Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands

Eighth CLIN Meeting
Friday, 12 December, 1997
Department for Language and Speech
University of Nijmegen

We are happy to announce the eighth CLIN meeting, which will be hosted by the Department of Language and Speech of the University of Nijmegen.

The meeting will take place in the "Aula/Congresgebouw" of the University of Nijmegen. The default language of the conference will be English.

The invited speaker of CLIN 97 is

Ted Briscoe

University of Cambridge (UK)

"Language is a Complex Adaptive System"

The local organisers of this year's meeting are Peter-Arno Coppen, Hans van Halteren and Lisanne Teunissen.


 9:00- 9:30	Registration, coffee

 9:30- 9:35	Opening

 9:35-10:45	Invited speaker: Ted Briscoe (University of Cambridge)
		Language is a complex adaptive system

10:45-11:00	Coffee

11:00-11:30	Theo van den Heuvel (Polderland Language and Speech Technology, Nijmegen)
		Optimization of tag sets for bigram-taggers
		Brigitte Schaffranietz (University of Bielefeld)
		The influence of intonational information on the processing of
		restrictive and non-restrictive German relative clauses: 
		experimental results

		Pim van der Eijk (Cap Gemini ATS)
		Controlled language authoring and translation

11:30-12:00	Svetlana Sheremetyeva, Sergei Nirenburg (New Mexico State University)
		Minimizing acquisition and development effort in 
		computational morphology
		Erwin Marsi (University of Nijmegen)
		A reusable syntactic generator for Dutch
		Frank Grootjen, Vera Kamphuis, Janos Sarbo (University of Nijmegen)
		On the underlying nature of hierarchical structure in language
12:00-12:30	Ivelin Stoianov, Huub Bouma, John Nerbonne (University of Groningen)
		Modelling the phonotactic structure of natural language words with
		Simple Recurrent Networks

		Miriam Eckert (University of Edinburgh)
		Situational anaphora and null topics in German
		Frank Van Eynde (University of Leuven)
		The importance of being cross-categorial: 
		on the Immediate Dominance Schemata of HPSG

12:30-13:30	Lunch

13:30-14:00	Bas van Bakel (University of Twente)
		NLE in IR: generating structured index concepts

		Shuly Wintner (University of Tuebingen)
		The affixal nature of the definite article in Hebrew
		Caspar Derksen, Kees Koster (University of Nijmegen)
		Efficient and robust parsing in AGFL
14:00-14:30	Timo Lahtinen (University of Helsinki)
		Index term corpus as a means to develop a tool 
		for extracting index terms
		Amalia Todirascu (DFKI Saarbruecken)
		Romanian clitic climbing
		Reinier Boon (University of Twente)
		Trema, a tool for tree manipulation

14:30-15:00	Djoerd Hiemstra (University of Twente)
		Multilingual domain modeling in Twenty-One
		Paola Monachesi (University of Utrecht)
		A morphological analysis of Rumanian clitization

		Gertjan van Noord (University of Groningen)
		A hybrid and robust parser for OVIS 2

15:00-15:15	Tea

15:15-15:45	Erwin Drenth (KPN Research Leidschendam)
		Using a hybrid approach towards Dutch part-of-speech tagging

		Ineke Schuurman (University of Leuven)
		How (not) to treat adjuncts in HPSG

		Gregers Koch (Copenhagen University)
		Montague's PTQ and inductive program synthesis

15:45-16:15	Walter Daelemans, Hans van Halteren, Jakub Zavrel 
		(Tilburg University, University of Nijmegen)
		Using combining techniques in data driven systems:
  		a pilot experiment involving wordclass tagging

		Crit Cremers, Maarten Hijzelendoorn (University of Leiden)
		Modelling and processing the Dutch verb cluster

		Hugo ter Doest (University of Twente)
		Weighted feature structures

16:15-16:45	Stijn Hoppenbrouwers, Niek van der Donk 
		(Tilburg University, KISS BV Erp)
		Core semantic parsing in the wild: 
		supporting conceptual modelling with the Grammalizer(tm)

		Gosse Bouma (University of Groningen)
		A computational grammar for OVIS 2 
		Dirk Heylen (University of Utrecht)
		Feature modalities and agreement

16:45-17:30	Drinks


Preregistration for CLIN 97 is necessary. Please register before December 8, 1997. The registration fee is Hfl. 50, payable either in advance (information below) or at the registration desk (cash only).

The registration includes lunch, coffee/tea, drinks, and a copy of last year's CLIN Proceedings (CLIN 96 was held at the IPO in Eindhoven).

We also offer a reduced registration fee for students (ID necessary) of Hfl. 15. However, such a registration does not include lunch and the copy of the proceedings.

You can register by sending us an e-mail (; preferred), or a written note (CLIN97, P.A.Coppen, Dept. of Language and Speech, University of Nijmegen, P.O. Box 9103, 6500HD Nijmegen) with the following information:

Name (first and last)
Postal Address
Email Address

If you pay in advance, your payment must have reached us by Monday, December 8, 1997. Payments should be sent to:

KU Nijmegen,
Faculteit der Letteren,
Postgiro 2333985
Re: "CLIN Congres" 23/870450

CLIN 97 is sponsored by:

Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)
Polderland Language and Speech Technology, Nijmegen
Computer Management Group (CMG)

This and future information about CLIN 97 is made available via the CLIN home page: