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6th International Workshop on
Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Frameworks

20-23 May 2002
Venice, Italy
Monday, May 20

All of the sessions will take place in the Auditorium Santa Margherita, Campo Santa Margherita. We have provided a map of the area in acrobat with some useful links for you.

Invited Speakers

Joan Bresnan

Guglielmo Cinque

Jan Hajic

Monday, May 20

4:00 p.m.          Presentation of the Conference

4:15 p.m          Compositional Semantics for Relative Clauses in Lexicalized Tree Adjoining Grammars

                        Chung-Hye Han (Simon-Fraser)

4:45 p.m.          Putting weakly context-free formalisms in order

                        David Chiang (Pennsylvania)

5:30 p.m.          Supertagging for Combinatory Categorial Grammar

                        Stephen Clark (Edinburgh)


Tuesday, May 21


9:30 a.m.          Learning languages from positive examples with dependencies

                        Jerome Besombes and Jean-Yves Marion (LORIA)

10:00 a.m.         Towards a dynamic version of TAG       

                        Vincenzo Lombardo (Torino) and Patrick Sturt (Glasgow)

10:45 a.m.         Resumptive pronouns, wh-island violations and sentence production

                        Cassandra Creswell (Pennsylvania)

11:45 a.m.         Statistical Morphological Tagging and Parsing of Korean with an LTAG Grammar

                        Chung-Hye Han (Simon Fraser) and Anoop Sarkar (Pennsylvania)

12:15 p.m.        Plenary Lecture Hard and Soft Constraints in Syntax: An Approach
                          to Person/Voice Interactiosn in Stochastic Optimality Theory

                          Joan Bresnan (Stanford)

1:15 p.m.          Lunch

3:00 p.m.          Notes on the Complexity of Complex Heads in a Minimalist Grammar

                        Jens Michaelis (Potsdam)

3:30 p.m.          Learning Mirror Theory

                        Gregory M. Kobele, Travis Collier, Charles Taylor, and Edward Stabler (UCLA)

4:00 p.m.          Poster Session

Defining a Lexicalized Context-Free Grammar for a Subdomain of Portuguese Language
de Barbosa, Cinthyan Renata Sachs C., Cury, Davidson, de Castilho, Jos\'e Mauro Volkmer, e Souza, Celso de Renna

Practical, Template-Based Natural Language Generation with TAG
Becker, Tilman

Relative Clause Attachment and Anaphor, A Case for Short Binding
Delmonte, Rodolfo

A Left Corner Parser for Tree Adjoining Grammars
Diaz, Victor J., Carrillo, Vicente, Alonso, Miguel A.

Context-Free Parsing of a Tree Adjoining Grammar Using Finite-State Machines
Nasr, Alexis, Rambow, Owen, Chen, John, Bangalore, Srinivas

Exploiting Semantic Knowledge in LTAG-based controlled indexing of technical data
Roussel, David and Lopez, Patrice
How to Prevent Adjoining in TAGs and its Impact on the Average Case Complexity
Woch, Jens


5:00 p.m.         Quantification over possible worlds in LTAG: some constraints

                        Maribel Romero (Pennsylvania)

5:30 p.m.          One More Perspective on Semantic Relations in TAG

                        James Rogers (Earlham)

6:00 p.m.          Locality Structure - an alternative to the TAG derivation structure basis for semantics

                        Laura Kallmeyer (Paris 7)


Wednesday, May 22


9:30 a.m.          A Proof System for Tree Adjoining Grammars

                        Adi Palm (Passau)

10:00 a.m.         Tree-Adjoining Grammars as Abstract Categorial Grammars

                        Philippe de Groote (LORIA)

10:30 a.m.         NL-diamond grammars are context free

                        Gerhard Jaeger (ZAS)

11:00 a.m.         Poster Session

A Note on the Complexity of Associative-Commutative Lambek Calculus
Costa Flor\^encio, Christophe

Turning Elementary Trees into Feature Structures
Kinyon, Alexandra
On the Affinity of TAG with Projective, Bilexical Dependency Grammar
Lai, Tom B.Y., Huang, Changning, Luk, Robert W.P.

The Theory of Control Applied to the Prague Dependency Treebank (PDT)
Panevov\'a, Jarmila, \v{R}ezn\'\i\v{c}kov\'a, Veronika, Ure\v{s}ov\'a, Zde\v{n}ka

Systematic Grammar Development in the XTAG Project
Prolo, Carlos

A Formal Proof of Strong Equivalence for a Grammar Conversion from LTAG to HPSG-style
Yoshinaga, Naoki, Miyao, Yusuke, Tsujii, Jun'ichi

12:00 p.m.        Parsing MCS languages with Thread Automata

                        Eric Villemonte de la Clergerie (INRIA)

12:30 p.m.        Evaluation of LTAG Parsing with Supertag Compaction

                        Olga Shaumyan, John Carroll, and David Weir (Sussex)

1:00 p.m.          Lunch

3:00 p.m.          Korean-English MT and S-TAG

                        MarkDras (Macquarie) and Chung-Hye Han (Simon Fraser)

3:30 p.m.          Plenary Lecture

                         Tectogrammatical Representation: Towards a Minimal Transfer in Machine Translation

                        Jan Hajic, Charles University, Prague

4:30 p.m.          Coffee break

5:00 p.m.          Clustering for Obtaining Syntactic Classes of Words from Automatically

                        Extracted LTAG Grammars

                        Tadayoshi Hara, Yusuke Miyao, and Jun-ichi Tsujii (Tokyo)

5:30 p.m.          Metagrammar Compiler

                        B. Gaiffe, B. Crabbe, A. Roussanaly (Loria)

6:00 p.m.          A New DTAG?

                        Kim Gerdes (Paris 7)


Thursday, May 23


10:00 a.m.         Plenary Lecture
                         Complement and Adverbial PPs: Implications for Clause Structure                          Guglielmo Cinque (Venezia)

11:00 a.m.         Coffee Break

11:30 a.m.         Cross-Serial Dependencies in Tagalog

                        Anna Maclachlan (Discern) and Owen Rambow (AT&T Research)

12:15 p.m.        Reranking an N-Gram SuperTagger

                        John Chen, Srinivas Bangalore, Michael Collins, and Owen Rambow (AT&T Research)

12:45 p.m.        Hidden Markov Model-based Supertagging in a user-initiative dialogue system

                        Jens Baecker and Karin Harbusch (Koblenz-Landau)


For further information, including registration and accommodations, see the conference web page at:


Please note that because of the difficulty of arranging accommodations in Venice during the summer, we suggest that anyone intending to come to TAG+6 should make hotel reservations as soon as possible.


Contact Information:
Institute for Research in Cognitive Science
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228
Telephone: (215) 898-0333
FAX: (215) 573-9247

last updated: 10 May 2002
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