Sunday, October 2, 2011

Program for AnnieFest Available

From Quirky Case to Representing Space, An AnnieFest
5 October 2011
George E. Pake Auditorium
PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto, California 94304

Joan Maling, (Brandeis University and U.S. National Science Foundation)
Chapter I. 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)
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

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

Monday, September 26, 2011

Quirky Case to Space, An AnnieFest - PARC, a Xerox company

Event - From Quirky Case to Representing Space, An AnnieFest - PARC, a Xerox company

From Quirky Case to Space: a Symposium on Language and Knowledge

On Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 we have a symposium in honor of Annie Zaenen, discussing her work in Linguistics, Logic, Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence.

The event will take place at PARC and will be followed by dinner for invited guests.

In addition, we would like to put
together a collection of original short papers in Annie's honor; we
will provide more details later this fall.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Danny Bobrow, Ron Kaplan, Tracy Holloway King, and Valeria de Paiva

Friday, February 4, 2011

Organizing starts here...

Tracy set up Google docs for the organizers, plus a mailing list.
Valeria compile a list of Annie co-authors from Annie's MS Academic Search page plus this blog. Danny to talk to Lauri about family. All to think about a special publication.

This picture from the Workshop that Annie and Alastair organized in March 2009, Spatial Relations: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. Thank you Darko for your blog post on the workshop!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A party for Annie!

Tracy, Ron, Danny and I are hoping to organize a party to celebrate Annie Zaenen's lifetime achievements in Linguistics and Language Technology, this September or October in PARC. Annie is celebrating a big birthday, so we hope we can have a beautiful party, with plenty of old and new friends, lots of exciting work to discuss, great food and nice wine.

The idea is to use this blog to organize the party and after the party, we want to keep it as a souvenir, a bit like DannyFest. But we better get the party going first...

The next post is a rough outline of what we discussed on January 26th about the party.