ESSLLI 2006 Workshop on "Coherence in Generation and Dialogue"

Endorsed by SIGDIAL

August 7th - 11th 2006, Málaga, Spain

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.


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.



Robbert Jan Beun, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands

Nicholas Asher, University of Texas at Austin, United States


    MONDAY August 7

  1. Introduction: Rodger Kibble, Paul Piwek and Ielka Van der Sluis
  2. Invited Speaker: Robbert-Jan Beun "A Simple Dialogue Game for the Generation of Coherent Speech Act Sequences"

    TUESDAY August 8

  3. Paul Piwek "Meaning and Dialogue Coherence"
  4. Rodger Kibble "Generating coherence relations via internal argumentation"

    WEDNESDAY August 9

  5. Invited Speaker: Nicholas Asher Title TBA
  6. Andy Luecking, Hannes Rieser & Marc Staudacher "SDRT and multimodal situated communication"

    THURSDAY August 10

  7. Nikiforos Karamanis "Entity versus rhetorical coherence for information ordering: initial experimentation"
  8. Clara Mancini & Donia Scott "Hyper-Document structure: Representing cognitive coherence in non-linear documents"

    FRIDAY August 11

  9. Katja Filippova & Michael Strube "Improving text fluency by reordering of constituents"
  10. Albert Gatt & Kees van Deemter "Conceptual coherence in the generation of referring expressions"


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>
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