The goal of the Natural Language for Artificial Intelligence (NL4AI) workshop is to explore the role of Natural Language, Natural Language Processing and Understanding in Artificial Intelligence problems and applications. We believe that new technological challenges and opportunities rise at the boundary between NLP and AI. On the one hand, AI applications benefit from a deeper understanding of Natural Language data, and thus the integration of advanced NLP  methods. On the other hand, NLP benefits greatly from being used in wider areas of AI where problems and methodologies related to NL can be challenged and evaluated in new contexts. We encourage papers exploring the application of NLP approaches to tasks in specific AI areas, such as Robotics, Vision, Health, Cultural Heritage, Reasoning and so on. Moreover, we encourage papers exploring the application of NLP methods and models to specific domains and applications.

Topics of interest

We invite papers that pertain to the workshop theme including, but not limited, to:

  • NLP and AI applications in the Web era
  • Natural Language Interfaces for Human Robot Interaction
  • Resources and evaluation for NLP based AI systems
  • Position papers on the role of NLP in AI and societal impact
  • Discourse and Pragmatics
  • Natural Language Generation
  • Information extraction in AI applications
  • Machine Learning for NLP
  • Sentiment analysis and Opinion mining
  • Natural Language Inference
  • Natural Language Processing and Industrial Challenges
  • Semantic Web including role of Ontologies and Knowledge Graphs for Natural Language Processing
  • Conversational Agents in Human-Computer Interaction
  • Natural Language in Vision and Cognition
  • Cognitive modeling and psycholinguistics
  • Integrating unstructured textual evidence with structured forms of knowledge representation
  • Bias in NLP models for AI

Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings via CEUR Workshop Proceedings. A selection of the best papers accepted at NL4AI will be invited to submit an extended version of the paper for publication on a special issue of the Italian Journal of Computational Linguistics (, or on “Intelligenza Artificiale”, the International Journal of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (

How to submit