Appel: FLAIRS 2011, Special Track "AI, Cognitive Semantics , Computational Linguistics and Logics"

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Thu Sep 2 20:26:32 UTC 2010

Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2010 09:56:10 +0200
From: Florence Le Priol <florence.le_priol at>
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*AI, Cognitive Semantics , Computational Linguistics and Logics*

Special Track at The 24^th International FLAIRS Conference

In cooperation with the American Association for Artificial

Palm Beach, Florida, USA


*Ismail Biskri*, Université de Québec à Trois Rivières, Canada,
Ismail.Biskri at

*Florence Le Priol*, Université Paris-Sorbonne, France, 
florence.le_priol at 

*Roger Nkambou*, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada, 
nkambou.roger at

*Anca Pascu*, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France, 
Anca.Pascu at

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*Call for Papers***

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.

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.

Papers and contributions are encouraged for any work relating to AI,
Cognitive Semantics, Computational Linguistics and Logics. 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;

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

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*Invited Speakers***

Professor Daniel Vanderveken, Department of Philosophy, Université du
Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada

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*Submission Guidelines** ***

Interested authors 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 22^nd , 2010. For
FLAIRS-24, the 2011 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 AI, Cognitive Semantics,
Computational Linguistics and Logics 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. FLAIRS requires
that there be *at least one full author registration per paper*.

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*Special Tracks Organizers *

Please, check the website for further

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*Important Dates** *

Conference: May 18^th -- 20^th , 2011

Paper submission deadline: November 22^nd , 2010.

Notifications: January 21^st , 2011.

Camera ready version due: February 21^st , 2011

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*Conference Proceedings***

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

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*Organizing Committee***

Ismail Biskri, Universite de Québec à Trois Rivières, Canada, 
Ismail.Biskri at

Florence Le Priol, Université de Paris-Sorbonne, France, 
flepriol at

Roger Nkambou, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada, 
nkambou.roger at

Anca Pascu, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France, 
Anca.Pascu at

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*Program Committee***

Maryvonne Abraham, Institut TELECOM, TELECOM-Bretagne, France,
Maryvonne.Abraham at

David Banks, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France,
David.Banks at

Ismail Biskri (co-chair), Universite de Québec à Trois Rivières,
Canada, Ismail.Biskri at

Alex Borgida, Rutgers University, borgida at

Walter Carnielli, University of Campinas, Brazil,
carniell at

Fintan Costello, University College Dublin,
Ireland,fintan.costello at

Dan Cristea, University of Iasi, Romania, dcristea at

Richard Dapoigny, Université de Savoie, France,
richard.dapoigny at

Jean-Pierre Desclés, Université de Paris-Sorbonne, France,
Jean-pierre.Descles at

Brahim Djioua, Université Paris-Sorbonne, France,
Brahim.Djioua at

Kathelijne Denturck, Ecole de Traduction et d'Interprétation, Haute
Ecole de Gand, Belgium, kathelijne.denturck at

Rim Faiz, IHEC de Carthage, Université du 7 novembre à Carthage,
Tunisia, Rim.Faiz at

Boris Galitsky, Knowledge Trail, MA, USA, bgalitsky at

Vera Goodacre, George Mason University, USA, VeraGooda at

Zlatka Guentchéva, CNRS, France, guentche at

Ewa Gwiazdecka, Universiy of Warsawa, Poland, ewa.gwiazdecka at

Susan Haller, University of Wisconsin, USA, hallersm at

Eva Hajiova, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic,
hajicova at

Adel Jebali, University Concordia, Montreal, Canada,
jebali.adel at <mailto:jebali.adel at>

Klara Ladji, University of Tirana, Albania, klagji at 

Guy Lapalme, Université de Montréal, Canada, lapalme at

Peter Lazarov, Université de Sofia, Bulgaria,
Petar.Lazarov at

Florence Le Priol (co-chair), Université de Paris-Sorbonne, France,
florence.le_priol at

Jean-Guy Meunier, Université de Québec à Montréal,Canada, 
meunier.jean-guy at

Ghassan Mourad, Université de Beyrouth, Lebanon, 
Ghassan.Mourad at

Roger Nkambou (co-chair), Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada,
nkambou.roger at

Anca Pascu (co-chair), Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest,
France, Anca.Pascu at

Patrice Pognan, INALCO, Paris, France, mcertal at 

James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University, USA, jamesp at

Gilles Richard, British Institute of Technology & E-commerce, London,
UK, richard at

Christophe Roche, Université de Savoie, France, 
Christophe.Roche at

Benoît Sauzay, France TELECOM, benoit.sauzay at

Jong-Seok Soh, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea,
sjs_cog at

Jungyeon Suh, Seoul Women's University, Seoul, Korea, 
alasseur13 at

Jana Sukkariek, ETS, USA, JSukkarieh at ETS.ORG

Geoffrey Williams, Université de Bretagne Sud, Vannes, France,
geoffrey.williams at

*Further Information***

· Questions regarding the AI, Cognitive Semantics , Computational
  Linguistics and Logics Special Track should be addressed to the
  track co-chairs:

Ismail Biskri <mailto:Ismail.Biskri at>, Université de Québec à
Trois Rivières, Canada.

Florence Le Priol, Université Paris-Sorbonne, France.

Roger Nkambou, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada.

Anca Pascu, Université de Bretagne 
Occidentale, Brest, France.

· Questions regarding Special Tracks should be addressed to Chutima
  Boonthum, chutima.boonthum at

Conference Chair:

Hans Guesgen, Massey
University, New Zealand

Local Arrangements Chair:

Geoff Sutcliffe, University of
Miami, USA

Program Co-Chairs:


Philip McCarthy, The 
University of Memphis, USA

Chas Murray, Carnegie
Learning, USA

Special Tracks Coordinator:


Chutima Boonthum, 
Hampton University, USA

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