LINGUIST List 9.392

Wed Mar 18 1998

Confs: Lexical Semantic Systems

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  1. WLSS98, Lexical Semantics Systems

Message 1: Lexical Semantics Systems

Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 17:07:20 +0000
From: WLSS98 <>
Subject: Lexical Semantics Systems


 April 6-7


Monday, April 6th

9.00 - 9.10 Opening

9.10 - 9.50 J. Pustejovsky (Brandeis University)
 Title to be defined

9.50 - 10.20 E. Klipple & J. Gurney
 (Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi)
 "Verb Modification and the Lexicon in the
 Natural Language and Virtual Reality System"

10.20 - 10.50 P. Buitelaar (DFKI, Saarbruecken)
 "The Acquisition of Defaults in Lexical
 Semantic Representations"

10.50 - 11.10 COFFEE BREAK

11.10 - 11.50 C. Fellbaum (Princeton University)
 Title to be defined

11.50 - 12.20 P. Bouillon (ISSCO, University of Geneva) &
 F. Busa (Brandeis University)
 "Where's the Polysemy? A Study of Adjective-Noun

12.20 - 12.50 N. Guarino (LADSEB-CNR, Padova)
 "Some Ontological Principles for Designing
 Upper Level lexical Resources"


15.00 - 15.30 M. Slodzian (CRIM-INALCO, Paris)
 "Trade Offs between Generic and Domain Specific
 Lexical Resources"

15.30 - 16.00 J. Veronis, V. Houitte & C. Jean
 (LPL, Universite' de Provence & CNRS)
 "Methodology for the Construction of Test Material
 for the Evaluation of Word Sense Disambiguation Systems"

16.00 - 16.30 F. Segond, E. Aimelet & L. Griot
 (Xerox Research Center Europe, Grenoble)
 "'All You Can Use!' or How to Perform WSD with
 Available Resources"

16.30 - 16.50 COFFEE BREAK

16.50 - 17.30 H. Schuetze (Xerox Parc, California)
 "Automatic Word Sense Discrimination"

17.30 - 18.00 P.M. Alcouffe
 (Hachette Encyclopedies et Dictionnaires, Vanves)
 "Do 'What/Where/When' Make Sense? Building
 a Semantic Net from Three Thematic Indexes"

18.00 - 18.30 N. Dufour (University of Liege)
 "Turning Two Commercial Dictionaries
 into a Single Lexical Data Base for NLP"


Tuesday, April 7th

9.00 - 9.40 G. Chierchia (University of Milan)
 NP Structure and Semantic Variation 

9.40 - 10.10 R. Aranovich (University of Texas, San Antonio)
 "Restructuring in HPSG and the Lexical Semantics
 of Causation: Evidence from Spanish"

10.10 - 10.40 L. Gracia & L. Turon (University of Girona)
 "On Appreciative Suffixes" 

10.40 - 11.00 COFFEE BREAK

11.00 - 11.40 H. Uszkoreit (DFKI, Saarbruecken)
 Title to be defined

11.40 - 12.10 A.M. Di Sciullo (UQAM, Montreal)
 "Lexical Semantic Systems Based on Natural
 Language Asymmetries and Consequences for IR"

12.10 - 12.50 E. Klein (University of Edinburgh)
 Title to be defined


15.00 - 15.30 G. Ferrari (University of East Piemonte, Vercelli)
 "Semantic Interpretation, Reasoning, and Lexicon"

15.30 - 16.00 J. Veronis (LPL, Universite' de Provence & CNRS)
 P. Langlais (KTH-CTT, Stockholm & CERI-LIA, Avignon)
 "Progress in Parallel Text Alignment Techniques
 for Multilingual Lexical Acquisition: The ARCADE
 Evaluation Exercise"

16.00 - 16.30 E. Viegas & Remi Zajac
 (New Mexico State University, Las Cruces)
 "Inheritance and Genericity in a Multilingual
 Knowledge Base"

16.30 - 16.50 COFFEE BREAK

16.50 - 17.20 S. Montemagni & V. Pirrelli (ILC-CNR, Pisa)
 "Asymmetries in the Causative/Inchoative Alternation:
 Theoretical Accounts and Corpus Evidence"

17.20 - 17.50 N. Moreno (Instituto Universitario Ortega y
Gasset, 						Madrid)
 J. Romero (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid)
 "Denominal Verbs and the Theory of Lexicon"


1. M. Stede (Technische Universitaet Berlin)
 "DiMLex: A Lexical Approach to Discourse Markers"

2. T. Hamon (Universite' Paris-Nord)
 "Does the General Semantic Information Help
 the Terminology Structuration?"


Conference venue:
Scuola Normale Superiore
Piazza dei Cavalieri 7
56126 Pisa

Tel. +39 50 509219
Fax. +39 50 563513


The workshop is free. People who intend to partecipate are invited to
register by sending a message to the following address:

For every information concerning hotels, travel, and workshop location,
please refer to the webpage:

or contact:

Alessandro Lenci
Scuola Normale Superiore

Vittorio Di Tomaso
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