LINGUIST List 7.363

Thu Mar 7 1996

FYI: Ling & statistics, Formalism/Functionalism, Comp ling

Editor for this issue: Ann Dizdar <dizdartam2000.tamu.edu>


Directory

  1. Rens Bod, Electronic Version of Book on Linguistics & Statistics
  2. Michael Earl Darnell, Formalism/Functionalism abstracts
  3. Nancy Ide, Computational Linguistics special issue

Message 1: Electronic Version of Book on Linguistics & Statistics

Date: Tue, 05 Mar 1996 23:25:52 +0100
From: Rens Bod <Rens.Bodlet.uva.nl>
Subject: Electronic Version of Book on Linguistics & Statistics

	Electronic Version of Book on Linguistics & Statistics

Since the book/diss. Bod, Rens: "ENRICHING LINGUISTICS WITH
STATISTICS: PERFORMANCE MODELS OF NATURAL LANGUAGE" is sold out, an
electronic version is made available at:
ftp://ftp.fwi.uva.nl/pub/theory/illc/researchreports/DS-95-14.text.ps.gz
or with a link from:
http://www.fwi.uva.nl/research/illc/wwwreports.html

The book starts by motivating a statistical enrichment of linguistics
from a cognitive perspective. It then argues for a linguistic
performance model which employs a very large language corpus, standing
for a person's past language experience, in which each sentence is
annotated with its most appropriate (syntactic, semantic, pragmatic)
analysis. An analysis of a new sentence can be constructed out of
combinations of partial analyses that occur in the corpus. By
combining the relative frequencies of these partial analyses, the
model is able to select from all possible analyses of a sentence the
analysis which is actually perceived by a person. The book deals with
six different realizations of performance models, and goes into their
formal, computational and experimental aspects.
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Message 2: Formalism/Functionalism abstracts

Date: Thu, 07 Mar 1996 11:31:27 CST
From: Michael Earl Darnell <darnellcsd.uwm.edu>
Subject: Formalism/Functionalism abstracts
Hello to all,

We have received several requests for the meeting handbook for the
upcoming Formalism/Functionalism Symposium at the University of
Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

We just wanted to let everyone who is *not* attending the conference
that the handbook, which will include the abstracts of the invited
speakers' papers, the accepted talks, and the poster session, is
available for 10 dollars (US) including postage. Attendees will
obviously receive theirs at the symposium and the price is included in
the registration fee.

If you are interested in receiving the handbook, please contact me via
e-mail, and we'll make arrangements.

Mike Darnell
darnellcsd.uwm.edu
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Message 3: Computational Linguistics special issue

Date: Thu, 07 Mar 1996 17:44:15 GMT
From: Nancy Ide <ideuniv-aix.fr>
Subject: Computational Linguistics special issue

Please be reminded that the deadline for submissions to a special
issue of Computational Linguistics on Word Sense Disambiguation,
edited by Nancy Ide and Jean Veronis, is April 1. Full information is
available at:

 http://www.cs.vassar.edu/~ide/wsd.html
 or
 http://www.lpl.univ-aix.fr/events/calls/cl.html
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