LINGUIST List 25.2974

Mon Jul 21 2014

Calls: Computational Ling, Semantics, Philosophy of Lang, Syntax, Pragmatics/Japan

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 21-Jul-2014
From: Eric McCready <>
Subject: Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 11
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Full Title: Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 11
Short Title: LENLS 11

Date: 22-Nov-2014 - 24-Nov-2014
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact Person: Koji Mineshima
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 15-Aug-2014

Meeting Description:

Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 11 (LENLS 11)
November 22-24, 2014

Contact Person: Koji Mineshima (Ochanomizu University)
Contact Email:

Workshop site: 'Raiousha Building, Keio University,' Kanagawa, Japan (


Koji Mineshima (Ochanomizu University)


Daisuke Bekki (Ochanomizu University/National Institute of Informatics)
Eric McCready (Aoyama Gakuin University)

Invited Speakers:

- Chris Barker (New York University)
- Kimiko Nakanishi (Ochanomizu University)
- Christopher Tancredi (Keio University)
- Matthew Stone (Rutgers University) (To be confirmed)

LENLS is an annual international workshop on formal syntax, semantics and pragmatics. It will be held as one of the workshops of the Sixth JSAI International Symposia on AI (isAI2014) ( sponsored by the Japan Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI) (

This year we are planning to hold a student session. The details will are below.


LENLS is being organized by an alliance of 'Establishment of Knowledge-Intensive Structural Natural Language Processing and Construction of Knowledge Infrastructure' ( project, funded by JST CREST Programs 'Advanced Core Technologies for Big Data Integration'

Workshop Organizers/Program Committee:

- Koji Mineshima (Ochanomizu University)
- Daisuke Bekki (Ochanomizu University/National Institute of Informatics)
- Alastair Butler (PRESTO JST/Tohoku University)
- Richard Dietz (University of Tokyo)
- Eric McCready (Aoyama Gakuin University)
- Yoshiki Mori (University of Tokyo)
- Yasuo Nakayama (Osaka University)
- Katsuhiko Sano (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
- Katsuhiko Yabushita (Naruto University of Education)
- Tomoyuki Yamada (Hokkaido University)
- Shunsuke Yatabe (West Japan Railway Company)
- Kei Yoshimoto (Tohoku University)

2nd Call for Papers:

Aims and Topics:

We invite submissions to this year's workshop on topics in formal syntax, semantics and pragmatics, and related fields, including but in no way limited to the following:

- Formal syntax of natural language
- Formal semantics and pragmatics of natural language
- Model-theoretic and/or proof-theoretic semantics of natural language
- Computational Semantics
- Continuations in natural language
- Game-theoretic/Bayesian approaches to pragmatics
- Nonclassical Logic and its relation to natural language (especially
Substructural/Fuzzy/Categorical/Topological logics)
- (Formal) Philosophy of language
- Scientific methodology and/or experimental design for linguistics


Abstracts (up to 4 pages, including figures and references, A4 or letter size, with 12 point font) must be submitted electronically in PDF format at:

When the abstract is accepted, the author is expected to submit a full paper (10-14 pages) before the workshop. The proceedings of the workshop will be available at the conference site for registered persons.

Selected Papers:

A selection of the accepted/invited papers will be published as a portion of a volume ''JSAI-isAI selected papers'' by Springer Verlag in Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series.

Student Session:

This year we will organize the Student Session of LENLS 11. We invite submissions from students (i.e., those students who have not received their PhD degree before November 2014). This session will provide an opportunity for students to get feedback from other researchers, so we encourage submission of work in progress. Papers co-authored by non-students may be submitted, but the primary author must be a student who will present the paper. The submission guidelines are the same as those for regular submission as described above. One may not submit the same paper both to the main session and to the student session.

Submitted student papers will be peer-reviewed. All accepted papers will be included in the proceedings. The best student paper prize will be awarded. All accepted student papers will be considered for this award. A selection of revised versions of accepted papers will be published by Springer Verlag in Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series.

A limited number of travel grants will be available to those students who are presenting a paper at the Student Session. Authors of accepted student papers will be informed about further details.

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline (Regular and student submission): August 15, 2014
Notification of acceptance: September 30, 2014
LENLS11: November 22-24, 2014

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