[Elsnet-list] CNL 2012: Second Call for Papers / Extended Deadline / Confirmation by Springer

Tobias Kuhn kuhntobias at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 15:57:43 CET 2012


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Second Call for Papers:
- DEADLINE EXTENDED to 6 April
- CONFIRMATION BY SPRINGER to publish proceedings within LNAI

*** THIRD WORKSHOP ON CONTROLLED NATURAL LANGUAGE (CNL 2012) ***

29-31 August 2012
Zurich, Switzerland

http://attempto.ifi.uzh.ch/site/cnl2012/

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A controlled natural language (CNL) is based on natural language but
comes with restrictions on vocabulary, grammar, and/or semantics. The
general goal is to reduce or eliminate ambiguity and complexity.

Some of these languages are designed to improve communication among
humans, especially for non-native speakers of the respective natural
language. In other cases, the restrictions on the language are
supposed to make it easier for computers to analyze such texts in
order to improve computer-aided, semi-automatic, or automatic
translations into other languages. A third group of CNL has the goal
to enable reliable automated reasoning on seemingly natural texts.
Such languages have a direct mapping to some sort of formal logic and
should improve the accessiblity of formal knowledge representations
or specifications for people unfamiliar with formal notations.

All these types of CNL are covered by this workshop.


Topics
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Possible topics for CNL 2012 include:

- CNL for knowledge representation
- CNL for question answering
- CNL for specifications
- CNL for business rules
- CNL for interactive systems
- CNL for machine translation
- CNL for improved understandability of texts
- design of CNLs
- CNL applications
- CNL evaluation
- usability and acceptance of CNL
- CNL grammars and lexica
- reasoning in CNL
- spoken CNL
- CNL in the context of the Semantic Web and Linked Open Data
- CNL in the government
- CNL in industry
- CNL use cases
- theoretical properties of CNL


Important Dates
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Submission deadline (extended):  6 April 2012
Notification of acceptance:      25 May 2012
Deadline for revised papers:     18 June 2012
Workshop:                        29-31 August 2012


Submissions and Proceedings
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We invite researchers to submit papers with novel contributions in
the area of CNL. These research papers should be formatted according
to the Springer LNCS format and should not exceed 15 pages (but
shorter papers are highly welcome too). Papers should be submitted in
PDF format via the EasyChair conference system:

   http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cnl2012

Accepted papers will be included in the printed workshop proceedings
to be published by Springer within the LNAI series. Authors of
accepted papers will be invited to present their research at the
workshop. Unlike the previous CNL workshops, the final papers will be
reviewed and published before the workshop (there are no extended
abstracts anymore).


Venue
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The workshop will take place at the Department of Informatics and the
Institute of Computational Linguistics of the University of Zurich in
Switzerland.


Organization Committee
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- Tobias Kuhn (Yale University, USA), kuhntobias at gmail.com
- Norbert E. Fuchs (University of Zurich, Switzerland), fuchs at ifi.uzh.ch


Program Committee
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- Johan Bos (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
- Peter E. Clark (Vulcan Inc, USA)
- Rogan Creswick (Galois, USA)
- Danica Damljanovic (University of Sheffield, UK)
- Brian Davis (DERI / National University of Ireland)
- Norbert E. Fuchs (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
- Normunds Gruzitis (University of Latvia)
- Stefan Hoefler (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
- Kaarel Kaljurand (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
- Peter Koepke (University of Bonn, Germany)
- Tobias Kuhn (Yale University, USA)
- Hans Leiss (University of Munich, Germany)
- Reinhard Muskens (Tilburg University, Netherlands)
- Gordon Pace (University of Malta)
- Richard Power (The Open University, UK)
- Laurette Pretorius (University of South Africa)
- Mike Rosner (University of Malta)
- Aarne Ranta (Chalmers University, Sweden)
- Rolf Schwitter (Macquarie University, Australia)
- Geoff Sutcliffe (University of Miami, USA)
- Silvie Spreeuwenberg (LibRT, Netherlands)
- Uta Schwertel (imc, Germany)
- Yorick Wilks (University of Sheffield, UK)
- Adam Wyner (University of Liverpool, UK)


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