12.0048 meeting; conference; MLA session

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Thu, 28 May 1998 21:41:11 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 48.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Richard Bear <rbear@OREGON.UOREGON.EDU> (17)
Subject: Early English Books

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (215)
Subject: Discourse, Anaphora and Reference Resolution 2 - Final
Call for Delegates

[3] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (12)
Subject: MLA 98 Session: Orpheus

Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 14:03:37 -0700
From: Richard Bear <rbear@OREGON.UOREGON.EDU>
Subject: Early English Books

Please pardon the shotgun cross-post, but this seems to be information
of interest to us all. (Picked up on MICROFORMS, which is a list I've
been hosting):

>Micropublishers Discussion Group. In case you don't already know, the
>meeting is scheduled for:
>Saturday 6/27/98 9am - 11am S. American A, Capital Hilton
>On the agenda:
>1.) Austin McLean will discuss UMI's project of converting over
>22 million microfilm images from their Early English Books
>collections to digital format. This ought to be pretty
>interesting, as it will cover the entire
>process, from selection to production to product.

Richard Bear <rbear@oregon.uoregon.edu>
Coordinator, Microforms Collection
University of Oregon Knight Library

--[2]------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 09:31:32 -0400 (EDT) From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> Subject: Discourse, Anaphora and Reference Resolution 2 - Final Call for Delegates

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

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

Invited Speakers -

Prof. Michael Hoey "Looking at the Text Linguistics of Certain Words" Prof. Pieter Seuren "A Discourse-Semantic Account of Donkey Anaphora" Branimir Boguraev "Anaphora in Computational Linguistics"

In this email:

Description Draft Programme Registration Form


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.

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

Draft Programme

Day 1

2 - 5 Registration

7 Buffet/Wine Reception

Day 2

8 - 9 Breakfast

9 - 10 Plenary A - Michael Hoey "Looking at the Text Linguistics of Certain Words"

10 - 11 Session A - Corpus 1 Marco Antonio de Rocha, University of Sussex, UK, "Anaphora, Collocations and Discourse Markers in Dialogues in English and Portuguese" Michael Barlow, Rice University, USA, "Feature Mismatches and Anaphora Resolution"

11 - 11:30 Coffee

11:30 - 1 Session B Computational Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton, UK, "Evaluating Anaphora Resolution Approaches" Suzanne LuperFoy, Mitre Corporation, USA, "Computational Analysis of Indirect Anaphora" S. Azzam, K. Humphreys, and R. Gaizauskas, University of Sheffield, UK, "Extending a Simple Coreference Algorithm with a Focusing Mechanism"

1 - 2:30 Lunch

2:30 - 4:00 Session C - Theoretical Approaches 1 Kris Fletcher, University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, "Proactive Versus Retroactive Processing In Pronominal Resolution" Sophia Cormack, University of Sunderland, "Incremental Pronoun Resolution in Discourse Representation Theory" Miriam Eckert, University of Edinburgh, UK, "The German Topic Position and Null Anaphora "

4 - 4:30 Tea

4:30 - 6:30 Session D - Theoretical Approaches 2 Ileana Comorowski, University of Nancy, France, "Wh-Complements and Donkey Anaphora" Evelyn Fogwe, University of Hamburg, Germany, "Anaphora dn Binding in Meta Questions" Seth Minkoff, University of New Mexico, USA, "Structural And Hybrid Binding" Ana Teresa Alves,Univesridade dos Azores, Portugal, "Sentential Anaphora and Restrictions on Temporal Operators"

7:30 Dinner

Day 3

8 - 9 Breakfast

9 - 10 Plenary B - Pieter Steuren, Nijmegen University, Netherlands, "A Discourse-Semantic Account of Donkey Anaphora"

10 - 11 Session E - Corpus 2 Ronald Geluykens, University of Munster, Germany, "Conversational Anaphora and Referential Repair in English" Botley & Uzar, University of Lodz, Poland, "Investigating Learner English Anaphora the PELCRA Way"

11 - 11:30 Coffee

11:30 - 1 Session F - Computational Donna Byron and James Allen, University of Rochester, USA, "Resolving Demonstrative Anaphora in the TRAINS93 Corpus" Amit Bagga, Duke University, USA, "The Evaluation of Coreferences and Coreference Resolution Systems" Roland Stuckardt, University of Frankfurt, Germany, "An Efficient Centering-Based Algorithm for Anaphor Resolution"

1 - 2:30

2:30 - 4:00 Session G - Theoretical approaches 3 Fridirique Depain-Delmotte, University of Besancon, "Resolving Anaphoric Reference - A Multi-Strategy Approach" Gary Wilson, University of Lincolnshire & Humderside, UK, "Do Situational or Thematic Roles Provide the best cues to pronoun assignment?" Maarten Jaansen, University of Utrecht, Netherlands, "Nominal versus Plain Anaphora"

4:00 - 4:30 Tea

4:30 - 6:30 Session H - Theoretical approaches 4 Tomoko Tsujimoto, Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan, "Discourse deixis: this, that and it" Kirsi Hiltunen, University of Joensuu, Finland, "Reflexive Pronouns in Finnish: Syntactic or Pragmatic?" Andrei Popescu-Belis and Isabelle Robba, LIMSI-CNRS, France, "Evaluation of Coreference Rules on Complex Narrative Texts" Antonio Branco, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence and University of Lisbon, Germany/Portugal, "A Lean Constraint Based Implementation of Binding Theory"

7:30 Dinner

Day 4

8 - 9 Breakfast

9 - 10 Plenary C, Bran Boguraev "Anaphora in Computational Linguistics"

10 - 11 Session I - Corpus 3 Tony McEnery, Simon Botley & Paul Baker, Lancaster & Lodz University, UK/Poland, "Developmental Deixis - deixis in the age range 7 - 11" Antonio Ferandez, M. Palomar and L. Moreno, Alicante University, Spain, "A Computational Approach to Pronominal Anaphora, One Anaphora and Surface-Count Anaphora"

11 - 11:30 Coffee

11:30 - 1 Session J - Computational 3 Claude Belisle and Denis Morell, Universities of Tours & Nantes, France, "The Automatic building of a relationships tranducer between proper names based on relational database system - an example of detection and processing of relationships between names of places and names of inhabitants" Ivadre Parabono and Vera Lucia Strube de Lima, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, "Possessive Pronominal Anaphor Resolution in Portuguese Written Texts" Jan Kuper, University of Twente, Netherlands, "Anaphora in the Case of Universal and Existential Quantifiers"

1 - 2:30 Lunch


DAARC2 Registration Form ========================

To register:

1. Send this form by surface mail to:

DAARC2, Department of Linguistics and Modern English Language, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YT United Kingdom

2. Or fax it to: +44 - 1524 - 843085

3. Or email it to: mcenery@comp.lancs.ac.uk

Please register BEFORE 5th June 1998, otherwise we cannot guarrantee the availability of accommodation.

The fee for DAARC2 includes the following:

Attendance at all DAARC2 sessions Conference Pack including Proceedings accommodation on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd August Meals: 1st August: evening buffet and wine reception 2nd August: mid-morning coffee, lunch, afternoon coffee and dinner 3rd August: breakfast plus mid-morning coffee, lunch, afternoon coffee and dinner. 4th August: breakfast, mid-morning coffee, lunch

accommodation is provided in single study bedrooms on the Lancaster University main campus. Should you wish to bring a partner and require double or twin room accommodation please contact the organizers as soon as possible. Such accommodation is limited at the the campus and will be given on a first come first served basis.

Payment Details:

Fees are payable in Pounds Sterling or US Dollars. PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO 'LANCASTER UNIVERSITY'. Sterling money orders can also be used for payment, and must be made payable to 'LANCASTER UNIVERSITY'. US Dollar cheques are also acceptable, using a fixed exchange rate of 1.5 $US to the Pound. Unfortunately, we cannot accept credit card payments. You may pay at the conference in cash. Please indicate clearly on the form if you wish to exercise this option. Early registration discounts do not apply to such registrations, however.


REGISTRATION FORM =================

Name: _______________________________________________

Title: _______________________________________________

Department: _______________________________________________

Institution/ Organisation: _______________________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________

Postcode/City: _______________________________________________

Country _______________________________________________

Telephone: ____________________________

Fax: ____________________________

Email: ____________________________

Payment before 14/6/98 Residential 280.00 GBP [ ] Student 200.00 GBP [ ] Non-Residential 150.00 GBP [ ]

Payment after 14/6/98 [ ] OR Payment at registration [ ] (Tick as appropriate)

Residential 300.00 GBP [ ] Student 220.00 GBP [ ] Non-Residential 170.00 GBP [ ]

Accompanying persons:

Accompanying persons, who will not attend the conference but who are travelling with delegates, may register for the conference for accommodation and meals only at an 80 GBP discount on the full residential price. They should fill in registration form and amend it accordingly, marking it clearly ACCOMPANYING PERSON.

NOTE: Students must provide written evidence of their full time student status, such as an official headed letter from their supervisor.

Additional accommodation on night of July 31st (including breakfast on 1st of August): 40.00 GBP [ ]

Additional accommodation on the night of 4th August (including breakfast on the 5th August): 40.00 GBP [ ]

Special dietary requirements:

None [ ] Vegetarian [ ] Vegan [ ] Other [ ] Please specify: _______________


Any other comments:

--[3]------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 09:30:46 -0400 (EDT) From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> Subject: MLA 98 Session: Orpheus

>> From: georgek@admin.stedwards.edu (george klawitter)

MLA has approved a special session for San Francisco on "Orpheus His Journey to Hell." The focus of all three papers will be attribution of this poem to "R.B." Is it Richard Barnfield or not?

James Ellis will put the poem in context with the Inns of Court. Kenneth Borris will contrast the poem to poems by Ovid, Lydgate, and Poliziano. Wesley Folkerth will present the results of his stylometric analysis of the poem. Raymond Frontain will serve as responder to the papers.

Did Barnfield write the poem? Come to San Francisco and find out!

George Klawitter St. Edward's University

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