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AI, Cognitive Semantics, Computational Linguistics and Logics
Message 1: AI, Cognitive Semantics, Computational Linguistics and Logics
From: Adel Jebali <ajebalialcor.concordia.ca>
Subject: AI, Cognitive Semantics, Computational Linguistics and Logics
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Full Title: AI, Cognitive Semantics, Computational Linguistics and Logics
Short Title: AICogSem
Date: 23-May-2012 - 25-May-2012
Location: Marco Island, Florida, USA
Contact Person: Adel Jebali
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.uqtr.ca/~biskri/Personnel/AI-Cog-Sem-FLAIRS25.htm
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Semantics
Call Deadline: 21-Nov-2011
AI, Cognitive Semantics, Computational Linguistics and Logics (AICogSem)
Special Track at the 25th International Florida AI Research Society (FLAIRS) Conference
In cooperation with the American Association for Artificial Intelligence
Marco Island, Florida
May 23rd - 25th, 2012
What is ‘AI, Cognitive Semantics, Computational Linguistics and Logics’? Traditionally, the study of computational linguistics has been performed by computer scientists, specializing in the application of computers to the processing of a natural language. Today, computational linguists often work as members of interdisciplinary teams, including linguists (specifically trained in linguistics), language experts (persons with some level of ability in the languages relevant to a given project), and computer scientists. In general, computational linguistics draws upon the involvement of linguists, computer scientists, experts in artificial intelligence, mathematicians, logicians, cognitive scientists, cognitive psychologists, psycholinguists, anthropologists and neuroscientists, among others. Computational linguistics must become more connected to the cognitive sciences through the development of cognitive semantic theories. Computational linguistics is connected to artificial intelligence through the development of methods and algorithms for all aspects of language analysis and their computer implementation. We can see language analysis divided into two parts: theoretical analysis and application. The theoretical aspect includes standard areas studied in linguistics: semantics, syntax, and morphology. Semantic theories guide the development of syntactic theories and morphology. Semantic theories can be based on some specific features of computation, but at the present stage of research, there is a gap between linguistic analysis and computer applications in two senses: there are many computer applications without linguistic theoretical support and, conversely, there are a number of theoretical methods with no computer implementation. Another epistemological feature of the present stage of research is that most computational linguistic methods are focused on statistical approaches. The advantage of these methods is that they are easy to apply but the drawback is that they distort the qualitative and genuine cognitive features of language.
The goal of this track is to provide an international forum for discussing the latest approaches in subfields of computational linguistics related to cognitive semantics and to artificial intelligence. Its aim is also to exchange ideas concerning the way of building efficient systems of language analysis based on cognitive semantic models. Its mission is to prove the increase of interaction between modeling in cognitive semantics and computer implementation: a good system analysis requires a good semantic model as framework. On the other hand, the need for semantic models other than those based on statistical methods has to be proved.
In this silver anniversary for FLAIRS, we will proudly continue our tradition of presenting and discussing artificial intelligence research in a friendly atmosphere within a beautiful setting. Events will include invited speakers, special tracks, discussion panels, presentations of papers and posters. As always, there will be a Best Paper award and a Best Poster award. In addition, because FLAIRS has a rich tradition of encouraging student authors, there will also be a Best Student Paper award for the best paper written primarily by students (in our track in 2011).
Jean-Pierre DESCLES, Professor, Paris-Sorbonne University, France
Call for Papers:
This track is intended to present works ranking from logical and mathematical models in syntax and semantics (logic of objects, topological theories of time and space etc.) as foundations of the design and analysis to natural language processing systems.
Special tracks, held in parallel with the general conference, are an integral part of the conference. They provide researchers in focused areas the opportunity to meet and present their work, and offer a forum for interaction among the broader community of artificial intelligence researchers. Topics of interest are in all areas related to artificial intelligence.
Papers and contributions are encouraged for any work relating to AI, cognitive semantics, computational linguistics and logics. Topics of interest may include (but are in no way limited to):
1. Cognitive semantics
2. Logics of language
3. Language modeling
4. Computational linguistics (lexicology; morphology; syntax; semantics)
Note: We invite original papers (i.e. work not previously submitted, in submission, or to be submitted to another conference during the reviewing process).
Interested authors should format their papers according to AAAI formatting guidelines. The papers should be original work (i.e., not submitted, in submission, or submitted to another conference while in review). Full papers should not exceed 6 pages; Short papers (for poster presentations) should not exceed 4 pages; Abstracts (for poster presentations, maximum of 300 words) are also invited. All submissions are due by November 21st, 2011.
For FLAIRS-25, the 2012 conference, the reviewing is a double-blind process. Please replace author names and affiliations with Xs on submitted papers to provide double-blind reviewing.
Papers must be submitted as PDF through the EasyChair conference system, which can be accessed through the main conference web site (http://www.flairs-25.info/). When making a submission, authors should indicate the special track.
The proceedings of FLAIRS will be published by the AAAI. Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign a form transferring copyright of their contribution to AAAI. FLAIRS requires that there be at least one full author registration per paper.
Paper submission deadline: November 21st, 2011
Notifications: January 20th, 2012
Camera ready version due: February 20th, 2012
Papers will be refereed and all accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings, which will be published by AAAI Press.
Ismail Biskri, Université de Québec à Trois Rivières, Canada, Ismail_Biskriuqtr.ca
Adel Jebali, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, ajebalialcor.concordia.ca
Florence Le Priol, Université de Paris-Sorbonne, France, florence.le_priolparis-sorbonne.fr
Anca Pascu, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France, Anca.Pascuuniv-brest.fr
Current Program Committee:
Maryvonne Abraham, Institut TELECOM, TELECOM-Bretagne, France, Maryvonne.Abrahamenst-bretagne.fr
David Banks, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France, David.Banksuniv-brest.fr
Ismail Biskri (co-chair), Universite de Québec à Trois Rivières, Canada, Ismail_Biskriuqtr.ca
Walter Carnielli, University of Campinas, Brazil, carniellcle.unicamp.br
Richard Dapoigny, Université de Savoie, France, richard.dapoignyuniv-savoie.fr
Jean-Pierre Desclés, Université de Paris-Sorbonne, France, Jean-pierre.Desclesparis-sorbonne.fr
Brahim Djioua, Université Paris-Sorbonne, France, Brahim.Djiouaparis-sorbonne.fr
Kathelijne Denturck, Ecole de Traduction et d'Interprétation, Haute Ecole de Gand, Belgium, kathelijne.denturckhogent.be
Rim Faiz, IHEC de Carthage, Université du 7 novembre à Carthage, Tunisia, Rim.Faizihec.mu.tn
Boris Galitsky, Knowledge Trail, MA, USA, bgalitskyhotmail.com
Vera Goodacre, George Mason University, USA, VeraGoodajuno.com
Zlatka Guentchéva, CNRS, France, guentchevjf.cnrs.fr
Ewa Gwiazdecka, Universiy of Warsawa, Poland, ewa.gwiazdeckagmail.com
Susan Haller, University of Wisconsin, USA, hallersmpotsdam.edu
Eva Hajiova, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, hajicovaufal.mff.cuni.cz
Adel Jebali (co-chair), Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, ajebalialcor.concordia.ca
Klara Ladji, University of Tirana, Albania, klagjihotmail.com
Guy Lapalme, Université de Montréal, Canada, lapalmeiro.umontreal.ca
Peter Lazarov, Université de Sofia, Bulgaria, Petar.Lazarovec.europa.eu
Florence Le Priol (co-chair), Université de Paris-Sorbonne, France, florence.le_priolparis-sorbonne.fr
Leila Kosseim, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, kosseimcs.concordia.ca
Jean-Guy Meunier, Université de Québec à Montréal, Canada, meunier.jean-guyuqam.ca
Ghassan Mourad, Université de Beyrouth, Lebanon, Ghassan.Mouradparis-sorbonne.fr
Anca Pascu (co-chair), Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France, Anca.Pascuuniv-brest.fr
Patrice Pognan, INALCO, Paris, France, mcertalwanadoo.fr
James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University, USA, jamespcs.brandeis.edu
Christophe Roche, Université de Savoie, France, Christophe.Rocheuniv-savoie.fr
Benoît Sauzay, France TELECOM, benoit.sauzayorange-ftgroup.com
Jong-Seok Soh, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea, sjs_cogyahoo.co.kr
Jungyeon Suh, Seoul Women's University, Seoul, Korea, alasseur13yahoo.fr
Jana Sukkariek, ETS, USA, JSukkariehETS.org
Yorick Wilks, University of Sheffield, UK, yorickdcs.shef.ac.uk
Questions regarding the AI, Cognitive Semantics, Computational Linguistics and Logics Special Track should be addressed to the track co-chairs (see Organizing Committee).
Questions regarding Special Tracks should be addressed to Chutima Boonthum, chutima.boonthumgmail.com.
H. Chad Lane, University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies, USA
G. Michael Youngblood, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Philip McCarthy, The University of Memphis, USA
Special Tracks Coordinator:
Chutima Boonthum, Hampton University, USA
Paper submission site: follow the link for submissions at http://www.flairs-25.info/
FLAIRS-25 conference web page: http://www.flairs-25.info/
Florida AI Research Society (FLAIRS): http://www.flairs.com
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