LINGUIST List 13.1583

Tue Jun 4 2002

Calls: Computational Ling, Socio & PsychoLing

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  1. Menno van Zaanen, ICGI Call for Software Demonstrations
  2. Greg Thomson, CORRECTION! Conference: Psycholinguistics and Sociolinguistics

Message 1: ICGI Call for Software Demonstrations

Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 16:50:39 +0200 (CEST)
From: Menno van Zaanen <mvzaanenscience.uva.nl>
Subject: ICGI Call for Software Demonstrations

Call for Software Demonstrations

ICGI-2002

6th International Colloquium on Grammatical Inference

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
September 23-25th, 2002

CALL

The ICGI 2002 Program Committee invites proposals for software
demonstrations at the ICGI 2002. We encourage the exhibition of early
(research) prototypes, but interesting mature systems may also be
demonstrated.

SCOPE

ICGI-2002 is the sixth in a series of successful biennial
international conferences on the area of grammatical inference.

Grammatical inference has been extensively addressed by researchers in
information theory, automata theory, language acquisition,
computational linguistics, machine learning, pattern recognition,
computational learning theory and neural networks.
 
This colloquium aims at bringing together researchers in these
fields. Previous editions of this meeting were held in Essex, U.K.;
Alicante, Spain; Montpellier, France; Ames, Iowa, USA and Lisbon,
Portugal.

LOCATION 
 
ICGI-2002 will be held in Amsterdam. Amsterdam, the capital of the
Netherlands is a city with a rich history. With it historical center
and its canals it is also known as the Venice of the North. It has a
lot to offer both in terms of history, culture and social life
(www.amsterdam.nl/e_tourism/e_tourism.html). Holland's geographical
location makes Amsterdam via Schiphol Airport easily accessible for
travelers from all corners of the world .
 
The conference will be located in the Institute for Language Logic and
Computation (ILLC: www.illc.uva.nl) at the Universiteit van Amsterdam
(www.uva.nl). The Universiteit van Amsterdam was founded as the
Athenaeum Illustre in 1632 and has developed into one of the bigger
general universities in Europe. The conference is located in the
center of Amsterdam, with easy access to hotels, restaurants and
touristic attractions.
 
Amsterdam is well served by air connections to many major European and
American cities. Schiphol Airport is located less than 15 minutes away
from Amsterdam, accessible by cab or public transportation.
 
AREAS OF INTEREST 
 
The conference seeks to provide a forum for presentation and
discussion of original research on all aspects of grammatical
inference including, but not limited to:
 
* Different models of grammar induction: e.g. learning from
 examples, learning using examples and queries, incremental
 versus non-incremental learning, distribution-free models of
 learning, learning under various distributional assumptions
 (e.g. simple distributions), impossibility results, complexity
 results, characterizations of representational and search
 biases of grammar induction algorithms.
* Algorithms for induction of different classes of languages and
 automata: e.g. regular, context-free, and context-sensitive
 languages, interesting subsets of the above under additional
 syntactic constraints, tree and graph grammars, picture
 grammars, multi-dimensional grammars, attributed grammars,
 parameterized models, etc.
* Theoretical and experimental analysis of different approaches
 to grammar induction including artificial neural networks,
 statistical methods, symbolic methods, information-theoretic
 approaches, minimum description length, and
 complexity-theoretic approaches, heuristic methods, etc.
* Broader perspectives on grammar induction -- e.g. acquisition
 of grammar in conjunction with language semantics, semantic
 constraints on grammars, language acquisition by situated
 agents and robots, acquisition of language constructs that
 describe objects and events in space and time, developmental
 and evolutionary constraints on language acquisition,
 statistical modeling of natural language, etc.
* Demonstrated or potential applications of grammar induction in
 natural language acquisition, computational biology, structural
 pattern recognition, information retrieval, text processing,
 adaptive intelligent agents, systems modeling and control, and
 other domains. 

FORMAT

Demo proposals should consist of the following parts:

* An abstract in English of the technical content to be
 demonstrated, not to exceed three pages, including:
 * title,
 * authors and affiliation,
 * full contact information of the contact author,
 * references and acknowledgments.
* The abstract will be added to the proceedings of ICGI-2002,
 which will be published by Springer-Verlag as a volume in their
 Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series, a subserie of
 the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
* Please state what you can bring yourself and what you
 absolutely must have provided. We will do our best to provide
 equipment and resources *but nothing can be guaranteed at this
 point beyond space and power*. Please contact the demo committee
 for any specific questions. You are encouraged to bring as much
 of your own equipment as possible!

PROCEDURE

Proposals should be submitted as soon as possible, but before 1 July
2002 using the submission form which can be found on the ICGI 2002
homepage (http://www.illc.uva.nl/ICGI-2002/).

EVALUATION

Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of their relevance to the
field of grammar induction, innovation, scientific contribution,
presentation, and user friendliness, as well as potential logistical
constraints.

DEADLINES

Submission of software demo proposals: 1 July 2002
Notification of acceptance: 8 July 2002
Submission of revised proposals: 14 July 2002
Conference dates: 23-25 September 2002

SOFTWARE DEMONSTRATION COMMITTEE

Pieter Adriaans
Institute for Language Logic and Communication (ILLC)
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Plantage Muidergracht 24
1018 TV AMSTERDAM
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 6 54234459
Fax: +31 20 525 5206
E-mail: pieterascience.uva.nl

Henning Fernau
University of Newcastle
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
Phone: +61 2 4921 6076
Fax: +61 2 4921 6929
fernaucs.newcastle.edu.au
WWW: http://www.cs.newcastle.edu.au/~fernau

Menno van Zaanen (demo organiser)
Institute for Language Logic and Communication (ILLC)
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Plantage Muidergracht 24
1018 TV AMSTERDAM
The Netherlands
E-mail: mvzaanenscience.uva.nl
http://www.science.uva.nl/~mvzaanen


SPONSORS

ILLC, Institute for Language Logic and Computation
OZSL, Onderzoeks school voor logica
Contacts with additional sponsors are currently under way.

Take a look at: http://www.illc.uva.nl/ICGI-2002/
See you in Amsterdam in September 2002!!

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Message 2: CORRECTION! Conference: Psycholinguistics and Sociolinguistics

Date: Sat, 1 Jun 2002 21:41:22 +0600
From: Greg Thomson <gthomsonmac.com>
Subject: CORRECTION! Conference: Psycholinguistics and Sociolinguistics


DEAR COLLEAGUES!
 
THE AL-FARABI KAZAKH NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

KAZAKH LANGUAGE: PSYCHOLINGUISTIC AND SOCIOLINGUISTIC RESEARCH LABORATORY

INVITES YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN THE INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC-RESEARCH CONFERENCE

PSYCHOLINGUISTICS AND SOCIOLINGUISTICS: CONDITIONS AND PERSPECTIVES

Conference date: September, 18-19, 2003.
Place: 480071, Kazakhstan, Almaty -city, al-Farabi - avenue,71, 
KazNU, philological faculty.

THE FOLLOWING AREAS ARE OFFERED FOR DISCUSSION BY CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS:

SOCIOLINGUISTIC TOPICS
* LANGUAGE SITUATIONS AND LANGUAGE POLICY
* SOCIAL AND REGIONAL LANGUAGE VARIATION.
* INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES
* SOCIETAL BILINGUALISM
* LANGUAGES IN CONTACT.
* SOCIOLINGUISTICS IN HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEMS

PSYCHOLINGUISTIC TOPICS
* NATIVE LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND CHILD BILINGUALISM.
* SPEECH PERCEPTION AND COMPREHENSION
* SPEECH PRODUCTION
* MENTAL LEXICON
* BILINGUALISM AND MULTILINGUALISM
* PSYCHOLINGUISTICS IN HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEMS

CONFERENCE WORKING LANGUAGES: KAZAKH, RUSSIAN, ENGLISH PLEASE, ADD
YOUR THESIS (1-2 PAGES) TO YOUR APPLICATION FORM . THESIS TEXT SHOULD
BE PRINTED AND IN ELECTRONIC FORM (IN RTF-FORMAT: FILES SHOULD BE
NAMED AFTER YOUR SURNAMES). DEADLINE: NOVEMBER, 30, 2002. E-MAIL:
altynkaszu.kz

PHONE NUMBERS (3272) 47-27-97 (13-29)
THE CONFERENCE MATERIALS ARE PLANNED TO BE PUBLISHED.
REGISTRATION COST: $50 BY ELECTRONIC TRANSFER TO ACCOUNT NUMBER
199117351, BENEFICIARY UMATOVA, ZHANNA, BANK: KAZKOMMERTZBANK, ALMATY,
KAZAKHSTAN. SWIFT: KZKOKZKX; CORR/ACC. NO. 890-0223-057.
CORRESPONDING BANK: BANK OF NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA. SWIFT: IRVTUS3N.
CHIPS: 0001. =46INANCIAL CONDITIONS: ALL PAYMENTS CONNECTED WITH
CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION ARE PAID BY THE PARTICIPANT.

WE WELCOME YOUR INVOLVEMENT!

CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Sincerely yours,
Umatova Zhanna
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