2004 Workshop 8
9th or 10th August 2004
Recently, computers have been
able to deal with human language. However, computers can deal
with only superficial or structural aspects of human language
by the methods based on grammatical theories. We will be at the
start line to deal with "intention,'' "affection'' or
"emotion'' etc. that will be naturally possessed by human
As a result of boom in internet, multimedia is thought of as an
important factor in communication. However, recently, "words''
have been thought of as more important factor than multimedia
such as pictures. In the environment like the internet, "words''
are thought of not only as media that communicate information
(as defined in the classical interpretation of communication),
but also as affective / sensitive media that have been utilised
in advertisement. In fact, recently they have reached to think
"word'' will be more important than image in advertisements.
In this workshop, we would
like to discuss several problems dealing with a language sense
on computers and applications dealing with a language sense. In
some research fields such as Language Sense processing Engineering
(LSE), Literature in Cognition and Computer (LCC), and Computer
mediated Communication and Community (CmCC), problems dealing
with a language sense on computers have been discussed and some
applications have also proposed.
Since a language sense has
been defined from Japanese language viewpoint, first, we would
like to re-characterize a language sense (it might be the same
as previous one), find the new feature of a language sense. Then,
we would like to discuss the usage of it from various viewpoints.
We would like to focus on theories, computational and human models
to deal with a language sense, and applications that make use
of a feature of language sense.
Thus, we would like to discuss
computational, affective, psychological, artistic and cognitive
aspects of language from an interdisciplinary viewpoint (i.e.
AI and other fields).
Previous sessions (for reference)
· SCI2002 invited session on Language
Sense Processing Engineering
· SCI2003 invited session on Language
- Computer - Communication
Topics to be discussed (will not be restricted to):
Feature of a language sense
or emotional aspects of language.
o cognitive model of understanding of a language sense.
o theories for dealing with a language sense.
Problems in dealing with a language sense.
for dealing with a language sense.
o computational models for dealing with a language sense.
Generation and design of language (sense).
inspiration by Words.
o computational humour.
o cognitive model of artistic creation.
o design of words (e.g. catch copies for advertisement etc.)
o information design.
o analysis of effects of words in various field like advertisement.
Feature of literature
for a generation of literature.
Problems in dealing with literature.
Generation and design of literature.
for a generation of literature.
o computational models for a generation of literature.
on computers or internet.
§ visualised effects of words.
Features of communication
in the internet communication.
o analysis of a language sense in the society.
Problems in dealing with communication
Generation and design of communication
sense for communication.
o advertising communication.
Submissions are invited on previously unpublished research. The
page format is open and the length of papers is recommended to
be 8 to 10 pages long. For LaTex users: latex8.sty can be used.
Please email your submission
to Akinori Abe (Email: ave)
|| 20th June 2004
||2nd July 2004
||9th / 10th August 2004
All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality,
significance, soundness and clarity. At least three referees will
review each submission independently.
All accepted papers will be published in the Workshop Proceedings.
ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Lab
· Maya Ando (Keio University, Japan)
· Kim Binsted (The University of Hawaii, USA)
· Kaname Kasahara (NTT Communication Science Labs, JAPAN)
· Kazumitsu Matsuzawa (Kanagawa University, Japan, JAPAN)
· Takashi Ogata Yamanashi University, JAPAN)