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Announcement: NLP+IA / TAL+AI 96, NLP in Industry, Jun 96, Moncton
CFP: logical aspects of comp. linguistics, Sep 96, Nancy
CFP: workshop on NLP & AAC, Sep 96, Dundee

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Date: Tue, 7 May 1996 17:04:01 -0300 (ADT)
From: Chadia Moghrabi <mog...@Umoncton.CA>
Reply-To: Chadia Moghrabi <mog...@Umoncton.CA>
Subject: Announcement: NLP+IA / TAL+AI 96, NLP in Industry, Jun 96, Moncton
To: nlp...@bosoleil.ci.umoncton.ca

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ON
NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING AND INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

NLP+IA 96

Conference internationale
sur le traitement automatique des langues et
ses applications industrielles

TAL+AI 96

JUNE/juin 4 - 6, 1996
Hotel Beausejour
Moncton, New-Brunswick, CANADA


SPONSORS:
New-Brunswick Ministry of Economic Development and Tourism
Atlantic Canada's Opportunities Agency
Universite de Moncton


OFFICIAL LANGUAGES:
English and French are the official languages of the conference.
Simultanious interpretation would be available during the presentations
but the Proceedings would be published in the language of the submitted texts.


CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION:
The conference is organized by GRETAL, Groupe d'etude sur le traitement
automatique des langues at the Universite' de Moncton. The members of the
organizing committee are:

Chadia Moghrabi, Professor of Computer Science, Conference chair
Sadek Eid, Professor of Industrial engineering, director Manufacturing
Technology Centre, and Conference co-chair
Jalal Almhana, Professor of Computer Science
Louise Bosi, Professor of French Studies
Julien Chiasson, Director & professor of Computer Science
Gaston Losier, Ad. director, Centre d'innovation scientifique et
technologique en industrie
Charles Zama, Ad. director, Centre de traduction et de terminologie
juridique
Paul Tarau, Professor of Computer Science


INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
Lars Ahrenberg (Linkoeping U., Sweden)
Susan Armstrong (ISSCO, U. Geneva, Switzerland)
Christian Boitet (U. Grenoble, France)
Pierrette Bouillon (U. Geneva, Switzerland)
Nicoletta Calzolari (Inst. of Comp. Ling., Pisa, Italy)
Jaime Carbonell (Carnegie-Mellon U., USA)
Veronica Dahl (Simon-Fraser U., Canada)
Chrysanne DiMarco (U. Waterloo, Canada)
Gerard Ellis (Royal Melbourne Inst. of Tech., Australia)
Pierre Isabelle (CITI, Canada)
Eva Hajicova (Charles U., Prague)
Susan Haller (U. Wisconsin, USA)
Eduard Hovy (ISI, USA)
John Hutchins (East-Anglia, UK)
Margaret King (ISSCO, U. Geneva, Switzerland)
Richard Kittredge (U. Montreal, Canada)
Jean-Marc Lange (IBM, France)
Guy Lapalme (U. Montreal, Canada)
Gudrun Magnusdottir (U. Gothenburg, Sweden)
Yuji Matsumoto (Nara Inst. of Sc.& Tech., Japan)
Marie Meteer (BBN, USA)
Chadia Moghrabi (U. Moncton, Canada)
Johanna Moore (U. Pittsburgh, USA)
Allan Ramsay (UMIST, UK)
Geoffrey Sampson (U. Sussex, UK)
Joerg Schuetz (U. Saarbrucken, Germany)
Manfred Stede (TU Berlin, Germany)
Thierry van Steenberghe (U. Louvain, Belgium)
Junichi Tsujii (U. Tokyo, Japan)


PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES:
The conference would be taking place at l'Hotel Beausejour,
Shediac conference rooms B & C.

Monday June 3rd: 19:00-21:00 Registration

Tuesday June 4th: 8:30-15:15 Opening plenary session
Oral presentations
15:30-17:00 Posters and demos session

18:30-19:15 CashBar
19:30- Banquet

Wednesday June 5th: 8:30-15:00 Invited speaker
Oral presentations

15:30- Outing to beautiful coastal region
and dinner

Thursday June 6th 8:30-17h00 Invited speaker
Oral presentations
Closing plenary session

INVITED SPEAKERS:
Prof. Christian Boitet (Universite Joseph Fourier, France)
La synergie entre THAM et TA comme facteur de progre`s
the'oriques et pratiques en TAO

Prof. Jaime Carbonell (Carnegie-Mellon University, USA)
Talk on Engineering approach to machine translation


PAPERS TO BE PRESENTED:
DESIGN OF A TRANSLATOR-ORIENTED DICTIONARY: ENHANCEMENT OF A DICTIONARY
KNOWLEDGE BASE BY TASK MODELLING.
Agirre E., Arregi X., Artola X., Diaz de Ilarraza A., Patel H.,
Sarasola K., Soroa A. (University of the Basque Country, Spain)

EXPLOITING SUPERTAG REPRESENTATION FOR FAST COREFERENCE RESOLUTION
B. Srinivas, Breck Baldwin (University of Pennsylvania, USA)

TEST SUITES FOR QUALITY EVALUATION OF NLP PRODUCTS
Lorna Balkan, Douglas Arnold, Frederik Fouvry (University of Essex,
UK)

UNE METHODE DE VERIFICATION ET DE CORRECTION DES ACCORDS APPLIQUEE
A L'ARABE NON VOYELLE
Abdelmajid BEN HAMADOU, Lamia BELGUITH (Laboratoire de recherche
LARIS, Sfax, Tunisie)

VERS UN SYSTEME D'AIDE A LA REDACTION DE SPECIFICATIONS DE
LOGICIELS EN LANGUE NATURELLE
Pierre Berlioux et Eric Cheminot(IMAG-CAMPUS, France)

THE SNAP SYSTEM: A NATURAL LANGUAGE FRONT END TO TEXT AND
DATABASES
J.A Carson, A. N. De Roeck (The University of Essex, UK)

APPROCHE FORMELLE ET ALGORITHMIQUE DE L'AUTO-REPARATION
Marcel CORI (Universite Paris 7, France)

A CORPUS-BASED TRANSLATION APPLICATION: FROM AUTOMATIC WORD
ALIGNMENT TO BILINGUAL WORD-FINDER
Pernilla Danielsson, Daniel Ridings (Goteborgs Universitet)
Bjorn Holmberg (Volvo Data Corporation, Sweden)

LE TRAITEMENT AUTOMATIQUE DU LANGAGE NATUREL AU SERVICE DE
L'INGENIEUR DE LA CONNAISSANCE: LE SYSTEME READER
Sylvain Delisle (Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres, Canada)

NATURAL LANGUAGE INTERFACES TO INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS: BETWEEN
NEEDS AND MEANS
M. S. Eid et Chadia Moghrabi (Universite de Moncton, Canada)

CREATION ET EXTENSION AUTOMATIQUES DE DICTIONNAIRES TERMINOLOGIQUES
MULTI-LINGUES SPECIALISES A PARTIR DE CORPUS MONOLINGUES
S. Ferrari et V. Prince (LIMSI-CNRS, France)

A HYBRID APPROACH TO TERM RECOGNITION
Katerina T. Frantzi and Sophia Ananiadou (Manchester Metropolitan
University, UK)

BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN FINE LEXICON FORMALISMS AND LEXICOGRAPHIC
WORK
Gunter Gebhardi (Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany)

STATISTICAL CONTROL CHARTS IN NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING
Kurt Godden (General Motors Research and Development Center, USA)

UNE APPLICATION GRAND PUBLIC A VOCATIONS PEDAGOGIQUE ET
LINGUISTIQUE DE LA SYNTHESE DE LA PAROLE: ORDICTEE
Marc Guyomard (IRISA/ENSSAT, France), Jacques Siroux (IRISA/IUT,
France), Dominique Pernici (ENSSAT, France), Jean-Jacques Rigoni
(ELAN Informatique, France)

DIALOG DRIVEN DATA ACCESS
M. Harelick, S. Kalinichenko, A. Pennycooke, and W. Zadrozny
IBM Research (T. J. Watson Research Center, USA)

REAL-TIME AUTOMATIC CLASSIFICATION OF SPEECH SOUND ERRORS
Bernd J. Kurz, David Gregg (University of New Brunswick, Canada)
Cynthia Howroyd (The Speech Institute Ltd., Canada)

UN LOGICIEL D'AIDE A LA COMMUNICATION POUR DES PERSONNES
HANDICAPEES
Brigitte Le Pevedic et Denis Maurel (Universite de Nantes, France)

SEMANTIC DISAMBIGUATION IN AN INFORMATION RETRIEVAL SYSTEM
Jean-Yves Magadur and Gregoire Tabuteau (CAP GEMINI INNOVATION,
France)

WORKING TOWARDS USER-ORIENTED EVALUATION
Sandra Manzi*, Shona Douglas+, and Maghi King*
(*ISSCO, University of Geneva, Switzerland;
+HCRC, University of Edinburgh, UK)

MANAGING MULTIMODAL DIALOGUES FOR CONSUMER SERVICES
Scott McGlashan (Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden)

SPELLING CORRECTION FOR NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING SYSTEMS
Michael McHale (Rome Laboratory, USA)

UNE COMPRESSION PARADIGMATIQUE DES DICTIONNAIRES DE FORMES
MULTILINGUES
Boubaker MEDDEB HAMROUNI (GETA, Winsoft SA, Grenoble, France)

CELINE, UN SYSTEME MUTLI-AGENTS DE DETECTION ET CORRECTION DES
ERREURS LEXICALES ET SYNTAXIQUES
Jacques MENEZO (TRILAN/CLIPS, Grenoble, France)

FILTRAGE AUTOMATIQUE DE TEXTES
Jean-Luc Minel, Jawad Berri, Emmanuel Cartier, Jean-Pierre
Descles, Agata Jackiewicz (Equipe LALIC-CNRS, Universite Paris 4, France)

LA PORTABILITE DANS UN SYSTEME DE GENERATION AUTOMATIQUE DES TEXTES
Chadia Moghrabi et M.S. Eid (Universite de Moncton, Canada)

TERM IDENTIFICATION AND KNOWLEDGE EXTRACTION
Rochdi Oueslati (ERIC-ENSAIS, France)

GENERATING SUMMARIES OF WORK FLOW DIAGRAMS
Rebecca Passonneau*, Karen Kukich*, Jacques Robin^, Vasileios
Hatzivassiloglou+, and Larry Lefkowitz* (*Bellcore, USA; +Columbia
University, USA; ^Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil)

GRAMMAR SHARING BETWEEN ENGLISH AND FRENCH
Jessie Pinkham (Microsoft Research, USA)

A CONSTRAINT SATISFACTION ALTERNATIVE FOR POS TAGGING
Lluis Padro (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain)

ADAPTING THE CORE LANGUAGE ENGINE TO FRENCH AND SPANISH
Manny Rayner and David Carter (SRI International, UK)
Pierette Bouillon (ISSCO, University of Geneva, Switzerland)

WORD RECOGNITION USING MULTIPLE INDEPENDENT FEATURES
G. Raza, N. Sherkat and R.J. Whitrow (The Nottingham Trent
University, UK)

CYBER-LINGUA OR MULTI-LINGUALITY AND THE INTERNET
Joerg Schuetz (IAI, Germany)

VISUALIZATION OF NATURAL LANGUAGE
Arnold Smith, Benoit Farley, and Sean O Nuallain
(National Research Council, Ottawa, Canada; and Dublin City University,
Ireland)

L'INCOHERENCE LIEE AUX MECANISMES D'HERITAGE MULTIPLE DANS UN
MODELE DE REPRESENTATION DES CONNAISSANCES POUR LE TRAITEMENT DES
LANGUES
Lahcene SI AMEUR (Universite Stendhal, France)

MODELISATION ET VALIDATION DE PROTOCOLES DE COMMUNICATION DANS
L'ARCHITECTURE TALISMAN
Karine WARREN et Marie-Helene STEFANINI (Universite Stendhal,
France)

SOFTWARE-LINGWARE COMPLEX FOR AUTOMATIC PROCESSING OF RUSSIAN TEXTS
WITH BILINGUAL (RUSSIAN-ENGLISH) TOPIC REPRESENTATION. DOCUMENT
RANKING IN INFORMATION RETRIEVAL SYSTEM
Tatyana Yudina, Sergey Zhuravlev (Moscow, Russia)

A MULTILINGUAL TRANSLATOR'S WORKSTATION FOR INFORMATION ACCESS
Remi Zajac (New Mexico State University, USA)

TRAITEMENT DE L'AMBIGUITE MORPHO-SYNTAXIQUE
Laurence ZAYSSER (GSI-Erli, France)

A TRADE-OFF BETWEEN ROBUSTNESS AND OVERGENERATION IN MORPHOLOGY
Inaki Alegria, Xabier Artola, Nerea Ezeiza, Koldo Gojenola,
Kepa Sarasola (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Spain)

LA GENERATION AUTOMATIQUE DE TEXTES: UN SYSTEME SOUS CONTRAINTES
Laurence Balicco et Georges Antoniadis (Universite Stendhal,
France)

CONSTRUCTING MENTAL CLUSTERS DURING COMPREHENSION
Samuel W.K. Chan (University of New South Wales, Australia)

TRANSLITERATION FOR GIS APPLICATIONS: A CASE STUDY
Raymond Doctor, Anupam Saurabh and A.S. Chandrasekhar (Pune
University Campus, India) Virendrakumar C. Bhavsar and Uday G.
Gujar (University of New Brunswick, Canada)
Jalal Almhana (Universite de Moncton, Canada)

ANALYSE MORPHO-SYNTAXIQUE DE LA LANGUE ARABE BASE SUR LE FORMALISME
DES GRAMMAIRES D'ARBRES ADJOINTS (TAG)
Malek GHENIMA (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Sciences de
l'Information et des Bibliotheques, Villeurbanne, France)

ENVIRONNEMENT DE TYPAGE TEXTUEL POUR LA TA FONDEE SUR LE DIALOGUE
Katty GRASSON, (GETA, CLIPS, IMAG-campus (UJF, CNRS), France)

POUR GENERER UNE DESCRIPTION D'ITINERAIRE EN LANGAGE NATUREL
Agnes Gryl*+, Gerard Ligozat+, Geoffrey Edwards*
(*Chaire industrielle en geomatique appliquee a la foresterie, Universite
Laval, Quebec, Canada;
+LIMSI-CNRS, France)

LA NOTION DE CAUSE POUR LE FILTRAGE DE PHRASES IMPORTANTES D'UN
TEXTE
Agata Jackiewicz (CAMS, Paris-Sorbonne, LALIC, France)

LANGUAGE MODELLING FOR THE IN-CAR INTELLIGENT PERSONAL ASSISTANT
Michael Schillo (University of Saarbrucken) Eric Atwell (University
of Sunderland) Tony Denson (Visionair) and Clive Souter (University
of Leeds, UK)

APPROXIMATE WORD MATCHING IN RETRIEVAL FROM ELECTRONIC DICTIONARIES
Vitor Jorge Rocio and Gabriel Pereira Lopes (Universidade Nova de
Lisboa, Portugal)

BUILDING BRIDGES FOR TRANSLATION TOOLS: BEYOND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
AND MARKETING
Reinhard Schaeler (University College Dublin, Ireland)

BUILDING DIALOGUE SYSTEMS THAT SELL
Stan P. van de Burgt, Hans Kloosterman, Toine Andernach, Rene Bos
and Anton Nijholt (University Twente, The Netherlands)

THE LEP LEARNING SYSTEM
Jian Zhang and Howard J. Hamilton (University of Regina, Canada)


EXHIBITS:
Anyone wishing to arrange an exhibit or present a demonstration can still
send a brief electronic description along with a specification of physical
requirements (table size, power, telephone connections, number of chairs,
etc.) to nlp...@umoncton.ca with the single word EXHIBIT in the subject line.


OTHER ACTIVITIES:
Accompanying persons can enjoy the lovely outdoor living in New-Brunswick
and visit the highest tides in the world. Moncton is only 20km
away from the sandy beaches of Shediac, la Capitale mondiale du homard.
The lobster season would be open in the northern part of the province, so
everybody can indulge in delicious meals of the famous Atlantic lobster.


REGISTRATION FEES:
The registration fees are 430 Canadian dollars per participant. They include:
Conference Proceedings
Continental breakfast for three days
Coffee breaks for three days
Banquet on tuesday evening
Taxes

Optional additional fees:

60 C$: Lunches for three days
100 C$: Outing wednesday afternoon and dinner
*subject to number of participants*

HOTEL & LODGING:
Hotel fees and reservations are not included in the conference fees and are
to be arranged separately by the participants, the information cited here
is for convenience.

Hotel Beausejour is the hosting facility for the conference:
750 Main street, Moncton.
121 C$ (including taxes) for one or two people per room, one or two beds
12 C$ (including taxes) per additional person (max 4 per room), two beds.
* The hotel's restaurant has won a 4 diamond award...
* You have to fill a separate registration form, below.
* Fax: (506) 858-0957, Tel: (506) 854-4344.
* Fax your reservations IMMEDIATELY, there is another conference
taking place at the same time, places and guaranteed prices would not
last long.

Other hotels at a walking distance (400m-500m)
Rodd's Park House Inn (Travellodge):
434 Main street, Moncton.
69 C$ (including taxes) for one double bed.
81 CS ( " " ) for two double beds.
* Prices were given by bed and not by person
* Fax: (506) 855-9494, Tel (506) 382-1664

Keddy's Brunswick Hotel:
1005 Main street, Moncton.
101 C$ including taxes for one bed
117 C$ " " for two beds
* Prices were given by bed.
* Fax: (506) 382-8923, Tel: (506) 854-6340.

Hotel Canadiana:
46 Archibald street, Moncton.
59-65 C$ including taxes per room
* Tel: (506) 382-1054

These hotels are in downtown Moncton and are less than 10km from the
airport. The taxi cab from there costs around 10-12 C$.

UdeMoncton Residence rooms:
20-30 minutes walk, single beds.
Residence LaFrance (private showers):
53 C$ including taxes for single room.
Residence Lefebvre (floor showers):
36 C$ including taxes for single room.
50 CS including taxes for double room.
Tel: (506) 858-4008 Fax: 858-4585 (they prefer the phone)
Taxi cabs to the conference site cost around 5-6 dollars.

Please E_MAIL OR FAX the following form:

Conference Registration*** Conference Registration*** Conference Registration

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ON
NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING AND INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS
NLP+IA 96

Conference internationale
sur le traitement automatique des langues et
ses applications industrielles
TAL+AI 96

JUNE/juin 4 - 6, 1996
Hotel Beausejour
Moncton, New-Brunswick, CANADA

PARTICIPANT NAME (Mr.( ), Ms.( )) Only one person per form.
Family name: First name:
Title/profession:
Institution:
Postal address:
Postal code: City: Country:
Telephone: Fax:
E-mail:

AMOUNT ENCLOSED:
Conference fee $430
Lunch $60 Yes ( ) No ( )
Outing $100 Yes ( ) No ( )

Total : _______________ (Hotel fees and reservations are not included)


PAYMENT:
All payments must be made in Canadian dollars and paid to:
Universite de Moncton, c/o NLP+IA /TAL+AI 96. All transfer fees are the
participant's responsibility. Payments must be remitted as follows:

( ) By bank transfer to the National Bank of Canada/Banque nationale du Canada
account#: 00007-25 Transit#: 10351-006.
* The transit number indicates the branch in Moncton with which the
university deals. It is a must.
* NLP+IA/TAL+AI is also a must.
* Transaction/transfer id:___________________ also a must

( ) Credit Card *Visa or MasterCard only*
This form *MUST be faxed or mailed not e-mailed* if registration is
paid by credit card.
Visa ( ) MasterCard ( )
Card No.:

Expiry date:
Cardholder's name:
Cardholder's phone:
Cardholder's Signature:

* * * * * * * * * * * * * ****
* Dr. Chadia MOGHRABI, professeure *
* NLP+IA /TAL+AI 96 *
* Faculte des sciences *
* Universite de Moncton Tel: (506) 858-4521 *
* Moncton, N.-B. Fax: (506) 858-4541 *
* E1A 3E9, CANADA e-mail: nlp...@umoncton.ca *
* * * * * * * * * * * * * ****


Hotel Beausejour registration form *** Hotel Beausejour registration form
Prices guaranteed till may 10th only so fax your reservations today!
Fax : (506) 858-0957

Name of organization: NLP+IA 96 / NLP+AI 96

Full Name:

Name of companion(s) to share the room:


Address: Telephone:

City: Province: Postal code:

Arrival Date: Time: Departure date:

Single: 121 C$ taxes included ( )
Double: 121 C$ taxes included ( )
One additional person: 12 C$ " " ( )
Two additianal people: 24 C$ " " ( )

Guaranteed after 6:00 pm arrival
Credit card:
Credit card number:
Expiry date:

Signature:


We would appreciate receiving a copy of your hotel reservations for
reference purposes (not the Credit card information...).

Hope to see you in Moncton...

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Date: Sun, 12 May 1996 17:45:38 +0200
To: da...@logique.jussieu.fr, joi...@logique.jussieu.fr,
From: Christia...@loria.fr (Christian RETORE)
Subject: CFP: logical aspects of comp. linguistics, Sep 96, Nancy


Dear colleague,

This message contains the call for paper of the conference
Logical aspects of computational linguistics [Nancy 23-25 septembre 96]
in ascii and in LaTeX (english and french).
The deadline for submitting a 4-page abstract is May 31.
For more details, see http://www.loria.fr/~retore/LACL.html
or ask ret...@loria.fr
Please forward this message
... and forgive us if you receive it several times.

Best regards, the organisers


Call for papers:
LOGICAL ASPECTS OF COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS
INRIA-Lorraine and CRIN-C.N.R.S. , Nancy , 23-25 september 1996


General topic:
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ---
There has been a growing interest in the use of logic in natural language
processing, both for syntactical and semantical models. Some recent examples
include logical deduction as a basis for parsing/generation, the use of
non-commutative linear logic as a syntactical model, the relation between
categorial grammars, CFG and TAG, natural language interfaces for automatic
theorem proving, unification for anaphora resolution, and linear logic
semantics for LFG.

This workshop is aimed at bringing together linguists, logicians, philosophers
and computer scientists in order to present the latest results in these areas
and to discuss the different approaches.


Topics (not exclusive):
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ---

Proof-theoretical aspects of the syntactical and semantical models of natural
languages.

The use of classical and non-classical logics in computational linguistics.

Formal grammars for natural languages and their parsing: categorial grammars,
TAGs, LFGs etc.

Relations between models.


Invited speakers:
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ---

Jean-Yves Girard (C.N.R.S. , Marseille)
Aravind Joshi (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia)
Marcus Kracht (Freie Universitaet Berlin)
Dale Miller (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia)
Edward Stabler (University of California at Los Angeles)

Submissions:
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ---

Authors are invited to submit before May 31 a 4-page abstract (including the
bibliography) of a paper which has not been submitted elsewhere.
The favoured format is electronic submission of a LaTeX, PostScript, dvi or
ascii file.


Email submissions should be made to ret...@loria.fr

Authors can also use surface mail or FAX:

LACL c/o Christian Retore
INRIA-Lorraine & CRIN-C.N.R.S.
B.P. 101
615, rue du jardin botanique
54602 Villers les Nancy cedex FRANCE

FAX: +33 83 27 83 19

The collection of the selected abstract will be available at the conference.

Full papers (up to 20 pages) will be due in November.
After the full papers are refereed, we intend to publish them as a volume
of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag.

Schedule:
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31 May: 4-page abstract due
14 july: notification of acceptance
31 August: final 4-page abstract due
11 November: full paper due

Program commitee:
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M. Abrusci (U. di Bari & U. di Roma)
P. Blackburn (U. Sarrebruck)
M. Dymetman (Rank-Xerox, Grenoble)
M. Johnson (Brown U. , Providence)
A. Lecomte (U. Grenoble 2 & INRIA-Lorraine)
M. Moortgat (OTS, Utrecht)
G. Morrill (UPC, Barcelona)
A. Ranta (U. Helsinki & U. Tampere)
C. Retore (INRIA-Lorraine & CRIN-CNRS)
E. Villemonte de la Clergerie (INRIA, Rocquencourt)


Organising commitee:
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ---

B. Lang (INRIA, Rocquencourt)
D. Bechet, Ph. de Groote, F. Lamarche, and C. Retor\'e
(INRIA-Lorraine & CRIN-CNRS, Nancy)

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ---
WWW homepage: http://www.loria.fr/~retore/LACL.html
contact: ret...@loria.fr tel: +83 59 20 17
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ---
This conference is co-organised by INRIA-Lorraine and CRIN-C.N.R.S.


Christian RETORE

Equipe CALLIGRAMME Team

INRIA Lorraine & CRIN-C.N.R.S.
615 rue du jardin botanique
BP 101
54602 Villers les Nancy cedex
TEL: 83 59 20 17 FAX: 83 27 83 19
http://www.loria.fr/~retore/index.html

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Date: Tue, 14 May 96 09:15:12 BST
To: DG-...@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU, a...@cs.columbia.edu, ai...@cogs.susx.ac.uk,
From: Stefan Langer <sla...@mic.dundee.ac.uk>
Subject: CFP: workshop on NLP & AAC, Sep 96, Dundee

* * * * * * * * * *
WORKSHOP ON NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING IN
COMMUNICATION AIDS FOR NON-SPEAKING PEOPLE
Dundee, Scotland, 26th and 27th September 1996
* * * * * * * * * *
Announcement and call for contributions

++ Please forward to other people who might be interested. ++

Please contact us or use form at the end of this document if you have any
comments or if you are interested in participation. Please register before
10th June 1996.
WWW-announcement and form also to be found at:
http://alpha.mic.dundee.ac.uk/~slanger/workshop.html


DATE AND LOCATION

Thursday 26th and Friday 27th September 1996 at Dundee University, Scotland, UK.
The main workshop will be held on Friday 27th, discussion groups and
instructional courses will take place on Thursday 26th.

The workshop is being organised by the MicroCentre, University of Dundee

If you need it, we can send you travel and accommodation information, and we
can also help you with accomodation booking.

This is also an occasion to visit one of the most beautiful parts of the UK.
Dundee is centrally located within Scotland, on the Tay estuary, close to
both the Highlands and the beautiful east coast, and within easy range of
many places of interest such as Glamis Castle, St Andrews and many others.


AIMS OF THE WORKSHOP: AAC, COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS AND INTELLIGENT TEXT
RETRIEVAL

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) means any form of
communication that can be used instead of speech or ordinary writing. Many
people with speech impairment can't use ordinary spoken language and
therefore rely on special devices to communicate.
Computer based electronic devices occupy a very important place among
communication aids. So far, most of the currently used devices don't make
much use of techniques from natural language processing (NLP), but there is
a growing interest in evaluating those techniques for use in AAC. Syntactic
and semantic information can be used for word prediction in order to speed
up composition of messages; intelligent text retrieval, based on large
lexicons, can be useful for communication aids relying on pre-stored
messages. Pragmatic knowledge can be used to organise messages in a
user-friendly way.
The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers who are interested
in investigating connections between natural language processing and AAC.
The workshop will concern itself with the lexicon, semantics and syntax and
pragmatics. Another subject will be intelligent text retrieval for message
based communication aids. It is not planned to discuss speech synthesis,
although AAC-specific topics from this area might be included if there is
enough interest.


WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATION?

Researchers in Computational Linguistics, Computer Science, Linguistics,
Information Retrieval and Artificial Intelligence who are interested in the
field of AAC
Researchers in AAC who are using or intend to use techniques from NLP
Researchers who have designed or are designing a communication aid which
makes use of any kind of NLP (lexical, syntactic or semantic knowledge etc.).


HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE

Anything from traditional presentations to suggestions for subjects for a
short seminar is welcome. You can also show research prototypes or
communication aids making use of NLP.


POSSIBLE TOPICS (THIS IS AN OPEN LIST!):

* which communication aids do currently use NLP techniques?
* which techniques from NLP can be applied successfully in AAC?
* which are the benefits for AAC?
* use of lexicons in communication aids: types of information, size ...
* message and text retrieval for communication aids and information retrieval
* statistical NLP and AAC
* intelligent word prediction: any use for syntax & semantics?
* language acquisition and rehabilitation: improving language skills with
intelligent AAC-devices


COSTS

There will be a small fee (UK pounds 15, ~ECU 19, ~$ 22) to cover costs. The
fee is to be paid by cheque (payable to the University of Dundee: UK
participants) or at the workshop (overseas).


REGISTRATION AND COMMENTS

Workshop on Natural Language Processing in Communcation Aids for
Non-Speaking People
To be held 26th & 27th September 1996 at Dundee University.
Please return by 10 June, 1996.

Registration, questions, ideas, feedback to:

Stefan Langer
MicroCentre, University of Dundee
Park Wynd
Dundee
DD1 4HN
Scotland, UK
Tel: +44 1382 345080
Fax: +44 1382 345509
e-mail: sla...@mic.dundee.ac.uk
WWW-announcement and registration form:
http://alpha.mic.dundee.ac.uk/~slanger/workshop.html

Name:
Institution:
Adress:
E-mail:
Telephone/Fax:

(please tick appropriate items)
0 - Yes I want to register for the workshop and I could come on both
Thursday and Friday
0 - Yes, I want to come, but only for the main workshop on Friday
0 - In principle, I would be interested in a workshop on natural language
processing and AAC, but I'm not sure that I can come.

I'm especially interested in the following fields/topics:


I want to make a presentation (please give title and/or other specification:


Other comments:


I need help with accommodation (please specify category, date etc.):


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Stefan Langer Tel: +44 1382 345080
MicroCentre Fax: +44 1382 345509
University of Dundee e-mail: sla...@mic.dundee.ac.uk
Dundee DD1 4HN
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