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EVENT:

From Quirky Case to Representing Space, An AnnieFest
Conferences & Talks

5 October 2011
2:00-5:30pm
George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto, California

 

description

This symposium is being held on the occasion of Annie Zaenen's retirement from PARC to honor her significant contributions to theoretical and computational linguistics over a long and distinguished career.

The symposium features speakers who have collaborated closely with Annie at different times and on different topics, representing the broad sweep of her theoretical and practical concerns. The talks and discussion will reflect on their collaborations with Annie and offer new perspectives on language issues of current interest.

Speakers:

Joan Maling, Brandeis University and U.S. National Science Foundation
Chapter 1. Iceland: Is Icelandic a natural language

Joan Bresnan, Stanford University and CSLI
The evolution of syntax in the time of Annie

Hans Uszkoreit, DFKI and Saarland University
NLP is OOG?

Anette Frank, Heidelberg University
Diving into semantics -- and getting hidden meanings out

Livia Polanyi, Microsoft Corporation
Sentiment Analysis and the linguistic structure of Discourse

Geoffrey Nunberg, University of California at Berkeley
L'avis des mots

Organizers:

Danny Bobrow, PARC
Ron Kaplan, Microsoft
Tracy King, eBay
Valeria de Paiva, Rearden Commerce

Sponsored by PARC.

 

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