Al-Rifaie on BBC

AISB Committee member and Research Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, Dr Mohammad Majid al-Rifaie was interviewed by the BBC (in Farsi) along with his colleague Mohammad Ali Javaheri Javid on the 6 November 2014. He was a...


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Rose wins the Loebne...

After 2 hours of judging at Bletchley Park, 'Rose' by Bruce Wilcox was declared the winner of the Loebner Prize 2014, held in conjunction with the AISB.  The event was well attended, film live by Sky News and the special guest jud...


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AISB Convention 2015

The AISB Convention is an annual conference covering the range of AI and Cognitive Science, organised by the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour. The 2015 Convention will be held at the Uni...


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Yasemin Erden on BBC

AISB Committee member, and Philosophy Programme Director and Lecturer, Dr Yasemin J. Erden interviewed for the BBC on 29 October 2013. Speaking on the Today programme for BBC Radio 4, as well as the Business Report for BBC world N...


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Mark Bishop on BBC ...

Mark Bishop, Chair of the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour, appeared on Newsnight to discuss the ethics of ‘killer robots’. He was approached to give his view on a report raising questions on the et...


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AISB YouTube Channel

The AISB has launched a YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/AISBTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/AISBTube). The channel currently holds a number of videos from the AISB 2010 Convention. Videos include the AISB round t...


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Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

1st CALL FOR PAPERS: Computational Linguistics for Literature, 13-14 June 2013, Atlanta GA (U.S.A.)

https://sites.google.com/site/clfl2013/

Co-located with NAACL-HLT 2013

The amount of literary material available on-line keeps growing rapidly: there 
are machine-readable texts from libraries, collections and e-book stores, as 
well as "live" literature such as e-zines, blogs or self-published e-books. We 
need tools to help navigate, visualize and better appreciate the high volume of 
available literature.

We invite papers on applying state-of-the art NLP methods to literary data. 
What characteristics of literature make it special? Is it, indeed, a unique 
type of language data? How should we adapt our tools to find meaning in 
literary text? What lessons from automatic processing of literature could apply 
to other types of data?

Position papers are welcome, too.

Topics of interest (suitably related topics are welcome):

- the needs of the readers and how those needs translate into meaningful NLP 
tasks;
- searching for literature;
- recommendation systems for literature;
- computational modelling of narratives, computational narratology;
- summarization of literature;
- finding similar books;
- differences between literature and other genres as relevant to computational 
linguistics;
- discourse structure in literature;
- emotion analysis for literature;
- profiling and authorship attribution;
- identification and analysis of literature genres;
- building and analyzing social networks of characters;
- generation of literary narrative, dialogue or poetry

All information, including our excellent program committee, announcements and 
updates, sits at:

https://sites.google.com/site/clfl2013/