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PRICAI 2004 Workshop 8
9th or 10th August 2004

Language Sense on Computer

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Workshop Program

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 language.

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):

· Affective computing
· Feature of a language sense
  o affective 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.
  o theories for dealing with a language sense.
o computational models for dealing with a language sense.
· Generation and design of language (sense).
  o computational 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
  o theories for a generation of literature.
· Problems in dealing with literature.
· Generation and design of literature.
  o theories for a generation of literature.
o computational models for a generation of literature.
    § word-plays on computers or internet.
§ visualised effects of words.
· Features of communication
  o features in the internet communication.
o analysis of a language sense in the society.
· Problems in dealing with communication
· Generation and design of communication
  o language sense for communication.
o advertising communication.
· etc 


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. (sample: latex8.tex)

Please email your submission to Akinori Abe (Email: ave)

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 1st June 2004
Notification: 20th June 2004
Camera-ready papers Due: 2nd July 2004
Workshop: 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.

Akinori Abe
E-mail: ave
ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Lab

Program Committee
· 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)

Workshop Program

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