6.0637 EACL 93: Final Program (1/523)

Thu, 1 Apr 1993 12:46:51 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0637. Thursday, 1 Apr 1993.

Date: Thu, 1 Apr 93 13:44:04 +0200
From: EACL 1993 <eacl93@let.ruu.nl>
Subject: EACL93: Final Programme and Conference Information


Sixth Conference of the European Chapter of the
Association for Computational Linguistics
21-23 April 1993, Utrecht
Hosted by OTS (Research Institute for Language and Speech)

Overview of the Programme

Invited Speakers
* Ken Church (AT&T Bell Laboratories):
``Termworks: Tools for Human Translators''
* Ivan Sag (CSLI Stanford):
```Extraction' without Traces, Empty COMPs or Function Composition''
* Johan van Benthem (ILLC, University of Amsterdam):
``Grammar as Proof Theory''

* Uses of Dynamic Logic in NL Processing
Jeroen Groenendijk and Martin Stokhof (ILLC, University of Amsterdam)
* Recent Developments in Unification-based NL Processing
Hans Uszkoreit (University of Saarbruecken)
* Statistical Methods in NL Processing
Mark Liberman (IRCS, University of Pennsylvania)
and Yves Schabes (MERL, Cambridge, MA)
* Complexity Issues in NL Processing
Leen Torenvliet (ILLC, University of Amsterdam)

Papers will be presented on a wide range of topics in Computational
Linguistics. The programme features special sessions on
* Data-oriented methods in CL and
* Logic and CL.

Student Session.
This year for the first time, the EACL conference will include a
student session. This session provides a forum for students to present
work in progress.

Information Session.
An information session will be held on European Infrastructural
Organisations (EACL, EAGLES, EAMT, ECI, ELSNET, FoLLI) with the
cooperation of Susan Armstrong-Warwick, Norbert Brinkhoff, Roberto
Cencioni, Maghi King, Ewan Klein, Erik-Jan van der Linden and Antonio

Poster Sessions and Demonstrations.
Authors will present and discuss their projects and/or demonstrate

At the conference there will be a book exhibition by publishers in the
field of CL (Walter de Gruyter & Co, Elsevier Science Publishers,
Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, Cambridge University Press),
demonstrations of commercial linguistic software (Silver Platter
Information), and information desks of ACL and OTS.

Additional Meetings.
Two meetings will be organised in conjunction with EACL93:
* a workshop on MT Lexicons, and
* the General Assembly of the EAMT (European Association for Machine
For information on these meetings see below.

Parallel Activities.

Workshop on MT Lexicons, Tuesday 20 April, 9.00-17.30
The workshop will consist of four moderated discussion sessions, with
audience participation encouraged. The discussion topics are:

* Lexical Semantics, General Lexicography and MT Lexicography.
Bonnie Dorr (moderator), David Farwell, Martha Palmer,
Antonio Sanfilippo, Clare Voss.
* Economy of Lexicon Acquisition due to Generativity of the Lexicon.
Ann Copestake, James Pustejovsky (moderator).
* Metalanguages for Meaning Specification.
Wilfried Hoetker, Petra Ludewig, Sergei Nirenburg (moderator),
Boyan Onyshkevich, Patrick St-Dizier.
* Automating MT Lexicon Acquisition
James Cowie, Louise Guthrie (moderator), Judith Klavans, Yuji
Matsumoto, Evelyne Tsoukermann.

The size of the workshop is restricted by the available space.
Participant slots are still available. They will be allocated on
first come, first served basis. To request participation, please
Sergei Nirenburg
Center for Machine Translation, School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
fax: 1-412-268-6298, e-mail: sergei.nirenburg@cs.cmu.edu

General Assembly of the EAMT (European Association for Machine
Translation), Thursday 22 April, 18.00-19.00

Non-members are welcome but will not have voting rights. For further
information, please contact:

Maghi King
54 Route des Acacias
CH-1227 Geneva
email: king@divsun.unige.ch

Other Information.

Social Events.
The City of Utrecht invites all participants of the EACL-93 Conference
to a reception at the Town Hall, on Wednesday night, 18.30-20.00. The
Town Hall is located at the Stadhuisbrug, in the centre of town.

A banquet featuring Indonesian `Rijsttafel' will be held on Thursday.
Space limitations restrict the number of participants; first come
first served. The banquet fee is Dfl 60. Place: Indonesian Restaurant
Djakarta, Lucas Bolwerk, a 5 minutes' walk from the conference site.
Time: Thursday, 20.00.

Demonstrations and Poster Sessions.
Demonstrators who have contacted us for computer facilities will have
the opportunity to install software on Tuesday afternoon. For
information, contact our system manager, Jules van Weerden, email:

Conference address.

CSB-Building, Ottone
Kromme Nieuwegracht 39, (across the street, opposite CSB)
3512 HD Utrecht,

**Note that this telephone number is the conference number, which will
be operational only from Monday until Friday. Before 19 April, dial
(31)-30-536377 for information.

The conference site is located in the centre of Utrecht, 10 minutes
walk from Utrecht Central Station, which in turn is located at 50
minutes by train (30 by taxi) from Amsterdam Airport (Schiphol).
Parking in the centre of town is difficult and/or expensive.

Conference Office.
The office at CSB will be open for registration all days during
conference hours, and also:
* Sunday 18 April 18.00 - 20.00 (Ottone (N.B.!!))
* Monday 19 April 8.00 - 9.00 (CSB)
* Tuesday 20 April 18.00 - 22.00 (CSB)
* Wednesday 21 April 8.00 - 9.30 (CSB)
You are encouraged to register on Sunday or Tuesday evening.
An information desk at CSB will be open during all conference hours.

On-site Registration.
Registration is possible but no hotel mediation can be offered. The
Tourist Information office (VVV) might be able to find accommodation
in the city.

Means of Payment.
It is not possible to pay with, or exchange, foreign currencies at the
conference. Please change at the airport or the exchange office at the
Central Station (open on Sunday). The following means of payment are
accepted: cash (Dutch guilders), credit card (Mastercard and Visa
only) and Eurocheque.

General addresses.
If you want more information on the conference, or if you want to
leave a message for one of the conference participants, please

Conference Office

Before 19 April: During the conference (19-23 April):
Trans 10 Kromme Nieuwegracht 39
NL-3512 JK Utrecht NL-3512 HD Utrecht
The Netherlands The Netherlands
Tel: +31 30 53 63 77 Tel: +31 30 364515
Fax: +31 30 53 60 00 Fax: +31 30 53 60 00
Email: eacl93@let.ruu.nl Email: eacl93@let.ruu.nl

For information on the ACL in general, contact Don Walker (global), or
Mike Rosner (for Europe):

Dr. Donald E. Walker (ACL) Dr. Michael Rosner (ACL)
Bellcore, MRE 2A379 IDSIA
445 South Street, Box 1910 Corso Elvezia 36
Morristown, NJ 07960-1910, USA CH-6900 Lugano, Switzerland
walker@flash.bellcore.com mike@idsia.uu.ch

We all wish you a very pleasant conference,

Steven Krauwer, Michael Moortgat, Louis des Tombe (Conference Chair)
Anne-Marie Mineur, Yvon Wijnen (Student Chair)
Renee Pohlmann (Local Coordinator)




09.30-10.30 INVITED TALK: Ken Church
'Termworks: Tools for Human Translators'

10.30-11.00 Coffee

Session: Data-Oriented Methods in CL (I)

11.00-11.30 'Parsing the Wall Street Journal with the Inside-Outside
Yves Schabes, Michael Roth and Randy Osborne
11.30-12.00 'An Endogenous Corpus Based Method for Structural Noun
Phrase Disambiguation'
Didier Bourigault
12.00-12.30 'Linguistic Knowledge Acquisition from Parsing Failures'
Masaki Kiyono and Jun-ichi Tsujii

Session: Parsing/Complexity (I)

11.00-11.30 'The Use of Shared Forests in Tree Adjoining Grammar Parsing'
K. Vijay-Shanker and David J. Weir
11.30-12.00 'Generalized Left-Corner Parsing'
Mark-Jan Nederhof
12.00-12.30 'Ambiguity Resolution in a Reductionistic Parser'
Atro Voutilainen and Pasi Tapanainen

12.30-14.00 Lunch

Session: Data-Oriented Methods in CL (II)

14.00-14.30 'Using an Annotated Corpus as a Stochastic Grammar'
Rens Bod
14.30-15.00 'Data-Oriented Methods for Grapheme-to-Phoneme Conversion'
Antal van den Bosch and Walter Daelemans
15.00-15.30 'Automating the Acquisition of Bilingual Terminology'
Pim van der Eijk

Session: Computational Semantics (I)

14.00-14.30 'Temporal Connectives in a Discourse Context'
Alex Lascarides, Jon Oberlander
14.30-15.00 'A Computational Treatment of Sentence-Final `then
Sheila Glasbey
15.00-15.30 'A Semantics and Pragmatics for the Pluperfect'
Alex Lascarides and Nicholas Asher

15.30-16.00 Tea

Session: Data-Oriented Methods in CL (II - continued)

16.00-16.30 'Similarity between Words Computed by Spreading Activation
on an English Dictionary'
Hideki Kozima and Teiji Furugori

Session: Computational Semantics (I -- continued)

16.00-16.30 'Identifying Topic and Focus by an Automatic Procedure'
Eva Hajicova, Petr Sgall and Hana Skoumalova

Information Session:

16.30-17.30 Information Session on European Infrastructural Organisations:
Susan Armstrong-Warwick, Norbert Brinkhoff, Roberto
Cencioni, Maghi King, Ewan Klein, Erik-Jan van der Linden,
Antonio Zampolli


09.00-10.00 INVITED TALK: Ivan Sag
'Extraction without Traces, Empty COMPs, or Function Composition'

10.00-10.30 Coffee

Session: Computational Semantics (II)

10.30-11.00 'A Unification-Based Approach to Multiple VP Ellipsis
Claire Gardent
11.00-11.30 'A Discourse Copying Algorithm for Ellipsis and Anaphora
Andrew Kehler
11.30-12.00 'Resolving Zero Anaphora in Japanese'
Tadashi Nomoto and Yoshihiko Nitta
12.00-12.30 'The Donkey Strikes Back'
Tim Fernando

Session: MT/Reversibility

10.30-11.00 'Restriction and Correspondence-Based Translation'
Ronald M. Kaplan and Juergen Wedekind
11.00-11.30 'Experiments in Reusability of Grammatical Resources'
Doug Arnold, Toni Badia, Josef van Genabith, Stella Markantonatou,
Stefan Momma, Louisa Sadler and Paul Schmidt

Session: Parsing/Complexity (II)

11.30-12.00 'Head-Driven Parsing for Lexicalist Grammars: Experimental
Gosse Bouma and Gertjan van Noord
12.00-12.30 'Decidability and Undecidability in Stand-Alone Feature
Patrick Blackburn and Edith Spaan

12.30-14.00 Lunch

Session: A.I. Methods

14.00-14.30 'Abductive Explanations of Dialogue Misunderstandings'
Susan McRoy and Graeme Hirst
14.30-15.00 'Rule-Based Acquisition and Maintenance of Lexical and
Semantic Knowledge'
Donna M. Gates and Peter Shell
15.00-15.30 'Tradeoff between Compositionality and Complexity in the
Semantics of Dimensional Adjectives'
Geoffrey Simmons

Student Session (I)

14.00-14.30 'VP Ellipsis in a DRT-Implementation'
Johan Bos
14.30-15.00 'Object Clitics and Clitic Climbing in Italian HPSG
Paola Monachesi
15.00-15.30 'Localising Barriers Theory'
Michael Schiehlen

15.30-16.00 Tea

Session: Logic and CL (I)

16.00-16.30 'Talking About Trees'
Patrick Blackburn, Claire Gardent and Wilfried Meyer-Viol
16.30-17.00 'A Strategy for Dynamic Interpretation: A Fragment and an
Olivier Bouchez, Jan van Eijck and Olivier Istace
17.00-17.30 'Mathematical Aspects of Command Relations'
Marcus Kracht

Student Session (II)

16.00-16.30 'Lexical Disambiguation Using Constraint Handling In
Prolog (CHIP)'
George C. Demetriou
16.30-17.00 'Text Alignment in a Tool for Translating Revised
Hadar Shemtov
17.00-17.30 'Lexical Choice Criteria in Language Generation'
Manfred Stede


09.30-10.30 INVITED TALK: Johan van Benthem
'Grammar as Proof Theory'

10.30-11.00 Coffee

Session: Logic and CL (II)

11.00-11.30 'LFG Semantics via Constraints'
Mary Dalrymple, John Lamping and Vijay Saraswat
11.30-12.00 'Categorial Grammar, Modalities and Algebraic Semantics'
Koen Versmissen
12.00-12.30 'Tuples, Discontinuity, and Gapping in Categorial Grammar'
Glyn Morrill and Teresa Solias

Session: Phonology/Speech

11.00-11.30 'Generating Contextually Appropriate Intonation'
Scott Prevost and Mark Steedman
11.30-12.00 'Morphonology in the Lexicon'
Lynne J. Cahill
12.00-12.30 'Formal Properties of Metrical Structure'
Marc van Oostendorp

12.30-14.00 Lunch

Session: Logic and CL (III)

14.00-14.30 'Disjunctions and Inheritance in the Context Feature
Structure System'
Martin Boettcher
14.30-15.00 'Towards a Proper Treatment of Coercion Phenomena'
Daniele Godard and Jacques Jayez
15.00-15.30 'Type-Driven Semantic Interpretation of f-Structures'
Juergen Wedekind and Ronald M. Kaplan

Session: Morphology/Lexicology

14.00-14.30 'A Probabilistic Context-Free Grammar for Disambiguation in
Morphological Parsing'
Josee S. Heemskerk
14.30-15.00 'Inheriting Verb Alternations'
Adam Kilgarriff
15.00-15.30 'Coping with Derivation in a Morphological Component'
Harald Trost

15.30-16.00 Tea


16.00-17.00 ACL Meeting


'On Abstract, Finite-State Morphology'
Ajit Narayanan and Lama Hashem

'Towards Efficient Parsing with Proof-Nets'
Alain Lecomte

'The Incremental Generation of Passive Sentences'
Bernd Abb, Michael Herweg and Kai Lebeth

'On the Notion of Uniqueness'
Joke Dorrepaal

'Parsing with Polymorphism'
Martin Emms

'Delimitedness and Trajectory-of-Motion Events'
Michael White

'New Frontiers beyond Context-Freeness: Di-Grammars and
Peter Staudacher



09.00-10.30 'Uses of Dynamic Logic in NL Processing'
Jeroen Groenendijk and Martin Stokhof
(ILLC, University of Amsterdam)

09.00-10.30 'Recent Developments in Unification-Based NL
Hans Uszkoreit (Universitaet des Saarlandes)

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-12.30 'Uses of Dynamic Logic in NL Processing'

11.00-12.30 'Recent Developments in Unification-Based NL

12.30-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 'Statistical Methods in NL Processing'
Mark Liberman (IRCS, University of Pennsylvania) and
Yves Schabes (MERL, Cambridge MA)

14.00-15.30 'Complexity Issues in NL Processing'
Leen Torenvliet (ILLC, University of Amsterdam)

15.30-16.00 Tea

16.00-17.30 'Statistical Methods in NL Processing'

16.00-17.30 'Complexity Issues in NL Processing'



11.00-12.30 'Helyette: Inflectional Thesaurus for Agglutinative
Gabor Proszeky and Laszlo Tihanyi
11.00-12.30 'A Morphological Analysis Based Method for Spelling Correction'
I. Aduriz, E. Agirre, I. Alegria, X. Arregi, J.M.
Arriola, X. Artola, A. Diaz de Ilarraza, N. Ezeiza, M. Maritxalar,
K. Sarasola and M. Urkia
14.00-15.30 'A Constraint-Based Representation Scheme of Collocational
Dirk Heylen, Andre Schenk and Marc Verhagen
14.00-15.30 'Understanding Stories in Different Languages with
Dario Bianchi, Rodolfo Delmonte and Emanuele Pianta


11.00-12.30 'The Linguistic Annotation System of the
Stockholm-Umea Corpus Project'
Gunnel Kallgren and Gunnar Eriksson
11.00-12.30 'INSYST: An Automatic Inserter System for Hierarchical
Marc Light, Sabine Reinhard and Marie Boyle-Hinrichs
14.00-15.30 'Ambiguity Resolution in a Reductionistic Parser'
Pasi Tapanainen and Atro Voutilainen
14.00-15.30 'Long Sentence Analysis by Domain-Specific Pattern Grammar'
Shinichi Doi, Kazunori Muraki, Shinichiro Kamei and
Kiyoshi Yamabana
16.00-17.30 'ITS-2: An Interactive Personal Translation System'
Eric Wehrli and Mira Ramluckun
16.00-17.30 'The PANGLOSS MARK I MAT System'
Robert Frederking, Ariel Cohen, Dean Grannes, Peter
Cousseau and Sergei Nirenburg


11.00-12.30 'Knowledge Acquisition for a Constrained Speech System
Using WoZ'
Laila Dybkjaer, Niels Ole Bernsen and Hans Dybkjaer
11.00-12.30 'Natural Language Front-Ends to Databases: Design and the
Customisation Bottleneck'
Anne De Roeck
14.00-15.30 'Enhancing a Large Scale Dictionary with a Two-Level System'
David Clemenceau and Emmanuel Roche
14.00-15.30 'Two-Level Description of Turkish Morphology'
Kemal Oflazer