[Elsnet-list] INLG04: FINAL CALL for participation

Roger Evans Roger.Evans at itri.brighton.ac.uk
Tue Jul 6 15:17:30 CEST 2004

Third International Conference on Natural Language Generation


Please register NOW if you intend to come to INLG04 as it is becoming
increasingly difficult to guarantee on-site accommodation.

Register at http://www.itri.brighton.ac.uk/inlg04/registration.htm


14-16 July 2004

Careys Manor
New Forest


INLG04 is the 3rd biennial conference on Natural Language
Generation of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Special Interest Group on Generation (SIGGEN). INLG is the
principal venue for researchers within the field of Natural
Language Generation. The conference series succeeds a series
of nine biennial workshops that were held between 1982 and
1998. The field of Natural Language Generation covers, amongst
others, psycholinguistic, statistical and language engineering
approaches, and it attracts researchers from a range of disciplines
including linguistics, computational linguistics, psychology,
computer science and artificial intelligence.

The purpose of the conference is to bring together researchers
in the field of Natural Language Generation in a secluded
self-contained venue for two days of intensive interaction.
This year's conference takes place from noon July 14 till noon
July 16 2004 and is held at Careys Manor, a country house
hotel situated in the village of Brockenhurst in the heart of
the New Forest in central southern England. Accommodation
and conference facilities are both at the hotel. The programme
consists of paper presentations, an invited talk, a student
session, a poster session and a banquet on the second evening.


14th July: Day 1

 From 12:30  Lunch

Opening Session

Text Planning Session

- Salience-Driven Text Planning
Christian Chiarcos and Manfred Stede
- A Corpus-based Methodology for Evaluating Metrics of
Coherence for Text Structuring
Nikiforos Karamanis, Chris Mellish, Jon Oberlander
and Massimo Poesio
- Generating Intensional Answers in Intelligent
Question Answering Systems
Farah Benamara

Generating Referring Expressions Session

- Generating Referring Expressions Using Perceptual Groups
Kotaro Funakoshi, Satoru Watanabe, Naoko Kuriyama
and Takenobu Tokunaga
- On Referring to Sets of Objects Naturally
Helmut Horacek
- Overgenerating Referring Expressions Involving
Relations and Booleans
Sebastian Varges

Poster Session & Drinks Reception


15th July: Day 2

Keynote Address

The Seduced Speaker: Modeling of Cognitive Control
Ardi Roelofs (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
and F.C. Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging,

Student Session

- Categorization of Narrative Semantics for Use in
Generative Multidocument Summarization
David K. Elson
- Corpus-based Planning of Deictic Gestures in COMIC
Mary Ellen Foster
- Hybrid NLG in a Generic Dialog System
Martin Klarner
- Two Kinds of Alternative Sets and a Marking
Principle - When to Say "also"
Kristina Striegnitz

Machine Learning for NLG Session

- Indirect Supervised Learning of Content
Selection Logic
Pablo A.Duboue
- Classification-based Generation Using TAG
Tomasz Marciniak and Michael Strube
- SEGUE: A Hybrid Case-based Surface Natural
Language Generator
Shimei Pan and James Shaw

Realisation I: Empirical Methods Session

- The Use of a Structural N-gram Language Model
in Generation-heavy Hybrid Machine Translation
Nizar Habash
- Contextual Influences on Near-synonym Choice
Ehud Reiter and Somayajulu Sripada
- Finetuning NLG through Experiments with Human
Subjects: The Case of Vague Descriptions
Kees van Deemter

Barbeque Banquet

16th July: Day 3

Realisation II: Style and Variation Session

- Modelling Politeness in Natural Language Generation
Kaska Porayska-Pomsta and Chris Mellish
- Stylistically controlled generation
Daniel S. Paiva and Roger Evans
- An ATMS Approach to Systemic Sentence Generation
Hasan Kamal and Chris Mellish

Realisation III    Session

- Resolving Structural Ambiguity in Generated Speech
Chris Mellish
- Context-Based Incremental Generation for Dialogue
Matthew Purver and Ruth Kempson
- Reining in CCG Chart Realization
Michael White

Closing Session


A New Architecture for Summarising Time Series Data
Jin Yu, Ehud Reiter, Jim Hunter and Somayajulu Sripada

Utterance Planning in an Agent-based Dialogue System
Paul Thompson, Mark Stairmand and William Black

Situated Generation of Multimodal Deixis in Task-Oriented Dialogue
Alfred Kranstedt and Ipke Wachsmuth

Word lookup on the basis of associations:
strategies for turning an intuition into a product
Michael Zock

An Approach for Evaluating Cooperative
Question Answering Systems
Farida Aouladomar and Farah Benamara

A Development Environment for Multimodal Functional
Unification Generation Grammars
David Reitter

Controlling wide-coverage generation - The Cogent project
Roger Evans, Kees van Deemter, Anja Belz, Jason Teeple, David
Weir, John Carroll, Daniel Paiva, Eva Esteve Ferrer

Sentence generation in British Sign Language
Serge Sharoff, Anthony Hartley and Peter Llewellyn-Jones

Medical Record Generation in MedView from an NLG Perspective
Fredrik Lindahl

Three Scenarios for Navigational Advice Generation
Mike Rosner and Doreen Mizzi

Representational Underspecification in a Context-Free Framework
Anja Belz

Wysiwym with wider coverage
Richard Power and Roger Evans


Register at http://www.itri.brighton.ac.uk/inlg04/registration.htm


INLG04 is organized on behalf of ACL SIGGEN by ITRI, University
of Brighton. The chairs of this year's conference are
Roger Evans, Anja Belz and Paul Piwek


INLG04 Conference,
University of Brighton
BN2 4GJ,

Tel: +44 1273 642900
Fax: +44 1273 642908
Email: inlg04 at itri.brighton.ac.uk
Web: http://www.itri.brighton.ac.uk/inlg04

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