LINGUIST List 9.578

Thu Apr 16 1998

Calls: EMNLP3, LREC

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  1. Nancy M. Ide, EMNLP3 conference program and registration
  2. Steven Krauwer, LREC Workshop Announcement

Message 1: EMNLP3 conference program and registration

Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 19:30:12 -0400
From: Nancy M. Ide <idecs.vassar.edu>
Subject: EMNLP3 conference program and registration


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 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION 
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 Third Conference on
 Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
 (EMNLP-3) 
 Sponsored by ACL SIGDAT

 Tuesday, June 2, 1998 
 Granada, Spain 

 Following the 

 First International Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
				 (LREC)

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 CONFERENCE PROGRAM


9:00-11:00 Session 1

 Dynamic Coreference-Based Summarization
 Breck Baldwin and Thomas S. Morton

 Multilingual Robust Anaphora Resolution
 Ruslan Mitkov and Lamia Belguith

 Aligning Clauses in Parallel Texts
 Sotiris Boutsis and Stelios Piperidis

 Automatic Insertion of Accents in French Text
 Michel Simard

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-1:00 Session 2

 Valence Induction with a Head-Lexicalized PCFG
 Glenn Carroll and Mats Rooth

 Metrics for corpus similarity and homogeneity
 Adam Kilgarriff and Tony Rose 

 Word-Sense Distinguishability and Inter-Coder Agreement
 Rebecca Bruce and Janyce Wiebe

1:00-2:45 Lunch

2:45-3:30 Invited Speaker

 Statistical Translation: Where It Went
 Kevin Knight, USC Information Sciences Institute

3:30-4:30 Session 3

 Category Levels in Hierarchical Text Categorization
 Stephen D'Alessio, Keitha Murray, Robert Schiaffino, 
 and Aaron Kershenbaum

 An Empirical Approach to Text Categorization based on Term 
 Weight Learning
 Fumiyo Fukumoto and Yoshimi Suzuki 

4:30-5:00 Coffee Break

5:00-6:30 Session 4

 An Empirical Evaluation on Statistical Parsing of Japanese 
 Sentences Using Lexical Association Statistics
 Shirai Kiyoaki, Inui Kentaro, Tokunaga Takenobu and 
 Tanaka Hozumi

 Japanese Dependency Structure Analysis based on Lexicalized 
 Statistics
 Fujio Masakazu and Matsumoto Yuji 

 A Natural Criterion for Maximum Entropy / Minimum Divergence 
 Feature Selection 
 Adam Berger and Harry Printz


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 REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 Registration forms are also available at 
 http://www.cs.vassar.edu/~ide/emnlp3.html


REGISTRATION FEES:

 Registration before May 13: 8,500 pesetas ($55 USD)
 On-site registration: 11,000 pesetas ($70 USD)

Registration fees include one copy of the proceedings, coffee breaks
And refreshments.


METHODS OF PAYMENT:

 * Check in US Dollars made payable to "ACL" on a US Bank (address
 below)
 * Cash (for on-site registrations only).
* VISA/Mastercard - in US Dollars. Credit card payments using the 
 form below may be faxed, sent by regular mail or emailed. Note,
 however, that we cannot guarantee the security of credit card 
 numbers in transit via email.

Payments may be sent to:

Email: emnlp3cs.jhu.edu
Fax: +1 410-516-6134
Regular Mail:
 EMNLP3
 c/o David Yarowsky - SIGDAT
 Department of Computer Science
 Johns Hopkins University
 3400 N. Charles Street
 Baltimore, MD 21218-2694
 USA

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 REGISTRATION FORM

Last Name: ______________________________________
First Name: ______________________________________
Affiliation: ______________________________________
Address: ______________________________________
 ______________________________________
City: ______________________________________
State/Province: ___________________________________
Country: ______________________________________
Postal/Zip Code: __________________________________

Phone: ______________________________________
Fax: ______________________________________
E-mail: ______________________________________
Web: ______________________________________

If paying by Credit card:

 Please debit my VISA/MasterCard account:

 Amount: _________________________________________
 Card No: _________________________________________

 Valid from:
 ___/___ to ___/___

 Cardholder's Name (as printed on your card):
 ________________________________

 Signature as on card:
 _________________________________________

 Credit card charges will be processed in US dollars.

* Pre-registrations CANNOT be accepted after May 13, 1998. Any
 registration after this date must be made on site.
* When submitting registrations, keep in mind the possibility of 
 postal delays. E-mail registration avoids these delays.
* Registration fees are not refundable.
* All registrants will receive a confirmation by e-mail.

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PROGRAM CHAIRS 
 Nancy Ide (chair)
 Department of Computer Science
 Vassar College
 124 Raymond Avenue
 Poughkeepsie, New York 12604-0520 USA
 Tel: (+1 914) 437 5988
 Fax: (+1 914) 437 7498
 E-mail: idecs.vassar.edu

 Atro Voutilainen (co-chair)
 Research Unit for Multilingual Language Technology
 Department of General Linguistics
 P.O. Box 4 (Keskuskatu 8, 7th floor) 
 FIN-00014 University of Helsinki
 Finland
 Tel: (+358 9) 191 23 507
 Fax: (+358 9) 191 23 598
 E-mail: atro.voutilainenling.helsinki.fi

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
Steven Abney, AT&T Laboratories-Research, USA 
Susan Armstrong, ISSCO, Geneva, Switzerland
Pascale Fung, Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Gregory Grefenstette, Xerox Research Centre Europe, France
Eduard Hovy, USC/ISI, USA
Dan Jurafsky, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Kimmo Koskenniemi, University of Helsinki, Finland
Hwee Tou Ng, DSO National Laboratories, Singapore
Kemal Oflazer, Bilkent University, Turkey
Peter Schauble, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Keh Yih Su, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan
Dan Tufis, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Romania
Evelyne Viegas, New Mexico State University, USA


FURTHER INFORMATION:

 Email: emnlp3cs.vassar.edu

 Web:
 http://www.cs.vassar.edu/~ide/emnlp3.html
 http://www.cs.jhu.edu/~yarowsky/sigdat.html
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Message 2: LREC Workshop Announcement

Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 12:21:42 +0200
From: Steven Krauwer <Steven.Krauwerlet.ruu.nl>
Subject: LREC Workshop Announcement

 PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME
 AND
 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

 TOWARDS A EUROPEAN EVALUATION INFRASTRUCTURE
 FOR NL AND SPEECH.

 A workshop jointly organised by the European Network of
 Excellence in Language and Speech ELSNET and
 the EC Language Engineering-4 project ELSE

 to be held on Wednesday May 27, 9:00-13:00
 at the

 FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
 ON LANGUAGE RESOURCES AND EVALUATION

 GRANADA, SPAIN

Right now, a generic framework for semi-automatic quantitative
black-box evaluation of Speech and NLP systems does not exist in
Europe. When confronted to a choice, developers and users prefer to
ask the opinion of local experts as any other way of processing is
either unrealistic or too costly. The LE-4 project ELSE aims at
providing developers with a generic strategy and definition of the
primary building blocks needed to implement a semi-automatic
quantitative black-box evaluation scheme.

Prominent speakers from field the have been invited to present papers
addressing motivation, advantages, but also problems in connection
with the implementation of such an evaluation scheme at an
international scale.


Provisional programme:

09:00 Opening (Joseph Mariani, Steven Krauwer)

09:05 Confirmed Presentations:

"The Darpa experience" (Charles Wayne)

"Ethology and sociology of evaluation" (Lynette Hirschman)

"The Aupelf experience" (Joseph Mariani)

"Experience in Grace tagging evaluation" (Patrick Paroubek)

"Experience in bilingual text alignment evaluation" (Jean Veronis)

"Best practice and evaluation" (Ole Bernsen / Laila Dybkjaer)

"Confidence measures and evaluation" (Lin Chase)

"Evaluation within Eagles" (Maghi King)

"Technology vs User-evaluation" (Marc Blasband)

"Organising Parser Evaluation" (Richard Sutcliffe)

"Evaluation for better products" (Christian Dugast)

"Resources for evaluation" (Mark Liberman)

"The ELSE project" (Patrick Paroubek)

12:00 Panel and discussion (Rob Gaizauskas, moderator)

13:00 Closing

The selected topics include the multilingual nature of evaluation,
lessons from the past (in Europe and the US), and the need for
language resources. At the workshop the first intermediate results of
the ELSE project will be presented and discussed.

This call serves to invite interested parties to ACTIVE participation
in the workshop. During the workshop, ample opportunity will be
provided for the participants to react to the presentation of the ELSE
project, and to the talks by the invited speakers. Furthermore
participants will be given the opportunity to give brief position
statements.

The workshop is very timely as it takes place when the EC's 5th
Framework Programme is taking shape. It is clear that the availability
of a European evaluation infrastucture can be an important factor in
European R&D activities, and that it can only be successful if it is
organized and implemented on a European scale.


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

The workshop is coorganized by ELSNET and ELSE. The Programme
Committee will consist of the participants in the ELSE LE-4 project:

Niels Ole Bernsen
Jean-Pierre Chanod
Khalid Choukri
Robert Gaizauskas
Steven Krauwer
Isabelle de Lamberterie
Joseph Mariani
Klaus Netter
Patrick Paroubek
Martin Rajman
Antonio Zampolli


CONTACT

Steven Krauwer
Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 30 253 6050
Fax: +31 30 253 6000
Email: steven.krauwerlet.ruu.nl


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 willbe 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*
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"
May 26, morning session
_____ "The Evaluation of Parsing Systems"
May 26, afternoon session
_____ "Minimizing the Effort for Language Resource Acquisition"
May 26, afternoon session
_____ "Towards an open European Evaluation Infrastructure for NL and
	Speech"
May 27, morning session
 _____ "Language Resources for European Minority Languages"
May 27, morning session
_____ "Speech Database Development for Central and Eastern
EuropeanLanguages"
May 27, afternoon session
_____ "Distributing and Accessing Linguistic Resources"
May 27, afternoon session

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
transferpapers 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:
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Country: __________________________________
Postal/Zip Code: ____________________________
E-mail: ____________________________________
Web: _____________________________________

Signature as on card:
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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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