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It is an open question whether full-scale formalization is a worthwhile endeavor at the moment ... My personal feeling is that the point has been reached where these further steps should be undertaken, that there is sufficient depth and complexity of argument so that formalization will not merely be a pointless technical exercise but may bring to light errors or gaps and hidden assumptions, and may yield new theoretical insights and suggest new empirical problems for investigation.

Chomsky (1981, pp. 335-6)

Table Of Contents

  1. Editorial
  2. Calls For Papers
  3. Upcoming Events
  4. Reports On Conferences, Workshops, Etc.
  5. News
  6. Abstracts of Papers, MA and PH.D Projects
  7. Bibliographic Information


Dear HSPG-ers,

We are happy to deliver the third issue of the HPSG Gazette.

Glancing over this issue, you will notice that there are quite a number of conferences coming up. Since most of this information is available on the net, and the interests in the HPSG community vary significantly, we are thinking about dropping the calls for papers and upcoming events sections in future issues. Please let us know, if you do find these two sections useful.

The Ph.D. projects section was extended to include abstracts of papers and master's theses. Any such information sent to us will be included in the next issues of the Gazette. Not only your close friends and supervisors appreciate your good work! ;-)

In the past weeks a number of people sent bibliographical information to the HPSG list. Such emails are often quickly deleted, so the best way to make such information permanently available to the HPSG community is to add the references to the single most comprehensive, user-friendly HPSG bibliography at

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this issue.


Detmar Meurers
Adam Przepiórkowski

Calls For Papers (in order of submission deadlines)

  1. 16eme colloque europeen sur la grammaire et le lexique compares des langues romanes (CFP)
  2. SALT Club Workshop: Evaluation in Speech and Language Technology (2.CFP)
  3. CP97, 3.Int.Conf. on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CFP)
  4. IWPT'97, International Workshop on Parsing Technologies (2.CFP)
  5. Colloque International FRACTAL 97, Linguistique et Informatique: Theories et Outils pour le Traitement Automatique des Langues
  6. DGfS/CL 97; Computational Linguistics Conference (CFP)
  7. ROCLING X 1997, Research on Computational Linguistics International Conference (CFP)
  8. ESSLLI'97 Workshop "Generalized Quantifiers and Computation" (CFP)
  9. Second Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation (1.CFP)
  10. NELS 28, Conference of the North Eastern Linguistic Society (CFP)
  11. LASSO XXVI, 26th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest (CFP)
  12. AMLaP-97, Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (CFP)
  13. NLPRS'97, Natural Language Processing Pacific Rim Symposium 1997 (CFP)
  14. CONSOLE 6, Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe (CFP)
  15. The Eleventh Amsterdam Colloquium (CFP)
  16. The GLOW Colloquium (Extraordinary) (CFP)
  17. 32nd Colloquium of Linguistics (CFP)
  18. LSRL 28, The XXVIII Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (CFP)

16eme colloque europeen sur la grammaire et le lexique compares des langues romanes (CFP)

Date: 24.-27. September 1997
Place: Louvain-la-Neuve et Leuven
Submission: 30. April 1997

16eme colloque europeen sur la grammaire et le lexique compares des
langues romanes, 24-27 septembre 1997.

Chers collegues,

le Departement d'etudes romanes de l'Universite Catholique de
Louvain, le Departement de linguistique de Katholieke Universiteit
Leuven, le LADL et le CERIL organisent le 16eme colloque europeen
sur la grammaire et le lexique compares des langues romanes, qui
aura lieu du 24 au 27 septembre 1997 a Louvain-la-Neuve et a Leuven.

Si vous souhaitez y presenter une communication, vous etes prie(e)
de nous faire parvenir un titre et un resume de 10 lignes sous une
forme (format A4) permettant une reproduction directe pour le
fascicule de resumes. Les actes du colloque seront publies dans les
Cahiers de l'Institut de Linguistique de Louvain.

Les presentations de developpements ou d'applications du systeme
INTEX sont les bienvenues ; un stage "Utilisateurs" et un stage
"Developpeurs" seront organises mercredi 24 septembre. Attention: le
nombre de places est limite!

Le texte du resume doit nous etre envoye avant le 30 avril a
l'adresse suivante :

Departement d'etudes romanes de l'UCL,
Jean Klein ou Jean-Marie Pierret,
College Erasme, 1 place Blaise Pascal
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

Une reponse vous sera envoyee avant le 31 mai; elle contiendra le
programme definitif et divers renseignements pratiques (liste
d'hotels, indication d'itineraires...).

Pour tout renseignement complementaire, vous pouvez vous adresser:
- -- a Jean Klein ou a Jean-Marie Pierret (UCL, 1 place Blaise
Pascal, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve), email:
- -- ou a Beatrice Lamiroy (KU Leuven, Departement de linguistique,
Blijde Inkomstraat 21, B-3000 Leuven), email:

SALT Club Workshop: Evaluation in Speech and Language Technology (2.CFP)

Date: 17.-18. June 1997
Place: Sheffield, UK
Submission: 15. May 1997

2nd Call for Abstracts
Registration Information

Speech and Language Technology (SALT) Club Workshop


June 17-18, 1997
Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Sponsored by
Department of Trade and Industry
Institute for Language Speech and Hearing (ILASH)
Department of Computer Science
University of Sheffield

Evaluation is now an issue no speech and language researcher can afford to
ignore. The new empiricism in speech and language research, occasioned by the
massive increase in on-line corpora, together with the need for well
understood system performance characteristics implicit in the very concept of
language engineering, have pushed the topic of evaluation onto the agendas of
most researchers. Current evaluation metrics may be incomplete, simplifying,
distorting, or just plain irritating, but they are here to stay and our best
option is to make them better. This workshop aims to bring together
researchers in speech and language with an interest in evaluation in order to
reflect on their experiences with evaluation to date and to discuss how to
improve metrics and how to introduce metrics into areas where they have not
yet evolved.

Abstracts of up to 500 words describing proposed presentations are invited on
topics including (but not limited to):
* the role, significance, and limitations of evaluation in speech and
language research
* critical analysis of existing evaluation regimes or metrics
* discussion or presentation of the EU-sponsored EAGLES proposals on
evaluation and standardisation
* how to foster small-scale, low overhead evaluation (e.g. in the
the upcoming EPSRC-sponsored Speech and Language programme)
* proposals for new evaluation regimes or metrics for language systems
that carry out tasks such as:
- speech recognition
- information extraction
- information retrieval
- machine translation
- natural language generation
- speech synthesis
- spoken language understanding
- topic spotting in spoken language
or for component technologies used in these systems, such as:
- tagging
- parsing
- coreference
- proper name recognition and classification in text
- discourse segmentation
* results of evaluation studies carried out on speech or language
systems or component technologies
* tools for evaluation -- scorers, visualisation tools, markup tools
* data provision for evaluation -- proposals for corpus markup

In the tradition of relatively informal SALT workshops, authors of accepted
abstracts will be invited to give a presentation of roughly 30 minutes.
Abstracts, or complete papers, should authors choose to submit them (length
limit 3500 words), will be published in an informal workshop proceedings.
Abstracts will be reviewed by a local programme committee consisting of:
Dr. R. Gaizauskas (chair)
Prof. Y. Wilks
Dr. S. Renals
Dr. P. Green

Abstracts due: May 1
Notification to authors: May 15
Camera-ready: June 1
Early registration deadline: May 15

For review abstracts should be submitted in ASCII, postscript, or LaTeX
(single, self-contained file only, please). Final abstracts/papers
should be in LaTeX -- authors of accepted presentations will be given
more detailed instructions on formatting later.

Registration and accomodation details will follow shortly.

Further information may be obtained by contacting:

Dr. Robert Gaizauskas
SALT Steering Committee

phone: +44 (0)114 222 1827
fax: +44 (0)114 222 1810/278 0972

University of Sheffield
Department of Computer Science
Regent Court, 211 Portobello Street
Sheffield S1 4DP, U.K.




The venue for registration and the workshop is:

Halifax Hall of Residence,
Endcliffe Vale Road,
S10 5DF, U.K.

The University of Sheffield's Halls of Residence are situated on the western
side of the city in a leafy residential area described by John Betjeman as
``the prettiest suburb in England''. Halifax Hall is centred on a local
Steel Baron's house, dating back to 1830 and set in extensive grounds. It
was acquired by the University in 1830 and converted into a Hall of
Residence for women with the addition of a new wing.

Halifax Hall is one mile from Sheffield's city centre, and is easily reached
from Sheffield Station by bus or taxi, and from Manchester International
Airport and train to Sheffield. The # 50 bus from the station will drop
you off at the Botanical Gardens but we recommend taking a taxi for around
3.50 pounds if you have heavy cases.


Single en-suite room accommodation has been reserved for conference delegates
in Halifax Hall.


There is ample free parking for approx. 50 cars in the vicinity of Halifax



ADDRESS (for registrations)

Gill Wells,
Research Co-ordinator
Department of Computer Science,
Regent Court,
211 Portobello Street,
S1 4DP

Fax: +44 (0) 114-278-0972
Phone: +44 (0) 114-22 21819


Payment should be made by cheque or money order payable to `University
Sheffield' , drawn in pounds sterling on a British clearing bank. Payment
should be sent together with the Registration Form to the above address.


Confirmation of booking and a map with travel details will be
sent on receipt of this application form.


The University of Sheffield and the Conference Organisers accept no
responsibility for injury to persons attending the Conference, nor
for loss of or damage to their property. The Conference Organisers
reserve the right to change the details given in this document without notice.


SALT Workshop on Evaluation in Speech and Language Technology

Registration Form


Registration Details

Early registration (before Friday 16 May): £50.00
Late registration £ 70.00

Total: _____

Registration includes attendance, meals, proceedings and refreshments


Bed and Breakfast (ensuite bathroom) is available at £33.55 per night (inc.
VAT). Please specify in the table below which night(s) you wish to stay.
Accommodation will be available on Monday 16 June (the night preceding the
Workshop) and Tuesday 17 June.. Please note that there will be NO
accommodation available after the workshop closes.

Bed & Breakfast:
16 June: _____ (33.55)

17 June: _____ (33.55)

Total _____

For special dietary considerations please contact Gill Wells
( giving full details of your requirements.

Personal Details

Name: ________________

Address: _______________



Phone: ________________

Fax: ________________

Email: ________________

WWW: ________________

I enclose a cheque or money order drawn in pounds sterling on a British
clearing bank for ______ pounds, payable to the University of Sheffield.

Signed: ___________________

Date: ___________________

CP97, 3.Int.Conf. on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming

Date: 29. October - 1. November 1997
Place: Schloss Hagenberg, Austria
Submission: 15. May 1997

Third International Conference on Principles and Practice of

Constraint Programming (CP97)

Schloss Hagenberg, Austria, October 29 - November 1, 1997

Scope of the Conference

Constraints have emerged as the basis of a representational and
computational paradigm that draws from many disciplines and can
be brought to bear on many problem domains. The conference is
concerned with all aspects of computing with constraints including:
algorithms, applications, environments, languages, models,

Contributions are welcome from any discipline concerned with
constraints, including: artificial intelligence, combinatorial
algorithms, computational logic, concurrent computation,
databases, discrete mathematics, operations research,
programming languages, symbolic computation.

Contributions are welcome from any domain employing constraints,
including: computational linguistics, configuration, decision support,
design, diagnosis, graphics, hardware verification, molecular
biology, planning, program analysis, qualitative reasoning,
real-time systems, resource allocation, robotics, scheduling,
software engineering, temporal reasoning, type inference, vision,
visualization, user interfaces.

Papers are especially welcome that bridge disciplines or combine
theory and practice.

Conference Venue

CP97 will take place at Schloss Hagenberg, a medieval, renovated
castle close to Linz, Austria, known as the site of the Research
Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC).

Paper Submissions

The submission deadline is April 15, 1997. Submission is by email
(up to exceptions) according to the paper submission guidelines,
which are accessible via the CP97 web site

Decisions on acceptance will be sent by June 15, 1997. Some
submissions not accepted as papers may be offered presentation
as posters, with an extended abstract (2 pages) in the


The proceedings will be published in the Springer LNCS series.
Camera-ready copy will be due by July 15, 1996. The publication
must not duplicate an earlier conference publication. Papers and
posters must be presented at the conference by one of the authors.
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit revisions to a
special issue of the CONSTRAINTS journal devoted to the

Call for Tutorials

Several tutorials will be held during the conference. Proposals for
two-hour tutorials should be sent to the Program Chair until May
15, 1997.

Call for Workshop Proposals

There will be workshops on the last day of the conference.
Proposals for one-day or half-day workshops should be sent to
the Workshop Chair as soon as possible but no later than May 15,

Exhibition and Sponsors

Companies, publishers, agencies or organizations interested in
exhibition space, or in becoming conference sponsors, should
contact the Conference Chair. Researchers interested in providing
computer demonstrations should contact the Program Chair.

Conference Organization

Conference Chair:
Bruno Buchberger (RISC)

Program Chair:
Gert Smolka (DFKI and Universitaet des Saarlandes)

Program Committee:
Franz Baader (RWTH Aachen)
Frederic Benhamou (University of Orleans)
Alex Brodsky (George Mason University)
Yves Caseau (Bouygues)
Hoon Hong (RISC)
John Hooker (CMU)
Joxan Jaffar (National University of Singapore)
Claude Kirchner (INRIA Lorraine and CRIN)
Michael Maher (Griffith University)
Kim Marriott (Monash University)
Dave McAllester (AT&T Research)
Ken McAloon (Brooklyn College)
Bernhard Nebel (University of Freiburg)
Tobias Nipkow (TU Muenchen)
Martin Odersky (TU Karlsruhe and University of South Australia)
Catuscia Palamidessi (University of Genova)
Andreas Podelski (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Informatik)
Jean-Francois Puget (ILOG)
Francesca Rossi (University of Pisa)
Thomas Schiex (INRA)
Bart Selman (AT&T Research)
Gert Smolka (DFKI and Universitaet des Saarlandes)
Peter J. Stuckey (University of Melbourne)
Edward Tsang (University of Essex)
Peter van Beek (University of Alberta)
Mark Wallace (ICL/Imperial College)

Publicity and Workshop Chair:
Andreas Podelski (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Informatik)

Organizing Committee:
Alan Borning (University of Washington)
Alain Colmerauer (University of Marseille)
Eugene Freuder (University of New Hampshire)
Jean-Pierre Jouannaud (University of Paris Sud)
Jean-Louis Lassez (New Mexico Tech)
Ugo Montanari (University of Pisa)
Anil Nerode (Cornell University)
Vijay Saraswat (AT&T Research)
Pascal Van Hentenryck (Brown University)
Ralph Wachter (Office of Naval Research)

Important Dates

April 15, 1997: Paper submission deadline
May 15, 1997: Submission of tutorial and workshop proposals
June 15, 1997: Acceptance notification
July 15, 1996: Camera-ready copy due
October 29-31, 1997: Main program of the conference
November 1, 1997: Workshops

Further Information

Additional information will be posted, and will be available at the
CP97 web site:

IWPT'97, International Workshop on Parsing Technologies (2.CFP)

Date: 17.-20. September 1997
Place: MIT, Boston, USA
Submission: 25. May 1997



International Workshop on Parsing Technologies 1997

Workshop Organized by SIGPARSE (Special Interest Group on
Parsing Technologies)/ACL (Association of Computational

17-20 September 1997
Boston, MIT, USA

IWPT97 is the fifth workshop in a series of parsing
technologies workshops organized by ACL/SIGPARSE. This
series of workshops was initiated by Masaru Tomita in
1989. The first workshop (Pittsburgh & Hidden Valley)
was followed by workshops in Cancun (Mexico), Tilburg
& Durbuy (Netherlands/Belgium) and Prague & Karlovy Vary
(Czech Republic). IWPT97 will be held in and near Boston
on the East Coast of the USA.

Topics of interest for IWPT97
Theoretical and practical studies of parsing algorithms for
natural language sentences, texts, fragments, dialogues,
ill-formed sentences, speech input, multi-dimensional
(pictorial) language, and parsing issues arising or viewed
in a multimodal context.

Submitting Papers
Prospected authors are invited to send full papers to the
program chairman of IWPT'97. Papers must be in the format given
at the homepages (see below). Papers should not exceed 12 pages.
Electronic submissions in postscript form are preferred. Send
papers to:

Anton Nijholt
University of Twente
Department of Computer Science
PO Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

Deadline for paper submission : May 25, 1997
Notification of acceptance : June 25, 1997
Final papers due : July 25, 1997

In addition to the papers that will be accepted for full
length presentation, papers can be accepted for a poster
presentation (two pages in the proceedings).

Instruction for authors
An instruction for authors can be found at URL:
or can be obtained from the program chairman.

Information about IWPT97 can be found at URL
At this site you can also obtain information about previous
IWPTs, proceedings and SIGPARSE related activities.

General Chairman: Harry Bunt (Tilburg, Netherlands)
Local Chairman: Robert Berwick (Boston, USA)
Program Chairman: Anton Nijholt (Enschede, Netherlands)

Robert Berwick (MIT, USA)
Harry Bunt (ITK, Netherlands)
Bob Carpenter (CMU, USA)
Eva Hajicova (Charles University, Prague)
Mark Johnson (Brown University, USA)
Aravind Joshi (Universitary of Pennsylvania, USA)
Ronald Kaplan (Rank Xerox, Palo Alto, USA)
Martin Kay (Rank Xerox, Palo Alto, USA)
Bernard Lang (INRIA, Paris, France)
Alon Lavie (CMU, USA)
Makoto Nagao (Kyoto University, Japan)
Anton Nijholt (University of Twente, Netherlands)
Mark Steedman (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Masaru Tomita (Stanford University, USA)
K. Vijay-Shanker (University of Delaware, USA)
David Weir (University of Sussex, UK)
Mats Wiren (Telia Research, Sweden)
Kent Wittenburg (Bellcore, USA)

Sponsored by ACL/SIGPARSE
Association for Computational Linguistics
Special Interest Group on Parsing

Colloque International FRACTAL 97, Linguistique et Informatique : Theories et Outils pour le Traitement Automatique des Langues

Date: 10.-12. December 1997
Place: Franche-Comte, France
Submission: 31. May 1997

Ces informations sont disponibles à l'URL


FRAnche-Comte Traitement Automatique des Langues




Organisé par le
Centre de Recherches Lucien Tesnière - equipe T.A.L. (Université de Franche-Comté)
en collaboration avec
l'International Conference on the Cognitive Science of Natural Language Processing : CSNLP (Dublin City University)
et le
Laboratoire Informatique de Besancon (Université de Franche-Comté)
l'Observatoire de Linguistique Europeen
l'Université de Franche-Comté (Reseau Cluse)

du 10 au 12 decembre 1997
Le Centre Lucien Tesnière de l'Université de Franche-Comté organise trois journées de rencontres sur le thème "Linguistique et informatique : theories et outils pour le traitement automatique des langues". Il s'agira d'établir en quoi l'interdisciplinarité (la linguistique, d'une part, l'informatique, d'autre part) peut conduire à une meilleure description des langues pour des applications automatiques. Cette perspective sera abordée en traitant notamment des thèmes suivants :

¤ élaboration de bases de données linguistiques ;
¤ élaboration d'outils informatiques ;
¤ formalisation du lexique et de la syntaxe ;
¤ systèmes de documentation automatique ;
¤ systèmes d'enseignement assisté par ordinateur ;
¤ systèmes de traduction automatique ;
¤ systèmes de traduction assistée par ordinateur ;
¤ technologies vocales (synthèse, reconnaissance, identification du locuteur).

Les communications retenues pourront prendre la forme d'un exposé oral ou d'un poster. Les actes du colloque seront publiés dans la revue BULAG (Presses Universitaires Comtoises).

comité de programme :
Kristof BOGACKI, Université de Varsovie
Xavier BLANCO , Universitad Autonoma de Barcelona
Lynne BOWKER, Dublin City University
Pierre-André BUVET, Université de Franche-Comté
Sylviane CARDEY, Université de Franche-Comté
John COLEMAN, University of Oxford
Claude CONDÉ, Université de Franche-Comté
Peter GREENFIELD, Université de Franche-Comté
Francois GROSJEAN, Université de Neuchâtel
Gaston GROSS, Université Paris-XIII
Maurice GROSS, Université Paris-VII
Franz GUENTHNER, Université Ludwig-Maximilian de Munich
Amr IBRAHIM, Université de Franche-Comté
Stephen ISARD, University of Edinburgh
Brigitte KRENN, Université de Sarrebruck
Henri MADEC, Université de Franche-Comté
Colin MATHESON, University of Edinburgh
Igor MEL'CUK Université de Montréal
Henri MELONI, CNRS-Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse
Alex MONAGHAN, Dublin City University
Mario ROSSI, Université Aix-Marseille-I
Serge SANTI, Université de Franche-Comté
Max SILBERZTEIN Université Paris VII
Claude TRUCHOT, Université de Franche-Comté

Comité d'organisation :
Pierre-André BUVET, président
Sylviane CARDEY

Calendrier :
1. Resumé des communications (200 mots) avant le 31 mai 1997
2. Accord pour les communications : 30 juin 1997
Envoi du programme provisoire du colloque
3. Date limite d'envoi pour les articles : 30 octobre 1997
4. Colloque du 10 au 12 décembre 1997

Contact :
courrier électronique :
télephone : (+33) 03 81 66 53 94
télécopie :(+33) 81 66 53 00
adresse : FRACTAL, Centre de recherche en linguistique Lucien Tesnière, Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines, 30 rue Mégevand 25030 Besançon Cedex, France

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e-mail :

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DGfS/CL 97; Computational Linguistics Conference (CFP)

Date: 8.-10. October 1997
Place: Heidelberg, Germany
Submission: 31. May 1997

DGfS/CL 97

6. Bi-annual Conference of the Sektion Computerlinguistik
der Deutschen Gesellschaft fuer Sprachwissenschaft
(Special Interest Group in Computational Linguistics
of the German Linguistic Society)

Applied Computational Linguistics

The Special Interest Group in Computational Linguistics (Sektion
Computerlinguistik) of the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer
Sprachwissenschaft announces its 6. Bi-annual Conference, which will
take place at IBM Germany's Institute for Logic and Linguistics in
Heidelberg from 8.10.97 to 10.10.97.

The Sektion Computerlinguistik invites all kind of original research
reports in German and English which relate to the theme of the 6.
Bi-annual Conference, Applied Computational Linguistics. Reseach
reports which do only relate marginally to the title of the conference
but which are of general interest can also be submitted. Papers no
longer than 6 pages should be submitted in three copies to the head of
the program committee, Tibor Kiss, not later than 31.05.97.
Electronic submission of papers are strongly encouraged. Accepted
formats are: Microsoft Word 6.0/7.0 doc and rtf, Postscript.

Program Committee:
Hans-Ulrich Block (Siemens AG)
Martin Hoelter (Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum)
Tibor Kiss (IBM Deutschland) (Head)
Ralf Meyer-Klabunde (Universitaet Heidelberg)
John Nerbonne (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
Hermann Ney (RWTH Aachen)
Manfred Pinkal (Universitaet des Saarlandes)
Claus-Rainer Rollinger (Universitaet Osnabrueck)

Deadlines and other dates:
Deadline for submission: 31.5.1997
Notification of Acceptance: 14.7.1997
Conference Date: 8.-10.10.1997

PD Dr. Tibor Kiss
IBM Deutschland Informationssysteme GmbH
Institut fuer Logik und Linguistik
Vangerowstr. 18
69115 Heidelberg

We would appreciate your registration to the conference not later than
15.08.97. Further information will be provided soon under:

ROCLING 1997 International Conference (CFP)

Date: 22.-24. August 1997
Place: Taipei, Taiwan
Submission: 16. June 1997

ROCLING 1997 International Conference
Research on Computational Linguistics
Aug. 22-24, 1997

Rocling homepage:


ROCLING X (1997) International Conference
Research on Computational Linguistics
Call for Papers

Time: August 22-24, 1997
Location: Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

Topics of Interest: All areas of Computational Linguistics and Natural
Language Processing including, but not limited to: natural language
understanding, machine translation, parsing, spoken language
processing, corpus linguistics, language-based information retrieval,
text processing, electronic lexicon and lexical semantics, speech

Official Conference Language: English
Additional Conference Language: Chinese (Mandarin)

Invited Speakers
Janet D. Fodor, Cuny, President Of The Linguistic Society Of America (1997)
Setting Parameters: Triggering And Mis-Triggering

Beth Levin, Northwestern University
Encoding Events Across Languages

Ovid T.L. Tzeng, Yang Ming University, Member Of Academia Sinica
Opposing Effects Of Word And Character Frequency In The Processing Of Chinese Text

Beth Levin, Northwestern University
The Lexical Semantics Of Verbs

Richard Sproat, Bell Labs
Finite-State Methods In Morphology, Text Analysis And The Analysis Of Writing Systems


Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: June 16, 1997
Notification of Acceptance: July 9, 1997
Final Version of Paper Due: July 28, 1997

Best Student Paper Award:
This year, a student paper will be selected and given the
"Best Student Paper" award and the student another will be given a
US$300 financial award, a waiver of the registration fee, a free
banquet ticket, and a free copy of the conference proceedings. In
addition, there papers will be selected and given an "Honorable
Mention" award and each student author will have their registration
fee waived.

Submission Deadline: June 16, 1997 (Monday)
Notification of Acceptance: July 9, 1997 (Wednesday)
Final Version of Paper Due: July 28, 1997 (Monday)

Earlybird special raffle:

Early registraters(before July 28, 1997) have a chance to win one
of fifty Pocket Electronic Dictionary(Chinese-English/English- Chinese)
/Personal Organizer (market value$75) in addition to reduced fee.

ESSLLI'97 Workshop "Generalized Quantifiers and Computation" (CFP)

Date: 11.-22. August 1997
Place: Aix-en-Provence, France
Submission: 15. June 1997

ESSLLI'97 WORKSHOP August 11-22, 1997


Jouko Vaananen, University of Helsinki, Finland


The purpose of the workshop is to bring
together experienced researchers and students in the
areas of generalized quantifiers in finite model theory on
one hand, and regular languages and circuit complexity
on the other hand.

New deadline: June 15th, 1997

Ph.D. student papers are invited for submission to this workshop of the
European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
These papers, after evaluation and selection, will be presented
in the five session during the first week of the
summer school. The student session will give students the
opportunity to present their work in progress and get valuable feedback
from senior researchers and fellow-students.

Presentations will last 30 minutes (including 10 minutes of discussion).
If time permits, longer presentations will be scheduled.

Student authors should submit a two-page abstract with name
and address included. Electronic submissions are highly encouraged and
should be sent to Kerkko Luosto (,
fax +358-9-1912-3213).

New abstract deadline: June 15th, 1997
Authors notifications : June 20th, 1997

The list of speakers will include:
Georg Gottlob
Lauri Hella
Christian Michaux
Iain Stewart
Heribert Vollmer

Second Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation (1.CFP)

Date: 16.-21. September 1997
Place: Tbilisi, Georgi
Submission: 15. June 1997


Tbilisi, Georgia
September 16-21, 1997

The Georgian Centre for Language and Speech, based at Tbilisi
State University will host the SECOND TBILISI SYMPOSIUM on Language,
Logic and Computation as a means to foster the communication between
researchers in Georgia and the international research community.

The Symposium will welcome papers on current research in all aspects
of Logic, Language and Computation, including but not limited to:

Natural language semantics/pragmatics
Natural Language Processing
Logic in AI and natural language
Natural language and logic programming
Automated reasoning
Natural language and databases
Information retrievel from text
Natural language and Internet

Ju. Apresjan (Moscow), J. McCawley (Chicago),
Yu. Ershov (Novosibirsk), P. Gardenfors (Lund),
J. Gippert (Frankfurt a/M), D. de Jongh (Amsterdam),
R. Kowalski (London), A. Voronkov (Uppsala).

Co-chairs: R. Cooper (Gothenburg), T. Gamkrelidze (Tbilisi).

A. Anisimov (Kiev), J. Antidze (Tbilisi),
G. Erbach (Saarbrucken), J. Ginzburg (Yerusalem),
S. Jablonski (Moscow), N. Leontjeva (Moscow),
I. Melchuk (Montreal), M. Ratsa (Kishinev).
E. Vallduvi (Barcelona).


Abstracts not exceeding 3 pages should be submitted electronically
ready to print (ASCII or LATEX files) and must include full postal and
e-mail addresses and fax/phone numbers of the author and a
specification of the research area. Abstracts should be submitted to
the following e-mail address:

The publication of Proceedings is supposed.

Submission deadline: 15 June, 1997
Notification of acceptance: 30 July, 1997.

More information is available from <> and via

http: //


I. van Loon (chair, Amsterdam), H. Melin (Stockholm),
M. Butskhrikidze (Budapest),

T. Khurodze (chair), N. Amiridze, J. Antidze, R. Asatiani,
N. Chanishvili, G. Chikoidze, L. Chkhaidze, K. Pkhakadze,
N. Javashvili, T. Kutsia, Kh. Rukhaia, G. Sharashidze,
E. Soselia, M. Tadashvili, E.Tavadze.

Participants fees - 180 ECU (not obligatory for researchers from C&EE
including NIS).

Tbilisi - capital of Georgia - has more than 1 million habitants. It
is situated some 100-150 km to the South of main Caucasus ridge, in
the beautiful valley of river Mtkvari, surrounded by the green slopes
of the Caucasus spurs. The city has a long (1500 year) history and
naturally abounds in historical and cultural memorials. Georgia is
famous for its high quality wines, exquisite kitchen and cordial

The main site of the Symposium, Tbilisi State University, is the chief
centre of education in the country, and counts several outstanding
scholars in science, art and politics among its graduates during the
last century.

Information on registration and accommodation will appear in the
future announcements.

For more information contact:

George Chikoidze
Dept. of Language Modelling
Inst. of Control Systems
Georgian Academy of Sciences
34, K. Gamsakhurdia
380060 Tbilisi
Phone: +9 9532 382136

NELS 28, Conference of the North Eastern Linguistic Society (CFP)

Date: 24.-26. October 1997
Place: Toronto, Canada
Submission: 9. July 1997

Conference of the North Eastern Linguistic Society
University of Toronto, Toronto ON CANADA

October 24-26, 1997


Abstracts are invited for twenty-minute papers on any aspect of
theoretical linguistics. Abstracts should be anonymous and typed
single-spaced in 12-point font on no more than one 8" by 11" page with
one-inch margins. References, but no examples, may be included on a
second page. For the sake of the reviewers, the guidelines will be
strictly enforced. At most one individual and one joint abstract per
person will be considered.


Submissions should include:
-10 anonymous copies of an abstract;
-1 copy stating the name of the author(s) and affiliation(s), for
inclusion in the NELS booklet, if accepted;
-a typed 3" X 5" index card bearing the title of the paper and the
authors' names, affiliations, phone numbers, snail mail, and email

Please indicate whether you would like e-mail acknowledgment of receipt.
Abstracts received afer the deadline will not be considered. We will
accept no fax or email submissions. Accepted presenters will be notified
in late August.


Abstract Committee/ NELS 28
Department of Linguistics
University of Toronto
130 St. George St.
Toronto, ON
M5S 3H1 Canada

Pre-registration fees: $35 ($25US) for students; $45 ($35US) others.
Deadline for pre-registration is September 29, 1997.
On-site registration fees: $45 ($35US) for students; $60 ($45US) others.

For more information, contact:

or visit our upcoming web site at:

LASSO XXVI, 26th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest (CFP)

Date: 3.-5. October 1997
Place: Los Angeles, USA
Submission: 15. June 1997


26th Annual Meeting of the
Linguistic Association of the Southwest

October 3-5, 1997
University of California-Los Angeles

Invited Speakers: Ofelia Zepeda (University of Arizona)
Kenneth Hale (MIT)

Proposals for papers in any area of linguistics will be
considered. For the 1997 meeting in Los Angeles, submissions
regarding minority languages are particular-ly encouraged. We
also especially solicit graduate student papers, which may be
submitted following the meeting for consideration for the Helmut
Esau Prize, a $250 cash award made annually by LASSO.

Presentation time for papers will be limited to twenty minutes
plus ten minutes for discussion.

notification of acceptance of papers will be sent out by August
1, 1997. Only one abstract as single author and a second as co-author
will be accepted from any individual.

Abstracts must be no longer than one page (c. 250 words) and
should summarize the main points of the paper and explain
relevant aspects of the data, method-ology, and argumentation
employed. Abstracts of accepted papers will be published exactly
as received in a booklet for distribution at the meeting. At the
beginning of your abstract place the paper title, and at the end
of the abstract (or on a separate page) repeat the title along
with your name, affiliation, mailing address, telephone number,
and e-mail address.

It is preferred that abstracts be submitted by e-mail to:

In the absence of e-mail, or if your abstract contains any
special symbols, send one hard copy of the abstract (preferably
with a diskette, labeled for operating system and word processing
program) to:
Robert D. King
Department of Linguistics
University of Texas
Austin, TX 78746 USA
Tel. (512 ) 471-1701

LASSO presenters are encouraged to submit their polished papers
to be considered for publication in the *Southwest Journal of

Presentation of papers at the LASSO annual meetings is a
privilege of membership in LASSO; 1997 dues must be paid by June
15 in order for your abstract to be considered. Annual membership
dues for individuals are US$15.00 (or US$7.50 for students,
retired persons, and those not employed). To pay dues or for
additional information, contact LASSO Executive Director:

Garland D. Bills
Department of Linguistics
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1196 USA
Tel.: 505-277-7416
Fax: 505-277-6355

AMLaP-97, Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (CFP)

Date: 11.-13. September 1997
Place: Edinburgh, Scotland
Submission: 20. June 1997

AMLaP-97 Conference

First Call for Paper/Poster Abstracts
Call for Participation

11-13 SEPTEMBER 1997

Sponsored by:



We are calling for submissions for the 3rd Conference on Architectures
and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP-97), which will be held
in Edinburgh, from the afternoon of Thursday, September 11 until
Saturday, September 13, 1997. The aim of this conference is to bring
psychological, computational and theoretical perspectives to the
cognitive architectures and mechanisms which underly any aspect of
human language processing. Submissions which integrate experimental
findings, formal and computational models of psychological processes
are especially encouraged.

Deadline for submissions is 20 June 1997. E-mail submissions (in
plain text) are greatly preferred. Please send a 400 word abstract to, or if necessary, by post to Matt Crocker,
AMLAP, Centre for Cognitive Science, University of Edinburgh, 2
Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9LW, or by fax to +44 131 650 4587.
Summaries of data and references can be additional to the main
abstract. Please indicate if you would rather give a 30 minute talk
or a poster presentation, or either.

Abstracts will be considered by the programme committee: Gerry
Altmann, Martin Corley, Barbara Hemforth, Gerard Kempen, Wayne Murray,
Suzanne Stevenson, Patrick Sturt and the Conference Chairs.
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 15 July. It is our
intention that selected contributions will be published either in the
special issue of a journal or as an edited book.

Conference Chairs:
Matt Crocker (HCRC, Edinburgh)
Martin Pickering (HCRC, Glasgow)

A updated call for papers, including a list of invited speakers, will
be issued within a few weeks, or you can keep an eye on:



The conference will be held at the Apex Hotel in the heart of
Edinburgh's Old Town. Registrations fees are shown below and include
attendance of the conference, lunch on the 12th and 13th, all coffee
breaks, and a copy of all abstracts being presented.

| by 15 Aug | after 15 Aug
- ----------------------------------
Regular: | 65.00 | 80.00
Student: | 35.00 | 50.00

To register, please send your payment (as outlined below), and a cover
letter stating that you wish to register for the AMLaP-97 conference,
and include your full name, affiliation, address, phone, fax, and
e-mail. Students must also include proof of student status. This
should be sent to:

Human Communication Research Centre
2 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh, EH8 9LW
United Kingdom


1. Cheques should be drawn on a British bank in pounds sterling, and
made payable to "The University of Edinburgh".

2. Direct Transfers should be sent to:

Edinburgh University Account - 00919680
Bank of Scotland
32a Chambers Street
Sort Code 80-02-24

Transfers must mention Amlap A/c 265000 G40183

3 We are able to accept payment from a variety of credit cards (Visa,
Mastercard, Switch, and Delta). Payments made by credit card will
incur an additional charge of 2% of the total amount due. If you
wish to pay by credit card please complete the following form, and
send it to us by post (we need a real signature):

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Address to which the card is registered:

Card type: (Visa, MC, Switch, Delta):

Card number:

Valid from: Expiry date:

Amount due:
Administration charge (2%):

Total amount to be charged to card:



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1 Accommodation is available at the Apex Hotel, the conference
venue. This is one of Edinburgh's top hotels, and we have
arranged a special conference rate of #55 single/per night, #60
double/per night, B&B. To book a room contact the hotel directly,
and mention the AMLaP conference:

The Apex Hotel
31-35 Grassmarket
Edinburgh, EH1 2HS

Phone: +44 131 300 3456
Fax: +44 131 220 5345

2 Finally, there are numerous B&Bs in Edinburgh, for those seeking less
expensive accommodation. Please check the web page first for
details if possible.

A further call for participation and announcement of the programme
will appear in a subsequent announcement.

NLPRS'97, Natural Language Processing Pacific Rim Symposium 1997 (CFP)

Date: 2.-4. December 1997
Place: Phuket, Thailand
Submission: 30. June 1997

***** NLPRS'97 CALL FOR PAPERS *****

---submission deadline: JUNE 30, 1997---

Natural Language Processing Pacific Rim Symposium 1997 (NLPRS'97)
(Incorporating SNLP'97)
Cape Panwa Hotel, Phuket, Thailand

December 2-4, 1997


Natural Language Processing Pacific Rim Symposium (NLPRS), first
held in Singapore in November 1991 and subsequently in Fukuoka Japan,
December 1993; and in Seoul Korea, December 1995, aims to be the premier
Natural Language Processing (NLP) conference in the Pacific Rim region.
Its purpose is to promote high-quality research in NLP and to provide an
international forum for researchers and practioners to exchange ideas and
experiences on the development and applications of NLP systems. NLPRS'97
will incorporate Symposium on Natural Language Processing 1997 (SNLP'97),
an biannual international conference hosted by Thai universities.
Full papers, research-in-progress papers, and proposals for panels
or other activities pertaining to the conference are invited. Suggested
topics include, but are not limited to:

Corpus Dialogue Disambiguation & Resolution
Generation Information Retrieval
Interface & Multimedia Lexicon
Local Language Processing and Applications
Machine Translation Multilingual Information Processing
NLP Product Development Parsing
Semantics Speech Processing Understanding

NLPRS'97 and SNLP'97 will be held at Cape Panwa Hotel, Phuket, Thailand.
Phuket Island is a well-known resort in the southern part of
Thailand. It has an international airport and a number of direct flights from
various parts of the world.

Submission Deadline: June 30, 1997
Notification of Acceptance: August 31, 1997
Camera-Ready Copy: September 30, 1997

Papers should be original, unpublished, not more than 25 double-
spaced pages including a separate title page with each author's name,
title, affiliation, complete mailing address, email address, and
telephone and fax numbers.
Panel and other proposals should include the names and affiliations
of the individuals who have agreed to participate and a 1-2 page summary
of the topic, including a description of how the session will be structured.
These may be submitted early for feedback and assistance from the program
Research in progress submissions should be no longer than 2000
words in length.
All full papers received by the submission deadline will be
refereed by at least two reviewers. All papers presented at NLPRS'97
and SNLP'97 will be included in the Conference Proceedings.

Four hard-copies of all submissions should be sent to

Linguistics and Knowledge Science Laboratory
National Electronics and Computer Technology Center
National Science and Technology Development Agency
73/1 Rama VI Rd., Rajtawe, Bangkok 10400.,

We regret that we could not accept electronic submissions for now.


* Asian Institute of Technology
* Kasetsart University
* National Electronics and Computer Technology Center
* SIG-KLC of Korean Information Science Society (pending)
* The Association for Natural Language Processing
* SIG-NLP of Information Processing Society of Japan
* Telecom Asia (pending)


General Chair:
Thajchayapong, Pairash
King Mongkut Institute of Technology, Lardkrabang
and National Electronics and Computer Technology Center

Organizing Committee:
Wuwongse, Vilas
Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Meknavin, Surapan
National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand

Program Committee:
Chair: Tsujii, Jun'ichi (University of Tokyo, UMIST)
Kawtrakul, Asanee (Kasetsart University)
Niwa, Yoshiki (ARL, Hitachi, Ltd.)

Ananiadou, Sofia (Manchester Metropolitan University/UMIST)
Chen, Keh-Jiann (Academia Sinica)
Choi, Key-Sun (KAIST)
Dale, Robert (Microsoft Research Institute)
Estival, Dominique (University of Melbourne)
Fass, Dan (Simon Fraser University)
Furuse, Osamu (ATR)
Guo, Jin (National University of Singapore)
Hoonchamlong, Yuphaphann (Thammasat University)
Hovy, Eduard (USC Information Sciences Institute)
Huang, Changning (Tsinghua University)
Huang, Chu-Ren (Academia Sinica)
Isabelle, Pierre (Centre for Information Technology Innovation)
Isahara, Hitoshi (Communications Research Laboratory, MPT)
Joshi, Aravind (University of Pennsylvania)
Kurohashi, Sadao (Kyoto University)
Kwon, Hyuk-Chul (Pusan National University)
Lee, Jong-Hyeok (Pohang Univ. of Science & Technology)
Lua, Kim-Teng (National University of Singapore)
Luksaneeyanawin, Sudaporn (Chulalongkorn University)
Myaeng, Sung H. (Chungnam National University)
Nakagawa, Hiroshi (Yokohama National University)
Nishino, Fumihito (Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.)
Peters, Stanley (Stanford University)
Popowich, Fred (Simon Fraser University)
Rim, Hae-Chang (Korea University)
Rivepiboon, Wanchai (Chulalongkorn University)
Sangal, Rajeev (University of Hyderabad)
Seo, Jungyun (Sogang University)
Su, Keh-Yih (National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan)
T'sou, Benjamin K. (City University of Hong Kong)
Takeda, Koichi (Tokyo Research Laboratory, IBM Research)
Tokunaga, Takenobu (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Utsuro, Takehito (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
Wang, Yong Cheng (Shanghai JiaoTong University)
Yao, Tian-Shun (Northeastern University)
Yasukawa, Hideki (Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd.)
Yoshimura, Kenji (Fukuoka University)
Yu, Shiwen (Peking University)
Yusoff, Zaharin (School of Computer Science and UTMK, USM)
Yusuf, Hammam Riza (BPP Teknologi)

Local Arrangements:
National Electronics and Computer Technology Center

WWW Facilities:
National Electronics and Computer Technology Center




CONSOLE 6, Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe (CFP)

Date: 15.-17. December 1997
Place: Lisboa, Portugal
Submission: 1. August 1997

CONSOLE 6 - Call for Papers

The sixth meeting of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe
(ConSOLE) will be held at the University of Lisbon from 15 until 17

SOLE aims at providing students of Generative Linguistics with a
possibility of gaining international experience and a publication
forum of their own. Furthermore SOLE strives at enhancing contacts
and cooperation between students of Generative Linguistics in Europe
and around the world.

Papers are solicited in the field of generative linguistics, more
specifically in, but not limited to, phonology, morphology, semantics,
sign language, language acquisition and syntax. Please send 4
anonymous (plus one with your name, affiliation, address and e-mail
address) copies of an abstract of maximally two pages, including
references, diagrams and examples using at least a 10-point font to:

(a\c Ines Duarte)
Departmento de Linguistica Geral e Romanica
Faculdade de Letras
Universidade de Lisboa
Cidade Universitaria
1699 Lisboa Codex

The deadline for submission is 1 August, 1997. Abstracts received after
August the 1st will not be considered.
Abstracts can only be submitted by regular mail.

The following people will be happy to answer any questions you may
have at the fax number and e-mail address below:

Local Organizers: SOLE board:
Ines Duarte Joao Costa
Isabel Hub Faria Rob Goedemans
Maria Joao Freitas Ruben van de Vijver
Anabela Goncalves Tina Cambier
Madalena Colac,o

The Eleventh Amsterdam Colloquium (CFP)

Date: 17.-20. December 1997
Place: Amsterdam,
Submission: 1. September 1997

December 17 -- 20, 1997

The Eleventh Amsterdam Colloquium is planned from Wednesday 17
until Saturday 20 December 1997, at the University of Amsterdam.
The Amsterdam Colloquia aim at bringing together logicians,
philosophers, linguists and computer scientists who share an
interest in semantics.

*The Eleventh Installment*

The program of the Eleventh Amsterdam Colloquium will include
four invited lectures by renowned experts in the field, as well
as about 50 talks selected by an international program
committee. The spectrum of topics covered may range from
descriptive (semantic analyses of all kinds of expressions) to
theoretical (logical and computational properties of semantic
theories, philosophical foundations). Furthermore two (plenary)
workshops are planned: one on "Games in Logic" and one on "The
Semantics of Topic and Focus in Discourse".

*Submission of abstracts*

The Colloquium has room for about 50 contributed talks of
approximately 30 minutes. People who want to contribute a paper
are requested to send in *eight copies* of an *anonymous*
abstract of *two pages* (at most 1000 words). The abstract must
include a short, 10 line, *summary* clearly indicating subject
matter and conclusions. A *separate* leaflet should specify the
author's name, affiliation, postal address, e-mail address plus
the title of the contribution. Submission by e-mail is
possible, provided that the abstract, summary and personal
details are in ASCII.

The *deadline* for submission of abstracts is September 1, 1997.
Authors will be notified of acceptance by October 15. Extended
6 page abstracts, to be included in the proceedings, are due
November 15. The proceedings will be distributed at the

*Submission of abstracts for the Topic/Focus workshop*

We also invite submissions for the workshop on "The Semantics of
Topic and Focus in Discourse". There is room for six
contributions, which will be selected by a special program
committee. Submissions for this workshop should contain *six
copies* reporting on original work, they must be *anonymous*,
and they should be no more than *six pages* long. On the
*leaflet* specifying the author, affiliation, postal address,
e-mail and title of the contribution, it should clearly state
"Submission for the Topic/Focus Workshop".

*Multiple submissions*

People are allowed to send in multiple submissions, but at most
one will be selected for the regular program, and at most one
for the Topic and Focus workshop. (So, notice, that it is
possible, in principle, that one person acts both on the
regular program and in the workshop.)

*Important Dates*

-> 01-05-97 Call for papers
-> 01-09-97 Deadline for submissions
-> 15-10-97 Notification of acceptance
-> 15-11-97 Deadline for Proceedings
=> 17 -- 20 December 1997 Amsterdam Colloquium


The Amsterdam Colloquia are organized every two years under
the auspices of the Institute for Logic, Language and
Computation (ILLC), in which the Department of Philosophy, the
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and the
Department of Computational Linguistics of the University of
Amsterdam cooperate to stimulate and coordinate
interdisciplinary research.

The organizing committee of the Eleventh Amsterdam Colloquium
consists of Paul Dekker, Marjorie Pigge, Martin Stokhof, and
Yde Venema. For further information, contact:

Organizing Committee Eleventh Amsterdam Colloquium
ILLC/Department of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 15, 1012 CP Amsterdam, The Netherlands

tel:~+31 20 5254541
fax:~+31 20 5254503

The GLOW Colloquium (Extraordinary)

Date: 20.-22. January 1998
Place: Hyderabad, India
Submission: 15. September 1997

The GLOW Colloquium (Extraordinary) 1998

Hyderabad, India
January 20-22, 1998

Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages,
Hyderabad, India

Call for Papers

We are happy to announce that the GLOW organization has agreed to
a GLOW colloquium in Hyderabad (India), which will be the first
meeting of GLOW to be held in Asia. This is in response to a need
expressed by some Asian linguists for a geographically more
accessible GLOW. (The Hyderabad colloquium will be in addition to
the GLOW colloquium in Tilburg in the same year.)

The aim is to bring together current theoretical discussion in
Europe and America and language data and analysis sourced from
ongoing work in universities in the Asian region.

This extraordinary GLOW colloquium

* will follow the GLOW pattern of organization for the conference
programme, and its procedure for selection of abstracts

* will, as the first GLOW meeting in Asia, aim to focus generally
on Asian generative linguistics, but will not be further
restricted with respect to theme.

Invited Speakers: To be announced.

Abstract Submission

The colloquium will consist of approximately 20 talks of 45 minutes
each, followed by 15 minutes of discussion. Abstracts may not
exceed 2 pages with at least a 1 inch margin on all four sides and
should employ a font no smaller than 12 pt. They should be sent
anonymously in tenfold, accompanied by a camera-ready original with
the author's name, address and affiliation, to

GLOW Selection Committee
c/o. K A Jayaseelan
Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages
Hyderabad 500007, India
Phone: (91)(40) 701 8131 (Work)
(91)(40) 701 7512 (Home)
Fax: (91)(40) 701 8402

Submission by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: September 15, 1997


The GLOW Workshop

Verb Typology of African and Asian Languages

January 23, 1998

Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages
Hyderabad 500007, India


Three anonymous copies accompanied by a camera-ready original with
the author's name, address, and affiliation should be sent to

GLOW Workshop
c/o. K A Jayaseelan
Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages
Hyderabad 500007, India

Deadline for submission of abstracts: September 15, 1997

General Information


Speakers will be given accommodation and food in the guest houses
of CIEFL and neighbouring science Institutes, free of charge. Non-
speaker participants will be offered inexpensive University
accommodation and food on a first-come basis. We regret that we are
not in a position to offer even partial reimbursement for speakers'
travel, but hope that lower living expenses in Hyderabad will
partly make up for this. (Hyderabad can also provide hotel
accommodation of acceptable standard at very inexpensive rates
compared to Europe.)

The Venue

The Colloquium and the Workshop will be held in the main building
of the Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages

Hyderabad is on the tourist map of India, being an old city
(founded c. 1500 A.D). It has a distinctive Deccani muslim culture.
It is well-connected by air and rail to Bombay, Delhi and Madras,
and also to tourist resorts like Goa. The town has some good eating
places and a long tradition of excellent cuisine. The weather in
January is temperate (between 24 and 12 degrees C).


International air-fares are at their annual lowest during the
period beginning January 12th. Participants may be able to make a
further saving by booking tickets early.

The Hyderabad airport receives very few international flights; so
international travellers usually arrive at Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta
or Madras and change to a domestic airline. Make sure that you have
a confirmed ticket on the domestic sector.

"Pre-paid" taxis are available at the Hyderabad airport. (Ask for
'Arts College', a nearby landmark.)

Conference Fee

A conference fee of (Indian) Rs 750 or US$ 25 must be paid by bank
draft drawn in favour of GLOW Colloquium, CIEFL, Hyderabad. Payment
by credit cards cannot be accepted.

National Currency

The national currency is the (Indian) Rupee. The current exchange
rates are (approximately)

US$ 1 = Rs 36
Sterling = Rs 57
DM 1 = Rs 20
FF 1 = Rs 6


A tourist visa is recommended. We can send an official letter of
invitation for other types of visas (if required).

32nd Colloquium of Linguistics (CFP)

Date: 17.-19. September 1997
Place: Kassel, Germany
Submission: ?

32nd Colloquium of Linguistics

All Fields of Linguistics

September 17-19, 1997
University of Kassel

Call for Papers

We cordially invite you to participate in the 32nd Colloquium of
Linguistics, which will take place at the University of Kassel from
Wednesday, September 17 to Friday, September 19, 1997.

Continuing the tradition of the colloquium there will be no
restrictions regarding the choice of topics. The papers should
be given in German, English, or French, and should not exceed 20
minutes. Combined with an ensuing discussion of about 10 minutes
one lecture unit as a whole will cover 30 minutes. If the number
of papers offered is beyond the scope of the colloquium, the
programme committee reserves the right to choose the best papers
on the basis of the abstracts.

Conference Fee

The conference fee is DM 85,00. The sum includes
the registration fee and will, among other things, cover pre-conference
materials, tea and coffee, and the reception on Wednesday evening. It will
not, however, cover lunches and accommodation.

Social Programme

We are very happy to be in the position to offer you as a
supporting act a guided tour of the international art exhibition
documenta X, which is the most famous exhibition of contemporary
art. On Thursday, September 18, 1997 there will be the
opportunity to visit documenta X in a guided group (German or
English). The admission charge for this will be DM 30,00 per

Lecture in the plenum

A lecture in the plenum will be given by Prof. Dr. Peter Rolf
Lutzeier, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.


Please send the application form to the conference organiser.

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bei Abreise. The seperate form will be sent by snail mail. Payment
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LSRL 28, The XXVIII Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (CFP)

Date: 6.-19. April 1998
Place: Pennsylvania State University, USA
Submission: 28. November 1997

(LSRL 28)

April 16-19, 1998
The Pennsylvania State University

Plenary speakers:
Richard Kayne (City University of New York Graduate Center)
Donca Steriade (University of California, Los Angeles)
Karen Zagona (University of Washington)

Outreach lecture by Philip Baldi (Penn State)

Deadline for receipt of abstracts:
November 28, 1997

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks on any aspect of
Romance linguistics for the Twenty-Eighth Linguistic Symposium
on Romance Languages to be held April 16-19, 1998 at The
Pennsylvania State University.

Authors are asked to send ten (10) copies of an anonymous
abstract and one additional copy with the author's name and
affiliation. (The latter will be reproduced in the Meeting
Handbook if the paper is accepted for presentation.) Abstracts
should be no more than one page (letter size) in length with an
additional page for references only (please, no data on the
second page). All margins should be at least one inch wide, and
in at least 12-point type. Also include a typewritten 3'' x 5''
card with paper title, name of author(s), affiliation(s),
address, phone number, and e-mail address. To facilitate the
review process, please indicate the primary area of linguistics
addressed in the paper. Submissions are limited to a maximum of
one individual and one joint abstract per author.

E-mail submissions or faxed abstracts cannot be accepted.

Notification: No later than March 6, 1998.

Concurrent Workshop on Mathematical Linguistics on April 17, 1998:
Organized by Carlos Martin-Vide, GRLMC, Tarragona, Spain
(WML submission requirements will be posted at a later date on

All LSRL submissions should be sent to:

LSRL 28 Organizing Committee
Marc Authier, Barbara Bullock, & Lisa Reed
Department of French
The Pennsylvania State University
Room 325, Burrowes Building
University Park, PA 16802-6203

For further details concerning LSRL, please consult our Webpage at

Phone: (814) 863-2814

Upcoming Events

  1. TALN 97, Conference sur Le Traitment Automatique du Langage Naturel
  2. LFG97 Conference
  3. Workshop "Topics in Constraint-Based Natural Language Processing"
  4. ACL/EACL'97 Conference
  5. Workshop on Computational Environments for Grammar Development and Linguistic Engineering (ENVGRAM)
  6. EUROLAN'97 Summer School on Corpus Linguistics
  7. ELSNET's 5th European Summer School on Language and Speech Communication
  8. HPSG-97 Conference
  9. 9th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 97)
  10. Crash Courses for ESSLLI 97
  11. COLEX Summer School in Morphology

TALN 97, Conference sur Le Traitment Automatique du Langage Naturel

Date: 12.-13. June 1997
Place: Grenoble, France

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jeudi 12 et vendredi 13 juin 1997

Quatrième conférence annuelle sur
Le Traitement Automatique du Langage Naturel


La conférence annuelle "Le Traitement Automatique du Langage Naturel
(TALN'97)" propose à la fois la présentation de recherches dans ce domaine
ainsi que des tables rondes permettant de discuter de façon plus informelle
de problèmes spécifiques. Une session de démonstrations sera également

Les deux tables rondes auront pour thème :
. TALN et enseignement du français (Organisation : Paul Sabatier)
Participants : Keith Cameron, Thierry Chanier
Mylène Garrigues, Michael Zock

. Dialogue (Organisation : Anne Vilnat)
Participants : Jacques Moeschler, Jean-Marie Pierrel
Jacques Siroux, Cecile Balkanski

Deux conférenciers invités nous permettront de compléter ce panorama.
Il s'agit de :
. Aravind Joshi (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
"Complexity of Parts of Speech, Partial Parsing and Applications."
. Nicoletta Calzolari (Institute of Computational Linguistics, Pise)
"Lexical acquisition from corpora"

Programme préliminaire :


Marc Bertier, Geneviève Lallich-Boidin
Étiquetage grammatical : réflexions issues de notre participation à
l'évaluation GRACE

Philippe Boula de Mareüil
Application d'une grammaire en tronçons au parenthésage prosodique en
synthèse de la parole à partir du texte

Jean-Philippe Guilbaud, Christian Boitet
Comment rendre une morphologie robuste du français encore plus robuste en
traitant finement les mots inconnus avec les données disponibles

Alexandra Kinyon
Un algorithme d'analyse LR(0) pour les grammaires d'arbres adjoints

Alain Lecomte, Christian Retoré
Logique de ressources et réseaux syntaxiques

Alda Mari, Patrick Saint-Dizier
Générativité : au-delà d'une théorie des types

Salah Aït-Mokhtar
Du texte ASCII au texte lemmatisé : la présyntaxe en une seule étape

Serge Rosmorduc
Analyse à large courverture de textes dans une langue morte

Jacques Rouault, Maria-Caterina Manes-Gallo
Rôles sémantiques et schémas d'énoncés

Ismaïl Timimi, Jacques Rouault
La paraphrase comme relation d'équivalence dans l'analyse automatique du

Agnès Tutin
Codage des constructions à verbe support pour un lexique de TALN

Jean Véronis, Philippe Di Cristo, Fabienne Courtois, Benoît Lagrue
Du texte à la parole : génération stochastique de l'intonation

Pierre Zweigenbaum, Jacques Bouaud
Construction d'une représentation sémantique en Graphes Conceptuels à
partir d'une analyse LFG

Notes de projet avec démonstrations

Delphine Battisteli, Cyril Valliez
Éléments de conception d'un système d'interprétation automatique de textes
par des images

Etienne Blanc, Pierre Guillaume
Le générateur de systèmes de TAO ARIANE-G5 vu à travers son interface CASH

Patrice Bonhomme, Samuel Cruz-Lara, Jean Marie Pierrel & Laurent Romary
SILFIDE : Serveur Interactif pour la Langue Française, son Identité, sa
Diffusion et son Etude

E. Godbert, P. Mouret, R. Pasero
Utilisation du TALN dans un logiciel de rééducation pour des enfants autistes

Mathieu Lafourcade
Construction et services de dictionnaires n-lingues, exemple des projets Fe*

D. Memmi, N. Takahashi
Parsing Free Word Order Languages with Recurrent Nets: the Example of Japanese

Emmanuel Morin
Extraction de liens sémantiques entre termes dans des corpus de textes
techniques : application à l'hyponymie

Rochdi Oueslati
Une méthode d'exploration de corpus pour l'acquisition automatique de
relations syntaxiques

Cornelia Tschichold, Franck Bodmer, Etienne Cornu, François Grosjean,
Lysiane Grosjean, Natalie Kübler, Nicolas Léwy & Corinne Tschumi
Prototype d'un correcteur grammatical de l'anglais de francophones

Gilles Sérasset
Informatisation du dictionnaire explicatif et combinatoire


Accueil et Inscriptions
Le nombre de places étant limité, il est important de s'inscrire au plus
tôt. La période de juin étant assez chargée sur Grenoble, il est recommandé
de réserver son hôtel rapidement. Les réservations hôtelières doivent être
faites directement par les participants (une liste d'hôtels se trouve sur
le serveur Web de la conférence :, ou peut être
envoyée sur simple demande).

Le bulletin d'inscription (en fin de message) et le règlement des droits
d'inscription doivent être envoyés à :
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F-38041 Grenoble Cedex 9, FRANCE
Tél : 04 76 51 49 15
Fax : 04 76 44 66 75
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Accès - Depuis l'aéroport de Lyon-Satolas :
----- . Navette (1h30mn) vers Grenoble (arrêt gare SNCF)

- Depuis la gare, c'est à 50m : sortir côté principal, l'IUT est
derrière l'église Sacré Coeur que vous apercevez en face de vous.

- En voiture : suivre Grenoble Bastille (centre historique) puis
Gare SNCF. Il est parfois difficile de se garer près de l'IUT
(essayer le parking longue durée gratuit de la gare, c'est fléché
depuis la gare et c'est à environ 500m de l'IUT).









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Les droits d'inscription s'élèvent à 850 F. Ils comprennent les actes de la
conférence ainsi que les pauses cafés, les repas de midi ainsi qu'un dîner
le jeudi soir (Au Père Gras, sur la colline du Rabot, accès par le
téléphérique compris). Un tarif préférentiel est accordé aux étudiants
(joindre une photocopie de la carte).

Vous pouvez régler les frais d'inscription :
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(dans ce cas, inclure la TVA).
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- Autres : 850 F |_| TVA (20,6%) : 175,10 Total TTC : 1025,10 F

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courrier accompagné du règlement.

LFG97 Conference

Date: 19. June - 21. June 1997
Place: San Diego, USA

University of California, San Diego
June 19 -- 21, 1997


8:00-9:00 Registration

9:00-9:30 Mary Dalrymple (Xerox PARC) and Ronald Kaplan (Xerox PARC)
A set-based approach to feature resolution
9:30-10:00 Tibor Laczko (Lajos Kossuth University)
An Analysis of Hungarian -U Adjectives: The Case of Another
Morphologically Bound Predicate
10:00-10:30 Kersti Borjars (University of Manchester) and Nigel
Vincent (University of Manchester)
Double case and the "wimpishness" of morphology

10:30-11:00 BREAK

11:00-11:30 Nissim Francez (Technion-IIL and CWI) and Ian Pratt
(University of Manchester)
Deductive derivation of temporal prepositions meanings in
LFG's glue language approach
11:30-12:00 John Fry (Stanford University)
Polarity sensitivity and scope in `glue language' semantics
12:00-12:30 Josef van Genabith (Dublin City University) and Richard
Crouch (University of Nottingham)
On comparing dynamic and underspecified semantics for LFG

12:30-2:00 LUNCH

2:00-5:00 WORKSHOP: Discourse and Phrase Structure
Organizer/discussant: Maria Polinsky (UCSD)
Participants: Hye-Won Choi (USC), Knud Lambrecht (University
of Texas, Austin), Tracy Holloway King (Stanford University)


9:00-9:30 Miriam Butt (Universitaet Konstanz), Mary Dalrymple
(Xerox PARC), and Anette Frank (Rank Xerox, Grenoble)
The nature of argument structure
9:30-10:00 Julia Barron (University of Manchester)
LFG and the history of raising verbs
10:00-10:30 Adams Bodomo (The Norwegian University of Science and
A conceptual mapping theory for serial verbs

10:30-11:00 BREAK

11:00-11:30 Mark Johnson (Brown University)
F-structure constraints as resource dependencies
11:30-12:00 One-Soon (National Chengchi University)
The Lexical Mapping Theory and Mandarin resultative compounds
12:00-12:30 Xavier Briffault, K. Chibout, G. Sabah, J. Vapillon (LIMSI-CNRS)
A linguistic engineering framework for the conception,
management and exploitation of linguistic data based on LFG

12:30-2:00 LUNCH

2:00-5:00 WORKSHOP: Grammaticalization and Linguistic Theory
Organizer/discussant: Alice Harris (Vanderbilt University)
Participants: Nigel Vincent (University of Manchester),
Miriam Butt (Universitaet Konstanz), Farrell Ackerman,
Irina Nikolaeva (UCSD), Jack Hawkins (USC)

5:30-6:30 BREAK

5:30-6:30 POSTERS
5:30-5:40 Liina Pylkkanen (University of Pittsburgh)
The Linking of Event Structure and
Grammatical Functions in Finnish
5:40-5:50 Grammar Workshop Demos
5:50-6:00 Thierry Declerck (DFKI)
Investigation on the reusability of LFG-based grammar
6:00-6:30 general viewing and questions

7:00 PARTY: No-host cocktails and buffet dinner at Ida & Cecil Green Faculty Club


9:00-9:30 Helge Lodrup (University of Oslo)
Inalienables in Norwegian and Binding Theory
9:30-10:00 Cathryn Donohue (UCLA)
Chickasaw external possession: a lexical functional approach
10:00-10:30 Judith Berman (IMS, University of Stuttgart)
Empty categories in LFG

10:30-11:00 BREAK

11:00-11:30 Berthold Crysmann (Universitaet des Saarlandes)
Cliticization in European Portuguese using parallel
morpho-syntactic constraints
11:30-12:00 Lunella Mereu (Universita' degli Studi di Roma III)
For a lexical-functional representation of agreement
affixes and clitics
12:00-12:30 Louisa Sadler (University of Essex)
Welsh clitics, XP adjunction and the structure-function mapping

12:30-2:00 LUNCH

2:00-5:00 WORKSHOP: Morphology and Linguistic Theory
Organizer/discussant: Phil LeSourd (Indiana University)
Participants: Joan Bresnan (Stanford University), Rachel
Nordlinger (Stanford University), Andrew Spencer (University
of Essex), Amy Dahlstrom (University of Chicago)

Avery Andrews (Australia National University)
Predicate Combination in Nuclear Serial Verb Constructions

For Registration, Accommodations, and Transportation Information see:

For General Information on LFG see:

Information about LFG97 and UCSD

We hope that your travel to San Diego and UCSD will be easy and without
complications. Listed below is information about the campus, and
conference logistics. Please feel free to contact us if you have
any additional questions.

General Conference Information:

The sessions will be held at the International Relations and Pacific
Studies Complex (IRPS). There will be signs on campus for LFG97
directing you to this location. Conference times are as follows:
Registration 8:00AM - 9:00AM both Thursday (6/19) and Friday (6/20).
First talk to begin 9:00AM. A message board will be available at the
conference site for those who will not be staying on campus. For
all attendees, the Muir Conference Desk will handle messages for
the conference, that telephone number is (619) 534-1105.


Campus Housing - the campus housing is located on the Muir Campus
in Tenaya Hall. Located on Scholars Drive, South, just off
North Torrey Pines Rd.

Please note: for those arriving on Wednesday the 18th, the check-in
time for the dorms will be from 4:00PM until 10:00PM at the Muir
Conference Desk located on Muir Campus (look for blue Muir
Conference signs). For those arriving earlier than 4:00PM on
Wednesday, please contact either Yvonne or Farrell( or, so that we can try to make some
alternative arrangement.

If arriving on Thursday morning, check-in and registration will be
at the IRPS location. Have the shuttle or taxi driver deliver
you here. We will provide a secured room at the IRPS
location for your luggage, hold it for you until the lunch break,
and assist you in getting it to the Muir Conference Desk. A
message board will be available at the Muir Conference Desk for
those staying on campus.

Some dorm rooms are still available, so if you would like to reserve one
please do it soon.

Radisson Hotel - location and exit off of HWY 5, exit La Jolla Village

Transportation from Airport (Lindbergh Field):

For those staying at the Radisson Hotel, arriving by air or train,
please call for the FREE SHUTTLE once you have your luggage.
The Radisson Hotel telephone number is (619) 453-5500.

For those staying elsewhere, there are several shuttle services
that can take you to campus. Shuttle services charge per person,
while taxis charge per ride. Peerless Shuttle Service, telephone
number 554-1700, will charge $12.00 from the airport to campus.
Taxi cabs can be easliy picked up at the airport and the fare
is close to $28.00. If coming by shuttle or taxi on Thursday,
come to the IRPS location if arriving on Wednesday, have the
driver deliver you to the Muir Conference Center.

Local Road Travel:

The campus is located off Hwy 5 and La Jolla Village Drive and onto
North Torrey Pines Rd.

For those arriving by car, your first stop on campus should be the
Northview Information Booth, located off North Torrey Pines Rd.
to Northpoint Rd.. This will be the place to get a campus map
and purchase a permit for your vehicle.

If staying on-campus a permit will be provided when you check-in,
as part of your dorm costs.

Food notes:

Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks are scheduled for each
day of the conference. There will be coffee, tea, beverages
and light edibles. A no-host cocktail hour followed by a
buffet dinner at the Ida & Cecil Green Faculty Club will
be provided to all conference registrants starting at 7:00PM Friday

Clothing suggestions:

Dress is casual. The temparture will vary from 70 to 80 degrees F. in
the day to 50 to 60 degrees F., in the evening. We are located on
the coast, with morning and evening light cloud cover. The campus is
large and spread out, comfortable walking shoes are strongly
recommended. Also, sunscreen is recommended.

Web Site Information:

Travel and accomodation information is available on our web site: If you do not have accees to the web,
please email us with any questions and we will be happy to assist you.

Workshop "Topics in Constraint-Based Natural Language Processing"

Date: 30. June - 11. July 1997
Place: Groningen, The Netherlands


Topics in Constraint-Based Natural Language Processing


Suresh Manandhar, University of York
Gosse Bouma, Groningen University
Dale Gerdemann, Tuebingen University
Thilo Goetz, "
Gerald Penn, "
Guido Minnen, "
Shuly Wintner, "
Andreas Zahnert, " (tentative)


Gosse Bouma, Groningen University
Dale Gerdemann, Tuebingen University


BCN summerschool 97 (June 30 - July 11, Groningen University)


Linguistic theories have increasingly been expressed in a declarative or
constraint-based style, which is highly appropriate for describing the
competence of native speakers. The grammar becomes a description of the
facts about a language, which is neutral with respect to any particular
mode of processing. It is the burden of the computational linguist to find
particular strategies for using this declarative knowledge so that it can
be used for performance oriented tasks such as recognizing, parsing or

In this course, we will examine processing techniques for such
declarative, constraint-based grammars. We will begin with parsing and
generation techniques appropriate for simple unification-based grammars
such as PATR-II and Definite Clause Grammars. We then will look at the
motivation for extending these systems into typed feature structure-based
systems such as the Troll system used extensively at the University
of Tuebingen and the widely used ALE system. Various notions of typing will
be examined and compared from linguistic and processing points of view.
Typed feature structures will lead us then into a discussion of more
general constraint based grammars (since constraints are often attached to
types). The constraints in such a system are simply descriptions which must
hold true of every well-formed linguistic object. Unification in these
grammars no longer plays any role, though it may still be used in an
implementation as a way of doing constraint solving.

In the second part of the course, we will look at some newer compilation
techniques, which have been applied to typed feature structure grammars. In
particular, we will look at how Prolog-style abstract machines can be
adapted for this domain. We will see that having types on feature
structures is a great advantage, since it allows memory to be allocated
only for appropriate features. A variety of optimizations of such machines
will be explored. Finally, we will make a case study of one particular
kind of constraint, namely lexical rules, where it has been argued that
special purpose compilation is called for. We will see, for example, how
finite state automata can be applied to model the possible feeding orders
between such rules.


(the course will cover topics from the following)

* Hassan Ait-Kaci, (1991), "Warren's Abstract Machine : A Tutorial
Reconstruction", MIT Press
* Bob Carpenter, (1992), "The Logic of Typed Feature Structures",
Cambridge UP.
* Bob Carpenter and Yan Qu, (1995), "An Abstract Machine for Attribute
Value Logics. 4th IWPT.
( )
* Dale Gerdemann and Paul King, (1994), "The Correct and Efficient
Implementation of Appropriateness Specifications for Typed Feature
Structures", COLING.
* Thilo Goetz and Detmar Meurers, (1996), "The importance of being lazy -
Using lazy evaluation to process queries to HPSG grammars", TALN 96.
* Thilo Goetz and Detmar Meurers, (1995) Compiling HPSG type constraints
into definite clause program", ACL.
* Detmar Meurers and Guido Minnen, (1995) A Computational Treatment of
HPSG Lexical Rules as Covariation in Lexical Entries", 5th NLULP.
* Shalom Wintner, (1997), An Abstract Machine for Unification Grammars,
Ph.D. Thesis, Univ. of Haifa


(participants are expected to be familiar with the following)

* Bob Carpenter and Gerald Penn, (1994), ALE 2.0 Users Guide.
* Carl Pollard and Ivan Sag, (1994), "Head-Driven Phrase Structure
Grammar", Chicago UP, CSLI series.

Any book on NLP in Prolog. Examples are:

* Gerald Gazdar and Chris Mellish, (1989), "Natural Language Processing
in Prolog", Addison-Wesley.
* Fernando Pereira and Stuart Shieber, (1987), "Prolog and Natural
Language Analysis", Chicago UP, CSLI series.
* Michael Covington, (1994), "Natural Language Processing for Prolog
Programmers", Prentice Hall.


The BCN Summerschool Web site

gives an overview of other activities during the summer school,
and contains an electronic registration form (registration
deadline is June, 18).

This course is part of a cooperation program between Graduate School
BCN/Centre for Language and Cognition Groningen at the University of
Groningen and the Seminar fuer Sprachwissenshaft at the
Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet Tuebingen. The program is funded by NWO,
foundation for Language, Speech and Logic.

ACL/EACL'97 Conference

Date: 7.-12. July 1997
Place: Madrid, Spain


7-12 July 1997
Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia
Madrid, Spain


Rational Agency as the Basis for Natural Dialogue:
The ARTIMIS Technology
Dr. David Sadek, CNET, France Telecom, Lannion

Current and Future EU Activities in the Field of Language Technologies
Mr. Nino Varile, European Commission


ACL Business Meeting
Student Member Lunch Meeting


Program information
Tutorial descriptions
Post-conference workshops
Student session information
Registration information and directions
Accommodation information
Application for preregistration
Applications for accommodation

(Each of these topics is seperated by a line of *****
and headed by the title listed here so you can search
for topics in the enclosed text.)



Tutorial Registration 7:00PM-9:00PM
Edificio de Humanidades, UNED, c/ Senda del Rey s/n
Tutorial Reception 7:00PM-9:00PM
Edificio de Humanidades, UNED, c/ Senda del Rey s/n

Tutorial Registration 8:00AM-1:00PM
Morning Tutorials:
Machine Learning of Natural 9:00AM-1:00PM
David Powers
Information Retrieval from a 9:00AM-1:00PM
Linguist's Perspective
Sebastian Goeser and Gerda Ruge
Lunch 1:00PM-3:00PM
Afternoon Tutorials:
Maximum Entropy Modeling 3:00PM-7:00PM
for Natural Language
Eric Sven Ristad
Logical Approaches to Syntactic 3:00PM-7:00PM
James Rogers and Thomas Cornell
Conference Registration 3:00PM-8:00PM
Edificio de Humanidades, UNED, c/Senda del Rey s/n
Conference Reception 7:00PM-10:00PM
Patio del Colegio Mayor Santa Teresa (nearby registration)

(Talks Are 30 Minutes)
Registration 8:00AM - 2:00PM & 3:00PM - 7:00PM

(Tuesday-Friday) Edificio de Humanidades, UNED

Parsing 9:00AM - 10:30AM

Interleaving Universal Principles and Relational Constraints over Typed
Feature Logic
Thilo Goetz and Detmar Meurers
Fast Context-Free Parsing Requires Fast Boolean Matrix Multiplication
Lillian Lee
Three Generative, Lexicalised Models for Statistical Parsing
Michael Collins

Text Classification 9:00AM - 10:30AM

Expansion of Multi-word Terms for Indexing and Retrieval Using Morphology
and Syntax
Christian Jacquemin, Judith Klavans, and Evelyne Tzoukermann
Automatic Detection of Text Genre
Brett Kessler, Geoff Nunberg, and Hinrich Schutze
Document Classification Using A Finite Mixture Model
Hang Li

Break 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Word Sense
Disambiguation 11:00AM - 1:00 PM

Combining Unsupervised LexicalKnowledge Methods for Word Sense
G.Rigau, J. Atserias and E. Agirre
Similarity-Based Methods for Word Sense Disambiguation
Ido Dagan, Lillian Lee, and Fernando Pereira
Using Syntactic Dependency as Local Context to Resolve Word Sense Ambiguity
Dekang Lin
Homonymy and Polysemy in Information Retrieval
Robert Krovetz

Discourse 11:00AM - 1:00 PM

Learning Features that Predict Cue Usage
Barbara Di Eugenio and Johanna D. Moore
Expectations in Incremental Discourse Processing
Dan Cristea and Bonnie Webber
The Rhetorical Parsing of Unrestricted Natural Language Texts
Daniel Marcu
Centered Segmentation: Scaling up the Centering Model to Global Discourse
Udo Hahn and Michael Strube

Lunch 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Practical Aspects of
Machine Translation 3:00PM - 4:30PM

Probing the Lexicon in Evaluating Commercial MT Systems
Martin Volk
Ambiguity Resolution for Machine Translation of Telegraphic Messages
Young-Suk Lee, Clifford Weinstein, Stephanie Seneff and Dinesh Tummala
Machine Transliteration
Kevin Knight and Jonathan Graehl

Lexicon 3:00PM - 4:30 PM

Intergrating Symbolic and Statistical Representations: The Lexicon
Pragmatics Interface
Ann Copestake and Alex Lascarides
Negative Polarity Licensing at the Syntax-Semantics Interface
John Fry
Deriving Verbal and Compositonal Lexical Aspect for NLP Applications
Bonnie Dorr and Mari Olsen
Break 4:30PM - 5:00PM

Statistics and Meaning 5:00PM - 6:30PM

A DOP Model for Semantic Interpretation
Rens Bod, Remko Bonnema and Remko Scha
Fertility Models for Statistical Natural Language Understanding
Mark Epstein, Salim Roukos, Todd Ward, and Stephen Della Pietra
Predicting the Semantic Orientation of Adjectives
Vasileios Hatzivassiloglou and Kathleen R. McKeown

Generation 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Discourse Segmentation and Reference Choices for Argumentative Texts
Xiaorong Huang
Sentence Planning as Description Using Tree Adjoining Grammar
Matthew Stone and Christine Doran
An algorithm for Generating Referential Descriptions with Flexible
Helmut Horacek
Applying Explanation-based Learning to Controlling and Speeding-up Natural
Language Generation
Guenter Neumann

(Talks Are 30 Minutes Except Invited Talk;
Student Session 1 & 2 talks are under 20 minutes)

Rational Agency as the Basis for Natural Dialogue: The ARTIMIS Technology
Dr. David Sadek

Break 10:15AM - 11:00AM


Disambiguation 11:00AM - 1:00PM

Independence Assumptions Considered Harmful
Alexander Franz
Mistake-Driven Mixture of Hierarchical Tag Context Trees
Masahiko Haruno and Yuji Matsumoto
A Flexible POS Tagger Using an Automatically Acquired Language Model
Lluis Marquez and Lluis Padro
Comparing a Linguistic and a Stochastic Tagger
Christer Samuelsson and Atro Voutilainen
Morphological Disambiguation by Voting Constraints
Kemal Oflazer and Gokhan Tur

Spoken and Multimodal

Interaction 11:00AM - 1:00PM

Intonational Boundaries, Speech Repairs, and Discourse Markers:
Modeling Spoken Dialog
Peter A. Heeman and James F. Allen
Tracking Initiative in Collaborative Dialogue Interactions
Jennifer Chu-Carroll and Michael K. Brown
A Framework for Evaluating Spoken Dialogue Agents
M. Walker, D. Litman, C. Kamm, and A. Abella
Unification-based Multimodal Integration
Michael Johnston, Philip R. Cohen, David McGee, Sharon L. Oviatt,
James A. Pittman, and Ira Smith

Student Session 1 11:00AM - 12:30PM

A Structured Language Model
Ciprian Chelba
Incorporating Context Information for the Extraction of Terms
Katerina Frantzi
Knowledge Acquisition from Texts: Using an Automatic Clustering Method
Based on Noun-Modifier Relationship
Houssem Assadi
Choosing the Word Most Typical in Context Using a Lexical Co-occurrence
Philip Edmonds
Improving Translation through Contextual Information
Maite Taboada

Lunch 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Finite State Technologies 3:00PM - 4:30PM

Efficient Generation in Primitive Optimality Theory Using Factored Automata
Jason Eisner
A Trainable Rule-Based Algorithm for Word Segmentation
David D. Palmer
Compiling Regular Formalisms with Rule Features into Finite-State Automata
George Anton Kiraz

Statistical Machine

Translation 3:00PM - 4:30PM

A DP-based Search Using Monotone Alignments in Statistical Translation
C. Tillmann, S. Vogel, H. Ney and A. Zubiaga
An Alignment Method for Noisy Parallel Corpora Based on Image Processing
Jason J.S. Chang and Mathis H. Chen
A Portable Algorithm for Mapping Bitext Correspondence
I. Dan Melamed

Student Session 2 3:00PM - 4:30PM

Generative Power of CCGs with Generalized Type-Raised Categories
Nobo Komagata
Representing Paraphrases Using Synchronous Tree Adjoining Grammars
Mark Dras
Contrastive accent in a data-to-speech system
Mariet Theune
Towards resolution of bridging descriptions
Renata Vieira and Simone Teufel
Modelling the Semantics of German Verb Prefixes
Maria Wolters

Break 4:30PM - 5:00PM

Syntax and Morphology 5:00PM - 6:30PM

The Complexity of Recognition of Linguistically Adequate Dependency Grammars
Peter Neuhaus and Norbert Broker
Maximal Incrementality in Linear Categorial Deduction
Mark Hepple
Automatic Extraction of Aaspectual Information from a Monolingual Corpus
Akira Oishi and Yuji Matsumoto

Machine Translation and
Language Modeling 5:00PM - 7:00PM

A Comparison of Head Transducers and Transfer for a Limited Domain
Translation Application
Hiyan Alshawi, Adam L. Buchsbaum, and Fei Xia
Decoding Algorithm in Statistical Machine Translation
Ye-Yi Wang
Accounting for Distance in a Long-range Language Model
Adam Berger and John Lafferty
Hierarchical Non-Emitting Markov Models
Eric Ristad and Robert Thomas

(Talks Are 30 Minutes, Except Invited Talk)

Current and Future EU Activities in the Field of Language Technologies
Mr. Nino Varile

Break 10:15AM - 11:00AM

and Parallelism 11:00AM - 1:00PM

Efficient Construction of Underspecified Semantics under Massive Ambiguity
Jochen Dorre
A Theory of Parallelism and the Case of VP Ellipsis
Jerry R. Hobbs and Andrew Kehler
On Interpreting F-structures as UDRSS
J. van Genabith and Richard Crouch
A Uniform Approach to Underspecification and Parallelism
Joachim Niehren, Manfred Pinkal, and Peter Ruhrberg

Learning, Analogy,
and Evolution 11:00AM - 1:00PM

Co-Evolution of Language and of the Language Acquisition Device
Ted Briscoe
Paradigmatic Cascades: A Linguistically Sound Model of Pronunciation by
Francois Yvon
Memory-Based Learning: Using Similarity for Smoothing
Jokub Zavrel and Walter Daelemans
String Transformation Learning
Giorgio Satta and John C. Henderson

Lunch 1:00PM - 3:00PM

ACL Business Meeting 3:00PM - 4:30PM

Break 4:30PM - 5:00PM

Finite State
Approximation 5:00PM - 6:30 PM

Approximating Context-Free Grammars with a Finite-State Calculus
Edmund Grimley Evans
Finite State Transducers Approximating Hidden Markov Models
Andre Kempe
Compactly Representing Constraints with Automata
Frank Morawietz and Tom Cornell

Machine Translation 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Retrieving Collocations by Co-Occurences and Word Order Constraints
Sayori Shimohata, Toshiyuki Sugio, and Junji Nagata
Learning Parse and Translation Decisions from Examples with Rich Context
Ulf Hermjakob and Raymond J. Mooney
A Word-to-Word Model of Translational Equivalence
I. Dan Melamed


A full listing of the Program Committee can be found in the
ACL97/EACL97 Proceedings. Included here are the Program and Area
Chairs only: Philip Cohen (Oregon Graduate Institute), Program
Co-Chair; Wolfgang Wahlster (DFKI, GmbH), Program Co-Chair; James
Allen (University of Rochester)Area Chair: Semantics, Pragmatics, and
Discourse; Eugene Charniak (Brown University), Area Chair: Statistical
Language Processing; Koenraad de Smedt (University of Bergen), Area
Chair: Grammar, Formalisms for Parsing and Tactical Generation; Karen
Jensen (Microsoft Research), Area Chair: Uses of Language Processing;
and Lauri Kartunnen (RXRC Rank-Xerox), Area Chair: Morphology,
Lexicon, and Finite State Technology.


Students: Pamela W. Jordan (University of Pittsburgh, co-chair),
Johan Bos (University of the Saarland, co-chair), Paul Buitelaar
(Brandeis University), Alastair Butler (University of East Anglia),
Bekki Daisuke (University of Tokyo), Mariana Damova (University of
Stuttgart), Eric Fosler (U.C. Berkeley), Rob Koeling (University of
Groningen), Mark Lee (University of Sheffield), Maria Milosavljevic
(Macquarie University), Ted Pedersen (Southern Methodist University),
Carolyn Rose (Carnegie Mellon University), Bilge Say (Bilkent University),
Michael Schiehlen (University of Stuttgart), Hadar Shemtov (Stanford
University), B. Srinivas (University of Pennsylvania), Kjetil Strand
(University of Oslo), David Tugwell (University of Edinburgh), Peter
Vanderheyden (University of Waterloo).
Non-students: W. Scott Bennett (Logos Corp.), Martin Emele (University
of Stuttgart), Ted Gibson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology),
Paola Merlo (University of Geneva), Marie Meteer (BBN), Susan McRoy
(University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Massimo Poesio (University of
Edinburgh), Craige Roberts (Ohio State University), Patrick Saint-Dizier
(Institut de Recherche en Informatique Toulouse), Koichi Takeda (Tokyo
Research Laboratory, IBM Japan), Gertjan vanNoord (University of Groningen).
Additional Reviewers: Kathryn Baker (Carnegie Mellon University), Bianka
Buschbeck (University of Stuttgart), Matthew Stone (University of
Pennsylvania), Nancy Green, Carnegie Mellon University), Mark-Jan Nederhof
(University of Groningen).



Monday 7 July 1997, 9:30AM--6:30PM

Machine Learning of Natural Language, 9:30AM--1:00PM

David Powers, The Flinders University of South Australia

Over the last 30 years, issues relating to how language can be learned
have shaped fields as diverse as linguistics, automata theory, and
psycholinguistics. More recently, machine learning and neural nets
have found linguistic problems a natural target for exploration and
demonstration of techniques. Conversely, computational linguistics,
natural language processing and speech technology are all actively
looking for ways in which learning can be put to practical use in
specific applications. Indeed, the increasing availability of large
corpora and treebanks promises that the recent explosion in interest
will continue.

This tutorial will provide the participant with an understanding of
the perspectives on language learning adopted by the different fields,
will explore the nature and significance of the various theoretical
results, and will characterize and explain the basic machine learning
paradigms and algorithms which have been used for language learning.
Recent work will be characterized in terms of this framework, with
more detailed case studies being drawn from two different paradigms.
The focus here will be on developing an intuition as to how and why
the various techniques work.

David Powers is co-author of the Springer monograph 'Machine Learning
of Natural Language' and is currently President of SIGNLL, the ACL
Special Interest Group on Natural Language Learning. This tutorial
will provide background useful to those contemplating attending
SIGNLL's two day CoNLL workshop.

Information Retrieval from a Linguist's Perspective, 9:30AM--1:00PM

Sebastian Goeser, IBM Germany Ltd.
Gerda Ruge, Technical University of Munich

Information Retrieval (IR) is a dynamically growing field of research
and development activities which offers many substantial job
opportunities to linguists. The purpose of this tutorial is to
introduce computational or theoretical linguists to IR, thus enabling
them to make reasonable decisions on linguistic issues in an IR
context. The tutorial will give an overview of all major issues in IR
research and development that are relevant to a linguist in that

An important focus will be the effectiveness of linguistic
approaches to IR: Which methods are provably effective, and which
ones, in spite of arguments to the contrary, are not? The literature
on linguistic IR experiments reports many conflicting results. The IR
community is split into those who believe language technology can
improve retrieval results and those who do not. The entire IR
machinery necessary to understand this situation, in terms of
retrieval models, evaluation, system architectures, applications,
linguistic representation etc. will be focused in this tutorial.


Eric Sven Ristad, Princeton University

The maximum entropy framework is a powerful method for building
statistical models of natural language. It is expressive, allowing
modelers to easily represent their special insights into the data
generating machinery. It is statistically efficient, because it
models the intersection of complex events without increasing the
number of parameters or fragmenting the training data. And it
provides strong models, models that can outperform their traditional
variants with less tweaking.

This tutorial explains how to build maximum entropy models for natural
language applications such as information retrieval and speech
recognition. We review the maximum entropy framework, explore the art
of effective feature design, and show how to implement models using
the instructor's publicly available Maximum Entropy Modeling

Logical Approaches to Syntactic Theories, 3:00PM--6:30PM

James Rogers, University of Central Florida
Thomas Cornell, SFB 340, University of Tuebingen

The trend, over the last ten or fifteen years, has been towards
specifying syntactic structures in terms of constraints on their form
rather than via mechanisms for generating them. This leads naturally
to a fully declarative approach in which sets of syntactic structures
are treated as sets of ordinary mathematical models and theories of
syntax are defined by systems of logical axioms. This model-theoretic
approach allows existing tools of mathematical logic to be applied to
formal issues in syntax. In addition to the obvious applications to
questions of consistency and independence of sets of constraints,
results have been obtained establishing the complexity of constraint
based theories, logical axiomatizations have been employed as a common
framework in which to compare strongly dissimilar generative systems,
and automata-based proof techniques have begun to be explored as novel
approaches to processing languages axiomatized in this way. This
tutorial will explore the foundations of this approach, the results it
has yielded so far, and the potential it holds.

The presentation will presume only a passing familiarity with basic
formal logic and traditional theories of syntax (e.g., GB and GPSG).


Natural Language Processing for Communication Aids
Organisers: Ann Copestake (Stanford University), Stefan Langer
(University of Dundee), and Sira E. Palazuelos-Cagigas
(Universidad Politecnica de Madrid).
July 11 or 12, 1997
The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum in which researchers in
communication aids for people with disabilities can discuss the problems
involved in these applications and the solutions being investigated in current
research. Researchers who are not currently working in this area but who are
interested in practical uses for NLP techniques are also encouraged to
participate. Applications which we expect to be covered include communication
devices for non-speakers, systems designed for deaf users and tools for
tutoring and rehabilitation for people with language impairments. Those
interested in attending should contact Ann Copestake (
For further details of the workshop see

SIGPHON: Computational Phonology
July 11 or 12, 1997

Concept to Speech Generation Systems
Organisers: Kai Alter and Hannes Pirker (Austrian Research Inst. for
AI) and Wolfgang Finkler (German Research Center for AI).
Friday, July 11, 1997

This workshop deals with Concept-to-Speech (CTS) generation systems, i. e.,
the production of synthetic speech on the basis of semantic, discourse,
phonological and phonetic knowledge. It will thus provide a forum to bring
together researchers from the fields of natural language generation and speech
synthesis. The aim of the workshop is to stimulate interchange of innovative
ideas and results of diverse aspects of CTS generaation and should be
especially attractive for people who are interested in language generation and
prosody. More detailed information including the program can be retrieved at The organising
committee can be contacted at

Spoken Language Translation
Organisers: Steven Krauwer (Utrecht University; ELSNET, chair), Harold
Somers (UMIST; Machine Translation), Doug Arnold (University of
Essex), Walter Kasper (DFKI Saarbruecken), Manny Rayner (SRI
July 11, 1997

The workshop will be dedicated to spoken language translation (SLT), and its
interrelationships with machine translation of written language (MT). It will
be a one-day workshop, with four consecutive sessions, addressing the following
four issues: current trends in SLT research (approaches, problems); current
trends in SLT applications (products, niches); how / where can MT and SLT learn
from each other; what can be done to improve convergence or synergy. Contact: Details:

Envgram Computational Environments for
Grammar Development and Linguistic Engineering
Organizers: Dominique Estival (University of Melbourne, Australia),
Alberto Labelli (IRST), Klays Netter (DFKI), and Fabio Pianesi (IRST)
July 11 or 12, 1997

With a growing number of NLP applications going beyond the status of simple
research systems, there is also an evident need for better methods, tools and
environments to support the development and reuse of large scale linguistic
resources and efficient processors. However, while current platforms and
components typically provide fairly clean formalisms, processing components and
data, it is not yet clear to which extent current results and approaches fit
the requirements for scale development and deployment of real NLP applications.
Among the relevant issues, we mention: the assessment of the state of the art
grammar development and to the division of labor in large scale grammar
development; the problems of the reusablility (of linguistic resources and / or
processors) and of the usability (from the point of view of the user of the
platform). This workshop intends to provide a forum for discussing these and
related, crucial issues for Linguistic Engineering.

Operational Factors in Practical, Robust
Anaphora Resolution for Unrestricted Texts
Organisers: Ruslan Mitkob (University of Wolverhampton, UK, e-mail: and Branimir Boguraev (Apple Computer,
Inc. Cupertino, CA, USA).
July 11, 1997

The workshop will have a dual focus: it will promote the latest trends towards
robust, parser-free, corpus-driven and / or other practical approaches to
resolving anaphora in unrestricted texts; it will also seek to investigate the
role of, and interactions among, the various factors in anaphora resolution and
in particular those that scale well in knowledge-poor environments.

Interactive Spoken Dialogue Systems:
Bringing Speech and NLP Together in Real Applications
Organisers: Julia Hirschberg, Candace Kamm, and Marilyn Walker
(ATT Labs Research).
July 11 and 12, 1997

Recent advances in speech technologies, natural language processing, and
dialogue modeling have made it possible to build dialogue agents for a wide
range of applications from voice dialing to accessing information about the
weather, train schedules, cultural events or local restaurants. However, there
is little research on the integration of component technologies required for
these agents. This two-day workshop will address the challenges involved in
this integration, including the special requirements dialogue places on speech
recognizers, speech synthesizers and natural language generation; tools for
building integrated systems; and evaluation of spoken dialogue systems. The
workshop will begin with a morning of tutorials on ASR, TTS, and dialogue
modeling. We solicit participation from text-to-speech, ASR, NLP, generation
and dialogue modeling researchers, as well as those already building integrated
spoken dialogue systems.

Referring Phenomena in a Multimedia Discourse
and Their Computational Treatment (SIGMEDIA)
Organisers: Elisabeth Andre (DFKI, Germany), Laurent Romary (CRIN-CNRS
& INRIA Lorraine, France), and Thomas Rist (DFKI, Germany)
Organized by the ACL Special Interest Group
on Multimedia Language Processing (SIGMEDIA)
July 11th/12th 1997

A growing number of research projects has started to investigate the
use of referring expressions in multimedia systems. On the one hand,
the use of multiple media has led to new problems, such as a proper
treatment of cross-media references. On the other hand, it has turned
out that many concepts already known from natural language processing,
such as cohesion, take on an extended meaning in multimedia
discourse. As theories of NL reference become more sophisticated, it
is quite natural to investigate whether these theories also encompass
other media, such as graphics and pointing gestures. The workshop will
be centered around questions, such as "To what extent can linguistic
models be applied to multimedia references?", "Which linguistic
phenomena can also be observed in multimedia discourse?" and "Is a
cross-modality theory of reference possible?". Topics of interest
include, but are by no means restricted to the following:

- computational models for the analysis/generation of referring
expressions in a multimedia discourse
- coordination/synchronization of multiple media, such as speech and
pointing gestures
- deixis in multimedia environments
- cohesion and coherence in multimedia discourse
- representation of multimedia discourse
- encoding theories for text and graphics
- formal models of multimedia referring
- referring expressions in augmented/virtual realities
- empirical studies

Contacts: Elisabeth Andre, email:; Laurent Romary,
email:; Thomas Rist, email:

Intelligent Scalable Text Summarization
Organisers: Udo Hahn (University of Freiburg), Julian Kupiec (Xerox
PARC), Inderjeet Mani (MITRE, co-chair), Mark Maybury (MITRE,
co-chair), Kathy McKeown (Columbia University), Boyan Onyshkevych
(US Department of Defense), Dragomir Radev (Columbia University),
Lisa Rau (SRA International), and Kazuo Tanaka (NTT Human Interface
Friday, July 11, 1997

With the explosion in the quantity of on-line information in recent years,
demand for text summarization technology appears to be growing. Commercial
companies are increasingly starting to offer text summarization capabilities,
often bundled with information retrieval tools. These recent developments
offer opportunities as well as substantial challenges for research in text
summarization. In general, such developments create a practical need for
summarization systems which scale up when applied to large volumes of
unrestricted text. This workshop is aimed at researchers interested in
advancing the scientific frontiers of text summarization to meet these new
practical challenges and opportunities. For further information, see

Automatic Information Extraction and Building of Lexical
Semantic Resources for NLP Applications Organized by
EuroWordNet (LE2 4003), Sparkle (LE1 2111) and Ecran
Organisers: Piek Vossen (University of Amsterdam), Nicoletta Calzolari
(Instituto de Linguistica Computazionale del CNR, Pisa), Yorick
Wilks (University of Sheffield), Geert Adriaens (Novell Linguistic
Development, Antwerp), and Horacio Rodriquez (Politecnica de
Catalunya, Barcelona).
Friday, July 11, 1997

In the past years the development of high-quality and overall language
resources has been the focus of many research groups. More recently also
the corpus-based extraction of such resources has gained a wider interest.
EuroWordNet, Sparkle and Ecran try to package some of this know-how and
expertise into state-of-the-art tools and resources that can directly be
applied in NLP-based services. This objective is carried out through the
development of software tools in the areas of shallow parsing and lexical
acquisition. These tools are used to induce linguistic knowledge from text
corpora and are progressively enriched by the information acquired.
In this workshop we want to discuss the scope and formats of semantic resources
and information acquisition tools with scholars in the field and researchers
from commercial R departments who have experience in developing and using
them. Specifically we will discuss the following topics: 1. compatibility and
standards of multilingual semantic resources and lexical acquisition tools; 2.
the validation of multilingual semantic resources and lexical acquisition
tools; 3. performances of semantic resources and lexical acquisition tools in
NLP tasks; 4. partial or phrasal parsing of text; 5. linking text with lexical
databases: sense-differentiation, sense-tagging and sense-disambiguation tasks,
domain-differentiation of text and lexical resources. Further details can be
found at the Workshop HomePage:

From Research to Commercial Applications:
Making NLP Technology Work in Practice
Organisers: Jill Burstein (Educational Testing Service), Claudia Leacock
(Princeton University), Jared Bernstein (Ordinate Corporation),
Andrew Golding (Mitsubishi Electric), Mary Dee Harris (Language
Technology, Inc.), Kevin Knight (USC / ISI), Karen Kukich (Bellcore),
Lisa Rau (SRA International), Yael Ravin (IBM, T. J. Watson Research
Center) Susanne Wolff (Educational Testing Service), and Wlodek
Zadrozny (IBM, T. J. Watson Research Center).
JUly 11 or 12, 1997

Success in the marketplace is one form of validation for NLP techniques and
underlying theories. The broad vision of this workshop is to bring together
researchers to discuss commercial or commercial-bound systems that use NLP for
either text or speech. We are interested in learning about systems that show
promise in re-using NLP techniques, and in the process of technology transfer
for NLP applications. Another topic of interest in this workshop is
industry-based practical considerations involving NLP technology. The workshop
should invoke discussion about experiences and problems -- technical, logistic,
or cultural -- among people working on operational and commercial NLP
applications. The workshop will begin a dialogue among researchers to explore
issues in technology transfer and the re-use of domain-specific systems.
Discussion of the issues above would help to create connections between both
academic and industry-based research efforts to build a solid infrastructure
for NLP technology re-use and lead to a deeper understanding of commercial NLP

Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL '97)
Organisers: Mark Ellison (Edinburgh University), David Powers (Flinders
University), and Walter Daelemans (KUB Tilburg, Antwerp University)
July 11 or 12, 1997

The field of computational natural language learning (NLL) is not a new one;
research in it has been pursued for more than forty years. The last seven
years, however, have seen a growth in interest and, correspondingly, in
meetings addressing this topic. These have been held under the auspices of:
COLING (The Unfinished Language, 90), DARPA (90/91), AAAI (MLNLO/CNLP, 91/93),
IJCAI (NLL, 91), ECML (Machine Learning and Text Analysis, 93), the European
Networks of Excellence ELSNET and MLNET (MLNLS, 94), and ESSLLI (96).
This year, however, is the first time the that the ACL's special interest group
in natural language learning have organised a meeting in conjunction with an
(E)ACL conference. This as an important event for researchers in NLL for two
reasons. The meeting will provide a venue to share work on our common interests
within the NLL community. Secondly, it provides the opportunity for the wider
ACL community to become acquainted with NLL work.

For these reasons, we are soliciting for papers from the full breadth of NLL
research. This includes work aimed at using machines to learn linguistic
models, building computational models of language, and natural language tool
development and adaptation. Our coverage explicitly extends to work using
probabilistic, symbolic and neural network learning methods, and to the
computational modelling of language acquisition. We make no restrictions on the
target of acquisition, including work on all levels of language from semantics
and pragmatics, through syntax and the lexicon to phonology and phonetics. All
submissions will be subjected to blind refereeing by appropriate experts.
The combination of this vibrant field, with the occasion of joint EACL/ACL
meeting will make this workshop an exciting and stimulating event.


Registrations via email to are strongly preferred. Please
note that the cutoff date for pre-registration is May 31 .

Registration fees are US $60 for 1 day workshops and US $80 for 2 day
workshops. Workshop attendees must be registered for the conference.
Acceptable forms of payment are cheques in US dollars payable to ``ACL''
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Natural Language Processing for Communication Aids
SIGPHON: Computational Phonology
Concept to Speech Generation Systems
Spoken Language Translation
Envgram Computational Environments for Grammar Development and Linguistic
Operational Factors in Practical, Robust Anaphora Resolution for
Unrestricted Texts
Interactive Spoken Dialogue Systems: Bringing Speech and NLP Together
in Real World Applications
SIGMEDIA: Referring Phenomena in a Multimedia Discourse and Their
Computational Treatment
Intelligent Scalable Text Summarization
Automatic Information Extraction and Building of Lexical Semantic Resources
for NLP Applications Organized by EuroWordNet (LE2 4003), Sparkle
(LE 2111) and Ecran
>From Research to Commercial Applications: Making NLP Technology Work
in Practice
Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL '97)

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Technical Program: Tuesday-Thursday, July 8-10.
Tutorials: Monday, July 7.
Post-conference Workshops: Friday-Saturday July 11-12.

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SITE: ACL/EACL-97 will be held at the UNED (Universidad Nacional
de Educacion a Distancia), Madrid.

TUTORIALS: Four tutorials will be held the day before the conference,
Monday, July 7. Attendance in each tutorial is limited. Preregistration
is essential to ensure a place and guarantee that syllabus materials
will be available. Registration will take place at the Edificio de
Humanidades, UNED, c/ Senda del Rey s/n.

TUTORIAL RECEPTION: Reception and a cash bar for tutorial attendees
will be held on Sunday evening, July 6, at the Edificio de Humanidades,
UNED, c/ Senda del Rey s/n.

OPENING RECEPTION: The opening reception will be held on Monday evening,
July 7, at the Patio del Colegio Mayor Santa Teresa (near the registration

BANQUET: The conference banquet will be held on Wednesday evening,
July 9. Mitch Marcus will deliver the Presidential Address.

STUDENT LUNCH: On Thursday, the ACL is hosting a complimentary lunch
meeting for ACL student members and for regular members who qualify as
students, to allow them to discuss the student sessions and to plan for
the next meeting. Please check the box on the registration form if you
are a student and wish to participate in the student lunch session.

BUSINESS MEETING: The annual ACL business meeting will be held on
Thursday, July 10. The business meeting will include discussion of
possible changes in conferences and organizational structure of the
ACL. Nominations for ACL offices for 1997: President: Eva Hajicova,
Univ. of Prague; Vice President: Phil Cohen, Oregon Graduate
Institute. Executive Committee (1997-99): Steven Pullman, Cambridge
University; Nominating Committee (1997-99): Mitch Marcus, Univ. of

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Chair: Maria Felisa Verdejo (Universidad
Nacional de Educacion a Distancia), Alfredo Fernandez-Valmayor (Universidad
Complutense de Madrid), Ana Garcia Serrano (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid),
Jose Carlos Gonzolez (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid), Julio Gonzalo
(Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia), Julia Lavid (Universidad
Complutense de Madrid), Joaquim Llisterri (Instituto Cervantes), Victoria
Marrero (Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia), Fernando Sanchez
Leon (Laboratorio de Linguistica Informatica), Universidad Autonoma de
Madrid), Luis de Sopena (IBM Espana), Manuel Palomar (President of the
Sociedad Espanola para el Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural).

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS: Specific inquiries regarding on-campus apartment
accommodation may be directed to the FUE Conference Office via fax at
+34 1-547 06 52 and sent to the attention of Marisol Pastor; An
application form for housing registration is enclosed. For other
local arrangements questions contact

EXHIBITS AND DEMONSTRATIONS: A number of publisher exhibits and computer
demonstrations have been scheduled. For information on arranging
demonstrations and exhibits mail For exhibits of
research systems, the charge is a nominal $60. The fee for exhibiting
a commercial system (intended for sale as a product) is $500.

SPONSORS: The organizers are most grateful to the European Commission,
the UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia), the Autonoma
University, the Complutense University and the Politecnica University
of Madrid for the generous grants they have made to support the conference.

SMOKING POLICY: In Spain, in spite of a decrease in the number of
smokers, there are still a lot of people who smoke. Smoking is not
permitted in any room at the university but tolerated in other
designated public areas.

RECREATION: A variety of athletic facilities (with moderate fees)
are available on campus including a summer swimming pool. Athletic passes
will be available at the Registration desk.

GEOGRAPHIC SITUATION AND CLIMATE: Located in the center of the Iberian
Peninsula, Madrid is 600 m. above sea level. In mid July it is hot but dry,
the maximum can vary from 30 to 38 centigrade degrees. Short summer storms
in the evening are quite possible.

SIGHTSEEING: The capital of Spain, Madrid is filled with museums, beautiful
architecture, fascinating history and charming people that welcome strangers
with genuine zeal. From the streets packed with bustling people, to the quiet
dignity of a city that is over four-hundred years old, Madrid has much to
offer anyone who visits it.

Its forcefulness and personality turn Madrid into an unforgettable city,
and its plentiful resources of interest to tourism - nature, art,
history - are rounded off extraordinarily well by a series of cities in
its surroundings which are full of sights of historic interest, some of
which have been included by the UNESCO in the list of places considered
"world heritage": Avila, Segovia, Toledo, as well as the Monastery of El
Escorial. All of them lie within about 100 km. from the square La Puerta
del Sol.

Nearby the conference site is the American Museum were you can enjoy a
large collection of Central and South American objects belonging to a
variety of cultures. The Museum is within the campus Ciudad Universitaria
located at the intersection between the Avenida Arco de la Victoria and
the Avenida de los Reyes Catolicos. On the way from hotels to the university,
The Church of San Antonio de la Florida, which was declared a National
Monument in 1905, was built between 1792 and 1798, and Francisco de Goya's
frescoes are a tourist attraction in their own right.

Suitable attire is required for visiting churches.

DIRECTIONS: All air trafic passes through Barajas airport, 15 km. from
Madrid. To reach the city either you take the bus or a taxi because there
is no metro or fast train. Taxi rates and surcharges: Authorized taxis
are white with a red diagonal band on the door. Within the city, and
including the airport, the fare is the one indicated on the meter, plus
the authorized surcharges. Initial fare: 170 ptas., airport surcharge:
350 ptas., surcharge for night service (11:00pm-6:00am): 150 ptas., for
each suitcase: 50 ptas. An aproximate charge in normal traffic conditions
from the airport to Plaza de Espana would be between 2500 and 3000 ptas.
If you have any complaint, you can ask for a receipt but make sure it's
got the taxi's licence on it and the route taken. By bus: There is a
yellow bus at the airport wich leaves every 15 minutes and costs 370
pesetas. They do not accept big notes, so change in the airport before
taking the bus. The bus takes you to the terminal, in the city center
(Plaza de Colon/Columbus square) from where you can take the metro.

By car: Using a car in Madrid is not advisable because there is
heavy traffic and it is very difficult to park in the center of Madrid.
LOCAL DIRECTIONS: (From the hotels to the conference site): From the
hotels: Catch bus 46 at a bus stop in front of the conference hotels
(direction Moncloa) and it will take you straight to UNED in "Senda del
Rey" (conference site). This bus runs from 6:30am to 11:00pm. A single
ticket costs 130 ptas and you can pay on the bus, but we recommend you
get a bono-bus (10 trips) which costs 660 pesetas. This is sold at
"estancos" (tobacconists) and newspapers kiosks. If you are lodging
in the campus residence - Colegio Mayor Antonio de Nebrija- just
walk down the Avenida de Seneca and you'll get to the conference site.
There will be signs around the campus to help you find your way.

PARKING: Two of the three hotels have parking for a fee but as stated above
it is not advisable to drive in Madrid.

FOREIGN CURRENCY EXCHANGE: All bank branch offices offer foreign currency
exchange services, and although a considerable number of hotels and many
travel agencies do also, it's wiser to exchange your money at a bank office.
All banks are open from 8:30 to 2:00, 2:30 from Monday to Friday. If you
arrive on a Sunday there is a bank office open at the airport of Barajas.
Most hotels and restaurants and many commercial establishments also
accept the most popular international credit cards and travellers



HOTEL INFORMATION: There are three hotels on offer. All three are
downtown and the Hotel Florida Park is within walking distance from the
conference site (UNED). The hotels are: Espahotels Plaza de Espana,
Espahotel Gran Via 65, and Hotel Florida Park.

Espahotels Plaza de Espana: Located at Plaza de Espana,7.
Parking facilities located in the building, lift from the entrance hall.
Rooms with full bath, satellite TV (European channels), air conditioning,
music, minibar etc. The restaurant is open from 7:30 am to 12pm and the
cafeteria is also available for snacks. Prices (in Pesetas, followed by
US dollar equivalent as of 17 April 1997 but not guaranteed due to possible
currency conversion fluctuations): Single: 10.000 pesetas ($68.50), Double:
12.500 pesetas ($85.63).

Espahotel Gran Via 65: Located at Gran Via 65, just a few meters from Plaza
Espana. Rooms with full bath, satellite TV (European channels), air
conditioning, music, minibar etc. The restaurant is open from 7:30 am to
12pm and the cafeteria is also available for snacks. Prices (in Pesetas,
followed by US dollar equivalent as of 17 April 1997 but not guaranteed
due to possible currency conversion fluctuations): Single: 10.000 pesetas
($68.50), Double: 12.500 pesetas ($85.63).

Hotel Florida Park: Four star hotel located at Paseo de la Florida 5,
28008 Madrid, within 20 minutes walking distance from the conference
site. Garage, lift, money exchange, room service 24 hours, air conditioning,
telephone in rooms, satellite TV...Only a limited number of rooms could be
reserved at each hotel. Prices (in Pesetas, followed by US dollar equivalent
as of 17 April 1997 but not guaranteed due to possible currency conversion
fluctuations): Single: 9.000 pesetas ($61.65), Double: 11.000 pesetas

RESERVATIONS SHOULD BE MADE BY 31 MAY. Send the form below to Agencia del
Corte Ingles; fees do not stand if contacting directly to the hotels. Hotel
Florida Norte is 20 minutes walking from the conference site; there is
public transportation to all hotels.

Cancellation costs: until May 31: none; from May 31 to June 20: $20;
later, it will be applied $50.

ACL/EACL-97 Hotel Accomodation: The application form has to be sent by fax to:
Agencia de Viajes
El Corte Ingles
Fax (341)398 60 85

Accomodation will be guaranteed only if reserved before May 31.

HOUSING INFORMATION (on campus housing): You must send the housing
information form before MAY 30, 1997. Return by FAX to: Fundacion
Universidad Empresa/ Att. Soledad Pastor. Fax number: 34 1 5470652

ACL/EACL-97 has reserved a block of rooms at the Nebrija student
residence located within the university area and five minutes walking
distance from the conference site and university sport facilities
(swimming pool etc.). Accommodations include linen but no other facilities
such as towels, soap, hangers... The rooms do not have air conditioning but
the university area is not as hot as downtown in midsummer. Rates: full
board (including breakfast, lunch and dinner). Single room night/person
individual bathroom: 5.500 Spanish ptas (approx. $43). Single room
night/person shared bathroom: 4.500 Spanish ptas (approx. $35).

Deadlines: The deadline for housing reservation is May 30, 1997. We can
not guarantee any reservations after this deadline.

Reservations: Housing reservations will be processed on a first-come
first-served basis. ACL/EACL-97 will accept only written reservations
accompanied by payment in full.

Payment: Payment of housing fees is required. Bank check in pesetas payable
to Fundacion Universidad Empresa drawn on any Spanish bank for single rooms
without individual bathroom. VISA, MASTERCARD are accepted for both (individual
or shared bathrooms). Bank check must be sent to the following address:

Att:Soledad Pastor
Fundacion Universidad Empresa
c/ Serrano Jover, n5 p7
28015 Madrid, Spain

The deadline for refund requests is May 30, 1997. Refund requests must
be in writing.


35th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
8th Conference of theEuropean Chapter of the
Association for Computational Linguistics
7-12 July 1997, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Madrid, Spain

NAME _______________________________________________________________________
Last First Middle

ADDRESS ____________________________________________________________________

AFFILIATION (for badge) ____________________________________________________

TELEPHONE __________________________________________________________________

E-MAIL ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________

NOTE: Only those whose ACL membership is paid for the 1997 calendar year
can register as members; if you have not, register at the ``non-member'' rate.


by Feb. 28 $200 $275 $100 $140
late/onsite $260 $335 $120 $160

*Non-member registration fee includes ACL membership for 1997; do not pay
non-member fee for BOTH the registration and the tutorials.

To attend two tutorials, pay twice the amount shown.

EACH Tutorial:
by Feb. 28 $125 $185 $85 $125
late/onsite $150 $210 $95 $135

*Non-member registration fee includes ACL membership; do not pay the
non-member fee for BOTH the registration and the tutorials.

Monday morning tutorials -- select at most ONE:
[ ] Machine Learning of Natural Language
[ ] Information Retrieval from a Linguist's Perspective
Monday afternoon tutorials -- select at most ONE:
[ ] Maximum Entropy Modeling for Natural Language
[ ] Logical Approaches to Syntactic Theories

BANQUET TICKETS ($50 each): $____________________

MEAL CHOICE: [ ] Vegetarian; [ ] Non-Vegetarian

STUDENT MEMBER LUNCH: [ ] Will attend [ ] Will not attend
Note: only open to student members or regular members who are students.

EXTRA PROCEEDINGS for REGISTRANTS ($30 each): $__________________

PROCEEDINGS ONLY ($30 members; $60 others): $____________________
NOTE: there is no deadline for Proceedings Only orders (August 1997 delivery)

TOTAL PAYMENT --- MUST BE INCLUDED: $____________________________
(Registration, tutorials, banquet, extra proceedings)

[ ] Visa or MasterCard: Number________________________________________

Expiration Date __________/___________
month / year

Name as it appears on card: ______________________________________

[ ] Attached check payable to Association for Computational Linguistics
or ACL


ACL phone +1-908-873-3898
Priscilla Rasmussen fax +1-908-873-0014
P.O. Box 6090
Somerset, NJ 08875, USA




35th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
8th Conference of theEuropean Chapter of the
Association for Computational Linguistics
7-12 July 1997, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Madrid, Spain



TELEPHONE:_____________________E-MAIL ADDRESS:________________________

FAX NUMBER (for confirmation):________________________________________


Single _____ _______________
Double _____ _______________

ARRIVAL DATE:________________________DEPARTURE DATE:__________________



HOTELS IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE: 1)_____________________ ,
2)__________________________ , 3)_____________________

VISA __ Number: _____________________________
MASTERCARD __ Expiration date: ____ / ____ / _____

I authorize "Viajes el Corte Ingles" to charge ________ pesetas to my
credit card.



"Single" means single/double occupied by one person.
"Double" means double occupied by two persons.
All these fees include breakfast.
Pesetas USD Pesetas USD
as of 17 Apr as of 17 Apr
1: FLORIDA NORTE 9.000 $61.65 11.000 $75.35
2: ESPAHOTEL PLZA. ESPA=D1A 10.000 $68.50 12.500 $85.63
3: HOTEL GRAN VIA 10.000 $68.50 12.500 $85.63


35th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
8th Conference of theEuropean Chapter of the
Association for Computational Linguistics
7-12 July 1997, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Madrid, Spain

NAME _______________________________________________________________________
Last First Middle

ADDRESS ____________________________________________________________________

AFFILIATION (for badge) ____________________________________________________

TELEPHONE __________________________________________________________________

E-MAIL ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________

APARTMENT REQUIREMENTS (prices are shown per night)

[ ] Single bedroom with individual bathroom $43
[ ] Single bedroom with shared bathroom $35

Roommate preference:________________________________________________________

Arrival Date:______________________ Departure Date:_________________________

Total number of nights:___________________________

Please send application with a check for the full amount by
May 30, 1997, to:

Att: Soledad Pastor
Fundacion Universidad Empresa
c/ Serrano Jover, n5p7
28015 Madrid, Spain

Workshop on Computational Environments for Grammar Development and Linguistic Engineering (ENVGRAM)

Date: 12. July 1997
Place: Madrid, Spain

ACL'97 / EACL'97 Workshop
12 July, 1997
Madrid, Spain


With a growing number of NLP applications going beyond the status of
simple research systems, there is also a more evident need for better
methods, tools and environments to support the development and reuse
of large scale linguistic resources and efficient processors. Some of
the most prominent examples of development environments within this
new area of research, often referred to as Linguistic Engineering, are
ALEP, GATE, GWB, PAGE, and many others.

However, while these platforms and components typically provide fairly
clean formalisms, processing components and data, it is not yet clear
to which extent current results and approaches fit the requirements
for scale development and deployment of real NLP applications.

In this connection, a number of pending issues need be addressed, the
relevance of which becomes particularly clear when the focus is
shifted from linguistic formalism to usability and user/application

The workshop will be the occasion to discuss the results achieved and
the most promising directions and to highlight pending problems.


The reviewing process, given the many workshop submissions, was highly
competitive (each paper was evaluated by 3 referees) and the following
15 papers were selected:


Axel Theofilidis (IAI, Saarbruecken),
Paul Schmidt (University of Mainz) -
"ALEP-based Distributed Grammar Engineering"

John Bateman (University of Sterling) -
"Some Apparently Disjoint Amis and Requirements for Grammar Development
Environments: The Case of Natural Language Generation"

David Carter (SRI International, Cambridge) -
"The TreeBanker: A Tool for Supervised Training of Parsed Corpora"

Fabio Ciravegna, Alberto Lavelli, Daniela Petrelli,
Fabio Pianesi (IRST, Trento) -
"Participatory Design for Linguistic Engineering:
the Case of the Geppetto Development Environment"

Luca Dini, Giampaolo Mazzini (CELI, Torino) -
"Hypertextual Grammar Development"

Christine Doran, Beth Ann Hockey, Philip Hopely, Joseph Rosenzewieg,
Anoop Sarkar, B. Srinivas, Fei Xia (University of Pennsylvania),
Owen Rambow and Alexis Nasr (Cogentex) -
"Maintaining the Forest and Burning out the Underbrush in XTAG"

Thilo Goetz, Detmar Meurers (University of Tuebingen) -
"The ConTroll System as Large Grammar Development Platform"

Renate Henschel (University of Edinburgh) -
John Bateman (University of Sterling),
"Application-driven Automatic Subgrammar Extraction"

Thanaruk Theeramunkong, Yasunobu Kawaguchi, Manabu Okumura
(Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) -
"Exploiting Contextual Information in Hypothesis Selection for Grammar

Martin Volk (University of Zurich),
Dirk Richarz (University of Koblenz-Landau) -
"Experiences with the GTU Grammar Development Environment"

Ronald M. Kaplan, Paula S. Newman (Xerox PARC) -
"Lexical Resource Reconciliation in the Xerox Linguistic Environment"


Jerome Vapillon, Xavier Briffault,
Gerard Sabah, Karim Chibout (LIMSI-CNRS) -
"An Object-Oriented Linguistic Engineering Environment using LFG and CG"

Gertjan van Noord, Gosse Bouma (University of Groningen) -
"Hdrug. A Flexible and Extendable Environment for Natural Language

Gerald Penn (University of Tuebingen),
Octav Popescu (Carnegie Mellon University) -
"Head-Driven Generation and Indexing in ALE"

Lena Stromback (Linkoping University) -
"EFLUF - an Implementation of a FLexible Unification Formalism"

In addition, the workshop programme will feature an invited talk by
Hans Uszkoreit: "Reference Data and Grammar Development Environments";
and a final plenary discussion.


The registration fee for the workshop is 60 US dollars and includes a
copy of the proceedings, lunch and refreshments. Participants can
pre-register (please use the registration form below) or register on
site. Given the limit on the number of workshop participants,
pre-registration is recommended. (Pre-registration will proceed on a
first-come, first-served basis). Please note that according to the ACL
rules, workshop participants must register for the main conference as

Please send a hard copy of your registration form (with an enclosed
cheque if you pay by cheque; do not forget to sign if you choose to
pay by credit card) to

ACL phone +1-908-873-3898
Priscilla Rasmussen fax +1-908-873-0014
P.O. Box 6090
Somerset, NJ 08875, USA

and an Email a copy of it to


ACL'97 / EACL'97 Workshop
11 July, 1997
Madrid, Spain




Affiliation: (for badge)

Telephone, Fax:

Email address:

Registration Fee 60 (sixty) US dollars

Method of payment:

[ ] Visa or MasterCard:


Expiry date (month, year)

Name as it appears on card:

I wish to pay the sum of 60 US dollars.

[ ] Attached cheque payable to Association for
Computational Linguistics or ACL


Dominique Estival
Department of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
University of Melbourne
Parkville Victoria 3052
tel: +61-3-9344-4227
fax: +61-3-9349-4326

Alberto Lavelli
IRST - Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica
I-38050 Povo TN
tel: +39-461-314-517
fax: +39-461-302-040

Klaus Netter
Computational Linguistics Lab
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3
D-66123 Saarbr|cken
Tel: +49 681 302 5283
Fax: +49 681 302 5338

Fabio Pianesi
IRST - Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica
38050, Povo
Trento, Italy
tel: +461-314327
fax: +461-302040


For further information concerning the workshop, please contact
the organisers. To see the original call for papers, visit
For information about the main ACL'97/EACL'97 conference, see

EUROLAN'97 Summer School on Corpus Linguistics

Date: 13.-26. July 1997
Place: Tusnad, Romania


Summer School on Corpus Linguistics

Tusnad - Romania

13-26 July 1997



1. Theme

The theme of Eurolan'97 is "Corpus Linguistics" - the use of language
corpora to develop tools and resources for automated language processing and
to test linguistic theories. As well as lectures by distinguished
international faculty members, there will be workshops that build upon the
lectures and aim specifically at stimulating discussion and further
collaboration. Lectures and workshops will be organized in three thematic

Lexicon and Corpora - The aim of this track is to confront Summer School
participants with the state-of-the-art in using machine readable
dictionaries and other on-line linguistic resources in Natural Language
research and with research on extracting these resources directly from

Discourse Corpus Linguistics - This track is aimed at presenting a new trend
in Natural Language Processing research that tries to base progress in
discourse theories upon intensive corpus analysis. We hope that this will
follow up on a workshop held at the University of Pennsylvania in March 1996
on discourse-coding and corpus-based discourse analysis.

Grammar engineering and grammar learning - This track will focus both on
work being done on formalizing the Romanian language using HPSG in
connection with research in formalizing other Romance languages and on
methods for inferring grammars from corpora. It is expected that the
researchers that announced or begun their work on Romanian HPSG at the ACM
Summer School in Belis-Fintinele, Romania in July 1996 to report their
progress within this framework.


2. Venue

Tusnad is a holiday resort situated at about 200 km North from Bucharest and
67 km from Brasov in the Carpathian mountains. More about Tusnad you can
find under the link on


3. Participants

The Summer School is designed for graduate students and researchers in
Natural Language Processing, including computer scientists and linguists
interested in corpus research.

The Eurolan'97 faculty members will be:

Nicoletta Calzolari - University of Pisa
Jean-Pierre Chanod - Xerox Grenoble
Dan Cristea - University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" of Iasi
Tomaz Erjavec - Josef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana
Nancy Ide - Vassar College and University of Aix-en-Province
Aravind Joshi - University of Pennsylvania
Paola Monachesi - University of Tuebingen
Massimo Poesio - Centre for Cognitive Science - University of Edinburgh
Laurent Romary - CRIN-CNRS, Nancy
John Sinclair - University of Birmingham
Dan Tufis- Romanian Academy and ICI-Bucharest
Hans Uszkoreit - DFKI and University of Saarbruecken
Bonnie Lynn Webber - University of Pennsylvania
Zarin Yusoff - Universiti Sains Malaysia
Michael Zock - LIMSI-Orsay, University of Paris-Sud


4. Background

The Eurolan series of Summer Schools was established in 1993 to stimulate
young researchers to progress towards the highest levels of Natural Language
Processing and Language Technology research in their own countries. The
first Eurolan summer school was held in 1993 in Iasi (Romania), with the
theme "Natural Language and Logic Programming". It was jointly supported by
the French government and the University of Iasi. Seven invited faculty
members gave lectures to 45 students from Russia, Moldavia, Romania,
Bulgaria and Albania. The second Eurolan summer school was held in 1995,
again in Iasi, with the theme "Language and Perception: Representations and
Processes". This time there were eight faculty members giving lectures to 55
students from six different countries. The second summer school was jointly
funded by the European Union, the Romanian Ministry for Research and
Development, and the University of Iasi.


5. General information

The second announcement will contain the titles of the lectures. All
lectures will be given to all participants. Each of the three workshops will
last for one day. A workshop day will have a student session in the morning
and a round table and/or a working session in the afternoon. The applicants
are encouraged to register to one of the workshops and also to submit
proposals for presentations (short papers - 10-15 minutes) and demos.

The on-line registration forms can be found under the link on


6. Organization

The Eurolan'97 Summer School is jointly organized and co-sponsored by: ACM,
ACL - European Chapter, The TELRI Copernicus Concerted Action, The
University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza", Iasi, Romanian Academy, Romanian ACM

As a sponsor of this Summer School, TELRI offers up to 10 grants for its
members. The interested persons, should contact the TELRI coordinator.

The organizers expect support from the European Union - Directorate XIII,
the Romanian Ministry of Research and Technology, the Soros Foundation for
an Open Society, the British Council at Bucharest and Iasi and the French
Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Bucharest. A number of local
sponsors will also be announced later.

The Program Committee includes:

Liviu Ciortuz (University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza", Iasi)
Dan Cristea (University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza", Iasi)
Dan Tufis (Romanian Academy, Bucharest)
Hans Uszkoreit (DFKI, Saarbruecken)
Bonnie Lynn Webber (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia)

The Organizing Committee includes:

Non-local members
Cristina Peti (POLITEHNICA University, Bucharest)
Dan Tufis (Romanian Academy, Bucharest)
Claus Unger (ACM, University of Hagen)
Hans Uszkoreit (DFKI, Saarbruecken)
Bonnie Lynn Webber (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia)
Local members (from the University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" Iasi)
Dan Cristea
Amalia Todirascu

The accommodation, meals, travel and entertainment are organized by the NET
Agency - Iasi, Romania.

ELSNET's 5th European Summer School on Language and Speech Communication

Date: 13.-26. July 1997
Place: Leuven, Belgium



Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Centre for Computational Linguistics
14-25 July 1997


Please note that the deadline for registration has been postponed to

*** MAY 9, 1997 ***

ELSNET's fifth European Summer School on Language and Speech Communication
will be organised at the Centre for Computational Linguistics in Leuven,
Belgium. The central theme of the summer school will be 'Lexicon development
for Language and Speech Processing'. The event is sponsored by the European
Network in Language and Speech (ELSNET), ERASMUS, the COPERNICUS project
ELSNET goes East, the network Computational Linguistics in Flanders (CLIF),
and by one of the Belgian Councils for Scientific Research (NFWO), and
supported by the European Speech Communication Association (ESCA) and the
European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL).

Language and speech processing applications with a reasonable coverage
need large lexicons. The construction and maintenance of lexical resources
is a costly and complex task. Consequently, decisions about notation,
format, structure, content and acquisition of lexical knowledge require
careful consideration, while keeping in mind specific requirements of
applications on the one hand and reusability on the other. For students and
staff interested in the development of systems for speech and language
communication it is of prime importance to be familiar with the latest
developments in this field.

Structure and Content of the Programme - Week I

MONDAY 14/7 - FRIDAY 18/7

09.00 - 10.45
Computational lexicography for speech and language
Dafydd Gibbon (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
10.45 - 11.15
Coffee break
11.15 - 13.00
Parallel 1
Lexical knowledge representation
Julie Berndsen (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
Gerald Gazdar (University of Sussex, UK)
11.15 - 13.00
Parallel 2
The use of lexica in text-to-speech systems
Silvia Quazza (CSELT, Italy)
Henk van den Heuvel (University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
13.00 - 14.15
14.15 - 16.00
Parallel 1
Constraint-based lexicons
Gosse Bouma (University of Groningen, the Netherlands)
Dan Flickinger (CSLI Stanford, USA)
Frank Van Eynde (University of Leuven, Belgium)
14.15 - 16.00
Parallel 2
Speech databases
Dafydd Gibbon (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
Christoph Draxler (Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich, Germany)
16.00 - 16.30
Coffee break
16.30 - 17.30
Student presentations

Structure and Content of the Programme - Week II


09.00 - 10.45
The mental lexicon
Harald Baayen (MPI Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
Ardi Roelofs (MPI Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
10.45 - 11.15
Coffee break
11.15 - 13.00
Parallel 1
Multilingual lexicography
Susan Armstrong (ISSCO, University of Geneva, Switzerland)
11.15 - 13.00
Parallel 2
Automatic learning of lexical structure
Walter Daelemans (University of Tilburg, the Netherlands)
Gert Durieux (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
13.00 - 14.15
14.15 - 16.00
Parallel 1
Recognizing lexical units in text
Gregory Grefenstette (Rank Xerox, Grenoble, France)
Anne Schiller (Rank Xerox, Grenoble, France)
Salah Ait-Mokhtar (Rank Xerox, Grenoble, France)
14.15 - 16.00
Parallel 2
The use of lexica in automatic speech recognition
Lori Lamel (LIMSI, Orsay, France)
Martine Adda-Decker (LIMSI, Orsay, France)
16.00 - 16.30
Coffee break
16.30 - 17.30
Student presentations

The Summer School is open to advanced undergraduate, graduate and
postgraduate students, as well as to postdocs and staff members from
academia and industry. Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge
of language and/or speech processing, but no prior experience in the area
of lexicon development will be assumed. The courses are taught in English.

In order to facilitate the acquistion of hands-on experience the number of
participants will be limited to 90. For registration, use the form from
our WWW-pages at or

Notices of acceptance will be sent (by email or fax) during the second week
of May. Applicants who are accepted will then be asked to pay
the registration fee and -if applicable- the accommodation costs.

The other applicants are placed on a waiting list. They will be given notice
of (non)acceptance by June 15.

The registration fee covers the tuition, the lecture notes of the courses
which you will attend, consumptions during coffee breaks, and the welcome
and farewell parties. It does not include accommodation nor meals.

Students 5.000 BFr (= 125 ECU)
Academic staff members 10.000 BFr (= 250 ECU)
Employees of industry 20.000 BFr (= 500 ECU)

Participants from ELSNET sites get a 20% reduction and pay 4.000, 8.000 and
16.000 BFr, respectively.


More information and a registration form can be obtained from our
WWW-pages at

or from the Summer School secretariat at:

ELSNET Summer School Secretariat
c/o Centre for Computational Linguistics
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Maria-Theresiastraat 21
B-3000 Leuven
tel: +32-16-32.50.88
fax: +32-16-32.50.98

HPSG-97 Conference

Date: 18.-20. July 1997
Place: Cornell, Ithaca, NY, USA



at the Summer Institute of the LSA
Cornell, Ithaca, NY

July 18-20, 1997


Friday, July 18, 1997

CARL POLLARD (Ohio State University).
Adjuncts as Complements: Evidence from Case assignment.
Adam Przepiorkowski (Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet Tuebingen).
Conjunctive Semantics for Adjuncts: Evidence from Rationale Infinitives.
David Baxter (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

11:00-11:20 Coffee Break

Type-Hierarchical Analysis of Gapless Relative Clauses in Korean.
Jong-Yul Cha (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).
The internally Headed Relative Clause in Japanese
as a case of Syntactic Coercion.
Chiharu Uda (Doshisha University).
Linearization and WH-extraction in HPSG:
Evidence from a Dialect of Serbo-Croatian.
Gerald Penn (Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet Tuebingen).

12:50-2:30 Lunch Break

The morphosyntax of Serbo-Croatian Quantified NP's.
Stephen Wechsler (University of Texas at Austin) and
Larisa Zlatic (University of Texas at Austin).
A Lexical Approach to Quantifier Floating,
Anne Abeille (University of Paris 7) and
Daniele Godard, (CNRS and University of Paris 7).
Verb-Second structures in Breton.
Bob Borsley (University of Wales, Bangor) and
Andreas Kathol (UC Berkeley).
West Greenlandic Noun Incorporation in a monohierarchical Theory of
Rob Malouf (Stanford University).

4:30-4:50 Lemonade Break

Parallel Morpho-Syntactic Constraints in European Portuguese Cliticization.
Berthold Crysmann (University of Saarland).
Clitic Climbing in Noun Phrases.
Dimitra Kolliakou (University of Groningen and University of Newcastle).
The structure of French causatives.
Michael Calcagno (Ohio State University) and
Carl Pollard (Ohio State University).

Saturday July 19, 1997

PETER SELLS (Stanford University).
VP relatives in German.
Ehrard Hinrichs (Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet Tuebingen) and
Tsuneko Nakazawa (University of Tokyo).
The semantics of Relative Clause Extraposition.
Tibor Kiss (IBM Germany).

11:00-11:20 Coffee Break

The Scope-marking construction in German.
Andreas Kathol (UC Berkeley).
A syntactic analysis for wh-questions in German.
Anke Feldhaus (Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet Tuebingen)
Locus Agreement in American Sign Language: an HPSG analysis.
Kearsy Cormier (University of Texas at Austin).

12:50-2:30 Lunch Break

Idiomatic Constructions in HPSG.
Susanne Riehemann (Stanford University).
No one's forgotten the periphery, have they?
Emily Bender (Stanford University) and
Dan Flickinger (Stanford University).
Lexicalization of Context.
Graham Wilcock (University of Manchester and Sharp Corporation).

4:00-4:20 Lemonade Break

Grammar Acquisition by Probabilistic Model Transformation.
Eugene Koontz (SUNY-Buffalo).
Modular Integration and Interpretation of Principles in CF-PSG.
Josef van Genabith (Dublin City University)
'Inside-out' constraints and Description Language for HPSG grammars.
Jean-Pierre Koenig (SUNY-Buffalo).

HPSG-97 Party

Sunday, July 20, 1997

English Number Names in HPSG.
Jeff Smith (San Jose State University)
Long-distance reflexives and the binding square of opposition.
Antonio Branco (University of Lisbon)
On Locality of Negative Concord in Polish and Romance.
Adam Przepiorkowski (Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet Tuebingen) and
Anna Kupsc (Polish Academy of Sciences and University of Paris 7)

11:30-2:00 Lunch Break

Charles Fillmore (UC Berkeley),
Ellen Prince (University of Pennsylvania),
Ivan Sag, ORGANIZER, (Stanford University),
Gert Webelhuth (University of North Carolina).


-Participation in the conference is FREE for REGISTERED INSTITUTE
-For others:
Pre-registration (before July 1):
$30: non-students; $15 students
On-site registration:
$40: non-students; $25 students

To pre-register, send (i) your name and affiliation;
(ii) cash or check for the relevant amount to:

685 Baldy Hall
State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY, 14052 - USA

For any further information, contact:
Jean-Pierre Koenig
Linguistics Dept.
685 Baldy Hall
State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY, 14052
(716) 655-9179

Travel and Lodging:

Some dorm space might be available for conference participants.
Details will be provided soon. For travel information, consult
the Cornell web page at:

For lodging in Ithaca in general, consult the following web

9th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 97)

Date: 11.-22. August 1997
Place: Aix-en-Provence, France


European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information

Aix-en-Provence, France
August 11 - 22, 1997

Contents : - General Information
- Registration Form
- Programme & contacts


Logic, Language and Information have attracted and brought together a large
number of active researchers from disciplines such as Logic, Computer Science,
Linguistics and Cognitive Science, who consider the use of logical techniques
(broadly conceived) as a thread unifying their research efforts. The European
Summer School in LLI (ESSLLI) has become the main meeting place for young
researchers and research students in this rapidly growing field. ESSLLI is a
unique, interdisciplinary event, with no counterparts in Europe or elsewhere
in the world.

The main focus of the summer school is the interface between logic,
linguistics and computation as far as it concerns the modelling of human
language and cognitive abilities. The 1997 summer school programme includes
courses, workshops and symposia covering a variety of topics within six areas
of interest: Logic, Language, Computation, Logic and Computation, Computation
and Language, Language and Logic.

ESSLLI'97 will take place at the Aix-en-Provence Faculty of Arts(University
of Aix-Marseille I). This Faculty is close to the old town centre. There are
regular connections by bus (25 mns) from the international airport of Marseille
and by train (30mns) from Marseille. The Faculty is at a 10 minute walking
distance from the railway station.

April 30th Early registration deadline
May 3rd Deadline of the student session call for papers
May 30th Deadline for student grants application
June 15th Accomodation reservation deadline

1. Registration Fees

. Registration fees only cover the participation in this summer school.
Miscellaneous expenses (accomodation, meals and social activities) are
in addition.

. The registration deadline to get the early registration fare is :
April 1997, 30th.

. Students must enclose with the registration form a photocopy of their
student card.

. Members of FoLLI get a discount of 30 FF for students and 50 FF for others.

Status | Early registration (before 4/30/97) | Late registration |
Student | 1.100 FF | 1.400 FF |
Scholar | 1.900 FF | 2.300 FF |
Industrial | 3.800 FF | 4.600 FF |

2. Accomodation
>>>>>> Reservation should be made before June, 15th <<<<<<<

. Hotel :
Two classes of hotels are available. A deposit will be necessary to
book a room. The prices include breakfast.

Classes - 250-300 FF / night (Deposit : 600 FF)
- 350-400 FF / night (Deposit : 1200 FF)

. Hall of residence: - 70 FF / night (Complete payment at
the reservation)

3. Meals

. It is possible to have lunches at the University cafeteria. A reservation is
necessary before June 1997, 30th. Reservations and payments have to be made
on the basis of full weeks Luncheon vouchers (day by day) will be provided at
your arrival.

. The cafeteria of the University will be closed on August, 15th.

. It is also possible to buy sandwiches on the campus of the

- First week (4 meals) = 100 FF
- Second week (5 meals) = 125 FF

4. Social events

Two Thursday evening parties will be organized (buffet, concert) one on August
14 and one on August 21. To attend you should buy a ticket valid for both
parties at 200 FF per person. This ticket includes the buffet and the concerts.

5. Tee-shirt

The ESSLLI'97 Tee-shirt is on sale at the price of 50 FF.


Name: ________________________________________________

First Name: __________________________________________

Institution: _________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________________________



Country: ____________________________________________

Phone : ____________________________ Fax : _____________________________

E-mail : __________________________________________

Member of FoLLI : o Yes o No

1. Registration Fees
Status | Early registration (before 4/30/97) | Late registration |
Student | o 1.100 FF | o 1.400 FF |
Scholar | o 1.900 FF | o 2.300 FF |
Industrial | o 3.800 FF | o 4.600 FF |

2. Accomodation
- Day of arrival : _____________

- Day of departure : _____________

- Number of nights : _____________

. Hotel : Classes o 250-300 FF / night (Deposit : 600 FF)
o 350-400 FF / night (Deposit : 1200 FF)

. Hall of residence: o 70 FF / night (Complete payment at
the reservation)
- Total amount : __________

3. Meals
o First week (4 meals) = 100 FF o Second week (5 meals) = 125 FF

- Total amount : __________

4. Social events
o I would like to take part in ESSLLI parties

- Number of tickets : __________

- Total amount : __________

5. Tee-shirt
o I would like to buy one (or several) tee-shirt(s)

- Number of tee-shirts and size: ____ L ____ XL ____ XXL

- Total amount: __________

| Method of payment |
1. Detailed account
Registration fees : FF ___________________________

Accomodation : FF ___________________________

Meals: FF ___________________________

Social events : FF ___________________________

Tee-shirt : FF ___________________________

Amount: FF ___________________________

Credit card charges
(Japan : 4,5 %, Other countries : 3%) FF ___________________________

TOTAL AMOUNT : FF ___________________________

2. Methods of payment
. Cheques : Made out in French Francs, payable to FoLLI.

. Bank transfers :
- Sorry but you will have to pay the banking charges (if you don't,
your registration will be considered as incomplete).
- Please enclose with this form a copy of your transfer. This copy
should mention the name and adress of your bank.
- Do not forget to write down your name on the transfer.
- The bank transfer must be done in French Francs on the account:

Account number : 45 20 12 449
Swift Code: ABNANL 2A
References : ESSLLI'97 / your name
Address : Vereniging FoLLI
Plantage Muidergracht 24
The Netherlands

. Credit cards :

Credit card charges are yours. Whatever your credit card is, credit card
charges represent 4,5% of the total amount if your payment comes from Japan
and 3% if your payment comes from any other foreign country.

o VISA o Mastercard o American Express

Cardholder's Name : ______________________________________________________

Card number : ____________________________________

Expiration date : ________________________________

Amount : _________________________________________

Signature : _______________________________________

. If these methods of payment are inconvenient, it will be possible for you to
pay cash once you are in Aix. In this case, you will have to pay the late
registration fee and you will have to book your room yourself. Some exceptions
to these arrangements can be made for people coming from countries which do not
allow any of the long distance methods of payment above.

3. Cancellation
- Cancellations received before June 1997, 15th:
. running costs = 400FF

- Cancellations received after June 1997, 15th:
. running costs = 50% of the registration fees
. no reimbursement of the deposits paid for the hotel

Date : _____________________ Signature : __________________________________

To return by e-mail to :

A copy of this registration form together with the justificatory of payment
and the copy of the student card has to be sent by surface mail to :

LPL - Université de Provence
29 Avenue Robert Schuman
13621 Aix-en-Provence


Introductory Courses
B. Dorr (Univ. of Maryland) & P. Saint-Dizier (Univ. of Toulouse):
Lexical Semantics of Predicative Forms

M. Pickering (Univ. of Glasgow) & M. Crocker (Univ. of Edinburgh):
Human Sentence Comprehension

Advanced Courses
M. Moortgat (Univ. of Utrecht) & P. Oehrle (Univ. of Arizona):
Grammatical Resources: Logic & Structure

C. Gardent (Univ. of Saarlandes):
The Syntax and Semantics of Focus

A. Abeille, D. Godard (Univ. of Paris) & P. Miller (Univ. of Lille):
The Major Syntactic Structures of French

D. Brown (Univ. of Surrey)
Formal Elegance and Natural Complexity in Morphology

N. Asher (Univ. of Texas):
Applications of Pragmatic Theories of Discourse to
Natural Language Interpretation

Introductory Courses
L. Moss (Univ. of Indiana):

S. Feferman (Stanford Univ.) & G. Jaeger (Univ. of Bern):
Applicative Theories and Variable Types

Advanced Courses
A. Sernadas & C. Sernadas (Univ. of Lisbon):
Categorial Techniques for Combining Logics

L. Hella (Univ. of Helsinki):
Finite Model Theory

L. Beklemishev (Steklov Mathematical Institute):
Provability and Reflection

F. Wolter & M. Zakharyaschev (JAIST):
Topics in Polymodal Logic

J. Makowsky (Technion):
Translations, Reductions and Interpretations

Introductory Courses
P. Van Hentenryck (Brown Univ.):
Constraint Programming for Combinatorial Search Problems.

B. C. Pierce (Indiana Univ.):
Programming in the Pi-Calculus

Advanced Courses
A. Podelski (MPI):
Set Constraints, Their Use for Program Analysis and for Solving
Constraint Problems over (Feature) Trees

R. Backofen & P. Clote (Univ. of Munich):
Computational Biology

T. Fruehwirth ((Univ. of Munich):
Constraint Reasoning

Introductory Courses
N. Asher (Univ. of Texas) & T. Fernando ((Univ. of Stuttgart):
Logical Aspects of the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface in Discourse

J. Groenendijk & M.Stokhof ((Univ. of Amsterdam) :
Update Semantics & Discourse Coherence

R. Zuber (Univ. of Paris):
Logics and Grammars as Deductive Systems

Advanced Courses
M. A. Moshier (Chapman Univ.):
Category-Theoretic Foundations of Formal Linguistics

E. Keenan & E. Stabler (UCLA):
Mathematical Linguistics and Abstract Grammar

H. A. Costa (Carnegie-Mellon Univ.) & K. Segerberg (Uppsala):
AGM in and out of Focus

S. Peters (Stanford Univ.) & J. van der Does (Univ. of Amsterdam):
Quantifiers, Collectivity and Reciprocals

A. Ranta (Univ. of Helsinki):
The Informal Language of Mathematics

T. Jansen (Univ. of Amsterdam) & P. Pagin (Stockholm Univ.):
Compositionality: Logical and Meaning Theoretical Aspects

Introductory Courses
B. Krenn & C. Samuelsson (Univ. of Saarlandes):
Statistical Methods in Computational Linguistics

E. Hinrichs, D. Meurers (Univ. of Tuebingen) & J. Nerbonne (Groningen):
Grammar Development in Constraint-Based Grammar Formalisms

P. Blackburn & J. Bos (Univ. of Saarlandes):
Representation and Inference for Natural Languages: A First
Course in Computational Semantics

Advanced Courses
R. Gaizauskas (Univ. of Sheffield):
Information Extraction

M. Johnson (Brown Univ.) & M. Kay (Stanford Univ.):
Deductive Approaches to Constraint-Based Parsing and Generation

A. Lecomte (Grenoble), G. Morrill (UPC Barcelona) & C. Retore (INRIA):
Geometry of Language

C. Paris (CSIRO) & R. Dale (MRI):
Natural Language Generation

A. Zaenen (Rank Xerox Research Centre)
Grammar Writing as Software Development

Introductory Courses
F. Baader (Univ. of Aachen):
Terminological Reasoning

G. Brewka (Univ. of Leipzig) & J. Dix (Univ. of Koblenz):
Extended Logic Programming and Knowledge Representation

Advanced Courses
J. Mullins (Univ. of Brest):
Recursion Theory and Concurrency Models

A. Dawar (Univ. of Wales) & I. Stewart (Leicester Univ.):
Logic and Computation with Finite Structures

V. Marek & M. Truszczynski (Univ. of Kentucky):
Nonmonotonic Reasoning: a Computational Perspective

B. Rounds (Univ. of Michigan):
Domain Theory and its Applications in LLC

J. Vaananen (Univ. of Helsinki):
Generalized Quantifiers and Computation

W. van der Hoek (Utrecht), Y. Lesperance (York Univ.) & R. Scherl (Heights):
Logical Approaches to Agent Modelling and Design

| Contacts |
Philippe Blache
LPL - Universite de Provence
29, Avenue Robert Schuman
13621 Aix-en-Provence

fax: +33 442.59.50.96
tel: +33 442.59.20.73

e-mail :

Programme Committee
Sergei Artemov (Moscow)
Daniele Godard (Paris)
Georg Gottlob (Vienna)
Bill Keller (Sussex), CHAIR
Gert Smolka (Saarbruecken)
Dag Westerstahl (Stockholm)

Organising Committee
Anne Abeille (TALANA, Paris)
Gabriel Bes (GRIL, Clermont-Ferrand)
Philippe Blache (2LC, Sophia-Antipolis), CHAIR
Christophe Fouquere (LIPN, Paris)
Daniele Godard (LLF, Paris)
Benoit Habert (ENS, Fontrenay)
Alain Lecomte (INRIA, Nancy)
Philip Miller (SILEX, Lille)
Christian Jacquemin (IRIN, Nantes)
Monique Rolbert (LIM, Marseille)
Paul Sabatier (LIM, Marseille)
Patrick Saint-Dizier (IRIT, Toulouse)
Jean Veronis (LPL, Aix-en-Provence)
Annie Zaenen (RXRC, Grenoble)
Richard Zuber (LLF, Paris)
Pierre Zweigenbaum (DIAM, Paris)

Crash Courses for ESSLLI 97

Date: 10. August 1997
Place: Aix-en-Provence, France


CRASH COURSES for ESSLLI'97 (Aix-en-Provence)

ESSLLI'97 offers you very introductory courses which will be held
on the day preceding the beginning of the ordinary courses
(Sunday, June 10th, 1997). These courses are adressed to students
who would like to enter a new field.

The participation to these courses is free. Please, register as soon as
possible (use the form at the end of this mail or see the website).

The following topics are proposed :

. Introduction to Grammatical Formalisms
by Christophe Fouqueré (Professor, URA-CNRS, Paris-13)
(2 x 2 heures)

This course will introduce to the fundamental mechanisms of
contemporary syntactic theories (like GPSG, HPSG, TAG), mainly:
- unification of feature structures
- algebraic operations on trees.

. Introduction to Deductive Systems
by Christian Retoré (Researcher, INRIA-Lorraine)
(2 hours)

Deductive systems play a very important role in Artificial
Intelligence (expert-systems), in Theoretical Computer Science
(rewriting systems, functional programming, logic programming...)
and also in Computational Linguistics (categorial grammars). This
course will be an introduction to various logics: classical logic,
intuitionnistic logic, relevance logic, linear logic and variants
expressed in two systems: Sequent Calculus and Natural Deduction.

. Introduction to Model Theory
by Alain Lecomte (Professor, University of Grenoble)
(2 hours)

Model Theory provides the semantic side of logical systems (as they
are studied in the previous course). This course will give an
introduction to the notion of model, starting from models for the
elementary predicate calculus, and finishing with some insights on
representational theories used in Linguistics, like the Discourse
Representation Theory.

. Introduction to Modal Logic
by Patrice Bailhache (Professor, University of Nantes)
(2 hours)

Modal Logic is essential to Artificial Intelligence and formalisation
of many domains like Laws, Temporality, Knowledge, Belief and so
on. Modalities are of many kinds (alethic, deontic, epistemic...) and
can be formalised in Deductive Systems and in a Model-Theoretic
way via the notion of possible world. This course will be an
introduction to this field.

. French for Foreigners
by Frédéric Sabio (University of Aix-en-Provence)
(2 x 3 hours)

This course will have two objectives :
1- to give some rudiments of the French language for non French
speaking students in order they get a better enjoyment from their
stay in Aix en Provence,
2- to introduce specific problems of the French language for the

Registration form

Name : ..............................................................

First Name : ........................................................

Adress : ............................................................



E-mail : ...........................

Course :
o Introduction to Grammatical Formalisms (Christophe Fouqueré)
o Introduction to Deductive Systems (Christian Retoré)
o Introduction to Model Theory (Alain Lecomte)
o Introduction to Modal Logic (Patrice Bailhache)
o French for Foreigners (Frédéric Sabio)

COLEX Summer School in Morphology

Date: 1.-8. September 1997
Place: Nantes, France
Info: Paul BOUCHER (

Summer School in Morphology

Organise par : COLEX Centre OUest Lexique
Lieu : Centre International des Langues
Universite de Nantes
Date : du 1 au 8 septembre 1997

Pour tout contact : Paul BOUCHER (


Cours d'introduction :
Introductory courses:

1) Introduction a la morphologie generative, Alina Villalva (Lisbonne)
Introduction to generative morphology, Alina Villalva (Lisbonne)

2) La morphologie diachronique de l'anglais, Guy Bourquin (Nancy)
Diachronic word formation in English, Guy Bourquin (Nancy)

3) La morphologie du francais, Francoise Kerleroux (Paris X)
The morphology of French, Francoise Kerleroux (Paris X)

4) La morpho-phonologie de l'anglais, Jean-Louis Duchet (Poitiers)
The morpho-phonology of English, Jean-Louis Duchet (Poitiers)

Cours avances :
Advanced courses:

5) Morpho-syntaxe: Categories fonctionnelles et lexicales, Hagit Borer
Morpho-syntax: the fonctional/lexical distinction, Hagit Borer (UCSD)

6) La morphologie liee et le lexique formel, Joseph Emonds (Durham)
Bound morphology and the Formal lexicon, Joseph Emonds (Durham)

7) La morphologie derivationnelle du francais, Georgette Dal (Lille)
Derivational morphology of French, Georgette Dal (Lille)

8) Phonologie et lexique : l'approche declarative, Jean-Pierre Angoujard
Phonology and the Lexicon : The declarative approach,
Jean-Pierre Angoujard (Nantes)

Reports On Conferences, Workshops, Etc.

  1. Slavic Languages in HPSG, 1-2 May, Poznan, Poland
  2. First Workshop on Lexical Semantics Systems, 21. April 1997 (Program)

Slavic Languages in HPSG, 1-2 May, Poznan, Poland

The Workshop took place during the 30th Poznan Linguistic Meeting (1-3
May). The following talks were delivered:

Tania Avgustinova and Karel Oliva (University of Saarland, Saarbruecken):
The Proper Treatment of Binding in HPSG (in general) and Czech (in

Tania Avgustinova, Wojciech Skut and Hans Uszkoreit (University of
Saarland, Saarbruecken): Panslavism Revisited or a Core Grammar of Slavic

BOB BORSLEY (University of Wales, Bangor): On Some Polish Auxiliaries

TILMAN HOEHLE (University of Tuebingen): On Morphophonology in HPSG

Anna Kupsc (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw): sie-Haplology in Polish

Paola Monachesi (University of Tuebingen): The Rumanian Verbal Complex

Agnieszka Mykowiecka (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw): Some
Considerations on an HPSG Analysis of the Polish Relative Clause

Gerald Penn (University of Tuebingen): Linearization and Wh-Extraction in
HPSG: Evidence from a Dialect of Serbo-Croatian

Adam Przepiorkowski (University of Tuebingen): On Complements and Adjuncts
in Polish

Frank Richter and Manfred Sailer (University of Tuebingen): Non-Lexical
versus Lexical Accounts for UDCs: The Case of Negative Polarity Items in

WWW page of the Workshop:

First Workshop on Lexical Semantics Systems, 21. April 1997 (Program)



April 21 1997, Torino, Italy

Aula Magna, Universita' di Torino, Via Verdi 8


* CELI (Centro per l'Elaborazione del Linguaggio e
* Dipartimento di Informatica (Universita' di Torino),
* Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici (Universita' di Torino,
sede di Vercelli),
* Centro di Scienza Cognitiva (Universita' e Politecnico
di Torino).


9.15 Chancellor's welcome address

9.30 Opening (Luca Dini, CELI)

9.45 James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University)
"Semantic underspecification in lexicon design"

10.15 Annie Zaenen (Xerox, Grenoble)
"Multi-word lexemes in NLP"

10.45 Discussion

11.05 Coffee Break

11.30 Nicoletta Calzolari (ILC, Pisa)
"A corpus-based lexicon: acquisition and contents aspects"

12.00 Roberto Basili (Universita' di Roma, Tor Vergata)
"Representation of lexical knowledge for corpus driven

12.30 Discussion

12.50 LUNCH

14.45 Giacomo Ferrari (Universita' di Torino)
"Lexicon and semantic interpretation"

15.15 Bernardo Magnini (IRST, Trento)
"Sense disambiguation for computational systems"

15.45 Discussion

16.05 Coffee Break

16.30 Leonardo Lesmo (Universita' di Torino)
"Integration between lexical semantics and pragmatics"

17.00 Patrizia Violi (Universita' di Bologna)
"Prototypicality and typicality: exploring the formats of lexical

17.30 Discussion



Pier Marco Bertinetto, Luca Dini, Vittorio Di Tomaso, Anna
Goy, Leonardo Lesmo, Diego Marconi.


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  1. Paul Kay elected to the National Academy of Sciences
  2. Jim Blevins: new position
  3. Tsuneko Nakazawa: new position
  4. Announcing "Studies in Constraint-Based Lexicalism"
  5. SOAS HPSG Ellipsis Project: new website

Paul Kay elected to the National Academy of Sciences

>From Ivan Sag:

Here is a stunning piece of news. Paul Kay (UC Berkeley), who has
pioneered a number of areas of scientific research (perhaps most
notably (to us linguists), the cross-linguistic study of color terms)
was just elected to the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. This
is an incredible honor for any scientist (check out the home page at:, and certainly one that very few linguists ever

Paul is one of the founders and principal architects (together with
Chuck Fillmore) of the framework of Construction Grammar and has
recently been exploring (with a number of us working in HPSG and LFG
here in the Bay area) convergent trends in work on the theory of
grammatical constructions. If you're near a bottle of champagne, open
it and make a toast to Paul.

Jim Blevins: new position

>From Ivan Sag:

I'm delighted to report that Jim Blevins has just accepted a
position as Assistant Director of Research in English Grammar at the
Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics at Cambridge
University. From the way he describes it, this sounds like a great
position. Congratulations, Jim!

Tsuneko Nakazawa: new position

Tsuneko Nakazawa has accepted a new position as professor at the
University of Tokio.

office address (as of April 1, 1997):
Langauge and Information Sciences
Graduate Division of International and Interdisciplinary Studies
The University of Tokyo
3-8-1 Komaba
Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153, Japan
tel: +81 3 5454 6286 (direct)
fax: +81 3 5454 4329 (in dept office)

>From Tsuneko:

I'll be in a graduate division teaching formal linguistics, computer
science, and whatever falls inbetween and beyond. The division has a
close tie to Prof. Junichi Tsujii, who is on the other campus of the
University, and I am looking forward to collaboration with him.

Announcing "Studies in Constraint-Based Lexicalism"



We are happy to announce that CSLI Publications has agreed to publish
Andreas Kathol, Jean-Pierre Koenig, and Sam Mchombo as the series
editors). The purpose of the series is to produce representative,
high-quality selections of papers or monographs in various areas of
interest to those working in or on grammatical frameworks
characterizable as constraint-based lexicalism. The primary focus
will be current linguistic, foundational, and computational work in
the frameworks of Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG), Lexical
Functional Grammar (LFG), and related frameworks such as Construction
Grammar and Generalized Phrase Structure Grammar.

* * * * *

Announcement from the HPSG editor/Call for Papers

As for the publication of HPSG-related work, the series intends to, on
a yearly basis, include one volume consisting primarily of work
presented at the annual HPSG conference. However, the book editors
may also draw on material presented elsewhere, if appropriate to
achieve thematic cohesion. Moreover, anthologies of work unrelated to
the HPSG conference are also invited. In all cases the selection of
eligible papers by the editor(s) will be based on a review process. In
addition, this series is also intended as a forum for the publication
of monographs on topics in the areas mentioned above.

At this point, I'd like to solicit:

- unpublished work presented at one of the last three HPSG
conferences (in Copenhagen, Tuebingen, and Marseilles) which you
like to have considered for inclusion in the first volume due out
early next year. Submitted papers should not exceed 15 pages (20-25
in the case of invited conference talks);

- proposals for volumes in the series, which contain information
pertaining to the following:

- title (monograph) or thematic focus (anthology),
- set of potential contributors (anthology),
- a rough time frame for submission, reviewing, revising and
the final version;

(I will assume that proposals for anthologies imply the
willingness to serve as the book's editor)

NB, participants of this year's HPSG conference (HPSG 4) at Cornell
University will automatically be invited to submit their papers for
inclusion in the first forthcoming collection. More details will be
announced later.

--Andreas Kathol

SOAS HPSG Ellipsis Project: new website

The web site of the SOAS HPSG Ellipsis Project is now up and
running. The URL is

Abstracts of Papers, MA and Ph.D Projects

  1. Bjoern Aldag (Univ. Tübingen, Germany), completed MA thesis: "A Proof Theoretic Investigation of Prediction in HPSG"
  2. Robert Hamilton (Univ. of South Carolina, USA), completed Ph.D thesis: "Underdetermined Binding: An HPSG Binding Theory and Experimental Study of Adult Japanese Learners of English as a Second Language"
  3. Margriet Verlinden (Univ. Tilburg, Netherlands), Ph.D. project: "Design and implementation of an HPSG-style English Grammar for a user-machine interface"
  4. Manning/Sag/Iida, paper to appear: "The Lexical Integrity of Japanese Causatives"
  5. Copestake/Flickinger/Sag, Ms.: "Minimal Recursion Semantics: an introduction"
  6. Sag/Miller, paper to appear: "French Clitic Movement without Clitics or Movement"

Bjoern Aldag (Univ. Tübingen, Germany), completed MA thesis

A Proof Theoretic Investigation of Prediction in HPSG

Bj{\o}rn Aldag

[PS94] founds its Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG) on
specific method ological assumptions which demand a formalism,
i.e. a means to enable

1. the expression of theories and
2. the deduction from theories of experimentally verifiable or falsifiable
assertions about empirical phenomena.

Yet, a formalism which only meets these minimal requirements is
clearly less than optimal. In order to fully exploit such a formalism
for scientific advance, it i s in addition desirable to possess

3. a sound and complete calculus for the deduction relation,

or, even better,

4. a decidability method for the deduction relation.

On the basis of [Kin89], [Kin] provides a formalism for HPSG and
argues that it meets requirements (1) and (2), but a straightforward
corollary of [KSA] shows that the formalism does not meet the strong
desideratum (4). I strengthen this negative result by showing that
even the fulfillment of the weaker desideratum (3) is logically
inconceivable for the HPSG formalism of [Kin].

This MA thesis can be found at: or .ps/.dvi/.dvi.gz


[Kin]   Paul J. King. Truth and prediction in HPSG. Working draft.
[Kin89] Paul J. King. A Logical Formalism for Head-Driven Phrase Structure
Grammar. Doctoral thesis, University of Manchester, Manchester,
UK, 1989.
[KSA] Paul J. King, Kiril I. Simow, and Bj{\o}rn Aldag. The complexity of
modellability in finite and computable signatures of a constraint
logic for head-driven phrase structure grammar.
Unpublished manuscript of February 28, 1997.
[PS94] Carl Pollard and Ivan A. Sag. Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar.
Studies in contemporary linguistics. The University of Chicago Press,
Chicago, USA, 1994.

Robert Hamilton (Univ. of South Carolina, USA), completed Ph.D thesis

Underdetermined Binding: An HPSG Binding Theory and
Experimental Study of Adult Japanese Learners of English
as a Second Language

Robert Hamilton
University of South Carolina

In this dissertation I accomplish two objectives. First, I develop a
theory of anaphoric and personal-pronominal binding within the
framework of HPSG that I argue is empirically more satisfying and
internally more coherent than previous accounts, including among
others the standard HPSG binding theory of Pollard & Sag (1992, 1994)
and the reflexive-marking account of Reinhart & Reuland (1991, 1993).
Second, I report on an experimental study in which I investigated
whether adult Japanese-speaking learners of English have direct access
to Binding Condition A as formulated in my and other
argument-structure analyses of binding.

Focusing on the first of these objectives here, unlike previous
theories of binding I formulate Binding Condition A as a restriction
not on anaphors but on all polymorphemic pronominals, both anaphoric
and personal- pronominal (more specifically in HPSG terms, any pron
phrase with pron COMP-DTR). This explains, among other things, why
Icelandic hann sjalfur, a previously uninvestigated polymorphemic
personal pronoun, is subject to Condition A just like polymorphemic
anaphors in many languages (e.g. English himself), whereas
monomorphemic anaphors (e.g. Chinese ziji) are not. I also present a
more satisfactory characterization of the local domain than that found
in other argument-structure approaches to binding such as Pollard &
Sag's and Reinhart & Reuland's. I achieve this advantage by making
Conditions A and B sensitive to what I term Reflexive O-Command, a
refinement of Pollard & Sag's Local O-Command that is sensitive not
only to syntactic subcategorization but to thematic argument structure
as well. Finally, I develop a theory of anaphoric binding based on my
Unspecified Indices Principle, which states (roughly) that the
unspecified phi-features (INDEX features in HPSG) found in anaphors
trigger corresponding NONLOCAL | INHER | REFLEXIVE features that are
inherited upward in a syntactic tree until discharged by some
structure-sharing antecedent. This mechanism accounts for a number of
structural effects on the nonlocal binding of monomorphemic anaphors,
including the sort of blocking and clausal opacity effects often
considered to be within the exclusive purview of geometric approaches
to binding (e.g. head-movement approaches).

Margriet Verlinden (Univ. Tilburg, Netherlands), Ph.D. project

title:          Design and implementation of an HPSG-style English 
Grammar for a user-machine interface
student: Margriet Verlinden (e-mail:
university: Tilburg University (department Computational Linguistics)
first promotor: Harry Bunt
start/end: April 1994 - March 1998


Key words: grammar, English, parsing, HPSG, natural language user

This project is part of the DenK (`Dialogue Management and Knowledge
Acquisition') project. The DenK project is a long-term collaborative
research activity of the universities of Tilburg and Eindhoven. The
project aims at the exploration, formalization and application of
fundamental principles of communication from a computational
perspective, in order to build advanced cooperative human-computer

In the system that we are building, the English utterances from the
user to the DenK dialogue system are analysed in several
components. In one component the utterances are analysed without using
any context, and in the next component the context of the dialogue is
taken into account. In the Ph.D.project of Margriet Verlinden the
context-insensitive analysis of utterances is designed and
implemented. The grammar is based on HPSG theory. The principles and
ID-schemata are mainly as in the theory, but the representation used
for the semantic content is different.

The main result of the context-free parsing is the content of the
utterance in Underspecified Logic Form (ULF, designed within
DenK). The aim of the Ph.D.project is to create a parser that can
handle a fairly high percentage of any user's utterances within one
selected domain. Therefore, we pay attention to several rather diverse
linguistic phenomena, and we concentrate on the main characteristics
of each phenomenon (instead of working out one phenomenon in
detail). In general, we try to create a robust system that can handle
fairly well realistic input, including linguistically peripheral
phenomena such as punctuation and interjections. The grammar is
written in HPSG style, and ALE (Attribute Language Engine, by Bob
Carpenter and Gerald Penn) is used to generate the parser from the

The current grammar contains the seven ID schemata of
[Pollard&Sag'94,Ch.9], and a number of additional schemata for
relative clauses, noun-noun compounds and coordination. The grammar
covers among others: the auxiliary system, copular verbs, verbs with
particles, noncountable nouns and bare plurals, possessives, a part of
the relative clauses, subordinate clauses, and negation of verbs. The
coming months the writing of the actual thesis will start.

( The WWW-address of the DenK homepage is now , but will
soon become )

Manning/Sag/Iida, paper to appear: "The Lexical Integrity of Japanese Causatives"

The revised version (March 5, 1997) of the following paper is available:

Manning, Christopher, Ivan A. Sag, and Masayo Iida. to appear.
The Lexical Integrity of Japanese Causatives. In Robert Levine
and Georgia Green, eds., Readings in Modern Phrase Structure
Grammar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

In this paper, we try to reconcile the complex syntactic distribution
of Japanese causatives with a strong version of lexicalism -- one
where words ground direct syntactic recursion (i.e. where no affixal
elements function as syntactic primitives and where there are no
transformational derivations). We treat (among other things) adverbs
and quantified NPs with sublexical scope and the binding of zibun
and unexpressed pronouns.

Copestake/Flickinger/Sag, Ms.: "Minimal Recursion Semantics: an introduction"

A draft version of the following paper is available:

Copestake, Ann, Dan Flickinger, and Ivan A. Sag. Ms. Minimal
Recursion Semantics: an introduction.

Minimal Recursion Semantics (MRS) is a framework for computational
semantics that simplifies the design of algorithms. MRS
representations are flat, with each piece of the representation
assigned a handle that can be identified with the value of some
argument in some other piece of the representation. This paper
describes an implementation that integrates MRS with an HPSG grammar
for both parsing and generation and discusses why, in general, a
semantic representation with minimal structure is desirable.

Sag/Miller, paper to appear: "French Clitic Movement without Clitics or Movement"

A completely revised version of the following paper will be available
within the next few days at the URL indicated below. Heavily
influenced by some recent theoretical ideas of Gosse Bouma's, this
analysis of French `clitics' no longer uses a Pronominal Affixation
Lexical Rule.

Ivan A. Sag and Philip Miller. to appear. French Clitic Movement
without Clitics or Movement. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory.

This paper presents a lexicalist treatment of the French clitic
system that treats all `clitics' as lexical pronominal affixes,
whose ordering is templatic in nature. On our account, the order
of French pronominal affixes is independent of the general
properties of syntactic structures; cliticized forms, produced
via lexical rule, enter the syntax fully inflected. The conclusions
we reach challenge grammatical architectures that seek to explain
the behavior of clitics in terms of functional projections,
head movement and/or the Mirror Principle.

Bibliographic Information

The following is the alphabetical list of the bibliographical information
submitted to Stefan Mueller's HPSG Bibliography page at

since the previous issue of the Gazette. The full HPSG bibliography
can be found at the above address.


author = "Sergio Balari",
email = "",
journal = "Catalan Working Papers in Linguistics",
pages = "1-43",
title = "Two types of agreement",
volume = "2",
year = "1992"


address = "Barcelona",
author = "Sergio Balari",
booktitle = "Proceedings of the VII Congreso de Lenguajes Naturales
y Lenguajes Formales",
email = "",
editor = "Carlos Mart\'{\i}n Vide",
pages = "279-286",
publisher = "Promociones y Publicaciones Universitarias",
title = "Sujetos nulos en HPSG [Null subjects in HPSG]",
year = "1992"


author = "Sergio Balari",
booktitle = "Romance in HPSG",
email = "",
editor = "Sergio Balari and Luca Dini",
publisher = "CSLI Publications",
title = "Pronous, variables and extraction in HPSG",
year = "in_press"


author = "Elizabeth Owen Bratt",
email = "",
homepage = "",
month = "December",
school = "Stanford University",
title = "Argument Composition and the Lexicon: Lexical and
Periphrastic Causatives in Korean",
year = "1996"


author = "Anthony Davis",
email = "",
homepage = "",
school = "Stanford University",
title = "Lexical Semantics and Linking and the
Hierarchical Lexicon",
url = "",
year = "1997"


author = "Kordula {De Kuthy} Gro{\ss}kopf",
email = "",
homepage = "",
school = "Universit{\"a}t T{\"u}bingen",
title = "Der Rattenf{\"a}ngereffekt bei Relativ- und
Interrogativs{\"a}tzen im Deutschen",
url = "",
year = "1996"


author = "Thilo G\"otz and Walt Detmar Meurers",
title = "Interleaving universal principles and relational
constraints over typed feature logic",
booktitle = "Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the ACL and
the 8th Conference of the EACL",
year = "1997",
address = "Madrid, Spain",
email = "",
homepage = "",
url = ""


author = "Thilo G\"otz and Walt Detmar Meurers",
title = "The {ConTroll} System as Large Grammar Development
booktitle = "Proceedings of the Workshop ``Computational
Environments for Grammar Development and Linguistic
Engineering (ENVGRAM)'' held in conjunction with the
35th Annual Meeting of the ACL and 8th Conference
of the EACL},
year = "1997",
address = "Madrid, Spain",
email = "dm}",
homepage = "",
url = ""


author = "Erhard Hinrichs and Detmar Meurers and Frank Richter
and Manfred Sailer and Heike Winhart",
title = "Ein HPSG-Fragment des Deutschen, Teil 1: Theorie",
institution = "Universit\"at T\"ubingen",
month = "April",
number = "95",
url = "",
year = "1997"


author = "Paul John King and Kiril Ivanov Simov",
email = "",
homepage = "",
month = "March",
note = "Draft manuscript: comments welcome!",
title = "The Automatic Deduction of Classificatory Systems from
Linguistic Theories",
url = "",
year = "1997"


author = "Paul John King and Kiril Ivanov Simov and Bjoern Aldag",
email = "",
homepage = "",
month = "March",
note = "Draft manuscript: comments welcome!",
title = "The Complexity of Modelability in Finite and Computable
Signatures of a Constraint Logic for Head-driven Phrase
Structure Grammar",
url = "",
year = "1997"


author = "Minhaeng Lee",
email = "",
homepage = "",
publisher = "Peter Lang",
title = "Kontrastive Syntax und maschinelle Sprachanalyse im
Rahmen einer Unifikationsgrammatik",
year = "1992"


author = "Minhaeng Lee",
booktitle = "Proceedings of Asian Conference",
email = "",
homepage = "",
publisher = "Thaehaksa",
title = "Configurationality Parameter in Korean and its
Computational Implication - An HPSG Approach",
year = "1992"


author = "Rafael Mar{\'\i}n",
email = "",
homepage = "",
month = "March",
school = "Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona",
title = "Las propiedades aspectuales de las oraciones reducidas
url = "",
year = "1996"


author = "Rafael Mar{\'\i}n",
email = "",
homepage = "",
month = "December",
note = "Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona",
title = "Aspectual Properties of Spanish Absolute Small Clauses",
url = "",
year = "1996"


author = "Walt Detmar Meurers",
title = "Statusrektion und Wortstellung in koh\"arenten
Infinitkonstruktionen des Deutschen",
booktitle = "Ein HPSG-Fragment des Deutschen. Teil 1: Theorie",
editor = "Erhard Hinrichs and Walt Detmar Meurers and Frank
Richter and Manfred Sailer and Heike Winhart",
pages = "189--248",
series = "Arbeitspapiere des SFB 340",
volume = "95",
year = "1997",
email = "",
homepage = "",
url = ""


author = "Adam Przepi{\'o}rkowski and Anna Kup{\'s}{\'c}",
email = "",
homepage = "",
institution = "Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences",
month = "February",
number = "828",
title = "Negative Concord in {P}olish",
url = "",
year = "1997"


author = "Frank Richter",
title = "Die Satzstruktur des Deutschen und die Behandlung
langer Abhängigkeiten in einer
Linearisierungsgrammatik. Formale Grundlagen und
Implementierung in einem HPSG-Fragment",
booktitle = "Ein HPSG-Fragment des Deutschen. Teil 1: Theorie",
editor = "Erhard Hinrichs and Walt Detmar Meurers and Frank
Richter and Manfred Sailer and Heike Winhart",
pages = "13--188",
series = "Arbeitspapiere des SFB 340",
volume = "95",
year = "1997",
email = "",
homepage = "",
url = ""


author = "Manfred Sailer",
title = "Adjunkte in einer Linearisierungsgrammatik: Syntax,
Semantik und Wortstellung",
booktitle = "Ein HPSG-Fragment des Deutschen. Teil 1: Theorie",
editor = "Erhard Hinrichs and Walt Detmar Meurers and Frank
Richter and Manfred Sailer and Heike Winhart",
pages = "249--318",
series = "Arbeitspapiere des SFB 340",
volume = "95",
year = "1997",
email = "",
homepage = "",
url = ""


author = "Heike Winhart",
title = "Die Nominalphrase in einem HPSG-Fragment des Deutschen",
booktitle = "Ein HPSG-Fragment des Deutschen. Teil 1: Theorie",
editor = "Erhard Hinrichs and Walt Detmar Meurers and Frank
Richter and Manfred Sailer and Heike Winhart",
pages = "319--384",
series = "Arbeitspapiere des SFB 340",
volume = "95",
year = "1997",
email = "",
url = ""


author = "Sh{\^{u}}ichi Yatabe",
booktitle = "Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics 2",
email = "",
homepage = "",
pages = "303--317",
publisher = "MIT Working Papers in Linguistics",
title = "Long-distance scrambling via partial compaction",
url = "",
url_checked = "05.03.97",
year = "1996"

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