Computational Semantics 4

Harry Bunt Harry.Bunt at kub.nl
Fri Aug 25 08:50:25 EST 2000


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                    Fourth International Workshop on

                        COMPUTATIONAL SEMANTICS

                             (IWCS-4)

             January 10-12, 2001, Tilburg, The Netherlands

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                         Sponsored by SIGSEM,
          the ACL Special Interest Group in Computational Semantics

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                          CALL FOR PAPERS

The Computational Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence Unit at
Tilburg University will host the Fourth International Workshop on
Computational Semantics (IWCS-4), that will take place from 10-12
January 2001. The aim of the workshop is to bring together
researchers interested in any aspects of the computation of
meaning in natural language or in language-based multimedia
objects.

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                     |    INVITED SPEAKERS:   |
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                     |      James Allen       |
                     |     Jan van Eijck      |
                     |    Alex Lascarides     |
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                         TOPICS OF INTEREST

Topics of interest for the workshop will be computational aspects
of formal semantic theories as well as theoretical issues in
building natural language understanding systems, including systens
where language is used in a multimedia setting. Papers are invited
in areas which include, but are not limited to, the following
specific topics:

      * working with underspecified representations of meaning
      * modelling and using context for interpretation
      * the relations between semantics and pragmatics
      * dynamic interpretation in text and dialogue
      * interpretation and games
      * computational lexical semantics
      * interpretation and inference
      * meaning in multimedia objects
      * interpretation and optimality
      * speech acts and interpretation
      * incrementality and monotonicity in interpretation
      * knowledge representation and reasoning in meaning computation


                       SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Authors are asked to submit an original paper of maximally 5000
words by September 15, 2000, by email in Postscript form. All
submitted papers that are received in time will be refereed by the
programme committee and may be accepted for full presentation at
the workshop and publication in the proceedings, or for a
short/poster presentation and publication of a 2-page abstract. We
also aim at publishing a selection of accepted papers in book
form. Accepted papers should be submitted in final form in LaTeX;
guidelines for the preparation of manuscripts are available at the
IWCS web pages:

                 http://www.sigsem.org/iwcs4.html

For initial submission email a Postscript version of the paper to:
Computational.Semantics at kub.nl by September 15, 2000.


                        PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

                 David Beaver         Martha Palmer
                 Patrick Blackburn    Manfred Pinkal
                 Harry Bunt (chair)   Steve Pulman
                 Robin Cooper         James Pustejovsky
                 Jan van Eijck        Allan Ramsay
                 Giacomo Ferrari      Patrick Saint Dizier
                 Jerry Hobbs          Mark Steedman
                 Daniel Kayser        Enric Vallduvi
                 Paul Mc Kevitt       Wlodek Zadrozny
                 Reinhard Muskens     Henk Zeevat
                 John Nerbonne


                         ORGANISING COMMITTEE

         Harry Bunt        Reinhard Muskens       Huub Prust
             Ielka van der Sluis        Elias Thijsse


                           IMPORTANT DATES

         15 September  2000 Submission of papers
         15 October    2000 Notification of acceptance
         15 November   2000 Final papers due
         10-12 January 2001 Workshop


                         FURTHER INFORMATION

         Conference Secretariat:
         Anne Adriaensen/Carol McGregor
         Department of Linguistics
         Tilburg University
         PO Box 90153,
         5000 LE Tilburg
         The Netherlands

         Email: Computational.Semantics at kub.nl
         Phone: +31-13 466 30 60
         Fax:   +31-13 466 31 10

         WWW: http://www.sigsem.org/iwcs4.html

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 Harry C. Bunt
 Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science
 Tilburg University
 P.O. Box 90153
 5000 LE Tilburg, the Netherlands
 Phone: +31 - 13 466.3060 (secretary Anne Andriaensen)
                     2568 (Dean's office)
                     2653 (office, room B 310)
 Fax: +31 - 13 466.3110
 Harry.Bunt at kub.nl
 WWW: http://cwis.kub.nl/~fdl/general/people/bunt/index.stm
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