Appel: Categorial Grammars 2004

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2nd Call for papers: Categorial Grammars 2004,
         An Efficient Tool for NLP
Montpellier, France, 7-11 June 2004

Organised by LIRMM (, supported by the Université
Montpellier II ( and the Languedoc-Roussillon
delegation of CNRS (

Important dates:
Submission EXTENDED deadline: 7 March, 2004
Notification of accepted papers: 7 April, 2004
Final versions, deadline: 7 May, 2004

Proceedings: The accepted papers will be published as a special issue
of Applied Logic by Elsevier.  The results must be unpublished and not
submitted for publication elsewhere, including other symposia or
workshops.  Choose among the topics below for key-words.  For more
instructions go to: All papers should be
submitted electronically to: degeilh at

Formal grammars for natural languages,
in particular (non exhaustive list) :
Pregroups applied to natural languages
Compact bilinear logic
Non-symmetric *-autonomous categories
Lambek syntactical calculus
Multimodal categorial grammars
Word order, discontinuous constituents
Dependencies, constraints to movement
Learning algorithms
Complexity of algorithms
Minimalist grammars
Lexical grammars
Tree adjoining grammars

Algorithmic and theoretical problems arising during syntactical
analysis Categorial grammars, type grammars and pregroups are formal
structures for deciding whether a string of words is a grammatical
sentence.  They assign one or more types to each word in the
dictionary.  One solves the problem whether a sequence of words is a
grammatical sentence, by performing computations on the corresponding
string(s) of types.  This makes it possible to characterise the
syntactic properties of natural languages entirely in terms of their
lexical types and prove general properties, independent of the actual
language fragment. These grammars are related to other mathematical
approaches like intuitionist, classical and compact bilinear logic,
non-symmetric *-autonomous categories, Montague semantics and
Chomsky's minimalist programme.  Some of these methods have matured to
highly efficient tools for syntactical analysis.  Previous meetings
were held in Tucson, Rome, Nancy, Nantes, Trento and Ottawa.  This
symposium will cover new theoretical results and applications to
natural languages.

Some Speakers:
Michele Abrusci (Univ Roma 3, Italy)
Jason Baldridge (Univ of Edinburgh, UK)
Philippe Blache (Univ of Aix-en-Provence, France)
Julia Hockenmaier (Univ of Pennsylvania, USA)
Maciej Kandulski (Adam Mickiewicz Univ, Poland)
Ruth Kempson (King's College London, UK)
Joachim Lambek (McGill Univ, Canada)
Alain Lecomte (Univ Grenoble 2, France)
Reinhard Muskens (Tilburg Univ, The Netherlands)
Richard Oehrle (Univ of Pennsylvania, USA)
Guy Perrier (Loria, France)

Scientific Programme Committee:
Wojciech Buszkowski (Univ of Poznan, Poland)
Claudia Casadio (Univ Chieti, Italy)
Dov Gabbay (King's College London, UK)
Michael Moortgat (Univ of Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Christian Retoré (Univ Bordeaux I, France)
Mark Steedman (Univ of Edinburgh, UK)
Edward Stabler (UCLA, USA)

Organising Committee:
Raffaella Bernardi (Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy)
Sylvain Degeilh (Univ Montpellier II, France)
Michael Moortgat (Univ of Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Anne Preller (Univ Montpellier III, France)
Violaine Prince (Univ Montpellier II, France)

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