LINGUIST List 9.643

Sat May 2 1998

Calls: Phonetic Sciences in U.S., FSMNLP'98

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  1. icphs99, History of the Phonetic Sciences in the United States
  2. Kemal Oflazer, FSMNLP'98 Student Grants

Message 1: History of the Phonetic Sciences in the United States

Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 20:30:56 -0700
From: icphs99 <icphs99trill.berkeley.edu>
Subject: History of the Phonetic Sciences in the United States

Call for Contributions

A volume tentatively entitled "A Guide to the History of the Phonetic
Sciences in the United States" is being prepared for initial distribution
at the XIVth International Congress of the Phonetic Sciences, to be held
in San Francisco, August 1-7,1999. 

This book, edited by Arthur Bronstein, John Ohala, and William Weigel,
will be the first of its kind and promises to be a reference work of
continuing value. We seek volunteers to contribute short biographical
entries (c. 200 to 800 words) including a bibliography on about 75
Americans who have played a significant role in the development of the
phonetic sciences. The deadline for submission is June 30, 1998. You can
find a style sheet, a sample contribution, and a list of suggested subject
individuals at our Website: 

http://trill.Berkeley.EDU/ICPHS/history/

In order to avoid duplication of effort, contributors should inform us as
soon as possible (preferably by email, at the following address) of the
subjects of their proposed contributions. For further information, please
email us at: 

icphs99trill.berkeley.edu 

or write to us at: 

ICPhS99 
University of California 
Department of Linguistics 
1203 Dwinelle Hall 
Berkeley, CA 94720-2650 


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Message 2: FSMNLP'98 Student Grants

Date: Sat, 02 May 1998 14:15:09 +0300
From: Kemal Oflazer <koCS.Bilkent.Edu.TR>
Subject: FSMNLP'98 Student Grants

Call for participation

The 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


The Program includes a one-day hands-on tutorial on 
Finite State Computing by Dr. Ken Beesley of Xerox Research 
Centre Europe, on the 29th of June. In order to encourage
attendance especially by FULL-TIME STUDENTS pursuing
programs in computational linguistics/natural language processing,
we have limited funds that would 

(i) let us waive workshop registration fees for students 
 if they register for and attend the tutorial, or

(ii) let us waive half the workshop registration fee if they
 do not register for the tutorial

If you are FULL-TIME student and would like to be considered
for these options, please indicate so on your registration form
and attach recently dated letter from your department 
confirming your full-stime student status to the registration 
form when you send it.


- ----------------------------------------------------------------

 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

				 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 xfst 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

8:30 -- 9:30 Registration


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
Jan Daciuk, University of Gdansk, Poland
Bruce E. Watson Ribbit Software, Canada
 University of Pretoria, South Africa
Richard E. Watson Ribbit Software, Canada and



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
Sandro Pedrazzini
Marcus Hoffman 
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
- ------------------------------------------------------------------
 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:

TUTORIAL: June 29 1998
WORKSHOP June 30 - July 1 1998

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

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

[ ] Tutorial+Workshop (Full-time students only).................. 
USD 40

[ ] Workshop Only (Full-time students only).................. 
USD 30

 (Please attach a letter from your department
	 confirming your full-time student status.)

 Total 
USD ...

WORKSHOP 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

 I 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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