LINGUIST List 9.1569

Sat Nov 7 1998

FYI: Discourse & Dialogue, Babel, NEH seminars

Editor for this issue: Jody Huellmantel <>


  1. Susann LuperFoy, Special Interest Group on Discourse & Dialogue
  2. Malcolm Lawrence, Babel Patronage
  3. Arnold, Douglas, NEH: Summer seminars and institutes

Message 1: Special Interest Group on Discourse & Dialogue

Date: Fri, 6 Nov 1998 10:32:25 -0400
From: Susann LuperFoy <>
Subject: Special Interest Group on Discourse & Dialogue


		Announcing a Special Interest Group


	 the Association for Computational Linguistics
 Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue

The aim of SIGDIAL is to bring together researchers and system developers
interested in discourse and dialogue processing, including those with an
interest in development or evaluation of deployable dialogue systems. It is
our intention to serve as a focal point for sharing information and
resources. SIGDIAL will provide members with a means of exchanging news and
recent research developments, to sponsor meetings in discourse and dialogue
processing, and to make available all forms of relevant resource material.

The SIGDIAL homepage at

There you will find, among other information, the initial and temporary
officers plus Science Advisory Committee members and their email addresses,

President		Susann LuperFoy
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Vice President		David Traum
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Secretary		Morena Danieli
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Information Officers
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			Bonnie Webber 		(Sep-Oct)
			Candy Sidner 		(Nov-Dec)
			Sandra Carberry 	(Jan-Feb)
			Jennifer Chu-Carroll 	(Mar-Apr)
			Barbara Di Eugenio 	(May-Jun)
			David Traum 		(Jul-Aug)

The webpage at has
instructions for posting announcements for upcoming events to the SIGDIAL
current events calendar via the SIGDIAL Information Officer.

ICSLP Liaison		Julia Hirschberg
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ACL Student Liaison	Lisa Harper
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ESCA Liaison		(open)
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CHI Liaison		David Novick
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AAAI Liaison		Diane Litman
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Additional Science Advisory Committee Members
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			Jens Allwood
			Masato Ishizaki
			Johanna Moore
			David Novick
			Norbert Reithinger
			David Sadek
			Oliviero Stock

Upcoming election for the SIG officers will take place later this year. The
nomination and voting procedure instructions will be presented to SIGDIAL
members via our mailing list by our election committee co-chairs, David
Traum and Kristiina Jokinen ( and

To join SIGDIAL, and subscribe to the moderated SIGDIAL Members mailing
list, you can send an email message to with the
message body

	subscribe sigdial

If you have difficulty with your subscription contact Susann LuperFoy
directly at ( A threaded email archive is being stored

For more information about the SIG, please check out the SIGDIAL homepage at

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Susann LuperFoy
Principal Scientist
Information Extraction and Transport, Inc. (IET)
1911 N. Fort Myer Drive
Arlington, VA 22209

voice:	(703) 841-3500 ext. 105
fax:	(703) 841-3501
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Message 2: Babel Patronage

Date: Fri, 06 Nov 1998 17:47:23 -0800
From: Malcolm Lawrence <>
Subject: Babel Patronage

Babel Patronage

Babel, the multilingual, multicultural online journal of arts and
ideas ( is proud to announce that it now
has eight languages represented on the site: English, French, German,
Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Tagalog and Russian, and will soon be
adding Bulgarian, Catalan and Hungarian. It takes a lot of valuable
time, effort and resources to be able to build the site but at this
time Babel still receives no funding and depends on contributions for
the support of its operations. If you'd like to support Babel, please
send an email to the founder, CEO and Editor-in-chief Malcolm Lawrence
at Contributors have the opportunity to be
listed on the facsimile of the Patronage page below
( with the option of having a
link to their web site if they have one. Financial designations are
based on United States dollars.

 Donors up to $99

 Contributors $100 to $249

 Sustainers $250 to $499

 Members -- $500 to $999

 Artists Circle -- $1000 to $2499

 Fellows -- $2500 to $4999

 Presenters -- $5,000 to $9,999

 Sponsors -- $10,000 to $24,999

 Founders -- $25,000 to $49,999

 Benefactors -- $50,000 to $99,999

 Patrons -- $100,000 to $249,999

 Patrons of the Arts -- $250,000 to $499,999

 Silver Patrons $500,000 to $999,999

 Grand Patrons $1,000,000 to $4,999,999

 Visionaries $5,000,000 and above
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Message 3: NEH: Summer seminars and institutes

Date: Fri, 6 Nov 1998 08:35:28 -0500
From: Arnold, Douglas <>
Subject: NEH: Summer seminars and institutes


Each summer the National Endowment for the Humanities supports study
opportunities for educators to strengthen humanities teaching and
scholarship in American colleges and universities.

Nature and society in Africa and the Americas, Roman Egypt, the philosophy
of experimental inference, Black film studies, nineteenth-century Spanish
realism, and the Cold War are a few of the topics that college and
university teachers will address this summer as participants in 23 seminars
and institutes offered by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

View the complete slate of summer study opportunities for college and
university teachers on the NEH home page:

Information and application forms for specific seminars and institutes are
available from their directors. Participant applications are due March 1,

For printed copies of the slate of seminars and institutes: 202/606-8463;

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