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Confs: NLP+IA 98 /TAL+AI 98

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  1. Chadia Moghrabi, NLP+IA 98 /TAL+AI 98 Registration Info

Message 1: NLP+IA 98 /TAL+AI 98 Registration Info

Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 18:48:35 +0000
From: Chadia Moghrabi <>
Subject: NLP+IA 98 /TAL+AI 98 Registration Info


 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

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: English and French are the official languages of
the conference. Proceedings would be published in the language of the
submitted texts.

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION: The conference is organized by GRETAL, Groupe
d'etude sur le traitement automatique des langues at the Universite'
de Moncton and GETA-CLIPS in Grenoble.

Chadia Moghrabi, Professor of Computer Science, Chair
Jalal Almhana, Professor and director of Computer Science
Julien Chiasson, Professor of Computer Science
Sadek Eid, Professor of Industrial engineering, director 
	Manufacturing Technology Centre,
Boubakeur Meddeb-Hamrouni, Researcher GETA and Winsoft
Paul Tarau, Professor of Computer Science

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


Margaret King: ISSCO, University of Geneva, Switzerland
 Ressources et evaluation linguistiques

Thierry Chanier: Universite Franche-Comte, France
 Presentation sur le lien entre l'enseignement de la 
	langue et le TAL /


(In no special order)

Modeles humains dans un systeme multi-agents orientes apprentissage et
detection-correction d'erreurs;
 Jacques Menezo; France

Multilingual Lexical Resources for large-scale Text Generation
 Cornelia M. Verspoor, Vicente Uceda and Cecile Paris;

Speech and Language Interaction in a (Virtual) Cultural Theatre
 A. van Hessen, A. Nijholt, et al.; Netherlands

Un systme d'apprentissage assist par ordinateur de la gnration
de phrases en Arabe
 Riadh ZAAFRANI; France

Structuring a network of lexical cooccurrences into topic
representations by analyzing texts
 Olivier Ferret and Brigitte Grau; France

Producing NLP-based On-line Contentware
 Francis Wolinski, Frantz Vichot, Olivier Grmont; France

Integration of NLP Tools in an Intelligent Computer Assisted Language
Learning Environment for Basque: IDAZKIDE.
 Daz de Ilarraza, A. Maritxalar, M. Maritxalar &
 M. Oronoz; Spain

Using constraints for suppressing dead ends in grammars.
 Cyril Garde & Claude Lai; France

Improving Tagging Accuracy by Using Voting Taggers
 L. Mrquez, L. Padr, H. Rodrguez; Catalonia, Spain

Translation examples browser: Japanese to English translation aid for
news articles
 Tadashi Kumano, Hideki Tanaka,
 Noriyoshi Uratani & Terumasa Ehara; Japan

A Statistics-based Approach to Chinese Prepositional Phrase
 Kam-Fai WONG & Wen-Jie LI; Hong Kong

Minori-Fra: Logiciel d'enseignement du Francais en milieu minoritaire
 Chadia Moghrabi; Canada

 Marie-Josee Hamel & Anne Vandeventer; UK & Suisse

Learning Spanish and Catalan verbs Through EuroWordnet
 M. Antonia Marti & Roser Morante; Spain

Error Diagnosis for Language Learning Systems
 Wolfgang Menzel & Ingo Schroeder; Germany

Computer-Assisted Writing System: Improving Readability with Respect
to Information Structure
 Nobo Komagata; USA

limination de la redondance dans la gnration automatique de
descriptions de comportement de systmes dynamiques
 Nicole TOURIGNY et Laurence CAPUS; Canada

Un Systme Automatique de diagnostic d'Erreurs pour l'ELAO
 Anne Vandeventer; Suisse

Gnrer De Faon Automatique Des Rsums Grce Des Expriences Similaires
 Laurence CAPUS et Nicole TOURIGNY; Canada

A syntactic verification system for arabic texts based on a robust
parser and using a large compressed lexicon
 Riadh Ouersighni; France

Natural Language Technology in Precision Content Retrieval
 Jacek Ambroziak and William A. Woods

Ficus - un agent dictionaire coopratif extensible
 Mathieu LAFOURCADE & Jacques CHAUCHE; France

A Two-Stage Model for Robust Parsing
 Erik Oltmans; Netherlands

Analyse morphologique et voyellation assiste par ordinateur de la
langue arabe

Ontologies-based relevant information retrieval
 F.-Y. Villemin; France

Delegating Actions from Texts in a Virtual Environment
 Fabrice Tabordet , Fabrice Pied , and Pierre Nugues; France

An autonomous, web-based, multilingual corpus collection tool
 Jim Cowie, Eugene Ludovik & Ron Zacharski; USA

Problmes scientifiques intressants en traduction de parole
 Christian Boitet; France

Centering Theory and Resolving It in Business Texts
 Gregory F. Roberts; USA

TR-AID : A Memory-based translation aid framework
 Stelios Piperidis, Christos Malavazos, 
 Ioannis Triantafyllou; Greece

A Transformational Approach to NL Understanding in Dialogue Systems
 Danny Lie, Joris Hulstijn, Rieks op den Akker, Anton Nijholt;

Reluctantly Paraphrasing Text
 Mark Dras; Australia

Improving robust domain independent summarization
 Jim Cowie, Eugene Ludovik, & Hugo Molijna-Salgado; USA

Language Learning Data: Online Confusion
 Lisa Harper and Florence Reeder; USA

NLP and Radiology reports
 Gees C Stein & Tomek Strzalkowski; USA

BLAK, un assistant de dcouverte des caractres chinois, fonctionnement
par accs dynamique des ressources lexicales varies
 L. Fischer, G. Fafiotte; France

Text Expansion Using Temporal and Causal Relations
 Yllias Chali; Canada

Automatic Generation of On-Line Help: A Practical Approcah
 Cecile Paris and Keith Vander Linden; Australia &USA

To Integrate Your Language web Tools - CALL Web CT
 Sabine Siekmann; USA

 L'dition lexicographique dans un systme gnrique de gestion
de bases lexicales multilingues
 G. Srasset, M. Mangeot; France

How the construction of a Computer System may influence language
teaching practices: the communication situation variables
 R. Lelouche, D. Huot; Canada

Concordances avances sur corpus spcialis pour l'enseignement de
l'anglais technique
 P.-Y. Foucou & N. Kbler; France

Cross-linguistic Resources for MT Evaluation and Language Training
 Lisa Hale Decrozant, Dr Clare R. Voss; USA

NLP for text classification: the TREVI experience
 R.Basili, M. V. Marabello, L. Mazzucchelli, &
 M. T. Pazienza; Italy

Dictionnaires lectroniques et analyse morphologique
 Jerzy Sitko; France

Integrating language generation and prosody control
 Pierre Larey, Nadine bigouroux, & Guy Prennou; France

MULINEX Multilingual web search and anvigation
 Joanne Capstick, Abdel Kader Diagne, Gregor Erbach, &
 Hans Uszkoreit; Germany, Italy, France & Belgium

Kurdish Language Technology and Planning
 Siamak Rezaei Durroei; UK

Intonation, vowel length, and 'well': Thhe intersection of phonology
and discourse analysis and its effects on meaning interpretation in
 Jason Miller; USA

Reprsentation Smantique Oriente-Objets de Requtes en Langage Naturel
 Abdelmajid Benhamadou; Tunisia


Tuesday August 18: 19:00-21:00 Registration

Wednesday August 19: 8:30-15:15 Opening plenary session
 Oral presentations
 15:30-17:30 Posters and demo sessions

 18:30-19:15 CashBar
 19:30- Banquet

Thursday August 20: 8:30-15:30 Oral presentations

 15:30- Outing and dinner

Friday August 21: 8:30-17h30 Invited speaker
 Oral presentations
 Closing plenary session

EXHIBITS: Anyone wishing to arrange an exhibit or present a
demonstration can still send a brief electronic description along with
a specification of physical requirements (table size, power, telephone
connections, number of chairs, etc.) to 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.

REGISTRATION FEES: The registration fees are 475 Canadian dollars per
participant. They include:
 Conference Proceedings
 Continental breakfast for three days
 Coffee breaks for three days
 Banquet on wednesday evening

Optional additional fees:

 65 C$: Lunches for three days
 110 C$: Outing and dinner
 *subject to number of participants*

HOTEL & LODGING: Hotel fees and reservations are not included in the
conference fees and are to be arranged separately by the participants,
the information cited here is for convenience, you have to contact
them yourself and confirm the prices.

Hotel Beausejour
 750 Main street, Moncton.
 130 C$ (including taxes) for one or two people per room, 
	one or two beds
 15 C$ (including taxes) per additional person (max 4 per room), 
	two beds.
 * The hotel's restaurant has won a 4 diamond award...
 * Fax: (506) 858-0957, Tel: (506) 854-4344.

Keddy's Brunswick Hotel:
 1005 Main street, Moncton.
 92 C$ including taxes one person one bed
 105 C$ " " for one person one bed
 115 C$ " " for two persons two beds
 * Fax: (506) 382-8923, Tel: (506) 854-6340.

Rodd's Park House Inn - Travelodge:
 434 Main street, Moncton.
 75 C$ including taxes for one double bed.
 85 CS " " for two double beds.
 * Prices were given by bed and not by person
 * Fax: (506) 855-9494, Tel (506) 382-1664

Hotel Canadiana:
 46 Archibald street, Moncton.
 75 C$ including taxes per room
 * Tel: (506) 382-1054

These hotels are in downtown Moncton and are less than 10km from the
airport. The taxi cab from there costs around 12-15 C$.

Please e-mail, fax or mail the following form:
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Conference Registration

 NLP+IA 98

 Conference internationale
 sur le traitement automatique des langues et
 ses applications industrielles
 TAL+AI 98

 AUGUST / aout 18-21 1998

 Moncton, New-Brunswick, CANADA

PARTICIPANT NAME (Mr.( ), Ms.( )) Only one person per form.

 Family name: First name:



 Postal address:

 City: Country:

 Telephone: Fax:


 Conference fee $475
 Lunchs $65 Yes ( ) No ( )
 Outing $110 Yes ( ) No ( )

Total : _______________ (Hotel fees and reservations are not included)

PAYMENT: All payments must be made in Canadian dollars and paid to:
Universite de Moncton, c/o NLP+IA /TAL+AI 98. All transfer fees are
the participant's responsibility. Payments must be remitted as follows
(choose one option):

( ) By bank transfer to the National Bank of Canada/Banque Nationale
du Canada
 account#: 00007-25
 Transit#: 10351-006.
* The transit number indicates the branch in Moncton with which the
 university deals. IT IS A MUST.
* NLP+IA/TAL+AI should also be indicated. IT IS A MUST.
* Transaction/transfer id number:_____________________ IT IS A MUST
* A copy of of your transfer receipt with all the above information
should be Faxed to us for reference/claims puposes. If you have an
accepted submission, you can send it with your camera-ready version of
your paper. IT IS A MUST.

( ) Credit Card *Visa or MasterCard only*
This form *MUST be faxed or mailed not e-mailed* if registration is
paid by credit card.

 Visa ( ) MasterCard ( )

 Card No.:

 Expiry date:

 Cardholder's name:

 Cardholder's phone:

 Cardholder's Signature:

* Dr. Chadia MOGHRABI, professeure *
* NLP+IA /TAL+AI 98 *
* Faculte des sciences *
* Universite de Moncton Tel: (506) 858-4521 *
* Moncton, N.-B. Fax: (506) 858-4541 *
* E1A 3E9, CANADA e-mail: *

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We would appreciate receiving a copy of your hotel reservations for
reference purposes (not the Credit card information...).

Hope to see you in Moncton...
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