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Robin Cooper
University of Gothenburg

Valeria de Paiva
Email: Valeria.dePaiva at nuance .com

Larry Moss
Indiana University
Email: lsm at cs.indiana . edu

Important Dates:

Registration of abstracts: March 1
Notification: April 7
Electronic versions due: April 20

Workshop Date:
May 24, 2019

IWCS'19 Dates:
23-27th May 2019

Sixth Workshop on
Natural Language and Computer Science

NLCS '19

  May 24, 2019

University of Gothenburg

Gothenburg, Sweden

A workshop held as part of the The 13th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2019) .

Endorsed by the Association for Computational Linguistics Special Interest Group on Computational Semantics.


Formal tools coming from logic and category theory are important in both natural language semantics and in computational semantics. Moreover, work on these tools borrows heavily from all areas of theoretical computer science. In the other direction, applications having to do with natural language has inspired developments on the formal side. The workshop invites papers on both topics. Specific topics includes, but are not limited to:

  • logic for semantics of lexical items, sentences, discourse and dialog
  • continuations in natural language semantics
  • formal tools in textual inference, such as logics for natural language inference
  • applications of category theory in semantics
  • linear logic in semantics
  • formal approaches to unifying data-driven and declarative approaches to semantics


9.00-10.00: Invited Speaker 1, Rafaella Bernardi
Grounding language into vision incrementally and without forgetting

10:00-10:30 Coffee

10:30-11:15 Andy Lücking, Robin Cooper, Staffan Larsson and Jonathan Ginzburg
Distribution is not enough: going Firther

11:15 - 12:00 Gene Louis Kim, Lane Lawley and Lenhart Schubert
Towards Natural Language Story Understanding with Rich Logical Schemas

12:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:30 Invited Speaker 2, Krasimir Angelov
WordNet as an Interlingual Translation Lexicon

14:30 - 15:15 Kazuki Watanabe, Koji Mineshima and Daisuke Bekki
Questions in Dependent Type Semantics

15:30-16:00 Coffee

16:00 - 16:45 Luke Burke
Monads for hyperintensionality? A situation semantics for hyperintensional side effects

Program Committee      

  • Robin Cooper, University of Gothenburg
  • Valeria de Paiva, Nuance
  • Dag Haug, University of Oslo
  • Aurelie Herbelot, University of Trento
  • Makoto Kanazawa, Hosei University
  • Larry Moss, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Gerald Penn, University of Toronto
  • Kyle Richardson, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence

The details of NLCS'18 can be found here.

The details of NLCS'16 can be found here.

The program of NLCS'15 can be found here.

The program of NLCS'14 can be found here.

The program of NLCS'13 can be found here.