Recent Advances in NLP

Nicolas Nicolov (
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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.


14 September

Morning session

9.00 Invited paper
Aravind Joshi (USA)
Some linguistic, computational and statistical implications
of lexicalized grammars

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

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

10.40 Coffee break

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

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

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

Afternoon session

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

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

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

Coffee break

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

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

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

15 September

Morning session

9.00 Invited paper
Jun-ichi Tsujii (UK)
Machine Translation: Productivity and conventionality of Language

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

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

10.40 Coffee break

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

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

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

Afternoon session

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

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

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

Coffee break

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

Martin Simon Ulmann (Switzerland)
Decomposing German Compound Nouns

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

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

17.40 Galja Angelova (Bulgaria)
Naive Lexicon or Cryptic Formalismus?
User support in Machine Aided Translation

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

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

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

16 September

Morning session

9.00 Invited paper
Christian Boitet (France) and Mutsuko Tomokiyo (Japan)
Ambiguities and ambiguity labelling: towards ambiguity databases

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

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

10.40 Coffee break

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

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

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

Afternoon session

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

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

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

Coffee break

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

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

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

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

17.40 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


For further information please contact:
Prof. Ruslan Mitkov <> or
Nicolas Nicolov <>


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 or have a single room in a nearby hostel. Since only limited number
of rooms are available, those interested in attending the conference are
encouraged to register as early as possible. Late registrations could
not be guaranteed.


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 <>
with details about your journey (arrival/departure time and date) at
least 2 weeks before you leave for the summer school.


The 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 <> or
Nicolas Nicolov <> or you can have a
look at the following WWW page at URL:


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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