The 2nd. International Workshop on Language Sense on Computer
in IJCAI2017

August 19 and 20 AM, 2017
RMIT Building 80
445 Swanston Street , Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Melbourne, Australia

Program (New!!)

Workshop Themes: [Language Sense on Computers: What is a Language Sense and how to express and deal with it on comupters]

We have roughly defined the ``Language Sense'' as an expression that underlines an affective or psychological aspects of language. We would like to gather researchers with interests in language technologies that inspire us through emotions, enchants us, engage artistically or aesthetically, etc. In addition, we would like to apply theoretical reasoning approaches such as abduction or induction to the above mentioned affective or psychological aspects of language.

In this workshop, we would like to discuss several problems related to language sense on computers and applications dealing with language sense. As in our definition the ``language sense'' indicates affective or psychological aspects of language, our natural interests lay in communication tools and natural ways of conveying our thoughts. A language should correctly transfer speaker or writer's intention to listeners or readers. However, sometimes we intentionally omit pieces of information, we veil messages enveloping them in poetic words, we use metaphors and sophisticated examples to influence other person in a specific way. For example means for conveying humor as jokes, \'esprits or puns are phenomena that are difficult to explain and algorithmically mimicked. In our definition we also include sensuous (as aesthetically pleasing, gratifying, rich, sumptuous, luxurious; sensory, sensorial) aspect to language sense by which we would like to attract not only AI researchers but also cognitive scientists, linguists or psychologists who could shed a light on how to deal with such non-logical sides of such language functionality.
In the past we have proposed various subfields such as Language Sense processing Engineering (LSE), Literature in Cognition and Computer (LCC), and Computer mediated Communication and Community (CmCC), and conferences and workshops related to them discussed current and potential problems, several applications have also been proposed. LCC mainly focused on the literary work generation, CmCC mainly focused on effects and sensuous features of communication. LSC has discussed aspects of language itself such as affective, psychological or cognitive ones.
The IJCAI-17 workshop is to based on the engineering (LSE) to meet the interests of the main conference participants and to ensure as broad audience as possible. Accordingly we would like to sprak a discussion between language sense specialists (theoretical aspects, philosophical aspects and practitioners) with AI researchers who work on classical NLP, machine learning, AI applications, various methods of reasoning, knowledge acquisition, chance discovery, etc.
Since language sense has been defined from Japanese language viewpoint, we also would like to re-characterize a language sense (it might be the same as previous one), find the new feature of a language sense. Then, we would like to discuss the usage of it from various viewpoints.
The special theme of IJCAI-17 is Autonomy. In fact, it is said that autonomy and heteronomy are complementary attributes of a language variety describing its functional relationship with related varieties. Accordingly we may also discuss from the autonomous or heteronomous aspects of language sense.
Thus we would like to focus on philosophies, theories, computational and human models to deal with a language sense, and applications that make use of a feature of language sense.\\
Topics to be discussed (and not be restricted to):

Actually, we are waiting for new research fields or proposals (not included in the above list) which might be related to or contribute to deal with language.

Important date (tentative):


Paper submissions should be limited to a maximum of 6 pages in the IJCAI conferene paper format.
Papers can be submitted to Akinori Abe ( and KJ Nabeshima (


All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, significance, soundness and clarity. At least three referees will review each submission independently.


Accepted papers will be published in this cite and accorded oral presentation times in the main conference. After the conference we would like to publish a book or a journal special issue.


Program Committee (will be added more):