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  1. Paul.Piwek, 3rd International Natural Language Generation Conference

Message 1: 3rd International Natural Language Generation Conference

Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 13:23:11 -0400 (EDT)
From: Paul.Piwek <>
Subject: 3rd International Natural Language Generation Conference

3rd International Natural Language Generation Conference 
Short Title: INLG 2004 

Date: 14-Jul-2004 - 16-Jul-2004
Location: Careys Manor, Brockenhurst, New Forest, United Kingdom
Contact: Roger Evans
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 12-Mar-2004 

Meeting Description:

The Third International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG
2004) will be held 14th to 16th July 2004 at Carey's Manor in
Brockenhurst in the middle of the New Forest, UK. This conference
continues a twenty-year tradition of biennial workshops and
conferences on natural language generation. Submissions are invited
on all aspects of language generation, and the programme will include
invited speakers and a student session. INLG 2004 will immediately
precede ACL 2004 which will be held 21st to 26th July in Barcelona,

Third International Conference on Natural Language Generation


 Early registration deadline: June 30


14-16 July 2004

Careys Manor
New Forest


INLG04 is the 3rd biennial conference on Natural Language Generation
of the Association for Computational Linguistics Special Interest
Group on Generation (SIGGEN). INLG is the principal venue for
researchers within the field of Natural Language Generation. The
conference series succeeds a series of nine biennial workshops that
were held between 1982 and 1998. The field of Natural Language
Generation covers, amongst others, psycholinguistic, statistical and
language engineering approaches, and it attracts researchers from a
range of disciplines including linguistics, computational linguistics,
psychology, computer science and artificial intelligence.

The purpose of the conference is to bring together researchers in the
field of Natural Language Generation in a secluded self-contained
venue for two days of intensive interaction. This year's conference
takes place from noon July 14 till noon July 16 2004 and is held at
Careys Manor, a country house hotel situated in the village of
Brockenhurst in the heart of the New Forest in central southern
England. Accommodation and conference facilities are both at the
hotel. The programme consists of paper presentations, an invited talk,
a student session, a poster session and a banquet on the second


14th July: Day 1

>From 12:30 Lunch 

Opening Session 

Text Planning Session 

- Salience-Driven Text Planning 
 Christian Chiarcos and Manfred Stede 
- A Corpus-based Methodology for Evaluating Metrics of
 Coherence for Text Structuring 
 Nikiforos Karamanis, Chris Mellish, Jon Oberlander
 and Massimo Poesio 
- Generating Intensional Answers in Intelligent
 Question Answering Systems 
 Farah Benamara 

Generating Referring Expressions Session
- Generating Referring Expressions Using Perceptual Groups 
 Kotaro Funakoshi, Satoru Watanabe, Naoko Kuriyama
 and Takenobu Tokunaga 
- On Referring to Sets of Objects Naturally 
 Helmut Horacek 
- Overgenerating Referring Expressions Involving
 Relations and Booleans 
 Sebastian Varges 

Poster Session & Drinks Reception 


15th July: Day 2

Keynote Address 

 The Seduced Speaker: Modeling of Cognitive Control 
 Ardi Roelofs (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 and F.C. Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging,

Student Session 

- Categorization of Narrative Semantics for Use in
 Generative Multidocument Summarization 
 David K. Elson 
- Corpus-based Planning of Deictic Gestures in COMIC 
 Mary Ellen Foster 
- Hybrid NLG in a Generic Dialog System 
 Martin Klarner 
- Two Kinds of Alternative Sets and a Marking
 Principle - When to Say ''also'' 
 Kristina Striegnitz 

Machine Learning for NLG Session
- Indirect Supervised Learning of Content
 Selection Logic 
 Pablo A.Duboue 
- Classification-based Generation Using TAG 
 Tomasz Marciniak and Michael Strube 
- SEGUE: A Hybrid Case-based Surface Natural
 Language Generator 
 Shimei Pan and James Shaw 

Realisation I: Empirical Methods Session
- The Use of a Structural N-gram Language Model
 in Generation-heavy Hybrid Machine Translation 
 Nizar Habash 
- Contextual Influences on Near-synonym Choice 
 Ehud Reiter and Somayajulu Sripada 
- Finetuning NLG through Experiments with Human
 Subjects: The Case of Vague Descriptions 
 Kees van Deemter 

Barbeque Banquet 

16th July: Day 3

Realisation II: Style and Variation Session
- Modelling Politeness in Natural Language Generation 
 Kaska Porayska-Pomsta and Chris Mellish 
- Stylistically controlled generation 
 Daniel S. Paiva and Roger Evans 
- An ATMS Approach to Systemic Sentence Generation 
 Hasan Kamal and Chris Mellish 

Realisation III Session
- Resolving Structural Ambiguity in Generated Speech 
 Chris Mellish 
- Context-Based Incremental Generation for Dialogue 
 Matthew Purver and Ruth Kempson 
- Reining in CCG Chart Realization 
 Michael White 

Closing Session 


A New Architecture for Summarising Time Series Data
Jin Yu, Ehud Reiter, Jim Hunter and Somayajulu Sripada

Utterance Planning in an Agent-based Dialogue System
Paul Thompson, Mark Stairmand and William Black

Situated Generation of Multimodal Deixis in Task-Oriented Dialogue
Alfred Kranstedt and Ipke Wachsmuth

Word lookup on the basis of associations:
strategies for turning an intuition into a product
Michael Zock

An Approach for Evaluating Cooperative
Question Answering Systems
Farida Aouladomar and Farah Benamara

A Development Environment for Multimodal Functional
Unification Generation Grammars
David Reitter

Controlling wide-coverage generation - The Cogent project
Roger Evans, Kees van Deemter, Anja Belz, Jason Teeple, David
Weir, John Carroll, Daniel Paiva, Eva Esteve Ferrer

Sentence generation in British Sign Language
Serge Sharoff, Anthony Hartley and Peter Llewellyn-Jones

Medical Record Generation in MedView from an NLG Perspective
Fredrik Lindahl

Three Scenarios for Navigational Advice Generation
Mike Rosner and Doreen Mizzi

Representational Underspecification in a Context-Free Framework
Anja Belz

Wysiwym with wider coverage
Richard Power and Roger Evans


Register at
The early registration deadline is June 30.


INLG04 is organized on behalf of ACL SIGGEN by ITRI, University
of Brighton. The chairs of this year's conference are
Roger Evans, Anja Belz and Paul Piwek


INLG04 Conference,
University of Brighton
BN2 4GJ,

Tel: +44 1273 642900
Fax: +44 1273 642908
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