18.582 workshops

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 06:40:42 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 582.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Manfred Sailer <manfred.sailer_at_phil.uni- (40)
         Subject: Last CFP: ESSLLI Workshop on Challenges & Alternatives
                 to Strict Compositionality

   [2] From: "Jos Lehmann" <jos.lehmann_at_istc.cnr.it> (32)
         Subject: LOAIT Workshop (Call for Papers)

         Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 06:37:13 +0000
         From: Manfred Sailer <manfred.sailer_at_phil.uni-goettingen.de>
         Subject: Last CFP: ESSLLI Workshop on Challenges & Alternatives to
Strict Compositionality

                          Final for Papers
                           CALL FOR PAPERS

                            Workshop on
            Empirical 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.

                         Workshop Topics

Topics for submission may include but are not limited to:

      * presentations of certain empirical phenomena which seem to challenge
        strict compositionality. Empirical papers should point out precisely
        why the discussed phenomenon poses analytical problems.
      * presentations of semantic formalisms. This type of presentation should
        stress the potential usefulness of the proposal for the analysis of
        empirical challenges.
      * papers which combine the empirical and formal aspects directly.

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         Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 06:38:08 +0000
         From: "Jos Lehmann" <jos.lehmann_at_istc.cnr.it>
         Subject: LOAIT Workshop (Call for Papers)


LOAIT Workshop
Legal Ontologies and Artificial Intelligence Techniques

June 6, 2005
Bologna, Italy

held in conjunction with ICAIL-05

== LOAIT Description

In the last few years Legal Informatics (the study of methods for automating
the treatment of legal information) has been significantly influenced by
Artificial Intelligence (AI) approaches. For instance, Machine Learning
techniques have successfully been applied to problems of legal documents
classification, legal information retrieval, legal knowledge discovery and
As the use of these techniques becomes more widespread it also becomes
clearer how to enhance their performances. One way of doing this is to
employ structured (domain) knowledge in order to reduce complexity and
support correct reasoning. Legal Ontologies are playing a crucial role in
providing such knowledge at various levels of specificity and formality.

The LOAIT workshop aims at offering an overview of theories and well-founded
applications that combine Legal Ontologies and AI techniques. Similarly to
past events organized in conjunction with ICAIL-97, Jurix 2001 and ICAIL-03
the LOAIT workshop will constitute a valuable opportunity for researchers
and practitioners in AI, AI&Law, Legal Ontologies and related fields to
discuss problems, exchange information and compare perspectives.
Authors are invited to submit papers describing original completed work,
work in progress, interesting problems, case studies or research trends
related to one or more of the topics of interest listed below. Submitted
papers will be refereed by two experts based on originality, significance
and technical soundness.

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