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Thu 25 May 1995

Confs: Corpus-Based Approaches to Dialogue Modelling

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Date: Wed, 17 May 1995 02:26:47 Repeated Announcement TWLT9
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Subject: Repeated Announcement TWLT9

 Twente Workshop on Language Technology
 Corpus-Based Approaches to Dialogue Modelling
 June 9, 1995
 Repeated Announcement

On June 9, the ninth international Twente Workshop on Language Technology
(TWLT 9) will take place at the University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands.
This time, the workshop will be devoted to approaches which emphasize the use
of empirical data as a basis for dialogue modelling.
Special attention will be paid to the exploitation of man-man and (simulated)
man-machine dialogues for the design of (spoken) dialogue models and systems.

TWLT 9 will be organized around the following subjects:

 * corpus-based methods as applied to dialogue modelling
 * methods for evaluating implemented dialogue models
 * dialogue formalisms, speech acts, dialogue grammars
 * intention-based approaches to dialogue modelling
 * tools and methods to obtain and process dialogues

TWLT 9 is sponsored by the University of Twente, KPN Research and NWO, the
Dutch Organization for Scientific Research.

The latest version of the programme, as well as abstracts of the
talks are available at URL:

The TWLT Series

TWLT 9 is the ninth in a series of similar workshops, which started in March
1991. As the previous workshops, it has an international character.
In the TWLT series the following workshops have been organized so far:

TWLT 1, March 1991. Tomita's Algorithm: Extensions and Applications.
TWLT 2, November 1991. Linguistic Engineering: Tools and Products.
TWLT 3, May 1992. Connectionism and Natural Language Processing.
TWLT 4, September 1992. Pragmatics in Language Technology.
TWLT 5, June 1993. Natural Language Interfaces: From Laboratory to Commercial
 and User Environment.
TWLT 6, December 1993. Natural Language Parsing: Methods and Formalisms.
TWLT 7, June 1994. Computer-Assisted Language Learning.
TWLT 8, December 1994. Speech and Language Engineering.

Proceedings of TWLT 2-TWLT 8 can be ordered via the organizing secretariat.
TWLT 10 will take place December 6-8, 1995. Its topic is algebraic methods in
language processing. Organizers are M. Nivat, T. Rus and A. Nijholt. It will be
a joint event with the first AMAST workshop on language processing.
For information contact

Proceedings of TWLT 9 will be available at the workshop.

Program Time Schedule

Friday, June 9, 1995

9.00 Registration and Coffee

9.45 Opening

10.00 N. Fraser (Vocalis Ltd, Cambridge)
 Messy data, what can we learn from it?

10.30 N. Dahlback (NLP Laboratory, Linkoping)
 Kinds of agents and types of dialogues

11.00 Break

11.15 J.H. Connolly (Loughborough University of Technology)
 Clause-internal structure in spoken dialogue

11.45 J. Kowtko (HCRC, Edinburgh)
 The analysis of conversational games (preliminary title)

12.15 Lunch

13.45 J. Alexandersson (DFKI, Saarbrucken)
 Designing the dialogue component in a speech translation system
 - a corpus-based approach

14.15 H. Aust (Philips, Aachen)
 Dialogue control in automatic inquiry systems

14.45 Coffee

15.00 T. Andernach (University of Twente, Enschede)
 Predicting and interpreting speech acts in a theatre information
 and booking system

15.30 M. Rats (ITK, Tilburg)
 Referring to topics - a corpus-based study

16.00 Break

16.15 H. Dybkjaer, L. Dybkjaer and N. O. Bernsen (Centre for Cognitive
 Science, Roskilde)
 Design, formalization and evaluation of spoken language dialogue

16.45 D.G. Novick and B. Hansen (Orgeon Graduate Institute of Science and
 Technology, Portland)
 Mutuality strategies for reference in task-oriented dialogue

17.15 Discussion

18.00 Closing


TWLT9 is organized by the PARLEVINK-project, a language theory and technology
project of the University of Twente in co-operation with KPN Research.
The local organizers are:

Toine Andernach, University of Twente
email:; fax: +31 53 315283

Stan P. van de Burgt, KPN Research
email:; fax: +31 70 3326477

Gerrit van der Hoeven, University of Twente
email:; fax: +31 53 315283


To register fill in the form below and send it to the organizing secretariat
(preferably via e-mail) or fill-in the form at URL:

Regular registration fee: DFL 75.-
Students registration fee: DFL 40.-
This includes a lunch, refreshments during breaks and workshop proceedings.
Proceedings will be available on site and registration fee is to be paid
on site.

Please register well in advance and no later than June 1!
The number of participants is limited to 50.

Workshop site

The workshop will take place in the "Demozaal" in building "L" of the
Informatica-complex at the campus of the University of Twente, Enschede,
the Netherlands. Enschede is located in the eastern part of the Netherlands.

Every 30 minutes a train in the direction of Enschede leaves from Schiphol

The campus can be reached by car and by bus. By car, follow the signs
"Universiteit". From Hengelo station (the faster) take bus 15 or 51, and
from Enschede station take bus 1 or 51.
A ten minutes walk from the campus entrance will bring you to the workshop.
Follow the red signs "TWLT".

During the conference hours participants can be reached via the secretariat.
For hotel accommodation (information and booking) contact the organizing

Workshop secretariat

For more information on the workshop, please contact the organizers. For other
information and accommodation, please contact:

TWLT secretariat
University of Twente
Department of Computer Science
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands
tel: +31 53 893680
fax: +31 53 315283

Registration form

City, zip:
Email: (please specify)
Type of participant (student/regular):
Hotel (y/n): if yes:
 nights (June 8, June 9 or both):
 kind of room (single/double):
Comments, questions:
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