4.0786 Confs: NL & Ontology; Sentence Processing (2/171)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Sun, 2 Dec 90 22:38:06 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 0786. Sunday, 2 Dec 1990.

(1) Date: Fri, 16 Nov 90 13:46 EST (43 lines)
From: "NANCY M. IDE (914) 437 5988" <IDE@VASSAR>
Subject: Machine Learning of Natural Language and Ontology (AAAI)

(2) Date: Fri, 16 Nov 90 18:34 EST (133 lines)
From: "NANCY M. IDE (914) 437 5988" <IDE@VASSAR>
Subject: Sentence Processing Conference

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Date: Fri, 16 Nov 90 13:46 EST
From: "NANCY M. IDE (914) 437 5988" <IDE@VASSAR>
Subject: Machine Learning of Natural Language and Ontology

Extracted from: NL-KR Digest (Thu Nov 15 16:32:23 1990) Volume 7 No. 23

AAAI Symposium on Machine Learning of Natural Language and Ontology
Spring Symposium Series - Stanford - March 26-28 1991


The deadline for submissions to attend or present at the AAAI Spring
Symposium on Machine Learning of Natural Language and Ontology is
November 16th. (This is the correct submission date. On the last
reminder you may have seen an incorrect date.)


When submitting (by Email), do remember to include your full address
(physical as well as electronic, fax and phone) as AAAI will post you
registration forms upon acceptance.

AAAI has now determined the fees for its spring symposia in Stanford
next March: regular: $190; student: $75.

Further information:

The call and/or the background paper can be obtained from me. The aim
is to have a fairly broad spectrum of involvement and to promote
interaction amongst those with research relevant to Language Learning,
whatever their background or goals. Of course, of special interest are
those language learning programs which have already been implemented, as
well as extant projects with such an aim.

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David Powers +49-631/205-3449 (Uni); +49-631/205-3200 (Fax)
FB Informatik powers@informatik.uni-kl.de; +49-631/13786 (Prv)
Univ Kaiserslautern * COMPULOG - Language and Logic
6750 KAISERSLAUTERN * MARPIA - Parallel Logic Programming
WEST GERMANY * STANLIE - Natural Language Learning

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Date: Fri, 16 Nov 90 18:34 EST
From: "NANCY M. IDE (914) 437 5988" <IDE@VASSAR>
Subject: Sentence Processing Conference

Extracted from NL-KR Digest (Fri Nov 16 12:45:08 1990) Volume 7 No. 24

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The annual Cuny sentence processing conference will take place this year
at the University of Rochester, May 9 - 12th. We plan to send out
several more announcements. If it is likely that you will attend the
conference, please contact Hofsass@prodigal.psych.rochester.edu.

The exact schedule depends on some funding decisions which are
pending: you will receive a final schedule as soon as possible.
We are hoping to avoid sunday meetings, but that will depend on
how we fare with grant proposals. We plan for two kinds of
sessions, normal presentation of papers, and special didactic
symposia: each symposium will have a main presenter and several
commentators. The basic schedule we hope for is:

early afternoon - Japanese psycholinguistics (invited speakers)
late afternoon - Symposium on semantics and psychology of
conditionals (invited speakers)
evening - Symposium on new kinds of connectionism and
language (invited speakers)

early morning - Paper session
late morning - Symposium on second language learning (invited
early afternoon - Paper session
late afternoon - Symposium on psycholinguistic methodologies
(invited speakers)
evening - barbecue and poster session

early morning - Paper session
late morning - Paper session
early afternoon - Symposium on lexical concepts in and out of
sentences (invited speakers)
late afternoon - Paper session
evening - Banquet and special talk


Some of the session papers will be given by invited speakers. In
addition, we will accept for presentation a number of papers based on
submitted abstracts. We will consider any topics related to sentence
processing with some attention to grouping them when possible. We urge
graduate students and researchers who have not presented papers before
to send in abstracts. We also would like to expand the importance of
the poster session. We urge not only students but also senior
researchers to submit posters. Send all abstracts to: Michael
Tanenhaus, Dept. of Psychology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY,
14627, Mtan@prodigal.psych.rochester.edu. Please submit your abstract
via email, or with an accompanying computer disk copy in a neutral
format; this will facilitate dissemination of accepted abstracts before
the conference. Please indicate whether you would like to present your
paper as a poster if there is not time for it as a paper. The review
panel will include Chuck Clifton, Janet Fodor, Jay McClelland, Lissa
Newport, Mark Steedman and Mike Tanenhaus. THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF
ABSTRACTS IS Feb 15, 1991.


As always, the conference depends a good deal on the ability of speakers
to provide for their own transportation and local costs. We will
attempt to pay the costs when this is not possible. Our greatest
emphasis is on supporting students by arranging free local housing and
paying their travel. There will be a modest registration fee to cover
some local costs such as coffee and meals. The next message from us
will include a preregistration form.


We have secured funds to contribute towards the travel and local
expenses of a number of graduate students. Students giving papers or
posters will be given priority in the award of these fellowships.
Applications should be sent to Tom Bever,
Bever@prodigal.psych.rochester.edu, to be received by March 1.


We have secured a conference rate arrangement with Usair, dependent on
at least 20 round trips being booked. To ensure this, we request that
those of you who know now that you wish to travel here by air, please
contact Hofsass@prodigal.psych.rochester.edu, so we can compile a list.
With current high airfares, this kind of approach is necessary. If
enough participants are interested, we may arrange for vans to drive
groups from Boston and New York (about 7 hour's drive in each case). We
will attempt to house faculty with us personally, where possible and
desired; in addition, there are a number of houses and apartments where
visiting graduate students can crash. We have booked a block of rooms
at a nearby hotel, The Luxury Budget Inn, at a moderate price ($43 per
room, single or double occupancy). Fancier hotels are available. We
will provide local transportation to and from the airport. We will make
arrangements for meals. For information and reservations for local
housing contact hofsass@prodigal.psych.rochester.edu


It will help us a great deal to get a general idea of how many people
plan to attend the conference. We would appreciate an email note from
you right now if you think the chances are reasonably good that you will
attend the conference. Send email to:
Hofsass@prodigal.psych.rochester.edu; 716-275-2469