LINGUIST List 5.1096

Sat 08 Oct 1994

Confs: Applied NLP, IJCAI-95 Awards, Machine translation

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  1. Oliver Christ, ACL Conference on Applied NLP
  2. Ray Perrault, Call for Nominations for IJCAI-95 Awards
  3. ALFRED VELLA, MT 10 Yearsd

Message 1: ACL Conference on Applied NLP

Date: Tue, 4 Oct 1994 14:10:33 +ACL Conference on Applied NLP
From: Oliver Christ <>
Subject: ACL Conference on Applied NLP

The (preliminary) program of the Fourth ACL Conference on Applied Natural
Language Processing (ACL Applied, ANLP), which will be held from 13. - 15.
October 1994 in Stuttgart, Germany, is available via WWW at the URL


We are looking forward to seeing you in Stuttgart!

Best regards,

Oliver Christ

Institute for Natural Language Processing, University of Stuttgart, Germany
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Message 2: Call for Nominations for IJCAI-95 Awards

Date: Fri, 7 Oct 94 6:17:29 PDT Call for Nominations for IJCAI-95 Awards
From: Ray Perrault <>
Subject: Call for Nominations for IJCAI-95 Awards


 *** Call for Nominations for IJCAI-95 Awards ***


The IJCAI Award for Research Excellence is given at an IJCAI to a
scientist who has carried out a program of research of consistently
high quality yielding several substantial results. If the research
program has been carried out collaboratively, the Award may be made
jointly to the research team. Past recipients of this award are
John McCarthy (1985), Allen Newell (1989), Marvin Minsky (1991), and
Ray Reiter (1993).

The Award carries with it a certificate and the sum of US$ 2,000
plus travel and living expenses for the IJCAI. The recipient will
be invited to deliver an address on the nature and significance of
the results achieved and write a paper for the conference proceedings.
Primarily, however, the Award carries the honour of having one's
work selected by one's peers as an exemplar of sustained research
in Artificial Intelligence.

We hereby call for nominations for The IJCAI Award for Research
Excellence, which will be presented at IJCAI-95 in Montreal, Canada,
20 August - 25 August 1995. The accompanying note on Selection
Procedures provides the relevant details.


The Computers and Thought Lectures are presented at IJCAI conferences
by outstanding young scientists in the field of Artificial
Intelligence. Past recipients of this honour have been Terry
Winograd (1971), Patrick Winston (1973), Chuck Rieger (1975),
Douglas Lenat (1977), David Marr (1979), Gerald Sussman (1981),
Tom Mitchell (1983), Hector Levesque (1985), Johan de Kleer (1987),
Henry Kautz (1989), Rodney Brooks (1991), Martha Pollack (1991),
and Hiroaki Kitano (1993).

The Award carries with it a certificate and the sum of US$ 2,000 plus
travel and living expenses for the IJCAI. The lecture is given one
evening during the conference, and the public is invited to attend.
The lecturer is encouraged to publish the lecture in the conference
proceedings. The lectureship was established with royalties received
from the book Computers and Thought, edited by Edward Feigenbaum and
Julian Feldman; it is currently supported by income from IJCAII funds.

We hereby call for nominations for the Computers and Thought Award,
which will be presented at IJCAI-95 in Montreal, Canada, 20 August -
25 August 1995. The accompanying note on Selection Procedures
provides the relevant details.


Nominations for the IJCAI Research Excellence Award and the Computers
and Thought Award are invited from everyone in the international
Artificial Intelligence community.

There should be a nominator and a seconder, at least one of whom
must not be from the same institution as the nominee. Nominees for
the Computers and Thought Award cannot be older than 35 at the start
of the conference. There are no other restrictions on nominees,
nominators or seconders. Nominating and seconding statements for an
award should be submitted on the Nomination and Reference Forms for
the award. The forms are available via http, gopher, or anonymous FTP
at the following addresses, or directly from the Conference Chair at
the address below.

An IJCAI Awards Committee has been established to encourage high
quality nominations for IJCAI Awards and to propose winners to the
Board of Trustees. It consists of five members: the three most recent
past IJCAI conference chairs (Wolfgang Bibel (convenor), Barbara Grosz
and Wolfgang Wahlster), and two senior members of the AI community.
The IJCAI Awards Committee will be advised by the IJCAI Award Review
Committee, which is the union of the former Trustees of IJCAII, the
Advisory Committee of IJCAI-95, the program chairs of the last three
IJCAI conferences, and the past recipients of the IJCAI Award for
Research Excellence and the IJCAI Distinguished Service Award, with
nominees excluded.

Nominations should be sent to the Conference Chair for IJCAI-95 at
the address below. The deadline for nominations is 25 November 1994.
To avoid duplication of effort, nominators are requested to submit
the name of the person they are nominating by 1 November 1994 so that
people who propose to nominate the same individual may be so informed
and can coordinate their efforts.

 C. Raymond Perrault
 Conference Chair, IJCAI-95
 Artificial Intelligence Center
 SRI International
 333 Ravenswood Avenue
 Menlo Park, CA 94025

 Phone: (415) 859-6470
 Fax: (415) 859-3735
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Message 3: MT 10 Yearsd

Date: Fri, 07 Oct 1994 13:13:50 MT 10 Yearsd
Subject: MT 10 Yearsd

 International Conference



 12-14 November 1994

 Organised by
 Cranfield University
 in conjunction with the
 Natural Language Translation
 Specialist Group of the
 British Computer Society


The Conference

The first Cranfield International Conference on Machine
Translation, jointly organised by the BCS-NLTSG and Cranfield,
was held in 1984.

In view of the success of that conference, we are marking its
tenth anniversary at Cranfield by holding another, similarly
jointly-sponsored, international conference on Machine

The title for the Conference is:

 Machine Translation: Ten Years On

Papers centre on what has been achieved in Machine Translation
(MT) and Machine Assisted Translation (MAT) in the ten years on
from 1984, and also what is expected to happen in R & D of MT and
MAT in the next ten years.

It is expected that the Conference will help to give an impetus
for further research and development in MT and MAT in the coming
ten years.

We think everyone agreed how successful and enjoyable the '84
Cranfield Conference was. We are expecting the '94 Cranfield
Conference to be even better.

 Conference Programme

Saturday 12th November

 9.00 - 10.00 Coffee and Reception

Session A Fundamental Issues

10.00 - 11.00 1 Yorick Wilks: Sheffield University

 Keynote Address:- Some notes on the state of
 the art: Where are we now in MT? What works
 and what doesn't and the relevance of MT as
 an international collaborative activity.

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee

11.30 - 12.00 2 Jo"rg Schutz : IAI, Saarbru"cken

 Terminological knowledge in multilingual
 language processing

12.00 - 12.30 3 Dieter Huber : University of Mainz

 Prosodic information in automatic spoken
 language interpretation.

12.30 - 13.00 4 Horacio Saggion and Ariadne Carvalho :
 UNICAMP, Brazil

 Anaphora resolution in a machine translation

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

Session B Review

14.00 - 14.45 5 John Hutchins : University of East Anglia

 Research methods and system designs in machine
 translation; a ten-year review 1984-1994.

14.45 - 15.15 6 Angeliki Petrits : EC

 The current state of the European
 Commission's Systran MT system.

15.15 - 15.45 7 R Garigliano, R Morgan, M Smith and S Short
 Durham University

 Translation by meaning and style in LOLITA

15.45 - 16.15 Tea

16.15 - 16.45 8 M Y Al-Hafez, A D Vella and D Clarke
 Damascus and Cranfield University

 A semantic knowledge-based computational

16.45 - 17.15 9 Terence Lewis :
 Hook and Hatton Ltd, Northampton

 An empirical approach to language processing

20.00 - 21.00 Debate

Sunday 13th November

Session C Applications

 9.00 - 9.45 10 Peter Wheeler :
 Antler Translation Services NJ

 The errant avocado returns- A personal

 9.45 - 10.15 11 Walther v.Hahn and Galja Angelova :
 University of Hamburg and Bulgarian Academy
 of Sciences.

 Providing factual information in MAT.

10.15 - 10.45 12 Wilhelm Weisweber :
 Technical University, Berlin

 The experimental MT system of the project
 KIT-FAST- complementary research for Eurotra-D.

10.45 - 11.15 Coffee

11.15 - 11.45 13 Anthony M McEnery and Michael P Oakes :
 Lancaster University

 The use of approximate string matching
 techniques in the alignment of sentences in
 parallel corpora.

11.45 - 12.15 14 Chadia Moghrabi : Universite de Moncton,

 On parameterising the choice of words in text
 generation and its usefulness in machine

12.15 - 12.45 15 Raj Gunawardana : Texas Instruments, Bedford

 Speech coding from annotation to text; Why is
 it slow in happening?

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

Session D Systems

14.00 - 14.45 16 M Blekhman : Lingvistica, Kharkov, Ukraine

 Through the Looking Glass to the PARS land.
 (Description of an English-Russian-English MT
 system using an IBM PC.)

14.45 - 15.15 17 Svetlana Sokolova :
 PROject MT Ltd, St Petersburg

 STYLUS - the MT product line for Russian:
 current state.

15.15 - 15.45 18 Iris Ho"ser and Barbera Ru"diger :
 GMSmbH, Berlin

 Some difficulties of Russian-German machine

15.45 - 16.15 Tea

16.15 - 16.45 19 Scott McGlashan : University of Saarbru"cken

 The role of semantics in spoken dialogue
 translation systems.

16.45 - 17.15 20 Ba"rbel Ripplinger : IAI, Saarbru"cken

 Concept-based machine translation and

20.00 - late Conference Dinner

Monday 14th November

Session E MT in use

 9.00 - 9.45 21 Veronica Lawson : London

 The survey of users performed by the
 International Association for Machine

 9.45 - 10.15 22 Ursula Bernhard :
 GMDmbH, Sankt Augustin, Germany

 Machine translation: Ten years on
 - Where are the users?

10.15 - 10.45 23 Susanne Heizmann : University of Hildesheim

 Human strategies in translation and
 interpretation: What MT can learn from

10.45 - 11.15 Coffee

11.15 - 11.45 24 Christian Boitet
 Universite Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France

 Dialogue-Based MT and self-explaining
 documents as an alternative to the TAMT of
 controlled languages.

11.45 - 12.15 25 Ruslan Mitkov : IAI, Saarbru"cken

 Machine Translation, 10 Years On: Discourse
 has yet to make a breakthrough

12.15 - 12.45 26 Lorna Balkan : University of Essex

 Test suites: Some issues in their use and

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

Session F Developments

14.00 - 14.30 27 Gijoo Yang and Youngkuk Hong : Korea Telecom

 Machine translation systems in
 Korean-Japanese automatic interpreting

14.30 - 15.00 28 Boh Wasyliw and Doug Clarke :
 De Montfort University and Cranfield

 Natural language analysis and machine
 translation in pilot-ATC communication.

15.00 - 15.30 Discussion/Summary

15.30 - 16.00 Tea

Close of conference

Fees (GBP = Pounds Sterling)

Conference: 300 GBP
 BCS members 255 GBP
(covering attendance at sessions and exhibition, and receipt of

Conference (one day attendance): 125 GBP
 BCS members 110 GBP
Residential accommodation: 120 GBP
(covering meals and accommodation for duration of
Conference, ie. two nights and three days.
This includes the special Conference Dinner)


1 These prices are VAT exempt.
2 Non-residential delegates may pay for individual
 meals separately.

Organising Committee

Douglas Clarke, Cranfield University.
John Hutchins, University of East Anglia.
Ian Kelly, GSI France, Conference Chair.
Veronica Lawson, Translation Consultant, London.
Monique L'Huillier, Royal Holloway College, University of London,
 Secretary BCS-NLTSG.
Ulla Magnusson Murray, Translation Consultant.
Alfred Vella, Cranfield University.
Boh Wasyliw, De Montfort University.
David Wigg, South Bank University, Chairman BCS-NLTSG.

Further Information

For further information, please contact members of the
Technological Applications of Linguistic Knowledge (TALK) Group
at Cranfield:

Douglas Clarke Alfred Vella
SME SIMS (Bldg.50)
TALK Group TALK Group
Cranfield University Cranfield University
Cranfield Cranfield
Bedford MK43 0AL Bedford MK43 0AL
England England

Telephone: +44 (0)234 750111

Fax: +44 (0)234 750728

Telex: 825072 CRNUN G


 Application Form: (Please complete and return.)

 International Conference on

 (Tick choices as appropriate)

 I propose to attend the Conference.

 I would like to demonstrate a computer program on a
 ________________ computer.

 I wish to enquire about the alternative programme.

 I enclose the fee. (Please make cheques
 payable to "Cranfield University".)

 I have the following dietary requirements, etc.



 Title and name:_______________________________________








 Telephone number:_____________________________________

 Fax number:___________________________________________

 E-mail address:_______________________________________

 Can you suggest colleagues that might appreciate copies of this

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Cranfield University is a centre of post-graduate and post
experience education and research, heavily involved in contract
work for Government and Industry.

Cranfield is about 50 miles north of London in countryside near
the new city of Milton Keynes. It is easily reached by road or
rail, or by air to the University's own airfield.

Residential accommodation will be available, usually in
individual study-bedrooms in Mitchell Hall, which is on the
Cranfield Campus.

Alternative programme

An alternative programme can be arranged for persons accompanying
delegates. Among places which can be visited are: Milton
Keynes, The Open University, Cambridge, Oxford, Blenheim Palace,
Stratford-upon-Avon and Bletchley Park Museum.
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