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LINGUIST List 25.1299

Mon Mar 17 2014

Calls: Computational Linguistics/France

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 17-Mar-2014
From: Sylvain Pogodalla <sylvain.pogodallainria.fr>
Subject: Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics
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Full Title: Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics
Short Title: LACL

Date: 18-Jun-2014 - 20-Jun-2014
Location: Toulouse, France
Contact Person: Sergei Soloviev
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.irit.fr/LACL2014/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 24-Mar-2014

Meeting Description:

Co-located with the CSLP 2014,
8th International Workshop on Constraint Solving and Language Processing
http://control.ruc.dk/CSLP2014

LACL'2014 is the 8th international conference on logical and formal methods in computational linguistics. This conference addresses the use of type theoretic, proof theoretic and model theoretic methods for describing natural language syntax and semantics, as well as the implementation of natural language processing software relying on such models. It will be held at IRIT, Toulouse, France, from 18-20 June 2014.

Invited Speakers:

Prof. Zhaohui Luo, Computer Science Department, Royal Holloway, University of London, U.K.

Prof. Michael Moortgat, Department of Language, Literature and Communication, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Prof. Reinhard Muskens, Department of Philosophy, Tilburg University, the Netherlands

Final Call for Papers:

Deadline extension: March 24, 2014

Scope:

Computer scientists, linguists, mathematicians and philosophers are invited to present their work on the use of logical methods in computational linguistics and natural language processing, in natural language analysis, generation or acquisition.

Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limited to:

Logical Foundation of Syntactic Formalisms

- Categorial grammars
- Minimalist grammars
- Dependency grammars
- Tree adjoining grammars
- Model theoretic syntax
- Formal language theory for natural language processing
- Data-driven approaches

Logics for Semantics of Lexical Items, Sentences, Discourse and Dialog

- Discourse theories
- Montague semantics
- Compositionality
- Dynamic logics
- Game semantics
- Situation semantics
- Generative lexicon
- Categorical semantics

Applications of These Models to Natural Language Processing

- Software for natural language analysis
- Software for acquiring linguistic resources
- Software for natural language generation
- Software for information extraction
- Inference tasks
- Evaluation
- Scalability


Submissions:

Articles should be written in the LaTeX format of LNCS by Springer (see authors instructions at http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0) and may consist of up to 12 pages of content (including figures, bibliography, possible appendices). In exceptional cases by prior agreement with program committee a paper up to 16 pages may be considered. It is expected that each accepted paper be presented at the meeting by one of its authors.

Submission is exclusively admitted electronically, in PDF format, through the EasyChair system. The submission site is https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lacl2014

Instructions for submissions to CSLP 2014 are given at the site of the workshop.

Proceedings:

Accepted papers will be published as a volume of the FoLLI subline of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer (http://www.springer.com/lncs).

Previous Editions:

A selection of the 1995 articles appeared in a special issue of the Journal of Logic, Language and Information (7:4, 1998). The proceedings of the international conferences LACL'96 ,LACL'97, LACL'98, LACL'2001, LACL'2005 LACL'2011 appeared in the series Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (volumes 1328, 1582, 2014, 2099, 3492, 6736), and the proceedings of LACL 2012 in Lacture Notes in Computer Science (volume 7351) published by Springer.

Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline: March 24, 2014
Notification of acceptance: April 5, 2014
Camera ready copies due: April 15, 2014
Conference dates: June 18-20, 2014

Contacts:

solovievirit.fr and
asheririt.fr
(co-chairs of LACL 2014)



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