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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 135.
          Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

      [1] From: "David Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (94)
            Subject: EDILOG 2002: CFP

      [2] From: "David Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (140)
            Subject: TSD 2002 - CFP

            Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2002 12:05:51 -0400
            From: "David Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
            Subject: EDILOG 2002: CFP

    From: edilog@COGSCI.ED.AC.UK

                    Call for Participation and Demonstrations

                                EDILOG 2002


                          The University of Edinburgh
                               Sept 4th-6th 2002

                   ** Early registration deadline: Aug 9 **


    EDILOG 2002 will be the sixth in a series of workshops that aims to
    bring together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics of
    dialogues in fields such as artificial intelligence, formal semantics
    and pragmatics, computational linguistics, philosophy, and psychology.


    Susan Brennan (Stony Brook University)
    Jan van Kuppevelt (IMS Stuttgart)
    Stanley Peters (CSLI Stanford)
    Manfred Pinkal (University of the Saarland)
    Enric Vallduvi (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)


    Thomason, Stone:
     "Context in Abductive Interpretation"
    Kempson, Otsuka:
     "Dialogue as Collaborative Tree Growth"
    Schlangen, Lascarides:
     "Resolving Fragments Using Discourse Information"
    Padilha, Carletta:
     "Simulating Small Group Discussion"
     "Centering and Pronominal Reference: In Dialogue, In Spanish"
    de Jager, Knott, Bayard:
     "A DRT-based framework for presuppositions in dialogue management"
    Buchwald, Schwartz, Seidl, Smolensky:
     "Centering Theory as Recoverability in Bidirectional Optimality
    van Rooy:
     "Relevance Only"
     "Dialogue Analysis for Diverse Situations"
    O'Donovan-Anderson, Okamoto, Perlis:
     "The Use-Mention Distinction and its Importance to HCI"
     "Formalizing Hinting in Dialogue"
     "From Dialogue Acts to Dialogue Act Offers: Building Discourse
      Structure as an Argumentative Process"
    Piwek, van Deemter:
     "Towards Automated Generation of Scripted Dialogue: Some
      Time-Honoured Strategies"
    Lvckelt, Becker, Pfleger, Alexandersson:
     "Making Sense of Partial"
     "An algorithm for processing referential definite descriptions
      in dialogue based on abductive inference"
     "Towards a psycholinguistics of dialogue: defining reaction
      time and error rate in a dialogue corpus"
    Lewin, Gorrell, Rayner:
     "Measuring Linguistic Mastery for Spoken Dialogue Systems"
    Kruijff-Korbayova, Karagjosova, Larsson:
     "Enhancing collaboration with conditional responses in
      information-seeking dialogues"
     "Modeling the common ground: the relevance of copular questions"
    Amores, Quesada:
     "Cooperation and Collaboration in Natural Command Language
    Howarth, Anderson:
     "Word duration and referential form in video-mediated and
      face-to-face communication"
     "Towards a Framework for Rhetorical Argumentation"
    Cooper, Ginzburg:
     "Using Dependent Record Types in Clarification Ellipsis"
    Quesada, Amores:
     "Knowledge-based Reference Resolution for Dialogue Management
      in a Home Domain Environment"
    Pease, Smaill:
     "Semantic Negotiation: Modelling Ambiguity in Dialogue"


    We invite poster presentations of actual projects and software
    demonstrations relevant to the topics of EDILOG. Authors should
    submit a one page abstract including names, affiliation, address, and
    e-mail. The abstracts should be submitted electronically (in plain
    text format) to edilog@ed.ac.uk with subject "Submission of
    Demonstration" by August 5. Submissions have to be in English, which
    is the workshop language, and will be selected on the basis of
    relevance to the workshop.


    The workshop will take place at The University of Edinburgh. The local
    organizers are Johan Bos, Colin Matheson, and Margaret McMillan. Send
    email to edilog@cogsci.ed.ac.uk for questions about local arrangements.


    The British Academy (www.britac.ac.uk)
    Siridus (www.ling.gu.se/projekt/siridus/)
    The University of Edinburgh (http://www.ed.ac.uk/)

            Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2002 12:06:53 -0400
            From: "David Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
            Subject: TSD 2002 - CFP

    From: Robert Batusek


    Fifth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE
    (TSD 2002)
    Brno, Czech Republic, 9-12 September 2002

    The conference is organised by the Faculty of Informatics,
    Masaryk University, Brno and the Faculty of Applied Sciences,
    University of West Bohemia, Pilsen. The conference is supported
    by International Speech Communication Association (ISCA).


    Authors are invited to present actual projects, developed software and
    hardware or interesting material relevant to the topics of the
    conference. The authors of the demonstrations should provide the
    abstract not exceeding one page as plain text. The submission
    must be made using an online form available at the conference www

    The organisers will prepare the computers with multimedia support for
    demonstrators. Faculty of Informatics has at its disposal a fast internet
    connection allowing internet-based projects to be demonstrated. The faculty
    network provides a wireless (IEEE 802.11b - WiFi) connection to the internet


    Submission of demonstration papers:
    July 31, 2002

    Conference date:
    September 9-12, 2002


    TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between
    researchers in both spoken and written language processing
    from the former East Block countries and their Western colleagues.
    Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in
    their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series.


    Topics of the TSD 2002 conference will include:
    text corpora;
    automatic morphology;
    word sense disambiguation;
    lexical semantics and semantic networks;
    parsing and part-of-speech tagging;
    machine translation;
    multi-lingual issues;
    information retrieval;
    text/topic summarization;
    knowledge representation and reasoning;
    speech modeling;
    speech coding;
    speech segmentation;
    speech prosody;
    automatic speech recognition;
    text-to-speech synthesis;
    speaker identification and verification;
    facial animation and visual speech synthesis;
    dialogue systems;
    development of dialogue strategies;
    prosody and emotions in dialogues;
    user modeling;
    assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue;
    markup languages related to speech and dialogue (VoiceXML, SSML, ...).


    The conference program will include oral presentations and
    poster/demonstration sessions with sufficient time for discussions of
    the issues raised. The demonstration papers will not appear in the
    Proceedings of TSD 2002 but will be published electronically at the
    conference website. Preliminary program of the conference is already
    available there.

    The program includes two invited talks.

    Prof. Ronald Allan Cole (Monday, September 9)
    Perceptive Animated Interfaces: The Next Generation of Interactive Learning

    Prof. James Pustejovsky (Tuesday, September 10)
    When Corpus Meets Theory: Creating Lexical Semantic Databases

    The Wednesday afternoon of the conference is reserved for a trip
    to the South Moravian region Lednice - Valtice. We will see the
    chateau at Lednice with its large botanical gardens and
    beautiful surroundings. In the evening there will be the
    conference dinner in the famous wine cellar in Valtice chateau,
    where a traditional cembalon band will play.

    TSD 2002 is supported by International Speech Communication
    Association (ISCA).


    The conference fee depends on the date of payment and on your
    status. It includes one copy of the Proceedings, refreshments,
    social events and a daytrip. The fee does not include

    Full participant:
    Payment by August 15th: Euro 300
    On-site payment: Euro 350

    Payment by August 15th: Euro 200
    On-site payment: Euro 250

    The payment may be refunded up until August 15th at the cost
    of 50 Euros. No refund is possible after this date.


    The organizing committee will arrange an accommodation in a
    student dormitories in a walking distance from the place of the
    Conference at a reasonable price. The actual list of available
    hotels and prices is accessible at the website.


    All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:

    Dana Komarkova
    TSD 2002 Faculty of Informatics
    Masaryk University
    Botanick 68a
    CZ-602 00 Brno
    Czech Republic
    telephone: +420 5 41 512 359
    fax: +420 5 41 212 568
    e-mail: tsd2002@fi.muni.cz
    The official TSD 2002 homepage is: http://www.fi.muni.cz/tsd2002/


    The conference will take place at the Faculty of Informatics,
    Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.

    Brno is the the second largest city in the Czech Republic with
    population of almost 400,000, and is the country's judiciary and
    trade-fair centre. Brno is the capital of Moravia, which is in
    the south-east part of the Czech Republic. It had been the King's
    town since 1347 and with its six Universities it forms a cultural
    center of the region.

    Brno can be reached easily by direct trains or buses from
    Prague (200 km) or Vienna (130 km).

    For the participants with some extra time, some nearby
    places may also be of interest.

    The local ones include:
    Brno Castle now called Spilberk, Veveri Castle, Old and New
    City Halls, the Augustine Monastery with St. Thomas Church
    and crypt of Moravian Margraves, Church of St. James, Bishops
    Church of St. Peter & Paul, Cartesian Monastery in Kralovo Pole,
    famous villa Tugendhat designed by Mies van der Rohe
    and other important buildings of between-war Czech architecture.

    For those willing to venture out of Brno, Moravian Karst with
    Macocha Chasm and Punkva caves, battlefield of Battle of three
    emperors (Napoleon, Russian Alexander and Austrian Franz - battle
    by Austerlitz), Chateau of Slavkov (Austerlitz), Pernstejn Castle,
    Buchlov Castle, Lednice Chateau, Buchlovice Chateau, Letovice
    Chateau, Mikulov with one of the greatest Jewish cemeteries in
    Central Europe, Telc - the town on the list of UNESCO and many
    others are all within an easy reach.

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