Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics 2012

Abbreviated Title: 
LACL 2012
Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: 
12 Feb 2012
Event Dates: 
2 Jul 2012 - 4 Jul 2012
Location: 
Univeristy of Nantes
City: 
Nantes
Country: 
France
Contact: 
Alexandre Dikovsky
Contact: 
Denis B├ęchet
Contact Email: 
Alexandre [dot] Dikovsky [at] univ-nantes [dot] fr
Contact Email: 
Denis [dot] Bechet [at] univ-nantes [dot] fr

Due to popular requests, the deadline for submission has been extended
to Sunday February 12th 2012.

LACL 2012

Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics

July 2-4, 2012

LINA, Nantes, France

http://lacl.gforge.inria.fr/lacl-2012
http://lacl2012.sciencesconf.org

PRESENTATION

LACL'2012 is the 7th edition of a series of international conferences
on logical and formal methods in computational linguistics. This conference
addresses the use of type theoretic, proof theoretic and
model theoretic methods for describing natural language syntax and
semantics, as well as the implementation of natural language
processing software relying on such models. It will be held at the
LINA, Nantes, France.

Scope:

Computer scientists, linguists, mathematicians and philosophers are
invited to present their work on the use of logical methods in
computational linguistics and natural language processing, in natural
language analysis, generation or acquisition.

Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limited to:

* logical foundation of syntactic formalisms
o categorial grammars
o minimalist grammars
o dependency grammars
o tree adjoining grammars
o model theoretic syntax
o formal language theory for natural language processing
o data-driven approaches
* logics for semantics of lexical items, sentences, discourse and dialog
o discourse theories
o Montague semantics
o compositionality
o dynamic logics
o game semantics
o situation semantics
o generative lexicon
o categorical semantics
* applications of these models to natural language processing
o software for natural language analysis
o software for acquiring linguistic resources
o software for natural language generation
o software for information extraction
o inference tasks
o evaluation
o scalability

SUBMISSIONS and PROCEEDINGS

Articles should be written in the LaTeX format of LNCS by
Springer (see authors instructions at
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0)
and should not exceed 16 pages (including figures, bibliography, possible
appendices). It is expected that each accepted paper be presented at
the meeting by one of its authors.

Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format at
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lacl2012

PROCEEDINGS

Accepted papers will be published in advance of the meeting as a
volume of the FoLLI subline of Lecture Notes in Computer Science
(LNCS) by Springer (http://www.springer.com/lncs).

INVITED SPEAKERS

To be announced.

PREVIOUS EDITIONS

A selection of the 1995 articles appeared in a special issue of the
Journal of Logic, Language and Information (7:4, 1998). The
proceedings of the international conferences LACL'96 ,LACL'97,
LACL'98, LACL'2001, LACL'2005 and LACL'2011 appeared in the series
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (volumes 1328, 1582, 2014,
2099, 3492, 6736) published by Springer.

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submission deadline: Extended to February 12, 2012
Notification of acceptance: March, 25 2012
Camera ready copies due: April 8, 2012
Conference dates: July 2-4, 2012

CONTACTS

Alexandre.Dikovsky@univ-nantes.fr and
Denis.Bechet@univ-nantes.fr