Appel: AI, Cognitive Semantics and Computational Linguistics : New Perspectives

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Nov 20 20:42:56 UTC 2009

Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2009 22:29:59 +0100
From: Florence Le Priol <florence.le_priol at>
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dernier appel à communication :

*AI, Cognitive Semantics and Computational Linguistics : New
*Special Track at FLAIRS 23, Daytona, Florida USA*


   1. Ismail Biskri, Université de Québec à Trois Rivières, Canada,
      Ismail_Biskri at UQTR.CA
   2. Susan Haller, State University of New York at Potsdam, USA,
      hallersm at
   3. Florence Le Priol, Université Paris-Sorbonne, France,
      florence.le_priol at
   4. Anca Pascu, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France,
      Anca.Pascu at
   5. James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University, USA,
      jamesp at

Date: 19-May-2010 - 21-May-2010
Call Deadline: 23-Nov-2009
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
Web Site:
Field(s): cognitive semantics, logics of language, language modeling,
computational linguistics
Email: Anca Pascu, Anca.Pascu at 
Florence Le Priol, florence.le_priol at 

*AI, Cognitive Semantics and Computational Linguistics : New Perspectives*
Special Track at
The 23^rd International FLAIRS Conference
In cooperation with the American Association for Artificial Intelligence
*Daytona Beach, Florida, USA*,_Florida

May 19^th -21^st , 2010
Paper submission deadline: November 23^rd , 2009. 
Notifications: January 22^nd , 2010.
Camera ready version due: February 22, 2010

*All accepted papers will be published as FLAIRS proceedings by the AAAI*.

*Call for Papers*

*What is "AI, Cognitive Semantics and Computational Linguistics : New 
Perspectives" ?*
Traditionally, the study of computational linguistics has been performed 
by computer scientists, specializing in the application of computers to 
the processing of a natural language.
Today, computational linguists often work as members of 
interdisciplinary teams, including linguists (specifically trained in 
linguistics), language experts (persons with some level of ability in 
the languages relevant to a given project), and computer scientists. In 
general, computational linguistics draws upon the involvement of 
linguists, computer scientists, experts in artificial intelligence, 
mathematicians, logicians, cognitive scientists, cognitive 
psychologists, psycholinguists, anthropologists and neuroscientists, 
among others.
Computational linguistics must become more connected to the cognitive 
sciences through the development of cognitive semantic theories. 
Computational linguistics is connected to artificial intelligence 
through the development of methods and algorithms for all aspects of 
language analysis and their computer implementation. We can see language 
analysis divided into two parts: theoretical analysis and application. 
The theoretical aspect includes standard areas studied in linguistics: 
semantics, syntax, and morphology. Semantic theories guide the 
development of syntactic theories and morphology. Semantic theories can 
be based on some specific features of computation, but at the present 
stage of research, there is a gap between linguistic analysis and 
computer applications in two senses: there are many computer 
applications without linguistic theoretical support and, conversely, 
there are a number of theoretical methods with no computer 
implementation. Another epistemological feature of the present stage of 
research is that most computational linguistic methods are focused on 
statistical approaches. The advantage of these methods is that they are 
easy to apply but the drawback is that they distort the qualitative and 
genuine cognitive features of language.
The goal of this track is to provide an international forum for 
discussing the latest approaches in subfields of computational 
linguistics related to cognitive semantics and to artificial 
intelligence. Its aim is also to exchange ideas concerning the way of 
building efficient systems of language analysis based on cognitive 
semantic models.
Its mission is to prove the increase of interaction between modeling in 
cognitive semantics and computer implementation: a good system analysis 
requires a good semantic model as framework. On the other hand, the need 
for semantic models other than those based on statistical methods has to 
be proved.

*What is the GOAL of the track?*
This track is intended to present works ranking from logical and 
mathematical models in syntax and semantics (logic of objects, 
topological theories of time and space etc.) as foundations of the 
design and analysis to natural language processing systems.

*Who should be interested?*
Special tracks, held in parallel with the general conference, are an 
integral part of the conference. They provide researchers in focused 
areas the opportunity to meet and present their work, and offer a forum 
for interaction among the broader community of artificial intelligence 
Topics of interest are in all areas related to artificial intelligence. 
For example, last year's special tracks included: AI Education; AI 
Planning and Scheduling; Applied Natural Language Processing; Case-Based 
Reasoning; Data Mining; Design, Evaluation, and Refinement of 
Intelligent Systems (DERIS); Games and Entertainment; Intelligent 
Tutoring Systems; Semantics, Ontologies, and Computational Linguistics; 
and Uncertain Reasoning.

*What kind of studies will be of interest?*
Papers and contributions are encouraged for any work relating to AI, 
Cognitive Semantics and Computational Linguistics. Topics of interest 
may include (but are in no way limited to)

   1. cognitive semantics,
   2. logics of language,
   3. language modeling,
   4. computational linguistics (lexicology; morphology; syntax;

Any paper related to cognitive semantics and computational linguistics 
is welcome.

Note: We invite *original* papers (i.e. work not previously submitted, 
in submission, or to be submitted to another conference during the 
reviewing process).

Other tracks at FLAIRS that may be of interest to those submitting to 
this track include *Cognition and AI: Capturing Cognitive Plausibility 
and Informing Psychological Processes, Applied Natural Language 
Processing (* in a total of 14 special tracks 
that accompany the main conference.

*Submission Guidelines** for the track* Interested authors (for the
general track or the special topic) should format their papers
according to AAAI formatting guidelines The papers
should be original work (i.e., not submitted, in submission, or
submitted to another conference while in review). Papers should not
exceed 6 pages (2 pages for a poster) and are due by November 23^rd ,
2009. For FLAIRS-23, the 2010 conference, the reviewing is a double
blind process. Fake author names and affiliations must be used on
submitted papers to provide double-blind reviewing. Papers must be
submitted as PDF through the EasyChair conference system, which can be
accessed through the main conference web site
( Note : do not use a fake name for your
EasyChair login - your EasyChair account information is hidden from
reviewers. Authors should indicate the special track for submissions.
*The proceedings of FLAIRS will be* *published by the AAAI*. Authors
of accepted papers will be required to sign a form transferring
copyright of their contribution to AAAI. An author of each accepted
paper is required to register, attend, and present the paper at
FLAIRS.  Please, check the website for
further information.

*Conference Proceedings*
Papers will be refereed and all accepted papers will appear in the 
conference proceedings, which will be published by AAAI Press.

*Organizing Committee*
Ismail Biskri, Université de Québec à Trois Rivières, Canada, 
Ismail_Biskri at UQTR.CA
Susan Haller, State University of New York at Potsdam, USA, 
hallersm at
Florence Le Priol, Université Paris-Sorbonne, France, 
florence.le_priol at 
Anca Pascu, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France, 
Anca.Pascu at
James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University, USA, jamesp at 

*Current Program Committee*
Maryvonne Abraham, Institut Telecom, Telecom-Bretagne, France
David Banks, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France
Ismail Biskri (co-chair), Universite de Québec à Trois Rivières, Canada,
Alex Borgida, Rutgers University, USA
Walter Carnielli, University of Campinas, Brazil
François-Gilles Carpentier, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, 
Fintan Costello, University College Dublin, Ireland
Dan Cristea, University of Iasi, Romania
Richard Dapoigny, Université de Savoie, France
Jean-Pierre Desclés, Université Paris-Sorbonne, France
Michel De Glas, Ecole Polytechnique, France
Kathelijne Denturck, Ecole de Traduction et d'Interprétation, Haute 
Ecole de Gand, Belgium
Brahim Djioua, Université Paris-Sorbonne, France
Rim Faiz, IHEC de Carthage, Université du 7 novembre à Carthage, Tunisia
Boris Galitsky, Knowledge Trail, MA, USA
Vera Goodacre, George Mason University, USA
Zlatka Guentchéva, CNRS, France
Ewa Gwiazdecka, Universiy of Warsawa, Poland
Susan Haller (co-chair), University of Wisconsin, USA
Eva Hajiova, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Adel Jebali, University Concordia, Montreal, Canada,
Klara Ladji, University of Tirana, Albania
Guy Lapalme, Université de Montréal, Canada
Peter Lazarov, Université de Sofia, Bulgaria
Florence Le Priol (co-chair), Université Paris-Sorbonne, France
Jean-Guy Meunier, Université de Québec à Montréal,Canada
Ghassan Mourad, Université de Beirouth, Lebanon
Anca Pascu (co-chair), Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France
Patrice Pognan, INALCO, Paris, France
James Pustejovsky (co-chair), Brandeis University, USA
Gilles Richard, British Institute of Technology & E-commerce, London, UK
Christophe Roche, Université de Savoie, France
Benoît Sauzay, France Telecom
Jong-Seok Soh, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea
Jungyeon Suh, Seoul Women's University, Seoul, Korea
Jana Sukkariek, ETS, USA
Geoffrey Williams, Université de Bretagne Sud, Vannes, France

*Further Information*
Questions regarding Special Tracks should be addressed to Philip 
McCarthy, philmccarthy1 at

Conference Chair: 	David C. Wilson, University of North Carolina at 
Charlotte, USA
Program Co-Chairs: 	Chas Murray, Carnegie 
Learning, USA
Hans Guesgen, Massey 
University, New Zealand
Special Tracks Coordinator: 	Philip McCarthy, University of Memphis, 

*Conference Web Sites*
Paper submission site: follow the link for submissions at
FLAIRS-2010 conference web page:
Florida AI Research Society (FLAIRS): 
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