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LINGUIST List 24.4919

Wed Dec 04 2013

Calls: Computational Linguistics/Ireland

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 04-Dec-2013
From: Tobias Kuhn <kuhntobiasgmail.com>
Subject: 4th Workshop on Controlled Natural Language
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Full Title: 4th Workshop on Controlled Natural Language
Short Title: CNL2014

Date: 20-Aug-2014 - 22-Aug-2014
Location: Galway, Ireland
Contact Person: Tobias Kuhn
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://attempto.ifi.uzh.ch/site/cnl2014/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 14-Mar-2014

Meeting Description:

This workshop on controlled natural language (CNL) has a broad scope and embraces all approaches that are based on natural language and apply restrictions on vocabulary, grammar, and/or semantics. This includes (but is certainly not limited to) approaches that have been called simplified language, plain language, formalized language, processable language, fragments of language, phraseologies, conceptual authoring, language generation, and guided natural language interfaces.

Some CNLs are designed to improve communication among humans, especially for non-native speakers of the respective natural language. In other cases, the restrictions on the language are supposed to make it easier for computers to analyze such texts in order to improve computer-aided, semi-automatic, or automatic translations into other languages. A third group of CNL has the goal to enable reliable automated reasoning and formal knowledge representation from seemingly natural texts. All these types of CNL are covered by this workshop.

Call for Papers:

Fourth Workshop on Controlled Natural Language (CNL 2014)
Co-located with COLING 2014
20-22 August 2014
Galway, Ireland
Proceedings in Springer LNCS


Possible topics for CNL 2014 include:

- CNL for knowledge representation
- CNL for query interfaces
- CNL for specifications
- CNL for business rules
- CNL for dialogue systems
- CNL for machine translation
- CNL for improved understandability of texts
- CNL for natural language generation
- Design of CNLs
- CNL applications
- CNL evaluation
- Usability and acceptance of CNL
- CNL grammars and lexica
- Multilingual CNLs
- Reasoning in CNL
- Spoken CNL
- CNL in the context of the Semantic Web and Linked Open Data
- CNL in the government
- CNL in industry
- CNL use cases
- Theoretical properties of CNL

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: 14 March 2014
Notification of acceptance: 12 May 2014
Deadline for revised papers: 9 June 2014
Workshop: 20-22 August 2014

Submissions and Proceedings:

We invite researchers to submit papers with novel contributions in the area of CNL. These research papers should be formatted according to the Springer LNCS format and should not exceed 10 pages. Papers should be submitted via the EasyChair conference system: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cnl2014.

Accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings to be published by Springer in their LNCS/LNAI series and indexed in all major citation databases including ISI Web of Science and Scopus.


The workshop takes place in Ireland at INSIGHTNUI Galway (formerly DERI).

Organization Committee:

- Brian Davis (INSIGHTNUI Galway, formerly DERI, Ireland)
- Kaarel Kaljurand (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
- Tobias Kuhn (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

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