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Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 13 (LENLS 13)

Workshop Site(s):
(Nov. 13th) National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
10-2 Midori-cho, Tachikawa City, Tokyo, 190-8561
http://www.ninjal.ac.jp/english/utility/access
(Nov. 14th, 15th) Raiousha Building, Keio University
Kanagawa, Japan
http://www.keio.ac.jp/en/maps/hiyoshi.html
Dates: November 13-15, 2016
Chair:
  • Alastair Butler (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics)
Co-chair:
  • Eric McCready (Aoyama Gakuin University)
  • Daisuke Bekki (Ochanomizu University/JST CREST/AIST AIRC/NII)
  • Koji Mineshima (Ochanomizu University/JST CREST)
Invited Speakers:
  • Robin Cooper (University of Gothenburg)
  • Masaaki Nagata (NTT Communication Science Laboratories)
  • Youichi Matsusaka (Tokyo Metropolitan University)

Aim and Topics

LENLS is an annual international workshop on formal syntax, semantics and pragmatics. It will be held as one of the workshops of the 8th JSAI International Symposia on AI (isAI2016) sponsored by the Japan Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI).

We invite submissions to this year's workshop on topics in formal syntax, semantics and pragmatics, and related fields, including but in no way limited to the following:

  • Formal syntax, semantics and pragmatics of natural language
  • Model-theoretic and/or proof-theoretic semantics of natural language
  • Computational Semantics
  • Game-theoretic/Bayesian approaches to pragmatics
  • Nonclassical Logic and its relation to natural language (especially Substructural/Fuzzy/Categorical/Topological logics)
  • Formal Philosophy of language
  • Scientific methodology and/or experimental design for linguistics

The first day of LENLS will include an Unshared Task on Theory and System analysis with FraCaS, MultiFraCaS and JSeM Test Suites, for which there are more specific submission details at http://www.compling.jp/fracas_task/index.html.

Submissions:

Abstracts (anonymous, up to 4 pages, including figures and references, A4 size, with 12 point font) must be submitted electronically in PDF format at:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lenls13

When the abstract is accepted, the author is expected to submit a full paper (10-14 pages) before the workshop. The online proceedings of the workshop will be available at the conference site.

Selected Papers

We also plan to publish a selection of the accepted/invited papers as a portion of a volume "JSAI-isAI selected papers", which will be published from `Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence' series (Springer Verlag).

Important dates:

Abstract submission deadline (EXTENDED):September 10, 2016
Notification of acceptance:September 30, 2016
Deadline for camera-ready copy:mid-October, 2016
Unshared Task: Theory and System analysis with FraCaS, MultiFraCaS and JSeM Test Suites:November 13, 2016
LENLS13:November 14-15, 2016

Sponsor

LENLS is being organized by an alliance of "Establishment of Knowledge-Intensive Structural Natural Language Processing and Construction of Knowledge Infrastructure" project, funded by JST CREST Programs "Advanced Core Technologies for Big Data Integration".

Organizing/Program Committee:

  • Alastair Butler (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics)
  • Eric McCready (Aoyama Gakuin University)
  • Daisuke Bekki (Ochanomizu University/JST CREST/AIST AIRC/NII)
  • Koji Mineshima (Ochanomizu University/JST CREST)
  • Richard Dietz (University of Tokyo)
  • Yoshiki Mori (University of Tokyo)
  • Yasuo Nakayama (Osaka University)
  • David Y. Oshima (Nagoya University)
  • Katsuhiko Sano (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
  • Osamu Sawada (Mie University)
  • Wataru Uegaki (Leiden University)
  • Katsuhiko Yabushita (Naruto University of Education)
  • Tomoyuki Yamada (Hokkaido University)
  • Shunsuke Yatabe (West Japan Railway Company)
  • Kei Yoshimoto (Tohoku University)

Contact:

lenls13[[at]]easychair.org