LINGUIST List 9.296

Fri Feb 27 1998

Confs: LREC

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  1. Simone Saint Laurent, LREC 3RD CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

Message 1: LREC 3RD CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 10:43:17 +0100
From: Simone Saint Laurent <lrecilc.pi.cnr.it>
Subject: LREC 3RD CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

3RD CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
REMINDER - REDUCED REGISTRATION FEE IF YOU REGISTER BY 
MARCH 9, 1998

FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE RESOURCES AND EVALUATION
GRANADA, SPAIN, 28-30 MAY 1998

Hosted by

THE UNIVERSITY OF GRANADA
Departamento de Traduccion e Interpretacion
Departamento de Electronica y Tecnologia de Computadores

With the support of

DG-XIII of the European Commission and Fundacion Banco
Central-Hispano (Spain)

The First International Conference on Language Resources and
Evaluation has been initiated by ELRA and is organized in
cooperation with other Associations and Consortia, including ACH, ACL,
ALLC, Cocosda, EAFT, Eagles, EDR, Elsnet, ESCA, Euralex, Francil,
LDC, Parole, Telri, etc., and with major national and international
organizations, including the European Commission - DG XIII, ARPA, NSF,
the IC/863 Project (China), the ICSP Permanent Committee (Korea) and
the Japanese Project for International Coordination in Corpora,
Assessment and Labeling.

The conference will focus on the following issues: the availability of
language resources and the methods for the evaluation of resources,
technologies and products, for written and spoken language.
Substantial mutual benefits can be expected from addressing issues
like these through international co-operation. The aim of this
Conference is to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art, discuss
problems and opportunities, exchange information regarding ongoing and
planned activities, language resources and their applications, discuss
evaluation methodologies and demonstrate evaluation tools, explore
possibilities and promote initiativ\254s for international
co-operation.


PROVISIONAL LIST OF ACCEPTED PAPERS (ABOUT 220)

May be found at our website http://ceres.ugr.es/~rubio/elra.html or
via e-mail by sending a request for list of provisional papers to
lrecilc.pi.cnr.it

PROVISIONAL LIST OF PANELS TO BE HELD AT LREC

1. Panel of the Funding Agencies: Members of the major agencies
funding research and development in Language Engineering (EC, ARPA,
NSF, etc) will discuss priorities and perspectives for international
cooperation.

2. Lexical Semantic Standards for Information Systems: The panel will
discuss guidelines for the standardization of lexical encoding with
specific reference to requirements for Machine Translation and
Information Systems.

3. Industrial and R&D use of Language Resources: Users and providers
of Language Resources, from industrial companies and from the public
research sector, will discuss the priorities and the economical
aspects of producing, distributing and using Language Resources, and
the importance of their availability.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AT LREC

The Program Committee will invite Keynote Speakers to discuss the
major aspects of Language Resources and Evaluation. The provisional
list will be circulated at a later date.

PRE AND POST CONFERENCE WORKSHOP INFORMATION

Pre-Conference Workshops, May 26 and 27

There are 8 half day workshops, to be held May 26 and 27 with two in
parallel during the morning session and two in parallel during the
afternoon session.

1. Linguistic Coreference Workshop 26 MAY 1998 morning session
http://ceres.ugr.es/~rubio/elra/coreference.html Contact: Sara
J. Shelton, US Department of Defense, Ft. Meade, Maryland, USA
sjsheltafterlife.ncsc.mil, tel +301-688-0301, fax +301-688-0338

2. Adapting Lexical and Corpus Resources to Sublanguages and
Applications 26 MAY 1998 morning session
http://ceres.ugr.es/~rubio/elra/adapting.html Contact: Paola Velardi,
Dipartimento di Scienza dell'Informazione, Rome, Italy
velardidsi.uniroma1.it, tel 39-(0)6-49918356, fax +39-(0)6-8541842
8841964

3. Minimising the Effort for Language Resource Acquisition 26 MAY 1998
afternoon session http://ceres.ugr.es/~rubio/elra/minimizing.html
Contact: Svetlana Sheremetyeva, Computing Research Laboratory, Las
Cruces, New Mexico, USA lanacrl.nmsu.edu, tel +505 646 5466, fax +505
646 6218

4. The Evaluation of Parsing Systems 26 MAY 1998 afternoon session
http://ceres.ugr.es/~rubio/elra/parsing.html Contact: John Carroll,
University of Sussex, Brighton, UK john.carrollcogs.susx.ac.uk, tel
(+44 / 0)1273 678564, fax (+44 / 0)1273671320

5. Towards an Open European Evaluation Infrastructure for NL and
Speech 27 MAY 1998 morning session
http://ceres.ugr.es/~rubio/elra/towards.html Contact: Steven Krauwer,
ELSNET, Utrecht, NL steven.krauwerlet.ruu.nl, tel +31 30 253 6050,
fax +31 30 253 6000

6. Language Resources for European Minority Languages 27 MAY 1998
morning session http://ceres.ugr.es/~rubio/elra/minority.html Contact:
Briony Williams, brionycstr.ed.ac.uk

7. Speech Database Development for Central and Eastern European
Languages 27 MAY 1998 afternoon session
http://ceres.ugr.es/~rubio/elra/speech.html Contact: Peter Roach,
University of Reading, UK p.j.roachreading.ac.uk, tel (44) 118
9318138, fax (44) 118 9753365

8. Distributing and Accessing Linguistic Resources 27 MAY 1998
afternoon session http://ceres.ugr.es/~rubio/elra/distributing.html
Contact: Yorick Wilks, University of Sheffield, UK
yorickdcs.shef.ac.uk, tel +44 114 222 1814, fax +44 114 278 0972


POST CONFERENCE WORKSHOP, 31 MAY - 1 JUNE

"Translingual Information Management: Current Levels and Future
Abilities" Contact: Nancy Ide, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
idecs.vassar.edu, tel: (+1 914) 437 5988, fax: (+1 914) 437 7498

This workshop is by invitation only. If you are interested in
participating, please contact Nancy Ide directly.


VISIT OUR WEBSITE OR REQUEST VIA E-MAIL FOR THE FULL CALLS FOR
PARTICIPATION OF THE WORKSHOPS

http://ceres.ugr.es/~rubio/elra.html
lrecilc.pi.cnr.it


REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR LREC AND PRE AND POST CONFERENCE
WORKSHOPS

Conference

The registration fees will be 25.000 pesetas (about 150 ECU) per
participant, with reduced fees of 20.000 pesetas (about 120 ECU) for
early registration by March 9, 1998, and 12.000 pesetas (about 70 ECU)
for students. The fees cover the following services: a copy of the
proceedings, a social dinner, coffee breaks and refreshments. For
accompanying persons, the social dinner will be 6.000 pesetas (about
35 ECU).

Pre Conference Workshops

Pre Conference Workshops are 5,000 pesetas each for those attending
LREC and 10,000 pesetas each for those not attending LREC, and include
a copy of the proceedings of the workshop and a coffee break.

Post Conference Workshop

The 2-day Post Conference Workshop is 10,000 pesetas for those
attending LREC and 20,000 pesetas for those not attending LREC, and
includes a copy of the proceedings of the workshop and coffee breaks.
Registration will be made only for those persons who have been invited
to participate by the organizers.

Advance registration payment can be made using the Registration Forms
below.

Registration can be made on-site and must be paid in cash, using
pesetas.


REGISTRATION FORMS

FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE RESOURCES AND EVALUATION
GRANADA, SPAIN, 28-30 MAY 1998

E-MAIL OR FAX TO:

LREC Secretariat
Facultad de Traduccion e Interpretacion
Dpto. de Traduccion e Interpretacion
C/ Puentezuelas, 55
18002 GRANADA, SPAIN, tel +34 58 24 41 00, fax +34 58 24 41 04,
reli98goliat.ugr.es

Last Name: ______________________________________
First Name: ______________________________________
Affiliation: ______________________________________
Address:
 ______________________________________________
 ______________________________________________
City:___________________________________________
State/Province: ___________________________________
Country: ________________________________________
Postal/Zip Code: __________________________________
Phone: _________________________________________
Fax:____________________________________________
E-mail:__________________________________________
Web:___________________________________________

REGISTRATION PAYMENT FORM

REGISTRATION FEES

Full participant*
By March 9, 1998 20.000 pesetas (about 120 ECU)
After March 9, 1998 25.000 pesetas (about 150 ECU)

sub total: __________

Student*
12.000 pesetas (about 70 ECU)

sub total: __________

* Registration fees include one copy of the proceedings, a social
dinner, coffee breaks and refreshments.

Social Dinner for accompanying persons
6.000 pesetas (about 35 ECU)

sub total: __________

Pre Conference Workshops, May 26 - 27, 1998

 5,000 pesetas each for those attending LREC
10,000 pesetas each for those not attending LREC

Please indicate the workshops you plan to attend (X)

_____ "Linguistic Coreference"
May 26, morning session

_____ "Adapting Lexical and Corpus Resources to Sublanguages and
Applications"
_____ "The Evaluation of Parsing Systems"

May 26, afternoon session
_____ "Minimizing the Effort for Language Resource Acquisition"
_____ "Towards an open European Evaluation Infrastructure for NL and
Speech"

May 27, morning session
_____ "Language Resources for European Minority Languages"
_____ "Speech Database Development for Central and Eastern European
Languages"

May 27, afternoon session
_____ "Distributing and Accessing Linguistic Resources"

Total Number: __________

x 5,000 (if attending LREC) __________
x 10,000 (if not attending LREC) __________

sub total: 	 	 __________

Post Conference Workshop, May 31 - June 1*

_______"Translingual Information Management: Current Levels and Future
Abilities"

*Register only if you have been asked to participate and have
confirmed with the organizers

10,000 (if attending LREC)
20,000 (if not attending LREC)

sub total: 	 	 __________

Grand Total: __________

METHOD OF PAYMENT

You may pay by credit card (VISA, MasterCard or Eurocard only; we
cannot accept American Express, Diners Club, etc.). You may also pay
by Banker's Cheque, bank transfer or by Eurocheque. All payments must
be in Spanish pesetas.

If payment is by Banker's Cheque, bank transfer or by Eurocheque,
please send it by regular mail. If payment is by credit card, it may
be faxed. Please DO NOT e-mail credit card numbers, as we cannot
guarantee the security of our e-mail system, and because we require
signatures.

Please indicate (X) one of the following four payment options:

a) ____ I enclose a Banker's Cheque in Spanish pesetas payable to
"First International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation".

b) ____ I have transferred the full fees by bank transfer to your
account at:

Banco Central Hispano, c/ Recogidas, 13, 18002 Granada.
Account Name:
First International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation.
Account Number: 0049 - 0372 - 18 - 2210856078.
I have told my bank to charge me/us with all bank charges so that
"First International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation"
will receive the full fees. I enclose a copy of the bank transfer
papers with the person(s) name written on the transfer.

c)
 ____ Please debit my VISA/MasterCard/Eurocard account:

Amount: _________________________________________
Card No: _________________________________________

Valid from:
___/___ to ___/___ (as printed on your card)

Cardholder's Name and Address:

Last Name: _________________________________________
First Name: _________________________________________
Affiliation: _________________________________________
Street Address:
_________________________________________
_________________________________________
City: _____________________________________
State/Province: _____________________________
Country: __________________________________
Postal/Zip Code: ____________________________
E-mail: ____________________________________
Web: _____________________________________

Signature as on card:
_________________________________________

Credit card charges will be processed in Spanish pesetas.

d) ____ I enclose Eurocheque(s) for the full fees. I have written my
	Eurocheque number on the back of each Eurocheque.

MAIL OR FAX TO:

LREC Secretariat
Facultad de Traduccion e Interpretacion
Dpto. de Traduccion e Interpretacion
C/ Puentezuelas, 55
18002 GRANADA, SPAIN
reli98goliat.ugr.es
+34 58 24 41 04 fax

VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
http://ceres.ugr.es/~rubio/elra.html

CONFERENCE ADDRESSES

The Conference Chair is Antonio Zampolli (Istituto di Linguistica
Computazionale del CNR and President of ELRA).

Antonio Zampolli - LREC
Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale del CNR
via della Faggiola, 32
56126 Pisa, ITALY
+39 50 560 481 tel.
+39 50 555 013 fax
pisailc.pi.cnr.it

The Secretariat of the Conference, who will provide general
information on the Conference, is:

LREC Secretariat
Facultad de Traduccion e Interpretacion
Dpto. de Traduccion e Interpretacion
C/ Puentezuelas, 55
18002 Granada, SPAIN
+34 58 24 41 00 tel.
+34 58 24 41 04 fax
reli98goliat.ugr.es


CONFERENCE PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Harald Hoege, Siemens, Munich, Germany
Bente Maegaard, CST, Copenhagen, Denmark
Joseph Mariani, LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France
Angel Martin Municio, President of the Real Academia de Ciencias,
	Madrid, Spain
Antonio Zampolli, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale, Pisa, Italy

EXHIBITION

An exhibition will be organised by ELRA. This exhibition is open to
companies and projects wishing to promote, present and demonstrate
their language resources products and prototypes to the wide range of
experts and representatives from all over the world participating in
the conference. For more information on this, please contact the
ELDA office on elra-eldacalva.net.

ELRA

For more information about ELRA (the European Language Resources
Association), please contact:

Khalid Choukri, ELRA CEO
55-57, rue Brillat Savarin
F- 75013 Paris, France
Tel. +33 1 43 13 33 33
Fax. +33 1 43 13 33 39
E-mail: elracalva.net
Web: http://www.icp.grenet.fr/ELRA/home.html
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