LINGUIST List 9.621

Tue Apr 28 1998

Calls: NLP+IA'98, TAG 1998

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  1. Chadia Moghrabi, NLP+IA'98 Deadline extension may 5th
  2. Jennifer MacDougall, TAG+ 1998

Message 1: NLP+IA'98 Deadline extension may 5th

Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 16:41:19 +0000
From: Chadia Moghrabi <nlp+ia-98imag.fr>
Subject: NLP+IA'98 Deadline extension may 5th

*** DEADLINE EXTENSION *** DEADLINE EXTENSION *** DEADLINE EXTENSION ***

 ***** ONE WEEK TILL MAY 5TH 1998 *****

 CALL FOR PAPERS & EXHIBITS
================Appel aux communications & expositions =====================

 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
 ON
 NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING AND INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

 NLP+IA 98
 >>> Special accent on Computer assisted language learning <<<

 Conference internationale
 sur le traitement automatique des langues et
 ses applications industrielles

 TAL+AI 98
 >>> Attention speciale portee a l'enseignement de la langue <<<

 AUGUST/aout 18 - 21, 1998

 Moncton, New-Brunswick, CANADA


Come to Canada this summer...
IWNLG August 5-7 in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Coling-ACL & workshops August 10-16 in Montreal
NLP+IA/CALL August 18-21 in Moncton


TOPICS OF INTEREST:
The NLP Study Group (GRETAL) at l'Universite de Moncton is organizing
its second international conference on NLP and industrial applications.
This year a special attention is given to Computer assisted language
learning & teaching.


Papers are invited on all aspects of natural language processing, including,
but not limited to,
* computer assisted language learning & teaching,
* natural language understanding and generation of textual, spoken and
 hand-written language,
* natural language interfaces to databases, expert systems, or industrial
 applications
* machine translation, computer aided translation, translation
 aids,
* syntax, semantics, pragmatics, lexicon, morphology,
* dictionaries, corpora, & other language resources
* multimodality
* multilinguality
* NLP industrial applications
* papers of every kind that can help bridge the gap between the theory and
 practice of NLP in general and Language learning in particular.


LANGUAGE:
Authors are invited to submit preliminary versions of their
papers not exceeding 400 words (exclusive of references) either in
English or in French, the two official languages of the conference.
Proceedings would be published in the language of the submitted
texts. Final versions would be around 7-8 pages.


SUBMISSION:
1) The first page should be an identification page containing the title,
the authors' names, affiliations, addresses, a five (5) keyword list
specifying the subject area, a five (5) line summary, and the name and
address of the contact person.
 TITLE/ Titre:
 AUTHORS INFO/ Auteurs et infos:
 KEYWORDS/ Mots clefs:
 SUMMARY/ Resume:
 CONTACT PERSON/ Personne contact:

2) Abstracts should not exceed 400 words in length excluding references (12
pt, times roman, 1 inch margins (2,5 cm) all around; if using A4 please
keep text within 19cm x 25,5 cm).

3) The identification page and the abstract should be submitted in 4 HARD
COPIES (12 pt, times roman, 1 inch margins (2,5 cm) all around; if using A4
please keep text within 19 cm x 25,5 cm) to:

 NLP+IA 98 / TAL+AI 98
 Pr. Chadia Moghrabi
 GETA, CLIPS, IMAG
 385 rue de la Bibliotheque
 BP 53 X
 38041 Grenoble Cedex 9
 France
 Phone: +33 4 76 51 4369
 Fax: +33 4 76 51 4405
 E-mail: NLP+IA-98imag.fr

4) The identification page should also be e-mailed in plain text.


REFEREEING:
All submissions shall be refereed by three members of the Program
committee.


INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
Anne De Roeck (Essex, UK)
Arnold Smith (NRC, Canada)
Chadia Moghrabi (Moncton, Canada)
Christian Boitet (GETA, Grenoble, France)
Chrysanne DiMarco (Logos, Waterloo, Canada)
Eric Wehrli (Geneva, Switzerland)
Eva Hajicova (Charles U., Prague)
Genvieve Caelen-Haumont (GEOD, Grenoble, France)
Graeme Hirst (Toronto, Canada)
Harry Bunt (Tilburg, Netherlands)
Henry Hamburger (George Mason, USA)
Howard Hamilton (Regina, Canada)
Jean-Pierre Chanod (Xerox, France)
Johanna Moore (Pennsylvania, USA)
John Hutchins (East Anglia, UK)
John Tait (Sunderland, UK)
Junichi Tsujii (UMIST & Tokyo, Japan)
Kathleen McCoy (Delaware, USA)
Margaret King (ISSCO, Switzerland)
Manfred Stede (TU-Berlin, Germany)
Marcel Cori (Paris-7, France)
Mark Seligman (GETA-CLIPS & Red Pepper, USA)
Michael Levison (Queens, Canada)
Nicoletta Calzolari (ILC/CNR, Pisa, Italy)
Pierre Isabelle (RALI, Montreal, Canada)
Pierrette Bouillon (Geneva, Switzerland)
Paul Tarau (Moncton, Canada)
Remi Chadel (Inxight, Xerox, France)
Roberto Basili (Roma, Italy)
Ruddy Lelouche (Laval, Canada)
Susan Armstrong (ISSCO, Geneva, Switzerland)
Thierry Chanier (Franche-Comte, France)
Thierry van Steenberghe (Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium)
Veronica Dahl (Simon Fraser, Canada)
Yael Ravin (IBM, USA)
Yorick Wilks (Sheffield, UK)


SCHEDULE:
Submissions are due NOW ON MAY 5TH 1998.
Notification of receipt will be mailed to the contact person soon after
receipt.
Authors will be notified of acceptance by 15 june 1998. Camera-ready
copies of final full papers must be received by the 1st of August 1998 along
with registration fees.

Participants are also requested to indicate their intention to participate in
the conference as soon as possible to the same e-mail address with the
single word INTENTION in the subject line.


EXHIBITS:
Anyone wishing to arrange an exhibit or present a demonstration should
send a brief electronic description along with a specification of physical
requirements (table size, power, telephone connections, number of chairs,
etc.) to the same address with the single word EXHIBIT in the subject line.


OTHER ACTIVITIES:
Accompanying persons can enjoy the lovely outdoor living in New-Brunswick
and visit the highest tides in the world. Moncton is only 20km
away from the sandy beaches of Shediac, la Capitale mondiale du homard.


CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION:
The conference is organized by GRETAL, Groupe d'etude sur le traitement
automatique des langues at the Universite' de Moncton in cooperation with
GETA-CLIPS at l'Universite' Joseph Fourier in Grenoble. The members of the
organizing committee are:

Chadia Moghrabi, Professor of Computer Science, Conference chair
Jalal Almhana, Director & Professor of Computer Science
Julien Chiasson, Professor of Computer Science
Sadek Eid, Professor of Industrial engineering, director Manufacturing
 Technology Centre
Boubaker Meddeb-Hamrouni, Researcher GETA & WinSoft
Paul Tarau, Professor of Computer Science
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Message 2: TAG+ 1998

Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 18:00:03 EDT
From: Jennifer MacDougall <jmacdougcentral.cis.upenn.edu>
Subject: TAG+ 1998



		*DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS - APRIL 30, 1998*


		 TAG TUTORIALS -- ANNOUNCEMENT
		 July 28 to July 31, 1998

		TAG+ WORKSHOP -- FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
		 August 1 to August 3, 1998

			Philadelphia, PA, USA
	 URL: http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~ircs/mol/tag98.html



The fourth workshop on tree-adjoining grammars and related frameworks
(hence the + after TAG) will be held at the Institute for Research in
Cognitive Science at the University of Pennsylvania in August 1998,
from August 1 to August 3. Previous workshops were held at Dagstuhl
(1990), UPenn (1992), and Univ. Paris 7 (1994).

Prior to the workshop there will be a tutorial (including labs and
demos) from July 28 to July 31 1998. Information about the tutorial
is below, followed by information about the workshop.


			 TUTORIAL

Attendance
==========

The tutorial is open to anyone interested, though we request a
pre-registration and we may limit attendance. We therefore suggest
you indicate interest in attending to Jennifer MacDougall at the
earliest date possible. (See contact information below.)

Travel Stipends
===============

A limited number of travel stipends will be available for graduate
students (i.e., people studying towards a master's or doctorate
degree). This stipend will be limited to a maximum of US$600. If you
are interested in obtaining such a stipend, please send a message to
Jennifer MacDougall at the address below. Please include a one-page
summary (in ASCII text format) of your educational background and of
your planned or present research, and indicate how the tutorial would
enhance your education and/or planned research. (Information about
accommodations will be provided at a later date.)


Contact Information
===================

Jennifer MacDougall
553 Moore Building 
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6389
USA
Telephone: (215) 898-3191
FAX: (215) 898-0587
Email: jmacdougcentral.cis.upenn.edu



Proposed Schedule
=================

Tuesday July 28

Overview and Introduction
- -------------------------

Morning

 Lectures

 * General Introduction 
 * Formal Overview 
 * Linguistic Overview 
 * Lexicalized Grammars

Afternoon

 Lab session

 * Intro to the XTAG system 
 * Lab session with XTAG 



Wednesday July 29

Computation and Applications
- ----------------------------

Morning

 Lectures

 * Parsing 
 * Supertagging and other stochastic approaches
 * Synchronous TAG 
 * Generation 

Afternoon

 Demos:

 * XTAG-- second lab session
 * Supertagger 
 * Other parsers
 * TAG-based generation systems


Note: if you would like to demo a system, please let us know and we
will include it.


Thursday July 30

TAG, Linguistic Issues, and Related Grammatical Systems
- -------------------------------------------------------

Morning

 Lectures

 * TAG and Generative Grammar 
 * TAG and HPSG
 * TAG and Categorial Grammars
 * TAG and LFG

Afternoon

 Lecture

 * Grammar organization

 Demos

 * Grammar organization demos
 * MT demo 



Friday July 31

Selected Advanced Topics
- ------------------------

Morning and early afternoon

 Lectures

 * Advanced Topics: Formal and Linguistics Issues
 + Coordination 
 + Scrambling 
 + Clitic climbing 
 + Lexical semantics
 + D-Tree Grammars
 + Other topcis





			 WORKSHOP

Papers on all aspects of TAG (linguistic, mathematical, computational,
and applicational), as well as papers relating TAGs to other
frameworks, are invited. As in the past there will be some invited
talks on other grammar formalisms which have interesting relationships
to TAGs (for example, Categorial Grammars and HPSG).


GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACTS:

Abstracts should be at most two pages (exclusive of references), and
should be submitted in ASCII format, as a .ps file, or as
SELF-CONTAINED latex file to jmacdougcentral.cis.upenn.edu. (If email
is not available, please send the abstract to the address given
below.) Please indicate on the abstract if you would prefer to give a
short presentation (10 minutes) or a long one (30 minutes). The
abstract should contain your name, address, and email address.
Proceedings including extended versions (4 pages) of accepted
abstracts will be available at the workshop.

Deadline for submission for abstracts: April 30 (extended) 
Notification of acceptance: May 15
Deadline for submission of camera-ready
	extended abstract: July 6
Workshop Dates: August 1 to August 3

If you do not want to submit an abstract, but would like to attend, we
would appreciate it if you could inform us by email by July 6 (unless
you have already done so). If you would like to present a demo,
please let us know as soon as possible, including information about
required hard and software.


PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

Anne Abeille (Universit'e Paris 7)
Tilman Becker (DFKI)
Christy Doran (University of Pennsylvania)
Robert Frank (Johns Hopkins University)
Klaus Netter (DFKI)
Richard Oehrle (University of Arizona)
Owen Rambow (CoGenTex, Inc.)
Giorgio Satta (Universita di Padova)
Yuka Tateisi (University of Tokyo)
K. Vijayshanker (University of Delaware)
David Weir (University of Sussex)


CONTACT ADDRESS:

Jennifer MacDougall
553 Moore Building 
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6389
USA
Telephone: (215) 898-3191
FAX: (215) 898-0587
Email: jmacdougcentral.cis.upenn.edu


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Anne Abeille (Paris 7)
Tilman Becker (DFKI)
Owen Rambow (CoGenTex, Inc.)
Giorgio Satta (Universita di Padova)
K. Vijayshanker (University of Delaware)
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