4.1209 ACL '91: Summary Description (1/55)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Fri, 5 Apr 91 13:50:44 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 1209. Friday, 5 Apr 1991.

Date: Fri, 5 Apr 91 11:45:20 -0500
From: walker@flash.bellcore.com (Don Walker)
Subject: ACL-91 Annual Meeting -- summary description

29th Annual Meeting
17-21 June 1991
University of California, Berkeley, California, USA

The program for the Annual Meeting itself, which will take place
on 19-21 June, features papers on all aspects of computational
linguistics. Two invited lectures will be given during the meeting:
"Linguistic Problems and Extra-Linguistic Problems in Machine
Translation" by Jun-ichi Tsujii, UMIST; and "Word Meaning: Starting
where the MRDs Stop" by Charles Fillmore, University of California,
Berkeley and Sue Atkins, Oxford University Press. In addition,
there are a special set of Student Sessions featuring papers that
describe `work in progress' so that students can receive feedback
from other members of the computational linguistics community.

The Annual Meeting is preceded on 18 June by a set of tutorials:
"Natural Language Generation" by Kathleen McCoy and Johanna Moore;
"Intonation in Spoken Language Systems" by Julia Hirschberg;
"Computational Linguistics Methodologies for Humanities Computing"
by Nancy M. Ide; and "Machine Translation: An In-Depth Tutorial"
by Jaime Carbonell and Yorick Wilks.

There are also three preconference workshops:
(1) "Lexical Semantics and Knowledge Representation" (17 June),
sponsored by the ACL Special Interest Group on the Lexicon (SIGLEX).
For more information, contact James Pustejovsky, Computer Science
Department, Ford Hall, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02254-9110,
USA; (+1-617)736-2709; jamesp@chaos.cs.brandeis.edu.
(2) Reversible Grammar in Natural Language Processing (17 June),
sponsored by the ACL Special Interest Groups on Generation (SIGGEN)
and Parsing (SIGPARSE). For more information, contact Tomek
Strzalkowski, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York
University, 715 Broadway, Room 704, New York, NY 10003, USA;
(+1-212)998-3496; tomek@cs.nyu.edu.
(3) Evaluation of Natural Language Processing Systems (18 June).
For more information, contact Jeannette G. Neal, Calspan Corporation,
P.O. Box 400, Buffalo, NY 14225, USA; (+1-716)631-6844;
neal@cs.buffalo.edu. Lexical Semantics and Knowledge Representation


The Program Committee was chaired by Douglas Appelt, SRI International.
The Tutorials were organized by Cecile Paris, USC/ISI. The exhibits
and demonstrations are being arranged by Sandra Newton, Brown Bear
Consulting, 3842 Louis Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA; (+1-415)856-6506;
newton@decwrl.dec.com. 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;

For program and registration brochures and other information on
the conference and on the ACL more generally, contact Don Walker
(ACL), Bellcore, MRE 2A379, 445 South Street, Box 1910, Morristown,
NJ 07960-1910, USA; (+1 201)829-4312; walker@flash.bellcore.com.