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Third International Conference on Meaning Text Theory (MTT)
       May 21 - 24, 2007, Klagenfurt, Austria


The Meaning Text Theory is a lexicon-centered dependency theory for the description of language with a holistic model that incorporates semantics, syntax, morphology and lexis as well as the information (= communicative) structure. MTT has extensively been developed over the last four decades with respect to its coverage of linguistic phenomena and application in a variety of research fields - among them natural language processing (in particular natural language text generation) and second language learning/teaching. After MTT '03 in Paris and MTT '05 in Moscow, this conference is the third in a successful series that aims at bringing together researchers working on MTT, other dependency-based linguistic theories and computational applications drawing upon dependency theories. The special goal of this conference is to open MTT more to researchers working in related frameworks. A social program will be offered before the main conference. After the main conference, a 1/2 day tutorial on natural language generation in the framework of MTT is planned.


PROGRAM

Here you find the program of the conference. 

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline:            February, 25th 2007
Notification of acceptance:     March, 25th 2007
Final version due:              April, 16th 2007
Main conference:                May, 21st - 24th 2007

ORGANIZATION CHAIR:        Tilmann Reuther, University of Klagenfurt


PROGRAM CHAIR:                  Leo Wanner, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona

 

INVITED SPEAKERS:       

Igor Boguslavsky, Madrid Polytechnical University and Russian Academy ofSciences.
Eva Hajicová, Charles University, Prague                       
Igor Mel'cuk, University of Montreal

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

The local organization and program chairs and
Margarita Alonso Ramos          University of La Coruña
Yurij Apresjan                  Russian Academy of Sciences
Igor Boguslavskij               Russian Academy of Sciences and Polytechnical University of Madrid
Kim Gerdes                      University Paris 3
Franz Guenthner                 University of Munich
Eva Haijcova                    Charles University, Prague
Leonid Iomdin                   Russian Academy of Sciences
Lidija Iordanskaja              University of Montreal
Sylvain Kahane                  University Paris 10
Richard Kittredge               CoGenTex Inc., Ithaca
Yves Lepage                     University of Caen
Marie-Claude L'Homme            University of Montreal
Igor Mel'cuk                    University of Montreal
Jasmina Milicevic               Dalhousie University, Halifax
Martha Palmer                   University of Colorado
Alain Polguère                  University of Montreal
Owen Rambow                     Columbia University, New York
Klaus Schubert                  Flensburg University of Applied Sciences
Daniel Weiss                    University of Zurich

 

FURTHER INFORMATION AND CONTACT

For further information, please, consult http://meaningtext.net/mtt2007

local arrangements:             Tilmann Reuther ( Tilmann.Reuther AT uni-klu.ac.at
paper submissions:              Leo Wanner

 
CONFERENCE FEES

Regular participants: full fee 120 €
or inscription fee per day: 30€ 
 
East European Participants: full fee 70 €
or inscription fee per day: 20€ 
 
Students: full fee  50 €
or inscription fee per day: 15€
 
Early registration was until April 12, 2007
 
REGISTRATION

Registration will be exclusively via the conference website.
All participants, irrespective of category or mode of payment, are requested to register in order to qualify for participation and the receipt of conference documents.
The following two steps are mandatory for full registration of regular attendees:
1. Electronic registration using our registration page .
2. Payment of the conference fee at registration desk on arrival in Klagenfurt. 
 
Electronic registration must be completed by May  6, 2007 for those who wish having their names included in conference documents.
 
To be entitled to student rates the participant must present a student identity card valid on May 21, 2007 at the conference desk in Klagenfurt.
 
The conference fee covers:
* Participation in the scientific programme
* Conference materials
* Proceedings (Wiener Slawistischer Almanach, Special volume, with ISBN number)
* Break refreshments
 
INFORMATION for persons who need AUSTRIAN VISA:
 
The MTT-2007 organisation chair asks all persons who need Austrian visa to visit the conference to supply as soon as possible - and independently from the notification of acceptance of their papers - the following information:
 
1) First name, Name (exact wording as given in the passport, in Latin letters)
2) Month Day, Year of birth
3) Full address for delivery of the invitation (in Latin letters)
4) Austrian authority (consulate) where the visa application will be handed in.
Example for your answer:
1) Yokhan Shtraus
2) Oktober 25, 1925
3) ul. Vokzalnaya, 2 - 7 - 17
196620 Pavlovsk
Russia
4) Austrian Consulate Moscow
 
Send this information to xxx
 
Details how to obtain visa in a convenient way with the support of the organisation chair will be communicated later depending on the location of the Austrian authority (consulate).
 
TRAVEL information for persons coming to Klagenfurt via Vienna
 

Participants can come to Klagenfurt by train, departing from Vienna South Station (Wien Südbahnhof) every second hour, the train trip taking about 4 hours (see www.oebb.at). A one-way individual ticket costs 43.50 Euro, in groups of 6 persons or more, the one-way fare per person is 26.50 Euro. All train tickets can be bought at the train station right before departure (no preliminary reservation necessary). The same regime is possible for departure by train from Klagenfurt after the conference.
In Klagenfurt, the train station is about 6 kilometers from the University, participants are advised to take a taxi (for about 10 Euro).  

 
SOCIAL EVENTS
 
The organisation chair announces the following social events and asks all interested persons to register on the registration page.
 
S1: Get together on Sunday, May 20, 7:00 to 10:00 PM at Klagenfurt University (including registration, free refreshments and peasant style sandwiches)
 
S2: Guided bus excursion on Sunday, May 20, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM from Klagenfurt University to downtown Klagenfurt - Romanesque-Gothic style church Maria Saal - Celtic-Roman style archeological site on Mount Magdalensberg - top of Mount Magdalensberg (with great view and restaurant) - Klagenfurt University
The cost for the bus ride will be within 15 - 20 Euro depending on the size of the bus (lunch to be paid individually)
 
S3: A conference dinner on Monday, May 21 or Tuesday, May 22 will be announced soon. Registered participants will be contacted on this behalf shortly.
 
 
ACCOMODATION

Please find here a list of hotels and hostels in Klagenfurt.
 
Arrival should be planned not later than Sunday, May 20 in the evening.
Departure should be planned not earlier than Thursday, May 24.
 
SUBMISSIONS

Submissions are closed.
 
Here is the call for papers: 
We invite submissions on all topics related to MTT and other grammatical and lexical frameworks that share with MTT the fundamental principles such as dependency, the primacy of the lexicon, stratificational nature of the linguistic model, etc.


SUBMISSION FORMAT

Submissions must be in English. They may not exceed 10 pages in length (including all figures, data, notes, and bibliography) using a 12 point font, printed in one column).  Please use this word style file or similar styles for LaTeX. Style files for LaTeX, too, will be available for the final version. The submission format must be pdf. Please use the electronic submission web site. No hardcopy or email submissions addressed to the conference organizers will be accepted.

 
 
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