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AISB event Bulletin Item

Final CfP: "Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics", 29 June - 1 July, France

LACL 2011 at LIRMM, Montpellier, France


LACL'2011 is the 6th edition of a series of international conferences on logical and formal methods in computational linguistics. It addresses in particular the use of type theoretic, proof theoretic and model theoretic methods for describing natural language syntax and semantics, as well as the implementation of natural language processing software relying on such models. It will be held at the LIRMM, Montpellier, France. It will be co-located with TALN, the conference of the French association for NLP (ATALA).


Computer scientists, linguists, mathematicians and philosophers are invited to present their work on the use of logical methods in computational linguistics and natural language processing, in natural language analysis, generation or acquisition.

     * logical foundation of syntactic formalisms
           o categorial grammars
           o minimalist grammars
           o dependency grammars
           o tree adjoining grammars
           o model theoretic syntax
           o formal language theory for natural language processing
           o data-driven approaches
     * logic for semantics of lexical items, sentences, discourse and dialog
           o discourse theories
           o Montague semantics
           o compositionality
           o dynamic logics
           o game semantics
           o situation semantics
           o generative lexicon
 	  o categorical semantics
     * applications of these models to natural language processing
           o software for natural language analysis
           o software for acquiring linguistic resources
           o software for natural language generation
           o software for information extraction
 	  o inference tasks
           o evaluation
           o scalability


Articles should be written in the LaTeX format of LNCS/LNAI by Springer (see authors instructions at and should not exceed 16 pages (including figures, bibliography, possible apendices). It is expected that each accepted paper be presented at the meeting by one of its authors.

Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format at


Accepted papers will be published in advance of the meeting as a volume of the FoLLI LNAI subline of Lecture Notes in Computer Science
(LNCS) by Springer (


To be announced.


A selection of the 1995 articles appeared in a special issue of the Journal of Logic, Language and Information (7:4, 1998). The proceedings of the international conferences LACL'96 ,LACL'97, LACL'98, LACL'2001 and LACL'2005 appeared in the series Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (volumes 1328, 1582, 2014, 2099, 3492) published by Springer.


Paper submission deadline:	February 6th 2011
Notification of acceptance:	March 25th 2011
Camera-ready papers due:	April 10th 2011
LACL conference:		June 29th, 30th and July 1st 2011