The Eighth Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Workshop on ``Language Sense on Computer''

9 August, 2004
Room C
Sheraton Auckland Hotel
83 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 379 5132
Fax: +64 9 377 9367

Programs (with abstracts & papers), Programs in PDF
Workshop Themes: [What is a Language Sense and how to express and deal with it on computers?]
We roughly defined a language sense to show an affective or psychological aspects of language. Then, ``language sense'' will inspire such a language that includes an emotion, that enchants us, that is artistic, ... etc. We want to express a type of non-logical feelings in language.


Recently, computers have been able to deal with human language. However, computers can deal with only superficial or structural aspects of human language by the methods based on grammatical theories. We will be at the start line to deal with ``intention,'' ``affection'' or ``emotion'' etc. that will be naturally possessed by human language.
As a result of boom in internet, multimedia is thought of as an important factor in communication. However, recently, ``words'' have been thought of as more important factor than multimedia such as pictures. In the environment like the internet, ``words'' are thought of not only as media that communicate information (as defined in the classical interpretation of communication), but also as affective / sensitive media that have been utilised in advertisement. In fact, recently they have reached to think ``word'' will be more important than image in advertisements.

Workshop perspective

In this workshop, we would like to discuss several problems dealing with a language sense on computers and applications dealing with a language sense. In some research fields such as Language Sense processing Engineering (LSE), Literature in Cognition and Computer (LCC), and Computer mediated Communication and Community (CmCC), problems dealing with a language sense on computers have been discussed and some applications have also proposed.
Since a language sense has been defined from Japanese language viewpoint, first, we 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. We would like to focus on theories, computational and human models to deal with a language sense, and applications that make use of a feature of language sense.
Thus, we would like to discuss computational, affective, psychological, artistic and cognitive aspects of language from an interdisciplinary viewpoint (i.e. AI and other fields).
Topics to be discussed (will not be restricted to):

Suggested themes

Previous sessions (for reference)


Submissions are invited on previously unpublished research.
The page format is open. And the length of papers is recommended to be 8 to 10 pages long.
For LaTex users: latex8.sty can be used. (sample: latex8.tex)

The papers can be submitted to:

Important Dates:


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


All accepted papers will be published in the Workshop Proceedings.


Akinori Abe (ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Lab.)
2-2-2, Hikaridai, Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto 619-0288 JAPAN

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