[Elsnet-list] CFP: Cross modular approaches to ellipsis; ESSLLI workshop

Spenader J.K. j.k.spenader at let.rug.nl
Mon Dec 6 15:06:15 CET 2004

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Call for Papers

Cross-Modular Approaches to Ellipsis
 Workshop August 8-12, and organized as part of the 17th European Summer 
School on Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI) August 8-19, 2005, 
Edinburgh, Scotland

Workshop Organizers:
 Jennifer Spenader (j.spenader(a)gmail.com)
 Petra Hendriks (p.hendriks(a)let.rug.nl)
Workshop Purpose

The area of ellipsis resolution and generation has long been neglected in work 
on natural language processing, and there are few examples of systems or 
computational algorithms. However, the misuse or non-use of ellipsis in 
highly preferred contexts can make a dialogue difficult to understand similar 
to the way inappropriate referential expressions can impede comprehension. 
This workshop will provide a forum for researchers to present data that give 
insights into the nature and function of ellipsis from a discourse 
perspective as well as present methods to deal with ellipsis in NLP 

 Additionally, we encourage discussion about how information from several 
knowledge sources (syntax, semantics, pragmatics, world knowledge) can be 
used to resolve and generate elliptical expressions, emphasizing approaches 
that draw on empirical results or have been tested in actual implementations.
 More specifically, we encourage contributions related to :
* implemented ellipsis resolution algorithms that incorporate information from 
more than one linguistic module
* appropriate generation of ellipsis
* studies of ellipsis in dialogue and the relation of ellipsis to discourse 
* formalized treatments of ellipsis that incorporate semantic, pragmatic and 
discourse structural information
* corpus studies of ellipitical phenomena
* elicitation tasks that give insights into interpretation or generation of 
elliptical phenomena

Submission details:
Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract. Submissions should not 
exceed 6 pages. The following formats are accepted: PDF, PS, ASCII text. 
Please send your submission by email to j.spenader(a)gmail.com by the 
deadline listed below. As reviewing will be blind, please refrain from 
including identifying information on submitted abstracts. Instead the 
accompanying email should contain contact information about the author(s). 
The submissions will be reviewed by the workshop's Program Committee and 
additional reviewers. The accepted papers will appear in the workshop 
proceedings published by ESSLLI. The final versions will be done and latex 
and more information will be given later to accepted authors. 

Workshop format:

 The workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI participants. It 
will consist of five 90-minute sessions held over five consecutive days in 
the first or second week (not yet determined) of ESSLLI. There will be two 
slots for paper presentation and discussion per session. On the first day the 
workshop organizers will give an introduction to the topic. 

Invited speakers

 Dan Hardt (Copenhagen Business School)
 Gerhard Jaeger (University of Bielefield)

Important Dates

 Submissions: March 9, 2005
 Notification: April 18, 2005
 Preliminary programme: April 23, 2005
 ESSLLI early registration: May 1, 2005
 Final papers for proceedings: May 18, 2005
 Final programme: June 22, 2005
 Workshop dates: August 8-12, 2005

Program Committee

 Maria Aloni (University of Amsterdam) 
 Gosse Bouma (University of Groningen) 
 Oesten Dahl (Stockholm University) 
 Dan Hardt (Copenhagen Business School)
 Jack Hoeksema (University of Groningen)
 Gerhard Jaeger (University of Bielefield) 
Jason Merchant (University of Chicago) 
 Mariet Theune (University of Twente)

Local Arrangements:

 All workshop participants including the presenters will be required to 
register for ESSLLI. The registration fee for authors presenting a paper will 
correspond to the early student/workshop speaker registration fee. Moreover, 
a number of additional fee waiver grants will be made available by the OC on 
a competitive basis and workshop participants are eligible to apply for 
those. There will be no reimbursement for travel costs and accommodation. 
Workshop speakers who have difficulty in finding funding should contact the 
local organizing committee to ask for the possibilities for a grant. 

Further information:

 About ESSLLI 2005: http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/esslli05/
 About the workshop: http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/esslli05/giveabs.php?16

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