LINGUIST List 8.41

Fri Jan 17 1997

Calls: Natural lang generation, Lang and space

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  1. Robert Dale, Reminder: Computational Linguistics Special Issue on NLG
  2. PATRICK LUKE OLIVIER, CFP: Workshop on Language and Space

Message 1: Reminder: Computational Linguistics Special Issue on NLG

Date: Thu, 16 Jan 1997 18:32:47 +1100
From: Robert Dale <>
Subject: Reminder: Computational Linguistics Special Issue on NLG

A brief reminder that the deadline for submissions for the special
issue of Computational Linguistics on Natural Language Generation is
February 1st 1997.


for more information.

Robert Dale
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Message 2: CFP: Workshop on Language and Space

Date: Thu, 16 Jan 1997 14:48:52 +0000
Subject: CFP: Workshop on Language and Space

Apologies to anyone who receives multuiple copies.

Fourteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-97)


July 27-28 (two-days), 1997
Rhode Island

People frequently talk about space and the things in it. They describe
the size, shape, qualities, orientation, and position of objects using
a range of spatial expressions in the service of goals such as
localisation, visualisation, and navigation. The semantic treatment of
such expressions presents challenges for natural language processing
since it needs to distinguish between fine-grained sense differences
and ambiguities grounded in our experiential and perceptual structure.

The primary goal of this workshop is to foster links between
researchers in artificial intelligence and other disciplines (in
particular cognitive psychology, lingusitics and geography) interested
in the representation and processing of space and spatial
expressions. The workshop will consist of formal presentations, as
well as mini-panels, taking issue sessions, software demonstrations,
and poster presentations.

We invite submissions on both the cognitive and computational
characterisation of the relationship between language and space. Three
copies of full papers of not more than 5000 words should be submitted
to the address below; those interested in participating, but not
making a formal presentation, should submit three copies of a
statement of interest of not more than 1000 words. Submissions are
encouraged to be sensitive to the interdisciplinary nature of the
workshop and formulate the presentation of topics accordingly.

For further details see:

Submission deadline: March 11, 1997
Notification date: April 1, 1997
Final date for camera-ready copies to organizers: April 22, 1997

Submit to:

Patrick Olivier
Computer Science
University of Wales
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
SY23 3DB, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 1970 622447
Fax: +44 1970 622455

Workshop Committee:

KENNY COVENTRY, University of Plymouth,
KLAUS-PETER GAPP, Universistaet des Saarlandes,
WOLFGANG MAASS, Universistaet des Saarlandes,
AMITABHA MUKERJEE, Indian Institute of Technology,
PATRICK OLIVIER, University of Wales, Aberystwyth,
BARBARA TVERSKY, Stanford University,
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