"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more
The Special Interest Group on Natural Language Generation is pleased to announce that the 8th International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG 2014) will be co-located this year with the 15th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2014) in Philadelphia, PA, USA. The conference will be held 19 June – 21 June, immediately preceding ACL 2014.