The 8th conference on Formal Grammar

Collocated with the

European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information

Vienna, Austria, 16-17 August 2003


FGVienna is the 8th conference on Formal Grammar held in conjunction with the European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information, which takes place in 2003 in Vienna. Previous meetings were held in Barcelona (1995), Prague (1996), Aix-en-Provence (1997), Saarbruecken (1998), Utrecht (1999), Helsinki (2001) and Trento (2002).

Aims and Scope

FGVienna 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,

Previous conferences in this series have welcomed papers from a wide variety of frameworks.

Invited Speakers

We are pleased to announce two invited talks by distinguished researchers.

Accepted papers

The proceedings are available as PostScript or compressed PostScript.

Beata Trawinski
A New Application For Raising in HPSG: ``Complex Prepositions"
Lionel Clement, Alexandra Kinyon
Automating the generation of a wide-coverage LFG for French using a MetaGrammar
David Chiang
Mildly context sensitive grammars for estimating maximum entropy parsing models
Alexandre Dikovsky
Linguistic Meaning from the Language Acquisition Perspective
Chris Fox and Shalom Lappin
Doing natural language semantics in an expressive first-order logic with flexible typing
Stephan Kepser, Uwe Mönnich
Graph Properties of HPSG Feature Structures
Daniela Dudau-Sofronie, Isabelle Tellier, Marc Tommasi
A Learnable Class of Classical Categorial Grammars from Typed Examples
Antoine Rozenknop, Jean-Cédric Chappelier, Martin Rajman
Gibbsian Tree Substitution Grammars (GTSGs): A discriminant probabilistic model for TSGs
Jan-Philipp Soehn, Manfred Sailer
At First Blush on Tenterhooks. About Selectional Restrictions Imposed by Nonheads
Carl Pollard, Jiri Hana
Ambiguity, Neutrality, and Coordination in Higher-Order Grammar
Denis Bechet
k-Valued Link Grammars are Learnable from Strings
Hans-Martin Gärtner, Jens Michaelis
A Note on Countercyclicity and Minimalist Grammars
Berthold Crysmann
An Asymmetric Theory of Peripheral Sharing in HPSG: Conjunction Reduction and Coordination of Unlikes
Anssi Yli-Jyra
Regular Approximations through Labeled Bracketing
Jesse Tseng
Phrasal affixes and French morphosyntax


The tentative program is available here.

Registration and Accommodation

Local arrangements are handled by the ESSLLI local organizers. Both registration and accommodation are handled on-line. The early registration fee is EUR 50 and the deadline for early registration is June 15, 2003. On-site registration will be possible at EUR 60. FG participants can, but are not required to, register for ESSLLI as well.


Room FH HS 3
Technical University of Vienna
Wiedner Hauptstrasse 8-10
A - 1040 Vienna
This is building D on this map.

Instructions for authors

For this year's FG conference, we plan to prepare both preproceedings (to be distributed at the conference) and postproceedings that will be compiled after FG. We kindly ask you to submit your contribution to the preproceedings to jaeger@ling.uni-potsdam.de until May 28th. The volume will appear as an ESSLLI reader, and the local organizers need everything camera ready until end of the month, therefore we had to insist on such an early deadline.

The paper should be written in 11 point times font and formatted for a4-paper, single column. It should not exceed 12 pages in length. We strongly encourage you to prepare your paper in LaTeX. Style files (fgvienna.cls and fgvienna.bst) and a template for your contribution (sample.tex, which also contains additional details) are available. If you prefer to use another type setting system, please get in touch with Gerhard Jaeger soon.

Revised versions of the papers will also be made available after the conference as CSLI Publications Online Proceedings.

Important Dates

Program Committee

Formal Grammar organizing committee

FGVienna, http://cs.haifa.ac.il/~shuly/fg03/
Maintained by shuly@cs.haifa.ac.il. Last modified: Wed Aug 6 16:55:50 IDT 2003