LINGUIST List 12.2452

Wed Oct 3 2001

Confs: Syntax and Natural Language Processing

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  1. Stanca Somesfalean, Grammar and Natural Language Processing Conference

Message 1: Grammar and Natural Language Processing Conference

Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2001 14:14:09 -0400
From: Stanca Somesfalean <>
Subject: Grammar and Natural Language Processing Conference


We would like to inform you that the Grammar and Natural Language
Processing Conference, organised by the Federation on Natural Language
Processing, will be held at Studio-theatre Alfred-Laliberte, Universite du
Quebec at Montreal, on the 12th and 13th of October, 2001. You are all
cordially invited to attend this unique event which will gather dynamic
people both from the university and the business world. Please note that
there are no subscription fees. You can refer to the full program below.
For further information, please contact Anna Maria Di Sciullo at (514)
987-3000-3519# or by e-mail at .

Sophie Burelle and Stanca Somesfalean



Studio-Theatre Alfred-Laliberte
Universite du Quebec at Montreal
Judith-Jasmin Building
Room: J-M400
405, Sainte-Catherine St. East
Berri-UQAM Metro Station

Valorisation Recherche Quebec
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Preliminary Program

Friday, October 12

5:00 to 7:00 Registration,
 Welcome and cocktail,
 Posters, demos and exhibits

Daniel Coderre, Vice-Rector Research, Creation and Planning (UQAM)
Anna Maria Di Sciullo (Federation on Natural Language Processing)
Alain Auger (Alis technologies)
Jean-Francois Beaumont (CRIM)
Claude Coulombe and Rejean Hays (Machina Sapiens)
Dominic Lavoie (Nuance Communications)
Eliot Macklovich (RALI, Universite de Montreal)
Laurent Proulx and Arman Tajarobi (Nstein technologies)

Saturday, October 13

8:30 Anna Maria Di Sciullo (UQAM)
Asymmetry in Minimalist Grammars
and Asymmetry-Based Parsing

9:00 Ed Stabler (UCLA)
Probabilistic Parsing for Minimalist Grammars

9:30 Robert Berwick (MIT) and Sourabh Niyoqi (MIT)
A Minimalist Implementation of Verb Subcategorization

10:00 Break

10:30 Rodolpho Delmonte (Universiti di Venezia)
Relative Clause Attachment and Anaphora
Conflicts in Grammar and Parser Architectures

11:00 Anna Maria Di Sciullo (UQAM) and Sandiway Fong (NEC, Princeton)
Efficient Parsing for Word Structure

11:30 Lunch

1:30 Jean-Philippe Goldman and Eric Wherli (Universite de Geneve)
FipsCo: A Syntax-Based System for Terminology Extraction

2:00 Harper, M.P. W. Wang and C.M. White (Purdue University)
Approaches for Learning Constraint Dependency Grammar from Corpora

2:30 Philippe Blache (LPL-CNRS, Universite de Provence)
Parsing with Constraint Graphs: A Flexible Representation for Robust Parsing

3:00 Break

3:30 Claude Coulombe (Machina Sapiens)
Une approche hybride symbolique-statistique pour la traduction

4:00 Philippe Langlais (RALI)
Experiments with a Probabilistic Translation Assistant: Would
Statistical Grammars Help?

4:30 Pierre Ouellet (CRIM) and Pierre Dumouchel (CRIM-Ecole de
technologie superieure)
Heuristic Syllabification and Statistical Syllable-based Modeling
For Speech Input-Topic Identification

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