11.0241 events: intelligent text, parsing technologies

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 26 Aug 1997 10:37:48 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 241.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu> (71)
Subject: CFP: AAAI 1998 Spring Symposium on Intelligent Text

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu> (5)
Subject: Deadlines: AAAI 1998 Spring Symposium on Intelligent
Text Summarization

[3] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu> (34)
Subject: CONF: International Workshop on Parsing Technologies

Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 09:03:30 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu>
Subject: CFP: AAAI 1998 Spring Symposium on Intelligent Text Summarization

>> From: "Dragomir R. Radev" <radev@cs.columbia.edu>



With the proliferation of online textual resources, it has become very
difficult to find information of interest. Improving access to online
information includes finding relevant documents (Information Retrieval) and
presenting only information that matches the user's interests (Text

In the recent very successful workshop on Intelligent Scalable Text
Summarization at the ACL/EACL conference, papers focused largely on
statistical approaches. In this symposium, we aim to discuss also the
strengths of other, symbolic/rule-based, techniques. We particularly
welcome contributions that address some of the fundamental issues
underlying summarization: what is a summary? What is an abstract? How
can one evaluate the quality of a summary? The symposium will include
formal presentations and discussions of existing techniques and open
problems. Using input from potential participants, the program committee
will present a series of questions to which attendees will be encouraged
to suggest approaches and solutions.

Sample topics:

- Knowledge Representation Issues
- AI and Statistical Techniques
- Discourse Analysis and Discourse Planning
- Concise Text Generation
- Summarization of Multiple Documents
- Generation of Updates
- Architectures for Summarization
- Multilingual and Multimodal Summarization
- User Modeling
- Scalability
- Evaluation of Text Summarization

Potential participants should submit one of the following:

o Full technical paper (PostScript, 11-point font, up to 5000 words).

o Statement of interest (up to 1000 words):
- description of an ongoing research effort,
- position statement,
- description of a problem to be discussed,
- proposal for an activity related to text summarization that can
take place at the symposium,
- description of a completed summarization system, or
- descriptions of tools, corpora, or other resources, especially if
they can be shared with others.

o Description of a demonstration or video.

Participants are encouraged to include URLs related to text summarization
(bibliographies, papers, projects, tools, corpora).

Selection will be made in the following order:

1. people who present papers (one person per paper)
2. other presenters
3. collaborators of the above
4. people with strong statements of interest
5. others as space permits.

Send all submissions electronically to radev@cs.columbia.edu
If you are unsure whether your file will print at our site, please submit
four days before the deadline in order to receive a confirmation.

Dragomir Radev (co-chair)
Department of Computer Science
Columbia University
1214 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027-7003, USA
Phone: 1-212-939-7118
Fax: 1-212-666-0140


Branimir Boguraev Apple Computer bkb@research.apple.com
Michael Elhadad Ben-Gurion University elhadad@cs.bgu.ac.il
Eduard Hovy USC/ISI hovy@isi.edu (co-chair)
Inderjeet Mani MITRE imani@mitre.org
Daniel Marcu University of Toronto marcu@cs.toronto.edu
Kathleen McKeown Columbia University kathy@cs.columbia.edu
Dragomir Radev Columbia University radev@cs.columbia.edu (co-chair)
Amit Singhal AT&T Research singhal@research.att.com
Karen Sparck Jones University of Cambridge ksj@cl.cam.ac.uk
Stan Szpakowicz University of Ottawa szpak@csi.uottawa.ca

Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 09:04:29 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu>
Subject: Deadlines: AAAI 1998 Spring Symposium on Intelligent Text Summarization

>> From: "Dragomir R. Radev" <radev@cs.columbia.edu>

Submissions for the symposia are due on October 24, 1997. Notification of
acceptance will be given by November 14, 1997. Materials to be included in
the working notes of the symposium must be received by January 17, 1998.

More information is available at the AAAI symposium Web site:


Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 09:05:43 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu>
Subject: CONF: International Workshop on Parsing Technologies

>> From: Charles Yang <charles@ai.mit.edu>

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
September 17-20, 1997

sponsored by
Special Interest Group on Parsing Technologies
(A Special Interest Group of the
Association for Computational Linguistics)

IWPT'97 is the fifth workshop in a series of parsing technologies
workshops organized by ACL/SIGPARSE. This series of workshops was
initiated by Masaru Tomita (CMU) in 1989. This first workshop
(Pittsburgh & Hidden Valley) was followed by workshops in Cancun
(Mexico), Tilburg & Durbuy (Netherlands/Belgium) and Prague & Karlovy
Vary (Czech Republic). IWPT'97 will be held in and near MIT in
Cambridge, MA, USA.


Theoretical and practical studies of parsing algorithms for natural
language sentences, texts, fragments, dialogues, ill-formed sentences,
speech input, multi-dimensional (pictorial) languages, and parsing
issues arising or viewed in a multimodal context.


This year's meeting will take place at MIT, in Cambridge, Massachusetts,
USA, September 17-20.
All talks will be held in the Wong Auditorium, located in the Jack C.
Tang Center.

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS: Robert C. Berwick (MIT), Charles D. Yang (MIT)
Send queries about local arrangements to pbp@ai.mit.edu, or via the
conference home page.

CONFERENCE HOME PAGE: http://www.ai.mit.edu/people/berwick/parse.html

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