The goal of the NL4AI workshop is to explore the area situated at the intersection between Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence. The workshop aims at providing a broad overview of recent activities in both fields in Italy. During the workshop, both students and researchers will have the opportunity to participate in a unique forum where a number of relevant initiatives for the Italian community will be discussed
Cognitive modeling and psycholinguistics, NLP and AI applications in the Web era, Natural Language Interfaces for Human Robot Interaction, Speech for Conversational Agents or Human Robot Interaction, Language, Vision and Cognition , Resources and evaluation for NLP based AI systems, Position papers on the role of NLP in AI and societal impact, Dialog and interactive systems, Discourse and Pragmatics, ...
We will be adopting the mini-conference format for this workshop, on the basis that it is the best way to offer people an arena in which to present what may be as-yet less-than-fully-mature research in this recovering topic area. We anticipate one keynote presentation, followed by presentation of full papers (up to 12 pages), position papers (up to 6 pages) and demos.
Pierpaolo Basile is Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy. He received the Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Bari in 2009 with a dissertation on "Word Sense Disambiguation for Intelligent Information Access". His research interests include natural language processing, machine learning, information retrieval and recommender systems.
Valerio Basile is a postdoc researcher in the Content-centered Computing group at University of Turin. His work spans across several areas such as: formal representations of meaning, linguistic annotation, natural language generation, commonsense knowledge, semantic parsing, sentiment analysis, and hate speech detection.
Danilo Croce is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Roma, Tor Vergata. He is a member of the SAG@ART group at the same university. His expertise concerns theoretical and applied Machine Learning in the areas of NLP, Information Retrieval and Data Mining. He is interested in innovative kernels within support vector and other kernel-based machines for advanced syntactic/semantic processing.
Felice Dell'Orletta is a researcher at Institute of Computational Linguistics "Antonio Zampolli" (ILC) of the National Research Council (CNR) of Pisa and he is head of the ItaliaNLP Lab at ILC. His research interests are mainly on probabilistic models of language, machine-learning algorithms applied to Natural Language Processing and advanced techniques for automatic multilingual text analysis. Since 2010 he has been teaching Computational Linguistics courses at the University of Pisa.
Marco Guerini is a researcher in Computational Linguistics, focusing on persuasive communication, sentiment analysis and social media at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK). He graduated in Philosophy and received his Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technologies in 2006 from the University of Trento. He is author of several scientific publications, published in top-level conference proceedings and international journals.
The online Workshop Proceedings are available at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1983/
We are happy to announce that we have published the Workshop program at this link.
We are happy to announce that: Carlo Strapparava will give a talk titled “Computational explorations of creative language“. Abstract: Dealing with creative language and in particular with affective, persuasive and even humorous language has often been considered outside the scope of computational linguistics and, in general, a challenge for AI systems. Nonetheless, it is possible to exploit current NLP […]
First call for papers is online.