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Abdellatif Saoudi <[log in to unmask]>
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               Call For Participation

                     RIAO'97 CONFERENCE
           Computer-Assisted Searching on the Internet
                      June 25-27, 1997
           McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada    [note: RIAO in CAPS]

  Brief Description :

         Every three years the Centre de Hautes Etudes Internationales
d'Information Documentaire (CID) of Paris, France, along with various
international affiliates, organizes an RIAO conference (RIAO is the
French acronym for Computer-Assisted Information Retrieval).  RIAO97
will be the fifth conference in the series.  RIAO85 was held in
Grenoble, France; RIAO88 at MIT; RIAO91 in Barcelona; and RIAO94 at
Rockefeller University in New York.

         RIAO conferences have the special feature of incorporating
both scientific papers and innovative product demonstrations.  Both
the product demonstrations and the scientific papers (which are often
accompanied by prototype system demonstrations) are subject to a
rigorous selection process.  The mix of scientific expertise and
state-of-the-art industrial development lends itself to a critical
examination of both aspects, stimulating both new product development,
ecnouraging sponsorship of start-ups, as well as initiating lines of
further, critical research investigations.

RIAO97 focuses on new problems in information retrieval, filtering,
and dissemination resulting from the recent profusion and extensions
of networks.  In particular, RIAO97 brings together search specialists
and web-based media specialists to consider how searching can best be
accomplished in the context of the proliferation of web sites, content
formats, browsing modalities, amount of data accessible, and number of
user accesses.

                        FINAL PROGRAM AND SCHEDULE

                               GENERAL SESSION
                                June 25, 1997

                Dr B. Robaire
                Vice Principal, Research
                McGill University, Canada

9:15-9:30 a.m   RIAO97' Introduction
                J. Thuiller
                Professor at the College de France
                President of the C.I.D.

9:30-10:00 a.m  Invited Speaker
                GILS Projet
                N. Brodie
                National Library of Ottawa, Canada
Chairman: L. Devroye, McGill University

10:00-10:25 a.m "The Do-I-Care Agent: Effective Social Discovery and
                Filtering on the Web"
                M.S. Ackerman, B. Starr,  M. Pazzani
                University of California, USA

10:25-10:50 a.m "Mining Information In Order To Extract Hidden And
                Strategical Information"
                T.Dkaki, B. Dousset, J. Mothe
                Universite P. Sabatier, Toulouse, France

10:50-11:20 a.m Break and Demonstrations
Chairman: S. Tohme, ENST France

11:20-11:45 a.m "Design Issues for World Wide Web Navigation Visualisation
                A. Cockburn,  S. Jones
                University of Canterbury, University of Waikato, New Zealand

11:45-12:10 a.m "Footprints: History-Rich Web Browsing"
                A. Wexelblat, P. Maes
                Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

12:10-12:35 p.m "Using terminological base for Term-based information
                J-Y Nie, Universite de Montreal, Canada

12:35-2:05 p.m  LUNCH
Chairman: G. Grefenstette, Rank Xerox Research Centre

2:05-2:30 p.m   "Development of a Document Summarization System for
                Effective Information Services"
                D. H. Jang, S. H. Myaeng
                Chungnam National University, Taejon, Korea

2:30-2:55 p.m   "Automatic summarization on the Web? RAFI: A system for
                summarizing using indicating fragments"
                A. Lehmam, Universite de Nancy II, France

2:55-3:20 p.m   "Towards Sophisticated Wrapping of Web-based Information
                B. Chidlovskii, U. M. Borghoff, P.Y. Chevalier
                Rank Xerox Research Centre, France

3:20-3:45 p.m  "Annotating the World Wide Web using Natural Language"
                B. Katz, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, USA

3:45-4:15 p.m   Break and Demonstrations
Chairman:  R. Cencioni, European Community

4:15-4:40 p.m   "IRENA: Information Retrieval Engine based on Natural
                Language Analysis"
                A.T. Arampatzis ,T. Tsoris,  C.H.A. Koster.
                Patras, Greece and Netherlands

4:40-5:05 p.m   "The Effect of Syntactic Phrase Indexing on Retrieval
                Performance for Dutch Texts"
                R. Pohlmann , W. Kraaij
                Utrecht University, TNO-TPD, Netherlands

5:05-5:30 p.m   "Using Simulated Annealing to Understand Natural Language
                S.A. Laribi, G. Desrocques, A. Laribi, J.C. Bassano
                Universite d'Orleans, France. Geneva Univeristy, Switzerland

5:30-5:55 p.m   "An Analysis of Statistical and Syntactic Phrases"
                M. Mitra, C. Buckley, A. Singhal, C. Cardie
                Cornell University, USA
                        June 26, 1997
Chairman: C. Fluhr, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique. France

9:00-9:25 a.m  "Multi-Language Text Indexing for Internet Retrieval"
                M.Wechsler, P. Sheridan, P. Schauble
                Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland

9:25-9:50 a.m   "Adaptative Filtering of Multilingual Document Streams"
                D.W. Oard, University of Maryland, USA

9:50-10:15 a.m  "A domain Specific Lexicon Acquisition Tool for
                Cross-Language Information Retrieval"
                D. Hiemstra, F. de Jong, W. Kraaij
                CTIT, Twente University, Netherlands

10:15-10:45 a.m Break and Demonstrations

                SESSION 6:  IRS ARCHITECTURE
Chairman: R. Marcus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)

10:45-11:10 a.m "EAGLE: An Extensible Architecture for General Linguistic
                B. Baldwin , C. Doran,  J.C. Reynar

11:10-11:35 a.m "Information Retrieval On The Word Wide Web using a Decision
                Making System"
                F. Corvaisier, A. Mille, J.M. Pinon, INSA, Lyon, France

11:35-12:00 a.m "A Multiagent Architecture for Information Retrieval on the
                World-Wide Web"
                V.N. Gudivada, S.P. Tolety
                Wayne State University, University of Missouri. USA

12:00-1:30 p.m  LUNCH

Chairman: C. Jacquemin, Universite de Nantes. France

1:30-2:45 p.m   Panel
                        TREC in Many Languages
                        * TREC-5: English
                           D. Harman
                           National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
                        * TREC-5: Spanish and Chinese
                           A. Smeaton
                           Dublin City University, Ireland
                        *The Amaryllis Project
                           C. Fluhr
                           Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (CEA), France

2:45-3:10 p.m   "Integrated text categorisation and information extraction
                using pattern matching and linguistic processing"
                 W. J. Black, L. Gilardoni, F. Rinaldi, R Dressel
                 UMIST, UK. Quinary Spa, Italy

3:10-3:35 p.m   "On-Line Resource Discovery using Natural Language"
                O.R. Zaine , A. Fall, S. Rochefort, V. Dahl, P. Tarau
                Simon Fraser University, Canada

3:35-4:00 p.m  "Coupling information retrieval and information extraction:
                A new text technology for gathering information from the web"
                R. Gaizauskas, A.M. Robertson
                University of Sheffield, UK

4:00-4:30 p.m   Break and Demonstrations
Chairman: D.J. Harman, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA.

4:30-4:55 p.m   "Summarizing Similarities and differences Among Related
                I. Mani , E. Bloedorn
                The MITRE Corporation, USA

4:55-5:20 p.m   "Relevance Ranking for One to Three Term Queries"
                C.L.A. Clarke , G.V. Cormack, E.A. Tudhope
                University of Toronto. Canada

5:20-5:45 p.m   "Space Optimizations for Total Ranking"
                D.R. Cutting, J.O. Pedersen
                Excite Inc., USA

5:45-6:10 p.m   "A Similarity-Based Agent for Internet Searching"
                T.G. Rose, P. J. Wyard, Canon, UK
                        June 27, 1997
Chairman: U. Heid, Stuttgart University, Germany

9:00-9:25 a.m   "ARACHNID: Adaptive Retrieval Agents Choosing
                Heuristic Neighborhoods for Information Discovery"
                F. Menczer , R.K. Belew
                University of California, USA

9:25-9:50 a.m   "Cobra: A new approach to IR System design"
                T. Mills, K. Moody, K. Rodden
                University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. UK

9:50-10:15 a.m  "Interactive Image Retrieval by Means of Abductive Inference"
                A. Muller, A. Everts
                GMD. Germany

10:15-10:45 a.m Break and Demonstrations
Chairman: J.C. Bassano, Universite d'Orleans France.

10:45-11:10 a.m "Query modification based on relevance backpropagation"
                M. Boughanem, C. Soule-Dupuy
                MSI, Universite de Limoges, France

11:10-11:35 a.m "Query ReFormulation on the Internet: Empirical Data and the
                Hyperindex Search Engine"
                P.D. Bruza , S. Dennis
                Queensland University of Technology, Australia

11:35-12:00 a.m SQLET:  Short Query Linguistic Expansion Techniques:
                Palliating One or Two-word Queries by Providing Intermediate
                Structure to WWW Pages
                G. Grefenstette
                Rank Xerox Research Centre, Grenoble, France

12:00-1:30 p.m  LUNCH
Chairman:  V. Semenova, ANALIT, Moscow

1:30-1:55 p.m   "Probabilistic Learning for Information Filtering"
                G. Amati , F. Crestani, F. Ubaldini, S. de Nardis
                Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Universita di Padova, Universita di
                Roma, Italy

1:55-2:20 p.m   "Using Syntactic Information in Document Filtering: A
                Comparative Study of Part-of-speech Tagging and Supertagging"
                R. Chandrasekar , B. Srinivas
                University of Pennsylvania, USA

2:20-2:45 p.m   "Querying Hierarchical Text and Acyclic Hypertext  with
                Generalized Context-Free Grammars"
                Y. Marcoux, M. Sevigny
                Universite de Montreal, Canada

2:45-3:15 p.m   Break and Demonstrations
Chairman: J.P. Haton, Universite Henri-Poincare, Nancy I, France

3:15-3:40 p.m   "A probabilistic model of Passage Categorization"
                M. Iwayama, T. Tokunaga
                Advanced Research Laboratory, Japan

3:40-4:05 p.m   "Knowledge Discovery From Natural Language Texts"
                U. Hahn, K. Schnattinger
                Freiburg University, Germany

4:05-4:30 p.m   "Extraction of Index Words from Manuals"
                H. Nakagawa
                Yokohama National University, Japan

                SESSION 13:  JUDICIAL PROBLEMS
Chairman: J. Perriere, C.I.D. France

4:30-4:55 p.m   "Limits of Using Data"
                Maitre Feral-Schuhl
                Ordre Des Avocats du Barreau de Paris, France.

4:55-5:20 p.m   "Data Security"
                 Maitre G. Arendt
                 President of Computer Commission of the International
                 Union of Lawyers, Luxemburg

5:20-5:45 p.m   "Security Concerns On The Intranet"
                Maitre Landry
                Montreal, Canada.
                Union Internationale des Avocats.

5:45-6:15 p.m   Conclusions

Cooperation program between France and Quebec
Linguistic and knowledge engineering

                        Special Session
                Cooperation program between France and Quebec
                Linguistic and knowledge engineering

                Thursday 26th June 1997
                Presentation languages:  French and English

Chairman:  Stephane Chaudiron, Program Coordinator for France (Ministry for
Education and Research, DISTNB)

9.00 a.m:  Presentation of the program, Antoine Mynard, Attache pour
           la Science et la Technologie
9.15 a.m:  Tools for Lexicographers: Applications of Explanatory
           and Combinatorial Lexicography, Alain Polguere (Department of
           linguistics and translation - University of Montreal), Gilles
           Serasset (GETA-CLIPS,IMAG, University Joseph Fourier - Grenoble I)
9.45 a.m:  Automatic Processing Of Synonymy, Gaston Gross (Laboratoire
           de linguistique et informatique-UMR 195, University Paris 13),
           Andre Clas (GRESLET, University of Montreal).
10.15 a.m: The Semantics of Spatial Expressions and the Voronoi Model, Agnes
           Gryl(LIMSI, University of Paris Sud), Geoffrey Edwards (Centre de
           Recherche en geomatique, University Laval).
10.45 a.m: Emergentist Classifiers and Computationnally Enhanced Cognition:
           Applications to Text Analysis and Diagnosis, Vincent Rialle
           (Laboratoire TIMC, IMAG, University Joseph Fourier), Jean-Guy
           Meunier (Laboratoire d'analyse cognitive de l'information, University
           of Quebec in Montreal).

10.45 a.m - 11.00 a.m     Coffee break

Chairman:  Claude Fleury, program coordinator for Quebec,
           Ministere des relations internationales du Quebec
11.00 a.m: Connecting "What to say?" and "How to say it?" Components
           in a Text Generation System, Laurence Danlos (TALANA, University
           Paris 7) et Guy Lapalme (DIRO, University of Montreal).

11.30 a.m: Recycling the Results of Robust Parsers to Identify Term Variants,
           Benoit Habert (ENS Fontenay), Suzanne Bertrand-Gastaldy (University
           of Montreal), Adeline Nazarenko (LIPN), Fernande Dupuis (UQAM),
           Elie Naulleau (ENS Fontenay et DER/EDF), Monique Lemieux (UQAM).

12.00 p.m: The Integration of French Language Processing and Users Features
           in an Information Retrieval System, Jean-Pierre Chevallet
           (CLIPS-IMAG, University Joseph Fourier) Jian-Yun Nie (University
           of Montreal).

12.30 p.m:  Text retrieval and filtering using conceptual-based clustering
            metho", Jacques Guizol (Laboratoire d'informatique de Marseille,
            University of Mediterranee) Ruben Gonzalez Rubio (University
            of Sherbrooke).

Registration via the WWW at
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or by fax at the CID: (33) 01 48 78 49 61 or (33) 01 45 26 84 45
or by surface mail:
        CID, 36 bis rue Ballu, 75009 Paris, France
        CID, c/o Constantin and co., 575 Madison Ave, 25th Floor, NY, NY
        10022, USA
                Registration Fees
(before June 1, 1997): US$ 475 or CA$ 650 or 415 ECUS
(from June 1, 1997):   US$ 530 or CA$ 725 or 460 ECUS

Students (presenting valid Student ID):
(before June 1, 1997): US$ 315 or CA$ 435 or 275 ECUS
(from June 1, 1997):   US$ 390 or CA$ 530 or 340 ECUS

Registration fees can be made by bank transfer:

in US dollars:
        CID/CASIS No: 02 050 25 061 2
        Banque Societe Generale, Agence Montmartre,
        89 rue de Clichy, 75009 Paris, France
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        City Bank,
        460 Park Avenue and 57th Street, NY, NY 10022 USA

in Canadian dollars:
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        Banque Societe Generale, Agence Montmartre,
        89 rue de Clichy, 75009 Paris, France

in ECUs:
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        Banque Societe Generale, Agence Montmartre,
        89 rue de Clichy, 75009 Paris, France

For Credit Card payments, only VISA Card can be accepted in writing or
by faxing request to C.I.D. 36 bis rue Ballu, 75009 Paris, France,
fax (33) 01 48 78 49 61 or (33) 01 45 26 84 45.

Registration includes access to all presentations and sessions,
including the Working Group,Thursday morning, June 26th, and a copy of
the proceedings. On-Site Registration will take place on Tuesday June
24 from 5 pm, and on Wednesday June 25, from 8 am on.

Telephones accepting credit cards are available throughout the University.
Lunches can be taken at the University Cafeteria, 3840 McTavish Street.
Lunch tickets will be available at the Registration Desk for $10 (Canadian)
per ticket.

McGill University is located in the center of Montreal and numerous
other restaurants are available nearby.
An optional visit and dinner will be organized for RIAO'97 participants
June 26th at 7 p.m.

                AIRFARE AND HOTELS
Reductions in air fare will be possible for flights leaving from
France. Contact the CID before June 1, 1997.
A block of rooms have been reserved at several hotels in Montreal
at a special rate for RIAO97 participants.
When you make your reservation, please indicate that you are a participant
of RIAO97 Conference. In most cases, rooms will only be held at a special
rate until one month before the conference.

For more information: