac.uk
FaX: +44 (0) 114-278-0972
Phone: +44 (0) 114-282-5572 (Office)
 282-5596 (Lab.)
 282-5590 (Secretary)

REGISTRATION:
Registration forms are available from SARAH LEONG at the above address
and should be sent to the following address: (It is NOT possible to
register by E-mail.)

Colloquium Bookings
Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
PO Box 96
Stevenage
GB- SG1 2SD Herts
England, UK, EU.

Fax: +44 (0) 143 874 2792
Receipt Enquiries: +44 (0) 143 876 7243
Registration enquiries: +44 (0) 171 240 1871 x.2206

PRE-REGISTRATION IS ADVISED ALTHOUGH YOU CAN REGISTER ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT.

 R E G I S T R A T I O N COSTS
(ALL FIGURES INCLUDE VAT)
IEE MEMBERS 44.00
NON-IEE MEMBERS 74.00
IEE MEMBERS
(Retired, Unemployed, Students) FREE
NON-IEE MEMBERS
(Retired, Unemployed, Students) 22.00
LUNCH TICKET 4.70

MEMBERS:
Members of the IEEIE, The British Computer Society and the Society for
the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour and
Eurel Member Associations will be admitted at Members' rates.
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