LINGUIST List 7.1453

Thu Oct 17 1996

Calls: Germanic generative syntax, Natural lang generation

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  1. Jan-Wouter Zwart, Germanic Generative Syntax Newsletter
  2. Wolfgang Hoeppner, Natural Language Generation

Message 1: Germanic Generative Syntax Newsletter

Date: Wed, 16 Oct 1996 19:55:32 +0200
From: Jan-Wouter Zwart <>
Subject: Germanic Generative Syntax Newsletter

Germanic Generative Syntax Newsletter, Fall 1996

Call for Contributions

The editors of the Germanic Generative Syntax Newsletter
invite contributions for the Fall 1996 issue.

 We are especially interested in:
 - dissertation abstracts
 - book notices
 - calls for papers and conference announcements
 - conference reports
 - paper abstracts
 - titles of unpublished papers received
 - titles of articles that have appeared in working papers volumes and
 edited volumes
 All these contributions should be related to the field
 of germanic generative syntax.
 Please send your contributions in ASCII format to the following
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 (or in WordPerfect format to <>).
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Beatrice Santorini at <>.

Jan-Wouter Zwart

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Message 2: Natural Language Generation

Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 16:13:18 BST
From: Wolfgang Hoeppner <>
Subject: Natural Language Generation

E W N L G - 9 7

6th European Workshop on
Natural Language Generation

March 24 - 26, 1997

Gerhard-Mercator University, Duisburg, Germany

The workshop aims to bring together researchers interested in Natural
Language Generation from such different perspectives as Linguistics,
Artificial Intelligence, Psychology, Cognitive Science, and
Engineering. The meeting continues the tradition of a series of
workshops held biannually in Europe (Royaumont, 1987; Edinburgh, 1989;
Judenstein, 1991; Pisa, 1993; and Leiden, 1995) but it is open to
researchers from all over the world.

Program Committee:
 Stephan Busemann, Saarbruecken
 Alison Cawsey, Edinburgh
 Robert Dale, Sydney
 Wolfgang Hoeppner, Duisburg (chair)
 Richard Kittredge, Montreal
 Stephan Mehl, Duisburg
 Koenrad deSmedt, Bergen
 Michael Zock, Paris

Papers, posters and demonstrations are invited on original and
substantial work related to the automatic generation of natural
language, including computational linguistics research, artificial
intelligence methods, computer models of human language processing,
empirical research, and the development and evaluation of applied
systems. Contributions on all aspects of natural language generation
are welcome, but the special theme of this workshop will be 'System
Architectures for Text Generation'.

This topic comprises a variety of more specific questions,
e.g. planning and/or schemata, pragmatic impact on content selection
and form determination, serial or incremental processing,
macro-planning and micro-planning.

To encourage a workshop atmosphere while allowing a relatively large
number of people to participate, selected papers will be given large
time slots including ample discussion time; other papers will be
grouped for shorter presentations and mutual interaction, and there
will be sessions for posters and computer demonstrations.


Researchers wishing to present a PAPER are requested to submit three
copies of an original unpublished article (10 pages). To allow for
anonymous reviewing the name(s) and complete adress(es) of the
author(s) have to be provided on a separate sheet. We would appreciate
that you additionally send an electronic version of the paper (email
or diskette).

Researchers wishing to present a POSTER are invited to submit three
copies of a reduced version of their poster on 4 normal pages that
together form an A2 size sheet. Use a normal character size. As with
papers any personal information about the author(s) should appear on a
separate sheet.

Researchers wishing to demonstrate a computer PROGRAM are invited to
send three copies of a short description of their program together
with some examples of input and output and hardware
requirements. Please include the name(s) and complete address(es) of
the author(s) in the description.

 ********** N E W D E A D L I N E *************

All contributions must be sent BEFORE NOVEMBER 15, 1996 to the
Program Chairman at the following address:

 Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hoeppner
 Gerhard-Mercator University, Duisburg
 FB3 * Computational Linguistics
 D-47048 Duisburg, Germany

 Tel.: +49 203 379-2006/2008

Authors will be notified about acceptance or rejection by January 17,

Local arrangements:

Local arrangements are handled by: Wolfgang Hoeppner and Stephan
Mehl (University of Duisburg).

The meeting will be held from the morning of Monday March 24, 1997
through afternoon on Wednesday 26, in 'Die Wolfsburg' situated in the
municipal forest of Duisburg. This conference site congresses and
workshops from all scientific areas and is equipped with excellent
presentation facilities and modern guest rooms.

The cost of the workshop to each participant is currently estimated at
about DM 500 including accommodation and meals, but the participants'
fee may turn out to be lower depending on funding. The workshop will
also be open to a limited number of participants not contributing a
paper, poster or demo. A call for participation including more
information and a registration form will be sent out later as soon as
the program has been put together.

Please direct any inquiries to the adress above.

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 Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hoeppner *********
 Gerhard-Mercator-Universitaet Duisburg *======*
 Fachbereich 3 * Computerlinguistik *====*
 D-47048 Duisburg *==*

 Tel.: (0203) 379-2006/2008
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