8.0387 AAAI Symposium on the Lexicon (1/468)

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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 8, No. 0387. Monday, 13 Mar 1995.

Date: Sun, 12 Mar 1995 16:28:09 -0500
From: Judith Klavans <klavans@cs.columbia.edu>
Subject: AAAI Symposium on the Lexicon - March 27-29

===>>> Registration is still possible. Information is appended. <<=======

AAAI Symposium - March 27-29, 1995

Monday, March 27, 1995

9:00-9:20 Nicholas Asher and Alex Lascarides
Metaphor in Discourse
9:20-9:40 William B. Dolan
Metaphor as an Emergent Property of Machine-Readable
9:40-10:00 Sergei Nirenburg
Apologiae Onotologiae
10:00-10:20 Lucy Vanderwende
Ambiguity in the Acquisition of Lexical Information
10:20-10:30 General Discussion
10:30-11:30 Coffee Break
11:00-11:20 Fumiyo Fukumoto and Jun'ichi Tsuji
Representation and Acquisition of Verbal Polysemy
11:20-11:40 Graeme Hirst
Near-synonymy and the Structure of Lexical Knowledge
11:40-12:00 Antonio Sanfilippo
Lexical Polymorphism and Word Disambiguation
12:00-12:20 Richard F.E Sutcliffe, Donie O'Sullivan, Liam Sheahan, and
Annette McElligott
The Automatic Acquisition of a Broad-Coverage Semantic
12:20-12:30 General Discussion
12:30-2:30 Lunch
2:30-3:30 INVITED TALK: Charles Fillmore
The Responsibilites of the Compleat Lexicographer
3:30-4:00 Coffee Break
4:00-4:20 Bonnie Dorr and Martha Palmer
Building a LCS-Based Lexicon in TAGs
4:20-4:40 Jacques Jayez and Daniele Godard
Principles as Lexical Methods
4:40-5:00 Thomas Roeper and Ana Perez-Leroux
The Acquisition of Inherent Binding
5:00-5:20 Annie Zaenen and Mary Dalrymple
"Polymorphic" Causatives: Complex Predicates in French
5:20-5:30 General Discussion

Tuesday, March 28, 1995

9:00-9:20 Masahiko Haruno
A Case Frame Learning Method for Japanese
Polysemous Verbs
9:20-9:40 Inderjeet Mani
An Integrative, Layered Approach to Lexical
Semantics and its Application to Machine Translation
9:40-10:00 Patrick Saint-Dizier
Generativity, Type Coercion and Verb Semantic Classes
10:00-10:20 Clare R. Voss and Bonnie J. Dorr
Defining the Lexical Component in Interlinguas
10:20-10:30 General Discussion
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:20 Ann Copestake
Representing Lexical Polysemy
11:20-11:40 Alex Lascarides
The Pragmatics of Word Meaning
11:40-12:00 Michael Johnson, Branimir Boguraev, and James Pustejovsky
The Acquisition and Interpretation of Complex Nominals
12:00-12:20 Ellen Riloff
Dictionary Requirements for text Classification:
A Comparison of Three Domains
12:20-12:30 General Discussion
12:30-2:00 Lunch
2:00-2:20 R. Basili, M.T. Pazienza, and P. Velardi
Integration of Probabilistic and Symbolic Methods for
Semantic Categorization
2:20-2:40 Rebecca Bruce and Janyce Wiebe
Towards the Acquisition and Representation of a Broad
Coverage Lexicon
2:40-3:00 Ted Pedersen and Weidong Chen
Lexical Acquisition via Constraint Solving
3:00-3:20 Mats Rooth
Two-Dimensional Clusters in Grammatical Relations
3:20-3:30 General Discussion
3:30-4:00 Coffee Break
4:00-5:30 First Breakout

Wednesday, March 29, 1995

9:00-10:30 Second Breakout
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:20 Catherine Macleod, Adam Meyers, and Ralph Grishman
Tagging as a Means of Refining and Extending Syntactic
11:20-11:40 Geoffrey Nunberg
Meanings and Theories
11:40-12:00 Nicholas Ostler
Speech Act Vocabulary: Does Hyponymy Recapitulate
12:00-12:20 George A. Miller
Building Semantic Concordances: Disambiguation vs.
12:20-12:30 General Discussion


AAAI 1995
Spring Symposium Series
March 27 - 29, 1995
Stanford University, California

Registration Brochure

Sponsored by the
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The American Association for Artificial Intelligence, in cooperation
with Stanford University's Department of Computer Science, presents the
1995 Spring Symposium Series, to be held Monday through
Wednesday, March 27 - 29, 1995, at Stanford University.

The highlights of each symposium will be presented at a special
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The lexicon is at the core of many NL, MT, IR, and KR systems, and
thus can play a central role in determining the success or failure of
a system. Nonetheless, points of sharp controversy have arisen
concerning the most flexible and powerful way to represent the
extensive variety of lexical information required to drive robust
applications. We intend this symposium to provide a forum to discuss
problematic issues of lexical representation, and ways to solve
difficult and complex questions. The symposium will maintain a
balance between theoretical and applications oriented papers.

There will be two ``special events'' at the Workshop: one is an
invited talk by Professor Charles Fillmore on the future of lexical
research, with some visionary thoughts from a pioneer in the field of
lexical semantics. The other is a set of break-out sessions to
involve workshop participants, focusing on ``burning issues'' such as
limits of corpus analysis, machine-readable dictionaries, thematic
roles, linking rules, and other ``limits'' to be set by the
participants. This section of the workshop involves ``pushing the
limits'', and we plan to push our own limits together in focussed
discussions on how to solve such persistent problems.

Organizing Committee:
Bran Boguraev, Apple Computer; Judith Klavans (chair), Columbia
University, klavans@cs.columbia.edu; Lori Levin, Carnegie Mellon
University; James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University.



Registration Information

ALL ATTENDEES MUST PREREGISTER. Each symposium has a limited
attendance, with priority given to invited attendees. All accepted authors,
symposium participants, and other invited attendees must register by
February 22, 1995. After that period, registration will be opened up to the
general membership of AAAI and other interested parties. All other
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Your registration fee covers your attendance at the symposium, a copy of
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Please note: Requests for refunds must be received in writing by March 15,
1995. A $25.00 processing fee will be levied on all refunds granted.

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Monday, March 27: 8:00 pm-5:00 pm
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Wednesday, March 29: 8:00 am-12:00 pm


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9:00 am-5:30 pm Symposia sessions
7:30 pm-9:00 pm Plenary session, Cubberley Auditorium

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9:00 am-12:30 pm Symposia sessions

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