LINGUIST List 9.513

Thu Apr 2 1998

Calls: FSMNLP'98,Malay/Indonesian Langs

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  1. Kemal Oflazer, FSMNLP'98 PRELIMINARY PROGRAM AND CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
  2. DAVID GIL, Malay/Indonesian Symposium: Final Call

Message 1: FSMNLP'98 PRELIMINARY PROGRAM AND CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Date: Wed, 01 Apr 1998 17:23:22 +0300
From: Kemal Oflazer <koCS.Bilkent.Edu.TR>
Subject: FSMNLP'98 PRELIMINARY PROGRAM AND CALL FOR PARTICIPATION


The Preliminary Program for FSMNLP'98 International Workshop on FINITE
STATE METHODS IN NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING is now available. The
program and the text version of a registration form follows. More
information as well as postscript and pdf forms of the registration
form can be obtained from

http://www.nlp.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/fsmnlp98

- 
Kemal Oflazer e-mail: kocs.bilkent.edu.tr
 http://www.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/~ko/ko.html
Bilkent University tel: (90-312) 266-4133 (Sec)
Computer Engineering Department 266-4000 x1258 (Off)
Bilkent, ANKARA, 06533 TURKIYE 240-1627 (Home)
 fax: (90-312) 266-4126 

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 FSMNLP'98
 International Workshop
 on
 FINITE STATE METHODS IN NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING

 
Sponsored by:
 
EACL - European Chapter of the Association for Computational
	Linguistics,
TUBITAK- Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council,
NATO Science for Stability Program-TU-LANGUAGE Project 

 June 29 - July 1, 1998

 Bilkent University
 Ankara, Turkey

 PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

JUNE 29, 1998 MONDAY


9:00 - 18:00 TUTORIAL 

 A One-Day Practical Introduction to Finite-State
Computing 

 Instructor: Ken Beesley, 
 Xerox Research Centre Europe
 Grenoble, France

SCOPE: 
The course will include an introduction to regular languages,
finite-state machines, finite state transducers, the Xerox fst
interface, and the lexc compiler. Participants will get hands-on
experience with the software, using exercises in natural-language
morphology and phonology. All instruction and documentation will be
in English.

TARGET:
Linguists and computer scientists interested in how
finite-state technology can be applied to natural language processing.

PREREQUISITES: 
Participants should know some basic UNIX commands and be able to edit
text files using an editor like emacs or vi. Although we assume no
previous experience in finite-state computing, finite-state computing
is a kind of computer programming, and participants should have some
kind of programming experience.

TENTATIVE CONTENTS
- A Gentle Introduction to Finite-State Automata
 Finite-State Machines
 Regular Languages
 Lookup
 Finite-State Automata
 Lookup and Generation

- Key Finite-State Operations
 Union
 Intersection
 Subtraction
 Concatenation
 Iteration
 Composition

- Finite-State Morphology/Phonology
 Morphotactics
 Phonological/Orthographical Variation

- Xerox Extended Regular Expressions 
 The xfst Interface
 The Stack
 read regex
 apply up, apply down
 Exercises: Esperanto Verbs

- Simple Replace Rules (Extended Regular Expressions)
 Rule Exercises: kaNpat, Brazilian Portuguese

- Review: Lexicons, Rules, Composition, The Stack
 Lexicon+Rules Exercise: Bambona

- The lexc language and compiler
 LEXICONs, Continuation Classes
 Interface
 Exercises: Esperanto Nouns, Adjectives

- lexc plus Replace Rules
 Exercise: Irish lenition

- Other Tools and Tricks
 twolc ("Two-Level" Rules and Morphology)
 Separated Dependencies and Composition
 Exercise: Esperanto ge-Nouns
 Other Filtering via Composition

- A Large System: Finite-State Arabic Morphology
 Lexical Databases
 Finite-State Lexicon (lexc)
 Separated Dependencies (Replace-Rule Filters)
 Variation (rules)
 Designing "Languages"
 Modifications, Tags, Character Encodings
 Overall Lookup and Generation
 WWW Interface (Java)

- Questions, Review of Exercises


JUNE 30, 1998 TUESDAY

9:45 Opening Remarks

10:00 - 11:00 

PLENARY TALK

THE PROPER TREATMENT OF OPTIMALITY IN COMPUTATIONAL PHONOLOGY
Lauri Karttunen
XRCE Grenoble, France



11:00 11:30 Break

REGULAR PAPERS

Morning Session
11:30 12:30 

CONTEXT-FREE PARSING THROUGH REGULAR APPROXIMATION 
Mark-Jan Nederhof
DFKI Saarbrucken Germany


DOES TAGGING HELP PARSING? A CASE STUDY ON FINITE STATE PARSING 
Atro Voutilainen University of Helsinki, Finland

12:30 14:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session 1 14:00 15:30 

ROBUST PARSING USING A HIDDEN MARKOV MODEL
Wide R. Hogenhout
Yuji Matsumoto
Nara Institute of Tech. Japan

INCREMENTAL CONSTRUCTION OF MINIMAL ACYCLIC FINITE STATE AUTOMATA 
AND TRANSDUCERS
Richard E. Watson Ribbit Software, Canada
Jan Daciuk, University of Gdansk, Poland
Bruce E. Watson Ribbit Software, Canada

TREATMENT OF e-MOVES IN SUBSET CONSTRUCTION
Gertjan van Noord
Groningen Univ. The Netherlands

15:30 - 16:00 Break

Afternoon Session 16:00 - 17:00

LEARNING FINITE STATE MODELS FOR LANGUAGE UNDERSTANDING
David Pico 
Enrique Vidal 
Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain

A MULTILINGUAL NATURAL LANGUAGE INTERFACE TO REGULAR EXPRESSIONS
Aarne Ranta
XRCE Grenoble, France

JULY 1, 1998 WEDNESDAY

Morning Session 10:00 - 12:00 

IMPLEMENTING VOTING CONSTRAINTS WITH FINITE STATE TRANSDUCERS
Kemal Oflazer
Gokhan Tur
Bilkent University, Turkey


FEATURE STRUCTURES, UNIFICATION AND FINITE STATE TRANSDUCERS
Remi Zajac
CRL/NMSU USA


USING GENERICITY TO CREATE CUSTOMIZABLE FINITE STATE TOOLS
Hoffman Marcus 
Sandro Pedrazzini
IDSIA Switzerland

CONSTRAINING SEPARATED MORPHOTACTIC DEPENDENCIES IN FINITE STATE
GRAMMARS 
Ken Beesley XRCE Grenoble, France


12:00 13:30 Lunch

13:30 16:30 Visit to Museum of Anatolian Civilizations

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 FSMNLP'98

 International Workshop on
 Finite State Methods in Natural Language Processing

 June 29 - July 1, 1998 
 Bilkent University
 Ankara, Turkey

 REGISTRATION FORM

Last Name:
First Name:
Organization:
Address :
 :
 :
Telephone :
Fax :
E-mail :
Web Page URL:

WORKSHOP: June 29 - July 1 1998

[ ] Tutorial registration ................................... USD 40

[ ] Workshop registration ................................... USD 60

 Total USD ...

REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES: Copy of the proceedings, reception, coffee
and tea during breaks, and visit to the Museum of Anatolian
Civilizations.

SOCIAL EVENT: June 27 - 28, 1998

[ ] Visit to Cappadocia Region known for its lunar landscape,
fairy-chimneys and underground cities. Includes transportation, one
night at a 3* hotel, breakfast, and dinner, guided tour of all major
sites.

 99 USD/person * __ persons 
USD ...

ACCOMMODATION

[ ] Hotel Bilkent (4* Hotel on campus with transportation to the
Workshop Site). Special rates for Workshop participants are
(including VAT):

 Single Room 	USD 65/night
 Double Room 	USD 80/night

 will arrive on _____________ and depart on __________________

 Hotel bill is payable during check-out. 

[ ] University Dormitory Room very close to Workshop site, with shared
showers and facilities.

 1 Person per room Free of Charge
 (** Only linens and blankets will be provided.**)

PAYMENT FOR THE WORKSHOP REGISTRATION AND CAPPADOCIA TRIP CAN ONLY BE
MADE BY CREDIT CARD.

Please provide the information below:

Card Type VISA [ ] Mastercard/Eurocard [ ]

Card Number _____________________________________

Expiration Date: __ / __

My signature below will be considered to have been made on the
applicable credit card or charge card bill form for the amount
indicated, for registration to FSMNLP'98 Workshop.

Amount to be paid: USD ____

Name of the Card Holder:

Signature of the Card Holder:




Please send your registration forms by fax to

FSMNLP'98 Registration
c/o Kemal Oflazer

Fax No: +90+312-266 4126

or by mail to:

FSMNLP'98 Registration
c/o Kemal Oflazer
Bilkent University
Department of Computer Engineering and Info. Sci.
TR-06533 Ankara
TURKEY


No electronic submissions will be possible as we have been requested
to require signatures for credit card transactions.
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Message 2: Malay/Indonesian Symposium: Final Call

Date: Thu, 2 Apr 1998 09:41:20 -0500 (EST)
From: DAVID GIL <dgilUDel.Edu>
Subject: Malay/Indonesian Symposium: Final Call


INSTITUT KEGURUAN DAN ILMU PENDIDIKAN UJUNG PANDANG
THE ASSOCIATION FOR LINGUISTIC TYPOLOGY 

Final Call for Abstracts:

The Second
SYMPOSIUM ON MALAY / INDONESIAN LINGUISTICS

11-12 July 1998
Ujung Pandang, Indonesia

***

The co-organizers of the Second Symposium on Malay / Indonesian
Linguistics wish to inform interested linguists that following the
conclusion of the general assembly of the MPR, Indonesia's electoral
college, the situation in Indonesia has calmed down and no problems
are anticipated that might affect the symposium or its participants.
The Symposium will accordingly be held as scheduled.

Due to the uncertainty which characterized the past several months,
the deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended until May
1.

***

Persons who wish to present a paper at the symposium but have not yet
submitted an abstract are invited to do so now. A one-page abstract
should be submitted by regular mail, email, or fax, to David Gil, at
any of the following addresses:

Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences,
Fakulti Sains Kesihatan Bersekutu,
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia,
Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz,
50300 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia

email: dgilstrauss.udel.edu
tel/fax: 60-3-291-4230

Extended deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 May 1998

***

Papers to be presented at the symposium should be concerned with the
Malay / Indonesian language in all of its varieties. In addition to
the standardized versions of Bahasa Melayu and Bahasa Indonesia,
papers are particularly welcome dealing with non-canonical varieties
such as Peranakan Malay, Bazaar Malay, and regional dialects of Malay
and Indonesian. Papers may be in any of the subfields of linguistics,
and may represent variegated approaches and diverse theoretical
persuasions. Presentations at the symposium will be delivered in
English.

***

The following persons have already submitted abstracts and will be
among those presenting their papers at the symposium:

Azmi Abdullah, Bambang Kaswanti Purwo, Peter Cole, David Gil,
Gabriella Hermon, Norhaida Aman, Gloria R. Poedjosoedarmo, Alan
Stevens, Uri Tadmor, Johnny Tjia, Yap Foong Ha, Janet Y. Yong,
H.M. Zarbaliyev, Zifirdaus Adnan.

In addition, the symposium will feature two panel discussions, on the
following topics:

1. Formal and Colloquial Varieties of Malay / Indonesian
2. Geographical and Ethnic Varieties of Malay / Indonesian

***

For further information, and occasional updates, visit the 
symposium webpage: 

http://www.udel.edu/pcole/malay_indon/symp2.html 

***

Co-sponsors

Linguistics Department
University of Delaware

Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Center for Southeast Asian Studies
University of Hawai'i
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