7.0633 ACL'94: Workshop -- The Balancing Act (1/110)

Fri, 29 Apr 1994 12:06:19 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0633. Friday, 29 Apr 1994.

Date: 28 Apr 1994 13:35:18 -0400 (EDT)
From: ide@cs.vassar.edu (Nancy M. Ide)
Subject: Congres: The Balancing Act

From: Judith Klavans <klavans@cs.columbia.edu>

Combining Symbolic and Statistical Approaches to Language
1 July 1994, just after ACL '94
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA
Organized by: Judith Klavans (Columbia), Philip Resnik (Sun)

A renaissance of interest in corpus-based statistical methods has
rekindled old controversies -- rationalist vs. empiricist
philosophies, theory-driven vs. data-driven methodologies, symbolic
vs. statistical techniques. The aim of this workshop is to set aside a
priori biases and explore the balancing act that must take place when
symbolic and statistical approaches are brought together.


INVITED TALK : Qualitative and Quantitative Designs for
Speech Translation
Hiyan Alshawi

The Noisy Channel and the Braying Donkey
Roberto Basili, Maria Teresa Pazienza, and Paola Velardi

Study and Implementation of Combined Techniques for Automatic
Extraction of Terminology
Beatrice Daille

Parsing with Principles and Probabilities
Andrew Fordham and Matthew Crocker

Do we Need Linguistics When We Have Statistics? A Comparative Analysis
of the Contributions of Linguistic Cues to a Statistical Word
Grouping System
Vasileios Hatzivassiloglou

Complexity of Description of Primitives: Relevance to Local
Statistical Computations
Aravind K. Joshi and B. Srinivas

The Automatic Construction of a Symbolic Parser Via Statistical
Shyam Kapur and Robin Clark

Integrating Symbolic and Statistical Approaches in Speech and Natural
Language Applications
Marie Meteer and Herbert Gish

Combining Linguistic with Statistical Methods in Automatic Speech
Patti Price

Exploring the Statistical Derivation of Transformational Rule
Sequences for Part-of-Speech Tagging
Lance A. Ramshaw and Mitchell P. Marcus

Bootstrapping Statistical Processing into a Rule-Based Natural
Language Parser
Stephen D. Richardson

Statistical versus Symbolic Parsing for Captioned-Information
Neil C. Rowe

Learning a Radically Lexical Grammar
Mary McGee Wood


Registration fees are $25 for participants who register by 15 May
1994. Late registrations will be $30. Registration includes a copy of
the proceedings, lunch, and refreshments during the day. Acceptable
forms of payment are US$ cheques payable to "ACL" or credit card
(VISA/Mastercard) payment. Please submit the following form along with


institution: (for name tag)___________________________________________

address: (postal address)_____________________________________________


payment: (specify cheque or credit card)______________________________

credit card info: (name on card, card number, expiration date)________


dietary requirements: (vegetarian, kosher,etc.)_______________________

Please send to:

Philip Resnik
Sun Microsystems Laboratories, Inc.
Mailstop UCHL03-207
Two Elizabeth Drive, Chelmsford, MA 01824-4195 USA
Email: philip.resnik@east.sun.com
Fax: (508) 250-5067

This announcement can be found on the World Wide Web at
http://crl.nmsu.edu/acl94/acl/postconference.html, and full
information about ACL-94 (plus some great photos of attractions around
Las Cruces!) can be found at http://crl.nmsu.edu/acl94/Home.html.