LINGUIST List 9.1680

Sat Nov 28 1998

Calls: Metaphor/Cognition, Phrase Structure Grammar

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  1. grover, Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar
  2. Ann Dowker, Metaphor/Artificial Intelligence and Cognition

Message 1: Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar

Date: Fri, 27 Nov 1998 11:36:21 GMT
From: grover <grovercogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar




			 FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

			 HPSG-99
		 6th International Conference on
		 Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar
 University of Edinburgh


			 August 4-6, 1999

The 6th International Conference on HPSG will be held at the
University of Edinburgh, Scotland, on August 4th to 6th 1999, hosted
by the Human Communication Research Centre and the Department of
Linguistics.

Abstracts are solicited for 20-minute presentations (followed by 10
minutes of discussion) which address linguistic, foundational, or
computational issues relating to the framework of Head-Driven Phrase
Structure Grammar.


SPECIAL SESSION and INVITED SPEAKERS

The conference will feature a special session on GRAMMATICAL
INTERFACES, exploring the interaction of parts of the sign that encode
different types of grammatical information, e.g. syntax/morphology,
semantics/syntax, phonology/syntax, etc. This session will have a
number of invited speakers, as well as submitted papers. The second
call for papers will provide further details about the invited
speakers. Submissions for the session should be made in the same way
as for the main session, but marked 'Grammatical Interfaces'.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

We invite E-MAIL submissions of abstracts for 30-minute papers
(including questions and comments).

A submission should consist of two parts: 

- an information sheet (in ascii), containing the name of the
 author(s), affiliation(s), e-mail and postal address(es) and a title;

- an abstract, consisting of a description of not more than 5 pages
 (including figures and references). Abstracts may be either in plain 
 ASCII or in (unix-compatible encoded) postscript, PDF, or DVI. 

Abstracts can be sent to 
	
	hpsg99cogsci.ed.ac.uk

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE 

February 15th 1999

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE

April 18th 1999

PUBLICATION

Pending final approval by the publisher, a selected number of papers
will be published as a volume of the CSLI-series "Studies in
Constraint-Based Lexicalism", with series editors Andreas Kathol,
Jean-Pierre Koenig and Sam Mchombo. There will be a separate round of
submission and reviewing for this volume after the conference. It is
also hoped that a volume of papers on the topic of the special session
will be published by Oxford University Press.

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Philip Miller (Lille, Chair)		
Ronnie Cann (Edinburgh, Chair)	
Claire Grover (Edinburgh, Local Arrangements)

Bob Borsley Stephen Mueller
Jong Bok, Kim Adam Przepiorkowski
Dimitra Kolliakou Enric Vallduvi
Marie Labelle Frank van Eynde
Bob Levine Shuly Wintner
Paola Monachesi


FURTHER INFORMATION

Web site for HPSG-99: http://www.cogsci.ed.ac.uk/~hpsg99/

For further enquiries mail: hpsg99cogsci.ed.ac.uk
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Message 2: Metaphor/Artificial Intelligence and Cognition

Date: Fri, 27 Nov 1998 17:15:33 +0000 (GMT)
From: Ann Dowker <ann.dowkerpsy.ox.ac.uk>
Subject: Metaphor/Artificial Intelligence and Cognition




SYMPOSIUM ON METAPHOR, AI AND COGNITION 
=======================================

 at the 
 AISB'99 Convention, 6th-9th April 1999
 Edinburgh College of Art & Division of Informatics, 
 University of Edinburgh
 U.K.

CONVENTION URL:
http://www.dai.ed.ac.uk/daidb/people/homes/geraint/aisb99/CFP

URL FOR THIS SYMPOSIUM: 
...same as above.../08-Metaphor



CALL FOR PAPERS 

The Convention
- ------------

The AISB'99 Convention will be held in Edinburgh in April 1999. It
will consist of 13 workshops and symposia on a wide range of themes in
Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science. An underlying theme of
the Convention this year is the study of creativity, though not all of
the events include a creative element. Further details of AISB'99 will
be found at the conference web site, listed above.

The Metaphor Symposium
- --------------------

Paper submissions are invited for the Symposium on Metaphor, AI and
Cognition. Metaphor has been shown to arise frequently and
systematically in everyday text and speech, and in specific types of
discourse such as educational interchange. It is also of great
practical importance in various other areas of life, including
graphical representation, music, visual art and computer interface
usage. It is therefore an important concern for AI (and Cognitive
Science generally). With the increasing use of computers in society,
and the increasing relevance of AI to the development of
people-friendly systems, the topic of metaphor must be given much more
computational attention than it has been if such systems are truly to
succeed.

The symposium welcomes contributions on metaphor that seek to
illuminate how people or AI systems do or could process metaphor, in
whatever medium or form of life it appears. Field studies,
corpus-based studies and linguistic or philosophical analyses are also
welcome, especially if they illuminate difficult processing problems
that must be faced. The more computationally, processually,
representationally or mathematically specific a contribution to the
workshop is, the better; but contributions that are not specific in
these regards will be considered.

The areas of interest of the Symposium on Metaphor, AI and Cognition
will include, but are not limited to, the following:

 o handling familiar (conventional) metaphor
 o handling novel metaphor
 o detecting metaphor in utterances, pictures, diagrams, etc.
 o extracting metaphorical meaning or connotations
 o metaphor-based reasoning
 o generating metaphorical utterances, diagrams, etc.
 o translation of metaphorical utterances
 o relationship of metaphor to analogy
 o relationship of metaphor to literal meaning
 o frequency of metaphor in discourse
 o relationship of metaphor to lexicons
 o effect of metaphor on comprehension, learning, etc.
 o effect of metaphorical views of computation,
 intelligence, etc. on the conduct of AI and cognitive science
 o relationship of metaphor to other non-literal forms 
 of expression or cognition. 

Papers will be selected by anonymous peer review of extended abstracts
of not more than 4 A4 pages. A cover page should be supplied listing
the Title, and the Author's name and affiliation, but the extended
abstract itself should not identify the author. Deadlines are listed
in the timetable, below.


PROGRAMME CHAIR: John Barnden
 School of Computer Science
 University of Birmingham
 U.K. 

 J.A.Barndencs.bham.ac.uk
 http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~jab
 (+44) (0)121-414-3816

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE: 

Richard Coyne 
Department of Architecture 
University of Edinburgh
U.K.

Ann Dowker 
Department of Experimental Psychology 
University of Oxford 
U.K.

Mark Lee 
School of Computer Science 
University of Birmingham 
U.K.

Tony Veale 
School of Computer Applications 
Dublin City University 
Eire.

Yorick Wilks 
Department of Computer Science 
University of Sheffield 
U.K. 


SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE SENT to the Programme Chair at the following
address:

 School of Computer Science
 The University of Birmingham
 Edgbaston
 Birmingham B15 2TT 
 U.K. 

or by email to J.A.Barndencs.bham.ac.uk. 

The following formats are acceptable: 

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TIMETABLE

Submission of Extended Abstracts: 21 December '98 
Notification of result: 20 January '99
Submission of camera-ready copy: 12 March '99
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