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LINGUIST List 22.1001

Tue Mar 01 2011

Calls: Computational Linguistics, Applied Linguistics/Germany

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        1.     Bob Coyne , 2nd International Workshop on Natural Language Visualisation

Message 1: 2nd International Workshop on Natural Language Visualisation
Date: 28-Feb-2011
From: Bob Coyne <coynecs.columbia.edu>
Subject: 2nd International Workshop on Natural Language Visualisation
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Full Title: 2nd International Workshop on Natural Language Visualisation

Date: 12-Sep-2011 - 14-Sep-2011
Location: Kaiserslautern, Germany
Contact Person: Minhua Ma
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://kes2011.kesinternational.org/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 08-Mar-2011

Meeting Description:

Natural language understanding usually involves transforming language from one representation into another, for example, from one language into another language in machine translation, or from language to action in natural language interfaces where natural language commands are performed by a machine, or from language to visual representations in natural language visualisation. A language visualisation system understands natural language by transforming it from a linguistic form into a visual medium, such as a 3D scene or animation. The vital issues of natural language visualisation include representation of common sense knowledge, disambiguation, lexicons and ontology, spatial reasoning, animation generation, just to name a few. Currently, it is a quite new interdisciplinary subject emerging from the areas of natural language processing and computer graphics.

The 2nd International Workshop on Natural Language Visualisation aims to provide a platform for researchers from around the globe to share their ideas, experience and research outcomes in natural language processing and 3D visualisation and to nurture interdisciplinary research on the new subject of language visualisation.

Subject Coverage:

The main topic of the workshop is 3D visualisation of natural language.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

1. 3D Visualisation
-Computer animation
-Physically-based simulation
-Automatic 3D scene and animation generation
-Embodied Agents, Virtual Humans

2. Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics
-Natural language understanding
-Computational semantics
-Word sense disambiguation
-Knowledge representation, common sense knowledge representation
-Lexical semantics
-Ontology, lexicons

Call for Papers:

Authors are invited to submit papers based upon academically rigorous research in both theoretical development and applied research. Papers should present original work that has not been published. Papers with real-world applications are especially welcome.

Instructions for Prospective Authors:

The published papers are expected to present high quality material that illustrates the broad range of exciting work being carried out across the work in natural language visualisation. Accepted papers in the workshop will be included in the main conference proceedings, which will be published by Springer LNAI and indexed in ISI as a conference publication, in EI, Springerlink, Inspec and a number of other places.

All papers must be original and of approximately 6-8 pages in length at the publication stage. All papers will be peer-reviewed by the international program committee, and may be accepted for oral presentation. A guide for authors, templates, and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Springer Information for LNCS Authors webpage (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0). Papers should be submitted online through the PROSE system. Detailed instructions on paper submission are provided at http://kes2011.kesinternational.org/prose.php

Important Dates:

Manuscript due: 8 March 2011
Final paper due: 1 May 2011
Registration deadline for presenting authors: 1 May 2011

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