LINGUIST List 9.317

Tue Mar 3 1998

Calls: Workshops & Confs, Discourse, Anaphora & Ref.

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  1. Adele Goldberg, Workshops and Conferences at 1999 Institute
  2. Dr Tony McEnery, Discourse, Anaphora and Reference Resolution 2 - Call for Delegates

Message 1: Workshops and Conferences at 1999 Institute

Date: Mon, 2 Mar 1998 14:00:30 -0600
From: Adele Goldberg <>
Subject: Workshops and Conferences at 1999 Institute



 Linguistics for the 21st Century:
 Form and Function from Western and Nonwestern Perspectives

The Summer Linguistic Institute has traditionally been a popular
venue for host workshops and conferences. The upcoming 1999 
Institute will be held at the University of Illinois June 21 - 
July 30 1999.

If you are interested in organizing a WORKSHOP or CONFERENCE at
the 1999 Linguistic Institute, please contact us as soon as pos-
sible (before May 30 1998, if at all possible).

The infrastructure will be in place to host events that range
from 10-500 participants. We expect dozens of events to be held
here during the Institute, and popular dates and rooms will fill
up fast.

Information on the web:

About the Institute: 
About the Linguistics Department at the University of Illinois: 
About the University of Illinois and surrounding community:

 Adele Goldberg, Internal Associate Director
 Linguistics Department
 4088 Foreign Languages Building
 707 South Mathews
 Urbana, IL 61801
 217 333-7017

Hans Henrich Hock, Director 
Ivan Sag, External Director 
Kelly Maynard, Assistant

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Message 2: Discourse, Anaphora and Reference Resolution 2 - Call for Delegates

Date: Tue, 3 Mar 98 13:53:16 GMT
From: Dr Tony McEnery <>
Subject: Discourse, Anaphora and Reference Resolution 2 - Call for Delegates

			 Call for Delegates
	DAARRC2 - Discourse, Anaphora and Reference Resolution Colloquium
		Lancaster University, 1 - 4th August , 1998

Invited Speakers -

	Prof. Michael Hoey "Looking at the Text Linguistics of Certain Words"
	Prof. Pieter Seuren "A Discourse-Semantic Account of Donkey Anaphora"
 Branimir Boguraev "Anaphora in Computational Linguistics"

In this email:

	Draft Programme
	Registration Form


Anaphora and problems of reference resolution have received a great
deal of attention from workers in linguistics, computational
linguistics, artificial intelligence and information retrieval for a
number of decades. Such problems have proved a major challenge for all
of these fields, and a great many differing theories and solutions have
been proposed and implemented with varying degrees of success. This
colloquium aims to fill a need for researchers in this field to meet.
Our hope is that this meeting will allow all of the different strands
of work to be identified, with a view to producing an up-to-date
review of the field.

To this end, a coloquium will take place from the 1st to the 4th of
August, 1998 at Lancaster University, UK, organized jointly by the
Department of Linguistics, Lancaster University and the Institute for
English Studies, Lodz University, Poland. This colloquium is a follow
up to the highly succesful DAARC colloquium held at Lancaster in 1996.
Our aim this time is specifically geared towards encouraging a
cross-fertilization of ideas between theoretical linguistics, corpus
linguistics and computational linguistics.

The DAARC2 Organizing committee

Simon Botley, Lodz University, Poland
Tony McEnery, Lancaster University, UK
Ruslan Mitkov, Wolverhampton University, UK
Pieter Seuren, Nijmegen University, Netherlands
Andrew Wilson, Chemnitz University, Germany

Draft Programme

Day 1

2 - 5		Registration	

7		Buffet/Wine Reception	

Day 2

8 - 9		Breakfast	

9 - 10	Plenary A - Michael Hoey 6 "Looking at the Text Linguistics of 
		Certain Words"

10 - 11	Session A - Corpus 1 
		Marco Antonio de Rocha, University of Sussex, UK, "Anaphora, 
			Collocations and Discourse Markers in Dialogues in
 English and Portuguese"	
		Michael Barlow, Rice University, USA, "Feature Mismatches and 
			Anaphora Resolution"	

11 - 11:30	Coffee	

11:30 - 1	Session B Computational 
		Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton, UK, "Evaluating
 Anaphora Resolution Approaches"	
		Suzanne LuperFoy, Mitre Corporation, USA, "Incremental Pronoun 
			Resolution in Discourse Representation Theory"	
		S. Azzam, K. Humphreys, and R. Gaizauskas, University of 
 Sheffield, UK, "Extending a Simple Coreference 
 Algorithm with a Focusing Mechanism"	

1 - 2:30	Lunch	

2:30 - 4:00 Session C - Theoretical Approaches 1 
		Kris Fletcher, University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, 
 "Proactive Versus Retroactive Processing In Pronominal
		Sophia Cormack, University of Sunderland, "Incremental Pronoun 
			Resolution in Discourse Representation Theory"	
		Miriam Eckert, University of Edinburgh, UK, "The German Topic 
			Position and Null Anaphora "

4 - 4:30	Tea	

4:30 - 6:30	Session D - Theoretical Approaches 2 
		Ileana Comorowski, University of Nancy, France, 
 "Wh-Complements and Donkey Anaphora"	
		Evelyn Fogwe, University of Hamburg, Germany, "Anaphora dn 
 Binding in Meta Questions"	
		Seth Minkoff, University of New Mexico, USA, "Structural And 
 Hybrid Binding"	
		Ana Teresa Alves,Univesridade dos Azores, Portugal, 
 "Sentential Anaphora and Restrictions on Temporal 

7:30	Dinner	

Day 3

8 - 9		Breakfast	

9 - 10		Plenary B - Pieter Steuren, Nijmegen University, Netherlands, 
 "A Discourse-Semantic Account of Donkey Anaphora"

10 - 11	Session E - Corpus 2 
		Ronald Geluykens, University of Munster, Germany, 
 "Conversational Anaphora and Referential Repair in 
 English" Botley & Uzar, University of Lodz, Poland, 
 "Investigating Learner English Anaphora the PELCRA

11 - 11:30	Coffee	

11:30 - 1	Session F - Computational 
		Donna Byron and James Allen, University of Rochester, USA,
 "Resolving Demonstrative Anaphora in the TRAINS93 
 Corpus" Amit Bagga, Duke University, USA, "The 
 Evaluation of Coreferences and Coreference
 Resolution Systems" Roland Stuckardt, University of 
 Frankfurt, Germany, "An Efficient 
			 Centering-Based Algorithm for Anaphor Resolution"

1 - 2:30		

2:30 - 4:00 Session G - Theoretical approaches 3 
		Fridirique Depain-Delmotte, University of Besancon, "Resolving 
			Anaphoric Reference - A Multi-Strategy Approach"
		Gary Wilson, University of Lincolnshire & Humderside, UK, "Do 
			Situational or Thematic Roles Provide the best cues 
 to pronoun assignment?"	
		Maarten Jaansen, University of Utrecht, Netherlands, "Nominal 
 versus Plain Anaphora"

4:00 - 4:30	Tea	

4:30 - 6:30	Session H - Theoretical approaches 4 
		Tomoko Tsujimoto, Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan, 
 "Discourse deixis: this, that and it"	
		Kirsi Hiltunen, University of Joensuu, Finland, "Reflexive 
 Pronouns in Finnish: Syntactic or Pragmatic?"	
		Andrei Popescu-Belis and Isabelle Robba, LIMSI-CNRS, France, 
			"Evaluation of Coreference Rules on Complex Narrative 
 Antonio Branco, German Research Center for Artificial 
			and University of Lisbon, Germany/Portugal, "A Lean 
 Constraint Based Implementation of Binding Theory"

7:30	Dinner	

Day 4

8 - 9		Breakfast	

9 - 10		Plenary C, Bran Boguraev "Anaphora in Computational 

10 - 11	Session I - Corpus 3 
		Tony McEnery, Simon Botley & Paul Baker, Lancaster & Lodz 
			University, UK/Poland, "Developmental Deixis - deixis 
 in the age range 7 - 11"
		Antonio Ferandez, M. Palomar and L. Moreno, Alicante 
 University, Spain, "A Computational Approach to 
 Pronominal Anaphora, One Anaphora and Surface-Count 

11 - 11:30	Coffee	

11:30 - 1	Session J - Computational 3 
		Claude Belisle and Denis Morell, Universities of Tours & 
 Nantes, France, "The Automatic building of a 
 relationships tranducer between proper names based on 
 relational database system - an example of detection 
 and processing of relationships between 
			names of places and names of inhabitants"	
		Ivadre Parabono and Vera Lucia Strube de Lima, Pontificia 
 	Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 
			"Possessive Pronominal Anaphor Resolution in 
 Portuguese Written Texts" 	
		Jan Kuper, University of Twente, Netherlands, "Anaphora in the
 Case of Universal and Existential Quantifiers"	

1 - 2:30	Lunch	


		DAARC2 Registration Form

To register:

1. Send this form by surface mail to:

		Department of Linguistics and 
		Modern English Language,
		Lancaster University,
		Lancaster LA1 4YT 
		United Kingdom

2. Or fax it to:	+44 - 1524 - 843085

3. Or email it to:

Please register BEFORE 5th June 1998, otherwise we cannot guarrantee
the availability of accommodation.

The fee for DAARC2 includes the following: 

Attendance at all DAARC2 sessions
Conference Pack including Proceedings
Accommodation on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd August
Meals:		1st August: evening buffet and wine reception
		2nd August: mid-morning coffee, lunch, afternoon coffee and 
		3rd August: breakfast plus mid-morning coffee, lunch, 
 afternoon coffee and dinner.
		4th August: breakfast, mid-morning coffee, lunch

Accommodation is provided in single study bedrooms on the Lancaster
University main campus. Should you wish to bring a partner and require
double or twin room accomodation please contact the organizers as soon
as possible. Such accomodation is limited at the the campus and will be 
given on a first come first served basis.

Payment Details:

Fees are payable in Pounds Sterling or US Dollars. PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES
PAYABLE TO 'LANCASTER UNIVERSITY'. Sterling money orders can also be
used for payment, and must be made payable to 'LANCASTER UNIVERSITY'. 
US Dollar cheques are also acceptable, using a fixed exchange rate of
1.5 $US to the Pound. Unfortunately, we cannot accept credit card
payments. You may pay at the conference in cash. Please indicate
clearly on the form if you wish to exercise this option. Early
registration discounts do not apply to such registrations, however.



Name:			_______________________________________________

Title:			_______________________________________________

Department:		_______________________________________________

Organisation:		_______________________________________________

Address:		_______________________________________________

Postcode/City:		_______________________________________________

Country			_______________________________________________

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Payment before 14/6/98
						Residential	280.00 GBP [ ]
						Student		200.00 GBP [ ]
						Non-Residential	150.00 GBP [ ]

Payment after 14/6/98 [ ] OR Payment at registration [ ] (Tick as appropriate)

						Residential	300.00 GBP [ ]
						Student		220.00 GBP [ ]
						Non-Residential	170.00 GBP [ ]

Accompanying persons:

Accompanying persons, who will not attend the conference but who are
travelling with delegates, may register for the conference for
accomodation and meals only at an 80 GBP discount on the full
residential price. They should fill in registration form and ammend it
accordingly, marking it clearly ACCOMPANYING PERSON.

NOTE: Students must provide written evidence of their full time student
status, such as an official headed letter from their supervisor.

Additional accomodation on night of July 31st
(including breakfast on 1st of August):				40.00 GBP [ ]

Additional accomodation on the night of 4th August
(including breakfast on the 5th August):			40.00 GBP [ ]

Special dietary requirements:

None	[ ]	Vegetarian	[ ]		Vegan	[ ]		

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