LINGUIST List 8.356

Thu Mar 13 1997

Calls: English, Computational, Dialogue

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  1. Brita =?UNKNOWN-8BIT?Q?W=E5rvik?=, Nordic Conference for English Studies
  2. T M Ellison, Computational Natural Lg Learning Meeting (CoNLL97)
  3. Kristiina Jokinen, Dialogue Systems

Message 1: Nordic Conference for English Studies

Date: Thu, 13 Mar 1997 14:31:36 +0200 (EET)
From: Brita =?UNKNOWN-8BIT?Q?W=E5rvik?= <>
Subject: Nordic Conference for English Studies

The 7th Nordic Conference for English Studies will be organized in Turku,
Finland 28-31 May, 1998. Plenary speakers include Jean Aitchison (Oxford),
Steven Connor (London) and Judit Molnar (Debrecen).

Papers are invited on topics related to all aspects of English Studies.

More information at URL
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Message 2: Computational Natural Lg Learning Meeting (CoNLL97)

Date: Wed, 12 Mar 1997 09:21:45 +0000
From: T M Ellison <>
Subject: Computational Natural Lg Learning Meeting (CoNLL97)


		Meeting of the ACL Special Interest Group
		in Natural Language Learning

		In conjunction with
		ACL'97/EACL'97 Joint Conference
		Madrid, Spain, 11-12th July 1997

Up-to-the-minute information available at:


The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers in the area
of the machine learning of natural language.

(ACL attendees who are interested in attending CoNLL but are uncertain
as to whether they have adequate background are advised that the
following ACL-97/EACL-97 tutorials programmed to take place on July 7
will provided useful background and are accordingly recommended:
Machine Learning of Natural Language (David Powers) and Maximum
Entropy Modeling (Eric Sven Ristad). The two tutorials are intended to
complement each other and are specifically aimed at providing the
requisite background for effective participation in CoNLL.)

Papers should present heretofore unpublished research addressing any
topic on the application of machine-learning methods to natural
language or the computer implementation of linguistic or
psycholinguistic models of language acquisition. Such topics may occur
in (but are not restricted to) the fields of:
 * grammar acquisition for NLP applications
 * acquisition of phonology and/or morphology
 * acquisition of semantic and ontological relations
 * computational models of language acquisition
 * computational models in cognitive linguistics
 * computational models of universal grammar
 * comparative evaluation of different learning techniques
 * theoretical models in formal lingusitics and learning theory
 * statistical and information-theoretic classification
 * adaptive and optimizing NLP systems
 * computational lexicon acquisition
 * automatic tagging
	* linguistic knowledge discovery

Papers are equally sought on applied and theoretical topics and are not
limited to any particular area, level or application of language

The workshop is a two-day event with approximately 20 papers plus time
for discussion.


The organizing committee is:

	Mark Ellison (Edinburgh University)
	David Powers (Flinders University)
	Walter Daelemans (KUB Tilburg, Antwerp University)

The program committee is the organizing committee plus others needed
to broaden the interests of the committee and accommodate the full
range of papers solicited.

Correspondence should be sent to:

	T Mark Ellison
	Centre for Cognitive Science
	Edinburgh University
	2 Buccleuch Place
	Edinburgh EH8 9LW, UK
	Tel. +44 (131) 650-4416
	Fax. +44 (131) 650-6626


What:	 original research, not published elsewhere
	 a completed study is prefered to proposals and progress reports
	 originality, topicality and clarity will be the assessment

How Much: no more than 10 (A4) pages.

How: 	 initial submissions can be in ASCII or postscript
	 submission wrapper SHOULD identify the authors
	 submitted texts SHOULD NOT identify the author(s)
	 submissions must be sent by email to

	 final manuscripts should use LaTeX using the ACL submissions
 style (aclsub.sty) available from the ACL LISTSERV

When: submissions due by APRIL 7, 1997
 acceptance notification by MAY 2, 1997
 final (accepted) versions due MAY 30, 1997


Registration is open only to those registered for the main ACL/EACL
conference (see http://horacio.ieec.uned.ed/cl97/). There will be an
additional fee for the workshop (yet to be determined).

Further information will be posted on as it comes to hand.

ACL/EACL reserves the right to cancel any workshop if the number of
participants is below 25 persons.
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Message 3: Dialogue Systems

Date: Thu, 13 Mar 1997 10:04:25 +0900
From: Kristiina Jokinen <>
Subject: Dialogue Systems

Please notice the extension of the submission deadline.
Apologies if you get this multiple times!

Reminder		CALL FOR PAPERS Reminder

 IJCAI-97 Workshop on

 Nagoya, Japan, August 25, 1997

This workshop will provide an opportunity to discuss the ideas of
collaboration, cooperation and conflict in dialogue management, and
exchange experiences developing computational models intended to
integrate these aspects into a unified framework. The emphasis is on
human-human and human-computer communication, and on the ways
collaboration is manifested in these situations: how the partners
jointly construct dialogue acts, infer non-explicitly expressed
intentions, negotiate appropriate references, generate cooperative
answers, co-produce utterances, give feedback, help each other in task
achievement, etc.

More information on the workshop and the submission of papers is
available via the workshop home page:

Important deadlines:

March 20 1997 Deadline for submission of papers <------ extended
April 15 Notification of acceptance
May 1 Papers for the working notes

Organizing Committee

 Kristiina Jokinen (ATR, Japan):
 David Sadek (CNET, France):
 David R. Traum (University of Maryland, USA):

Programme Committee

 Jens Allwood (Sweden)
 Michael Baker (France)
 Cecile Balkanski (France)
 Jennifer Chu-Carroll (USA)
 Graeme Hirst (Canada)
 Hitoshi Iida (Japan)
 Masato Ishizaki (Japan)
 Chuck Rich (USA)

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