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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   Extended deadline: ENLG-05
From:   Graham Wilcock
Email:   graham.wilcock_(on)_helsinki.fi
Date received:   30 Mar 2005
Deadline:   08 Apr 2005
Start date:   08 Aug 2005

*** Deadline extended to 8 April *** 10th EUROPEAN WORKSHOP ON NATURAL LANGUAGE GENERATION 8-10 August 2005 Aberdeen, Scotland (following IJCAI-2005 in Edinburgh) http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/%7Egwilcock/ENLG-05/ Sponsored by SIGGEN Natural language generation (NLG) is a subfield of natural language processing that focuses on the generation of written texts in natural languages from some underlying non-linguistic representation of information, generally from databases or knowledge sources. Accomplishing this goal may be envisioned for a number of different purposes, including standardized and/or multi-lingual reports, summaries, machine translation, dialogue applications, and embedding in multi-media and hypertext environments. Consequently, the automated production of language is associated with a large number of highly diverse tasks whose appropriate orchestration in high quality poses a variety of theoretical and practical problems. Relevant issues include content selection, text organization, production of referring expressions, aggregation, lexicalization, and surface realization, as well as coordination with other media. The workshop continues a biennial series of workshops on natural language generation that has been running since 1987. Previous European workshops have been held at Royaumont, Edinburgh, Judenstein, Pisa, Leiden, Duisburg, Toulouse (2001) and Budapest (2003). The series provides a regular forum for presentation of research in this area, both for NLG specialists and for researchers who may not think of themselves as part of the NLG community. The 2005 workshop will span the interest areas of natural language generation and Artificial Intelligence, with a special focus on research that integrates NLG with AI, including vision, robotics, intelligent agents, and knowledge discovery. We also encourage papers that investigate the use of state-of-the-art generation technology in real world applications to handle both spoken and text output, and apply language generation techniques to interactive AI systems like communicating robots, to allow the user to enter into short conversations with the system in search for information. There will be demonstrations of working NLG systems, and special sessions for posters describing real-world applications and advanced language technology systems. Topics of Interest We welcome papers on formal, corpus-based, implementational and analytical work on conventional NLG topics (realisation, microplanning, etc), and especially papers with a focus on the following themes: * Embodied agents and robot communication (special track) * NLG for real-world applications * Use of ontologies in NLG * Statistical methods for NLG * Information organization for planning and NLG * Robust methods and techniques for NLG * Evaluation of NLG systems We also welcome discussion on the challenges that these viewpoints pose for generation systems and applications, as well as new ideas and solutions for architectures and general frameworks. Especially, we invite research papers on applying natural language generation in interactive robotics and other AI systems. Invited Speaker Dr Kevin Knight (Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California) will give an invited talk (subject to be announced). Submissions The program committee welcomes the submission of two types of papers: long papers describing theoretical contributions, and short papers describing ideas or project implementations. Long papers are presented orally and the short papers are presented as posters (not orally). Demos can be associated with short papers if desired, given the presenters bring their own laptop. Long papers must be no longer than 8 pages, including title page, examples, references, etc. In addition to this, two additional pages are allowed as an appendix which may include extended examples, algorithms, graphical representations, etc. Short papers should be 4 pages (including title page, examples, references, etc.) Both long papers and short papers should be sent electronically to the e-mail address: enlg-05_(on)_helsinki.fi. Papers must be submitted in pdf format, and must be received no later than April 8. The format to use for papers and abstracts is the same as for IJCAI. Please follow the IJCAI formatting instructions and use the supplied Word templates or Latex sources. The title page (no separate title page is needed) should include the following information: * Title * Authors' names, affiliations, and email addresses * Thematic session, if any * Abstract (short summary up to 5 lines) Important dates * Paper submissions: 8 April 2005 *** Extended deadline *** * Notification of acceptance: 13 May 2005 * Camera-ready version due: 3 June 2005 * Workshop dates: 8-10 August 2005 Publication All accepted papers (long and short) will be published in the workshop proceedings. Workshop Organizers * Chris Mellish, University of Aberdeen, Scotland * Ehud Reiter, University of Aberdeen, Scotland * Kristiina Jokinen, University of Helsinki, Finland * Graham Wilcock, University of Helsinki, Finland Programme Committee * John Bateman, University of Bremen, Germany * Stefan Busemann, DFKI, Germany * Alison Cawsey, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland * Nathalie Colineau, CSIRO, Australia * Sabine Geldof, Namahn, Belgium * Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto, Canada * Kevin Knight, University of Southern California, USA * Emiel Krahmer, Tilburg University, Netherlands * Geert-Jan Kruiff, DFKI, Germany * Mick O'Donnell, University of Edinburgh, Scotland * Cecile Paris, CSIRO, Australia * Paul Piwek, ITRI, University of Brighton, England * Manfred Stede, University of Potsdam, Germany * Mariet Theune, University of Twente, Netherlands _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_mailman.elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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