LINGUIST List 9.663

Wed May 6 1998

Confs: CLAW 98

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  1. Teruko.Mitamura, CLAW 98 Program

Message 1: CLAW 98 Program

Date: Tue, 5 May 98 16:39:49 EDT
From: Teruko.Mitamura <Teruko.MitamuraNL.CS.CMU.EDU>
Subject: CLAW 98 Program


			 May 21-22 1998
		 Language Technologies Institute
		 Carnegie Mellon University
	 5000 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA. 15213 USA


The 2nd International Workshop on Controlled Language Applications
will be held May 21-22 at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA,
USA. Since the first CLAW workshop, held at University of Leuven in
1996, there has been continued strong interest in the research and
development of controlled language applications. Initial industrial
development and deployment of Controlled English systems (AECMA,
Caterpillar's CTE) are now being followed by developments in other

On the research front, we are grappling with issues like
standardization, design, and evaluation of controlled language
systems. We are particularly interested in studies regarding author
productivity and document usability. The workshop will give equal
emphasis to the academic and industrial perspectives, while bringing
together researchers, developers, users, and potential users of
controlled language systems from around the world.


The Language Technologies Institute at CMU (home of the Center for
Machine Translation) is pleased to sponsor CLAW '98. The two-day
workshop will feature paper presentations, panel discussions, and
a poster/demonstration session. Evolving information regarding the
workshop format and content can be found at the workshop web site.

WORKSHOP SITE: McConomy Auditorium, First Floor of the University Center

 DEMO SITE: Rangos Hall, 2nd Floor of the University Center


May 21, 1998 Thursday
- --------------------

 8:30 Registration, Coffee

 9:00 Welcome

 9:15 Invited Speaker: Karen Hassen
 (Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, USA)

10:15 Huijsen, Willem-Olaf (University of Utrecht, Netherlands)

 "Controlled Language - An Introduction"

10:45 Coffee Break

11:00 Lehtola, Aarno, C. Bounsaythip, J. Tenni
 (VTT Information Technology, Finland)

 "Definition of a Controlled Language based on Semantic
 Dependency Relations"

11:30 Bernth, Arendse (IBM, USA)

 "EasyEnglish: Preprocessing for MT"

12:00 Lunch and Demo

 1:30 Knops, Uus, B. Depoortere (LANT NV, Belgium)

 "Controlled Language and Machine Translation"

 2:00 Kamprath, Christine, E. Adolphson, T. Mitamura and E. Nyberg
 (Caterpillar Inc.; Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

 "Controlled Language for Multilingual Document Production:
 Experience with Caterpillar Technical English"

 2:30 Shirai, Satoshi, S. Ikehara, A. Yokoo, Y. Ooyama
 (NTT; Tottori University; ATR, Japan)

 "Automatic Rewriting Method for Internal Expressions in
 Japanese to English MT and Its Effects" 

 3:00 Coffee Break and Demo

 3:20 Panel Discussion: 
 Topic: Standardization and Acceptance of Controlled Language
 Remi Zajac (Chair)

 4:35 Demo at LTI

 6:00 Leave for Banquet

 Station Square/Mt. Washington Lookout

 7:00 Banquet 

May 22, 1998 Friday
- -----------------

 8:30 Coffee

 9:00 Barthe, Kathy (Aerospatiale Aeronautique, France)

 "GIFAS Rationalised French: Designing one Controlled
 Language to Match Another"

 9:30 Lalaude, Myriam, V. Lux, S. Regnier-Prost (Aerospatiale, France)

 "Modular Controlled Language Design" 

10:00 Wojcik, Richard, H. Holmback, J. Hoard
 (Boeing Shared Services Group, USA)

 "Boeing Technical English: An Extension of AECMA SE beyond
 the Aircraft Maintenance Domain"

10:30 Coffee Break

10:45 Heald, Isobel, R. Zajac
 (Universite d'Angers, France; New Mexico State University, USA) 

 "Compounds Nouns in Simplified English"

11:15 Barthe, Kathy, G. G. Bes, J. Escande, D. Pinna, E. Rodier
 (GRIL, France)

 "Issues Related to Realistic Evaluation of Controlled
 Language Checkers"

11:45 Nasr, Alexis, O. Rambow and R. Kittredge
 (Laboratoire d'Informatique d'Avignon, France; CoGenTex Inc.)

 "A Linguistic Framework for Controlled Language Systems"

12:15 Lunch and Demo

 1:30 Panel Discussion:
 Topic: Current Status of AECMA
 Richard Wojcik (Chair)

 2:45 Schmidt-Wigger, Antje (IAI, Germany)

 "Grammar and Style Checking for German"

 3:15 Coffee Break

 3:30 Zhang, Wei, Y. Shiwen (Peking University, China)

 "Construction of a Controlled Chinese Lexicon"

 4:00 Reuther, Ursula (IAI, Germany)

 "Controlling Language in an Industrial Application"

 4:30 Godden, Kurt (General Motors, USA)

 "Controlling the Business Environment for Controlled

 5:00 Closing


We have already arranged a number of systems for demonstration; if you
would like to arrange a system demonstration, we still have some room
available. To arrange a poster or demonstration, please contact
Eric Nyberg,, before May 8, 1998.


The registration fee is $120/person. The registration fee covers the
cost of the cost of the workshop, plus continental breakfast,
refreshments, and one copy of the workshop proceedings. 

Participants should pre-register by May 8. Payment may be sent
separately from the registration or settled on-site (see details


The workshop banquet will be held on the evening of May 21. The fee is
$50/person, which includes a bus service to/from the banquet site.
Please indicate whether you plan to attend the banquet on your
registration form.


We have reserved a number of rooms in two nearby hotels. Please
contact these hotels directly to make a reservation; be sure to
mention that you are coming for the 'CLAW98 Workshop' to receive the
discounted rate.

NOTE: The Holiday Inn is a 10-minute walk from the workshop; the
Hampton Inn is a 20-25 minute walk away. Shuttle buses are available
from the Hampton Inn to the university area.

* Holiday Inn Select University Center
 100 Lytton Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 Phone: (412) 682-6200
 Fax: (412) 681-4749
 Rate: $103/per night (rate guaranteed until April 28, 1998)

* Hampton Inn
 3315 Hamlet Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 Phone: (412) 681-1000
 Reservations: (800) HAMPTON
 Fax: (412) 681-3022
 Rate: $72/per night (rate guranteed until May 6, 1998)

For further assistance, please contact the CLAW98 Secretary, Martha
June Puzio,, (412) 268-7517.


 Teruko Mitamura (Carnegie Mellon University)
 Geert Adriens (L&H and University of Leuven, Belgium)
 Eric Nyberg (Carnegie Mellon University)
 Linda Schmandt (Carnegie Group)
 Rick Wojcik (Boeing)
 Remi Zajac (New Mexico State University)

For more information contact:

 Martha June Puzio
	CLAW98 Secretary
 Phone: (412) 268-7517
 FAX: (412) 268-6298

OR	Teruko Mitamura
	Language Technologies Institute
	Carnegie Mellon University
	5000 Forbes Ave.
	Pittsburgh, PA, 15213.
 Phone: (412) 268-6596

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For Wire Transfer, send funds by May 12, 1998. Please bring the
record of wire transfer to the registration desk.

TO:	Mellon Bank Cash Management
	University Financial Center
	Fifth Avenue and Craig Street
	Pittsburgh, PA 15213
	Account #: 197-9003

 Please indicate that this is for: CLAW98

You may also send a US$ money order or check, payable to CLAW98. We
regret that we cannot accept credit cards. Payment must received by
May 12, 1998. Send checks or money orders to:

 CLAW 98 Registration
 Language Technologies Institute
 Carnegie Mellon University
 5000 Forbes Avenue,
 Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA


Please complete the following form and return either by fax to (412)
268-6298 or by email to (subject line should
read: CLAW98 Registration) by May 8, 1998.

First Name:
Family Name:


Mailing Address:

 Postal code:


E-mail Address:

Fees (check those which apply): 
 Registration Only: $120	[ ]
 Banquet: $ 50 [ ]
 Total $

Mode of payment:
 bank transfer (no later than May 12) [ ] Please bring a record of
 the transfer.
 check/money order sent by mail [ ]

 payment on-site [ ] Please try to avoid this option,
 unless absolutely necessary.

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