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Category:   E-Conf
Subject:   IWCS-4 Program and Call for Participation
From:   Harry Bunt
Email:   Harry.Bunt_(on)_kub.nl
Date received:   06 Dec 2000
Start date:   10 Jan 2001

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The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers interested in any aspects of the computation of meaning in natural language or in language-based multimedia objects. ************************************** * INVITED SPEAKERS: * * * * James Allen (U. Rochester) * * Jan van Eijck (U. Utrecht) * * Alex Lascarides (U. Edinburgh) * ************************************** The workshop focuses on the study of computational aspects of semantic theories, on theoretical issues in the development of natural language understanding systems, and on tools, methodologies, and techniques for computer interpretation of natural language. Some of the topics that figure prominently in the workshop program are: * working with underspecified representations of meaning * modelling and using context in interpretation * the relations between semantics and pragmatics * dynamic interpretation in text and dialogue * interpretation and games * incrementality and monotonicity in the computation of meaning * computational lexical semantics * speech acts and interpretation * semantics and pragmatics in language generation * computational aspects of meaning in discourse discourse * knowledge representation and reasoning in interpretation. PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME ********************* Wednesday, January 10 --------------------- James Allen: invited talk Jonathan Ginzburg, Howard Gregory and Shalom Lappin: SHARDS: Fragment resolution in dialogue Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova and Bonnie Webber: Concession, implicature, and alternative sets Rodger Kibble: Inducing rhetorical structure via nested update semantics short presentations: Roland Hausser, Elena Karagjasova, Ruth Kempson, Jan van Kuppevelt, Birte Loenneker, Jon Patrick Emiel Krahmer and Mark Swerts: Meaning and intonation: the cases of contrastive accent and met-linguistic negation Alistair Butler: Sentences with exhaustification Robert van Rooy: The pragmatics of mention-some readings of questions Patrick Saint-Dizier and Gloria Vazquez: A compositional framework for prepositions Nicolas Denand: Answering the question Where? - some experimental results Andrea Zielinski: A treatment of scope in MT Thursday, January 11 -------------------- Jan van Eijck: Context semantics for NL Michel Gagnon, Elena Godoy and Rogerio de Oliveira: An implementation of DRT for a compositional Interpretation of the Portuguese progressive form Helen Seville and Allan Ramsay: Capturing sense in intensional contexts Massimo Poesio and Uwe Reyle: Underspecification in anaphoric reference Diego Molla: Ontologically promiscuous flat logical forms for NLP short presentations: Pascal Boldini, David McDonald, Gregers Koch, Isabelle Debourges/S.Guillore/C.Vrain, Allan Ramsay & Helen Seville, Serge Sharoff & Lena Sokolova Dick Crouch, Anette Frank and Josef van Genabith: Linear logic based transfer and structural misalignment Theo Janssen: On the interpretation of IF logic Rene Ahn: Observable types: a computational approach to meaning Norihiro Ogata: A type theory for typing, meta-typing, and ontological information in discourse ACL SIGSEM business meeting Friday, January 12 ------------------ Alex Lascarides: Why dynamic semantics needs discourse structure (invited talk) Kees van Deemter: Generating referring expressions: beyond the incremental algorithm Claire Gardent and Katarina Striegnitz: Generating indirect anaphora Frank van Eynde: Rules or constraints for modeling tense Sven Verdoolaege, Marc Denecker, Ness Schelkens, Danny De Schreye and Frank van Eynde: Abductive reasoning with temporal information George Demetriou and Eric Atwell: A domain-independent semantic tagger for the study of meaning associations in English text Closing at lunchtime GENERAL INFORMATION ********* Information about hotels, about how to travel to Tilburg and the conference site, etc. can be found at the IWCS-4 web pages; see http://pi0239.kub.nl/%7Esigsem/iwcs4.html For any questions about the program contact Harry Bunt@kub.nl; for all other matters contact the conference secretariat: Carol Mcgregor Computational Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence Group Tilburg University P.O. Box 90153 5000 LE Tilburg The Netherlands phone: +31 13 466 83 81 fax: +31 13 466 31 10 email: C.J.McGregor_(on)_kub.nl ____________________________________________________________________________ REGISTRATION INFORMATION ********* To register, either use the registration possibilities at the IWCS-4 web pages or fill out the registration form below and return it to the conference scretary Ms Carol McGregor at C.J.McGregor@kub.nl (or by fax or by traditional mail; see addresses below). ____________________________________________________________________________ IWCS-4 REGISTRATION FORM Name: ________________________________________ Institute: ________________________________________ Department: ________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ Telephone: ________________________________________ Fax: ________________________________________ Email: ________________________________________ Registration fee is 295 Dutch guilders (approx. 120 US$, or 135 Euros) when registering before December 21. For registration after December 21 the participation fee is NLG 325. The fee includes * Participation in 2.5 days program * 1 copy of proceedings * 2 x lunch * 8 x coffee/tea * Reception For undergraduate students a reduced fee is offered which only includes participation and proceedings. Method of Calculate any transfer charges, as we must receive the payment: full registration fee. Any shortfall in fees will have to be paid on arrival at the workshop. On your payment, please indicate your name, and mention code 8270.W 367, IWCS 4, Tilburg University, Faculty of Arts. () Via bank transfer: In Dutch guilders to bank account 45 50 46 042. ABN AMRO Bank, Heuvelring 88, P.O.Box 8, NL-5000 AA, Tilburg, The Netherlands or to Postbank account 23 86 602 (only within the Netherlands). () By credit card: Company: Visa/MasterCard/American Express Number: ________________________________ Expiration date: ____________________________ (If you prefer not to use email to transfer this information, please send us a fax.) HOTEL INFORMATION A number of rooms have been reserved at the following hotels. (Note: the city center is 5-10 minutes walking from the central railway station. All hotels are at approximately the same distance from the conference venue.) If you wish, we can make reservations for you Lodging () Hotel Mercure (city center) Heuvelpoort 300 NL-5038 DT Tilburg phone: +31-13-535 46 75 fax: +31-13-535 58 75 NLG 192,50 per night, inc. breakfast. () Hotel Lindeboom (city center) Heuvelring 126 NL-5038 CL Tilburg phone: +31-13-535 13 55 fax: +31-13-536 10 85 NLG 150,- per night, inc. breakfast. () Hotel Central (city center) ALREADY BOOKED FULL Spoorlaan 422 NL-5038 CG Tilburg phone: +31-13-543 62 34 fax: +31-13-544 11 01 NLG 85,- per night, inc. breakfast. Please make reservations in the hotel I checked above, number of persons: __ date of arrival: January __ date of departure: January __ . () Do not make any hotel reservations for me Send this form to: Carol McGregor Tilburg University Faculty of Arts P.O.Box 90153 NL-5000 LE Tilburg The Netherlands C.J.McGregor_(on)_kub.nl ____________________________________________________________________________ ------------------------------------------------------ Harry C. Bunt Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science Tilburg University P.O. Box 90153 5000 LE Tilburg, the Netherlands Phone: +31 - 13 466.3060 (secretary Anne Andriaensen) 2568 (Dean's office) 2653 (office, room B 310) Fax: +31 - 13 466.3110 Harry.Bunt_(on)_kub.nl WWW: http://cwis.kub.nl/%7Efdl/general/people/bunt/index.stm -----------------------------------------------------------

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