12.0514 SCIE99; Open Day for CL Program at King's

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Tue, 23 Mar 1999 21:19:50 +0000 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 514.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: SCIE99 <scie99@info.uniroma2.it> (43)
Subject: Second School on Information Extraction - Call for

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (51)
Subject: Open day poster

Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 21:19:00 +0000
From: SCIE99 <scie99@info.uniroma2.it>
Subject: Second School on Information Extraction - Call for Participation

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> Apologies if you get this call more than once via mailing lists
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> Call for Participation
> Second School on Information Extraction SCIE99
> Frascati(Rome), June 28, July 3, 1999
> <http://scie99.info.uniroma2.it/>http://scie99.info.uniroma2.it
> The Artificial Intelligence group of the Department of Computer Science,
> Systems and Production of the University of Roma Tor Vergata (Italy), in
> cooperation with the Italian Association of Artifical Intelligence (AI*IA),
> is pleased to announce the second Second School on Information Extraction
> (SCIE99), to be held in Frascati (Roma), Italy, from June 28 to July 3, 1999
> .
> Information Extraction (IE) is a rapidly expanding interdisciplinary area
> drawing upon concepts and techniques from artificial intelligence,
> information retrieval, data bases, machine learning, statistics. As a matter
> of fact natural language processing and computational linguistics are playing
> an important role in supporting systems for information extraction from
> documents. Information extraction aims to derive structures and various
> levels of linguistic generalization from the large volumes of textual data
> that users and machines can now access and manipulate through networks.
> If at the first edition of the school the international scenario was
> including mainly sacademic/research oriented systems for IE, the current
> situation shows an increasung maturity. This can be considered as a side
> effect of sa deeper technological insite as welll as a stronger industrial
> awareness. sThis also emerges from the successful results sof different
> european community language engineering projects ( FACILE, SPARKLE, ECRAN
> among others)
> .
> The school provides a forum for researchers and practitioners with different
> background and expertise, to discuss ideas and describe experiences in
> defining and implementing IE systems.
> To maximize interaction among SCIE-99 participants, the attendance will be
> limited to 80 persons.

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> All information for SCIE-99 participation (registration fees, accommodation,
> lectures, timeschedule, social events, ...) may be found in the school web
> <http://scie99.info.uniroma2.it/>http://scie99.info.uniroma2.it
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Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 21:19:57 +0000
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: Open day poster

>> From: Lisa Turner <lisa.turner@kcl.ac.uk>

Open Day For The New MSc Programme In Computational Linguistics & Formal
Grammar At King's College London

Date: May 11, 1999 Time: 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM
Location: Lecture Room Department of Philosophy,
King's College London, The Strand

The Department of Philosophy at King's College, University of London is
pleased to announce a new MSc in Computational Linguistics and Formal
Grammar. The programme is provisionally scheduled to begin in September,
1999 (final approval of the programme expected in March, 1999).

Come to the open day to hear details of the programme and discuss the
possibility of either entering the programme or taking some of its courses
in the context of another degree programme.

The programme will also welcome into its courses students studying for
other degrees in Philosophy at the University of London, students taking
Linguistics degrees at the University of London, and students from other
departments at King's College.

These courses will be of particular interest to students pursuing work in
philosophy of language, semantics, logic, artificial intelligence, and the
theory of formal grammar.

The program is a one-year full time MSc course designed primarily for
students who have completed a BA/BSc in linguistics, computer science,
philosophy, logic, or mathematics, and who wish to pursue the application
of formal and computationalmethods to the analysis of natural language. The
MSc will also serve as the taught year of an MPhil/Ph.D research degree in
formal grammar and computational linguistics.

Current faculty of the programme:
- Professor Dov Gabbay (Computer Science Department)
logic, non-monotonic reasoning
- Professor Ruth Kempson (Philosphy Department)
formal pragmatics, formal semantics, formal syntax
- Professor Shalom Lappin (Philosophy Department)
formal semantics, computational linguistics, formal syntax
- Dr. Odinaldo Rodriguez (Computer Science Department)
logic programming, Prolog
- Lecturer (candidate tba, Philosophy Department)
mathematical linguistics, formal properties of grammar, model theory,
- Lecturer (candidate tba, Philosophy Department)
computational approaches to discourse theory, formal semantics

Course convenor: Shalom Lappin

For additional information and application forms send inquiries to
lisa.turner@kcl.ac.uk, or visit our web site at

Lisa Turner
Departmental Administrator
Philosophy Department
King's College London
Tel: 0171 873 2231
Fax: 0171 873 2270

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