Strathclyde Meeting : Computational Linguistics : Natural Language Processing

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Day 1 : Thursday 20th January 2000

Time Session Supervisor
08:45 Registration and Coffee
09:25 Introduction and Welcome Stuart Bramley (Dean of Science, University of Strathclyde)
09:30 Tutorial - Natural Language Processing Bill Black (UMIST)
10:30 Coffee
11:00 Automatic Simplification of Newspaper Text for Aphasic Readers Siobhan Devlin (University of Sunderland)
11:40 Sound Interpretation: The Front End Leslie Smith (Stirling University)
12:15 Lunch
13:45 Keynote Talk- Internet-based Application Architectures for the 21st Century: The Role of XML Henry Thompson (University of Edinburgh)
14:45 Evolution of Language Colin Fyfe (University of Paisley)
15:20 Tea
15:50 Classification of Acoustic Emission Signals Keith Worden (University of Sheffield)
16:25 Probability Paradoxes for Personal Profit – A Primer Slippery Sam
17:00 Close of Day 1
18:45 Social Event: Tour of the Tennent Caledonian Brewery (including full buffet and "samples")

Day 2 : Friday 21st January 2000

Time Session Supervisor
09:15 Circuit Design and Image Registration Using Evolvable Hardware Ben Hounsell (University of Edinburgh)
09:55 Machine Learning with Draughts Using GAs in a Competitive Context Ken Chisholm (Napier University, Edinburgh)
10:30 Coffee
11:00 Smart Structures and Materials Brian Culshaw (University of Strathclyde)
12:00 Solution to Puzzle Corner #11
12:15 Lunch
13:15 NCAF AGM Restricted to NCAF Members only
13:45 Applications of Feedforward Networks Jim Kay (University of Glasgow)
14:25 Customer Intelligence Kevin Swingler (Neural Innovations)
15:00 Tea and Close of Meeting