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From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 08:08:57 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 500.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: gardent_at_gallieni.loria.fr (Claire Gardent) (53)
         Subject: CFP SEMDIAL

   [2] From: "Iman Hafiz Poernomo" <iman_at_dcs.kcl.ac.uk> (34)
         Subject: Constructive Logic for Automated Software Engineering

   [3] From: "Manfred Sailer" <manfred.sailer_at_phil.uni- (41)
         Subject: ESSLLI Workshop on Challenges & Alternatives to Strict

   [4] From: Paul Dekker <P.J.E.Dekker_at_uva.nl> (31)
         Subject: ESSLLI 05, Edinburgh, Call for Proposals

   [5] From: Ruth Kempson <kempson_at_dcs.kcl.ac.uk> (34)
         Subject: ESSLLI2005 workshop Second Call : Foundations of
                 Natural Language Grammar

   [6] From: saggion <h.saggion_at_dcs.shef.ac.uk> (61)
         Subject: CFP: RANLP 2005 Workshop in Summarization

   [7] From: Shuly Wintner <shuly_at_cs.haifa.ac.il> (45)
         Subject: FG-MOL 2005: Call for Papers

   [8] From: "Spenader J.K." <j.k.spenader_at_let.rug.nl> (28)
         Subject: Second-CFP: Cross modular approaches to ellipsis:
                 ESSLLI workshop

   [9] From: Terry Butler <Terry.Butler_at_UAlberta.ca> (14)
         Subject: Conference on Leopardi

         Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 07:50:54 +0000
         From: gardent_at_gallieni.loria.fr (Claire Gardent)
         Subject: CFP SEMDIAL

Second Call for Papers



                           LORIA, Universite de Nancy I
                               Nancy, France
                            June 9-11 2005

                            Deadline: March 1st, 2005

Dialor'05 will be the ninth 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.
The Dial/Log conferences are always stimulating and fun and Nancy, is
a great place to visit.

INVITED SPEAKERS: Justine CASSELL, Northwestern University (USA)
                          Gerhard JAEGER, University of Bielefeld (Germany)
                          Arthur GRAESSER, University of Memphis (USA)

We invite abstracts on all topics related to the semantics and
pragmatics of dialogues, including, but not limited to:

- models of common ground/mutual belief in communication
- modelling agents' information states and how they get updated
- multi-agent models and turn-taking
- goals, intentions and commitments in communication
- semantic interpretation in dialogues
- reference in dialogues
- ellipsis resolution in dialogues
- dialogue and discourse structure
- interpretation of questions and answers
- nonlinguistic interaction in communication
- natural language understanding and reasoning in spoken dialogue
- multimodal dialogue systems
- dialogue management in practical implementations
- categorisation of dialogue moves or speech acts in corpora
- designing and evaluating dialogue systems

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Previous workshops in the SEMDIAL series include:
(see also http://cswww.essex.ac.uk/semdial/ )

MunDial'97 (Munich)
Twendial'98 (Twente)
Amstelogue'99 (Amsterdam)
Gotalog'00 (Gothenburg)
Bidialog'01 (Bielefeld)
EDILOG'02 (Edinburgh)
CATALOG'04 (Barcelona)

         Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 07:52:36 +0000
         From: "Iman Hafiz Poernomo" <iman_at_dcs.kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: Constructive Logic for Automated Software Engineering (CLASE)


   Constructive Logic for
    Automated Software Engineering (CLASE 2005)


   Satellite event of ETAPS 2005,
    Edinburgh, 3rd April 2005


This workshop will provide an avenue for work that extends
traditional methods that derive from constructive logic for
synthesizing complex software. After more than 30 years of research,
program synthesis using constructive logic constitutes a mature
field with an established theory and set of best practices. Recent
years have seen an interest in providing analogous results to other
logical systems and programming languages. This workshop will bring
together researchers and practitioners to share ideas on the
foundations, techniques, tools, and applications of constructive
logic and its methods to automated software engineering technology.

This workshop will provide an avenue for work that extends
traditional methods that derive from constructive logic for
synthesizing complex software.

Software engineering is concerned with processes and techniques for
analysis, design, implementation, testing, and maintenance of
software systems. Automated software engineering is concerned with
computational techniques to automate these tasks (at least
partially) in order to aid reliability, trustworthiness and
productivity of code and of the engineering process itself.

The application of constructive logic to small-scale functional
program synthesis is well known. One pervasive idea is that the
constructive content of a proof of a formula can be transformed into
a functional program that satisfies the formula when the latter is
regarded as a specification. Such work, based upon the Curry-Howard
isomorphism and higher-order type theory, constitutes the area
referred to as the proofs-as-programs paradigm.

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         Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 07:53:35 +0000
         From: "Manfred Sailer" <manfred.sailer_at_phil.uni-goettingen.de>
         Subject: ESSLLI Workshop on Challenges & Alternatives to Strict

T First Call for Papers

                             CALL FOR PAPERS

                               Workshop on
              Emprical Challenges and Analytic Alternatives
                       to Strict Compositionality

           URL: http://www.sfs.uni-tuebingen.de/~fr/esslli/05/

                            August 8-12, 2005

                           organized as part of
          European Summer School on Logic, Language and Information
              ESSLLI 2005 http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/esslli05/
                      8-19 August, 2005 in Edinburgh

Workshop Purpose:

Compositionality has been a key methodological theme in natural language
semantics. Recently, a
number of innovative systems for combinatorial semantics have been proposed
which seem not to obey
compositionality at first sight. Such systems are based on unification,
underspecification, linear
logic or categorial grammar, to name the most prominent research areas. The
motivation behind
these systems is often computational, but the mechanisms they employ also
provide new insights and
analytical alternatives for outstanding problems in the combinatorial
semantics of natural
languages. These include scope ambiguities, multiple exponents of semantic
operators, cohesion,
ellipsis, coordination, and modifier attachment ambiguities.

The workshop aims to provide a forum for advanced PhD students and
researchers whose interests lie
in empirical issues or logic. It will give them the opportunity to present
and discuss their work
with colleagues and researchers who work in the broad subject areas
represented at ESSLLI. We wish
to invite papers discussing linguistic data which pose a challenge to
compositionality as well as
papers presenting new mechanisms for defining a compositional semantics
which can address
well-known challenges in innovative ways.

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About the workshop: http://www.sfs.uni-tuebingen.de/~fr/esslli/05/
About ESSLLI: http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/esslli05/

         Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 07:54:35 +0000
         From: Paul Dekker <P.J.E.Dekker_at_uva.nl>
         Subject: ESSLLI 05, Edinburgh, Call for Proposals

Seventeenth European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information


                    August 8--19, 2005, Edinburgh, U.K.


The Seventeenth European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
will be held at Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. The Summer
Schools focus on the interface between linguistics, logic and
computation. Foundational, introductory and advanced courses together
with workshops cover a wide variety of topics within the three areas
of interest: Language and Computation, Language and Logic, and Logic
and Computation.

Previous summer schools have been highly successful, attracting up to
500 students from Europe and elsewhere. The school has developed into
an important meeting place and forum for discussion for students and
researchers interested in the interdisciplinary study of Logic,
Language and Information. ESSLLI-2005 is organized under the auspices
of the European Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI).

The ESSLLI-2005 Program Committee invites proposals for foundational,
introductory, and advanced courses, and for workshops for the 17-th
annual Summer School on a wide range of timely topics that have
demonstrated their relevance in the following fields:


Besides courses and workshops the Student Session will be held again.
Contributions for the Student Session will be solicited in a separate

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: Proposals should be submitted through a web form
available at <http://www.esslli.org/2005/submission.html>.

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         Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 07:55:25 +0000
         From: Ruth Kempson <kempson_at_dcs.kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: ESSLLI2005 workshop Second Call : Foundations of Natural
Language Grammar

SECOND CALL FOR WORKSHOP PAPERS: apologies for multiple copies

Foundations of Natural-Language Grammar


August 16th -20th, 2005

Organized as part of
European Summer School of Logic, Language and Information
ESSLLI 2005 http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/esslli05/
9-20^th August, 2005 in Edinburgh

Workshop Organizers:
Ruth Kempson, kempson_at_dcs.kcl.ac.uk <mailto:kempson_at_dcs.kcl.ac.uk>
Glyn Morrill, morrill_at_lsi.upc.es <mailto:morrill_at_dcs.lp.es>

Workshop Purpose:
Both logic and computation bring standards to bear on grammar formalism
which raise challenges for its psychological interpretation. In recent
years approaches have consolidated their methodology in ways which are
sometimes similar, sometimes distinct. On the one hand, opposing views
often sustain an essentially common methodology: amongst these are the
disputes over the relationship between syntax and semantics within a
grammar, the number of levels to be articulated in a grammar, and the
nature of the mappings between them. On the other hand, in recent years,
there has been growing interest across a number of theoretical
frameworks in defining grammar formalisms for natural language which
make available stronger forms of psychological interpretation of the
formalism than is standard, giving rise to new ways of articulating the
relationship between grammar formalism and natural-language data. This
workshop aims to provide a forum for explicit discussion of these and
other foundational issues in articulating grammar formalisms for natural

The workshop aims to bring together not only colleagues with established
work in individual research programs, but also advanced PhD students and
researchers, so that both groups can present and discuss foundational
issues underpinning their work with colleagues and researchers working
in affiliated fields.

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         Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 07:56:13 +0000
         From: saggion <h.saggion_at_dcs.shef.ac.uk>
         Subject: CFP: RANLP 2005 Workshop in Summarization

                  Crossing Barriers in Text Summarization Research

                  Workshop to be help in conjunction with

                            *** RANLP 2005 ***

                            Borovets - Bulgaria


                       *** 24th of September 2005 ***

                          First Call for Papers

An abstract or summary is a text of a recognisable genre with a very
specific purpose: to give the reader an exact and concise knowledge of
the contents of a source document. In most cases, summaries are
written by humans, but nowadays, the overwhelming quantity of
information and the need to access the essential content of documents
accurately to satisfy users' demands has made of Automatic Text
Summarization a major research field.

Most summarization solutions developed today perform sentence
extraction, a useful, yet sometimes inadequate technique. In order to
move from the sentence extraction paradigm to a more challenging,
semantically and linguistically motivated 'abstracting' paradigm,
significant linguistic (i.e., lexicons, grammars, etc.) as well as
non-linguistic knowledge (i.e., ontologies, scripts, etc.) will be
required. Some 'abstracting' problems like 'headline generation', have
been recently addressed using language models that rely on little
semantic information, what are the limits of these approaches when
trying to generate multi-sentence discourses? What tools are there to
support 'text abstraction'? What type of natural language generation
techniques are appropriate in this context? Are general purpose
natural language generation systems appropriate in this task?

Professional abstractors play a mayor role in dissemination of
information through abstract writing, and their work has many times
inspired research on automatic text summarization, they are certainly
one of the keys in the understanding of the summarization
process. Therefore, what tools are there to support Computer-Assisted
Summarization and more specifically how these tools can be used to
capture 'professional summarization' knowledge?

In a multi-lingual context, summaries are useful instruments in
overcoming the language barrier: cross-lingual summaries help users
assess the relevance of the source, before deciding to obtain a good
human translation of the source. This topic is particularly important
in a context where the relevant information only exists in a language
different from that of the user. What techniques are there to attack
this new and challenging issue? What corpora would be appropriate for
the study of this task?

The ``news'' has been a traditional concern of summarization research,
   but we have seen, in the past few years, an increasing interest for
   summarization applications on technical and scientific texts, patient
   records, sport events, legal texts, educative material, e-mails, web
   pages, etc. The question then, is how to adapt summarization
   algorithms to new domains and genres. Machine learning algorithms
   over superficial features have been used in the past to decide upon a
   number of indicators of content relevance, but when the feature space
   is huge or when more ``linguistically'' motivated features are
   required, and as a consequence the data sparseness problem appears,
   what learning tools are more appropriate for training our
   summarization algorithms? What types of models should be learned
   (e.g., macrostructures, scripts, thematic structures, etc.)?

Text summarization, information retrieval, and question answering
support humans in gathering vital information in everyday activities.
How these tools can be effectively integrated in practical
applications? and how such applications can be evaluated in a
practical context?

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         Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 07:56:53 +0000
         From: Shuly Wintner <shuly_at_cs.haifa.ac.il>
         Subject: FG-MOL 2005: Call for Papers

FG-MOL 2005: http://www.formalgrammar.tk

The 10th conference on Formal Grammar
The 9th Meeting on Mathematics of Language

Collocated with the
    European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information,
    Edinburgh, Scotland, 5-7 August 2005

Sponsored by
    The Association for the Mathematics of Language (ACL SigMoL)
    Institute for Communicating and Collaborative Systems/Human
Communication Research Centre , University of Edinburgh
    The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Call for Papers


FG-MOL 2005 is the 10th conference on Formal Grammar and the 9th Meeting on
the Mathematics of Language, to be held in conjunction with the European
Summer School in Logic, Language and Information, which takes place in 2005
in Edinburgh.

Previous Formal Grammar meetings were held in Barcelona (1995), Prague
(1996), Aix-en-Provence (1997), Saarbruecken (1998), Utrecht (1999),
Helsinki (2001), Trento (2002), Vienna (2003) and Nancy (2004).

MoL meetings are organized biennially by the Association for Mathematics of
Language, which is a Special Interest Group of the Association for
Computational Linguistics. This is the second time the two events are held
in tandem, following the success of FG-MOL 2001.

Aims and Scope

FG-MOL provides a forum for the presentation of new and original research
on formal grammar, mathematical linguistics and the application of formal
and mathematical methods to the study of natural language.
Themes of interest include, but are not limited to,

      * formal and computational phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics
and pragmatics;
      * model-theoretic and proof-theoretic methods in linguistics;
      * logical aspects of linguistic structure;
      * constraint-based and resource-sensitive approaches to grammar;
      * learnability of formal grammar;
      * integration of stochastic and symbolic models of grammar;
      * foundational, methodological and architectural issues in grammar;
      * mathematical foundations of statistical approaches to linguistic

Previous conferences in this series have welcomed papers from a wide
variety of frameworks.

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         Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 07:58:06 +0000
         From: "Spenader J.K." <j.k.spenader_at_let.rug.nl>
         Subject: Second-CFP: Cross modular approaches to ellipsis: ESSLLI

Second Call for Papers
Cross-Modular Approaches to Ellipsis
   Workshop August 8-12, and organized as part of the 17th European Summer
School on Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI) August 8-19, 2005,
Edinburgh, Scotland

Workshop Organizers:
   Jennifer Spenader (j.spenader(a)gmail.com)
   Petra Hendriks (p.hendriks(a)let.rug.nl)

Workshop Purpose

The area of ellipsis resolution and generation has long been neglected in work
on natural language processing, and there are few examples of systems or
computational algorithms. However, the misuse or non-use of ellipsis in
highly preferred contexts can make a dialogue difficult to understand similar
to the way inappropriate referential expressions can impede comprehension.
This workshop will provide a forum for researchers to present data that give
insights into the nature and function of ellipsis from a discourse
perspective as well as present methods to deal with ellipsis in NLP

   Additionally, we encourage discussion about how information from several
knowledge sources (syntax, semantics, pragmatics, world knowledge) can be
used to resolve and generate elliptical expressions, emphasizing approaches
that draw on empirical results or have been tested in actual implementations.

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Further information:

About the workshop: http://odur.let.rug.nl/~spenader/Ellipsis_Workshop.html
About ESSLLI: http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/esslli05

         Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 07:59:04 +0000
         From: Terry Butler <Terry.Butler_at_UAlberta.ca>
         Subject: Conference on Leopardi

>Call for Papers
>International Conference : Leopardi 2006 (Giacomo Leopardi, 1798 - 1837)
>Title: "Poetry and Philosophy in Leopardi's works/ Poesia e Filosofia
>nelle Opere di Leopardi"
>Place(s): Vico Equense and Naples (Italy), January 4-7, 2006
>Send a one page abstract by July 1, 2005 to Prof. Anthony Verna :
><mailto:averna_at_bcsnet.it>averna_at_bcsnet.it and/or Prof Massimo Verdicchio

Terry Butler
Director, Research Computing
Arts Resource Centre
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