11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
6 - 10, May 2009            Milan, Italy
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The 6th International Workshop on
Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science (NLPCS 2009)

6-7 May, 2009 - Milan, Italy

In conjunction with the 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2009)

Bernadette Sharp
Staffordshire University
United Kingdom

Michael Zock
CNRS, LIF, Marseille

Scope and Topics
The aim of this workshop is to foster interactions among researchers and practitioners in Natural Language Processing (NLP) working within the paradigm of Cognitive Science. Research into NLP involves concepts and methods from many fields including artificial intelligence, linguistics, computational linguistics, statistics, computer science, and most importantly cognitive science. Because it is impossible to cover all aspects of NLP this workshop emphasises the contribution of cognitive science to language processing, including conceptualisation, representation, discourse processing, meaning construction, ontology building, and text mining..

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

• Computational Models of NLP
• Cognitive and Psychological Models of NLP
• Evolutionary NLP
• Situated (embodied) NLP
• Multimodality in speech / text processing
• Text Summarization and Information Extraction
• Natural Language Interfaces and Dialogue Systems
• Multi-Lingual Processing
• Pragmatics and NLP
• Speech Processing
• Tools and Resources in NLP
• Ontologies
• Text Mining
• Electronic Dictionaries
• Evaluation of NLP Systems

These topics can be addressed from any of the following perspectives: full automation by machines for machine (traditional NLP or HLT), semi-automated processing, i.e. machine-mediated processing (programs assisting people in their tasks), simulation of human cognitive process.

Important Dates
Regular Paper Submission: deadline expired
Authors Notification: deadline expired
Final Paper Submission and Registration: deadline expired

Keynote Speaker
- Prof. John Bateman, University of Bremen, Germany
- Title: Language and Space: A Two-level Semantic Approach based on Principles of Ontological Engineering

- Abstract: The situated interpretation of natural language concerning space, spatial relationships and spatial activities is a complex problem spanning contributions from several disciplines. Space plays a central role in many theories of cognition and the spatial language observed in actual contexts of use is extremely flexible. In this talk, I present a two-level semantic-based approach to the interpretation of spatial language, showing how it is beneficial to distinguish a shallow semantics motivated primarily from grammatical evidence from a context semantics for expressing situated spatial interpretations. I show on the basis of examples just why this is necessary and how adopting modern principles of ontological engineering can help. Several potential applications will also be suggested drawing on our ongoing work on natural language generation and analysis in dialogic contexts. The general conclusion that the talk will motivate is that it is beneficial to cleanly separate the linguistic semantics of space from the non-linguistic, situation-specific interpretation of space. It is interesting, therefore, to consider the extent to which this may also be true of other domains

Workshop Program Committee
M. Aretoulaki, Dialogconnection.com, UK
J. Barnden, Birmingham University, UK
D. Cristea, University "A.I.Cuza" of Iasi, Romania
C. Day, Keele University, UK
R. Delmonte, University of Texas, USA
B. Endres-Niggemeyer, Fachhochschule Hanover, Germany
O. Ferret, CEA, France
I. Fisher, University of Konstanz, Germany
S. Helmreich, New Mexico State University, USA
C. A. Higgins, Nottingham University, UK
E. W. Hinrichs, University of Tuebingen, Germany
O. Kutz, University of Bremen, Germany
G. Lapalme, University of Montréal, Canada
D. Mladenic, J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia
D. Molla, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
C. Mota, L2F (INESC-ID) & Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
J. Mothe, Université de Toulouse, France
N. Nicolov, Umbria Communications, Boulder, USA
M. G. Nunes, Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e da Computação - USP/São Carlos, Brasil
B. R. Rapp, GRLC, Tarragona, Spain
P. Rayson, Lancaster University, UK
F. Ren, University of Tokushima, Japan
C. Roche, Université de Savoie, France
S. Russell, University of New Hampshire, USA
R. Schwitter, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
F. Sedes, Université de Toulouse, France
B. Sharp, Staffordshire University, UK
C. Soule-Dupuy, Université de Toulouse, France
G. Thompson, Liverpool University, UK
D. Tufis, University "A.I.Cuza" of Iasi, Romania
Y. Wilks, Sheffield University, UK
P. Windridge, Staffordshire University, UK
M. Zock, LIF-CNRS, Marseille, France

Paper Submission
Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at the conference Paper Templates web page. Please also check the web page with the Submission Guidelines.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at: http://www.insticc.org/Primoris
Special issue in an international journal will be dedicated to selected papers from the workshop.

All accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings book, under an ISBN reference, and in CD-ROM support.

Registration Information
At least one author of an accepted paper must register for the workshop. If the registration fees are not received by March 17, 2009 the paper will not be published in the workshop proceedings book.

Secretariat Contacts
ICEIS Workshops - NLPCS 2009
e-mail: workshops@iceis.org


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