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CNL 2014 : Fourth Workshop on Controlled Natural Language


Conference Series : Controlled Natural Language
When Aug 20, 2014 - Aug 22, 2014
Where Galway, Ireland
Submission Deadline Mar 31, 2014
Notification Due May 12, 2014
Final Version Due Jun 9, 2014
Categories    computational linguistics   semantic web   human-computer interaction   translation

Call For Papers


Announcement and Call for Papers


Co-located with COLING 2014

20-22 August 2014
Galway, Ireland

Proceedings in Springer LNCS.


This workshop on controlled natural language (CNL) has a broad scope
and embraces all approaches that are based on natural language and
apply restrictions on vocabulary, grammar, and/or semantics. This
includes (but is certainly not limited to) approaches that have been
called simplified language, plain language, formalized language,
processable language, fragments of language, phraseologies,
conceptual authoring, language generation, and guided natural
language interfaces.

Some CNLs 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 and formal knowledge
representation from seemingly natural texts. All these types of CNL
are covered by this workshop.


Possible topics for CNL 2014 include:

- CNL for knowledge representation
- CNL for query interfaces
- CNL for specifications
- CNL for business rules
- CNL for dialogue systems
- CNL for machine translation
- CNL for improved understandability of texts
- CNL for natural language generation
- design of CNLs
- CNL applications
- CNL evaluation
- usability and acceptance of CNL
- CNL grammars and lexica
- multilingual CNLs
- 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

Submission deadline (extended): 31 March 2014
Notification of acceptance: 12 May 2014
Deadline for revised papers: 9 June 2014
Workshop: 20-22 August 2014

Submissions and Proceedings

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 10 pages. Papers should be
submitted via the EasyChair conference system:

Accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings to be
published by Springer in their LNCS/LNAI series and indexed in all major
citation databases including ISI Web of Science and Scopus.


The workshop takes place in Ireland at INSIGHT@NUI Galway (formerly DERI).

Organization Committee

- Brian Davis (INSIGHT@NUI Galway, formerly DERI, Ireland)
- Kaarel Kaljurand (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
- Tobias Kuhn (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Program Committee

- Krasimir Angelov (Chalmers University, Sweden)
- Johan Bos (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
- Paul Buitelaar (INSIGHT@NUI Galway, formerly DERI, Ireland)
- Olga Caprotti (University of Helsinki, Finland)
- Rogan Creswick (Galois, USA)
- Danica Damljanovic (University of Sheffield, UK)
- Brian Davis (INSIGHT@NUI Galway, formerly DERI, Ireland)
- Ronald Denaux (iSOCO, Spain)
- Vania Dimitrova (University of Leeds, UK)
- Ramona Enache (Chalmers University, Sweden)
- Esra Erdem (Sabanci University, Turkey)
- Sébastien Ferré (University Rennes 1, France)
- Norbert E. Fuchs (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
- Normunds Grūzītis (University of Latvia)
- Siegfried Handschuh (INSIGHT@NUI Galway, formerly DERI, Ireland)
- Stefan Höfler (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
- Kaarel Kaljurand (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
- Peter Koepke (University of Bonn, Germany)
- Tobias Kuhn (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
- Hans Leiß (University of Munich, Germany)
- Reinhard Muskens (Tilburg University, Netherlands)
- Adegboyega Ojo (INSIGHT@NUI Galway, formerly DERI, Ireland)
- Gordon Pace (University of Malta)
- Richard Power (The Open University, UK)
- Laurette Pretorius (University of South Africa)
- Allan Ramsay (University of Manchester, UK)
- Mike Rosner (University of Malta)
- Aarne Ranta (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
- Rolf Schwitter (Macquarie University, Australia)
- Geoff Sutcliffe (University of Miami, USA)
- Irina Temnikova (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
- Allan Third (The Open University, UK)
- Camilo Thorne (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
- Silvie Spreeuwenberg (LibRT, Netherlands)
- Uta Schwertel (imc, Germany)
- Jeroen Van Grondelle (HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Netherlands)
- Yorick Wilks (University of Sheffield, UK)
- Adam Wyner (University of Aberdeen, UK)

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