THE 15TH EUROPEAN WORKSHOP ON NATURAL LANGUAGE GENERATION (ENLG'15)
Brighton, UK, 22-23 September 2015
Co-organised by COST Action IC1307 The European Network on Vision and Language (iV&L Net)
Special Theme: Image and Video Description
Natural Language Generation (NLG) is a subfield of Natural Language Processing that focuses on the derivation of coherent text or speech from some underlying non-linguistic representation of information. Contemporary work in NLG ranges from a focus on specific tasks, such as linguistic realisation of semantic forms and the generation of referring expressions; to complete solutions, ranging from data-to-text systems which summarise raw numerical datasets, to the embedding of NLG components in multimedia and hypertext environments or interactive systems. Given its focus on the generation of text or speech, the field of NLG has clear links to other areas of NLP, such as Automatic Summarisation, Machine Translation, and Dialogue Systems.
The ENLG'15 workshop continues a biennial series of workshops on natural language generation that has been running since 1987. Previous European workshops have been held at Royaumont, Edinburgh, Judenstein, Pisa, Leiden, Duisburg, Toulouse, Budapest, Aberdeen, Dagstuhl, Athens, Nancy and Sofia. The series provides a regular forum for presentation of research in this area, both for NLG specialists and for researchers from other areas.
The 2015 edition will continue the tradition of ENLG workshops, but will additionally focus on generation of textual descriptions of image and video, seeking to enhance the ties between the NLG community and the Computer Vision community, and to foster greater cross-fertilisation between the two.
Call for Papers to follow.
Organisers: Anja Belz (University of Brighton), Albert Gatt (University of Malta), Francois Portet (University Grenoble Alpes), and Matthew Purver (Queen Mary University of London)
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