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2nd Call for Papers: 7th International Workshop on Controlled Natural Language (CNL 2020/21), co-located with SEMANTiCS 2021

From: Tobias Kuhn <kuhntobias@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2021 07:08:41 +0000
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Seventh International Workshop on Controlled Natural Language (CNL 2020/21)

http://www.sigcnl.org/cnl2020.html

[The workshop was originally planned for 2020 but was postponed to 2021 
due to Covid-19. We will monitor the situation and update on the details 
of the format (online/on-site) at a later point.]

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In the week of 6 September 2021 — Amsterdam, Netherlands

Submission deadline: 2 May 2021

Co-located with SEMANTiCS 2021: https://2021-eu.semantics.cc/

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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.

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Important Dates

- paper submission deadline: 2 May 2021
- notification of acceptance: 15 June 2021
- camera-ready papers: 5 July 2021
- workshop: two days in the week of 6 September 2021 (tba)

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Topics

Possible topics for CNL 2020/21 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

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Submissions and Proceedings

We invite researchers to submit papers with novel contributions in the 
area of CNL. We are looking for two types of papers, formatted in 
two-column ACL style:

- Full papers with novel research results and/or in-depth case 
descriptions should not exceed 8 pages (accepted papers will get a long 
presentation slot at the workshop)
- Short papers (including demo/white papers) that shortly introduce a 
system, approach, or opinion should not exceed 4 pages (accepted papers 
will get a shorter presentation slot at the workshop)

Submission should be done via EasyChair 
(https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cnl2020). Full and short paper 
will be peer-reviewed, and accepted papers will be published in the ACL 
Anthology: https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/

There will also be a business track, for which you can submit extended 
abstracts:

- Business track abstracts of 1 or 2 pages (excluding graphics) 
describing a business application or business case (accepted abstracts 
will get a presentation slot in the business track session)

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Organization Committee

- Tobias Kuhn, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Silvie Spreeuwenberg, LibRT, Netherlands
- Stijn Hoppenbrouwers, HAN University of Applied Sciences and Radboud 
University, Netherlands
- Norbert E. Fuchs, University of Zurich, Switzerland

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Program Committee

- Krasimir Angelov (Digital Grammars, Sweden)
- Mihael Arcan (National University of Ireland, Galway)
- John Camilleri (Digital Grammars, Sweden)
- Brian Davis (Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland)
- Ronald Denaux, (Expert System, Spain)
- Ramona Enache (Microsoft, Sweden)
- Sebastien Ferre (University Rennes 1, France)
- Antske Fokkens (VU Amsterdam, Netherlands)
- Albert Gatt (University of Malta)
- Normunds Gruzitis (University of Latvia)
- Yannis Haralambous (IMT Atlantique, France)
- Herbert Lange (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
- Kaarel Kaljurand (Nuance Communications, Austria)
- Maria Keet (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
- John P. McCrae (National University of Ireland, Galway)
- Roser Morante (VU Amsterdam, Netherlands)
- Gordon Pace (University of Malta)
- Laurette Pretorius (University of South Africa, South Africa)
- Rolf Schwitter (Macquarie University, Australia)
- Giovanni Sileno (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
- Irina Temnikova (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar)
- Mike Rosner (University of Malta)
- Camilo Thorne (Elsevier, Germany)
- Adam Wyner (Swansea University, UK)
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