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LINGUIST List 24.2107

Sat May 18 2013

Calls: Semantics, Pragmatics, Cog Sci, Psycholing, Computational Ling/Germany

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 18-May-2013
From: Albert Gatt <precogsci2013gmail.com>
Subject: Production of Referring Expressions
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Full Title: Production of Referring Expressions
Short Title: PRE-CogSci 2013

Date: 31-Jul-2013 - 31-Jul-2013
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact Person: Albert Gatt
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://pre2013.uvt.nl/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 23-May-2013

Meeting Description:

Production of Referring Expressions: Bridging the Gap between Cognitive and Computational Approaches to Reference

This workshop is organized as part of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2013), and is a follow-up to successful workshops on the production of referring expressions in Amsterdam (http://pre2009.uvt.nl) and Boston (http://pre2011.uvt.nl).

Invited Speakers:

Herb Clark (Stanford)
Noah Goodman (Stanford)

Call for Papers:

We invite submissions on all topics related to reference production, and particularly encourage work that combines experimental, computational and theoretical approaches. Specific topics include, but are not limited to:

- Collaborative reference, referring expressions in interactive settings, audience/recipient design
- Non-determinism in reference production: how to algorithmically model non-determinism and individual variation in human reference production?
- Interaction between comprehension and production of referring expressions
- Visual scene perception and its influence on the production of referring expressions
- Psychologically plausible computational models of reference production
- When and how do human speakers produce complex descriptions (e.g., plurals, quantified descriptions, relational descriptions)?
- Vagueness: the use of vague (e.g. gradable) predicates in referring expressions
- Referential over- and underspecification: why and how do speakers produce over- or underspecified descriptions?
- Common ground, cooperativeness and shared/private information in reference
- Realization of referring expressions (including speech and gesture)
- How do social and contextual factors influence reference production?
- Data-collection and experimental evaluation method

Abstract Submission:

Paper selection will be based on extended, 1000-word abstracts. The only accepted format for submitted abstracts is PDF.

Abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair:


Important Dates:

May 23, 2013: Deadline for abstract submission (extended)
June 15, 2013: Notification of acceptance
July 15, 2013: Deadline for full papers
July 31, 2013: Workshop

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