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.
Mehwish Alam is a Post-Doctoral/Senior Researcher at FIZ Karlsruhe, Germany. She currently works on Knowledge Graph Embeddings, Metaphor Processing and Hate Speech Detection. She has conducted Post-Doctoral Research on Event Based Knowledge Reconciliation using Frame Embeddings and on Frame Semantics and Metaphors.
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.
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.
Malvina Nissim is Adjunct Professor at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, with a Chair in Computational Linguistics and Society. She has extensive experience in sentiment analysis and author identification and profiling, as well as in modelling the interplay of lexical semantics and pragmatics, especially regarding the computational treatment of figurative language and modality.
Nicole Novielli is an Assistant Professor at the University of Bari, where she received a Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2010. Her research interests lie at the intersection of software engineering and affective computing with a specific focus on emotion mining from software repositories and natural language processing of developers’ communication traces.