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Tue Feb 27 1996

Calls: Theoretical ling, Logical aspects of comp. ling

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  1. Laboratory for Computational Linguistics, Annual IATL Meeting: Second Call for Abstracts
  2. Christian RETORE, CFP: Logical aspects of Comp. Ling.

Message 1: Annual IATL Meeting: Second Call for Abstracts

Date: Tue, 27 Feb 1996 17:22:04 +0200
From: Laboratory for Computational Linguistics <>
Subject: Annual IATL Meeting: Second Call for Abstracts

	 Annual IATL Meeting: Second Call for Abstracts

The next annual meeting of the Israeli association for theoretical
linguistics (IATL) will take place on June 17-18, 1996, at the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem. The guest speaker will be David Dowty of Ohio
State University.

Submissions are invited of abstracts of papers presenting high
quality, original research in all areas of theoretical
linguistics. Abstracts should be no longer than two pages (excluding
figures, references, etc.), and are limited to one per author (two per
coauthor). The abstract should not indicate authors. A separate
author identification, including e-mail address if available, should
accompany the abstract. Electronic submissions in either text,
self-contained Latex or PostScript are welcome. An additional copy of
the abstract, bearing the authors' name and affiliation, is also
required, and must be submitted along with the anonymous abstract.

Abstracts should be submitted no later than March 31, 1996, and sent
either electronically or in five copies to:
 Shuly Wintner
 Computer Science Department, Technion,
 Haifa 32000,
 Fax: +972-4-8294353

Notification of acceptance/rejection will be sent no later than April
30. Accepted papers will be published in the meeting's proceedings.
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Message 2: CFP: Logical aspects of Comp. Ling.

Date: Tue, 27 Feb 1996 17:47:29 +0100
From: Christian RETORE <>
Subject: CFP: Logical aspects of Comp. Ling.

Preliminary call for papers - see also URL
 Nancy, 23-25 september 1996

General topic:
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There has been a growing interest in the use of logic in natural
language processing, both for syntactical and semantical models. Some
recent examples include logical deduction as a basis for
parsing/generation, the use of non-commutative linear logic as a
syntactical model, the relation between categorial grammars, CFG and
TAG, natural language interfaces for automatic theorem proving,
unification for anaphora resolution, and linear logic semantics for

This workshop is aimed at bringing together linguists, logicians,
philosophers and computer scientists in order to present the latest
results in these areas and to discuss the different approaches.

Topics (not exclusive):
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Proof-theoretical aspects of the syntactical and semantical models of
natural languages.

The use of classical and non-classical logics in computational

Formal grammars for natural languages and their parsing: categorial
grammars, TAGs, LFGs etc.

Relations between models.

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Authors are invited to submit before May 31 a 4-page abstract of a
paper which has not been submitted elsewhere. The favoured format is
electronic submission of a LaTeX, PostScript, dvi or ascii file.

Email submissions should be made to

Authors can also use surface mail or FAX:

LACL c/o Christian Retore
INRIA-Lorraine & CRIN-C.N.R.S.
B.P. 101
615, rue du jardin botanique
54602 Villers les Nancy cedex FRANCE

FAX: +33 83 27 83 19

Full papers (up to 20 pages) will be due at conference time, 23
september 96. After the full papers are refereed, we intend to
publish them as a special issue of a journal, or as a volume in some
series of lecture notes (this will be made precise in a later

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31 May: 4-page abstract due
14 july: notification of acceptance
23 september: final paper due at the conference

Program commitee:
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M. Abrusci (U. di Bari & U. di Roma)
P. Blackburn (U. Sarrebruck)
M. Dymetman (Rank-Xerox, Grenoble)
M. Johnson (Brown U. , Providence)
A. Lecomte (U. Grenoble 2 & INRIA-Lorraine)
M. Moortgat (OTS, Utrecht)
G. Morrill (UPC, Barcelona)
A. Ranta (U. Helsinki & U. Tampere)
C. Retore (INRIA-Lorraine & CRIN-CNRS)
E. Villemonte de la Clergerie (INRIA, Rocquencourt)

Organising commitee:
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B. Lang (INRIA, Rocquencourt)
D. Bechet, Ph. de Groote, F. Lamarche, and C. Retor\'e
(INRIA-Lorraine & CRIN-CNRS, Nancy)

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The list of invited speakers will be given in a later version of this

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WWW homepage:
 contact: tel: +83 59 20 17

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