FG-MOL 2005

FG-MOL 2005:
The 10th conference on Formal Grammar
The 9th Meeting on Mathematics of Language

Collocated with the

European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information

Edinburgh, Scotland, 5-7 August 2005

Sponsored by
The Association for the Mathematics of Language (ACL SigMoL)
Institute for Communicating and Collaborative Systems/Human Communication Research Centre , University of Edinburgh
The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Institute for Research in Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania
Earlham College


FG-MOL 2005 is the 10th conference on Formal Grammar and the 9th Meeting on the Mathematics of Language, to be held in conjunction with the European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information, which takes place in 2005 in Edinburgh.

Previous Formal Grammar meetings were held in Barcelona (1995), Prague (1996), Aix-en-Provence (1997), Saarbruecken (1998), Utrecht (1999), Helsinki (2001), Trento (2002), Vienna (2003) and Nancy (2004).

MoL meetings are organized biennially by the Association for Mathematics of Language, which is a Special Interest Group of the Association for Computational Linguistics. This is the second time the two events are held in tandem, following the success of FG-MOL 2001.

Aims and Scope

FG-MOL provides a forum for the presentation of new and original research on formal grammar, mathematical linguistics and the application of formal and mathematical methods to the study of natural language.
Themes of interest include, but are not limited to,

Previous conferences in this series have welcomed papers from a wide variety of frameworks. See the call for papers.

Invited Speakers

We are please to announce three invited talks by distinguished researchers:

Accepted Papers

The (tentative) program is available here. The list of accepted papers includes:
Tamas Biro
Simulated Annealing for OT
Hans Leiss
The Proper Treatment of Coordination in Peirce Grammar
Alessandro Mazzei, Vincenzo Lombardo and Patrick Sturt
Strong Connectivity Hypothesis and Generative Power in TAG
Willemijn Vermaat
Scope Marking Constructions in Type-Logical Grammar
Sivan Sabato and Yoad Winter
From Semantic Restrictions To Reciprocal Meanings
Alexa Mater and James D. Fix
Finite Presentations of Compact Bilinear Logic and the Identity Problem
Tim Fernando
Events from Temporal Logic to Regular Languages with Branching
Manuel Bodirsky, Marco Kuhlmann and Mathias Moehl
Well-Nested Drawings as Models of Syntactic Structure
Wiebke Petersen and James Kilbury
What Feature Co-occurrence Restrictions have to do with Type Signatures
Ron Artstein and Massimo Poesio
Bias Decreases in Proportion to the Number of Annotators
Carlos Martin-Vide and Victor Mitrana
Further Properties of Path-Controlled Grammars
Denis Bechet and Annie Foret
On Rigid NL Lambek Grammars Inference from Generalized Functor-Argument Data
Hans-Joerg Tiede
Inessential Features, Ineliminable Features and Modal Logics for Model Theoretic Syntax
Rui Pedro Chaves
A Linearization-based Approach to Gapping
Gregory Kobele and Jens Michaelis
Two Type 0-Variants of Minimalist Grammars
Petra Duenges
On the Formal Semantics of Begin and End of States in a Model Theory for Temporal DRT
Jacek Marciniec
Learnability of Some Classes of Optimal Categorical Grammars
Berthold Crysmann
Underspecification and Neutrality: a Unified Approach to Syncretism
Jens Michaelis
An Additional Observation on Strict Derivational Minimalism
Ralph Debusmann, Denys Duchier and Andreas Rossberg
Modular Grammar Design with Typed Parametric Principles


Accepted abstracts will be included in the conference proceedings, to be distributed at the conference. Full, revised versions will be published after the conference as CSLI Publications Online Proceedings.

Depending on the quality of the papers, we will consider publishing a selected number of them in a special issue of Research on Language and Computation.

Co-located events


The conference will be held at HCRC, which is located at 2 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9LW, just to the right of the building labelled "31" on this map.

Social Program

A conference dinner is planned for Saturday, August 6th. More details will be published in due course.

Registration and accommodation

Pre-registration is now closed. On-site registration will be possible at GBP 30, to be paid in cash.

Accommodation information: Holland House is based on the Pollock Halls Site. Guests can check in at the Reception on Pollock anytime after 2pm and must check out by 10am. The reception desk is staffed by a receptionist until 11pm when a night porter will take over until 7am. See detailed directions to Pollock Halls.

Program Committee

Organizing committee


We are grateful to the Association for Computational Linguistics, the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada, The Institute for Research in Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania and Earlham College for financially supporting the conference. We are extremely grateful to ICCS/HCRC at University of Edinburgh for making this conference possible through local organization.

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