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MSR 2019 : Second Workshop on Multilingual Surface Realization (+ Shared task)


When Nov 3, 2019 - Nov 4, 2019
Where Hong Kong
Submission Deadline Aug 19, 2019
Notification Due Sep 16, 2019
Final Version Due Sep 30, 2019
Categories    natural language generation   NLP   machine learning

Call For Papers

Final Call for Papers
Final Call for Participation (SR'19)
Announcement of invited speakers

The workshop on multilingual surface realization aims at bringing together people who are interested in surface-oriented Natural Language Generation problems such as generation from semantic structures, word order determination, inflection, functional word determination, paraphrasing, etc. It will accommodate for the presentation of the results of the Surface Realization Shared Task 2019 and of a number of technical papers and invited talks on the topic. Please visit the webpage for more details!

April 5th, 2019: Shared task open for registration (SR'19)
August 19, 2019 : Workshop papers due, SR'19 outputs collected
September 9, 2019 : SR'19 system descriptions papers due
September 16, 2019 : Notification of acceptance
September 30, 2019 : Camera-ready papers due
November 3-4, 2019 : Workshop dates

For this second edition of the challenge, the general objective is again to produce a well-formed sentence out of the given input structures derived from the UD dataset. This year, there are 11 different languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish. Webpage:

We are happy to announce that there will be two invited speakers at the workshop: Claire Gardent, researcher at CNRS-LORIA, France, and Maurice Benayoun (a.k.a. Moben), new-media artist and theorist at City University of Hong Kong.


Jose Maria Alonso, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Miguel Ballesteros, IBM Research, USA
Alberto Bugarín, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Claire Gardent, CNRS, LORIA, France
Kim Gerdes, Sorbonne Nouvelle, France
Yannis Konstas, Heriot Watt University, UK
Emiel Krahmer, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
David McDonald, SIFT, USA
Ryan McDonald, Google Research, USA
Shashi Narayan, University of Edinburgh, UK
Alexis Nasr, University of Aix Marseille, France
Joakim Nivre, Uppsala University, Sweden
Jekaterina Novikova, Heriot Watt University, UK
Stephan Oepen, University of Oslo, Norway
Emily Pitler, Google Research, USA
Ehud Reiter, Aberdeen University, UK
Horacio Saggion, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
Kees Van Deemter, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Michael White, Ohio State University, USA
Sina Zarrieß, University of Bielefeld, Germany

Anja Belz, University of Brighton, UK
Bernd Bohnet, Google Research, UK
Yvette Graham, Dublin City University, Ireland
Simon Mille, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
Leo Wanner, Pompeu Fabra University and ICREA, Spain

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