Corpora: [E-SSchool] EUROLAN'99

Dan Cristea (
Fri, 19 Feb 1999 18:57:14 +0200

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Call for participation

The 4th EUROLAN Summer School
on Human Language Technology

"Lexical Semantics and Multilinguality"

19-31 July 1999
Iași/Durău - Romania

The theme reflects the growing international interest on lexical semantics
in correlation with the current approach of the modern information society
for stimulating technological bases that would allow to minor languages to
have equal access to information. It aims at approaching problems related
to the deep understanding of texts, WordNet, discourse interpretation and
intelligent web browsers based on language interpretation. It is also our
desire to stimulate West/East and East/East collaboration in this domain.

It has become a tradition that, within the main topic of the Eurolan
Schools, related directions are approached that could also house workshops
aimed at stimulating discussions and further collaboration. Three thematic
tracks are planned for Eurolan'99:

I. Lexical Semantics - the structure of WordNet, its building principles,
how much experience from English can be borrowed in order to apply to other
languages, how WordNet can be used for word sense disambiguation, anaphora
resolution, textual summarization and machine translation.

1. Semantics in Lexicons and Corpora: a few European initiatives
by Nicoletta Calzolari - Institute of Computational Linguistics Pisa

2. Motivation, History, and Design of WordNet
by Christiane Fellbaum - Princeton University

3. Cross-lingual sense determination
by Nancy Ide - Vassar College

4. Probabilistic methods in the context of a taxonomy and methods for
obtaining and using parallel text
by Philip Resnik - University of Maryland

5. Printed dictionaries, from lexical databases to lexical ontologies. A
view from CONCEDE.
by Dan Tufiș, RACAI - Romanian Academy, Bucharest

6. Developing Multi-purpose LKBs for NLP
by Evelyne Viegas - New Mexico State University

7. Wordnets and ontologies in NLP
by Piek Vossen - University of Amsterdam

II. Discourse and Summarization - recent advances on Discourse Theory and
Text Summarization, discourse structure and the relation with anaphora, how
can discourse structure influence summarization, are discourse
interpretation and summarization techniques dependent on language?

1. Introduction to Computational Semantics
by Johan Bos - University of Saarlandes, Saarbrücken

2. Linguistic Foundations for Summary Generation from Corpora
by Rodolfo Delmonte - University of Venice

3. Topics in Discourse Interpretation
by Jerry Hobbs - Artificial Intelligence Center, SRI International, Menlo
Park, California

4. Automated Text Summarization
by Eduard Hovy and Daniel Marcu - USC Institute for Science of Information,
Marina del Rey

5. Discourse structure and reference
by Nancy Ide, Vassar College and
Dan Cristea, University "Alexandru I. Cuza", Iași

6. Discourse: Theories, Parsing, Generation.
by Daniel Marcu and Eduard Hovy - USC Institute for Science of Information,
Marina del Rey

7. Knowledge Processing on an Extended WordNet
by Dan Moldovan - Southern Methodist University, Dallas

III. Applications of WordNet and Discourse - the state of the art in
information extraction and retrieval, intelligent Internet browsing and
help from Natural Language Processing domains, with particular emphasis on
WordNet and Discourse applications.

1. Concepts in Multilingual Information Retrieval
by Paul Buitelaar - DFKI Saarbrücken

2. Romanian WordNet
by Sanda Harabagiu - Southern Methodist University, Dallas

3. Word Sense Disambiguation and an Application to Information Retrieval
from the Internet
by Dan Moldovan - Southern Methodist University, Dallas

4. Title to be announced
by Gábor Prószéky - MorphoLogic Budapest

5. Title to be announced
by Laurent Romary - Loria/CNRS Nancy

6. Queering through Web
by François Rousselot - LIIA-ENSAIS, Strasbourg

7. Title to be announced
by Hans Uszkoreit - DFKI and University of Saarbrücken

Call for Workshops and round tables

We welcome workshops and round tables proposals within the EUROLAN'99
School topics. Proposals for workshops should contain: a title and a
content description, a budget proposal proving self-support, any special
requirements for technical needs. Proposals should be submitted by
electronic mail, in plain ASCII text no later than 15 March, 1999. 

Important dates

Workshop proposals deadline: 15 March.
Early school registration deadline: 10 May.
Late school registration deadline: 14 June.
School period: 19-31 July.

Program Committee

Dan Cristea – University "Alexandru I. Cuza" of Iași
Sanda Harabagiu – Southern Methodist University
Nancy Ide – Vassar College
Daniel Marcu - USC Institute for Science of Information
Dan Moldovan – Southern Methodist University
Dan Tufiș – RACAI, Romanian Academy
Hans Uszkoreit – DFKI and University of Saarbrücken

Organizing Committee

Cătălina Barbu - University "Alexandru I. Cuza" of Iași
Sabin-Corneliu Buraga - University "Alexandru I. Cuza" of Iași
Dan Cristea - University "Alexandru I. Cuza" of Iași
Radu Negrescu - University "Alexandru I. Cuza" of Iași
Cristina Peti - University "Politehnica", Bucharest
Valentin Tablan - University "Alexandru I. Cuza" of Iași
Amalia Todirașcu - University "Alexandru I. Cuza" of Iași and University of
Dan Tufiș – Romanian Academy
Claus Unger - ACM and University of Hagen

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Romanian Ministry of Research and Technology
RACAI - Romanian Academy
University "Alexandru I.Cuza" of Iași

Dr. Dan Cristea
University "A.I.Cuza" Iasi Phone: +40.32.146141
Dept. of Computer Science Fax: +40.32.213330
16, Berthelot St. E-mail:
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