4.0988 Confs: Lexical Semantics & KR; Applied NLP (2/239)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 6 Feb 91 16:44:31 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 0988. Wednesday, 6 Feb 1991.

(1) Date: Tue, 5 Feb 91 23:04:59 -0500 (80 lines)
From: walker@flash.bellcore.com (Don Walker)
Subject: ACL SIGLEX Workshop at ACL-91, 17 June 1991, Berkeley

(2) Date: Tue, 5 Feb 91 19:57:12 -0500 (159 lines)
From: walker@flash.bellcore.com (Don Walker)
Subject: ACL Applied Natural Language Processing Conference - Trento 1992

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Date: Tue, 5 Feb 91 23:04:59 -0500
From: walker@flash.bellcore.com (Don Walker)
Subject: ACL SIGLEX Workshop at ACL-91, 17 June 1991, Berkeley


Lexical Semantics and Knowledge Representation

17 June 1991
University of California
Berkeley, California, USA

A workshop sponsored by the
Special Interest Group on the Lexicon (SIGLEX)
of the
Association for Computational Linguistics

TOPICS OF INTEREST: The recent resurgence of interest in lexical
semantics (LS) has brought many linguistic formalisms closer to the
knowledge representation (KR) languages utilized in AI. In fact, some
formalisms from computational linguistics are emerging which may be
more expressive and formally better understood than many KR languages.
Furthermore, the interests of computational linguists now extend to
include areas previously thought beyond the scope of grammar and
linguistics, such as commonsense knowledge, inheritance, default
reasoning, collocational relations, and even domain knowledge.

With such an extension of the purview of "linguistic" knowledge, the
question emerges as to whether there is any logical justification for
distinguishing between lexical semantics and world knowledge. The
purpose of this workshop is to explore this question in detail, with
papers addressing the following points:

a. Possible methods for determining what is lexical knowledge
and what is outside the scope of such knowledge.
b. Potential demonstrations that the inferences necessary for language
understanding are no different from supposed non-linguistic
c. Arguments from language acquisition and general concept development.
d. Cross-linguistic evidence for the specificity of lexical semantic
e. Philosophical arguments for the (impossibility of the) autonomy of
lexical knowledge.
f. Theoretical approaches and implemented systems that combine lexical
and non-lexical knowledge.

FORMAT OF SUBMISSION: Authors should submit four copies of a
position paper describing the work they have done in this area and
indicating why they would like to participate in the workshop.
Papers should be a minimum of two pages and a maximum of four
pages (exclusive of references). The title page should include
the title, full names of all authors and their complete addresses
including electronic addresses where applicable, and a short (5
line) summary. Submissions that do not conform to this format will
not be reviewed. Send submissions to:

James Pustejovsky
Computer Science Department
Ford Hall
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02254-9110 USA
(+1-617) 736-2709

SCHEDULE: Papers must be received by 1 March 1991. Authors will
be notified of acceptance by 5 April 1991.

WORKSHOP INFORMATION: Attendance will be limited to 35-40 participants.
The workshop is held in connection with the 29th Meeting of the
ACL (18-21 June). Local arrangements are being handled by Peter
Norvig (Division of Computer Science, University of California,
573 Evans Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA, (+1-415) 642-9533,

Peter Norvig
James Pustejovsky
Robert Wilensky

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Date: Tue, 5 Feb 91 19:57:12 -0500
From: walker@flash.bellcore.com (Don Walker)
Subject: ACL Applied Natural Language Processing Conference - Trento 1992

3rd Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing
Trento, Italy, 1-3 April 1992

sponsored by
Association for Computational Linguistics

The focus of this conference is on the application of natural
language processing techniques to real world problems. It will
include invited and contributed papers, tutorials, an industrial
exhibition, and demonstrations. A special video session is also
being organised. The organizers want the conference to be as
international as possible, and to feature the best applied natural
language work presently available in the world. This conference
follows on from those held in Santa Monica, California in 1983,
and in Austin, Texas in 1988.

Original papers are being solicited in all areas of applied natural
language processing, including but not limited to: dialog systems;
integrated speech and natural language systems; machine translation;
explanation and generation; database interface systems; tool
development; text and message processing; grammar and style checking;
corpus development; knowledge acquisition; lexicons; language
teaching aids; evaluation; adaptive systems; multilanguage systems;
multimedia systems; help systems; and other applications. Papers
may discuss applications, evaluations, limitations, and general
tools and techniques. Papers that critically evaluate a relevant
formalism or processing strategy are especially welcome.

Authors should submit, by 10 September 1991, a) six copies of a
full-length paper (min 9, max 18 double-spaced pages, minimum font
size 12, exclusive of references); b) 16 copies of a 20-30 line
abstract; c) a declaration that the paper has not been accepted
nor is under review for a journal or other conference nor will it
be submitted during the conference review period. Papers arriving
after the deadline will be returned unopened. We regret that papers
cannot be submitted electronically, or by fax.

Papers should describe completed rather than intended work, identify
distinctive aspects of the work, and clearly indicate the extent
to which an implementation has been completed; vague or unsubstantiated
claims will be given little weight. Both the paper and the abstract
should include the title, the name(s) of the author(s), complete
addresses and e-mail address.

Papers from Europe and Asia should be sent to:
Oliviero Stock (ANLP-3) phone: +39-461-814444
I.R.S.T. fax: +39-461-810851
38050 Povo (Trento), ITALY email: stock@irst.it

Papers from America and other continents should be sent to:
Madeleine Bates (ANLP-3) phone: +1-617-8733634
BBN Systems & Technologies fax: +1-617-8733776
10 Moulton Street email: bates@bbn.com
Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by 30 November
1991. Full-length versions of accepted papers, prepared according
to instructions, must be received, along with a signed copyright
release statement, by 15 January 1992. All papers will be reviewed
by members of the program committee, which is co-chaired by Madeleine
Bates (BBN Systems & Technologies) and Oliviero Stock (IRST) and
also includes:

Robert Amsler, MITRE Kathy McKeown, Columbia Univ.
Giacomo Ferrari, Univ. of Pisa Sergei Nirenburg, Carnegie Mellon Univ.
Eduard Hovy, USC/ISI Makoto Nagao, Kyoto Univ.
Paul Jacobs, General Electric Remko Scha, Univ. of Amsterdam
Martin Kay, Xerox PARC Karen Sparck Jones, Univ. of Cambridge
Mark Liberman, Univ. of Pennsylvania Henry Thompson, Univ. of Edinburgh
Paul Martin, MCC Wolfgang Wahlster, DFKI

Videotapes are sought that display interesting research on NLP
applications to real-world problems, even if presented as promotional
videos (not advertisements). An ongoing video presentation will be
organized that will demonstrate the current level of usefulness of
NLP tools and techniques.

Authors should submit one copy of a videotape of at most 15 minutes
duration, accompanied by a submission letter giving permission to
copy the tape to a standard format and two copies of a one to two
page abstract that includes: title, name and address and email or fax
number of authors; tape format of the submitted tape (VHS, any of
NTSC, PAL or SECAM); duration. The final tape format provided by
the authors should be one of VHS, 75'' u-Matic, BVU, in any of NTSC,
PAL or SECAM. Videotapes cannot be returned.

Tape submissions should be sent to the same address as the papers
(see above). The timetable for submissions, notification of
acceptance or rejection, and receipt of final versions is the same
as for the papers. See above for details.

Tapes will be reviewed and selected for presentation during the
conference. Abstracts of accepted videos will appear in the
conference proceedings. We are also considering the possibility of
producing a collection of video proceedings, for those videotapes
that authors agree to distribute. A preliminary indication on this
matter will be appreciated.

Beside demonstrations to be carried on within a regular booth at the
industrial exhibition, there will be a program of demonstrations on
standard equipment available at the conference (SUN's, MAC's, etc.).
Anyone wishing to present a demo should send a one-page description
of the demo and a specification of the system requirements by 1 December
1991 to
Carlo Strapparava phone: +39-461-814444
I.R.S.T. fax: +39-461-810851
38050 Povo (Trento), ITALY email: strappa@irst.it

A prize will be given for the best nonindustrial demonstration.

The meeting will be preceded by one or two days of tutorials by
noted contributors to the field.
Responsible for tutorials:
Jon Slack phone: +39-461-814444
I.R.S.T. fax: +39-461-810851
38050 Povo (Trento), ITALY email: slack@irst.it

Proposals for organizing workshops in Trento immediately after the
conference can be addressed to Oliviero Stock at the above address.

Facilities for exhibits will also be available. Persons wishing to
arrange an exhibit should send a brief description together with
a specification of physical requirements (space, power, telephone
connections, table, etc.) by 1 September 1991 to
Giampietro Carlevaro phone: +39-461-814444
I.R.S.T. fax: +39-461-810851
38050 Povo (Trento), ITALY email: carleva@irst.it

Local arrangements are being handled by
Tullio Grazioli and Oliviero Stock phone: +39-461-814444
I.R.S.T. fax: +39-461-810851
38050 Povo (Trento), ITALY email: interne@irst.it

For information on the ACL, contact
Donald E. Walker (ACL) phone: +1-201-8294312
Bellcore, MRE 2A379 fax: +1-201-4551931
445 South Street, Box 1910 email: walker@flash.bellcore.com
Morristown, NJ 07960, USA

The conference is also supported by the European Coordinating
Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI), the Italian Association
for Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA) and Istituto Trentino di Cultura.