NLPCS 2011: Human-Machine Interaction in Translation (CFP)

2 May 2011

8th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science - NLPCS 2011

Special Theme: Human-Machine Interaction in Translation

20-21 August, 2011 - Copenhagen, Denmark

2nd C a l l F o r P a p e r s

Scope and Topics of NLPCS workshop

The aim of this workshop is to foster interactions among researchers and practitioners in Natural Language Processing (NLP) working within the paradigm of Cognitive Science (CS). Research into NLP involves concepts and methods from many fields including artificial intelligence, linguistics, computational linguistics, statistics, computer science, and most importantly cognitive science.

The overall emphasis of the workshop is on the contribution of cognitive science to language processing, including conceptualisation, representation, discourse processing, meaning construction, ontology building, and text mining. The special theme of this year's NLPCS workshop is "Human-Machine Interaction in Translation". Therefore, we particularly welcome papers addressing aspects of human and machine translation and human-computer interaction in translation.

Additional topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive and Psychological Models of NLP
  • Computational Models of NLP
  • Evolutionary NLP
  • Situated (embodied) NLP
  • Multimodality in speech / text processing
  • Text Summarisation and Information Extraction
  • Natural Language Interfaces and Dialogue Systems
  • MultiLingual Processing
  • Pragmatics and NLP
  • Speech Processing
  • Tools and Resources in NLP
  • Human and Machine Translation
  • Ontologies
  • Text Mining
  • Electronic Dictionaries
  • Evaluation of NLP Systems

These topics can be addressed from any of the following perspectives:

  • full automation by machines for machine (traditional NLP or HLT),
  • semi-automated processing, i.e. machine-mediated processing (programs assisting people in their tasks),
  • simulation of human cognitive processes.

With this year's special theme we also welcome submissions on translators' experiences with CAT tools, human-machine interface design, methods for and evaluation of interactive machine translation, feasibility studies, user simulation, etc.

Paper Submission for NLPCS

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above. Papers should be in English, and instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) should follow the LNCS format. We accept short papers up to 4 pages and long papers up to 12 pages. Since reviewing will be blind, papers should not include names of authors and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity should be avoided. Once prepared, papers should be submitted electronically for review in pdf format via the submission system. Selected papers from previous NLPCS workshops were published as special issues of the International Journal of Speech Technology. Best papers from this workshop and future ones will also be published in an international journal.

Important Dates for NLPCS 2011

  • Paper Submission: 2nd May 2011
  • Authors' Notification: 6th June 2011
  • Final Paper Submission: 15th July 2011
  • Registration and Payment: 15th July 2011
  • Workshop: 20-21 August 2011