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Thu Jan 23 1997

Calls: Generative Syntax, Advances in NLP

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  1. Jacek Witkos, GENERATIVE SYNTAX WORKSHOP
  2. Nicolas Nicolov, CFP: Recent Advances in NLP (RANLP'97)

Message 1: GENERATIVE SYNTAX WORKSHOP

Date: Wed, 22 Jan 1997 19:21:55 MET-1MEST
From: Jacek Witkos <jacekling.univie.ac.at>
Subject: GENERATIVE SYNTAX WORKSHOP

GENERATIVE SYNTAX WORKSHOP 
 to be held at The PLM conference; May 1-3, 1997, Poznan, Poland


 Reductionist Approaches to Syntax and Descriptive Adequacy

Description:

The aim of the workshop is to submit recent claims of highly technical
and general frameworks to a careful scrutiny enforced by complicated
data form Slavic languages. The discussion shall center around the
Minimalist Program inspired analyses and a host of cliticization
phenomena in Polish and other Slavic languages. All interested parties
are kindly welcome.

Organization:

The workshop shall take place simultaneously with the general session
and each speaker shall be given approximately 40 minutes for a
presentation and discussion. The following researchers have expressed
their intention to participate:

Bob Borsley
Damir Cavar
Martin Haiden
Friedrich Neubarth
Ian Roberts
Anna Roussou
Bozena Rozwadowska
Adam Szczegielniak
Ewa Willim
Jacek Witkos
Przemyslaw Tajsner
Tadeusz Zabrocki

Abstracts of a maximum length of two pages shall be sent to the
workshop organizer by March 1st 1997 at the latest:

Jacek Witkos, jacekling.univie.ac.at
Institut fuer Sprachwissenschaft
der Universitaet Wien
Berggasse 11
A-1090 Wien
Austria
tel. 0043 1 3103886/35, fax.../23 
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Message 2: CFP: Recent Advances in NLP (RANLP'97)

Date: Thu, 23 Jan 97 02:30 GMT
From: Nicolas Nicolov <nicolascogs.susx.ac.uk>
Subject: CFP: Recent Advances in NLP (RANLP'97)




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 * CFP: Second International Conference *
 * "RECENT ADVANCES IN NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING" *
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 * 11-13 September 1997 *
 * Tzigov Chark, Bulgaria *
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 * http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/lab/nlp/ranlp/97.html *
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CALL FOR PAPERS

The first International Conference on Recent Advances in Natural
Languages Processing (RANLP) was held in 1995. Given the high quality
of the presented papers and the overall success of the event, we now
plan to organise the conference biennially.

Selected papers from the proceedings of the conference are published
as a book by John Benjamins as part of their Current Issues in
Linguistic Theory (CILT) series.

TOPICS OF INTEREST

Papers reporting on recent advances in all aspects of Natural Language
Processing and Language Processing are invited, including but not
limited to: pragmatics, discourse, semantics, syntax, and the lexicon;
phonetics, phonology, and morphology; text understanding and
generation; multilingual NLP; machine translation, machine-aided
translation, translation aids and tools; corpus-based language
processing; electronic dictionaries; written and spoken natural
language interfaces; knowledge acquisition; terminology; text
summarisation; message routing, text classification; computer-aided
language learning; language resources; evaluation, assessment and
standards in language engineering; and theoretical and
application-oriented papers related to NLP of every kind.

The conference also welcomes new results in NLP based on modern
alternative theories and methodologies to the mainstream techniques of
symbolic NLP such as analogy-based, statistical, connectionist as well
as hybrid and multimedia approaches.

In general, the conference especially welcomes any contribution to the
area of language processing in view of the imminent developments in
information technology.


PROGRAM COMMITTEE: RANLP'97

Elisabeth Andre		(DFKI, Saarbruecken)
Branimir Boguraev	(Apple Computer, Cupertino)
Chris Brew		(University of Edinburgh)
John Carroll		(University of Sussex)
Robert Dale		(Microsoft Research Institute, Australia)
Rodolfo Delmonte	(Universira Ca' Foscari, Venice)
Steve Finch		(Thomson Technology, Rockville)
Guenter Goerz		(University of Erlangen-Nuernberg)
Eva Hajicova		(Charles University, Prague)
Ed Hovy			(ISI/University of Southern California)
Pierre Isabelle		(CITI, Laval)
Richard Kittredge	(University de Montreal)
Manfred Kudlek		(University of Hamburg)
Karen Kukich		(Bellcore, Morristown)
Geoffrey Leech		(Lancaster University)
Susann LuperFoy		(MITRE Corporation, McLean)
Carlos Martin Vide	(Universidad Rovira i Virgilli, Tarragona)
Yusi Matsumoto		(Nara Inst of Science & Technology)
Tony McEnery		(Lancaster University)
Ruslan Mitkov		(University of Wolverhampton)
Nicolas Nicolov		(University of Sussex)
Stephen Pullman		(SRI, Cambridge)
James Pustejovsky	(University of Brandeis)
Allan Ramsay		(UMIST, Manchester)
Harold Somers		(UMIST, Manchester)
Oliviero Stock		(IRST, Trento)
Isabelle Trancoso	(INESC, Lisbon)
Harald Trost		(Austrian Institute for AI, Vienna)
Dan Tufis		(Romanian Academy, Bucharest)
Jun-ichi Tsujii		(University of Tokyo/UMIST)
Atro Voutalainen	(University of Helsinki)
Yorick Wilks		(University of Sheffield)
David Yarowsky		(Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore)
Zaharin Yusoff		(University of Science Malaysia, Penang)
Michael Zock		(LIMSI, CNRS)


PAPER SUBMISSION

 FORMATTING GUIDELINES:

 Papers should not exceed 3500 words and should be less than
 10 pages. Format specifications and a LaTeX style sheet are
 available though the RANLP web site.

 HARD COPIES:

 Four hard copies should be sent to:

 Ruslan Mitkov
 School of Languages and European Studies
 University of Wolverhampton
 Stafford Street
 Wolverhampton WV1 1SB, UK

 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION:

 UNIX PS files should be sent to:
 Nicolas Nicolov (nicolascogs.susx.ac.uk)

 INFO EMAIL:

 Authors should send an info email to Nicolas Nicolov
 (nicolascogs.susx.ac.uk) filing in the form below:

# NAME : Name of first author
# TITLE: Title of the paper
# PAGES: Number of pages
# FILES: Name of file (if also submitted electronically)
# NOTE : Anything you'd like to add
# KEYS : Keywords
# EMAIL: Email of the first author
# ABSTR:
# Abstract of the paper
# . . . . . .


IMPORTANT DATES

 Paper Submission Deadline	 2 May 1997
 (Hard Copy/Electronic)
 Paper Notification		25 Jun 1997
 Camera-Ready Papers Due	15 Jul 1997	
 RANLP Conference	 11-13 Sep 1997


INVITED SPEAKERS

The invited speakers of the conference are outstanding academics
including Yorick Wilks (University of Sheffield). Others are expected
to confirm their participation soon.


LOCATION

Tzigov Chark is a beautiful resort in the Rhodope Mountains
surrounding the Batak Lake. It is approximately 145 km from Sofia, the
capital of Bulgaria. The local organisers will provide a daily shuttle
bus/conference taxi from Sofia airport to the conference location at
an inexpensive rate.


ORGANISING COMMITTEE

 GENERAL
 Ruslan Mitkov (University of Wolverhampton) - Chair
 Nicolas Nicolov (University of Sussex) - Vice-Chair
 Manfred Kudlek (University of Hamburg)
 Michael Zock (LIMSI CNRS)

 REGISTRATION, TRAVEL, ON-SITE ARRANGEMENTS
 Victoria Arranz (UMIST, Manchester)
 Malgorzata Stys (University of Cambridge)

 LOCAL ORGANISATION
 Nikolai Nikolov (Incoma, Shumen) - Treasurer & Coordinator
 Iliana Raeva (Technical University, Russe)
 Jordan Tabov (Institute of Mathematics, Sofia)


CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Visit RANLP'97 home page at:
http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/lab/nlp/ranlp/97.html

If you need additional information contact:

 Nicolas Nicolov
 Cognitive and Computing Sciences
 University of Sussex
 Brighton BN1 9QH, UK
 Tel: +44-1273 678408
 Fax: +44-1273 671320
 Email: nicolascogs.sussex.ac.uk


RELATED EVENTS

Conference participants are also invited to take part in the
International Summer School "Contemporary Topics in Computational
Linguistics", which will take place just before the conference in the
same location. Further information on the summer school can be
obtained from Victoria Arranz (victoriaccl.umist.ac.uk) and
Malgorzata Stys (m.styscl.cam.ac.uk).


INDUSTRIAL PARTICIPANTS/ PUBLISHING COMPANIES/ DEMOS/EXHIBITS

Industrial participants are invited to demonstrate their NLP-related
products as well as publishing companies to exhibit their new books
on NLP. Company representatives should inform Nicolas Nicolov
(nicolascogs.sussex.ac.uk) of their intention. Likewise for people
from academia who wish to make demos. Publishers wishing to exhibit/
promote books please contact Ruslan Mitkov (r.mitkovwlv.ac.uk).


ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM

An alternative program can be arranged for persons accompanying
delegates. Among the places which can be visited is Plovdiv, the
second largest and oldest Bulgarian city, beautifully situated on
7 hills 75 km away from Tzigov Chark.


SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

A second call for papers, including more information on invited talks,
conference location and accommodation, registration fees and bank
accounts, will come out in due course. The information on the web will
be kept updated: http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/lab/nlp/ranlp/97.html
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