RIAO 1991 Program's
Chair: M. Castellet
M. Carpentier, General Director of DG13, CEC
9:50 WELCOMING SPEECH
J. Laporte, Conseller d'Ensenyament, Generalitat de Catalunya
10:05 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES for RlAO 91
J. Arsac, Professor at the University of Paris VI Past-president of CID
10 :45 BREAK AND DEMONSTRATIONS
SESSION 1 – HYPERMEDIA 1
Chair: C. C. Chen
11:20 Architecture and functions for a conceptual interface to very large online bibliographic collections
M. Agosti, G. Gradenlgo, P.G. Marchetti, University of Padova, European Space Agency (Italy)
11:45 INIST experience in hyper-document building from bibliographic databases
J. Ducloy. L. Grivel. J.C. Lamliel, X. Polanco.L. Schmitt, CNRS·INIST (France)
12:10 Super-library: an environment for the conversion of linear texts Into hypertexts
N. Catenazzi.F. Argentesl , Joint Research Center (Italy)
12:35 A connection graph for user navigation in a large image bank
Ph. Aigrain, V. Longueville, University Paul Sabatier (France)
SESSION 2 – HYPERMEDIA 2
Chair: R. Kuhlen
14:10 A system for managing multimedia dossiers
F. Cesarini, G. Soda, University of Firenze (Italy)
14:35 Classification and Information retrieval in hypertext systems
M. Aboud. R. Razouk. S. Sedes. C. Soule-Dupuy, University of Toulouse III (France) .
15:00 An intelligent multimedia information handling system
D. Davcev, D.Cakmakov, University of Skopje (Yugoslavia)
15:25 An application of a knowledge communication model for a tutoring system
A. Cramage, M. Garcia del Valle. D.M. Kumpel, O.M.S. Consultores S.A. (Spain)
15:50 BREAK AND DEMONSTRATIONS
SESSION 3 – DOCUMENT INPUT
16:45 How to take advantages of word structure in printed character recognition
P.G. De Luca. A. Gisotti (Italy)
17:10 Merging optical character recognition outputs for improved accuracy
J.C. Handley. B.H. Thomas, OCLC (United states)
17:35 Visual parsing: an aid to text understanding
M. Holstege. J.Y Inn, L. Tokuda, Resumix. Inc. (United States)
18:00 Text line extraction and baseline direction,
J. Kanal, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)
18:25 Automated entry system for handwritten documents
M. Cheriet, C.Y. Suen, Concord!ia University (Canada)
SESSION 4 – STRUCTURED TEXT AND SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE
Chair: A. Zampolli
9:00 SGLM documents and non-linear text retrieval
I.A. MacLeod, D.T. Barnard, D. Hamilton. M. Levison, Queen's University (Canada)
9:25 A hyperdocument model based on the ODA standard
R. Dykiel. M Mabzouk. J.M. Pinon , BULL S.A. (France)
9:50 The use of retrieval filters to localize information in hierarchically tagged text-dominated database
F.J. Burkowski, University of Waterloo (Canada)
10:15 An object-oriented architecture for text retrieval
D. Cutting, J. Pedersen, P.K. Halvorsen, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (United States)
10:40 BREAK AND DEMONSTRATIONS
SESSION 5 – INTERFACES
10:20 Manipulable inter-medium encodings for information retrieval
A.P.·Parkes, University of Lancaster (United Kingdom)
11:45 LEXITRAN for an easier public access to a patent database
W.A. Turner, P. Buffet, F. Laville, CERESI/CNRS, QUESTEL/TELESYSTEME, Ecole des Mines (France)
12: 10 Hypermedia. And probabilistic retrieval
M. Dunlop; C.J.Van Rijsbergen, University of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
12:35 Sophocle: a workshop for analysing the written language production in a realistic dialog situation
Y. Polity. J.M.Frimcony, University of Grenoble (France)
SESSION 6 – NATURAL LANGUAGE
Chair: C. Fluhr
14:20 Outline of a database model for electronic dictionaries
N.M.lde, J.Veronis, J. Le Maitre, Vassar College (United States), CNRS (France)
14:45 Multi-experts system for documentary research
W. Mekaouche, J.C. Bassano, University of Orleans (France)
15:10 Using morpho-syntactic language analysis in phrase matching
A.F. Smeaton, P. Sheridan, Dublin City University (Ire1and)
15:35 An expert-system for French analysis within a multi-mode dialogue to be connected
S. Dami. G. Lallich-Boidin, University of Grenoble (France)
16:00 BREAK AND DEMONSTRATIONS
SESSION 7 – MULTILINGUISM
Chair : A. Parkes
16:45 The EUROTRA front end.
N. Jaeger, EUROTRA (Denmark)
17:10 Multilingual access to textual databases.
K. Radwan. F. Foussler, C. Fluhr, INSTN-CEN Saclay (France)
17:35 Remote access to the METAL translation system.
J.A Alonso, X Garcia. X Rodellar. C.J. Rodriguez, Siemens Nixdorf SA (Spain)
18:00 Nat-MuItilinguaI: tools for muItilinguaI interfaces in databases.
J. Coch di Yacovo, G. Crispino, D. Cukierman, G. Morize, D. Wonsever, CYBERNETlX (France), Universlty of Uruguay (Uruguay)
19:30 RECEPTION AT THE GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA
SESSION 8 – INFORMATION RETRIEVAL SYSTEM (1)
Chair: J .C. Bassano
9:00 Experiments on linguistically based term associations.
G. Ruge, Siemens Ntxdorf Inf. Systems (Germany)
9:25 An associative neural experts system for information retrieval.
G. Desrocques. J.C. Bassano. D. Archambault, University of Orleans (France)
9:50 On "diesel train1 engines" and "to train2 airline pilots": Tagging words senses in corpus.
U. Zernik, GE R&D Center (United States)
10:15 A system for efficient full-text retrieval
N. Ziviani, Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)
10:40 BREAK AND DEMONSTRATIONS
SESSION 9 – INFORMATION RETRIEVAL SYSTEM (2)
Chair: E. Garcia Camarero
11:20 AIR/X – A rule-based multistage indexing system for Iarge subject fields.
N.Fuhr, S. Hartmann,G. Lustig, M. Schwantner, K. Tzeras, G. Knorz, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Fachhochschule Darmstadt (Germany)
11:45 Automatic indexing using selective NLP and first-order thesauri.
DA. Evans. K. Glnther-Webster. M.Hart, RG. Lefferts,l.A Monarch, Carnegie Mellon University (United States) ,.
12:10 Efficient probabilistic Inference for text retrieval.
H.R TurUe. W.B. Croft, University of Massachusetts (Uniled States)
12:35 Bayesien Inference networks in hypertext.
J. Savoy. D. Desbois, University of Montreal (Canada)
13:00 LUNCH AND DEMONSTRATIONS
SESSION 10 – KNOWLEDGE EXTRACTION FROM TEXT (1)
Chair: P_ Brunet
14:20 Syntax and semantics in a text interpretation system.
F. Ciravegna. R. Tarditi. P. Campia. A. Colognese, FlAT (Italy)
14:45 Extracting implicit information from free text technical reports.
P. Zweigenbaum. M. Cavazza, INSERM (France)
15:10 Processing natural language for an expert system using a sub-language approach.
E. Liddy. C: Jorgenson. E. Sibert. E.S. Yu, Syracuse University (United States)
15:35 Automatic extraction of factual information from text and its integration in a knowledge base.
N. CasteIl. M.F. Verdejo, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
16:00 BREAK AND DEMONSTRATIONS
SESSION 11 – KNOWLEDGE EXTRACTION FROM TEXT (2)
Chair: M. Crehange
16:45 Natural language processing of the texts of chemical patent abstracts.
G. Chowdhury, M.F. Lynch, University of Sheffield [United Kingdom}
17:10 Personal name pattern matching
A.D. Gross, Getty Art History Information Program (United States)
17:35 Temporal analyser for unrestricted texts.
K. Sgarbas. N. Fakotakis, G. Kokkinakis, University of Patras (Greece)
18:00 Multi-lingual access to documentary databases.
C. Lopez de Sosoaga, SABINI (Spain)
DINNER AND VISIT OF "POBLE ESPANYOL"
SESSION 12 – INFORMATION RETRIEVAL AND DBMS
Chair: T. Saracevic
9:00 Paraphrasing SQL to natural language.
L. Jungberg, SISU (Sweden)
9:25 The end-user's view of his data managed by a relational DBMS.
M. Rauterberg, Federal Institute of Technology of Zurich (Swizerland)
9:50 Machine learning principles in application to a transportable natural language database interface.
J. Solak, H. Popowska, Instytit Informacji Naukowej, Warszawa (Poland)
10:15 Hypertext interface for an object-oriented database.
E. Andonoff. M. Canillac, C. Mendiboure. G. Zurfluh, University of Toulouse (France)
10:40 BREAK AND DEMONSTRATIONS
SESSION 13 – IMAGE HANDLING
Chair: G. Grefenstette
11:20 Automatic image Indexation and retrieval.
F. Rabitti, P. Savino, lEl-CNR, 0livetti DOR (Italy)
11:45 Digital prefix coding trees: an efficient structure for image data storage and manipulation.
J.P.Cheiney. P. Picouet, France Telecom - ENST (France)
12:10 Discovery of conceptual categories in an image database.
V.V. Raghavan, V.N. Gudivada, University of South-western Louisiana, Jackson State University (United States) -
12:35 Semantic-based queri formulation in PAS.
S.Al. Hawamdeh. B.C. Ooi, NationaI University (Singapore)
13:00 LUNCH AND DEMONSTRATIONS
SESSION 14 – SPEECH TECHNOLOGY DATA COMPRESSION
Chair: M. Mariani -
14:20 Spoken language systems for human/machine interfaces.
V.W.Zue, J.R. Glass, D. Coddeau, D;Goodline, L. Hirschman. H.C. Leung, M.S. Phillips, J. Polifroni, S. Seneff, MIT (United States)
14:45 A system for reducing Imprecision in speech Interfaces to generalized text input devices.
J. Monoghan, C. Cheepen, Hatfield Polytechnic (United Kingdom)
15:10 The ARTFL data compression project
A. Bookstein, S.T. Klein, D.A. ZIFF, University of Chicago (United States)
15:35 Towards the ultimate text compression method for help systems
W. Skaba, Nicholas Copernicus University (Poland)
16:00 BREAK AND DEMONSTRATIONS
Sr Joseph M. Valles i Casadevall, Rector of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
ln conjunction with the presentation of papers at the conference, prototypes will be demonstrated in the Faculty of Sciences, building C. These demonstrations will take place on a rotating basis during the breaks following the presentation of the authors' work. A detailed program of these demonstrations will be available at the conference,
OPERATIONAL SYSTEM DEMONSTRATIONS
The following systems will be displayed throughout the conference in the hall of the Faculty of Sciences, building 6. These systems will be demonstrated with an oral presentation in the amphitheatre of the Faculty of Sciences (next to the demonstration hall).
A detailed program of these demonstrations and oral presentations will be available at the conference.
1. SPEECH INTERFACES
MAX (ECHO - European Commission Host Organization,·Luxemburg)
Max is a voice-activated telephone system giving information regarding the European Community; ECU exchange rate, Basic European statistics, ECHO latest news, ECHO calendar, European Community programs, concepts in information technology. European Community institutions, European Community Press Offices. It uses speaker-independent isolated-word recognition and speech synthesis.· It presently works in 3 different languages : English. French and German. The system was designed by AEG on the ECHO host, as a CEC/DG13-B project.
AUDIOTEX (CTNE. Telefonica I + D, Spain)
Audiotex is a telephone "News service". It consists of a PC. AUDIO equipment, floating-point DSP boards and a telephone set. Il allows Spanish telephone users to obtain information over the telephone lines, using voice input (speaker-independent speech recognition), or a multifrequence telephone keyboard. The Information is provided by a telephone-based Text-to-Speech system in Spanish .
ST03/ST04 Speech Recognizer System
(G. Bekery, Acoustical Research Laboratory, Hungary)
This speech recognition system is for IBM XT/AT compatible microcomputers. It has a speaker dependent isolated-word recognition system. The ST03 is for small vocabularies (in the range of 80 words). The ST04 can recognize 300 words in real time. It uses a TMS320 /10 DSP board. The system is language-independent and the vocabulary 18 user-definabIe. Pattern matching is carried out by adaptive linear time warping.
SGML / Search (Berger Levrault-Advanced Information System, France)
SGML Search 18 an Information retrieval system based on the SGML standard. Ii turns SGML files into searchable databases, gives full access to the SGML structure and 18 designed to be very powerful on very long texts.
Bull France presents ZEN. a very well articulated hypertext running under XWindows on most Unix platforms. ZENls a spin-off product of the Kwick Esprit project ; it integrates text and graphics management as well as a very elaborated script language oriented towards the programming literate. ZEN also deals well with link updates providing good groupware support (file protection available) and therefore personal annotations. It also features a clever "regional browser".
GUIDE (OWL. Great Britain)
OWL presents GUIDE and IDEX. GUIDE for Windows multimedia authoring systems based on the navigational hypertext concept. Using GUIDE, writers can integrate easily a volume of data whether it is text, graphics, sound or video.
IDEX is a powerful document management system bas~ on key word search and hypertext navigation sUpportwhlch multiple users. lt also supports SGML, the International Standard Markup Language for structured publications.
CD-SIMULATOR (ELEKTROSON, Nederland)
Elektroson presents CD-Simulator, a CD-ROM data-preparation system for organizing data for distribution '! on compact disks. The CD-Simulator conforms to the CD-ROM ISO 9660 standard as well as the multimedia CD-ROM XA standard promoted by Sony and Philips. The CD-Simulator can be used to prepare CD's for the PC arena as well as the Mac and the Unix environment. It can be used also to simulate any commercially available CD-ROM drives in order to test how your application 18 going to work on a CD. You can also use a write-once device to make CD-ROM test disks by the unit.
4. CONCEPT GRAPH ACCESS
TOPIC (Verity. USA)
Graph-based document retrieval system. Complex boolean formulas using fuzzy logic are represented by easily manipulable graphs. The user can define and modify these graphs to represent their particular interest, generating their own personal thesaurus.
PRIAM (SYMEDIA, France)
Real-time news bulletin reception, indexation and consultation system. The wire service items are analysed and indexed as they are received, and can be consulted immediately by the end-user. Multiple interrogation Interfaces are available, including concept graph-based representations.
5. INFORMATION RETRIEVAL SYSTEMS
MULTIMEDIA INFORMATION SYSTEM (lN TECS, ltaly)
This documentation system allows the user to browse immediately through related Information, to associate graphics and photos to specific words and to display them with a touch of the mouse.
TAKE 5 (EDIAT, France)
TAKE 5. a document storage and retrieval system provides a multi-lingual Interface and pseudo-natural language querying. Queries can be expanded by means of integrated conceptual networks. Thesaurus
Prof. Jacques ARSAC, University of Paris VI, Past-President of CID
J. Andre (F) IRISA. Rennes
J.C. Bassano (F) University of Orleans
H. Bauer-Bemet (B) Univ. Libre of Brussels
A. Bookstein (USA) UniversIty of Chicago
P. Brunet (Sr) Unlv. PoUlecnlca Catalunya
C.C.Chen (USA) Simmons College
C. Chrisment (F) University of Toulouse
M. Crehange (F) University of Nancy
M. Dillon (USA) OCLC
J. Driscoll (USA) University of Central Florida
C. Fluhr (F) INSTN / CEA
E.Fox (USA) Virginia Polytechnic Inst.
C. Frasson (CAN) University of Montreal
E. Garcia Camarero (Sr) Univ. de Complutense Madrid
P. Goossens (B) Royal Library
G. Grefenstette (F) University of Tours
R. Hansen (B) CEC, DG13
C. Jonckheere (NDL) European lnst. of Patents
R. Khulen (FRG) University of Konstanz
A. LeIu (F) CNRS / lNIST Nancy
D. Lucarella (I) University of Milan
J. Mullenders (B) Alcatel / Bull
S. Oshuga (JPN) University of Tokyo
A.P. Parkes (OB) University of Lancaster
A. Parodi (F) LIMSI/CNRS
L. Rau (USA) General Electric
J. Rouault (F) University of Grenoble
T. Saracevic (USA) Rutgers University
C. Schwarz (FRG) Siemens
B. Turner (F) CNRS/DIST Nancy
B. Vickery (OB) Tom Ass. Inc.
J.J. Villanueva (SP) UAB.
D. Walker (USA) BeIl Communications
A. Zampolli (1) University of Pisa