LINGUIST List 3.627

Thu 13 Aug 1992

Confs: Taiwanese Languages; OED

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  1. Vincent Su, Call for Papers
  2. New OED general account, New OED Conference announcement -- please post

Message 1: Call for Papers

Date: Fri, 31 Jul 92 10:01:45 ESCall for Papers
From: Vincent Su <NTNUS144TWNMOE10.bitnet>
Subject: Call for Papers

Dear linguists,

 Call for Papers

 The First International Symposium on Taiwanese Languages

Conference Theme: Lexicon and Syntax on Southern Min, Hakka and Austronesian
Conference Languages: Mandarin and English
Conference Date: March 27-28, 1993
Conference Site: National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Deadline for Abstracts: Aug. 31, 1992
Notification of Acceptance: Oct. 31, 1992
Deadline for full paper: Jan. 31, 1993
Sponsored by: Department and Graduate Institute of Chinese Languages
 and Literature. National Taiwan Normal University
 Association of Taiwanese Languages, R.O.C.
Contact: Wei-ren Hung
 Association of Taiwanese Languages
 3F, 25, Sec. 1 Shuei Yuan Road, Hsi Chih, Taipei county, Taiwan, R.O.C
 Tel: 886-02-6436917 Fax;886-02-6473391
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Message 2: New OED Conference announcement -- please post

Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1992 11:20:44 New OED Conference announcement -- please post
From: New OED general account <>
Subject: New OED Conference announcement -- please post

 8th Annual Conference of the UW Centre for the
 New Oxford English Dictionary and Text Research

 Screening Words:
 User Interfaces for Text

 October 18-20, 1992

 University of Waterloo
 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

 The conference theme represents a universal problem of immediate
 concern: we have all repeatedly struggled with accessing or main-
 taining materials stored in large text repositories. Although
 information retrieval has been well-studied in a library context,
 and database querying has matured for conventional business
 applications, much research and development is still required to
 suit most text and information needs.

 The Eighth Annual "OED Conference" will extend our ongoing
 exploration of text management applications and techniques. This
 year, we will investigate diverse application activities:
 retrieving information for scientific disciplines; supporting
 literary and linguistic needs; bridging between corpora, dic-
 tionaries, and other knowledge representations; managing multi-
 lingual and translated documents; and managing text in commercial
 environments. It is expected that attendees will be exposed to
 problems motivated by specific application areas and to solutions
 that can address requirements across several areas.


 Conference Program

 Sunday, October 18

 7:00 pm -- Registration and reception
 (Charcoal Steakhouse, Library Room)


 Monday, October 19

 8:30 am -- Registration and coffee
 (Davis Centre, DC 1301)

 9:00 am

 Session I

 "Beyond the String: An Approach to Extracting Knowledge"
 Ruth Glynn, Oxford University Press

 "Overcoming Brittleness in Text Retrieval by Automating"
 the Use of Common Sense Knowledge
 Douglas B. Lenat, Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation

 Session II

 "Managing Text in Biomedical Settings"
 Mark Frisse, Washington University

 "Better Things for Better Chemistry Through Multi-Media"
 Michael E. Lesk, Bellcore


 Session III

 "Text, Quotation, and Document Identity"
 David M. Levy, Xerox PARC

 "Text, Form, and Genre"
 Geoffrey Nunberg, Xerox PARC

 Session IV

 "A Campus-Wide Textual Analysis Server: Project, Prospects, and Problems"
 John Price-Wilkin, University of Virginia

 "Prototyping the Ultimate Tool for Scholarly Qualitative Research on Texts"
 Christophe Lecluse & Francois Chahuneau, Advanced Information Systems

 7:00 pm -- Cash bar and dinner
 (Transylvania Club)


 Tuesday, October 20

 9:00 am

 Session V

 "Uses of Text in the Workplace"
 Sally S. Grande, Bank of Montreal

 "Bi-Textual Aids for Translators"
 Pierre Isabelle, Communications Canada

 Session VI

 "Automated Language Generation and the Lexicon -- What Goes Where?"
 Eduard Hovy, USC Information Sciences Institute

 "Hector: Connecting Words with Definitions"
 Lucille Glassman, Dennis Grinberg, Cynthia Hibbard, James R. Meehan,
 Loretta Guarino Reid, & Mary-Claire van Leunen,
 Digital Equipment Corporation - SRC


 Session VII

 Software Demonstrations


 This year's conference is sponsored by:

 Information Technology Research Centre
 Open Text Corporation

 with ongoing research support of the University of Waterloo and
 the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.


Conference Fees:

 Registration covers all conference activities, one copy of
 the conference proceedings, a reception, two lunches,
 refreshment breaks, and dinner on Monday evening.

 Total fees include GST (Canadian Goods and Services Tax)
 GST Registration # R119260685

 (Before October 1):
 Academic: $180.00 + GST = $192.60 (Cdn)
 Non-academic: $280.00 + GST = $299.60 (Cdn)
 Student: $ 74.77 + GST = $ 80.00 (Cdn)

 (After October 1):
 Academic: $205.00 + GST = $219.35 (Cdn)
 Non-academic: $305.00 + GST = $326.35 (Cdn)
 Student: $ 93.46 + GST = $100.00 (Cdn)

 Additional proceedings: $20 + GST = $21.40 (Cdn) each

 Please make cheques payable to the UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO,
 and send to:
 Liz Bevan
 Centre for the New OED and Text Research
 Davis Centre, Room 1311
 University of Waterloo
 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1



 The hotel recommended this year is:

 Relax Hotel
 2960 King Street East
 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada N2A 1A9

 (519) 894-9500 or 1-800-667-3529
 fax: (519) 894-9144

 Special conference rates are available at $59 for single
 and $65 for double (Cdn funds). Please make your reservations
 directly with the hotel BY SEPTEMBER 15, quoting the New OED


Registration Form:

 Complete the following form and return it with your registration
 fee, or send the completed electronic form to:
 with the payment to follow by mail. The conference information
 package will be forwarded upon receipt of registration.

First Name(s) (to appear on your name tag):

Business Phone:
Fax #:
Affiliation/Business (short form for name tag):
Full e-mail address:

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