RANLP: Call For Participation

Nicolas Nicolov (nicolas@aisb.ed.ac.uk)
Mon, 10 Jul 1995 00:32:16 +0000

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International Conference

Tzigov Chark, Bulgaria

14 - 16 Sept 1995


Tzigov Chark is a beautiful resort in the Rhodope Mountains on the
shore of Batak Lake. Tzigov Chark is 150km from Sofia, the capital
of Bulgaria.



Kuang-hua Chen, Hsin-Hsi Chen (Taiwan)
A corpus-based approach to text partition

Allan Ramsay, Reinhard Schaeler (Ireland)
Case and word order in English and German

Marcel Cori, Michel de Fornel, J.M. Marandin (France)
Parsing Repairs

Christer Samuelsson (Germany)
Example-Based Optimization of Surface-Generation Tables

Ivan Bretan, Maans Engstedt and Bjoern Gambaeck (Sweden)
A Multimodal Environment for Telecommunication Specifications

Inaki Alegria, Xabier Artola, Kepa Sarasola (Spain)
Improving a robust morphological analyzer using lexical

Daniel Jones, Harold Somers (UK)
Bilingual vocabulary estimation from noisy parallel corpora
using variable bag estimation

Harris Papageorgiou (Greece)
Clause recognition in the framework of alignment

Tadashi Nomoto (Japan)
Effects of Grammatical Annotation on a Topic Identification Task

Wiebke Ramm and Claudia Villiger (Germany)
Global Text Organization and Sentence-Grammatical Realization: Towards
a Discourse-Level Control of Grammatical Selections

Olivier Ferret and Brigitte Grau (France)
An Episodic Memory for Understanding and Learning

David D. Palmer (USA)
Experiments in Multilingual Sentence Boundary Recognition

Marie Owens, P.O'Boyle, F.J. Smith (UK)
A missing-word evaluation of statistical language model
performance using human subjects

Khalil Sima'an (Holland)
An Optimized Algorithm for Data Oriented Parsing

Jan Schaake and Geert-Jan M. Kruijff (Holland)
Discerning relevant information in discourses using TFA

Hideki Kozima, Akira Ito (Japan)
Context-sensitive measurement of word distance by adaptive
scaling of a semantic space

Akito Nagai, Ishikawa Yasushi, Nakajima Kunio (Japan)
Concept-Driven Search Algorithm Incorporating Semantic
Interpretation and Speech Recognition

Shinsuke Mori and Makoto Nagao (Japan)
Grammar extraction and parsing a natural language using N-gram statistics

Mihoko Kitamura, Yuji Matsumoto (Japan)
A MT system based on translation rules acquired from parallel corpora

Udo Hahn, Michael Strube (Germany)
ParseTalk about textual ellipsis

Victoria Arranz, Ian Radford, Sofia Ananiadou, Jan-ichi Tsujii (UK)
Towards a sublanguage-based semantic clustering algorithm

Jung H. Shin, Young S. Han, Young C. Park, Key S. Choi (Korea)
A HMM Part-of-Speech Tagger for Korean With Wordphrasal Relations

Ye-Yi Wang and Alex Waibel (USA)
Connectionist Transfer in Machine Translation

Malgorzata Stys (UK), Stefan Zemke (Sweden)
Incorporating Discourse Aspects in Polish -- English MT:
Towards Robust Implementation:

Kalina Boncheva (Bulgaria)
Generation of Multilingual Explanations from Conceptual Graphs

R. Basili, M. Della Rocca, Maria Pazienza, P. Velardi (Italy)
Contexts and categories: tuning a general purpose verb
classification to sublanguages

Ruslan Mitkov (Germany)
Two engines are better than one:
generating more power and confidence in the search for the antecedent

Ching Long Yeh, Chris Mellish (UK)
An empirical study on the generation of descriptions for
nominal anaphors in Chinese

Ismail Biskri, Jean Pierre Descles (France)
Applicative and combinatory categorial grammar
from syntax to functional semantics)

Hang Li and Naoki Abe (Japan)
Generalizing Case Frames Using a Thesaurus and the MDL Principle


Fuji Ren, Lixin Fan (Japan)
Reservable Structural Ambiguities and Its Application
in Japanese-Chinese Machine Translation

Jawad Berri,Dominique le Roux,Denise Malrieu,Jean-Luc Minel (France)
SERAPHIN, an automatic system for main sentences extraction

Matthew Hurst (UK)
Parsing for Targeted Errors in Controlled Languages

Franklin Cho (USA)
Implementing Scrambling in Korean: A Principles and Parameters Approach

Akira Utsumi (Japan)
How to Interpret Irony by Computer: A Comprehensive Framework for Irony

Martin Simon Ulmann (Switzerland)
Decomposing German Compound Nouns

Jan Schaake and Geert-Jan M. Kruijff (Holland)
Information states based analysis of dialogues

Galja Angelova (Bulgaria), Walter von Hahn (Germany)
Naive Lexicon or Cryptic Formalismus?
User support in Machine Aided Translation

German Rigau Claramunt and Eneko Agirre (Spain)
A Proposal for Word Sense Disambiguation using Conceptual Distance

Chadia Moghrabi, L. Girard, M.S. Eid (Canada)
Chemistry: a new domain for a portable text generation system

Manfred Kudlek (Germany)
Some formal aspects of time, tense and aspect

Zaharin Yusoff (Malaysia)
Unification-like attribute operations in the string-tree
correspondence grammar


Marie Christine Villain, Philippe Trigano, Jean Deloire (France)
Intelligent textual database and automatic aquisition of word

Nigel Collier (UK)
Contextual meta-knowledge acquisition from corpora


Ruslan Mitkov IAI Saarbruecken/Univ. of Hamburg /Inst. of Mathematics-Sofia
Manfred Kudlek University of Hamburg, Germany
Michael Zock LIMSI, Orsay, France
Nikolai Nikolov Incoma, Bulgaria
Victoria Arranz CCL, UMIST, Manchester, UK
Nicolas Nicolov Dept. of Artificial Intelligence, University of Edinburgh, UK


For further information please contact:
Prof. Ruslan Mitkov <mitkov@informatik.uni-hamburg.de> or
Nicolas Nicolov <nicolas@edinburgh.aisb.ac.uk>


The conference will take place in Hotel "Orpheus", Tzigov Chark,
which accomodates up to 50 participants. We have chosen a small and cosy
conference hotel to create a better and friendlier working and social
environment: however this implies restrictions on the availability of
single rooms and participants will be normally offered to share 2-bed
rooms. Those interested in attending the conference are encouraged
to register as early as possible.


Tzigov Chark is situated on the shore of the beautiful Batak Lake in
the Western Rhodope mountains and is 150km from Sofia, the capital
of Bulgaria. The local organisers will provide a daily shuttle bus/
conference taxi from Sofia airport to the summer school location
at an inexpensive rate. Sofia is easily accessible by plane from most
major European cities (e.g. daily flights or several flights per week
from London, Frankfurt, Paris, Zurich, Vienna and other European
cities). There are also direct flights to Sofia from North America
(New York, Toronto) and Asia (Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur).
In order to enable the local organisers to plan the shuttle service
efficiently, please contact Victoria Arranz <victoria@ccl.umist.ac.uk>
with details about your journey (arrival/departure time and date) at
least 2 weeks before you leave for the summer school.


Conference participants are also invited to take part in the
which will take place immediately before the conference in the
same hotel. Further information about the conference can be
obtained from: Prof. R. Mitkov <mitkov@informatik.uni-hamburg.de> or
Nicolas Nicolov <nicolas@aisb.edinburgh.ac.uk> or you can have a
look at the summer school WWW page at URL:


Kindly note that bank processing charges are at the expense of the
participants and that registration after 1st August will incur a
surcharge of 30 USD.

International Conference


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Registration Fee . . . . . : ___________ 180 USD for industrial participants
140 USD for academic staff
100 USD for students
Accommodation + half-board : ___________
(30 USD per day per person)
Specify days - Sept 1995 . : [ ] 13, [ ] 14, [ ] 15, [ ] 16, [ ] 17

Additional charge for
late registration . . . . : 30 USD (after 1 August)

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TOTAL Amount in USD sent . : ___________

Date of bank transfer. . . : 1995
Bank transfer reference No : ___________
To bank account (tick one) :

[ ] BANK . . . .: AMEX
ACCOUNT NO .: 00710 756 of First Private Bank PLS, Bulgaria
INSTRUCTIONS: for onward credit to First Private Bank,
Shoumen branch - Nikolai Nikolov
Account in USD: 95079620 4 1 00 2560 1 4


[ ] BANK . . . .: CITIBANK New York
ACCOUNT NO .: 36015 992 of First Private Bank PLS, Bulgaria
INSTRUCTIONS: for onward credit to First Private Bank,
Shoumen branch - Nikolai Nikolov
Account in USD: 95079620 4 1 00 2560 1 4


Send your registration forms to:

Nicolas Nicolov
Dept of Artificial Intelligence
University of Edinburgh
80 South Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1HN, UK
Fax : +44-131 650 6516
Phone : +44-131 650 2727
E-mail: nicolas@aisb.edinburgh.ac.uk