LINGUIST List 9.88

Tue Jan 20 1998

Calls: Inversion in Romance, NL and Speech

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  1. Joost Dekkers, Inversion in Romance
  2. European Network in Language and Speech, LREC WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT

Message 1: Inversion in Romance

Date: Tue, 20 Jan 1998 11:18:07 +0100 (MET)
From: Joost Dekkers <Joost.Dekkerslet.uva.nl>
Subject: Inversion in Romance

			 CALL FOR PAPERS

Twenty years after the publication in Linguistic Inquiry of Richard Kayne
and Jean-Yves Pollock's influential article on Stylistic Inversion, the
University of Amsterdam will host a workshop on inversion in the Romance
languages. The goal of this workshop is to get a clear picture of the
insights the last twenty years have produced with respect to the syntactic
and interpretative principles that govern inversion and the way they
interact. 

 			INVERSION in ROMANCE

		 University of Amsterdam 

			 28 - 29 May 1998

	 Holland Institute of Generative Linguistics (HIL)
		Utrecht Institute of Linguistics (UiL)

			 keynote speakers:
		 RICHARD KAYNE & JEAN-YVES POLLOCK	
			 ADRIANA BELLETTI	
		 K. TARALD TARALDSEN
		 MARIA LUISA ZUBIZARRETA

Also scheduled are presentations by Sergio Baauw, Joao Costa, Joost
Dekkers, Vieri Samek-Lodovici and Maarten de Wind. 

To enhance the scope of the workshop, the program will include 6
presentations by selected speakers. These presentations are allotted
approximately 30 minutes. Those who are interested in submitting a paper
containing original work on any aspect of inversion in Romance are invited
to send 5 anonymous copies of an abstract not exceeding 2 pages, plus one
camera-ready original containing the author's name, address, affiliation
and e-mail address. Abstracts submitted by e-mail or fax within the
deadline are accepted on condition that a camera-ready original is
received within 1 week. 

Deadline for submission of abstracts is 5 February 1998

Abstracts should be sent to the following address:

Aafke Hulk
University of Amsterdam E-mail: inversionlet.uva.nl
Department of French Phone: 31-20-5254635
Spuistraat 134 Fax: 31-20-5254429
1012 VB Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

More information can be found on the WWW:
http://www.leidenuniv.nl/hil/confs/inversion

Organizing Committee: Aafke Hulk, Denis Delfitto, Joost Dekkers, Petra
Sleeman, Els Verheugd, Maarten de Wind. 

Sponsors: Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW), Holland Institute of
Generative Linguistics (HIL), Netherlands Organization for Scientific
Research (NWO), Utrecht Institute of Linguistics (UiL).



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Message 2: LREC WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT

Date: Tue, 20 Jan 1998 17:31:21 +0100 (MET)
From: European Network in Language and Speech <Elsnetlet.ruu.nl>
Subject: LREC WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT

 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 CEC 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 LE4 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 the field will be invited to present
papers addressing motivation, advantages, but also problems in
connection with the implementation of such an evaluation scheme
at an international scale. Topics include e.g. the multilingual
nature of evaluation, lessons from the past (in Europe and the
US), 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 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 will be coorganized by ELSNET and ELSE. 
The Programme Committee will consist of the participants 
in the ELSE LE 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

The registration fee for the workshop will be:

 10,000 pesetas for those not attending LREC
 5,000 pesetas for those attending LREC

These fees will include a coffee break and the proceedings of
the workshop.

Participation in the workshop will be limited by the venue.
Requests for participation will be processed on a first come
first served basis.


CONFERENCE INFORMATION


General information about the conference can be found at:
 http://www.icp.inpg.fr/ELRA/conflre.html

Specific queries about the conference should be directed 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
Email: reli98goliat.ugr.es
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