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Mon 20 Jun 1994

Calls: Workshop on Natural language, AMTA-94

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  2. Joseph Pentheroudakis, AMTA-94: Second Announcement

Message 1: Call for papers: Fifth International Workshop on Natural language

Date: Fri, 17 Jun 94 15:25:12 +0Call for papers: Fifth International Workshop on Natural language
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Subject: Call for papers: Fifth International Workshop on Natural language

 Fifth International Workshop on

 Natural language Understanding and Logic Programming

Conference dates: May 29 (Mon) --- 31 (Wed), 1995

Conference place: Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal

Chairman: Gabriel Pereira Lopes
 Department of Computer Science
 Faculty of Science and Technology
 Universidade Nova de Lisboa,
 Quinta da Torre,
 2825 Monte da Caparica, Portugal
 Phon. +351-1-295 3220
 Fax. +351-1-295 56 41

Program Committee:

Hozumi Tanaka (Tokyo) Yuji Matsumoto (Nara)

Harvey Abramson (Aizu) Charles Grant Brown (Stockholm)
Veronica Dahl (Vancouver) Sandiway Fong (NEC, Princeton)
Mark Johnson (Providence, RI) Martin Kay (Xerox, Palo Alto)
Gregers Koch (Copenhagen) Michael C. McCord (IBM Yorktown)

Fred Popowich (Vancouver) Patrick Saint-Dizier (Toulouse)

Luis Moniz Pereira (Lisbon) Helder Coelho (Lisbon)
Ryoichi Sugimura(Matsushita Electric Ind.,Osaka)
Gabriel P. Lopes (Lisbon) (chair)

The Organizing Committee of the Fifth International Workshop on Natural
Language Processing and Logic Programming invites the
submission of papers for NLULP5, in Lisbon, Portugal.


Papers are invited on substantial, original, and unpublished research
on all aspects of Logic Programming applications to computational
linguistics, including, but not limited to, the followings.

- syntax - parsing
- semantics - generation
- phonetics - language understanding
- phonology - speech analysis/synthesis
- morphology - computational lexicons
- discourse - electronic dictionaries
- pragmatics - terminology
- quantitative/qualitative linguistics - text database and retrieval
- mathematical linguistics - documentation
- contrastive linguistics - machine translation
- cognitive linguistics - machine aids for translation
- large text corpora - natural language interface
- text processing - dialogue systems
- hardware/software for NLP - multimedia systems

It will be nice to have in Lisbon Practical Applications of PROLOG in the area
of NLU, for demonstrating Prolog's attractiveness for this area.


Papers should have a maximum fifteen pages in final format, should be written
in English, and describe original work.

They should emphasize completed work rather than intended work, and
they should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported


Authors should submit four copies of preliminary versions of their
papers with the page limits above, on A4 paper with the title,
author(s), addresses (including email if possible), affiliation across
the page top, a short (five to ten line) summary, and a specification of the
topic area preferably drawn
from the list above. As well, authors are strongly urged to email the
title page information by the deadline date. Send the papers and
emails to the chair.


 Preliminary paper submission due: December 19, 1994
 Notification of paper arrival: December 31, 1994
 Inquiries for lost papers: January 20, 1995
 Acceptance notification: March 1, 1995
 Camera-ready copies due: April 1, 1995


Preliminary papers are due by 19 December 1994. Papers received after
that date will be returned unopened. Notification of receipt will be
mailed to the first author (or designated author) soon after receipt by 31
December 1994.
All inquiries regarding lost papers must be made by January 20, 1995.
Designated authors will be notified of acceptance by March 1, 1995.
Camera-ready copies of final papers prepared according to the publisher
requirements, must be received by 1 April 1995 by the chair along with a
signed copyright release statement. Papers received after that date may not be
included in the proceedings.


(1) Invited talks and panels will be included in the program.
Proposals and suggestions for invited talks and panels should be sent
to the chair as soon as possible.

(2) Anyone wishing to arrange an exhibit or present a demonstration
should send a brief description, together with a specification of
physical requirements (space, power, telephone connections, tables,
etc.) to the chair.

(3) An attractive social program will be organized for people willing to know
more about Portugal, Lisbon and its surroundings.

(4) At that time of the year the weather is quite worm and unpolluted beaches
are nearby Lisbon, at Costa da Caparica.
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Message 2: AMTA-94: Second Announcement

Date: Fri, 17 Jun 94 15:35:16 PDAMTA-94: Second Announcement
From: Joseph Pentheroudakis <>
Subject: AMTA-94: Second Announcement

 "Technology Partnerships for Crossing the Language Barrier"
 Columbia, Maryland
 5-8 October 1994


The Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA) is
proud to announce its first regular conference, to be held on 6-8 October
1994 at the Columbia Inn in Columbia, Maryland. Focusing on the theme
"Technology Partnerships for Crossing the Language Barrier," AMTA-94
will bring together users, vendors, developers, and researchers to hear
about the latest developments in machine translation (MT) and related
technology. In so doing, it will set the stage for partnerships to meet
today's challenges in interlingual communication. Concurrent sessions
will offer something for everyone--and pose hard choices. Along with a rich
variety of exhibits and demonstrations running throughout the conference,
panels and presentations on 6-8 October will cover:

PC MT Systems MT Evaluation
Workstation MT Systems Speech MT
Translator Workstations Assessment of
MT Needs
MT & Desktop Publishing Knowledge-based MT
MT economics Statistical MT
Assessing Translatability Dictionaries and MT
Current Solutions Corpus
 Future Directions in MT

Some of these topics will also be the subject of special interest groups.
In addition, preconference tutorials on 5 October will take a look at
"Choosing an MT System" and "Intellectual Property Rights."

Participation in all these areas is invited. Suggestions and proposals
for papers (extended abstracts up to 10 pages) or panels should be
submitted in electronic form to Eduard Hovy, Program Co-chair, at The deadline for papers has been extended to 15 July;
authors will be notified of acceptance by mid-August. Proposals for
demonstrations and exhibits should be addressed to Bill Fry,
Exhibits and Demonstrations Coordinator, fax (703) 998-5709.

Conference Chair: Muriel Vasconcellos
Program Co-chairs: Eduard Hovy, Joseph Pentheroudakis
Exhibits and Demonstrations Coordinator: Bill Fry

For further information about the AMTA or the conference, or to
request a registration packet, please write to:

 AMTA Secretariat
 655 Fifteenth Street, NW, Suite 310
 Washington, DC 20005
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