[Corpora-List] Second CFP: 2nd International Workshop on Natural Language Generation and the Semantic Web

Claire Gardent claire.gardent at loria.fr
Mon Apr 25 09:47:02 CEST 2016

Second Call For Papers (with apologies for cross-posting)

WebNLG 2016 2nd International Workshop on Natural Language Generation and the Semantic Web September 6th, 2016. Edinburgh, UK. website: http://webnlg2016.sciencesconf.org

Colocated with INLG 2016 website: http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/InteractionLab/INLG2016/index.html INLG 2016 includes the main conference, a tutorial on DeepLearning and NLG tutorial on DeepLearning and NLG, a hackaton and two workshops.

Invited Speaker : Roberto Navigli, Sapienza, Universita di Roma, Italy website: http://wwwusers.di.uniroma1.it/~navigli/

Importants dates:

Submissions due: June 1, 2016 (2 page abstract) Notification: July 1, 2016 Final version due: July 29, 2016 Workshop: 6 September 2016

Definition and scope:

With the development of the Semantic Web technology and the advent of Linked Data, the connection between Natural Language Generation (NLG) and the Semantic Web (SW) is rapidly strengthening.

As Semantic Web applications are required to facilitate access to, and presentation of, web data, NLG-based approaches are often used to develop Natural Language Interfaces (e.g., Quelo[1] and ORAKEL[2]) and ontology verbalisers (e.g. SWAT[3], ACE[4], NaturalOWL[5][6], MIAKT[7]).

Furthermore, there are strong parallels between some of the current SW work and the different steps involved in NLG. For instance, SW applications aim at providing methods to facilitate the exploration of large datasets. From the NLG point of view this can be viewed as a content selection problem. Similarly, because it relates text segments to data, work on entity linking and open knowledge extraction is relevant for NLG lexicalisation while pattern extraction has clear connections to the template extraction techniques often resorted to in the surface realisation step of the NLG process.

The goal of this workshop is to promote discussion and exchange of research on NLG and the SW. The workshop invites the submission of abstracts presenting work in progress, system demonstrations, a negative result, an opinion piece, or a summary of research activities.

Topics of interest:

- Ontology Summarization

- Content Selection

- Ontology Modularization

- Content Planning

- Fact Ranking

- Exploration of SW data

- Standards for lexicons

- Ontology Lexicalisation

- Open Knowledge Extraction: Relations, Events, Entity Linking

- Semantic Annotation and Wikification

- Lexicalisation, Template Extraction, Surface Realisation

- LG applications from SW data

- Ontology Verbalisation

- Query Verbalisation

- Entity Presentation

- Answer Aggregation and Rendering

- NLG based NL interfaces to KBs

- Document Generation

- Summarisation and SW data

- eLearning

- Feedback Generation

Submission guidelines:

Authors should submit anonymous abstracts which should not exceed two pages in length (excluding data, figures and references). The final camera ready version of the full paper for the proceedings should be no longer than 8 (eight) pages in total. The proceedings of the workshop will be uploaded to the ACL anthology.

Reviewing will be blind and submission selection will be managed by an international programme committee. Final decisions on the technical programme will be made by the PC chairs.

As reviewing will be blind, the paper should not include the authors' names and affiliations. Self-references that reveal the authors' identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...".

The abstract must be submitted electronically in Adobe PDF format at http://webnlg2016.sciencesconf.org/submission/submit

Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings. The use of the ACL style files is strongly recommended. Style files could be found at http://acl2016.org/index.php?article%20id=9 http://acl2016.org/files/acl2016.zip

The submission page is at : The http://webnlg2016.sciencesconf.org/submission/submit

Program Committee:

Aldo Gangemi, Paris (France), Chair Claire Gardent, CNRS/LORIA, Nancy (France), Chair

Mehwish Alam, LIPN Université Paris 13 (France) Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles, CNRS/IRIT Toulouse (France) Valerio Basile, INRIA, Sophia Antipolis (France) Gerard Casamayor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain) Vinay Chaudhri, SRI International, Menlo Park (USA) Mathieu Dacquin, The Open University (UK) Brian Davis, INSIGHT, Galway (Ireland) Marc Dymetman, XRCE, Grenoble (France) Enrico Franconi, KRDB, Bolzano (Italy) Bikash Gyawali, CNRS/LORIA, Nancy (France) Guy Lapalme, RALI / Université de Montréal (Canada) Shao-Fen Liang, University of Manchester (UK) Elena Lloret, University of Alicante (Spain) Vanessa Lopez, IBM Ireland Research Lab, Dublin (Ireland) Mariem Mahfoudh, CNRS/LORIA, Nancy (France) Yassine Mrabet, U.S. National Library of Medicine, Bethesda (USA) Shashi Narayan, University of Edinburgh (UK) Axel-Cyrille Ngonga-Ngomo, University of Leipzig (Germany) Laura Perez-Beltrachini, CNRS/LORIA, Nancy (France) Sergio Tessaris, KRDB, Bolzano (Italy) Allan Third, The Open University (UK) Yannick Toussaint, INRIA/LORIA, Nancy (France) Christina Unger, CITEC, Universität Bielefeld (Germany) ________________ [1] http://krdbapp.inf.unibz.it:8080/quelo/ [2] http://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/download/2497206/2525832 [3] http://mcs.open.ac.uk/nlg/SWAT/ [4] http://attempto.ifi.uzh.ch/site/docs/owl_to_ace.html [5] http://www.aueb.gr/users/ion/software/NaturalOWL1.1.tar.gz [6] http://www.aueb.gr/users/ion/docs/ecai2008_naturalowl.pdf [7] http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~kalina/papers/nldb04.pdf

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