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2nd Workshop on Controlled Natural Languages CNL 2010: Call for Participation

From: Norbert E. Fuchs <fuchs@ifi.uzh.ch>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 23:06:34 +0200
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Call for Participation

CNL 2010
2nd Workshop on Controlled Natural Languages

Marettimo Island, Sicily (Italy)
13-15 September 2010

Note: deadline 15 July 2010 for discounted accommodation

Controlled natural languages (CNLs) are subsets of natural languages, obtained by restricting the grammar and vocabulary in order to reduce or eliminate ambiguity and complexity. Traditionally, controlled languages fall into two major types: those that improve readability for human readers (e.g. non-native speakers), and those that enable reliable automatic semantic analysis of the language.

The workshop will be informal with plenty of time for presentations and discussions. To ensure the informal atmosphere the number of participants will be limited.


A full programme (http://staff.um.edu.mt/mros1/cnl2010/prog.html) of refereed papers and invited tutorial presentations is now online. Details are available on the conference website.


The workshop will take place on the Italian island Marettimo at the Marettimo Residence (www.marettimoresidence.com/inglese/home.php). This consists of a set of two-storey houses set within a beautiful garden. On top of the garden of the residence there is a large lecture hall with wireless internet.

Marettimo is the outermost of the Egadian Islands to the west of Sicily, and is easily reached from the airports of Palermo and Trapani. Marettimo offers the simple and relaxed life of southern Italy, unspoilt landscape, stupendous views, hiking, swimming, diving, boat trips, and excursions on donkeys. There are several restaurants and bars, and some shops. What the island does not offer: traffic - there are practically no roads - fancy shops and restaurants, night life, and sandy beaches.


The Marettimo Residence (www.marettimoresidence.com/inglese/home.php) offers one- and two-bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchens. A number of apartments for the participants of CNL 2010 will be reserved until 15 July 2010 at a price 10% below the regular price. Participants should get into direct contact with the Marettimo Residence to organise their accommodation, citing "CNL 2010" and the names of the organisers when claiming the reduced price. Please indicate the length of your stay  perhaps you want to bring your family for additional days of vacation  and whether you would like to share your apartment with another participant of CNL 2010. The Marettimo Residence can also organise your transfers from and to the airports of Palermo or Trapani.


There is no registration fee for CNL 2010.

Participants should contact the Marettimo Residence for accommodation until 15 July 2010. Alternative accommodations on Marettimo can be found via the internet, for instance by googling for "case vacanze Marettimo".

Once your accommodation is confirmed, please send the registration form (http://staff.um.edu.mt/mros1/cnl2010/registration.html ) to the organisers.


A workshop dinner will be arranged during the workshop, and will be paid individually by the participants.


Michael Rosner (University of Malta) mike.rosner@um.edu.mt
Norbert E. Fuchs (University of Zurich, Switzerland) fuchs@ifi.uzh.ch
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