LINGUIST List 8.1633

Thu Nov 13 1997

Confs: CLIN 97, The Yuen Ren Society

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  1. Lisanne Teunissen, CLIN 97: Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands
  2. Karen S. Chung, Chinese Dialect Conference

Message 1: CLIN 97: Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands

Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 15:38:29 +0200
From: Lisanne Teunissen <>
Subject: CLIN 97: Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands

			CLIN 97
 Preliminary Programme and Registration Information

	Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands
		 Eighth CLIN Meeting
 	Friday, 12 December, 1997
 	 Department for Language and Speech
	 	 University of Nijmegen

We are happy to announce the eighth CLIN meeting, which will be hosted by
the Department of Language and Speech of the University of Nijmegen.

The meeting will take place in the "Aula/Congresgebouw" of the University
of Nijmegen. The default language of the conference will be English.

The invited speaker of CLIN 97 is

 Ted Briscoe
 	 University of Cambridge (UK)

	 "Language is a complex adaptive system"

The local organisers of this year's meeting are Peter-Arno Coppen, Hans van
Halteren and Lisanne Teunissen.


 9:00- 9:30 Registration, coffee

 9:30- 9:35 Opening

 9:35-10:45 Invited speaker: Ted Briscoe (University of Cambridge)
	 Language is a complex adaptive system

10:45-11:00 Coffee

11:00-11:30 Theo van den Heuvel
	 (Polderland Language and Speech Technology, Nijmegen)
	 Optimization of tag sets for bigram-taggers

	 Brigitte Schaffranietz (University of Bielefeld)
	 The influence of intonational information on the processing
	 of restrictive and non-restrictive German relative clauses:
	 experimental results

	 Pim van der Eijk (Cap Gemini ATS)
	 Controlled language authoring and translation

11:30-12:00 Svetlana Sheremetyeva, Sergei Nirenburg
	 (New Mexico State University)
	 Minimizing acquisition and development effort
	 in computational morphology

	 Erwin Marsi (University of Nijmegen)
	 A reusable syntactic generator for Dutch

	 Frank Grootjen, Vera Kamphuis, Janos Sarbo
	 (University of Nijmegen)
	 On the underlying nature of hierarchical structure
	 in language

12:00-12:30 Ivelin Stoianov, Huub Bouma, John Nerbonne
	 (University of Groningen)
	 Modelling the phonotactic structure of
	 natural language words with Simple Recurrent Networks

	 Miriam Eckert (University of Edinburgh)
	 Situational anaphora and null topics in German

	 Frank Van Eynde (University of Leuven)
	 The importance of being cross-categorial:
	 on the Immediate Dominance Schemata of HPSG

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:00 Bas van Bakel (University of Twente)
	 NLE in IR: generating structured index concepts

	 Shuly Wintner (University of Tuebingen)
	 The affixal nature of the definite article in Hebrew

	 Caspar Derksen, Kees Koster (University of Nijmegen)
	 Efficient and robust parsing in AGFL

14:00-14:30 Timo Lahtinen (University of Helsinki)
	 Index term corpus as a means to develop a tool
	 for extracting index terms

	 Amalia Todirascu (DFKI Saarbruecken)
	 Romanian clitic climbing

	 Reinier Boon (University of Twente)
	 Trema, a tool for tree manipulation

14:30-15:00 Djoerd Hiemstra (University of Twente)
	 Multilingual domain modeling in Twenty-One

	 Paola Monachesi (University of Utrecht)
	 A morphological analysis of Romanian clitization

	 Gertjan van Noord (University of Groningen)
	 A hybrid and robust parser for OVIS 2

15:00-15:15 Tea

15:15-15:45 Erwin Drenth (KPN Research Leidschendam)
	 Using a hybrid approach towards
	 Dutch part-of-speech tagging

	 Ineke Schuurman (University of Leuven)
	 How (not) to treat adjuncts in HPSG

	 Gregers Koch (Copenhagen University)
	 Montague's PTQ and inductive program synthesis

15:45-16:15 Walter Daelemans, Hans van Halteren, Jakub Zavrel
	 (Tilburg University, University of Nijmegen)
	 Using combining techniques in data driven systems:
 	 a pilot experiment involving wordclass tagging

	 Crit Cremers, Maarten Hijzelendoorn (University of Leiden)
	 Modelling and processing the Dutch verb cluster

	 Hugo ter Doest (University of Twente)
	 Weighted feature structures

16:15-16:45 Stijn Hoppenbrouwers, Niek van der Donk
	 (Tilburg University, KISS BV Erp)
	 Core semantic parsing in the wild:
	 supporting conceptual modelling with the Grammalizer(tm)

	 Gosse Bouma (University of Groningen)
	 A computational grammar for OVIS 2

	 Dirk Heylen (University of Utrecht)
	 Feature modalities and agreement

16:45-17:30 Drinks


Preregistration for CLIN 97 is necessary. Please register before December
8, 1997. The registration fee is Hfl. 50, payable either in advance
(information below) or at the registration desk (cash only). The
registration includes lunch, coffee/tea, drinks, and a copy of last year's
CLIN Proceedings (CLIN 96 was held at the IPO in Eindhoven).

We also offer a reduced registration fee for students (ID necessary) of
Hfl. 15. However, such a registration does not include lunch and the copy
of the proceedings.

You can register by sending us an e-mail
(preferred), or a written note (CLIN 97, Dept for Language & Speech, P.O.
Box 9103, 6500 HD Nijmegen) with the following information:

	Name (first and last)
	Postal Address
	Email Address

If you pay in advance, your payment must have reached us by Monday,
December 8, 1997. Payments should be sent to:

	KU Nijmegen, Fac. Letteren,
	Postgiro 2333985
	Re: "CLIN Congres" 23/870450

CLIN 97 is sponsored by:

- Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)
- KISS BV, Erp
- Polderland Language and Speech Technology, Nijmegen
- Computer Management Group (CMG)

This and future information about CLIN 97 is made available on the CLIN
home page:

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Message 2: Chinese Dialect Conference

Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 07:43:40 +0800 (CST)
From: Karen S. Chung <>
Subject: Chinese Dialect Conference


 Yuen Ren Society for the Promotion of Chinese Dialect Fieldwork
 Conferences on Fresh Dialect Fieldwork
 Conference Announcement
 The Annual Conference of the The Yuen Ren Society will be held at the
 University of Washington in Seattle on 7-8 February, 1998. Please
 contact for more information, or use the
 regular mailing address below.
 The loose theme this year is features defined comparatively across
 various Chinese dialects. Abstracts will be posted before the end of
 January, 1998.
 The Yuen Ren Society for the Promotion of Chinese Dialect Fieldwork is
 dedicated to the study of diverse varieties of spoken Hann Chinese,
 with strong emphasis on descriptive fieldwork. It is the only academic
 organization of its kind in the world. The Society was founded in 1990
 at the University of Washington and is named after Yuen Ren Chao, a
 pioneer in descriptive Chinese linguistics. The Society's meetings are
 an occasional forum for distributing and discussing fresh dialect
 data. YRS meetings are typically small and rather cozy, and speakers
 are allowed at least 30 minutes per presentation. Our format is more
 flexible than most of other regular Chinese linguistics conferences,
 and we have a much narrower focus - we insist that all presentations
 be supported by abundant data. Each year a number of our presentations
 are usually devoted to reports on dialects that are poorly known.
 If you have any questions, or if you want more information, please
 contact us by email at or by regular mail
 The Yuen Ren Society,
 att'n: David Prager Branner
	440 Riverside Drive, #72
	New York, New York 10027 USA

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