[Corpora-List] LiRA-NLG @ INLG 2017 - 2. CFP

Kristina Kocijan krkocijan at ffzg.hr
Mon May 15 13:57:30 CEST 2017


2nd Call for Papers: LiRA-NLG 2017

Linguistic Resources for Automatic Natural Language Generation Workshop

@ INLG 2017 Conference

Santiago de Compostela, Spain


Workshop Dates: September 4, 2017

Conference Dates: September 5-7, 2017

<http://www.nooj-association.org/media/k2/attachments/events/LiRANLG.htm> http://www.nooj-association.org/media/k2/attachments/events/LiRANLG.htm

Important dates

Abstract Submission deadline: June 2, 2017 (11:50pm CET)

Acceptance notification: July 3, 2017

Submission of camera ready papers: July 20, 2017

Workshops: September 4, 2017

Call for papers

In conjunction with INLG 2017 in Santiago de Compostela, we are organizing a half-day workshop on LiRA-NLG (Linguistic Resources for Automatic Natural Language Generation) Workshop.

This workshop aims to bring together linguists who are interested in developing large-coverage linguistic resources and researchers with an interest in developing real-world NLG software. These two communities have been working separately for many years: NLG researchers are typically more focused on technical issues specific to text generation, where good performance (e.g. recall and precision) is crucial, whereas linguists tend to focus on problems related to the development of exhaustive and precise resources that are mainly “neutral” vis-à-vis any NLP application (e.g. parsing or generating sentences), using various grammatical formalisms such as NooJ, TAG or HPSG.

However, recent progress in both fields is reducing many of these differences, with large-coverage linguistic resources being more and more used by robust NLP software. For instance, NLG researchers can now use large dictionaries of multiword units and expressions, and several linguistic experiments have shown the feasibility of using large phrase-structure grammars (a priori used for text parsing) in “generation” mode, to automatically produce paraphrases of sentences that are described by grammars.

By encouraging members of both communities to discuss work in related topics with each other, we hope to move towards better joint understanding of the problems involved. This workshop focuses on the following questions:

— How to develop “neutral” linguistic resources (dictionaries, morphological, phrase-structure and transformational grammars) that can be used both to parse and generate texts automatically?

— Is it possible to generate grammatical sentences by using linguistic data alone, i.e. with no statistical methods to remove ambiguities? What are the limitations of rule-based systems, as opposed to stochastic ones?

Topics can relate to any aspect of NLG, such as:

— large-coverage linguistic resources

— lexicalization

— Machine-Translation

— NLG for real-world application

— paraphrase generation

— phraseology of specialized languages

— rule-based approaches to generation

— comparison between rule-based and statistical approaches to NLG — surface realization — text-to-text generation and summarization — transformational analysis and generation.

We encourage participants to submit papers at the general INLG2017 conference as well: <https://eventos.citius.usc.es/inlg2017/index> https://eventos.citius.usc.es/inlg2017/index.

Submission Information

Authors are invited to submit short papers describing original, unpublished work, be it completed or in progress. The papers should be maximally 2 pages of main content, with additional pages allowed for references and appendices. All accepted papers will be presented as talks.

Abstract submission will be electronic in PDF format through the EasyChair conference management system at <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=liranlg2017> https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=liranlg2017

Abstract submission page will close on June 2nd, 2017 at 23:00 Standard European Time

For full papers, please use INLG Text Formatting Style provided at: <http://naacl.org/naacl-pubs/> http://naacl.org/naacl-pubs/

*** All published papers will be included in ACL Anthology. ***


Regular: EUR 75 (early); EUR 125 (late); EUR 150 (on-site)

Student: EUR 50 (early); EUR 75 (late); EUR 100 (on-site);

free registration for student helpers

For more information on registration fees and how to become student-helper, refer to: <https://eventos.citius.usc.es/inlg2017/registration> https://eventos.citius.usc.es/inlg2017/registration

Reviewing Policy

Reviewing will be single-blind, so authors do not need to conceal their identity. The paper should include the authors' names and affiliations. Self-references are also allowed.

Workshop Organizers

--Kristina Kocijan, Assistant Professor of Information and Communication Sciences, University of Zagreb (Croatia)

--Peter Machonis, Professor of French and Linguistics, Florida International University (USA)

--Max Silberztein, Professor of Computer Science and Linguistics, Université de Franche-Comté (France)

Scientific Committee

--Héla Fehri (University of Gabes, Tunisia)

--Yuras Hetsevich (United Institute of Informatic Problems, Belarus)

--Kristina Kocijan (University of Zagreb, Croatia)

--Elena Lloret Pastor (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)

--Peter Machonis (Florida International University, USA)

--Slim Mesfar (University of Carthage, Tunisia)

--Simon Mille (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)

--Max Silberztein (Université de Franche-Comté, France)

More information

Please see the workshop website for more information:

-- <http://www.nooj-association.org/media/k2/attachments/events/LiRANLG.htm> http://www.nooj-association.org/media/k2/attachments/events/LiRANLG.htm

Information about the host conference INLG 2017 can be found at:

-- <https://eventos.citius.usc.es/inlg2017/> https://eventos.citius.usc.es/inlg2017/


Kristina Kocijan,

Assistant Professor

Department of information and communication sciences

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Zagreb

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