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AISB event Bulletin Item

CF Participation: ENLG 2009 (Natural Language Generation)



ENLG 2009 is organized as an EACL workshop, and will take place on 30 and 31 March 2009 in Athens, Greece. Invited speakers are:

Regina Barzilay (MIT, USA)
Kees van Deemter (University of Aberdeen, UK)

The ENLG 2009 workshop continues a biennial series of workshops on natural language generation that has been running since 1987, providing a regular forum for presentation of research in this area, both for NLG specialists and for researchers from other areas. 


Topics that will be addressed at ENLG include the generation of referring expressions, text-to-text generation, NLG applications, the use of game theory for NLG, machine learning approaches to generation, affective NLG, and NLG in interactive settings.

The results of two shared-task evaluation efforts will be presented at ENLG 2009: the GIVE Challenge on Generating Instructions in a Virtual Environment and the TUNA Progress Test on the generation of distinguishing descriptions. These tasks are part of the Generation Challenges 2009, organized by Anja Belz, Albert Gatt and Eric Kow; see

The full program of the ENLG workshop can be found at


Those interested in attending ENLG 2009 can register for the workshop via the EACL website:


- Regina Barzilay, MIT, USA
- John Bateman, Universitat Bremen, Germany
- Anja Belz, University of Brighton, UK
- Stephan Busemann, DFKI, Germany
- Charles Callaway, University of Edinburgh, UK
- Roger Evans, University of Brighton, UK
- Leo Ferres, University of Concepcion, Chile
- Mary-Ellen Foster, University of Munich, Germany
- Claire Gardent, CNRS/LORIA, France
- Albert Gatt, University of Aberdeen, UK
- John Kelleher, Dublin Insitute of Technology, Ireland
- Geert-Jan Kruijff, DFKI GmbH, Germany
- David McDonald, BBN Technologies, USA
- Jon Oberlander, University of Edinburgh, UK
- Paul Piwek, The Open University, UK
- Ehud Reiter, University of Aberdeen, UK
- David Reitter, Pittsburgh University, USA
- Graeme Ritchie, University of Aberdeen, UK
- Matthew Stone, Rutgers, USA
- Takenobu Tokunaga, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
- Kees van Deemter, University of Aberdeen, UK
- Manfred Stede, Universitat Potsdam, Germany
- Ielka van der Sluis, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
- Jette Viethen, Macquarie University, Australia
- Michael White, Ohio State University, USA

ENLG 2009 is endorsed by the ACL Special Interest Group on Generation (SIGGEN). 


ENLG 2009 is organized by:

Emiel Krahmer
Tilburg Centre for Creative Computing
Tilburg University
The Netherlands

Marit Theune
Human Media Interaction (HMI)
University of Twente
The Netherlands