IMC @ IWCS 2015

IMC - Interactive Meaning Construction

A workshop in conjunction with IWCS 2015
Queen Mary University of London, 14th April 2015

IMC (Interactive Meaning Construction) is a workshop to be held at the 11th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2015) at Queen Mary University of London, UK on 14th April 2015.

Despite being the mainstay of our language experience, the data of conversational dialogue pose very considerable challenges for semantic modelling. They violate expectations provided by standard frameworks, with apparently incomplete and/or highly context-dependent fragments widespread. Conventional grammar frameworks are poorly set up to reflect these dynamics, but the goal of defining models able to reflect them is an active research area. However, dialogue phenomena and data provide us with evidence about intended and understood meaning which can help define more suitable approaches, either through inspection or through computational methods (especially given the recent progress in distributional and inferential methods for deriving semantic representations and parsers from context). This workshop brings together researchers addressing these issues and assesses the significance of this ongoing work both for approaches to semantics and for computational modelling.

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Important dates

  • 25th Feburary 2015 Abstracts due
  • 14th April 2015 Workshop
  • 15-17 April 2015 Main IWCS conference