13.0248 computational linguistics, AI, machine translation

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Fri, 22 Oct 1999 08:58:46 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 248.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (29)
Subject: ANLP/NAACL2000 Call for Papers-REMINDER

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (52)
Subject: ANLP/NAACL2000 Tutorial CFP REMINDER

[3] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (46)
Subject: North American ACL Chapter Constitution

[4] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (33)
Subject: IWPT 2000 Final Call for Papers

[5] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (39)
Subject: AISB-00: Extended Deadline for SYMPOSIUM PROPOSALS,
29th of October

[6] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (79)
Subject: MT 2000: Conference and Call For Papers

Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 08:46:01 +0100
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: ANLP/NAACL2000 Call for Papers-REMINDER

>> From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse@cs.rutgers.edu>

*** NEW WEB SITE ****


Language Technology Joint Conference
Applied Natural Language Processing
and the
North American Chapter of the
Association for Computational Linguistics
General Conference Chair: Marie Meteer, BBN Technologies


The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) is pleased to
announce that the 2000 Applied Natural Language Processing (ANLP)
conference and the first conference of the new North American Chapter of
the ACL (NAACL) will be held jointly 29 April to 3 May 2000 in Seattle,

The joint conferences will offer a unique opportunity to bring industry
and researchers together to explore the full spectrum of computational
linguistics and natural language processing, from theory and methodology
to their application in commercial software.

For the general sessions, substantial, original, and unpublished
contributions to computational linguistics are solicited. (See the
separate Call for Student Papers to be announced soon for requirements
for submissions to the student sessions.) Submissions are due by 17
November 1999. See submission details at

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Tutorial Proposal Submission Deadline October 28, 1999
Workshop Proposal Submission Deadline November 1, 1999
Paper Submissions Deadline November 17, 1999

Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 08:46:29 +0100
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: ANLP/NAACL2000 Tutorial CFP REMINDER

>> From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse@cs.rutgers.edu>



***** OCTOBER 28 (NEXT THURSDAY) *****

Call for Tutorial Proposals


Jennifer Chu-Carroll
Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories


The ANLP/NAACL Program Committee invites proposals for the Tutorial Program
for ANLP/NAACL 2000, to be held in Seattle, Washington, USA, April 29 - May
3, 2000. The tutorials will be held on April 29th.

Each tutorial should be well-focused so that its core content can be
covered in a three hour tutorial slot (plus a 30 minute break). In
exceptional cases, 6-hour tutorial slots are possible as well.

There will be space and time for between four and six three-hour tutorials.

Submission Details:

Proposals for tutorials should contain:

* A title and brief (< 500 word) content description of the tutorial topic.

* The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the
tutorial speakers, with one-paragraph statement of the speaker's(s')
research interests and areas of expertise.

* Any special requirements for technical needs (computer infrastructure,

Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, in plain ASCII
(iso8859-1) text as soon as possible, but no later than October 28, 1999.

Please E-mail proposals to jencc@research.bell-labs.com, with the subject

Please Note: Proposals will not be accepted by regular mail or fax.


Accepted tutorial speakers must provide descriptions of their tutorials for
inclusion in the Conference Registration material by January 10, 2000. The
description must be provided in three formats: a latex version that fits
onto 1/2 page; an ascii (iso8859-1) version that can be included with the
email announcement; an HTML version that can be included on the Conference
home page.

Tutorial speakers will provide tutorial materials, at least containing
copies of the overhead sheets used, by March 17, 2000.


The current ACL policy is that tutorials are reimbursed at the following
rate: $500 per session plus $25 per registrant in the range 21-50 plus $15
per registrant in excess of 50. Note that this is per tutorial, not per
presenter: multiple presenters will split the proceeds, the default
assumption being an even split. The ACL does not usually cover travel
expenses except where the presenter(s) are not independently attending the
conference and getting travel reimbursed.


Submission deadline for Tutorial Proposal October 28, 1999
Notification of acceptance of Tutorial Proposal November 8, 1999
Tutorial descriptions due to Tutorial Chair January 10, 2000
Tutorial course material due to Tutorial Chair March 17, 2000
Tutorials Date April 29, 2000

Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 08:46:50 +0100
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: North American ACL Chapter Constitution

>> From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse@cs.rutgers.edu>

Dear ACL member,

In 1998, the ACL Executive decided to create a chapter of the Association
specifically to serve the interests of North American members. This
chapter will parallel the European ACL chapter, and possibly be followed
by a chapter representing Asia as well.

The Executive formed a committee consisting of Sandra Carberry (University
of Delaware), Eduard Hovy (Information Sciences Institute of the University
of Southern California) and Marilyn Walker (AT&T Laboratories) to establish
the new chapter.

This committee presented a draft constitution for the new chapter to the
Executive at the recent ACL conference in June 1998. The Executive agreed
to a plan leading up to the formation of the new chapter by January 2000,
involving the following steps:

1. September 1999: draft constitution of the new chapter made public to
ACL membership via ACL website
2. September 1999: electronic discussion forum created for comments
3. October 1999: call for nominations for chapter officials
4. November 1999: electronic voting for chapter officials
5. December 1999: announcement of elected officials
6. January 2000: first electronic meeting of new chapter officials
7. April 2000: meeting of new chapter membership at NAACL/ANLP conference

The chapter creation committee will moderate the open discussion and will
act as Nominating and Electoral Committee for the election. This committee
will dissolve at the end of December, 1999.

We invite you to peruse the new chapter constitution from the ACL website,

We invite you to subscribe to the discussion list by sending an email
message to hovy@isi.edu, consisting simply of the line
"subscribe naacl-setup"
in the subject line.

We invite you to post comments and suggestions for the activities of the
new chapter to

We invite you to nominate officers for the new chapter by electronically
sending the following information to Sandra Carberry
- the name and affiliation of the nominee,
- the position nominated for,
- a short statement of some of the nominee's achievements and/or
qualifications in the context of computational linguistics,
- a short statement by the nominee expressing the willingness to stand
for election.
Nominees must be members of ACL in good standing at the time of nomination.

The chapter creation committee,
Sandra Carberry, Eduard Hovy, Marilyn Walker

Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 08:47:43 +0100
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: IWPT 2000 Final Call for Papers

From: Harry.Bunt@kub.nl (Harry Bunt)


F i n a l C a l l f o r P a p e r s

IWPT 2000

6th International Workshop on Parsing Technologies

Sponsored by ACL/SIGPARSE

23-25 February, 2000
Trento, Italy

The ITC-IRST (Institute for Scientific and Technological Research)
in Trento, in the North of Italy, will host the 6th International
Workshop on Parsing Technologies (IWPT 2000) from 23 to 25 February,

IWPT 2000 continues the tradition of biennial workshops on parsing
technology organised by SIGPARSE, the Special Interest Group on
Parsing of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL).
This workshop series was initiated by Masaru Tomita in 1989.
The first workshop, in Pittsburgh and Hidden Valley, was followed
by workshops in Cancun (Mexico) in 1991; Tilburg (Netherlands) and
Durbuy (Belgium) in 1993; Prague and Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic)
in 1995; and Boston/Cambridge (Massachusetts) in 1997.

! IWPT 2000 will feature the following invited speakers: !
! !
! ERIC BRILL (Microsoft Research) !
! MARTIN KAY (Stanford University and Xerox Research) !
! GIORGIO SATTA (University of Padua) !
! !

More information can be found on the IWPT 2000 home page at:

< http://parlevink.cs.utwente.nl/sigparse/ >

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Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 08:49:25 +0100
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: AISB-00: Extended Deadline for SYMPOSIUM PROPOSALS, 29th of October

>> From: Mark G Lee <M.G.Lee@cs.bham.ac.uk>


TO ALL AI RESEARCHERS, especially but NOT EXCLUSIVELY those interested
in :

* representing and reasoning about time or change
* effects of AI on society (in work or leisure)
* societal aspects of cognition
* societies of agents
* learning (especially in multiagent systems)

** **
** **
** ``Time for AI and Society'' **
** **
** **
** Extended Deadline **
** 29th October 1999 **

The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of
Behaviour (AISB) is pleased to announce its forthcoming convention and
to invite proposals for the Symposia which will largely constitute the

DATES: from 17th April 2000 until 20th April 2000 inclusive
LOCATION: University of Birmingham, England
FORMAT: up to ten serial/parallel Symposia on AI or Cognitive Science
topics preferably related to the overall Convention theme of
Time for AI and Society
John Barnden & Mark Lee
School of Computer Science
University of Birmingham
Birmingham B15 2TT

Tel: (+44)(0)121-414-{3816,4765}

SYMPOSIUM WEB PAGE: http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~mgl/aisb/
(currently doesn't contain much but will be added to later)

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Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 08:50:36 +0100
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: MT 2000: Conference and Call For Papers

>> From: "Roger Harris" <rwsh@dircon.co.uk>

The Natural Language Translation Specialist Group,
part of the British Computer Society
URL: http://www.bcs.org.uk/siggroup/sg37.htm


Exeter, United Kingdom
20-22 November 2000

The Natural Language Translation Specialist Group (NLTSG)
of the British Computer Society (BCS) announces an
international conference to be held at the University of
Exeter (UK) on 20-22 November 2000. The focus will be on
machine translation and other multilingual NLP applications.
MT 2000 will continue the tradition of the friendly and
informative events organised by the Specialist Group at
Cranfield in 1994 and 1984. The organisers aim to attract
a wide range of contributions from researchers, users and
educationalists in the field of multilingual language

The conference will take the form of invited keynote
speakers plus individual papers. Papers will be refereed by
a programme committee. All papers accepted and presented
will be available as a volume of proceedings at the conference.
Selected papers will be published in book form soon after the
conference. There will also be an exhibition area and an
opportunity for poster sessions.

Details of the time-table for submissions/reviewing,
length and format of papers, the membership of the
programme committee, and of the cost will be announced
shortly and will be posted on our web-site at

We invite papers covering but not limited to
multilingual aspects of the following topics:

Machine translation (developments, advances, applications, uses)
Translation aids
Corpora (construction, annotation, exploitation)
Part-of-speech tagging
Computer-assisted language learning
Machine translation in education
Information retrieval
Information extraction
Automatic abstracting
Word-sense disambiguation
Anaphora resolution
Text categorisation
Speech processing

The conference venue will be the Crossmeads Conference
Centre at the University of Exeter. Exeter is an historic
city in the heart of Devon in the South West of England.
The campus is celebrated as one of the most beautiful in
the United Kingdom. The University has an international
airport and good rail and coach links to London, Birmingham
and other UK cities.

Exeter University web-site: http://www.exeter.ac.uk

MT 2000 web-site at Exeter University:
It is expected that this site will commence during October 1999.

Further information:

Derek Lewis (Co-chair: Programmme Committee)
Director of the Foreign Language Centre, Queen's Building,
University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QH, United Kingdom.
E-mail: mailto:D.R.Lewis@exeter.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1392-264 296
Facsimile: +44 (0)1392-264 293

Professor Ruslan Mitkov (Co-chair: Programme Committee)
School of Languages and European Studies, University of
Wolverhampton, Stafford Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1SB, United Kingdom.
E-mail: mailto:r.mitkov@wlv.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1902-322 471
Facsimile: +44 (0)1902-322 739

If you would like to receive further information by e-mail
then please send a blank e-mail message with 'SUBSCRIBE' in
the subject line to mailto:MT2000-request@rwsh.dircon.co.uk
You can cancel your subscription by typing 'UNSUBSCRIBE' in
the subject line.

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