LINGUIST List 8.1025

Tue Jul 8 1997

Confs: Workshop on Parsing Technologies

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  1. Charles Yang, International Workshop on Parsing Technologies

Message 1: International Workshop on Parsing Technologies

Date: Sun, 6 Jul 1997 01:34:49 -0400 (EDT)
From: Charles Yang <>
Subject: International Workshop on Parsing Technologies

 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
September 17-20, 1997

sponsored by
 Special Interest Group on Parsing Technologies
(A Special Interest Group of the
Association for Computational Linguistics)

IWPT'97 is the fifth workshop in a series of parsing technologies
workshops organized by ACL/SIGPARSE. This series of workshops was
initiated by Masaru Tomita (CMU) in 1989. This first workshop
(Pittsburgh & Hidden Valley) was followed by workshops in Cancun
(Mexico), Tilburg & Durbuy (Netherlands/Belgium) and Prague & Karlovy
Vary (Czech Republic). IWPT'97 will be held in and near MIT in
Cambridge, MA, USA.


Theoretical and practical studies of parsing algorithms for natural
language sentences, texts, fragments, dialogues, ill-formed sentences,
speech input, multi-dimensional (pictorial) languages, and parsing
issues arising or viewed in a multimodal context.


This year's meeting will take place at MIT, in Cambridge, Massachusetts,
USA, September 17-20.
All talks will be held in the Wong Auditorium, located in the Jack C.
Tang Center.

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS: Robert C. Berwick (MIT), Charles Yang (MIT)
Send queries about local arrangements to, or via the
conference home page.


Participants must pre-register with MIT Conference Services. The
simplest way to register is online, via the conference web page. Note
that due to security reasons (i.e., until Rivest can really prove that
Micali cannot crack RSA :-), we cannot accept credit cards via the web.

Alternatively, please send the following information by August 1, 1997,
to the address below:

MIT Conference Services Office
Room 7-111
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA
fax: 1-617-253-7002

Name: ______________________________________
Organization: ______________________________________
Mailing address: ______________________________________
Phone: ______________________________________
Fax: ______________________________________
email: ______________________________________
Expected arrival and departure date and times:

Conference banquet: check if you WILL or WILL NOT attend conference
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General or Student registration: _______ General ________ =


Payment: by Visa or Mastercard (preferred); or check (drawn on ...
We accept faxed registrations w/credit card numbers (Mastercard or Visa
We regret that we cannot accept credit card information via email.

Registration fee: (includes copy of proceedings)
 General: $ 60.00
 Student rate: $ 30.00

Gala Banquet: $ 30.00

All amounts are in US dollars.

TOTAL FEE ENCLOSED: ________________

Onsite registration will be available 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, September 17
and 18.



 The Conference Services Office has reserved 75 rooms at the Hyatt
Regency Hotel. The Hyatt is located on the west border of MIT, within
walking distance to the meeting. The Hotel has two restaurants, a
health club facility with indoor pool, and parking is available. The
conference rate will be $186 single or double per night plus local
applicable taxes.

 Guests should contact the Hotel DIRECTLY to secure their reservations,
1-617-492-1234; fax: 1-617-441-6906. The conference rate is only
guaranteed until three weeks prior to the start of the meeting. For a
list of alternative housing arrangements,please see the conference web
page section,



The nearest airport is Boston, Logan Airport.
Further travel information may be found on the conference web page.


Paper presentations will begin Wednesday, September 17.

A gala banquet will be held Friday evening, 7pm, at the Boston Computer
Guests will be able to tour the entire musuem, including the giant
walk-through computer,
and there will be other special activities.

The workshop ends Saturday at noon, September 20, but arrangements have
been made for people to stay until Sunday, to take advantage of airline

Organization IWPT'97
General chair:
Harry C. Bunt, ITK, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Local chair:
Robert C. Berwick, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Program committee:

Anton Nijholt, University of Twente, The Netherlands (chair)
Masaru Tomita, Stanford University, USA

Bernard Lang, INRIA, Paris, France

Mats Wir=C8n, Telia Research AB, Sweden
Alon Lavie, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
K. Vijay-Shanker, University of Delaware, USA
Aravind Joshi, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Bob Carpenter, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Robert C. Berwick, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Ken Church, AT&T Laboratories, USA
Makoto Nagao, Kyoto University, Japan
David Weir, University of Sussex, UK
Harry C. Bunt, ITK, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Mark Johnson, Brown University, USA
Eva Hajicov=B7, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Martin Kay, Rank Xerox, Palo Alto, USA
Mark Steedman, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Ronald Kaplan, Rank Xerox, Palo Alto, USA
Kent Wittenburg, Bellcore, USA

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