[Elsnet-list] International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG04) - Call for Participation

Roger Evans Roger.Evans at itri.brighton.ac.uk
Thu Jun 17 21:27:56 CEST 2004


Third International Conference on Natural Language Generation

                  - CALL FOR PARTICIPATION -

               Early registration deadline: June 30

DATE AND VENUE

14-16 July 2004

Careys Manor
Brockenhurst
New Forest
UK

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

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.


PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

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       

Dinner       
       

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,
  Nijmegen)   

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       


POSTERS

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


REGISTRATION

Register at http://www.itri.brighton.ac.uk/inlg04/registration.htm
The early registration deadline is June 30.

ORGANIZATION

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


CONTACT INFORMATION

INLG04 Conference,
ITRI,
University of Brighton
BN2 4GJ,
UK

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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