ESSLLI 2006 Workshop on "Coherence in Generation and Dialogue"
Endorsed by SIGDIAL
August 7th - 11th 2006,
Organized as part of the European Summer School on Logic,
Language and Information ESSLLI 2006,
31 July - 11 August, 2006 in Málaga
This workshop aims to compare and contrast different ways of
modelling coherence in natural language generation and dialogue
in order to guide decisions such as:
The intention is to provide a forum for advanced PhD students
and researchers to present and discuss their work with
colleagues and researchers who work in the broad subject
areas represented at ESSLLI.
what is an appropriate response at a given point in a dialogue?
- what is the optimal ordering of propositions in a discourse?
- how should predicates, referring expressions and rhetorical
relations be realised (verbally and/or non-verbally) so that the
resulting utterance can be interpreted naturally and fluently?
The workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI
participants. It will consist of five 90-minute sessions
held over five consecutive days in the second week
of ESSLLI. There will be 2 slots for paper presentation
and discussion per session. On the first day, the workshop
organizers will give an introduction to the topic, followed
by a talk by one of the invited speakers.
CALL FOR PAPERS (CLOSED)
Robbert Jan Beun, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
Nicholas Asher, University of Texas at Austin, United States
PRELIMINARY WORKSHOP PROGRAMME
MONDAY August 7
- Introduction: Rodger Kibble, Paul Piwek
and Ielka Van der Sluis
- Invited Speaker: Robbert-Jan Beun
"A Simple Dialogue Game for the Generation of
Coherent Speech Act Sequences"
TUESDAY August 8
- Paul Piwek
"Meaning and Dialogue Coherence"
- Rodger Kibble
"Generating coherence relations via internal argumentation"
WEDNESDAY August 9
- Invited Speaker: Nicholas Asher
- Andy Luecking, Hannes Rieser & Marc Staudacher
"SDRT and multimodal situated communication"
THURSDAY August 10
- Nikiforos Karamanis
"Entity versus rhetorical coherence for information
ordering: initial experimentation"
- Clara Mancini & Donia Scott
"Hyper-Document structure: Representing cognitive
coherence in non-linear documents"
FRIDAY August 11
- Katja Filippova & Michael Strube
"Improving text fluency by reordering of constituents"
- Albert Gatt & Kees van Deemter
"Conceptual coherence in the generation of
All workshop participants are required to register for ESSLLI.
See here for details.
Rodger Kibble, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
Paul Piwek, The Open University, UK
Ielka van der Sluis, University of Aberdeen, UK
Email contact: mcs_coherence_workshop<at>open.ac.uk
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