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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   ENLG 2013: Second CFP
Email:   albert.gatt_(on)_um.edu.mt
Date received:   06 Mar 2013
Deadline:   19 Apr 2013
Start date:   08 Aug 2013

*Apologies for cross-posting* ENLG 2013 - 14th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation An ACL 2013 Workshop Sofia, Bulgaria August 8-9, 2013 SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS *NB: ENLG submissions have been moved to the START system* 1. ENLG 2013 ------------- Natural Language Generation (NLG) is a subfield of Natural Language Processing that focuses on the derivation of coherent text or speech from some underlying non-linguistic representation of information, such as databases or knowledge sources. Over the past several years, NLG has developed into a thriving area, with numerous applications which have both theoretical and practical interest. Contemporary work in NLG ranges from a focus on specific tasks, such as linguistic realisation of semantic forms and the generation of referring expressions, to complete solutions, ranging from data-to-text systems which summarise raw numerical datasets to the embedding of NLG components in multimedia and hypertext environments, or interactive systems. Recent work has also evinced interest in topics such as the handling of uncertainty in input data and its implications for the resulting text, the generation of coherent narrative text, and the handling of time. In keeping with developments in NLP more generally, these topics are being approached using a variety of techniques, from traditional, rule-based approaches to data-driven ones where machine learning and statistical modelling play a central role. Given its focus on the generation of text or speech, the field of NLG has clear links to other areas of NLP, such as Automatic Summarisation, Machine Translation, and Dialogue Systems. The ENLG 2013 workshop forms part of a biennial series of workshops on natural language generation that has been running since 1987, providing a regular forum for presentation of research in this area, both for NLG specialists and for researchers from related areas. ENLG is endorsed by the ACL Special Interest Group on Generation (SIGGEN). The 2013 edition will take place as an ACL workshop in Sofia, Bulgaria. It will continue the tradition of ENLG workshops, but also seeks to enhance the ties between the NLG community and related communities. For this edition, we especially invite submissions in areas dealing with NLG and summarisation. 2. Call for papers and demos ------------------------------ ENLG 2013 invites substantial, original, and unpublished submissions on all topics related to natural language generation. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: - Affective / emotional generation - Content and text planning - Generation for embodied agents and robots - Evaluation of NLG systems - Data-to-text generation - Lexicalisation - Multimedia or multimodal generation - Story-telling and narrative generation - NLG for real-world applications - NLG in linguistically motivated frameworks - Personalization and personality of text - Psycholinguistics and NLG - Referring expression generation - Surface realization - Machine learning approaches to NLG tasks - Text-to-text generation and summarisation - NLG techniques for paraphrase generation - NLG techniques for abstractive summarisation This year, we also invite submissions for system demonstrations. Demo papers should describe implemented systems, which will be presented during demo sessions throughout the duration of the workshop. 3. Papers and formats ------------------------- ENLG has three submission categories, long and short papers, and demo papers: - Long papers are most appropriate for presenting substantial research results and must not exceed eight (8) pages of content, with up to two additional pages for references (these will be orally presented); - Short papers are more appropriate for presenting an ongoing research effort and must not exceed four (4) pages, including references (these will be presented as posters during the poster session). - Demo papers should be no more than two pages in length, including references, and should describe implemented systems which are of relevance to the NLG community. Demo papers will be included in the proceedings. Authors of demo papers should be willing to present a demo of their system during ENLG 2013. The only accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe PDF. Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings. Use of the ACL style files (available from http://acl2013.org/site/call.html) is strongly recommended. Reviewing will be blind, so you should avoid identifying the authors within the paper. 4. Submission instructions: ---------------------------- Submissions should be uploaded to the START2 website for the workshop ( https://www.softconf.com/acl2013/ENLG2013/). Note that the submission system has been changed since the first call for papers. 5. Important dates ------------------- * April 19, 2013: Deadline for paper submission (long and short papers) * May 24, 2013: Notification of acceptance of papers * June 7, 2013: Camera-ready copies due * August 8-9, 2013: ENLG 2013 6. Organisers and invited speakers ------------------------------------ ENLG 2013 is organised by: * Albert Gatt (University of Malta, Malta) * Horacio Saggion (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain) The invited speakers for ENLG 2013 are: * Pablo Gervás (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain) * Guy Lapalme (Université de Montréal, Canada) 7. Programme Committee ----------------------- Anja Belz, University of Brighton, UK Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield, UK Nadjet Bouayad-Agha, UPF, Spain Giuseppe Carenini, The University of British Columbia, Canada Reva Freedman, Northern Illinois University, US Claire Gardent, CNRS/LORIA, France Konstantina Garoufi, University of Potsdam, Germany Raquel Hervàs, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain Srinivas Janarthanam, Heriot-Watt University, UK Alistair Knott, University of Otago, New Zealand Alexander Koller, University of Potsdam, Germany Leila Kosseim, Concordia University, Canada Emiel Krahmer, Tilburg University, Netherlands Elena Lloret Pastor, University of Alicante, Spain Chris Mellish, The University of Aberdeen, UK Margaret Mitchell, The University of Aberdeen, UK Paul Piwek, the Open University, UK Ehud Reiter, University of Aberdeen, UK Verena Rieser, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK Advaith Siddharthan, University of Aberdeen, UK Manfred Stede, Universitaet Potsdam, Germany Kristina Striegnitz, Union College, US Mariet Theune, University of Twente, The Netherlands Takenobu Tokunaga, Tokyo Instiute of Technology, Japan Kees van Deemter, University of Aberdeen, UK Ielka van der sluis, University of Groningen, Netherlands Keith vanderLinden, Calvin College, US Sebastian Varges, University of Potsdam, Germany Jette Viethen, Tilburg University, Netherlands Leo Wanner, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain Michael White, The Ohio State University, US Sandra Williams, The Open University, UK Tie-jun Zhao, Harbin Institute of Technology, China 7. Further information ----------------------- ENLG 2013: http://www.um.edu.mt/events/enlg2013/ Submissions: https://www.softconf.com/acl2013/ENLG2013/ Further inquiries: enlg2013_(at)_um.edu.mt __________________________________________ - ELSNET mailing list Elsnet-list_(at)_elsnet.org - To manage your subscription go to: http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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