The goal of the workshop “Natural Language for Artificial Intelligence” (NL4AI) is to explore the area situated at the intersection between Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence. Even though we acknowledge the existence of a promising ground where these two disciplines can benefit from each other, we also believe this area is not only “populated” of technological challenges that, at turn, make one discipline play an ancillary role for the other. In fact, we believe that at the crossroad between NLP and AI, new technological paradigms rise from a cross-fertilization where each discipline makes a equal contribution: these resulting methodologies and technologies can change our reality and their societal impact has not yet been fully-fledged.

Topics of interest

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

  • 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
  • Natural Language Generation
  • Information extraction and general NLP and AI applications including but not limited to text mining, semantic analytics, question answering, document analysis, text categorization, topic models, retrieval
  • Machine Learning for NLP
  • Sentiment analysis and Opinion mining
  • Natural Language Inference
  • Natural Language Processing and Industrial Challenges