6.0187 OED Conference: User Interfaces for Text (1/199)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 12 Aug 1992 16:01:53 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0187. Wednesday, 12 Aug 1992.

Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1992 11:20:44 -0400
From: New OED general account <newoed@watsol.uwaterloo.ca>
Subject: New OED Conference announcement -- please post

8th Annual Conference of the UW Centre for the
New Oxford English Dictionary and Text Research

Screening Words:
User Interfaces for Text

October 18-20, 1992

University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

The conference theme represents a universal problem of immediate
concern: we have all repeatedly struggled with accessing or main-
taining materials stored in large text repositories. Although
information retrieval has been well-studied in a library context,
and database querying has matured for conventional business
applications, much research and development is still required to
suit most text and information needs.

The Eighth Annual "OED Conference" will extend our ongoing
exploration of text management applications and techniques. This
year, we will investigate diverse application activities:
retrieving information for scientific disciplines; supporting
literary and linguistic needs; bridging between corpora, dic-
tionaries, and other knowledge representations; managing multi-
lingual and translated documents; and managing text in commercial
environments. It is expected that attendees will be exposed to
problems motivated by specific application areas and to solutions
that can address requirements across several areas.


Conference Program

Sunday, October 18

7:00 pm -- Registration and reception
(Charcoal Steakhouse, Library Room)


Monday, October 19

8:30 am -- Registration and coffee
(Davis Centre, DC 1301)

9:00 am

Session I

"Beyond the String: An Approach to Extracting Knowledge"
Ruth Glynn, Oxford University Press

"Overcoming Brittleness in Text Retrieval by Automating"
the Use of Common Sense Knowledge
Douglas B. Lenat, Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation

Session II

"Managing Text in Biomedical Settings"
Mark Frisse, Washington University

"Better Things for Better Chemistry Through Multi-Media"
Michael E. Lesk, Bellcore


Session III

"Text, Quotation, and Document Identity"
David M. Levy, Xerox PARC

"Text, Form, and Genre"
Geoffrey Nunberg, Xerox PARC

Session IV

"A Campus-Wide Textual Analysis Server: Project, Prospects, and Problems"
John Price-Wilkin, University of Virginia

"Prototyping the Ultimate Tool for Scholarly Qualitative Research on Texts"
Christophe Lecluse & Francois Chahuneau, Advanced Information Systems

7:00 pm -- Cash bar and dinner
(Transylvania Club)


Tuesday, October 20

9:00 am

Session V

"Uses of Text in the Workplace"
Sally S. Grande, Bank of Montreal

"Bi-Textual Aids for Translators"
Pierre Isabelle, Communications Canada

Session VI

"Automated Language Generation and the Lexicon -- What Goes Where?"
Eduard Hovy, USC Information Sciences Institute

"Hector: Connecting Words with Definitions"
Lucille Glassman, Dennis Grinberg, Cynthia Hibbard, James R. Meehan,
Loretta Guarino Reid, & Mary-Claire van Leunen,
Digital Equipment Corporation - SRC


Session VII

Software Demonstrations


This year's conference is sponsored by:

Information Technology Research Centre
Open Text Corporation

with ongoing research support of the University of Waterloo and
the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.


Conference Fees:

Registration covers all conference activities, one copy of
the conference proceedings, a reception, two lunches,
refreshment breaks, and dinner on Monday evening.

Total fees include GST (Canadian Goods and Services Tax)
GST Registration # R119260685

(Before October 1):
Academic: $180.00 + GST = $192.60 (Cdn)
Non-academic: $280.00 + GST = $299.60 (Cdn)
Student: $ 74.77 + GST = $ 80.00 (Cdn)

(After October 1):
Academic: $205.00 + GST = $219.35 (Cdn)
Non-academic: $305.00 + GST = $326.35 (Cdn)
Student: $ 93.46 + GST = $100.00 (Cdn)

Additional proceedings: $20 + GST = $21.40 (Cdn) each

Please make cheques payable to the UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO,
and send to:
Liz Bevan
Centre for the New OED and Text Research
Davis Centre, Room 1311
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1



The hotel recommended this year is:

Relax Hotel
2960 King Street East
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada N2A 1A9

(519) 894-9500 or 1-800-667-3529
fax: (519) 894-9144

Special conference rates are available at $59 for single
and $65 for double (Cdn funds). Please make your reservations
directly with the hotel BY SEPTEMBER 15, quoting the New OED


Registration Form:

Complete the following form and return it with your registration
fee, or send the completed electronic form to:
with the payment to follow by mail. The conference information
package will be forwarded upon receipt of registration.

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