LINGUIST List 15.2221

Tue Aug 3 2004

FYI: E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize; MultiWordNet Site

Editor for this issue: Anne Clarke <>


  • Raffaella Bernardi, E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize Winner
  • Luisa Bentivogli, Announcement: New MultiWordNet Website

    Message 1: E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize Winner

    Date: Sun, 01 Aug 2004 20:02:00 +0200
    From: Raffaella Bernardi <>
    Subject: E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize Winner

    E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize Winner

    The selection for the E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize for the year 2004 is concluded. After careful deliberation the committee has reached the following decision:

    - The E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize 2004 has been awarded to

    John Hale

    from Michigan State University for the thesis

    `Grammar, Uncertainty and Sentence Processing'.

    (PhD awarded in the year 2003 at Johns Hopkins University).

    The abstract of the thesis can be found at:

    FoLLI (the European Association for Logic, Language and Information) would like to congratulate the winner for his excellent thesis, and to thank all applicants who responded to the call for submissions and the members of the E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize Committee (Anne Abeille, Natasha Alechina (chair), Nissim Francez, Valentin Goranko, Larry Moss, Gerald Penn, Manfred Pinkal, Christian Retore, Rob van der Sandt and Henriette de Swart) for doing a great job.

    An award ceremony will take place during ESSLLI 04 in Nancy, on Thursday 12th of August at 20:30. For further information see the ESSLLI 04 web page:

    Finally, our thanks go to the E.W. Beth Foundation which kindly sponsors the prize.

    On behalf of FoLLI,

    Raffaella Bernardi

    Raffaella Bernardi | Free University of Bozen-Bolzano | Faculty of Computer Science | P.zza Domenicani 3 | I-39100 Bolzano | Room: 2.28 | Phone:+39 0471 0 16122 | Fax: +39 0471 0 16009

    Research Assistant | CoLogNet (Area 6, Logic and NLP) |

    Message 2: Announcement: New MultiWordNet Website

    Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2004 17:27:42 +0200
    From: Luisa Bentivogli <>
    Subject: Announcement: New MultiWordNet Website

    We are pleased to announce the new MultiWordNet website:

    MultiWordNet is a multilingual lexical database, developed at ITC-irst, in which the Italian WordNet is strictly aligned with Princeton WordNet 1.6.

    The current version of MultiWordNet includes around 44,400 Italian lemmas organized into 35,400 synsets which are aligned, whenever possible, with their corresponding English Princeton synsets.

    The MultiWordNet database can be freely browsed through its on-line interface, and is distributed both for research and commercial use. Information on the distribution licence is available at the web site.

    Best regards,

    The MultiWordNet Team