LINGUIST List 9.404

Thu Mar 19 1998

Confs: Natural Language Generation WS

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  1. Graeme Hirst, Natural Language Generation workshop, Registration open

Message 1: Natural Language Generation workshop, Registration open

Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 11:24:14 -0500
From: Graeme Hirst <>
Subject: Natural Language Generation workshop, Registration open

 9th International Workshop on 

 5-7 August 1998

 Prince of Wales Hotel 
 Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada


 For more information and registration forms, visit 

Preliminary details of the program and registration information and
forms are now available for the 9th biennial Workshop on Natural
Language Generation. The workshop is to be held in the scenic town of
Niagara-on-the-Lake, near Niagara Falls, in Ontario, Canada, on 5-7
August 1998.

The INLG workshop is the principal gathering for researchers in
natural language generation, providing a pleasant atmosphere for
stimulating and informative talks on all topics relating to the
automated production of natural language, including: discourse
structure; grammar; lexis and lexical choice; text planning and
schemas (macroplanning); sentence planning (microplanning); semantics
and knowledge representation; register, genre, and pragmatics;
generator architecture; realization; generator applications; system
descriptions; generator evaluation; planning of text formatting;
generation in multimedia planning and presentation systems; speech

The program includes approximately 30 papers, demonstrations, and a
panel session to be presented over 2 1/2 days. (The complete list of
accepted papers is on the conference Web site.) In addition, the
social program includes an opening reception on the evening of 4
August and an outing to Niagara Falls with dinner at the top of the
Skylon Tower.

The town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, easily accessible from Toronto
International Airport, is in the heart of one of Canada's major
fruit-growing and wine regions, and is 30 minutes' drive from Niagara
Falls. It is one of the oldest settlements in Canada, with many fine
examples of Victorian architecture. Niagara-on-the-Lake bills itself
as the prettiest town in Canada: its main streets are quaint and
picturesque, with many interesting shops, cafes, and restaurants. It
is also the home of the Shaw Festival, one of the top North American
repertory theatre companies.

The workshop is sponsored by the Association for Computational
Linguistics and ACL SIGGEN (Special Interest Group on Natural Language

The workshop is to be held in the week immediately prior to the joint
conference of COLING and ACL, in Montreal, Canada (10-14 August 1998).
After the workshop, a bus will take participants who wish to attend
COLING / ACL directly to the Toronto train station, for an express
train to Montreal.


The workshop is organized by Chrysanne DiMarco of the University of
Waterloo, with the assistance of Graeme Hirst of the University of
Toronto. The Program Chair is Eduard Hovy of USC/ISI.

General workshop questions: 
Chrysanne DiMarco,, phone +1 519 888 4443


 Eduard Hovy, USC/ISI, Marina del Rey (chair) 
 Stephan Busemann, DFKI, Saarbruecken 
 Susan Haller, University of Wisconsin-Parkside 
 Helmut Horacek, University of the Saarland 
 Xiaorong Huang, Formal Systems, Toronto 
 Kristiina Jokinen, ATR, Kyoto 
 Guy Lapalme, University of Montreal 
 Daniel Marcu, USI/ISI, Marina del Rey
 Elisabeth Maier, DFKI, Saarbruecken 
 Chris Mellish, University of Edinburgh 
 Marie Meteer, BBN 
 Jon Oberlander, University of Edinburgh 
 Cecile Paris, CSIRO, Sydney 
 Owen Rambow, CoGenTex Inc., Ithaca 
 Ehud Reiter, University of Aberdeen 
 Elke Teich, Macquarie University, Sydney 
 Marilyn Walker, AT&T Labs Research, Florham Park 

For more information, program, and registration forms, visit the
INLG-98 Website:
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