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Fri May 2 1997

Confs: ACL/EACL 97 Workshop Announcement

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Message 1: ACL/EACL 97 Workshop Announcement: "From Research to Commercial Applications..."

Date: Thu, 1 May 1997 10:12:35 -0400
From: Jill C Burstein <jbursteinets.org>
Subject: ACL/EACL 97 Workshop Announcement: "From Research to Commercial Applications..."

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		"From Research to Commercial Applications:
		Making NLP Technology Work in Practice"
		ACL'97/EACL'97 Workshop Announcement
			Saturday, July 12, 1997
	 Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia
			 Madrid, Spain
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Workshop Description:

Success in the marketplace is one form of validation for NLP
techniques and underlying theories. The workshop
will bring together researchers to discuss commercial or
commercial-bound systems that use NLP for either text or speech.
Systems will be discussed that show re-use of
NLP techniques, and that illustrate industry-based practical
considerations involving NLP technology.
Experiences and problems -- technical, logistic, or cultural --
among people working on operational and commercial NLP applications
will be discussed. Discussion of the issues above will
create connections between both academic and industry-based
research efforts to build a solid infrastructure for NLP
technology re-use and lead to a deeper understanding of commercial
NLP potential.

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Workshop Program:


9:00 - 9:30 (Coffee and Registration)

Session I

9:30 - 10:00: "Re-Use of a Proper Noun Recognition System
in Commercial and Operational NLP Applications" (Chinatsu Aone and
J. Maloney, SRA )

10:00 - 10:30: "Developing a new grammar checker for English as
a second language" (Cornelia Tschichold, Franck Bodmer,
Etienne Cornu, Francois Grosjean, Lysiane Grojean,
Natalie Kubler, Nicolas Lewy and Corinne Tschumi,
Universite of Neuchatel)

10:30 - 11:00: "Software Re-Use and Evolution in Text
Generation Applications" (Karen Kukich and Rebecca
Passaneau, Bellcore; Kathleen McKeown, Dragomir Radev,
Vasileios Hatzivassiloglou and Hongyan Jing, Columbia University)

11:00 - 11:20: Coffee Break

11:20 - 11:50: "Estimating the True Performance of Classification-Based
NLP Technology" (James Nolan, Siena College)

11:50 - 12:20: "Tailored patient information: some issues and questions"
(Ehud Reiter and Liesl Osman, University of Aberdeen)

12:20 - 1:30: Lunch Break

1:30 - 2:00: "Practical Considerations in Building a Multi-Lingual
Authoring System for Business Letters" (John Tait and Huw
Sanderson,University of Sunderland; Jeremy Ellman, MARI Computer
Systems, Ana Maria Martinez San Jose, Sistemas y Tratamiento
de Informacion, SA; Peter Hellwig, University of Heidelberg;
Periklis Tsagheas, SENA, SA)

2:00 - 2:30: "A Language Identification Application Built on the
Java Client/Server Platform" (Gary Adams, Sun MicroSystems Labs. and
Philip Resnik, University of Maryland)

2:30 - 3:00: "Practical Experience with Grammar Sharing in
Multilingual NLP" (Michael Gamon, Carmen Lozano, Jessie
Pinkham and Tom Reutter,Microsoft Corp.)

3:00 - 3:20: Coffee Break

3:20 - 3:50: "NLP and Industry: Transfer and Reuse of Technolgies"
(Leo Obrst and Krishna Jha, Boeing Defense and Space Group)

3:50 - 4:20: "Recycling Lingware in a Multilingual MT System" (Manny
Rayner and David Carter, SRI; Ivan Bretan, Roberts Eklund and Mats
Wiren, Telia Research; Steffen Leo Hansen, Sabine Kirchmeier-Andersen,
Finn Sorensen and Hanne Erdman Thomsen,Handelshojskolen i Kobenhavn,
Institut for Datalingvistik)

4:20 - 5:00: Follow-up Discussion

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PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS:

Jill Burstein, Educational Testing Service
Claudia Leacock, Princeton University

ORGANIZING AND PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Jared Bernstein, Ordinate Corporation
Andrew Golding, Mitsubishi Electric
Mary Dee Harris, Language Technology, Inc.
Kevin Knight, USC/ISI
Karen Kukich, Bellcore
Lisa Rau, SRA International
Yael Ravin, IBM, T.J. Watson Research Center
Susanne Wolff, Educational Testing Service
Wlodek Zadrozny, IBM, T.J. Watson Research Center


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Information about Workshop Registration:


Please note that if you would like to attend
the workshop, you must register for the workshop
and the main conference. There are a limited
number of spaces in the workshop.

Registration materials for the main conference and
the workshop are below.

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 		*MAIN CONFERENCE AND TUTORAL REGISTRATION*
		APPLICATION FOR PREREGISTRATION (by 31 May)
 35th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
				and
		8th Conference of theEuropean Chapter of the
		 Association for Computational Linguistics
7-12 July 1997, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Madrid, Spain

NAME _______________________________________________________________________
		Last			First			Middle

ADDRESS ____________________________________________________________________

AFFILIATION (for badge) ____________________________________________________

TELEPHONE __________________________________________________________________

E-MAIL ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________

REGISTRATION INFORMATION (circle fee)
NOTE: Only those whose ACL membership is paid for the 1997 calendar year
can register as members; if you have not, register at the ``non-member'' rate.

 		REGULAR 	NON-	 STUDENT	 STUDENT
 		MEMBER		MEMBER*	 MEMBER		NONMEMBER*

by Feb. 28 	$200 		$275 	 $100		$140
late/onsite 	$260 		$335 	 $120 		$160

*Non-member registration fee includes ACL membership for 1997; do not pay
 non-member fee for BOTH the registration and the tutorials.

TUTORIAL INFORMATION (circle fee)
To attend two tutorials, pay twice the amount shown.

		REGULAR		NON-	 STUDENT	STUDENT
		MEMBER		MEMBER*	 MEMBER		NONMEMBER*
EACH Tutorial:
by Feb. 28 	$125 		$185 	 $85 		$125
late/onsite	$150 		$210 	 $95 		$135

*Non-member registration fee includes ACL membership; do not pay the
 non-member fee for BOTH the registration and the tutorials.

Monday morning tutorials -- select at most ONE:
[ ] Machine Learning of Natural Language
[ ] Information Retrieval from a Linguist's Perspective
 Monday afternoon tutorials -- select at most ONE:
[ ] Maximum Entropy Modeling for Natural Language
[ ] Logical Approaches to Syntactic Theories

BANQUET TICKETS ($50 each): $____________________

MEAL CHOICE: [ ] Vegetarian; [ ] Non-Vegetarian

STUDENT MEMBER LUNCH: [ ] Will attend [ ] Will not attend
 Note: only open to student members or regular members who are students.

EXTRA PROCEEDINGS for REGISTRANTS ($30 each): $__________________

PROCEEDINGS ONLY ($30 members; $60 others): $____________________
NOTE: there is no deadline for Proceedings Only orders (August 1997 delivery)

TOTAL PAYMENT --- MUST BE INCLUDED: $____________________________
(Registration, tutorials, banquet, extra proceedings)

METHOD OF PAYMENT:
[ ] Visa or MasterCard: Number________________________________________

 Expiration Date __________/___________
			 month / year

 Name as it appears on card: ______________________________________

[ ] Attached check payable to Association for Computational Linguistics
 or ACL

SEND TO:

ACL						phone +1-908-873-3898
Priscilla Rasmussen				fax +1-908-873-0014
P.O. Box 6090					aclbellcore.com
Somerset, NJ 08875, USA



		 ****WORKSHOP REGISTRATION****

Registrations via email to aclbellcore.com are strongly
preferred. Please note that the cutoff date for pre-registration
is May 31 .

The registration fee is US $60. Workshop attendees must be
registered for the conference. Acceptable forms of payment are
cheques in US dollars payable to ``ACL'' or credit card
(VISA/Mastercard) payment. Please submit the following form with
payment indicating the workshop you are interested in.

Name:____________________________________________________________________

Institution: (for name tag)______________________________________________

Postal Address:__________________________________________________________

Email:___________________________________________________________________

Phone and Fax:___________________________________________________________

[X] From Research to Commercial Applications: Making NLP Technology Work
 in Practice

Payment: specify cheque or credit card
Credit card type: (Visa/Mastercard only)________________________________
Credit card info:
_________________________________________________________________________
name on card, 		card number, 				expir date
Dietary requirements: vegetarian, etc.

 Please send to:

 ACL
 Priscilla Rasmussen 		phone: +1-908-873-3898
 P. O. Box 6090			fax: +1-908-873-0014
 Somerset, NJ 08875, USA		email: aclbellcore.com

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