13th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation

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The deadline for proposals of Birds of a Feather sessions is August 15, 2011

The early registration deadline is August 14, 2011

ENLG 2011 will take place in Nancy on 28 - 30 September 20011 and will additionally host GenChal.

Invited speakers are:

ENLG 2011 will feature the following events:

  • Main conference: Short and Long papers
  • Generation Challenges 2011 Special Session: Presentation of Results from SR, HOO and GIVE; New Tasks and Status Reports for non-running tasks; Poster Session for all tasks and new tasks/status reports
  • SimpleNLG User Group Meeting and Tutorial : There will be a one-hour user group meeting for the simplenlg package to discuss future developments of this software. If there is sufficient interest, we will also have a one-hour lab session where novice users learn how to use simplenlg (knowledge of Java is required), and experienced users can ask technical questions about the package

Natural Language Generation (NLG) is a subfield of Natural Language Processing that focuses on the derivation of coherent natural texts from some underlying non-linguistic representation of information, generally from databases or knowledge sources. Accomplishing this goal may be envisioned for a number of different purposes, including standardized and/or multi-lingual reports, summaries, machine translation, dialogue applications, and embedding in multi-media and hypertext environments. Consequently, NLG is associated with a large number of highly diverse tasks whose appropriate orchestration in high quality poses a variety of theoretical and practical problems. Relevant issues include content selection, text organization, production of referring expressions, aggregation, lexicalization, and surface realization, as well as coordination with other media.

The ENLG 2011 workshop continues a biennial series of workshops on natural language generation that has been running since 1987. Previous European workshops have been held at Royaumont, Edinburgh, Judenstein, Pisa, Leiden, Duisburg, Toulouse, Budapest, Aberdeen, Dagstuhl and Athens. The series provides a regular forum for presentation of research in this area, both for NLG specialists and for researchers from other areas.

ENLG 2011 is endorsed by the ACL Special Interest Group on Generation (SIGGEN).

We hope to see you all in Nancy!

Claire Gardent and Kristina Striegnitz