[Corpora-List] CFP: AAAI Symposium on Question Generation QG 2011

Svetlana Stenchikova svetastenchikova at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 19:54:29 CEST 2011


Call For Papers:

AAAI Symposium on Question Generation QG 2011

November 4 - 6, 2011


Extended abstract submission deadline May 13, 2011 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Asking questions is a fundamental cognitive process that

underlies higher-level cognitive abilities such as comprehension

and reasoning. Ultimately, question generation allows humans,

and in many cases artificial intelligence systems, to

understand their environment and each other. Research on

question generation (QG) has a long history in artificial

intelligence, psychology, education, and natural language

processing. One thread of research has been theoretical, with

attempts to understand and specify the triggers (e.g.,

knowledge discrepancies) and mechanisms (e.g., association

between type of knowledge discrepancy and question type)

underlying QG. The other thread of research has

focused on automated QG, which has far-reaching applications in

intelligent technologies, such as dialogue systems, question

answering systems, web search, intelligent tutoring systems,

automated assessment systems, inquiry-based environments,

adaptive intelligent agents and game-based learning


This symposium will foster theoretical and applied research on

computational and cognitive aspects of QG bringing together

participants from diverse disciplines including, but not

limited to, Natural Language Processing, Artificial

Intelligence, Linguistics, Psychology, and Education.



We invite submissions that deal with theoretical, empirical, and

computational aspects of Question Generation, encouraging

completed as well as speculative or in-progress work. Topics

will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

* Cognitive models of QG

* Question taxonomies

* Empirical approaches to QG

* QG tasks and subtasks

* Evaluation methods for QG (human, automatic,


* Corpus annotation schemes for QG

* Automated question assessment

* Representation language(s) for data/resource sharing

between QG systems

* Impact of NLP technologies on QG tasks

* Context-sensitive question type selection or ranking

* Applications of QG (intelligent tutoring systems,

dialogue systems, web querying, querying over

information repositories, etc.)

* Generation from different inputs – knowledge bases,

ontologies, text, queries

* Descriptions of implemented QG systems or components



We invite submissions of full papers (up to 8 pages, including

references) or a short papers (up to 4 pages, including

references) for poster and/or oral presentations. Presenters of

system implementations will be given the option of presenting

their work as a demo, a poster, or a combination of both.

Please submit an extended abstract (approximately 1500-2000

words) by May 13, 2011 indicating whether you intend to submit

a full paper of a short paper and whether you intend to present a


Submission questions should be directed to the organizers at

qg2011 at googlegroups.com

Important dates


* Extended abstract submission: May 13, 2011

* Acceptance notification: June 3, 2011

* Final paper submission: September 9, 2011

* Symposia: November 4 - 6, 2011

Organizing Committee


Arthur Graesser (University of Memphis, USA), James Lester

(North Carolina State University, USA), Jack Mostow (Carnegie

Mellon University, USA), Rashmi Prasad (University of

Pennsylvania, USA), Svetlana Stoyanchev (The Open University,


Submission details and further information are on


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