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Natural Language ( comp.ai.nat-lang )
 
From [email protected] Mon Dec  7 18:13:13 1992
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This is a call for request for discussion about the need for
a new usergroup called comp.ai.neural-nets.natural-lang

The aim of the usergoup will be to facilitate:

	* discussion of networks specifically used for processing
	  natural language
	* discussion/presentation of research ideas/results
	* posting of news about software creation/bug reports etc.
	  of commonly used neural network packages used specifically
	  for natural language processing
	* provision  of information about machine-readable corpora 
          and databases
	* those interested in neural networks and NLP to find out
	  who else is involved in similar research work

There appears to be a lot of interest in the NLP and connectionist
communites  about combining elements of both fields so I think it
would be a useful move to create a means to allow people working
in these areas to communicate effectively with each other.

If you're not sure how to participate in the discussion about the
creation of thus group please read: 
How to Create a New Usenet Newsgroup ~ 150 (David C Lawrence)
in: news.announce.newusers
-- 
Daniel Jones			Email : [email protected]
CCL,				Telephone : +44 61 200 3104 (direct)
UMIST,				Fax: +44 61 200 3099
PO Box 88, Manchester, UK.

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From: [email protected] (Charles C. Lin)
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This is an official request for discussion (RFD) for the formation of
the newsgroup, comp.ai.natural-language

             Charter for comp.ai.natural language

Name:         comp.ai.natural-language

Moderation:   This group will be unmoderated.

Purpose:      To discuss issues relating to natural language, especially
              computer-related issues from an AI viewpoint.   The topics
              that will be discussed in this group will concentrate on, but
              are not limited to, the following:

                   *   Natural Language Understanding
                   *   Natural Language Generation
                   *   Machine Translation
                   *   Dialogue and Discourse Systems
                   *   Natural Language Interfaces
                   *   Parsing
                   *   Computational Linguistics
                   *   Computer-Aided Language Learning

              This group will avoid discussing issues that are more properly
              covered by other newsgroups.   For example, speech synthesis
              should be discussed in comp.speech.   However, due to the
              interdisciplinary nature of the field, there may be overlap in
              material between other groups.    To try to keep this to a 
              minimum, topics should pertain to computer-related aspects
              of natural language.

Rules of Decorum:  Because of the unmoderated format, anyone with access to
                   this newsgroup will be able to post without review.
                   This is meant to encourage discussion of the topics.
                   Please refrain from "flames" or unnecessary criticism
                   of a person's viewpoints or personality in a harsh
                   or insulting manner.   Criticisms should constructive
                   and polite whenever possible.

Intended Audience:  The following is a repost of Terry Gaasterland's opinion
                    on how this newsgroup would fit in to the other alternative
                    newsgroups and mailing lists.

Terry writes:

It is important to differentiate between a comp.ai.natural-lang 
group and existing groups:  e.g. sci.lang, the nl-kr group (I 
forget its newsgroup name), and the LINGUIST list.  What would
a comp.ai.natural-lang group provide that these groups do not?

NL-KR is carefully moderated.  As a result, it is not so much a forum 
for dialog as a place for announcements and requests for information.
The main problem with the NL-KR group is that people ask questions
and others answer them privately.  Many times over the years, I have 
sent people requests for a copy of the responses that they get --- 
usually to no avail.  

The sci.lang group has a general scope that basically covers all 
issues in linguistics.  It tends to get a lot of noise.  I would hope 
that a comp.ai.natural-lang group would successfully focus on the 
issues involved in getting computers to deal with processing language.

The LINGUIST list is a forum for linguists to exchange views, argue
about points, give circumstantial data points to each other, and 
post announcements.  The focus is on linguistics, not on how to 
get computers to deal with language.  Its very high volume of 
messages reflects the size of the readership and its willingness 
to participate in discussions.  The list is a good place for a 
computer scientist to pick up a general sense of issues and 
topics in linguistics.  Because it is lightly moderated, the 
LINGUIST list is less noisy than the sci.lang group.  Because
of the quality of the list members, the discussion tends to 
stay at a professional, scientific level.  These properties
are harder to acheive with an unmoderated newsgroup.

The issues that are dealt with in (computer oriented) natural 
language research lie at the heart of AI.  A comp.ai.natural-lang 
group should provide a forem for specific, detailed "intra-disciplinary" 
discussion (intra-AI, that is) that explores for example, the 
relationships between language learning and visual recognition, 
language understanding and visual perception, memory and language 
generation, knowledge representation and language generation, 
planning and language generation, spatial representation and 
locative prepositions, temporal representation and tense and
aspect, to name just a few current areas of active investigation.

End of charter
--------

    The above is, by no means, a final version of the charter.   The
name was selected so that it would be obvious, for the time being, to
see what the purpose of this newsgroup.   Right now, comp.ai.nlp seems
the most popular, and we will probably require a vote to work the details
out.   People should argue for why they want the newsgroup named as they
do.   In addition, some parts of the charter may be modified after a
period of discussion.

Discussion period:   The period of discussion will last no less than three
                     weeks.   If discussion continues (especially concerning
                     the nature of the charter) beyond four weeks, we will
                     move the discussion to e-mail.   If there appears to 
                     be no major disagreements, then we will attempt to
                     make a call for votes in three weeks time, from
                     Wednesday, January 27.   Instructions on how to
                     vote will be given then as well as a final form for
                     a charter.

Reminders:  Reminders for discussion will be posted to news.announce,newgroups
            about once a week.

E-mail:    Any questions or suggestions can be e-mailed to me, Charles Lin,
           at [email protected]   If there are any problems e-mailing me, let
           me know via posting, or asking another person to forward mail
           to me (this might be preferable).

Followup discussion:   All followup discussion will be carried out on
                       news.groups.   You may wish to crosspost to other
                       groups, but to keep clutter in other groups to
                       a minimum, discussion is preferably confined to
                       news.groups.
-- 
Charles Lin
[email protected]

From [email protected] Sat Feb 13 13:00:54 1993
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From: [email protected] (Charles Lin)
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Subject: 2nd RFD: comp.ai.natural-lang
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This is an official request for discussion (RFD) for the formation of
the newsgroup, comp.ai.natural-language

             Charter for comp.ai.natural lang

Name:         comp.ai.natural-lang

Moderation:   This group will be unmoderated.

Purpose:      To discuss issues relating to natural language, especially
              computer-related issues from an AI viewpoint.   The topics
              that will be discussed in this group will concentrate on, but
              are not limited to, the following:

                   *   Natural Language Understanding
                   *   Natural Language Generation
                   *   Machine Translation
                   *   Dialogue and Discourse Systems
                   *   Natural Language Interfaces
                   *   Parsing
                   *   Computational Linguistics
                   *   Computer-Aided Language Learning

              This group will avoid discussing issues that are more properly
              covered by other newsgroups.   For example, speech synthesis
              should be discussed in comp.speech.   However, due to the
              interdisciplinary nature of the field, there may be overlap in
              material between other groups.    To try to keep this to a 
              minimum, topics should pertain to computer-related aspects
              of natural language.

Rules of Decorum:  Because of the unmoderated format, anyone with access to
                   this newsgroup will be able to post without review.
                   This is meant to encourage discussion of the topics.
                   Please refrain from "flames" or unnecessary criticism
                   of a person's viewpoints or personality in a harsh
                   or insulting manner.   Criticisms should constructive
                   and polite whenever possible.

Intended Audience:  The following is a repost of Terry Gaasterland's opinion
                    on how this newsgroup would fit in to the other alternative
                    newsgroups and mailing lists.

Terry writes:

It is important to differentiate between a comp.ai.natural-lang 
group and existing groups:  e.g. sci.lang, the nl-kr group (I 
forget its newsgroup name), and the LINGUIST list.  What would
a comp.ai.natural-lang group provide that these groups do not?

NL-KR is carefully moderated.  As a result, it is not so much a forum 
for dialog as a place for announcements and requests for information.
The main problem with the NL-KR group is that people ask questions
and others answer them privately.  Many times over the years, I have 
sent people requests for a copy of the responses that they get --- 
usually to no avail.  

The sci.lang group has a general scope that basically covers all 
issues in linguistics.  It tends to get a lot of noise.  I would hope 
that a comp.ai.natural-lang group would successfully focus on the 
issues involved in getting computers to deal with processing language.

The LINGUIST list is a forum for linguists to exchange views, argue
about points, give circumstantial data points to each other, and 
post announcements.  The focus is on linguistics, not on how to 
get computers to deal with language.  Its very high volume of 
messages reflects the size of the readership and its willingness 
to participate in discussions.  The list is a good place for a 
computer scientist to pick up a general sense of issues and 
topics in linguistics.  Because it is lightly moderated, the 
LINGUIST list is less noisy than the sci.lang group.  Because
of the quality of the list members, the discussion tends to 
stay at a professional, scientific level.  These properties
are harder to acheive with an unmoderated newsgroup.

The issues that are dealt with in (computer oriented) natural 
language research lie at the heart of AI.  A comp.ai.natural-lang 
group should provide a forem for specific, detailed "intra-disciplinary" 
discussion (intra-AI, that is) that explores for example, the 
relationships between language learning and visual recognition, 
language understanding and visual perception, memory and language 
generation, knowledge representation and language generation, 
planning and language generation, spatial representation and 
locative prepositions, temporal representation and tense and
aspect, to name just a few current areas of active investigation.

End of charter
--------

********************************************************************
*     Please look in news.groups for discussion on how to vote     *
*     for the name of this group.                                  *
********************************************************************

    The above is, by no means, a final version of the charter.   The
name was selected so that it would be obvious, for the time being, to
see what the purpose of this newsgroup.   Right now, comp.ai.nlp seems
the most popular, and we will probably require a vote to work the details
out.   People should argue for why they want the newsgroup named as they
do.   In addition, some parts of the charter may be modified after a
period of discussion.


Discussion period:   The period of discussion will last no less than three
                     weeks.   If discussion continues (especially concerning
                     the nature of the charter) beyond four weeks, we will
                     move the discussion to e-mail.   If there appears to 
                     be no major disagreements, then we will attempt to
                     make a call for votes in three weeks time, from
                     Wednesday, January 27.   Instructions on how to
                     vote will be given then as well as a final form for
                     a charter.

Addendum:   We will attempt to make a Call For Votes in about two weeks from
            Wednesday, February 3.   The procedure for voting will be
            posted at that time.

Reminders:  Reminders for discussion will be posted to news.announce.newgroups
            about once a week.

E-mail:    Any questions or suggestions can be e-mailed to me, Charles Lin,
           at [email protected]   If there are any problems e-mailing me, let
           me know via posting, or asking another person to forward mail
           to me (this might be preferable).

Followup discussion:   All followup discussion will be carried out on
                       news.groups.   You may wish to crosspost to other
                       groups, but to keep clutter in other groups to
                       a minimum, discussion is preferably confined to
                       news.groups.
-- 
Charles Lin
[email protected]

From [email protected] Tue Feb 23 23:38:36 1993
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From: [email protected] (Charles Lin)
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Subject: 3rd RFD: comp.ai.nat-lang
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This is an official request for discussion (RFD) for the formation of
the newsgroup, comp.ai.nat-lang

             Charter for comp.ai.nat-lang

Name:         comp.ai.nat-lang

Moderation:   This group will be unmoderated.

Purpose:      To discuss issues relating to natural language, especially
              computer-related issues from an AI viewpoint.   The topics
              that will be discussed in this group will concentrate on, but
              are not limited to, the following:

                   *   Natural Language Understanding
                   *   Natural Language Generation
                   *   Machine Translation
                   *   Dialogue and Discourse Systems
                   *   Natural Language Interfaces
                   *   Parsing
                   *   Computational Linguistics
                   *   Computer-Aided Language Learning

              This group will avoid discussing issues that are more properly
              covered by other newsgroups.   For example, speech synthesis
              should be discussed in comp.speech.   However, due to the
              interdisciplinary nature of the field, there may be overlap in
              material between other groups.    To try to keep this to a 
              minimum, topics should pertain to computer-related aspects
              of natural language.

Rules of Decorum:  Because of the unmoderated format, anyone with access to
                   this newsgroup will be able to post without review.
                   This is meant to encourage discussion of the topics.
                   Please refrain from "flames" or unnecessary criticism
                   of a person's viewpoints or personality in a harsh
                   or insulting manner.   Criticisms should constructive
                   and polite whenever possible.

Intended Audience:  While there can be some talk of linguistics, we
                    are going to only cover topics that pertain
                    to natural language processing, and not all
                    of linguistics, and therefore, in some ways
                    we are narrower and broader in the range of
                    topics that we will talk about compared to sci.lang.
                    Therefore, we do not wish to restrict this newsgroup
                    to linguists only.   

                    We should restrict discussion of speech synthesis
                    and recognition to groups like comp.speech, except where
                    they serve as parts of a bigger natural language system.
               
                    Also, while this group is meant for those people in the 
                    field, we should be open to those who are interested
                    in natural language processing, but who may not have
                    had much expertise in the field.   These may include
                    beginners in the field as well as those who might
                    simply find the area interesting, even though they
                    work in a different area.
End of charter
--------

Discussion period:   The last day for discussion will be set for Sunday, 
                     February 28, 1992 (or 28 February 1992 for Europeans).
                     If there is still ongoing discussion that appears
                     serious, we will continue discussion via e-mail.

Name of the group:   As pointed out in another post, the original leading
                     choice for the name of the newsgroup was comp.ai.nlp.
                     Originally, I would have let this name be the name
                     of the group.   However, the moderator of news.announce.newgroups
                     and his colleagues suggest that "nlp", unlike "AI" is a 
                     bit too cryptic, and that their experience is that cryptic
                     names are not good because they lead to people who
                     add spurious posts to the newsgroup.   Rather than
                     reopen up the selection to a vote, I have, for reasons
                     of creating this newsgroup, selected the name which
                     someone had suggested to me, and one that I liked,
                     comp.ai.nat-lang.

                     I am sympathetic to those who had wanted the group
                     to be called comp.ai.nlp, since "nlp" is commonly used,
                     but rather than get into potential trouble by using
                     this name, and under the belief that the newsgroup
                     should be formed rather than get too worried about
                     the choice of name, I decided to change the name to 
                     one that was more descriptive to people who aren't
                     in the field (and some of those are in AI!).


Call For Votes:      Short of a flurry of people sending me mail to the
                     contrary, my intention is to start the call for votes
                     (CFV) on Tuesday, March 2, 1992, and end in on
                     Monday, March 30, 1992 at midnight Eastern Time.
                     Instructions for voting should be posted by 
                     Monday 1, 1992.  

Reminders:  This is the final Request For Discussion, and the period
            of discussion will end this Sunday.   Due to the moderately
            low posting (except concerning the name), there appears
            to be little opposition to forming the group, and hopefully
            we can keep it that way.

E-mail:    Any questions or suggestions can be e-mailed to me, Charles Lin,
           at [email protected]   If there are any problems e-mailing me, let
           me know via posting, or asking another person to forward mail
           to me (this might be preferable).

Followup discussion:   All followup discussion will be carried out on
                       news.groups.   You may wish to crosspost to other
                       groups, but to keep clutter in other groups to
                       a minimum, discussion is preferably confined to
                       news.groups.
-- 
Charles Lin
[email protected]

From [email protected] Wed Mar 10 21:06:58 1993
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From: [email protected] (Charles Lin)
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This is an official Call For Votes (CFV) for the formation of
the newsgroup, comp.ai.nat-lang

             Charter for comp.ai.nat-lang

Name:         comp.ai.nat-lang

Moderation:   This group will be unmoderated.

Purpose:      To discuss issues relating to natural language, especially
              computer-related issues from an AI viewpoint.   The topics
              that will be discussed in this group will concentrate on, but
              are not limited to, the following:

                   *   Natural Language Understanding
                   *   Natural Language Generation
                   *   Machine Translation
                   *   Dialogue and Discourse Systems
                   *   Natural Language Interfaces
                   *   Parsing
                   *   Computational Linguistics
                   *   Computer-Aided Language Learning

              This newsgroup will avoid discussing topics such as 
              speech synthesis, non computer-related linguistic
              issues, or other issues that are better addressed in
              other newsgroups such as comp.speech and sci.lang.
              However, because natural language processing is 
              interdisciplinary, some overlap will be inevitable.
              The topic list above should serve as a guide as to the
              nature of topics that should be discussed in this newsgroup.
              

Rules of Decorum:  Because of the unmoderated format, anyone with access to
                   this newsgroup will be able to post without being
                   pre-reviewed, as is the case with moderated groups.
                   This is meant to encourage discussion of the topics.
                   Please refrain from "flames" or unnecessary criticism
                   of a person's viewpoints or personality in a harsh
                   or insulting manner.   Criticisms should be constructive
                   and polite whenever possible.

Intended Audience:  While linguistics serves as one of the foundations
                    to natural language processing, this group is not
                    strictly meant for linguists.   This group is meant
                    to attract people from linguistics, AI, computer
                    science, philosophy, and psychology, (among others)
                    who have interest in natural language processing.
                    
                    Although this group is meant as a forum for those
                    people who work in the field of natural language
                    processing, and therefore some discussion may be
                    highly technical in nature, or may refer to work
                    that is commonly known for those in the field,
                    we should also be open to those who are just beginning
                    in the field, or who have an active interest in the field
                    but work in a different area.  Because this group
                    is unmoderated, there will be more noise (i.e., articles
                    that are deemed by some as unimportant) than were
                    this group moderated.   Please think of this as
                    a tradeoff that may lead to better discussion.

End of charter

Call For Votes
--------------

Period of voting ends:    Monday, March 30, 1993. 23:59 Eastern Time.

                   Eastern Time is the time zone that I am in, which is the
                   same as Washington, DC, New York, Boston, and Atlanta.

Rules of voting:

     (1) Votes must be cast by e-mail only.   Votes may not be posted to the net.

     (2) You can NOT vote by proxy.   That means, you are not allowed to have
         a friend vote for you.   Therefore, you must have a e-mail address.
         Unless the moderator of news.announce.newsgroups says otherwise,
         I will not accept votes that are sent by anonymous locations (i.e.,
         using an anonymous service).

     (3) You may only vote once.   The determination of this will be made
         by e-mail address.  Unique e-mail addresses will count as one vote,
         subject to the approval of the moderator.  Please use your account
         when voting.   If there are multiple votes from one address, only
         the vote with the latest legal timestamp (i.e., the time that I
         receive the vote, not the time you sent it out) which falls in
         the time period above will be counted.

     (4) You must vote for the charter and newsgroup name, as is.   Votes
         which are qualified, such as "I would vote YES, if this happens"
         will not be counted.

     (5) Votes must be cast between the times given above in the period of voting.

     (6) Anyone who has an computer account which can send e-mail to me
         will be allowed to vote.

     (7) Votes must be sent to my e-mail address: [email protected]


How to Vote:

Instructions for those who SUPPORT the formation of comp.ai.nat-lang
--------------------------------------------------------------------

(1) Use the following subject heading as close as you can.

   Subject: Vote: comp.ai.nat-lang: YES
            ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
             This is the part you type.

(2) Within the body of the text, write

   I vote FOR the newsgroup, comp.ai.nat-lang, as proposed.

                         Last name, First name   

Instructions for those who OPPOSE the formation of comp.ai.nat-lang
-------------------------------------------------------------------

(1) Use the following subject heading as close as you can.

    Subject: Vote: comp.ai.nat-lang: NO
             ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
             This is the part you type.

(2) Within the body of the text, write

    I vote AGAINST the newsgroup, comp.ai.nat-lang, as proposed.

                        Last name, First name.

**************

     I will send you e-mail if you have the incorrect format.   I will
not be so concerned as to the exactness of the body of the text, but
please try to follow the format for the subject heading.   By following
the format, it will be less ambiguous to me as to which way you are
voting.   The subject heading and the content should either both
support or both oppose the formation.   Any other combination will be
ignored.   Both must be included.   Please include your last name
and your first name.   When I post the votes, I will post in the order of last
name in alphabetical order.  Then I will include your "From:" line.

Example:  Lawrence, David: [email protected] (David C Lawrence)
          ^^^^^^^^  ^^^^^  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
          last name  first      e-mail address in "From" line

If you wish to confirm your vote, send me, in a separate e-mail from your
vote, a request for confirmation.   Please verify this confirmation by
reading further CFV posts which will list those people who have voted.
The actual tally of who voted FOR and AGAINST the newsgroup will be
displayed after the end of the voting period.

********

Other information:
   You may continue discussion about the newsgroup, but it should be to persuade
other voters to vote one way or the other.   
-- 
Charles Lin
[email protected]

From [email protected] Thu Mar 11 11:35:00 1993
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From: [email protected] (Charles Lin)
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Subject: 2nd CFV and VOTE ACK: comp.ai.nat-lang
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This is the second Call For Votes (CFV) for comp.ai.nat-lang.
At the end of this article, there is a list of votes that
have been received.   If you have voted before Sunday, March
7, please check to see if your name is listed.  Also check to
see if you have the correct e-mail address listed.  UK voters
may note that e-mail address may be in reverse order than
normal, which I believe is OK.

If you have voted, but do not see your name listed, please
remail your vote.   Please include both a subject heading,
and a body, as outlined below.   By following the example
given as closely as you can, and there should be no problems.

This is an official Call For Votes (CFV) for the formation of
the newsgroup, comp.ai.nat-lang

             Charter for comp.ai.nat-lang

Name:         comp.ai.nat-lang

Moderation:   This group will be unmoderated.

Purpose:      To discuss issues relating to natural language, especially
              computer-related issues from an AI viewpoint.   The topics
              that will be discussed in this group will concentrate on, but
              are not limited to, the following:

                   *   Natural Language Understanding
                   *   Natural Language Generation
                   *   Machine Translation
                   *   Dialogue and Discourse Systems
                   *   Natural Language Interfaces
                   *   Parsing
                   *   Computational Linguistics
                   *   Computer-Aided Language Learning

              This newsgroup will avoid discussing topics such as 
              speech synthesis, non computer-related linguistic
              issues, or other issues that are better addressed in
              other newsgroups such as comp.speech and sci.lang.
              However, because natural language processing is 
              interdisciplinary, some overlap will be inevitable.
              The topic list above should serve as a guide as to the
              nature of topics that should be discussed in this newsgroup.
              

Rules of Decorum:  Because of the unmoderated format, anyone with access to
                   this newsgroup will be able to post without being
                   pre-reviewed, as is the case with moderated groups.
                   This is meant to encourage discussion of the topics.
                   Please refrain from "flames" or unnecessary criticism
                   of a person's viewpoints or personality in a harsh
                   or insulting manner.   Criticisms should be constructive
                   and polite whenever possible.

Intended Audience:  While linguistics serves as one of the foundations
                    to natural language processing, this group is not
                    strictly meant for linguists.   This group is meant
                    to attract people from linguistics, AI, computer
                    science, philosophy, and psychology, (among others)
                    who have interest in natural language processing.
                    
                    Although this group is meant as a forum for those
                    people who work in the field of natural language
                    processing, and therefore some discussion may be
                    highly technical in nature, or may refer to work
                    that is commonly known for those in the field,
                    we should also be open to those who are just beginning
                    in the field, or who have an active interest in the field
                    but work in a different area.  Because this group
                    is unmoderated, there will be more noise (i.e., articles
                    that are deemed by some as unimportant) than were
                    this group moderated.   Please think of this as
                    a tradeoff that may lead to better discussion.

End of charter

Call For Votes
--------------

Period of voting:  Starts:  Tuesday, March 2, 1993. 12:01 AM. Eastern Time.
                   Ends:    Monday, March 30, 1993. 11:59 PM.  Eastern Time.

                   Eastern Time is the time zone that I am in, which is the
                   same as Washington, DC, New York, Boston, and Atlanta.

Rules of voting:

     (1) Votes must be cast by e-mail only.   Votes may not be posted to the net.

     (2) You can NOT vote by proxy.   That means, you are not allowed to have
         a friend vote for you, therefore you must have your own e-mail address.
         Unless the moderator of news.announce.newsgroups says otherwise,
         I will not accept votes that are sent by anonymous locations (i.e.,
         using an anonymous service).

     (3) You may only vote once.   The determination of this will be made
         by e-mail address.  Unique e-mail addresses will count as one vote,
         subject to the approval of the moderator.  Please use your account
         when voting.   If there are multiple votes from one address, only
         the vote with the latest legal timestamp (i.e., the time that I
         receive the vote, not the time you sent it out) which falls in
         the time period above will be counted.

     (4) You must vote for the charter and newsgroup name, as is.   Votes
         which are qualified, such as "I would vote YES, if this happens"
         will not be counted.

     (5) Votes must be cast between the times given above in the period of voting.

     (6) Anyone who has an computer account which can send e-mail to me
         will be allowed to vote.

     (7) Votes must be sent to my e-mail address: [email protected]


How to Vote:

Instructions for those who SUPPORT the formation of comp.ai.nat-lang
--------------------------------------------------------------------

(1) Use the following subject heading as close as you can.

   Subject: Vote: comp.ai.nat-lang: YES
            ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
             This is the part you type.

(2) Within the body of the text, write

   I vote FOR the newsgroup, comp.ai.nat-lang, as proposed.

                         Last name, First name   

Instructions for those who OPPOSE the formation of comp.ai.nat-lang
-------------------------------------------------------------------

(1) Use the following subject heading as close as you can.

    Subject: Vote: comp.ai.nat-lang: NO
             ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
             This is the part you type.

(2) Within the body of the text, write

    I vote AGAINST the newsgroup, comp.ai.nat-lang, as proposed.

                        Last name, First name.

**************

     I will send you e-mail if you have the incorrect format.   I will
not be so concerned as to the exactness of the body of the text, but
please try to follow the format for the subject heading.   By following
the format, it will be less ambiguous to me as to which way you are
voting.   The subject heading and the content should either both
support or both oppose the formation.   Any other combination will be
ignored.   Both must be included.   Please include your last name
and your first name.   When I post the votes, I will post in the order of last
name in alphabetical order.  Then I will include your "From:" line.

Example:  Lawrence, David: [email protected] (David C Lawrence)
          ^^^^^^^^  ^^^^^  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
          last name  first      e-mail address in "From" line

If you wish to confirm your vote, send me, in a separate e-mail from your
vote, a request for confirmation.   Please verify this confirmation by
reading further CFV posts which will list those people who have voted.
The actual tally of who voted FOR and AGAINST the newsgroup will be
displayed after the end of the voting period.

                          ************************
                            Vote Acknowledgement
                          ************************

   These are the votes that I have received as of Saturday, March 6, 1993.
If you do not see your name, or find any errors, please send me e-mail,
and I will correct it.   I should be posting another CFV in about a week.

Andernach, Toine:         [email protected] (Toine Andernach)
Andrews, James:           Jamie Andrews <[email protected]>
Akiyama, Jun:             [email protected]
Archer, Iain:             [email protected] (Iain Archer <[email protected]>)
Ballim, Afzal:            Afzal Ballim <[email protected]>
Benningfield Jr., Robert F.:    <[email protected]>
Boers, Egbert J.W.:       [email protected] (Egbert J.W. Boers)
Botz, Jurgen:             [email protected] (Jurgen Botz)
Bozic, Gorazd:            [email protected]
Bradford, James:          [email protected] (James Bradford)
Bro, John:                [email protected] (John Bro)
Bublitz, Martin:          [email protected] (Martin Bublitz)
Burg, Hans:               Hans Burg <[email protected]>
Christ, Oliver:           Oliver Christ <[email protected]>
Christoffel, Juergen:     Juergen Christoffel <[email protected]>
Chu, Jennifer:            Jennifer Chu <[email protected]>
Chua, HakLien:            [email protected] (Hak Lien Chua)
Cisneros, Jaime:          [email protected] (Jaime E. Cisneros)
Clark, Alexander:         Alexander Clark <[email protected]>
Cline, Ernest:            Ernest A. Cline <[email protected]> 
Conrad, David:            [email protected] (David Conrad)
Cox, Clive:               Clive Cox <[email protected]>
Cox, James:               Jim Cox <[email protected]>
Croyle, Jim:              [email protected] (James L. Croyle)
Cybuluski, Jacob:         [email protected] (Jacob L. Cybulski)
Datta, Amitava:           [email protected]    
Degenhardt, Jon:          [email protected] (Jon Degenhardt)
Dogru, Sait:              Sait DOGRU <[email protected]>
Edelman, Shimon:          [email protected] (Edelman Shimon)
Eder, Klaus:              Klaus Eder <[email protected]>
Estey, Nathan:            Nathan Estey <[email protected]>
Ferguson, James E.:       "James E. Ferguson CSC Sydney, Australia.  06-Mar-1993 1135" <[email protected]>
Flinter, Stephen:         [email protected] (Stephen Flinter)
Flournoy, Henry:          Henry Flournoy <[email protected]>
Flournoy, Raymond:        Raymond Suke Flournoy <[email protected]>
Friedman, Benny:          Benny Friedman <[email protected]>
Fuchs, Norbert E.:        [email protected] (Norbert E. Fuchs)
Gellman, Jim:             [email protected] (Jim Gellman)
Gilles, Serasset:         [email protected] (Gilles Serasset)
Greene, Gary R.:          [email protected] (Gary Greene)
Grimm, Steven:            [email protected] (Steven Grimm)
Guevin, Paul:             [email protected] (Paul Guevin)
Hall, H. Edward:          Ed Hall <[email protected]>
Hanlon, Steve:            Steve Hanlon <[email protected]>
Herbison, B.J.:           B.J.  04-Mar-1993 1144 <[email protected]>
Herve, Blanchon:          [email protected] (Herve Blanchon)
Hogan, Christopher:       "Christopher M. Hogan" <[email protected]>
Honig, Job:               Job Honig <[email protected]>
House, David:             [email protected]
Hughes, John:             John Hughes <[email protected]>
Hull, Richard:            [email protected] (Richard Hull)
Hutches, David:           [email protected] (David J. Hutches)
Jakeway, Bruce:           Bruce Jakeway <[email protected]>
James, Carwil:            [email protected] (Carwil James)
Jenkin, Karen:            [email protected] (Karen Jenkin)
Johnson, Heidi:           [email protected]
Jones, Eric:              Eric Jones <[email protected]>
Jones, Mark:              [email protected]
Kann, Viggo:              [email protected]
Kantrowitz, Mark:         [email protected]
Kapur, Shyam:             [email protected] (Shyam Kapur)
Klebesits, Karl:          [email protected] (Karl Klebesits)
Kolar, Christopher:       [email protected] (Christopher G Kolar)
Kowalewski, Sonja:        <[email protected]>
Lee, Vincent Richard:     [email protected] (Vincent Richard Lee (KSL))
Libra, John:              John Libra <[email protected]>
Lin, Dekang:              Dekang Lin <[email protected]>
Maynard, Jay:             [email protected] (Jay Maynard)
McFetridge, Paul:         [email protected]
McGuire, Ed:              [email protected] (Ed McGuire)
Meehan, Jim:              [email protected]
Mengshoel, Ole Jakob:     [email protected]
Miller, Richard:          [email protected] (Richard H. Miller) 
Moorcroft, Marc:          Marc Moorcroft <[email protected]>
Moreno, Pedro:            [email protected] (Pedro J. Moreno)
Morneau, Rick:            [email protected] (Rick Morneau)
Ng, See-Kiong:            [email protected]
Noh, Jay:                 [email protected] (Jay W. Noh)
Olson, Eric:               "Eric J. Olson" <[email protected]>
Oude Luttighuis, Paul:    [email protected] (Paul Oude-Luttighuis)
Otto, Paul:               Paul Otto <[email protected]>
Owens, Bill:              [email protected] (Bill Owens)
Palmerino, Mark:          [email protected] (Mark B Palmerino)
Parfitt, Shan:            [email protected]
Pennington, Christopher:  Chris Pennington <[email protected]>
Pierce, Leonard:          [email protected] (Leonard J. Peirce)
Piitulainen, Jussi:       [email protected] (Jussi Piitulainen)
Poesio, Massimo:          [email protected]
Reighart, Ray:            [email protected] ([email protected] Ray Reighart 614-447-3600)
Roberts, Steven L.:       [email protected]
Root, Rebecca:            Rebecca Root <[email protected]>
Rubin, Arthur:            [email protected] (Arthur Rubin)
Ryan, Sean:               [email protected]
Schulenburg, David:       [email protected]
Sharnoff, David Muir:     David Muir Sharnoff <[email protected]>
Silver, Nik:              N D Silver <[email protected]>
Smith, Ronnie:            [email protected] (Ronnie W. Smith)
Sonnenberger, Gabriele:   [email protected] (Gabi Sonnenberger)
Srikanth, Radhakrishnan:  R. Srikanth <[email protected]>
Stum, Gregg M.:           Gregg Stum <[email protected]>
Suthers, Daniel:          Daniel D Suthers <[email protected]>
Sward, David:             David Reeve Sward <[email protected]>
Synge, James:             [email protected] (James Synge)
Tattersall, Colin:        [email protected] (Colin Tattersall)
Tjong Kim Sang, Erik:     E. Tjong Kim Sang <[email protected]>
Tobias, Richard:          [email protected] (Richard Tobias)
Tong, Simon:              Simon Tong <[email protected]>
Townsend, J. Eric:        [email protected] (J. Eric Townsend)
Trier, Stephen:           [email protected] (Stephen C. Trier)
Tulloch, Adrian:          [email protected] (Adrian Tulloch)
Turner, Scott:            [email protected] (Scott Turner)
Unverferth, Jack:         [email protected] (John E. Unverferth)
Vander Linden, Keith:     Keith Vander Linden <[email protected]>
Van der Vet, Paul E.:     [email protected] (Paul van der Vet)
Van der Vos, Bram:        "Bram v.d. Vos." <[email protected]>
Vanegas, Rodrigo:         [email protected] (rodrigo vanegas)
Wheeler, Martyn:          Martyn J. Wheeler <[email protected]>
Whitten, David:           David Whitten <[email protected]>
Woodbury, Gregory:        [email protected] (Gregory G. Woodbury)

From [email protected] Mon Mar 29 20:40:10 1993
Path: uunet!bounce-back
From: [email protected] (Charles Lin)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,comp.ai,sci.lang,comp.speech,sci.math,comp.theory
Subject: 3rd CFV and VOTE ACK: comp.ai.nat-lang
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[[ Posted separately to the groups listed above -- tale ]]

    This is the third official call for votes for the newsgroup,
comp.ai.nat-lang.

    Some reminders (all are listed in the CFV below).  Voting ends
on March 30, 1993 at midnight EST.   Any votes received by me after
that time will not be counted.  Please send your votes, in the format
shown below in the charter, to [email protected]   Follow the format
as closely as possible, and this will make matters for me simpler.

    At the end of the post is a mass vote acknowledgement listing the
votes that I have received as of March 17, 1993.   Please let me know
if you find any errors.


                          ***************

This is an official Call For Votes (CFV) for the formation of
the newsgroup, comp.ai.nat-lang

             Charter for comp.ai.nat-lang

Name:         comp.ai.nat-lang

Moderation:   This group will be unmoderated.

Purpose:      To discuss issues relating to natural language, especially
              computer-related issues from an AI viewpoint.   The topics
              that will be discussed in this group will concentrate on, but
              are not limited to, the following:

                   *   Natural Language Understanding
                   *   Natural Language Generation
                   *   Machine Translation
                   *   Dialogue and Discourse Systems
                   *   Natural Language Interfaces
                   *   Parsing
                   *   Computational Linguistics
                   *   Computer-Aided Language Learning

              This newsgroup will avoid discussing topics such as 
              speech synthesis, non computer-related linguistic
              issues, or other issues that are better addressed in
              other newsgroups such as comp.speech and sci.lang.
              However, because natural language processing is 
              interdisciplinary, some overlap will be inevitable.
              The topic list above should serve as a guide as to the
              nature of topics that should be discussed in this newsgroup.
              

Rules of Decorum:  Because of the unmoderated format, anyone with access to
                   this newsgroup will be able to post without being
                   pre-reviewed, as is the case with moderated groups.
                   This is meant to encourage discussion of the topics.
                   Please refrain from "flames" or unnecessary criticism
                   of a person's viewpoints or personality in a harsh
                   or insulting manner.   Criticisms should be constructive
                   and polite whenever possible.

Intended Audience:  While linguistics serves as one of the foundations
                    to natural language processing, this group is not
                    strictly meant for linguists.   This group is meant
                    to attract people from linguistics, AI, computer
                    science, philosophy, and psychology, (among others)
                    who have interest in natural language processing.
                    
                    Although this group is meant as a forum for those
                    people who work in the field of natural language
                    processing, and therefore some discussion may be
                    highly technical in nature, or may refer to work
                    that is commonly known for those in the field,
                    we should also be open to those who are just beginning
                    in the field, or who have an active interest in the field
                    but work in a different area.  Because this group
                    is unmoderated, there will be more noise (i.e., articles
                    that are deemed by some as unimportant) than were
                    this group moderated.   Please think of this as
                    a tradeoff that may lead to better discussion.

End of charter

Call For Votes
--------------

Period of voting:  Starts:  Tuesday, March 2, 1993. 12:01 AM. Eastern Time.
                   Ends:    Monday, March 30, 1993. 11:59 PM.  Eastern Time.

                   Eastern Time is the time zone that I am in, which is the
                   same as Washington, DC, New York, Boston, and Atlanta.

Rules of voting:

     (1) Votes must be cast by e-mail only.   Votes may not be posted to the net.

     (2) You can NOT vote by proxy.   That means, you are not allowed to have
         a friend  vote for you.   Therefore, you must have an e-mail address.
         Unless the moderator of news.announce.newsgroups says otherwise,
         I will not accept votes that are sent by anonymous locations (i.e.,
         using an anonymous service).

     (3) You may only vote once.   The determination of this will be made
         by e-mail address.  Unique e-mail addresses will count as one vote,
         subject to the approval of the moderator.  Please use your account
         when voting.   If there are multiple votes from one address, only
         the vote with the latest legal timestamp (i.e., the time that I
         receive the vote, not the time you sent it out) which falls in
         the time period above will be counted.

     (4) You must vote for the charter and newsgroup name, as is.   Votes
         which are qualified, such as "I would vote YES, if this happens"
         will not be counted.

     (5) Votes must be cast between the times given above in the period of voting.

     (6) Anyone who has an computer account which can send e-mail to me
         will be allowed to vote.

     (7) Votes must be sent to my e-mail address: [email protected]


How to Vote:

Instructions for those who SUPPORT the formation of comp.ai.nat-lang
--------------------------------------------------------------------

(1) Use the following subject heading as close as you can.

   Subject: Vote: comp.ai.nat-lang: YES
            ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
             This is the part you type.

(2) Within the body of the text, write

   I vote FOR the newsgroup, comp.ai.nat-lang, as proposed.

                         Last name, First name   

Instructions for those who OPPOSE the formation of comp.ai.nat-lang
-------------------------------------------------------------------

(1) Use the following subject heading as close as you can.

    Subject: Vote: comp.ai.nat-lang: NO
             ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
             This is the part you type.

(2) Within the body of the text, write

    I vote AGAINST the newsgroup, comp.ai.nat-lang, as proposed.

                        Last name, First name.

**************

     I will send you e-mail if you have the incorrect format.   I will
not be so concerned as to the exactness of the body of the text, but
please try to follow the format for the subject heading.   By following
the format, it will be less ambiguous to me as to which way you are
voting.   The subject heading and the content should either both
support or both oppose the formation.   Any other combination will be
ignored.   Both must be included.   Please include your last name
and your first name.   When I post the votes, I will post in the order of last
name in alphabetical order.  Then I will include your "From:" line.

Example:  Lawrence, David: [email protected] (David C Lawrence)
          ^^^^^^^^  ^^^^^  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
          last name  first      e-mail address in "From" line

If you wish to confirm your vote, send me, in a separate e-mail from your
vote, a request for confirmation.   Please verify this confirmation by
reading further CFV posts which will list those people who have voted.
The actual tally of who voted FOR and AGAINST the newsgroup will be
displayed after the end of the voting period.

********

Other information:
   You may continue discussion about the newsgroup, but it should be to persuade
other voters to vote one way or the other.   

********

                       ********************************
                       *     VOTE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT     *
                       ********************************

    This is a mass acknowledgement of all votes.  Send e-mail to
[email protected] if you find errors (i.e., I misspelled your name
or have the incorrect e-mail address, etc.).

Adib, Charif:             Charif Adib <[email protected]>
Adler, Mark R.:           Mark R. Adler <[email protected]>
Agarwal, Rajeev:          [email protected]
Akiyama, Jun:             [email protected]
Alpay, Laurence:          Alpay laurence <[email protected]>
An, Dong Un:              [email protected] (An Dong Un)
Andernach, Toine:         [email protected] (Toine Andernach)
Andrews, James:           Jamie Andrews <[email protected]>
Androutsopoulos, Ion:     Ion Androutsopoulos <[email protected]>
Antworth, Evan:           "Evan L. Antworth 214/709-2418" <[email protected]>
Archer, Iain:             [email protected] (Iain Archer <[email protected]>)
Artemieff, Suzanne:       Suzanne (LMO2-1/D12 DTN 296-5431)  16-Mar-1993 1526 <[email protected]>
Bader, Christopher:       [email protected] (Christopher Bader)
Bader, David:             David Bader <[email protected]>
Baird, Shawn:             [email protected] (Scarrow)
Ballim, Afzal:            Afzal Ballim <[email protected]>
Benningfield Jr., Robert F.:    <[email protected]>
Berg, Jonathan:           JONATHAN BERG <[email protected]>
Black, Alan W.:           Alan W Black <[email protected]>
Blanchon, Herve:          [email protected] (Herve Blanchon)
Blank, Glenn:             [email protected] (GLENN BLANK)
Blok, Peter:              Peter Blok <[email protected]>
Boers, Egbert J.W.:       [email protected] (Egbert J.W. Boers)
Botz, Jurgen:             [email protected] (Jurgen Botz)
Bozic, Gorazd:            [email protected]
Bradford, Andrew:         [email protected] (Neurotic Muffins)
Bradford, James:          [email protected] (James Bradford)
Brandsdorfer, William:    [email protected] (Willy Brandsdorfer)
Breuker, Dennis:          [email protected]
Bro, John:                [email protected] (John Bro)
Broeker, Norbert:         [email protected] (Norbert Broeker)
Browning, Sue:            [email protected]
Bryson, Beth:             Beth Bryson <[email protected]>
Bublitz, Martin:          [email protected] (Martin Bublitz)
Buitelaar, Paul:          [email protected] (Paul Buitelaar)
Burg, Hans:               Hans Burg <[email protected]>
Burheim, Tore:            [email protected] (Tore Burheim)
Bykat, Alex:              [email protected] (Dr. Alex Bykat)
Califf, Mary Elaine:      [email protected]
Chandrasekar, Raman:      [email protected]
Cheng, Ying:              [email protected] (Ying Cheng)
Childs, Lois:             [email protected] (Lois Childs)
Cho, Young Hwan:          [email protected] (Younghwan Cho)
Christ, Oliver:           Oliver Christ <[email protected]>
Christoffel, Juergen:     Juergen Christoffel <[email protected]>
Chu, Jennifer:            Jennifer Chu <[email protected]>
Chua, HakLien:            [email protected] (Hak Lien Chua)
Chute, Christopher G.:    [email protected] (C G Chute)
Cisneros, Jaime:          [email protected] (Jaime E. Cisneros)
Clark, Alexander:         Alexander Clark <[email protected]>
Clark, Chris:             [email protected] (Chris Clark USSG)
Cline, Ernest:            Ernest A. Cline <[email protected]> 
Colby, Kenneth:           [email protected] (Kenneth Colby)
Colen, Michael:           "Mike C." <[email protected]>
Collingham, Russell:      Russell Collingham <[email protected]>
Colton, Don:              [email protected] (LD Colton)
Conrad, David:            [email protected] (David Conrad)
Cox, Clive:               Clive Cox <[email protected]>
Cox, James:               Jim Cox <[email protected]>
Crocker, Matthew:         Matt Crocker <[email protected]>
Crowe, Jeremy:            [email protected]
Croyle, Jim:              [email protected] (James L. Croyle)
Cybulski, Jacob:          [email protected] (Jacob L. Cybulski)
Daradoumis, Thanasis:     Thanasis Daradoumis <[email protected]>
Dasigi, Venu:             [email protected] (Venu Dasigi)
Datta, Amitava:           [email protected]    
Degenhardt, Jon:          [email protected] (Jon Degenhardt)
Dehn, Natalie:            Natalie Dehn (303) 971-7941 <[email protected]>
de Ken, Jeroen:           [email protected] (Jeroen de Ken)
Derzhanski, Ivan:         [email protected]
Dick, Judy:               "Judith P. Dick" <[email protected]>
Di Eugenio, Barbara:      [email protected] (Barbara Di Eugenio)
Dijkstra, Alice:          <[email protected]>
Dogru, Sait:              Sait DOGRU <[email protected]>
Dowding, John:            John Dowding <[email protected]>
Edelman, Shimon:          [email protected] (Edelman Shimon)
Eder, Klaus:              Klaus Eder <[email protected]>
Ederveen, Derk:           "Ederveen D." <[email protected]>
Edmondson, James:         [email protected] (James Edmondson)
Edwards, Steven J.:       [email protected] (Steven J. Edwards)
Eeden, Micha\"el van:     [email protected] (Michael van Eeden)
Eisele, Andreas:          [email protected]
Ellis, Nigel R.:          Nigel "R." Ellis <[email protected]>
Epstein, Milt:            Milt Epstein <[email protected]>
Estey, Nathan:            Nathan Estey <[email protected]>
Fearn-Wannan, Michael:    [email protected] (Michael John FEARN-WANNAN)
Ferguson, James E.:       "James E. Ferguson CSC Sydney, Australia.  06-Mar-1993 1135" <[email protected]>
Fernandes, Alvaro:        Alvaro Fernandes <[email protected]>
Fernando, Ramesh:         [email protected] (Ramesh Fernando)
Fisher, David:            [email protected] (David Fisher)
Flinter, Stephen:         [email protected] (Stephen Flinter)
Flournoy, Henry:          Henry Flournoy <[email protected]>
Flournoy, Raymond:        Raymond Suke Flournoy <[email protected]>
Fokker, Jeroen:           Jeroen Fokker <[email protected]>
Forster, David:           <[email protected]>
Frachtenberg, Eitan:      Eitan Frachtenberg <[email protected]>
Franconi, Enrico:         Enrico Franconi  <[email protected]>
Franz, Alex:              [email protected]
Friedman, Benny:          Benny Friedman <[email protected]>
Fuchs, Norbert E.:        [email protected] (Norbert E. Fuchs)
Gaasterland, Terry:       Terry Gaasterland <[email protected]>
Galley, Stu:              Stu Galley <[email protected]>
Garner, Elizabeth:        Elizabeth Garner <[email protected]>
Gellman, Jim:             [email protected] (Jim Gellman)
Goetz, Phil:              [email protected]EDU (Phil Goetz)
Gokce, Neyir Cenk:        [email protected]
Gonter, Gerhard:          Gerhard Gonter <[email protected]>
Govindjee, Anita:         Anita Govindjee <[email protected]>
Graves, David:            David A Graves <[email protected]>
Greene, Gary R.:          [email protected] (Gary Greene)
Grierson, Alec:           A J Grierson <[email protected]>
Grimm, Steven:            [email protected] (Steven Grimm)
Guevin, Paul:             [email protected] (Paul Guevin)
Guillen-Castrillo, Rocio: <[email protected]>
Guinn, Curry:             [email protected] (Curry I. Guinn)
Haas, Andrew:             [email protected] (Andrew Haas)
Hafner, Carole:           [email protected] (Carole Hafner)
Hall, H. Edward:          Ed Hall <[email protected]>
Hanlon, Steve:            Steve Hanlon <[email protected]>
Heggtveit, Per Olav:      Per Olav Heggtveit FST <[email protected]>
Hellingman, Jeroen:       Jeroen Hellingman <[email protected]>
Herbison, B.J.:           B.J.  04-Mar-1993 1144 <[email protected]>
Hess, Michael:            <[email protected]>
Hilmarsson, Petur:        Petur Hilmarson <[email protected]>
Hockemeyer, Cord:         Hockemeyer <[email protected]>
Hoffmann, Lisa:           [email protected]
Hogan, Christopher:       "Christopher M. Hogan" <[email protected]>
Honig, Job:               Job Honig <[email protected]>
House, David:             [email protected]
Howard, Adrian:           Adrian Howard <[email protected]>
Hu, Marilyn:              [email protected]
Huesken, Marc:            Marc Huesken <[email protected]>
Hughes, John:             John Hughes <[email protected]>
Hull, Richard:            [email protected] (Richard Hull)
Hunt, Andrew:             [email protected] (Andrew Hunt)
Huss, Claude:             [email protected] (Claude Huss)
Hutches, David:           [email protected] (David J. Hutches)
Imlah, Bill:              [email protected] (Bill Imlah)
Inala, Suman Kumar:       [email protected] (Sam Inala)
Jakeway, Bruce:           Bruce Jakeway <[email protected]>
James, Carwil:            [email protected] (Carwil James)
Janssens, Frans:          [email protected] (Frans Janssens)
Jarvis, Stephen:          Stephen Jarvis <[email protected]>
Jenkin, Karen:            [email protected] (Karen Jenkin)
Jenkins, Steven:          Steven Jenkins <[email protected]>
Johnson, Heidi:           [email protected]
Johnson, Kevin:           Kevin Johnson <[email protected]>
Jones, Cerian:            Cerian Jones <[email protected]>
Jones, Daniel:            Daniel Jones <[email protected]>
Jones, Eric:              Eric Jones <[email protected]>
Jones, Mark:              [email protected]
Jones, Matt:              M. Jones <[email protected]>
Jones, Mike:              Michael Jones <[email protected]>
Jost, Patrick:            [email protected] (Patrick Jost)
Kaltefleiter, Roland:     Roland Kaltefleiter <[email protected]>
Kan, Wing Kay:            [email protected] (Dr. W.K.Kan)
Kaneen, Ed:               [email protected]
Kann, Viggo:              [email protected]
Kantrowitz, Mark:         [email protected]
Kapur, Shyam:             [email protected] (Shyam Kapur)
Kehler, Andrew:           [email protected]
Kerpedjiev, Stephan:      Stephan Kerpedjiev <[email protected]>
Kerrridge, Simon:         Simon Kerridge <[email protected]>
Kim, Jae-Hoon:            [email protected] (Kim Jae Hoon)
King, Paul John:          [email protected] (Paul King)
Kirk, James S.:           [email protected]
Klebesits, Karl:          [email protected] (Karl Klebesits)
Klenner, Manfred:         [email protected] (Manfred Klenner)
Koelman, Tom:             Tom Koelman <[email protected]>
Kolar, Christopher:       [email protected] (Christopher G Kolar)
Kowalewski, Sonja:        <[email protected]>
Kramer, Bryan:            Bryan M Kramer <[email protected]>
Lai, Tom:                 "Tom Lai, City Polytechnic of Hong Kong" <[email protected]>
Lang, Ray:                Raymond Lang <[email protected]>
Larsen, Loren:            [email protected] (Loren Larsen)
Lau, Stephen:             Stephen Lau <[email protected]>
Lauer, Mark:              [email protected] (LAUER Mark Curtis)
Lee, Geunbae:             [email protected] (Geunbae Lee)
Lee, Vincent Richard:     [email protected] (Vincent Richard Lee (KSL))
Lehovich, Andre:          [email protected] (Andre Lehovich)       
Libra, John:              John Libra <[email protected]>
Liddy, Elizabeth:         Liz Liddy <[email protected]>
Light, Marc:              Marc Light <[email protected]>
Lim, Seong Yong:          [email protected] (Lim Sung-Yong)
Lin, Dekang:              Dekang Lin <[email protected]>
Lin, Yuen:                Yuen Lin <[email protected]>
Maas, Robert:             [email protected] (Robert E. Maas  [email protected])
Marlow, Keith:            Keith Marlow <[email protected]>
Matiasek, Johannes:       john matiasek <[email protected]>
Maynard, Jay:             [email protected] (Jay Maynard)
McFetridge, Paul:         [email protected]
McGuire, Ed:              [email protected] (Ed McGuire)
Mc Hale, Michael:         [email protected] (Mike McHale)
McVearry, Kenneth:        [email protected] (Kenneth A. McVearry)
Meehan, Jim:              [email protected]
Mengshoel, Ole Jakob:     [email protected]
Merritt, Sean:            [email protected] (Sean Merritt)
Michel, Pierre-Andre:     michel pa <[email protected]>
Miles, Nathan:            [email protected] ( Nathan Miles (ICTT) )
Miller, Linton:           Linton Miller <[email protected]>
Miller, Richard:          [email protected] (Richard H. Miller) 
Milward, David:           David Milward <[email protected]>
Mishra, Sunil:            [email protected] (Sunil Mishra)
Mohammed, Nagy F.:        NAGY FATHY MOHAMMED <[email protected]>
Moorcroft, Marc:          Marc Moorcroft <[email protected]>
Moreland, Benjamin:       [email protected] (Ben Moreland)
Moreno, Pedro:            [email protected] (Pedro J. Moreno)
Morgan, Rick:             Rick Morgan <[email protected]>
Morneau, Rick:            [email protected] (Rick Morneau)
Morris, Corinne:          "Corinne Morris (PhD-MicroCentre)" <[email protected]>
Niles, Les:               Les Niles <[email protected]>
Niv, Michael:             [email protected] (Michael Niv) 
Ng, See-Kiong:            [email protected]
Noh, Jay:                 [email protected] (Jay W. Noh)
O'Donoghue, Tim F.:       [email protected] (Tim F O'Donoghue)
Oflazer, Kemal:           [email protected] (Kemal Oflazer)
Olson, Eric:               "Eric J. Olson" <[email protected]>
O'Neill, Tyrone J.J.:     Tyrone Jude Joseph O'Neill <[email protected]>
Orwig, Richard:           [email protected]
Otto, Paul:               Paul Otto <[email protected]>
Oude Luttighuis, Paul:    [email protected] (Paul Oude-Luttighuis)
Osborn, Tom:              [email protected]
Osborne, Miles:           [email protected]
Owens, Bill:              [email protected] (Bill Owens)
Pake, Michael:            Mike Pake <[email protected]>
Palmerino, Mark:          [email protected] (Mark B Palmerino)
Parfitt, Shan:            [email protected]
Parra, Miguel:            [email protected]
Pattabhiraman, T.:        "T.Pattabhiraman" <[email protected]>
Peirce, Leonard:          [email protected] (Leonard J. Peirce)
Pennington, Christopher:  Chris Pennington <[email protected]>
Penrowley, Colleen:       "Colleen Penrowley" <[email protected]>
Petermann, Heike:         [email protected] (Heike Petermann)       
Peterson, Jonathan:       peterson%[email protected] (Jon Peterson)
Philcox, Jane:            [email protected] (Jane Philcox)
Phillips, David:          [email protected] (D.Philips)
Piitulainen, Jussi:       [email protected] (Jussi Piitulainen)
Pocock, Robert:           [email protected]
Poesio, Massimo:          [email protected]
Polguere, Alain:          [email protected] (Alain Polguere)
Pulkka, Aaron:            Aaron Pulkka <[email protected]>
Quinn, Michael:           Michael Quinn <[email protected]>
Reddy, Sashidhar:         [email protected] (Sashidhar K Reddy)
Reighart, Ray:            [email protected] ([email protected] Ray Reighart 614-447-3600)
Reeves, John F.:          [email protected] (John F. Reeves)
Roberts, Steven L.:       [email protected]
Robinson, Paul:           Paul Robinson <[email protected]>
Rogers, Brian:            Brian P Rogers <[email protected]>
Root, Rebecca:            Rebecca Root <[email protected]>
Rubin, Arthur:            [email protected] (Arthur Rubin)
Russell, Graham:          Graham Russell <[email protected]>
Ryan, Sean:               [email protected]
Schacht, Susanne:         [email protected] (Susanne Schacht)
Schobbens, Pierre-Yves:   [email protected]
Sch\"oter, Andreas:       Andreas Schoter <[email protected]>
Schulenburg, David:       [email protected]
Seaman, Graham:           Graham Seaman <[email protected]>	
Serasset, Gilles:         [email protected] (Gilles Serasset)
Shaban, Marwan:           [email protected] (Marwan Shaban)
Sharma, Nirad:            [email protected]
Sharnoff, David Muir:     David Muir Sharnoff <[email protected]>
Shmatikov, Vitaly:        Vitaly Shmatikov <[email protected]>
Short, Sengan:            Sengan Short <[email protected]>
Silver, Nik:              N D Silver <[email protected]>
Smith, Mark:              Mark Smith <[email protected]>
Smith, Ronnie:            [email protected] (Ronnie W. Smith)
Sonnenberger, Gabriele:   [email protected] (Gabi Sonnenberger)
Spector, Lee:             [email protected]
Srikanth, Radhakrishnan:  R. Srikanth <[email protected]>
Staples, Mark:            [email protected]
Sterling, John:           [email protected] (John Sterling)
Stoecker, Bjoern:         "MiaW, Bjoern Stoecker" <[email protected]>
Strom, Rob:               [email protected] (Rob Strom)
Stum, Gregg M.:           Gregg Stum <[email protected]>
Suntheimer, Jeremy:       [email protected]
Suthers, Daniel:          Daniel D Suthers <[email protected]>
Sward, David:             David Reeve Sward <[email protected]>
Swartz, Fred:             "Fred Swartz"  <[email protected]>
Synge, James:             [email protected] (James Synge)
Taksar, Maxime:           Maxime Taksar KC6ZPS <[email protected]>
Tattersall, Colin:        [email protected] (Colin Tattersall)
Thompson, Cynthia:        [email protected] (Cynthia Ann Thompson)
Thompson, Henry S.:       "Henry S. Thompson" <[email protected]>
Tierney, Gerard:          GERRY TIERNEY <[email protected]>
Tjong Kim Sang, Erik:     E. Tjong Kim Sang <[email protected]>
Tobias, Richard:          [email protected] (Richard Tobias)
Tong, Simon:              Simon Tong <[email protected]>
Townsend, J. Eric:        [email protected] (J. Eric Townsend)
Trier, Stephen:           [email protected] (Stephen C. Trier)
Tulloch, Adrian:          [email protected] (Adrian Tulloch)
Trautwein, Marten:        [email protected] (Marten Trautwein)
Turner, Scott:            [email protected] (Scott Turner)
Tvedt, Wayne:             Wayne Tvedt <[email protected]>
Uhr, Holger:              Holger Uhr <[email protected]
Unverferth, Jack:         [email protected] (John E. Unverferth)
Vagelatos, Aris:          <[email protected]>
van de Burgt, Stan P.:    [email protected] (Stan P. van de Burgt)
van der Kraan, Mark:      "Mark van der Kraan (Lexic)" <[email protected]>
van der Leeuw, Neza:      Neza van der Leeuw <[email protected]>
Vander Linden, Keith:     Keith Vander Linden <[email protected]>
Van der Vet, Paul E.:     [email protected] (Paul van der Vet)
Van der Vos, Bram:        "Bram v.d. Vos." <[email protected]>
Vanegas, Rodrigo:         [email protected] (rodrigo vanegas)
Vonerden, Markus:         [email protected] (The Software Registry)
Vosse, Theo:              [email protected] (Theo Vosse)
Wachtel, Tom:             [email protected] (Tom Wachtel)
Wallerstein, Frank:       [email protected] (Frank Wallerstein)
Waterhouse, Steve:        S.R. Waterhouse <[email protected]>
Weerasinghe, Ruvan:       Ruvan Weerasinghe <[email protected]>
Wheeler, Martyn:          Martyn J. Wheeler <[email protected]>
Whitten, David:           David Whitten <[email protected]>
Widmann, Thomas:          [email protected]
Wiebe, Janyce:            <[email protected]>
Wilson, Mark:             [email protected] (Mark Wilson)
Winiwarter, Werner:       [email protected] (W. Winiwarter)
Woodbury, Gregory:        [email protected] (Gregory G. Woodbury)
Wojcik, Rick:             Rick Wojcik <[email protected]>
Wood, Mary McGee:         Mary McGee Wood <[email protected]>
Woolley, Jane:            [email protected] (Jane B Woolley)
Yen, Ketty:               "Yen Ketty" <[email protected]>
Yin, Yijun:               [email protected]

From [email protected] Thu Apr  1 10:19:30 1993
Path: uunet!bounce-back
From: [email protected] (Charles Lin)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,comp.ai,sci.lang,comp.speech,sci.math,comp.theory
Subject: RESULT: comp.ai.nat-lang passes 393:23
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: 31 Mar 1993 14:38:45 -0500
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     This is the final result of voting for comp.ai.nat-lang.   There
were 392 votes supporting the formation of the group and 23 votes
against.    Therefore, there were 369 more YES votes than NO votes
(exceeding the 100 needed) as well as 94.5% of the votes voting YES
exceeding the 2/3 needed.   A total of 415 votes were received.

     Below is the breakup of who voted for and against the newsgroup.
If you do not find your name, I can see if your name was omitted but
I have the e-mail from a legitimate time which you voted.   If the vote
is incorrect, again contact me at "[email protected]", and I will double
check to see if there are mistakes and pass this on to Dave Lawrence.
Please try to check for errors as soon as possible so that the creation
of the group can begin in an expedient manner.

     I want to thank everyone for participating.   The vote turnout was
larger than I had anticipated.   With the large numbers, hopefully, we
can get good participation and good discussions.


Those voting FOR comp.ai.nat-lang  (392 votes)
---------------------------------

Adib, Charif:             Charif Adib <[email protected]uts.edu.au>
Adler, Mark R.:           Mark R. Adler <[email protected]>
Agarwal, Rajeev:          [email protected]
Akiyama, Jun:             [email protected]
Al-Ashaab, Ahmed:         Ahmed Al-Ashabb <[email protected]>
Allen, Clement:           [email protected] (Clement Allen)
Alpay, Laurence:          Alpay laurence <[email protected]>
Amdal, Ingunn:            Ingunn Amdal FBA <[email protected]>
An, Dong Un:              [email protected] (An Dong Un)
Andernach, Toine:         [email protected] (Toine Andernach)
Andrews, James:           Jamie Andrews <[email protected]>
Androutsopoulos, Ion:     Ion Androutsopoulos <[email protected]>
Antworth, Evan:           "Evan L. Antworth 214/709-2418" <[email protected]>
Archer, Iain:             [email protected] (Iain Archer <[email protected]>)
Artemieff, Suzanne:       Suzanne (LMO2-1/D12 DTN 296-5431)  16-Mar-1993 1526 <[email protected]>
Astels, Dave:             [email protected] (Dave Astels)
Bader, Christopher:       [email protected] (Christopher Bader)
Bader, David:             David Bader <[email protected]>
Baird, Shawn:             [email protected] (Scarrow)
Ballim, Afzal:            Afzal Ballim <[email protected]>
Bangayan, Philbert:       [email protected] (Philbert Bangayan)
Barker, Julie:            Julie Barker <[email protected]>
Beaven, John:             "John.Beaven" <John.Beaven%[email protected]>
Berg, Jonathan:           JONATHAN BERG <[email protected]>
Black, Alan W.:           Alan W Black <[email protected]>
Blanchon, Herve:          [email protected] (Herve Blanchon)  
Blank, Glenn:             [email protected] (GLENN BLANK)
Blau, Hannah:             [email protected]
Blok, Peter:              Peter Blok <[email protected]>
Bobak, Michael:           [email protected] (Michael Bobak)
Boers, Egbert J.W.:       [email protected] (Egbert J.W. Boers)
Borin, Lars:              "Lars Borin" <[email protected]>
Botz, Jurgen:             [email protected] (Jurgen Botz)
Bozic, Gorazd:            [email protected]
Bradford, Andrew:         [email protected] (Neurotic Muffins)
Bradford, James:          [email protected] (James Bradford)
Branagh, Wayne:           Wayne BRANAGH <[email protected]>
Brandsdorfer, William:    [email protected] (Willy Brandsdorfer)
Breuker, Dennis:          [email protected]
Brew, Chris:              [email protected]
Bro, John:                [email protected] (John Bro)
Broeker, Norbert:         [email protected] (Norbert Broeker)
Browning, Sue:            [email protected]
Bryson, Beth:             Beth Bryson <[email protected]>
Bublitz, Martin:          [email protected] (Martin Bublitz)
Buitelaar, Paul:          [email protected] (Paul Buitelaar)
Burg, Hans:               Hans Burg <[email protected]>
Burheim, Tore:            [email protected] (Tore Burheim)
Bykat, Alex:              [email protected] (Dr. Alex Bykat)
Califf, Mary Elaine:      [email protected]
Chandrasekar, Raman:      [email protected]
Cheng, Ying:              [email protected] (Ying Cheng)
Chernov, Andrew:          "Andrew A. Chernov, Black Mage" <[email protected]>
Childs, Lois:             [email protected] (Lois Childs)
Cho, Young Hwan:          [email protected] (Younghwan Cho)
Christ, Oliver:           Oliver Christ <[email protected]>
Christoffel, Juergen:     Juergen Christoffel <[email protected]>
Chu, Jennifer:            Jennifer Chu <[email protected]>
Chua, HakLien:            [email protected] (Hak Lien Chua)
Chute, Christopher G.:    [email protected] (C G Chute)
Cisneros, Jaime:          [email protected] (Jaime E. Cisneros)
Clark, Alexander:         Alexander Clark <[email protected]>
Clark, Chris:             [email protected] (Chris Clark USSG)
Colby, Kenneth:           [email protected] (Kenneth Colby)
Colen, Michael:           "Mike C." <[email protected]>
Collingham, Russell:      Russell Collingham <[email protected]>
Colton, Don:              [email protected] (LD Colton)
Conrad, David:            [email protected] (David Conrad)
Cox, Clive:               Clive Cox <[email protected]>
Cox, James:               Jim Cox <[email protected]>
Crocker, Matthew:         Matt Crocker <[email protected]>
Crowe, Jeremy:            [email protected]
Croyle, Jim:              [email protected] (James L. Croyle)
Cybulski, Jacob:          [email protected] (Jacob L. Cybulski)
Dahl, Veronica:           Veronica Dahl <[email protected]>
Dale, Michael:            [email protected] (Michael Dale)
Daradoumis, Thanasis:     Thanasis Daradoumis <[email protected]>
Dasigi, Venu:             [email protected] (Venu Dasigi)
Datta, Amitava:           [email protected]    
Datta, Sekharjit:         S Datta <[email protected]>
Davenport, Andrew:        Davenport A J <[email protected]>
Degenhardt, Jon:          [email protected] (Jon Degenhardt)
De Haan, Greg:            [email protected] (Greg De Haan)
Dehn, Natalie:            Natalie Dehn (303) 971-7941 <[email protected]>
de Ken, Jeroen:           [email protected] (Jeroen de Ken)
Derzhanski, Ivan:         [email protected]
Dick, Judy:               "Judith P. Dick" <[email protected]>
Di Eugenio, Barbara:      [email protected] (Barbara Di Eugenio)
Dijkstra, Alice:          <[email protected]>
Disbrow, Jim:             [email protected] (Jim Disbrow)
Dogru, Sait:              Sait DOGRU <[email protected]>
Doroja, Gerardo:          "GERRY S. DOROJA" <[email protected]>
Dowding, John:            John Dowding <[email protected]>
Edgington, Mike:          "Mike D Edgington" <[email protected]>
Edelman, Shimon:          [email protected] (Edelman Shimon)
Eder, Klaus:              Klaus Eder <[email protected]>
Ederveen, Derk:           "Ederveen D." <[email protected]>
Edmondson, James:         [email protected] (James Edmondson)
Edwards, Steven J.:       [email protected] (Steven J. Edwards)
Eeden, Micha\"el van:     [email protected] (Michael van Eeden)
Eisele, Andreas:          [email protected]
Eiselt, Kurt:             [email protected] (Kurt Eiselt)
Ellis, Nigel R.:          Nigel "R." Ellis <[email protected]>
Englert, Fred:            [email protected] (Fred Englert 3744)
Epstein, Milt:            Milt Epstein <[email protected]>
Estey, Nathan:            Nathan Estey <[email protected]>
Fearn-Wannan, Michael:    [email protected] (Michael John FEARN-WANNAN)
Feist, Bruce:             [email protected] (Bruce Feist)
Ferguson, James E.:       "James E. Ferguson CSC Sydney, Australia.  06-Mar-1993 1135" <[email protected]>
Fernandes, Alvaro:        Alvaro Fernandes <[email protected]>
Fernando, Ramesh:         [email protected] (Ramesh Fernando)
Filgueiras, Miguel:       Miguel Filgueiras <[email protected]>
Fisher, David:            [email protected] (David Fisher)
Fitzgerald, Will:         [email protected] (Will Fitzgerald) (Will Fitzgerald)
Flinter, Stephen:         [email protected] (Stephen Flinter)
Flournoy, Henry:          Henry Flournoy <[email protected]>
Flournoy, Raymond:        Raymond Suke Flournoy <[email protected]>
Flynn, Matthew H.:        [email protected]
Fokker, Jeremy:           Jeroen Fokker <[email protected]>
Forbus, Ken:              [email protected] (Ken Forbus)
Forero, Jorge G.:         [email protected] (Jorge G. Forero)
Forster, David:           <[email protected]>
Francez, Nissim:          [email protected] (Nissim Francez)
Franconi, Enrico:         Enrico Franconi  <[email protected]>
Franz, Alex:              [email protected] 
Frachtenberg, Eitan:      Eitan Frachtenberg <[email protected]>
Friedman, Benny:          Benny Friedman <[email protected]>
Fuchs, Norbert E.:        [email protected] (Norbert E. Fuchs)
Gaasterland, Terry:       Terry Gaasterland <[email protected]>
Galley, Stu:              Stu Galley <[email protected]>
Garner, Elizabeth:        Elizabeth Garner <[email protected]>
Gellman, Jim:             [email protected] (Jim Gellman)
Ghemri, Lila:             Lila Ghemri <[email protected]>
Goetz, Phil:              [email protected] (Phil Goetz)
Gokce, Neyir Cenk:        [email protected]
Goldberg, Colin:          [email protected] (Colin Goldberg)
Gonter, Gerhard:          Gerhard Gonter <[email protected]>
Govindjee, Anita:         Anita Govindjee <[email protected]>
Graves, David:            David A Graves <[email protected]>
Greene, Gary R.:          [email protected] (Gary Greene)
Grierson, Alec:           A J Grierson <[email protected]>
Grigni, Michelangelo:     Michelangelo Grigni <[email protected]>
Grimm, Steven:            [email protected] (Steven Grimm)
Gueven, Paul:             [email protected] (Paul Guevin)
Guillen-Castrillo, Rocio: <[email protected]>
Guinn, Curry:             [email protected] (Curry I. Guinn)
Haas, Andrew:             [email protected] (Andrew Haas)
Hafner, Carole:           [email protected] (Carole Hafner)
Hall, H. Edward:          Ed Hall <[email protected]>
Hanlon, Steve:            Steve Hanlon <[email protected]>
Harris, Harlan:           [email protected] (Harlan Harris)
Heggtveit, Per Olav:      Per Olav Heggtveit FST <[email protected]>
Hellingman, Jeroen:       Jeroen Hellingman <[email protected]>
Herbison, B.J.:           B.J.  04-Mar-1993 1144 <[email protected]>
Hess, Michael:            <[email protected]>
Hicks, Thomas:            [email protected] (Tom Hicks)
Hilmarsson, Petur:        Petur Hilmarson <[email protected]>
Hockemeyer, Cord:         Hockemeyer <[email protected]>
Hoffmann, Lisa:           [email protected]
Hogan, Christopher:       "Christopher M. Hogan" <[email protected]>
Honig, Job:               Job Honig <[email protected]>
Horsmeier, Jos:           Jos Horsmeier <[email protected]>
Houpt, Charles:           [email protected] (Charles E Houpt)
House, David:             [email protected]
Howard, Adrian:           Adrian Howard <[email protected]>
Hu, Marilyn:              [email protected]
Huesken, Marc:            Marc Huesken <[email protected]>
Hughes, John:             John Hughes <[email protected]>
Hull, Richard:            [email protected] (Richard Hull)
Hunt, Andrew:             [email protected] (Andrew Hunt)
Imlah, Bill:              [email protected] (Bill Imlah)
Inala, Suman Kumar:       [email protected] (Sam Inala)
Jakeway, Bruce:           Bruce Jakeway <[email protected]>
James, Carwil:            [email protected] (Carwil James)
Janssens, Frans:          [email protected] (Frans Janssens)
Jarvis, Stephen:          Stephen Jarvis <[email protected]>
Jenkin, Karen:            [email protected] (Karen Jenkin)
Jenkins, Steven:          Steven Jenkins <[email protected]>
Jewett, Jim:              [email protected] (Jim Jewett)
Johnson, Heidi:           [email protected]
Johnson, Kevin:           Kevin Johnson <[email protected]>
Jones, Cerian:            Cerian Jones <[email protected]>
Jones, Daniel:            Daniel Jones <[email protected]>
Jones, Eric:              Eric Jones <[email protected]>
Jones, Mark:              [email protected]
Jones, Matt:              M. Jones <[email protected]>
Jones, Mike:              Michael Jones <[email protected]>
Jost, Patrick:            [email protected] (Patrick Jost)
Kaltefleiter, Roland:     Roland Kaltefleiter <[email protected]>
Kan, Wing Kay:            [email protected] (Dr. W.K.Kan)
Kaneen, Ed:               [email protected]
Kann, Viggo:              [email protected]
Kapur, Shyam:             [email protected] (Shyam Kapur)
Kehler, Andrew:           [email protected]
Kennedy, Evan:            [email protected]
Kerpedjiev, Stephan:      Stephan Kerpedjiev <[email protected]>
Kerridge, Simon:          Simon Kerridge <[email protected]>
Kim, Jae-Hoon:            [email protected] (Kim Jae Hoon)
Kim, Seongyong:           [email protected] (Kim Seongyong)
King, Paul John:          [email protected] (Paul King)
Kirk, James S.:           [email protected]
Klebesits, Karl:          [email protected] (Karl Klebesits)
Klenner, Manfred:         [email protected] (Manfred Klenner)
Koelman, Tom:             Tom Koelman <[email protected]>
Kolar, Christopher:       [email protected] (Christopher G Kolar)
Kowalewski, Sonja:        <[email protected]>
Kramer, Bryan:            Bryan M Kramer <[email protected]>
Kronenberg, Friedrich:    [email protected]
Lai, Tom:                 "Tom Lai, City Polytechnic of Hong Kong" <[email protected]>
Lang, Ray:                Raymond Lang <[email protected]>
Larsen, Loren:            [email protected] (Loren Larsen)
Lauer, Mark:              [email protected] (LAUER Mark Curtis)
Lee, Geunbae:             [email protected] (Geunbae Lee)
Lee, Vincent Richard:     [email protected] (Vincent Richard Lee (KSL))
Lehovich, Andre:          [email protected] (Andre Lehovich)
Lepied, Frederic:         [email protected] (Frederic LEPIED (steria))
Libra, John:              John Libra <[email protected]>
Liddy, Elizabeth:         Liz Liddy <[email protected]>
Light, Marc:              Marc Light <[email protected]>
Lim, Seong Yong:          [email protected] (Lim Sung-Yong)
Lin, Charles:             "Charles C. Lin" <[email protected]>
Lin, Dekang:              Dekang Lin <[email protected]>
Lin, Yuen:                Yuen Lin <[email protected]>
Lovis, Christian:         lovis christian <[email protected]>
Lucke, Helmut:            [email protected] (Helmut Lucke)
Luckstead, Mark:          Mark Luckstead <[email protected]G.UTA.EDU>
Maas, Robert:             [email protected] (Robert E. Maas  [email protected])
Marlow, Keith:            Keith Marlow <[email protected]>
Mathieu, Lafourcade:      [email protected] (Mathieu Lafourcade)
Matiasek, Johannes:       john matiasek <[email protected]>
Maynard, Jay:             [email protected] (Jay Maynard)
McFetridge, Paul:         [email protected]
McGlinchey, Andrew:       McGlinchey Andrew <[email protected]>
Mc Hale, Michael:         [email protected] (Mike McHale)
McInnes, Fergus R.:       Fergus McInnes <[email protected]>
McVearry, Kenneth:        [email protected] (Kenneth A. McVearry)
Meehan, Jim:              [email protected]
Mengshoel, Ole Jakob:     [email protected]
Merritt, Sean:            [email protected] (Sean Merritt)    
Michel, Pierre-Andre:     michel pa <[email protected]>
Miles, Nathan:            [email protected] ( Nathan Miles (ICTT) )
Millar, Bruce:            [email protected] (Bruce Millar)
Miller, Linton:           Linton Miller <[email protected]>
Milward, David:           David Milward <[email protected]>
Mishra, Sunil:            [email protected] (Sunil Mishra)
Mohammed, Nagy F.:        NAGY FATHY MOHAMMED <[email protected]>
Montelongo, Jose:         [email protected] (Jose Tomas Montelongo Escobar)
Moran, John:              [email protected] (John Moran)
Moreland, Benjamin:       [email protected] (Ben Moreland)
Moreno, Pedro:            [email protected] (Pedro J. Moreno)
Morgan, Rick:             Rick Morgan <[email protected]>
Morneau, Rick:            [email protected] (Rick Morneau)
Morris, Corinne:          "Corinne Morris (PhD-MicroCentre)" <[email protected]>
Niles, Les:               Les Niles <[email protected]>
Niv, Michael:             [email protected] (Michael Niv) 
Ng, See-Kiong:            [email protected]
Novick, David:            [email protected] (David G. Novick)
Oakes, Mike:              [email protected] (Mike Oakes)
O'Donoghue, Tim F.:       [email protected] (Tim F O'Donoghue)
Oflazer, Kemal:           [email protected] (Kemal Oflazer)
O'Neill, Tyrone J.J.:     Tyrone Jude Joseph O'Neill <[email protected]>
Ortega, Julio:            [email protected] (Julio Ortega)
Orwig, Richard:           [email protected]
Osborn, Tom:              [email protected]
Osborne, Miles:           [email protected]
Otto, Paul:               Paul Otto <[email protected]>
Oude Luttighuis, Paul:    [email protected] (Paul Oude-Luttighuis)
Owen, Charles B.:         "Charles B. Owen" <[email protected]>
Pake, Michael:            Mike Pake <[email protected]>
Palmerino, Mark:          [email protected] (Mark B Palmerino)
Parfitt, Shan:            [email protected]
Parkinson, Sarah:         Sarah Parkinson <[email protected]>
Parra, Miguel:            [email protected]
Pattabhiraman, T.:        "T.Pattabhiraman" <[email protected]>
Pedersen, Ted:            [email protected] (Ted Pedersen)
Pennington, Christopher:  Chris Pennington <[email protected]>
Penrowley, Colleen:       "Colleen Penrowley" <[email protected]>
Petermann, Heike:         [email protected] (Heike Petermann)       
Peterson, Jonathan:       peterson%[email protected] (Jon Peterson)
Philcox, Jane:            [email protected] (Jane Philcox)
Phillips, David:          [email protected] (D.Philips)
Piasecki, Maciej:         Maciej Piasecki <[email protected]>
Piitulainen, Jussi:       [email protected] (Jussi Piitulainen)
Pocock, Robert:           [email protected]
Poesio, Massimo:          [email protected]
Polguere, Alain:          [email protected] (Alain Polguere)
Pulkka, Aaron:            Aaron Pulkka <[email protected]>
Quinn, Michael:           Michael Quinn <[email protected]>
Radev, Dragomir:          [email protected] (Dragomir R. Radev)
Reddy, Sashidhar:         [email protected] (Sashidhar K Reddy)
Reighart, Ray:            [email protected] ([email protected] Ray Reighart 614-447-3600)
Reeves, John F.:          [email protected] (John F. Reeves)
Reese, Doug:              [email protected] (S. Douglas Reese)
Ritti, R. Richard:        "Dick Ritti 3-2889" <[email protected]>
Roberts, Steven L.:       [email protected]
Rogers, Brian:            Brian P Rogers <[email protected]>
Root, Rebecca:            Rebecca Root <[email protected]>
Roydhouse, Aaron:         Aaron Roydhouse <[email protected]>
Russell, Graham:          Graham Russell <[email protected]>
Ryan, Sean:               [email protected]
Schacht, Susanne:         [email protected] (Susanne Schacht)
Schobbens, Pierre-Yves:   [email protected]
Schoelles, Mike:          [email protected] (Michael Schoelles)
Sch\"oter, Andreas:       Andreas Schoter <[email protected]>
Schulenburg, David:       [email protected] 
Schulze-Thesing, Marc:    [email protected] (Marc Schulze-Thesing)
Seaman, Graham:           Graham Seaman <[email protected]>
Serasset, Gilles:         [email protected] (Gilles Serasset)
Shaban, Marwan:           [email protected] (Marwan Shaban)
Sharma, Nirad:            [email protected]
Sharnoff, David Muir:     David Muir Sharnoff <[email protected]>
Shih, Tung-Ho:            Tung-Ho Shih <[email protected]>
Shmatikov, Vitaly:        Vitaly Shmatikov <[email protected]>
Short, Sengan:            Sengan Short <[email protected]>
Silver, Nik:              N D Silver <[email protected]>
Slotosch, Oscar:          Oscar Slotosch <[email protected]>
Smith, Brian J.:          Brian J Smith <[email protected]>
Smith, Mark:              Mark Smith <[email protected]>
Smith, Ronnie:            [email protected] (Ronnie W. Smith)
Snepvangers, John:        John Snepvangers <[email protected]>
Sonnenberger, Gabriele:   [email protected] (Gabi Sonnenberger)
Spanne, Sven:             Sven Spanne <[email protected]>
Spector, Lee:             [email protected]
Srikanth, Radhakrishnan:  R. Srikanth <[email protected]>
Staples, Mark:            [email protected]
Starynkevitch, Basile:    Basile STARYNKEVITCH <[email protected]>
Sterling, John:           [email protected] (John Sterling)
Stoecker, Bjoern:         "MiaW, Bjoern Stoecker" <[email protected]>
Strom, Rob:               [email protected] (Rob Strom)
Stum, Gregg M.:           Gregg Stum <[email protected]>
Suntheimer, Jeremy:       [email protected]
Suthers, Daniel:          Daniel D Suthers <[email protected]>
Sward, David:             David Reeve Sward <[email protected]>
Swartz, Fred:             "Fred Swartz"  <[email protected]>
Synge, James:             [email protected] (James Synge)
Taksar, Maxime:           Maxime Taksar KC6ZPS <[email protected]>
Tattersall, Colin:        [email protected] (Colin Tattersall)
Thompson, Cynthia:        [email protected] (Cynthia Ann Thompson)
Thompson, Henry S.:       "Henry S. Thompson" <[email protected]>
Tierney, Gerard:          GERRY TIERNEY <[email protected]>
Tjong Kim Sang, Erik:     E. Tjong Kim Sang <[email protected]>
Tobias, Richard:          [email protected] (Richard Tobias)
Tong, Simon:              Simon Tong <[email protected]>
Townsend, J. Eric:        j[email protected] (J. Eric Townsend)
Trautwein, Marten:        [email protected] (Marten Trautwein) 
Treinen, Ralf:            "Ralf Treinen" <[email protected]>
Tulloch, Adrian:          [email protected] (Adrian Tulloch)
Turner, Scott:            [email protected] (Scott Turner)
Tvedt, Wayne:             Wayne Tvedt <[email protected]hematik.uni-Bremen.de>
Uhr, Holger:              Holger Uhr <[email protected]
Unverferth, Jack:         [email protected] (John E. Unverferth)
Vagelatos, Aris:          <[email protected]>
Van Biesbrouck, Michael:  [email protected]
van de Burgt, Stan P.:    [email protected] (Stan P. van de Burgt)
van der Kraan, Mark:      "Mark van der Kraan (Lexic)" <[email protected]>
van der Leeuw, Neza:      Neza van der Leeuw <[email protected]>
Vander Linden, Keith:     Keith Vander Linden <[email protected]>
Van der Vet, Paul E.:     [email protected] (Paul van der Vet)
Van der Vos, Bram:        "Bram v.d. Vos." <[email protected]>
Van de Veen, Evelyn:      [email protected] (Evelyn van de Veen)
Vanegas, Rodrigo:         [email protected] (rodrigo vanegas)
Vonk, Alexander:          Alexander Vonk <[email protected]>
Vonerden, Markus:         [email protected] (The Software Registry)
Vosse, Theo:              [email protected] (Theo Vosse)
Vreught, Hans de:         Hans de Vreught <[email protected]>
Wachtel, Tom:             [email protected] (Tom Wachtel)
Wallace, William:         Billy Wallace <[email protected]>
Wallerstein, Frank:       [email protected] (Frank Wallerstein)
Walther, Priscilla:       "Ms. Priscilla Walther" <[email protected]>
Wang, Michelle:           Michelle Wang <[email protected]>
Waterhouse, Steve:        S.R. Waterhouse <[email protected]
Weaver, Lex:              [email protected] (Lex Weaver )
Weerasinghe, Ruvan:       Ruvan Weerasinghe <[email protected]>
Weis, Clemens:            [email protected] (Clemens Weis)
Wheeler, Martyn:          Martyn J. Wheeler <[email protected]>
Whiteland, Jonathan:      [email protected] (Jonathan Whiteland)
Whitten, David:           David Whitten <[email protected]>
Widenius, Risto:          Risto Widenius <[email protected]>
Widmann, Thomas:          [email protected]
Wiebe, Janyce:            <[email protected]>
Wildner, Sascha:          Sascha Wildner <[email protected]>
Wilson, Mark:             [email protected] (Mark Wilson)
Winiwarter, Werner:       [email protected] (W. Winiwarter)
Wojcik, Rick:             Rick Wojcik <[email protected]>
Wood, Mary McGee:         Mary McGee Wood <[email protected]>
Woodbury, Gregory:        [email protected] (Gregory G. Woodbury)
Woolley, Jane:            [email protected] (Jane B Woolley)
Wu, Dekai:                [email protected] (Dr. Dekai Wu)
Wu, Zhibiao:              Wu Zhibiao <[email protected]>
Yang, Haiyun:             Yang Haiyun <[email protected]>
Yen, Ketty:               "Yen Ketty" <[email protected]>
Yin, Yijun:               [email protected]
Zaldivar-Carrillo, Victor-Hugo:  [email protected] (Victor Hugo ZALDIVAR CARRILLO (thesard))

Those voting AGAINST comp.ai.nat-lang  (23 votes)
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al-Binali, Sabah:             [email protected] (Sabah al-Binali)
Allen, John:                  John Allen <[email protected]>
Benningfield Jr., Robert F.:  <[email protected]>
Carr, Dave:                   [email protected] (Dave Carr)
Cline, Ernest:                Ernest A. Cline<[email protected]>
Hoey, Dan:                    Dan Hoey <[email protected]>
Holmstrom, Mats:              Mats Holmstrom <[email protected]>
Huss, Claude:                 [email protected] (Claude Huss)
Hutches, David:               [email protected] (David J. Hutches)
Kantrowitz, Mark:             [email protected]
Lau, Stephen:                 Stephen Lau <[email protected]>
McGuire Ed:                   [email protected] (Ed McGuire)
Miller, Richard:              [email protected] (Richard H. Miller)
Moorcroft, Marc:              Marc Moorcroft <[email protected]>
Noh, Jay:                     [email protected] (Jay W. Noh)
Olson, Eric:                   "Eric J. Olson" <[email protected]>
Owens, Bill:                  [email protected] (Bill Owens)
Pautler, David:               [email protected] 
Peirce, Leonard:              [email protected] (Leonard J. Peirce)
Petro, Herbert:               [email protected] (Herbert M Petro)
Robinson, Paul:               Paul Robinson <[email protected]>
Rubin, Arthur:                [email protected] (Arthur Rubin)
Trier, Stephen:               [email protected] (Stephen C. Trier)

 
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