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Sun May 21 2006

Confs: Discourse Analysis/Malaga, Spain

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Message 1: ESSLLI Workshop on Coherence in Generation and Dialogue
Date: 19-May-2006
From: Paul Piwek <p.piwekopen.ac.uk>
Subject: ESSLLI Workshop on Coherence in Generation and Dialogue



ESSLLI Workshop on Coherence in Generation and Dialogue

Date: 07-Aug-2006 - 11-Aug-2006
Location: Malaga, Spain
Contact: Paul Piwek
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.doc.gold.ac.uk/~mas01rk/esslli2006.html

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Meeting Description:

This workshop aims to compare and contrast different ways of
modelling coherence in natural language generation and dialogue
in order to guide decisions such as:

- what is an appropriate response at a given point in a dialogue?
- what is the optimal ordering of propositions in a discourse?
- how should predicates, referring expressions and rhetorical
relations be realised (verbally and/or non-verbally) so that the
resulting utterance can be interpreted naturally and fluently?

The intention is to provide a forum for advanced PhD students
and researchers to present and discuss their work with
colleagues and researchers who work in the broad subject
areas represented at ESSLLI.

Call for Participation

Workshop on ''Coherence in Generation and Dialogue''

Endorsed by SIGDIAL (http://www.sigdial.org/)

August 7th - 11th 2006
Malaga, Spain

Organized as part of the European Summer School on Logic,
Language and Information ESSLLI 2006 http://esslli2006.lcc.uma.es/
31 July - 11 August, 2006 in Málaga

WORKSHOP PURPOSE

This workshop aims to compare and contrast different ways of
modelling coherence in natural language generation and dialogue
in order to guide decisions such as:

- what is an appropriate response at a given point in a dialogue?
- what is the optimal ordering of propositions in a discourse?
- how should predicates, referring expressions and rhetorical
relations be realised (verbally and/or non-verbally) so that the
resulting utterance can be interpreted naturally and fluently?

The intention is to provide a forum for advanced PhD students
and researchers to present and discuss their work with
colleagues and researchers who work in the broad subject
areas represented at ESSLLI.

WORKSHOP FORMAT

The workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI
participants. It will consist of five 90-minute sessions
held over five consecutive days in the second week
of ESSLLI. There will be 2 slots for paper presentation
and discussion per session. On the first day, the workshop
organizers will give an introduction to the topic, followed
by a talk by one of the invited speakers.

INVITED SPEAKERS

Robbert Jan Beun, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
Nicholas Asher, University of Texas at Austin, United States

PRELIMINARY WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

MONDAY August 7
1. Introduction: Rodger Kibble, Paul Piwek
and Ielka Van der Sluis
2. Invited Speaker: Robbert-Jan Beun
A Simple Dialogue Game for the Generation of
Coherent Speech Act Sequences

TUESDAY August 8
3. Paul Piwek
Meaning and Dialogue Coherence
4. Rodger Kibble
Generating coherence relations via internal argumentation

WEDNESDAY August 9
5. Invited Speaker: Nicholas Asher
Title TBA
6. Andy Luecking, Hannes Rieser & Marc Staudacher
SDRT and multimodal situated communication

THURSDAY August 10
7. Nikiforos Karamanis
Entity versus rhetorical coherence for information
ordering: initial experimentation
8. Clara Mancini & Donia Scott
Hyper-Document structure: Representing cognitive
coherence in non-linear documents

FRIDAY August 11
9. Katja Filippova & Michael Strube
Improving text fluency by reordering of constituents
10. Discussion session

IMPORTANT DATES

ESSLLI Early
registration deadline : May 21, 2006
Workshop Dates : August 7 - 11, 2006

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS

All workshop participants are required to register for ESSLLI.
See http://esslli2006.lcc.uma.es/ for details.

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS

Rodger Kibble, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK

Paul Piwek, The Open University, UK

Ielka van der Sluis, University of Aberdeen, UK

Email contact: mcs_coherence_workshop at open.ac.uk
Substitute sign for at.

FURTHER INFORMATION

About the workshop: http://www.doc.gold.ac.uk/~mas01rk/esslli2006.html
About ESSLLI: http://esslli2006.lcc.uma.es/


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