FGTrento is the 7th conference on Formal Grammar held in conjunction with the European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information, which takes place in 2002 in Trento. Previous meetings were held in Barcelona (1995), Prague (1996), Aix-en-Provence (1997), Saarbruecken (1998), Utrecht (1999) and Helsinki (2001).
FGTrento provides a forum for the presentation of new and original
research on formal grammar, with particular regard to the application
of formal methods to natural language analysis.
Themes of interest include, but are not limited to,
The conference will feature a panel on "Formal Grammar and the Curriculum". Courses focussing on Formal Grammar (introductory / advanced) are being offered at several universities and appropriate educational material has been developed over the last few years. The aim of this panel is to stimulate discussion and exchange of ideas on the following topics (among others):
The panel should create the basis for the development of an archive of educational material related to FG such as course notes, assignments, software and demos.
We solicit poster presentations which will create the basis for the panel discussion. Submissions should be 1 page long and do not have to be anonymous. Accepted abstracts will be included in a special section of the Proceedings.
The 2002 Formal Grammar conference will also host a Symposium Session, co-sponsored by the Networks of Excellence in Computational Logic (CologNet) and Human Language Technologies (ELSNET). This is the first of three symposia devoted to the exploration of the common ground between the Logic and NLP Area of CologNet and the ELSNET agenda. The theme of the first installment is "Combining logical and data-oriented approaches in NLP". The symposium program will feature invited talks by leading researchers in the area as well as a number of contributed talks.
A tentative program is now available on-line. You can also download the full proceedings. The FG and the Curriculum presentations are available on-line: moortgatslides.pdf, vermaatslides.pdf, kruijff.pdf, simaan.pdf, mootslides.pdf.
The conference will take place at the Conference Room at the Faculty of Economics in Via Inama, 5. For directions, see http://www.esslli2002.it/aboutschool.htm.
We ask all participants to pre-register on-line before 15 July, 2002. Registration fee is EURO 50 (before July 15th), EURO 60 (on site). Registration fees include the right to participate in the conference, one copy of the Proceedings, coffee breaks and -- for participants in ESSLLI'2002 who stay at the ESSLLI arranged accommodation -- also two additional free nights (Friday and Saturday, August 2-4). All local arrangements, and in particular accommodation, are facilitated through ESSLLI.
For information on Trento: http://www.esslli2002.it/trento.htm
For accomodation opportunities, please contact:
Via Alfieri 4,
38100 Trento, Italy
telephone / fax: 0039-0461-235646
The contributions for the proceedings should be set in 11pt Times font
on a4 paper, and they should not exceed 12 pages including figures and
references. Authors using LaTeX should follow the typesetting
instructions from the file sample.ps. Authors
who feel unable to use LaTeX should get in contact with Gerhard Jäger
directly. Please send your contribution (as source files and in
postscript) to Gerhard Jäger until July 10, 2002. The
proceedings will be made available electronically as soon as possible,
and copies will be distributed during the conference. Please direct
further questions concerning the proceedings to Gerhard Jäger.
Files: fgtrento.cls, fgtrento.bst, sample.tex, sample.ps
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