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Confs: Discourse Anaphora & Anaphor Resolution

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Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 12:29:24 GMT
From: "Dr Tony McEnery" <mcenerycomp.lancs.ac.uk>
Subject: mcenerycomp.lancs.ac.uk

			CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

	DAARC96 - Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium
		Lancaster University, UK, 17-18th July, 1996
	IndiAna Workshop -
		Lancaster University, UK, 19th July 1996.


Anaphora and anaphor resolution has received a great deal of attention
from workers in linguistics, computational linguistics, artificial
intelligence and information retrieval for a number of decades. This
aspect of natural language has proved a major challenge for all of
these fields, and a great many differing theories and solutions have
been proposed and implemented with varying degrees of success.

A need clearly exists for workers in the field of anaphora and anaphor
resolution to meet. Our hope is that such a meeting will allow all of the
different strands of work on anaphora to be identified, with a view to
producing an up-to-date review of the field that incorporates the many
changes that have taken place in this field in recent years.

For this reason, a Colloquium, DAARC96, will take place on 17th and
18th July, 1996 at Lancaster University, UK. The response to the last
call for papers was very high, and as a result we have been able to
put together a highly varied and interesting programme of events,
details of which appear below.

In conjunction with the DAARC96 Colloquium, we are pleased to announce the
running of a joint event, the IndiAna Workshop on Indirect Anaphora,
which will take place immediately after DAARC96. Details of the IndiAna
workshop appear below.

We would like to invite anyone interested in, or curious about,
discourse anaphora and anaphor resolution to participate in one or both
of these events. If you are interested, please fill in and return the
Registration Form below, along with your conference fee. This form
covers both events.

 DAARC96 - Preliminary Session Plan.

 Day One (17th July):

9 am - 9.30 am:
Keynote Speech - Geoffrey Leech (Lancaster University).


9.30 - 11.00:
A. Corpus-Based Approaches I B. Pragmatic/Formal Approaches

1. A Bender, G Dogil & J Mayer: 1. A Carvalho:
Prosodic Disambiguation of Anaphoric Logic Grammars and pronominal
Pronouns in German Discourses anaphora.
2. O. Ravnholt: 2. B Geurts:
Grammatical cues and "referential distance" Presuppositions and Attitudes
in retrieval of antecedents in discourse
3. R Mitkov: 3. Y Huang:
How good is referential distance for anaphora Anaphora in sentence and in
resolution? discourse: a neo-Gricean
 pragmatic
 approach.

11.30 - 13.00:

C. Discoursal Approaches I D. Psycholinguistic Approaches 

1. B Hamp: 1. R Smyth & C Chambers:
Nonanaphoric future tense Paralellism effects on pronoun
 resolution in discourse context
s
2. I Korbayova & G-J Kruiff: 2. A Cooreman & A Sanford:
Identification of Topic-Focus Chains Focus phenomena with temporal
 connectives
3. K Pitkenen: 3. T Freitheim:
A model for retrieving and describing Some unexpected determinants of
spatiotemporal references local referential
 (dis)continuity

E. Discoursal Approaches II F. Psycholinguistic Approaches

1. S Menuzzi: 1. C Gallaway:
3rd person possessives in Brazilian Children's and adults' use of
Portuguese: on the syntax-discourse relation 'the' - how anaphoric is it?
2. Ming-Ming Pu: 2. S A Hirschmann & A Traversa:
Cognitive constraints, discourse structure How do argumentative texts in a
and anaphora foreign language become
 coherent?
3. E Not & M Zancanaro: 3. K Paterson & R Edden:
Exploiting the discourse structure for Anaphoric reference and
 quantifier
anaphora generation scope ambiguity


G. Discoursal Approaches III H. Psycholinguistic Approaches

 1. M Durrant-Peatfield &
 W Marslen-Wilson:
						Pragmatic effects on zero-anaph
or
1. I Fischer, B Geisert & G Goerz: assignment
Chart-based incremental semantics
construction with anaphor resolution
using lambda-DRT
2. H Saggion & A Carvalho: 2. Hyong-Ju Kim:
Definite anaphora in Portuguese abstracts Neuter anaphor processing in
 Spanish its implications for
 mental
 representation theories
3. E Yoshida: 3. K Paterson, A Sanford & L
 Moxey
Coherence and the understanding of Pronominal reference to a
demonstratives. quantified noun phrase


 Day Two (18th July):

9 am - 9.30 am:

Keynote Speech - Ruslan Mitkov (University of Wolverhampton).


9.30 - 11.00:

I. Intrasentential Approaches I J. Corpus-Based Approaches II

1. L Schapiro & A Hestvik: 1. D Balthazart & L Kister:
On-line processing of VP-ellipsis with Is it possible to predetermine 
a
reflexives referent included in a French
 N de N structure?
2. R Stuckardt: 2. E Lindstrom:
An interdependency-sensitive approach Some uses of demonstratives in
to anaphor resolution spoken Swedish
3. T Tsurusaki: 3. S Uehara:
Bach-Peters paradox and two modes of Anaphoric pronouns in English
 and
pronominal anaphora their counterparts in Japanese.


11.30 - 13.00:
 Posters and Demonstrations

C Anagnostopoulou:	Anaphora and anaphor resolution in musical discourse
J Chur:			Generic anaphora in German texts
A Fatholahzadeh:	TITLE TO BE CONFIRMED
B Dunin-Keplicz:	A formal treatment of referential relations
Hyong-Ju Kim:		Comprehension of pronouns, levels of interpretation
			and context
G-J M Kruiff
& I Korbayova:		Resolution of direct anaphora in CYAN
R Lagunoff:		Semantic and pragmatic conditions on antecedents of
			singular 'they'
M Masuko:		Representation and interpretation: a case of anaphora
			resolution
Y Miyamoto:		Otagai and the absence of the count/mass distinction
			of nouns in Japanese
G Morgan: 		Spatial anaphoric mechanisms in British Sign Language
M Strube & U Hahn: 	ParseTalk about centring
S Williams: 		Anaphoric reference resolution in a telephone-based
			spoken language system for accessing email
Y Q Lin
& R P Fawcett:		Anaphoric reference and logical form
A Kawtrakul
& Y Inagaki:		Anaphora Resolution Based on Dynamic Context Model in
			Database-Oriented Discourse
I Tanaka:		YET TO BE CONFIRMED
P Rayson & A Wilson:	YET TO BE CONFIRMED
P R Bowden, P Halstead
& T G Rose:		YET TO BE CONFIRMED
S Freitas & J Lopes:	YET TO BE CONFIRMED
M Strube, K Markert
& U Hahn: 		YET TO BE CONFIRMED
P Mouret: 		Referring to the context in a guided composition system
Y Obana:		Inferential Ellipsis in Japanese - Cases without
			antecedent elements.
14.00-15.30:

K. Corpus-Based Approaches III L. Intrasentential Approaches I

1. H Shokouhi: 1. O Percus:
Anaphoric relations in conversation in Anaphora and Autophagy
Persian and English
2. S Petch-Tyson: 2. C Potier:
Demonstrative expressions in Gerundive nominal phrases and
argumentative discourse - a computer their translation from English
corpus-based comparison of non-native to French
and native English
3. R Vieira & M Poesio: 3. M Murata & M Nagao:
Processing definite descriptions in corpora Indirect reference in Japanese
 sentences.


16.00-17.30:

M. Corpus-Based Approaches IV N. Computational Approaches

1. M Rocha: 1. R Gaizauskas & K Humpreys:
A corpus-based study of anaphora in Quantitative evaluation of
English and Portuguese coreference algorithms in an
 information extraction system
2. R Mitkov: 2. S Williams, K Preston & M
>From evidence via probability towards Harvey:
higher efficiency in the search for the Rule-based reference resolution
right antecedent using part-of-speech tagging an
d
 anaphor/antecedent noun-phrase
 parsing
3. S Botley: 3. A Tutin & E Viegas:
Demonstrative features in three corpora The resolution and generation o
of written English anaphoric definite expressions


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		INDIANA WORKSHOP
		================

In immediate connection to the general sessions of the DAARC96
Colloquium, a workshop on indirect anaphora will take place. The
workshop will start in the morning of the 19th of July and will finish
on the same day.

The IndiAna Workshop focus on the issue of indirect anaphora in noun
phrase processing, where 'anaphora' implies a relation of dependence
between the noun phrase and preceding discourse, and 'indirect'
implies that the interpretation involves some kind of processing beyond
that of merely retrieving a discourse referent already introduced by
another noun phrase. Examples of indirect anaphora have been
discussed under various headings, such as associative anaphora,
inferrables, antecedent construal, discourse deixis, abstract object
anaphora, 'paycheck' sentences, plural anaphors with split antecedents,
etc. We think it is high time to bring together researchers working on
these different aspects of indirect anaphora and therefore welcome
contributions from all research areas connected to this topic.


Papers to be presented at the IndiAna workshop:

Gabriele Bersani Berselli:
NOMINAL AMBIGUITY AND DISAMBIGUATION BY ANAPHORIC DEVICES

Paul R. Bowden, Peter Halstead & Tony G. Rose:
ENDOPHOR RESOLUTION IN A PATTERN-MATCHING KNOWLEDGE
EXTRACTION SYSTEM

Anto'nio H. Branco:
IRREFLEXIVE ZOOMING: RECIPROCALS PROCESSING AS INDIRECT
ANAPHOR RESOLUTION

Chung-yin Chang:
DISCOURSE DEIXIS: THE USE OF DEMONSTRATIVES IN CHINESE
CONVERSATIONAL DISCOURSE

Maria-Elisabeth Conte:
FACTS, EVENTS, PROPOSITIONS IN ANAPHORIC ENCAPSULATION

Michel Cosse:
INDEFINITE ASSOCIATIVE ANAPHORA IN FRENCH

Kari Fraurud:
INDIRECT ANAPHORA IN A CROSS-LINGUISTIC PERSPECTIVE

Se'rgio Freitas & Jose' G. P. Lopes:
SOLVING THE REFERENCE TO MIXABLE ENTITIES

Thorstein Fretheim:
INDIRECT ANAPHORS AND PRO-VERBS OF THE 'HAPPEN' TYPE

Jeanette Gundel, Nancy Hedberg & Ron Zacharsky:
COGNITIVE STATUS, CONCRETENESS, AND THE FORM OF INDIRECT
ANAPHORS

Christina Hellman:
WHAT DOES "ALL THIS" MEAN?

Robert J. Jarvella, Lita Lundquist & Suzie Mathieu:
TOPOS-BASED INFERENCE-MAKING DURING READING

Sebastian Loebner: (?)

Alfons Maes:
PROCESSING ABSTRACT ANAPHORA IN DISCOURSE

Ole Ravnholt:
THE ROLE OF LEXICAL SPECIFICATIONS IN THE RETRIEVAL OF DIRECT
INDIRECT ANTECEDENTS

Marco A E Rocha:
ANAPHORIC NOUN PHRASES OF LOW SEMANTIC CONTENT AND THEIR
DISCOURSE-CONSTRUCTED ANTECEDENTS

Sonoko Sakakibara:
PRAGMATICS OR SYNTAX? THE CASE OF JAPANESE REFLEXIVE PRONOUN

Monica Schwartz:
INDIRECT ANAPHORA IN TEXT: LINGUISTIC AND COGNITIVE
CONSTRAINTS

Leslie Stirling: (submits written contribution))
Kjetil Strand:
A TAXONOMY OF LINKING RELATIONS

Michael Strube, Karja Merkert & Udo Hahn:
BRIDGING TEXTUAL ELLIPSIS

Yael Ziv:
INFERRED ANTECEDENTS AND EPITHETS: CLUES IN ANAPHOR
RESOLUTION



Kari Fraurud
Department of Linguistics
Stockholm University
S-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Email: kariling.su.se
Telephone: +46-(0)8-16 34 04
Telefax: +46-(0)8-15 53 89

or

Christina Hellman
Department of Linguistics
Stockholm University
S-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Email: kicki.hellmanlingvistik.su.se
Telephone: +46-(0)8-16 23 35
Telefax: +46-(0)8-15 53 89


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		DAARC96/INDIANA REGISTRATION.
		=============================

To register, you may either:

1. Send this form by surface mail to:

		DAARC96,
		Department of Linguistics and
		Modern English Language,
		Lancaster University,
		Bailrigg,
		Lancaster LA1 4YT
		United Kingdom

2. Or fax it to:	+44 - 1524 - 843085

3. Or email it to: 	spbcomp.lancs.ac.uk

4. Or fill in the interactive form on the World Wide Web at the URL
http://www.comp.lancs.ac.uk/computing/research/ucrel/daarc/

Please register BEFORE 30th April 1996, otherwise we cannot guarrantee
availability of accommodation.

The fee for DAARC96 includes the following:

Attendance at all DAARC96 sessions
Conference Pack including Book of Abstracts
Accommodation on the 17th and 18th July
Meals:		17th July: mid-morning coffee, lunch, afternoon coffee and
		dinner
		18th July: breakfast plus mid-morning coffee, lunch, afternoon
		coffee and dinner.
		19th July: breakfast

The fee for IndiAna includes the following:

Attendance at all IndiAna sessions
Conference Pack including Book of Abstracts
Accommodation on the 18th and 19th July
Meals:		19th July: breakfast, mid-morning coffee, lunch, afternoon
		coffee and dinner.
		20th July: breakfast

Accommodation is provided in single study bedrooms on the Lancaster
University main campus.

Payment Details:

Fees are payable in Pounds Sterling or US Dollars. Please make cheques
payable to 'Lancaster University'. Sterling money orders can also be
used for payment, and must be made payable to 'Lancaster University'.
US Dollar cheques are also acceptable, using a fixed exchange rate of
1.5 $US to the Pound. Unfortunately, we cannot accept credit card
payments.

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		REGISTRATION FORM
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Title:			_______________________________________________

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Institution/
Organisation:		_______________________________________________

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Type of registration (both events, DAARC96 only, or IndiAna only):

Attendance at both events		[ ]

						Residential	#225.00	[ ]
						Student		#170.00	[ ]
						Non-Residential	#90.00	[ ]

Attendance at DAARC96 only		[ ]
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						Student		#120.00	[ ]
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						Non-Residential	#30.00	[ ]


NOTE: Students must provide written evidence of their full time student
status, such as an official headed letter from their supervisor.


Additional accomodation on night of July 16th
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