LINGUIST List 9.1699

Wed Dec 2 1998

Calls: Germanic Ling., Natural Language Generation

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  1. Mark L. Louden, 2nd Call: Germanic Linguistics Annual Conf
  2. Christy Doran, 7th European NLG Workshop

Message 1: 2nd Call: Germanic Linguistics Annual Conf

Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 18:38:01 -0500
From: Mark L. Louden <>
Subject: 2nd Call: Germanic Linguistics Annual Conf


Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference-5


will take place at the University of Texas at Austin,
April 16-18, 1999.

Invited keynote speakers:

	Prof. Harald Clahsen, University of Essex

	Prof. Geoffrey Russom, Brown University

We invite colleagues at all levels (faculty and graduate students) to
submit abstracts for 30-minute papers on any linguistic or
philological aspect of any historic or modern Germanic language or
dialect, including English (to 1500) and the extraterritorial
varieties. Papers from a range of linguistic subfields, including
phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics,
language acquisition, contact, and change, as well as differing
theoretical approaches, are especially welcome.

Please send to the address below a one-page, 12-point font abstract
that is headed only by the title of your paper, as well as a separate
3" x 5" index card with your name, institutional affiliation, mailing
address, phone/fax numbers, e-mail address, and the title of your
paper. Submissions must be received by January 2, 1999.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by February 1, 1999.


Department of Germanic Studies

E. P. Schoch 3.102

University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Texas 78712

For more information, e-mail Prof. Mark L. Louden
( or Prof. Mark R. V. Southern
( You may also consult the GLAC-5 website

Mark L. Louden
Associate Professor
Department of Germanic Languages
EPS 3.102
Austin, Texas 78712
(office) (512) 471-4123
(fax) (512) 471-4025
(home) (830) 672-2392 -- note new area code!
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Message 2: 7th European NLG Workshop

Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 16:35:29 +0000 (GMT)
From: Christy Doran <>
Subject: 7th European NLG Workshop



	 Toulouse (France), May 13-15 1999 

This seventh European workshop on Natural Language Generation will
focus on all aspects of Computational Linguistics and industrial
applications related to Natural Language Generation. Papers related
to theoretical aspects, applied research and ongoing projects are

Natural Language Generation being the study of a number of models,
approaches and systems, the workshop will include, besides classical
topics, scientific domains in which natural language generation plays
an important role, such as speech, dialogue, multi-media interfaces,
psycho-linguistics, and theoretical linguistics. Relevant application
domains include all types of applications (MT, IR and IE, etc.) in
which generation plays an important role and where specific techniques
or models of generation have been developed.

The main topics are the following, without excluding others:
	- lexical aspects: phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics,
	- syntactic aspects,
	- semantic and pragmatic aspects,
	- speech synthesis and NLG, oral dialogue,
	- construction of knowledge bases for NLG,
 - applications of NLG: MT, summarization, report generation, etc., 
	- multi-media generation including graphics, numerical information,
	 and texts in various formats, etc.,
 	- psycholinguistic aspects of NLG: in speech production, in
	 discourse production and management, in lexicalization, etc.
	- architectures for NLG,
	- Internet and WEB applications using NLG.

Multiple submissions must be mentioned, and if the paper is accepted
at several places, presentation at the workshop will be conditional to
the paper been withdrawn from these other places. Papers should be
prepared in LaTeX (preferably) or in Word (send rtf file), not
exceeding 4000 words (about 8 to 10 pages long), including references.
More details about format submissions will be given soon on the
workshop WEB site. Papers must relate original, unpublished
work. Work in progress can also be submitted. Papers must include the
authors' name, full address and e-mail. They will be reviewed
anonymously. Therefore, a title page must come separately, with the
title of the paper, the abstract, the authors' names and addresses,
and, if appropriate, the mention of multiple submissions (and where
the paper has been submitted). No indication of the authors' identity
must appear in the text of the paper.

 January 25th Submission of papers by e-mail
 March 10th Notification of acceptance /rejection
 April 15th Final paper due (paper copy)
 May 13-15 Workshop

Papers and all correspondence should be sent to

Programme Committee:

Christy Doran
Wolfgang Hoeppner
Helmut Horacek
Eduard Hovy
Guy Lapalme
Kathy McCoy
David McDonald
Kathy McKeown
Chris Mellish
Cecile Paris
Patrick Saint-Dizier
Manfred Stede
Michael Zock

Local Organization information:

WEB site (forthcoming):
look for: EWNLG'99.

The meeting will be held in Toulouse downtown, in the Holiday Inn
hotel, on the famous `Place du Capitole', in the heart of the old
town. Toulouse has an international airport, with many national and
European destinations. There are many places worth visiting in the
city, all within about 10 minutes walking distance (museums, old
Roman-style churches, 16th-17th century private houses with inner
yards, etc.).

Fees should be around 750 French Francs (about 130 US$), for 2 days,
including two lunches, the breaks and the proceedings. For three
days, fees will be about 1000F. Blocks of rooms will be reserved in
the hotel meeting (530F per room per day, incl. buffet breakfast) and
in other, cheaper, hotels around at preferential rates.
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