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

Makoto Kanazawa
National Institute of Informatics

Email: kanazawa at nii.ac.jp

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

Important Dates:

Paper submission: April 20, 2015
Notification: May 1, 2015
Electronic versions due: May 14, 2015

Workshop Date:
5 July 2015

LICS-ICAP'15 Dates:
6-10 July 2015

Third Workshop on
Natural Language and Computer Science

NLCS '15

5 July, 2015

Kyoto, Japan

The schedule may be found here.

A workshop affiliated with Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP) and Logic in Computer Science 2015

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

Invited Speakers

  • Makoto Kanazawa, National Institute of Informatics
  • Gerard de Melo, Tsinghua University

Contributed Papers

  • Philippe de Groote, On Logical Relations and Conservativity
  • Gabriel Gaudreault, Term-Calculus for Pregroup Grammar Semantics
  • Oleg Kiselyov, Applicative Abstract Categorial Grammar
  • Bruno Mery, Lexical Semantics with Linear Types
  • Glyn Morrill and Oriol Valentín, Computational Coverage of TLG: Nonlinearity
  • Sylvain Salvati, Non-linear Second order Abstract Categorial Grammars and deletion

Program Commitee

  • Heather Burnett, Université de Toulouse 2
  • Robin Cooper, University of Gothenburg
  • Valeria de Paiva, Nuance Communications
  • Tim Fernando, Trinity College
  • Nissim Francez, The Technion
  • Makoto Kanazawa, National Institute of Informatics
  • Larry Moss, Indiana University
  • Aarne Ranta, University of Gothenburg
  • Christian Retoré, Université de Montpellier

The program of this meeting can be found here.

The program of NLCS'14 can be found here.

The program of NLCS'13 can be found here.