LINGUIST List 9.91

Tue Jan 20 1998

FYI: Semantics, Phonology, Computational Linguistics

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Directory

  1. WLSS98, Change of Deadline
  2. Davisjos, Functional Phonology
  3. Priscilla Rasmussen, Computational Linguistics

Message 1: Change of Deadline

Date: Tue, 20 Jan 1998 14:18:17 +0000
From: WLSS98 <wlss98alphalinguistica.sns.it>
Subject: Change of Deadline


 CHANGE OF DATE AND EXTENDED DEADLINE

- -----------------------------------------------------------
 WLSS98
 II WORKSHOP ON LEXICAL SEMANTICS SYSTEMS
 Pisa, 6-7 April 1998
 Scuola Normale Superiore
- -----------------------------------------------------------

		 DEADLINE: 20 February 1998


Organized by CELI, ILC, ITC-IRST and Scuola Normale Superiore
 With the support of University of Pisa and Xerox Research
 Centre Europe
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 http://celi.sns.it/~wlss98
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 INVITED SPEAKERS
 (provisional list)
 Gennaro Chierchia (University of Milan)
 Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton University)
 Ewan Klein (University of Edimburgh)
 Hinrich Schuetze (Rank Xerox) 
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 CALL FOR PAPERS

WLSS98 is organized by Centro per l'Elaborazione del
Linguaggio ed Informazione (CELI), Istituto di Linguistica
Computazionale (ILC), Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e
Tecnologia (ITC-IRST) and Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa),
and will take place in Pisa on the 6-7 April 1998.

WLSS workshops aim at bringing together Italian and
international scholars, active in both theoretical and
applicative domains of research in lexical semantics, with
the goals of:

- providing an overview of the state of the art and
exchanging information on ongoing and planned activities;

- bridging the gap and enhance the trade-off between
theoretical models of lexical knowledge and applications in
NLP systems.

These goals are justified:

- by the increasingly central position that lexical
knowledge, and in particular lexical semantics, is assuming
within the general architecture of cognitive systems, both as
a dynamic module which interact with other non-linguistic
sources of knowledge, and as a component playing a major role
in interfacing syntax and semantics;

- by the fact that lexical resources (such as tagged corpora,
computational dictionaries, Machine Readable Dictionaries,
WordNets) are among the most crucial aspects of practical NLP
systems. Issues concerning the structure, the representation,
the development, and the acquisition of lexical knowledge are
thus of the uttermost importance when building NLP systems.
Lexical systems also play a crucial role in the design and
construction of multilingual systems, a key feature at least
for applications designed to operate in a distributed, non-
centralized environment such as the World Wide Web.

This second edition of WLSS will focus on the portability and
reusability of lexical systems, and on the issue of word
sense disambiguation and semantic tagging. We also encourage
the submission of papers concerning more general issues about
linguistic lexical semantics and its interaction with
computational lexicography.

Abstracts are invited for 30-minute talks. Here follows a non-
exhaustive list of topics which could be addressed:

* Lexical resources for semantic tagging and word sense
 disambiguation.
* Use of lexicons and thesauruses to improve information
 retrieval / extraction techniques.
* Automatic acquisition and management of lexical resources.
* Reusability and tuning of existing lexical resources for
 novel tasks.
* Trade offs between generic and domain specific lexical
 resources.
* Multilingual lexical resources.
* Description and evaluation of existing tools and systems.
* Evaluation of different representation formats.
* Issues in computational lexical semantics and
 computational lexicography.
* Issues in the design, construction and use of lexical
 resources.
* Architecture for a cognitive plausible lexicon
* Lexical representation and the interface with syntactic
 processes



** CHANGE ** EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS ** CHANGE
** 

Only electronic submissions are accepted. Abstracts should
not exceed 2 pages in length, in Postscript or ASCII format,
and should be sent to the following address:

 wlss98celi.sns.it.

Separate information should be sent, including the title of
the talk, author's name, address and affiliation. Submissions
must be limited to a maximum of one individual and one joint
abstract per author. The deadline is: 20 February 1998.
The Program Committee intends to publish a selection of the
papers presented at the conference.



 ** CHANGE ** IMPORTANT DATES ** CHANGE ** 

Submission of abstracts: 20 February 1998 
Notification of acceptance: 9 March 1998
Conference: 6-7 April 1998


 PROGRAM COMMITTEE

 Pier Marco Bertinetto (Scuola Normale Superiore)
 Nicoletta Calzolari (ILC)
 Luca Dini(CELI)
 Vittorio Di Tomaso (CELI)
 Alessandro Lenci (Scuola Normale Superiore)
 Bernardo Magnini (IRST)
 Fabio Pianesi (IRST)
 Frederique Segond (XRCE)
 Antonio Zampolli (ILC)

 CONTACT PERSONS

For every further information please contact the conference
secretariat:

Vittorio Di Tomaso
CELI
ditomasosns.it

Alessandro Lenci
Scuola Normale Superiore
lencialphalinguistica.sns.it

Scuola Normale Superiore
Laboratorio di linguistica
Piazza dei Cavalieri 7
56126 PISA (Italy)

Tel. +39 50 509219
Fax: +39 50 563513


More information on the Workshop and a copy of this call for
papers is available on the Web at the following address:

http://celi.sns.it/~wlss98
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Message 2: Functional Phonology

Date: Tue, 20 Jan 1998 09:08:37 EST
From: Davisjos <Davisjosaol.com>
Subject: Functional Phonology

On Jan. 9 Victor Vazquez Martinez asked for information about phonology
practiced in a spirit similar to functional grammar. One source I'd suggest
is a new book by Yishai Tobin, "Phonology as Human Behavior: Theoretical
Implications and Clinical Applications," Duke University Press.

Joseph Davis
City College of New York
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Message 3: Computational Linguistics

Date: Tue, 20 Jan 98 12:00:53 EST
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmussecs.rutgers.edu>
Subject: Computational Linguistics



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	1998 MEMBERSHIP, CHANGE OF ADDRESS AND EMAIL, AND ORDER FORM


It is time to renew membership (or begin membership) in the ACL for 
1998. You may obtain the 1998 ACL Membership and Order form by 
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We will be very happy to answer any inquiries regarding the benefits
of ACL membership and the many ACL publications available.
 
To contact ACL, send email to aclbellcore.com - note that after 
February 1st, a new address should be used: aclaclweb.org.


Priscilla Rasmussen
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