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From: John F Sowa <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2014 09:29:53 -0400
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The CFP for the workshop, copied below, describes issues that are
central to language and reasoning.  Some of the organizers, such
as Shalom Lappin, had been publishing research on formal semantics
for NLs for over 25 years.  His book is one of the last of the
major publications in that field:    (01)

    Fox, Chris, & Shalom Lappin (2005) _Foundations of Intensional
    Semantics_, Oxford: Blackwell.    (02)

But even Shalom recognized that continuing to produce ever more
sophisticated logics for NL is a dead end.  I strongly recommend
the workshop description below as a more fruitful strategy.    (03)

John    (04)

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Subject: CFP APL'2, The Second Workshop on Action, Perception and Language
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 13:52:55 +0200
From: Simon Dobnik <simon@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: corpora@xxxxxx    (05)


APL'2: The Second Workshop on Action, Perception and Language    (07)

Co-located with SLTC 2014, Uppsala, Sweden    (08)

13th of November, 2014    (09)

http://www2.lingfil.uu.se/SLTC2014/index.html    (010)

Submission deadline: 25 September 2014    (011)


Situated agents must be able to interact with the physical environment 
that are located in with their conversational partner. Such an agent 
receives information both from its conversational partner and the 
physical world which it must integrate appropriately. Furthermore, since 
both the world and the language are changeable from one context to 
another it must be able to adapt to such changes or to learn from new 
information. Embodied and situated language processing is trying to 
solve challenges in natural language processing such as word sense 
disambiguation and interpretation of words in discourse as well as it 
gives us new insights about human cognition, knowledge, meaning and its 
representation. Research in vision relies on information represented in 
natural language, for example in the form ontologies, as this captures 
how humans partition and reason about the world. On the other hand, 
gestures and sign language are languages that are expressed and 
interpreted as visual information.    (013)

The Second Workshop on Action, Perception and Language (APLí2) is a 
continuation of a successful APL workshop held at SLTC 2012 in Lund and 
is intended to a be a networking and community building event for 
researchers that are interested in any form of interaction of natural 
language with the physical world in a computational framework. Example 
areas include semantic theories of human language, action and 
perception, situated dialogue, situated language acquisition, grounding 
of language in action and perception, spatial cognition, generation and 
interpretation of gestures, generation and interpretation of scene 
descriptions from images and videos, integrated robotic systems and 
others. We welcome papers that describe either theoretical and practical 
solutions as well as work in progress.    (014)

Research connecting language and the world is a burgeoning research area 
to which several international conferences and workshops are devoted. It 
intends to connect several scientific communities (natural language 
technology, computer vision, robotics, localisation and navigation). 
Traditionally, natural language technology has worked separate from the 
other fields but research in the last 15 years has shown that there 
exist many synergies between them and that hybrid approaches may provide 
better solutions to many challenging problems, for example 
interpretation and generation of spatial language and object 
recognition. We hope that the APL workshop collocated with the SLTC 
conference would become a local forum that would lead to new 
collaborations between computer vision and natural language communities 
in Sweden.    (015)


* Simon Dobnik (University of Gothenburg)
* Staffan Larsson (University of Gothenburg)
* Robin Cooper (University of Gothenburg)    (017)


Anja Belz (University of Brighton), Johan Boye (KTH), Robin Cooper 
(University of Gothenburg), Nigel Crook (Oxford Brookes University), 
Simon Dobnik (University of Gothenburg), Jens Edlund (KTH), Raquel 
FernŠndez (University of Amsterdam), Anna Hjalmarsson (KTH), Christine 
Howes (University of Gothenburg), John Kelleher (Dublin Institute of 
Technology), Emiel Krahmer (Tilburg University), Shalom Lappin (King's 
College, London), Staffan Larsson (University of Gothenburg), Pierre 
Lison (University of Oslo), Joanna Olszewska (University of 
Gloucestershire), Matthew Purver (Queen Mary, University of London), 
Robert Ross (Dublin Institute of Technology), David Schlangen (Bielefeld 
University), and Holger Schultheis (University of Bremen) and others    (019)


We welcome 2 page extended abstracts formatted according to the SLTC 
templates for LaTeX http://www2.lingfil.uu.se/SLTC2014/sltc2014.zip and 
Word http://www2.lingfil.uu.se/SLTC2014/sltc2014.docx    (021)

Please submit your abstract as a pdf document with your author details 
removed through EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=apl2    (022)

The submitted abstracts will be published on the workshop web-page and 
the authors will be given an opportunity to present their work at the 
workshop as oral presentations and/or posters (depending on the type and 
number of submissions).    (023)

Following the workshop the contributing authors will be invited to 
submit full-length (8 page) papers to be published in the CEUR Workshop 
Proceedings (ISSN 1613-0073) online.    (024)


* September, 25: extended abstract submission deadline
* October, 9: notification of acceptance
* October 13: SLTC early registration deadline
* October, 30: camera-ready extended abstracts for publication
* November, 13 09.00 - 12.00: workshop    (026)


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