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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 516.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (107)

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (60)
Subject: Discourse, Anaphora and Reference Resolution 2 - Final

[3] From: David Green <david@ninch.org> (54)
Subject: AMICO presentation at CAA Conference

[4] From: Charles Ess <DRU001D@VMA.SMSU.EDU> (51)
Subject: Interdisciplinary Research Conference

Date: Wed, 14 Jan 1998 15:32:39 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>

>> From: ecai98@cogs.susx.ac.uk

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AUGUST 23-28 1998 BRIGHTON UK ( `-'

**** The deadline for submission of technical papers to the ECAI-98 ****
**** conference is 23 January 1998. Full details in previous emails ****
**** and on the website at http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/ecai98. ****
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**** The website now includes latex style files for submissions ****
**** (NB: now at version 2, dated 14 January 1998) ****

The ECAI-98 Organising Committee is pleased to announce a comprehensive
pre-conference programme of tutorials and workshops. 12 tutorials and 23
workshops will take place on 24 and 25 August 1998, covering a wide
range of AI topics. The following lists the titles, principal contact
and *provisional* scheduling of the programme. Further details are
available on the ECAI-98 website:



24 August 1998 - AM
T1 Access and management of information in the web
Daniele Nardi (nardi@dis.uniroma1.it)
T2 Applying agent technology
Nicholas R. Jennings (N.R.Jennings@qmw.ac.uk)
T3 Local search techniques for scheduling problems
Andrea Schaerf (aschaerf@dis.uniroma1.it)
24 August 1998 - PM
T4 Qualitative spatial reasoning
Anthony G Cohn (agc@scs.leeds.ac.uk)
T5 Inductive logic programming
Peter Flach (Peter.Flach@cs.bris.ac.uk)
T6 Automatic text summarisation
Udo Hahn (hahn@coling.uni-freiburg.de)
25 August 1998 - AM
T7 Intelligent multimedia interface agents
Elisabeth Andre (andre@dfki.de)
T8 Rough sets for data mining and knowledge discovery
Jan Komorowski (Jan.Komorowski@control.lth.se)
T9 Applying case-based reasoning: techniques for enterprise systems
Ian Watson (i.d.watson@surveying.salford.ac.uk)
25 August 1998 - PM
T10 Agent theory
Michael Wooldridge (M.J.Wooldridge@qmw.ac.uk)
T11 Connectionist models for processing structured information
Marco Gori (marco@neuron.ing.unisi.it)
T12 Ontological engineering
Asuncion Gomez-Perez (asun@delicias.dia.fi.upm.es)


24 August 1998
W1 Combining AI and graphics for the interface of the future
Thomas Rist (rist@dfki.de)
W2 Applications of ontologies and problem-solving methods
Asuncion Gomez-Perez (asun@delicias.dia.fi.upm.es)
W3 Empirical AI
Toby Walsh (tw@dai.ed.ac.uk)
W4 Constraint techniques for artistic applications
Frangois Pachet (pachet@csl.sony.fr)
W5 Model based systems and qualitative reasoning
John McCardle (jrm@pophost.aber.ac.uk)
W6 Practical reasoning and rationality
John Bell (jb@dcs.qmw.ac.uk)
W7 Binding environmental sciences and artificial intelligence
Ulises Cortes (ia@lsi.upc.es)
W8 Synthesis of intelligent agent systems from experimental data
Jan Komorowski (Jan.Komorowski@control.lth.se)
W9 Machine discovery
Vincent Corruble, (disco98@csd.abdn.ac.uk)
W10 AI/Alife and entertainment
Frank Nack (nack@darmstadt.gmd.de)
W11 Decision theory meets artificial intelligence - qualitative and quantitative approaches
Jerome Lang (lang@irit.fr)
W12 Monitoring and control of real-time intelligent systems
Abdel-Illah Mouaddib (mouaddib@cril.univ-artois.fr)

25 August 1998
W13 Multilinguality in the lexicon II
Lynne Cahill (Lynne.Cahill@cogs.susx.ac.uk)
W14 Intelligent virtual environments
Ruth Aylett (R.S.Aylett@iti.salford.ac.uk)
W15 Non binary constraints
Jean-Charles Regin (regin@ilog.fr)
W16 Conflicts among agents: avoid or use them?
Catherine Tessier (Catherine.Tessier@cert.fr)
W17 Many-valued logic for AI applications
Patrick Eklund (peklund@cs.umu.se)
W18 Building, maintaining and using organizational memories
Stefan Decker (Stefan.Decker@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de)
W19 Abduction and induction in AI
Peter Flach (Peter.Flach@cs.bris.ac.uk)
W20 Model based reasoning for intelligent education environments
Bert Bredeweg (bert@swi.psy.uva.nl)
W21 Intelligent data analysis in medicine and pharmacology (IDAMAP 98)
Riccardo Bellazzi (ric@aim.unipv.it)
W22 Spatial and temporal reasoning
Hans W. Guesgen (hans@cs.auckland.ac.nz)
W23 Intelligent information integration
Holger Wache (wache@informatik.uni-bremen.de)

ECAI-98 Secretariat Tel: +44(0)1273 678448
Centre for Advanced Software Applications Fax: +44(0)1273 671320
University of Sussex Email: ecai98@cogs.susx.ac.uk
Brighton, BN1 9QH, UK URL: http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/ecai98

ECAI-98 is organised by the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial
Intelligence (ECCAI) and hosted by the Universities of Brighton and Sussex
on behalf of AISB.

Date: Wed, 14 Jan 1998 15:36:37 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: Discourse, Anaphora and Reference Resolution 2 - Final CALL FOR PAPERS

>> From: "Dr Tony McEnery" <mcenery@comp.lancs.ac.uk>


DAARRC2 - Discourse, Anaphora and Reference Resolution Colloquium
Lancaster University, 1 - 4th August , 1998

Invited Speakers -

Branimir Boguraev "Anaphora in Computational Linguistics"
Prof. Michael Hoey "Grammatical constraints on the reference functions
of lexical signals: a corpus perspective"
Prof. Pieter Seuren "A Discourse-Semantic Account of Donkey Anaphora"

Anaphora and problems of reference resolution have received a great
deal of attention from workers in linguistics, computational
linguistics, artificial intelligence and information retrieval for a
number of decades. Such problems have proved a major challenge for all
of these fields, and a great many differing theories and solutions have
been proposed and implemented with varying degrees of success. This
colloquium aims to fill a need for researchers in this field to meet.
Our hope is that this meeting will allow all of the different strands
of work to be identified, with a view to producing an up-to-date
review of the field.

To this end, a coloquium will take place from the 1st to the 4th of
August, 1998 at Lancaster University, UK, organized jointly by the
Department of Linguistics, Lancaster University and the Institute for
English Studies, Lodz University, Poland. This colloquium is a follow
up to the highly succesful DAARC colloquium held at Lancaster in 1996.
Our aim this time is specifically geared towards encouraging a
cross-fertilization of ideas between theoretical linguistics, corpus
linguistics and computational linguistics.

Papers are requested for presentation on all aspects of anaphora and
reference resolution. The following research areas are of particular
interest, but do not constitute an exhaustive list:

corpus-based studies of anaphora in natural language, statistical
approaches to reference resolution, cognitive and psychological
perspectives, discourse and text-processing perspectives, information
retrieval and other computer applications, pragmatics and anaphor
resolution, and linguistic-theoretical approaches.

Papers reporting work in any language are welcome. The official
language of the conference, for purposes of publication and
presentation, is English. Research may be work in progress, or work
that has already been completed. Abstracts (500 - 1000 words) may be
sent either electronically, by email or fax, or by traditional surface
mail. Email submission of abstracts is, however, strongly encouraged.
Details below.

Abstracts should arrive at Lancaster by 1st February, 1998, and
notification of acceptance will be sent by 14th February, 1998. Draft
versions of full papers should arrive by 30th June, 1998. The
proceedings will be published in time for the colloquium.


The DAARC2 Organizing committee

Simon Botley, Lodz University, Poland
Tony McEnery, Lancaster University, UK
Ruslan Mitkov, Wolverhampton University, UK
Pieter Seuren, Nijmegen University, Netherlands
Andrew Wilson, Chemnitz University, Germany

Surface mail submissions:

Department of Linguistics and MEL,
Lancaster University,
Lancaster LA14YT

EMAIL: eiaamme@msmail.lancaster.ac.uk

FAX: +44 1524 843 085

Date: Wed, 14 Jan 1998 16:04:22 -0500
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>
Subject: AMICO presentation at CAA Conference

January 18, 1998

Friday, February 27, 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Convention Centre South Building--room 709

Omitted from the preliminary program of the College Art Association's
upcoming conference is a session on the Art Museum Image Consortium,
presented by three of the founding members. Below is a description of the

David Green


>Date: Wed, 14 Jan 1998 11:42:08 +0000
>Reply-To: Visual Resources Association <VRA-L@UAFSYSB.UARK.EDU>
>>From: Sue Grinols <sgrinols@famsf.org>
>Organization: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

>Date: Wed, 14 Jan 1998 10:34:31 -0500
>To: webmaster@amn.org
>From: stebich@cma-oh.org


For many institutions and individuals involved in the study of art,
advances in image technology--including digital imaging, campus
intranets, and the World Wide Web--have only led to confusion and
anxiety. Vexing issues such as electronic rights, data standards, fair
use, and the digitization of slide libraries and other types of visual
collection have blunted the benefits technology was supposed to herald.
But in 1997, a nonprofit consortium of 23 leading North American art
museums began work on a solution that promises new pathways around the
technological impasse.

This panel, presented by representatives of three of the founding
members of the Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO), will show how AMICO
is tackling the complexities of standards, hardware, intellectual
rights, electronic distribution systems, and confusing museum
procedures. By the fall of 1998, AMICO will have assembled digitized art
images from museum collections around the US and Canada and combined it
with related data-- including bibliographies, provenance, conservation
information, and catalogue entries-- into a digital library which it
expects will eventually grow to millions of works from museums around
the world. The AMICO Library will be licensed and distributed
exclusively for educational use to colleges and universities.

Panel members will present the problems of museum image use in the past;
review AMICO's progress to date; and explain how its approach differs
from image locator services, photo archives, and rights agencies and
resellers. The panelists will also demonstrate the potential
revolutionary effects of digital libraries on future research and
teaching in such fields as art history, studio art, conservation,
chemical and materials analysis, cultural history, and the social


-Susan Chun, Publications Manager, Asia Society Galleries, NY, NY
-Stephanie A. Stebich, Administrative Coordinator, The Cleveland Museum
of Art, OH
-Peter Walsh, Director of Information and Institutional Relations, Davis
Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, CT

Date: Thu, 15 Jan 98 11:46:06 CST
From: Charles Ess <DRU001D@VMA.SMSU.EDU>
Subject: Interdisciplinary Research Conference

With apologies for cross-postings - and the request to cross-post as


I'm pleased to announce the First Annual Drury Conference on
Interdisciplinary Research, to be held on our campus on Febrary 6-7, 1998.
As you can see from the program at


the conference will bring together widely diverse students and faculty
whose research and teaching conjoin the disciplines of psychology,
economics, political science, literature, history, education, philosophy,
architecture, and feminist studies.
(Competetion for the undergraduate papers was relatively stiff: only 50% of
submissions were accepted for presentation.)

(This web page will also lead you to detailed information regarding location,
accomodations, registration procedures, etc.)

I would encourage you to review the conference program, first of all for
your students' sake: in particular, there are clusters of papers in the social
sciences (psychology and economics) as well as in education which may be
of specific interest to students and/or classes in those domains. On the
faculty side, especially the papers from our cohort institutions in the
Associated New American Colleges - including the "Feminist Musings on
Pragramtic Liberal Education," which examines ANAC goals and leading
lights such as Ernest L. Boyer and Bruce Kimball in light of an exceptional
range of feminist thinkers - will be of considerable value to faculty and
institutions seeking to develop and refine their interdisciplinary curriculum
and offerings.

The web site includes most of the papers in their entirety, so that
participants in the conference can become familiar with the material prior to
the conference itself. Our goal in the conference is thereby to minimize time
spent on presenting ideas, arguments, etc. so as to maximize time available
for discussion and debate.

The ideas, energy, and realization of this conference largely derive from our
students, I'm pleased to say. The
conference is further sponsored by the departments of Philosophy and
Religion, History and Political Science, and Interdisciplinary Studies, as
well as Drury College as such. As a consequence,
conference costs will be minimal (ca. $10.00 registration fee, primarily
to help offset the costs of the conference banquet).

On behalf of the Drury community, we invite you and your students to
participate in this conference. I also hope you will be able to make time to
attend the conference, most especially the faculty presentations on Saturday,
February 7, on integrating interdisciplinary research in undergraduate

Thanks in advance for your interest, support, and participation.

Charles Ess
Professor and Chair, Philosophy and Religion Department,
Drury College
900 N. Benton Ave. Voice: 417-873-7230
Springfield, MO 65802 USA FAX: 417-873-7435
Home page: http://www.drury.edu/phil-relg/ess.html

Research Associate, Center for the Advancement of Applied Ethics
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA USA, 1996-1998

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