CALL FOR PAPERS
The 2nd. International Workshop on Language Sense on Computer
August 19 and 20 AM, 2017
RMIT Building 80
445 Swanston Street , Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
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
- Affective computing.
- features of a language sense. (What is a language sense? How to express it? How to utilize it?, etc.)
- affective or psychological aspects of language.
- cognitive models of language sense understanding.
- philosophical aspects of language sense.
- autonomous or heteronomous aspects of language sense.
- theories related to language sense.
- Problems concerning the language sense. (How to effectively use a language sense? Where and when will it be necessary? etc.)
- theories for utilizing language sense in practice.
- computational models for utilizing language sense in practice.
- Language sense generation
- (artistic) inspiration by words or phrases.
- computational humour.
- cognitive models of artistic creation.
- features of creativity
- algorithmic creativity
- phrase design (e.g. slogans, catchwords, buzzwords)
- effective information design
- analysis of effects of words in various fields like advertisement.
- Literary works (novels, poems, drama, humorous stories, children's stories.)
- generation of literary works.
- structure modeling.
- enjoyment analysis.
- automatic understanding of literary works.
- retrieval of language sense features from literary works.
- Theoretical and practical problems in dealing with literary works.
- Generation and design of literary works.
- theories of a generation of literary works.
- computational models for a generation of literary works.
- wordplays, puns, riddles.
- visualised effects of words. (automatic font or text structure choice, colors, images addition, etc.)
- Sophisticated communication.
- sensuous features of communication.
- analysis of language sense in the society.
- psychological and social effects.
- Problems of escaping mechanistic communication
- Generation and design of sensuous communication
- language sense for communication.
- effective advertising.
- features and strategies of communication in data market.
- Expressing language sense.
- Vocabulary for language sense.
- Metaphors and figurative speech.
- Expressions related to senses.
- Chance discovery or abduction for the language sense processing.
Important date (tentative):
- 25 May, 2017: Due date for full workshop papers (extended)
- by 18 June, 2017: Notification of paper acceptance to authors
- 5 May--20 June, 2017 (UTC-12): Early registration
- 30 July, 2017: Camera-ready of accepted papers
- 21 June--25 July, 2017 (UTC-12): Late registration
- 26 July--25 August, 2017: Onsite registration
- 19 and 20 AM August, 2017: Workshop date
Paper submissions should be limited to a maximum of 6 pages in the
IJCAI conferene paper format.
Papers can be submitted to
Akinori Abe (ave@ultimaVI.arc.net.my) and KJ Nabeshima (email@example.com).
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.
- Akinori Abe
- Faculty of Letters, Chiba University/Dwango Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
- 1-33 Yayoicho, Inageku, Chiba 263-8522, JAPAN
- E-mail: ave@ultimaVI.arc.net.my
- KJ Nabeshima
- Kansai University, Japan
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Committee (will be added more):
- Akinori Abe (Chiba University, Japan) co-chair
- Shukai Hsieh (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
- Chiarung LU (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
- Kazumitsu Matsuzawa (Kanagawa University, Japan)
- KJ Nabeshima (co-Chair) (Kansai University, Japan)
- Takashi Ogata (Iwate Prefectural University, Japan)
- Dennis Tay (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)