CoSLI-3: Workshop on Computational Models of Spatial Language Interpretation and Generation Co-located with the 10th International Conference on Computational Semantic Potsdam, Germany March 19, 2013 http://www.cosli.org
The development of a wide class of so-called situated systems such as robotics, virtual characters, and Geographic Information Systems is heavily dependent on the existence of adequate models of spatial language in order to allow users to interact with these systems when standard graphical, textual, or tactile modes of communication are infeasible or inconvenient.
While early models of spatial term semantics relied on geometrically motivated formal representations, it is now widely recognized that spatial term meaning is also dependent on functional and pragmatic features. Consequently, representations of spatial term semantics must accommodate geometric, functional and pragmatics aspects of situated meaning. The aim of this workshop is to draw together the often orthogonal views on formal symbolic and situated spatial language in order to foster theories and representations which do justice to the complexity and situated nature of spatial language use.
Generally, the CoSLI workshop welcomes contributions that address symbolic and embodied spatial language interpretation and generation. Such work includes both formal and empirical models of spatial language templates and linguistic calculi, corpus-based and statistical methods, combinations of symbolic and sub-symbolic representations, and aspects of sensory-motor and multi-modal information. Contributions to spatial language interpretation and generation that integrate results from empirical and psychological frameworks for spatial language and that can improve and support situated natural language systems are also welcomed. We particularly welcome contributions dealing with accounts that bridge the gap between formal representations and situated systems.
This year the workshop is co-located with the IWCS conference and welcomes contributions dealing with any of the topics relevant to the main IWCS conference that address cognitive, symbolic, and situated theories and representations of spatial language, including (but not limited to):
* representation of meaning * syntax-semantics interface * representing and resolving semantic ambiguity * shallow and deep semantic processing and reasoning * hybrid symbolic and statistical approaches to representing semantics * alternative approaches to compositional semantics * inference methods for computational semantics * machine learning of semantic structures * statistical semantics * computational aspects of lexical semantics * semantics and ontologies * semantic web and natural language processing * semantic aspects of language generation * multimodal and grounded approaches to computing meaning * semantics-pragmatics interface * models of semantic acquisition
Michel Aurnague: University of Toulouse-Le Mirail, France Kenny Coventry: University of East Anglia, UK Max Egenhofer: University of Maine, USA Carola Eschenbach: University of Hamburg, Germany Nick Hawes: University of Birmingham, UK Shi Hui: University of Bremen, Germany Matthew Klenk: Palo Alto Research Center, USA Alexander Klipple: Penn State, USA Valia Kordoni: University of Saarland, Germany Kate Lockwood: California State University, USA Philippe Muller: Univeristy Paul Sabatier, France Ekaterina Ovchinnikova: University of Southern California, USA Ehud Reitter: University of Aberdeen, Scotland Stefanie Tellex: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA Kees van Deemter: University of Aberdeen, Scotland Emile van der Zee: University of Lincoln, UK Martijn van Otterlo: Radboud University Nimegen, The Netherlands Hendrik Zender: Nuance Communications Joost Zwartz: University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
All papers should be submitted in English as PDF documents. Note that submissions must be anonymous. We welcome full papers of length 4-6 pages formatted in accordance with the Springer LNCS style (see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html ).
Submissions can be made via the CoSLI-3 START Conference Managements system website: https://www.softconf.com/iwcs2013/CoSLI-3/
For any queries please contact us at: cosli2013 <- at -> gmail <-.-> com
Submission Deadline 14 January 2013 Notification 18 February 2013 Camera Ready Deadline 4 March 2013 Workshop Day 19 March 2013
John Kelleher and Robert Ross, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland Simon Dobnik, University of Gothenburg, Sweden