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Special Session
Special Session on
Natural Language Processing in Artificial Intelligence
 - NLPinAI 2018

16 - 18 January, 2018 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Within the 10th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - ICAART 2018


Roussanka Loukanova
Algebra and Logic, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Brief Bio
Roussanka Loukanova is currently a Associated Researcher at Stockholm University, Sweden, and Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria. The focus of her research is on subjects such as: type theoretic approaches to information and information processing; type-theory of algorithms; type-theory of situated information; computerised processing of formal and natural languages; type-theoretic grammars; Constraint Based Lexicalized Grammar (CBLG) of natural language; computational syntax, semantics, and syntax-semantics interfaces in formal and natural languages. Her work targets new approaches to NLP in AI and new mathematical foundations of AI.
Aarne Ranta
University of Gothenburg
Brief Bio
Aarne Ranta is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Gothenburg as well as CEO and co-founder of Digital Grammars AB. Ranta's research was initially focused on constructive type theory and its applications to natural language semantics. It evolved gradually to computational applications, leading to the implementation of GF (Grammatical Framework). The mission of GF is to formalize the grammars of the world and make them available for computer applications. It enables the processing of natural language with the same precision as programming languages are processed in compilers.


Computational and technological developments that incorporate natural language are proliferating. Adequate coverage encounters difficult problems related to partiality, underspecification, and context-dependency, which are signature features of information in nature and natural languages. Furthermore, agents (humans or computational systems) are information conveyors, interpreters, or participate as components of informational content. Generally, language processing depends on agents' knowledge, reasoning, perspectives, and interactions.

The session covers theoretical work, advanced applications, approaches, and techniques for computational models of information and its presentation by language (artificial, human, or natural in other ways). The goal is to promote intelligent natural language processing and related models of thought, mental states, reasoning, and other cognitive processes.

We invite contributions relevant to the following topics, without limiting to them:
- Type theories for applications to language and information processing
- Computational grammar
- Computational syntax
- Computational semantics of natural languages
- Computational syntax-semantics interface
- Interfaces between morphology, lexicon, syntax, semantics, speech, text, pragmatics
- Parsing
- Multilingual processing
- Large-scale grammars of natural languages
- Models of computation and algorithms for natural language processing
- Computational models of partiality, underspecification, and context-dependency
- Models of situations, contexts, and agents, for applications to language processing
- Information about space and time in language models and processing
- Models of computation and algorithms for linguistics
- Data science in language processing
- Machine learning of language
- Interdisciplinary methods
- Integration of formal, computational, model theoretic, graphical, diagrammatic, statistical, and other related methods
- Logic for information extraction or expression in written and spoken language
- Language processing based on biological fundamentals of information and languages
- Computational neuroscience of language


Paper Submission: November 8, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification: November 21, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: November 29, 2017 (expired)


Varol Akman, Computer Engineering, Bilkent University, Turkey
Krasimir Angelov, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Leonor B. Bonache, Laboratorire Hubert Curien, Université Jean Monnet, France
Robin Cooper, Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, Vegan, no wheat, no sugar or other sweeteners, Sweden
M. D. Jiménez-López, Research Group On Mathematical Linguisics, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Shalom Lappin, Philosophy, Linguistics, and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Staffan Larsson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Glyn Morrill, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Christian Retore, LIRMM, Université de Montpellier, France
Thepchai Supnithi, NECTEC, Thailand
Jørgen Villadsen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Elie Wardini, Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden

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Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by DBLP, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, EI and SCOPUS.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


ICAART Special Sessions - NLPinAI 2018