10th European Workshop on
Natural Language Generation

Workshop Programme

Monday 8 August 2005    
1000 - 1020 Coffee/Tea  
1020 - 1030 Welcome Chris Mellish
Content, Goals and Microplanning Chair: Graham Wilcock
1030 - 1100 Context-sensitive Utterance Planning for CCG
Geert-Jan Kruijff
1100 - 1130 Natural Language Directed Inference in the Presentation of Ontologies
Chris Mellish, Xiantang Sun
1130 - 1200 Coffee/Tea  
Content, Goals and Microplanning (continued)
1200 - 1230 Interactive Authoring of Logical Forms for Multilingual Generation
Ofer Biller, Michael Elhadad, Yael Netzer
1230 - 1300 Generating Readable Texts for Readers with Low Basic Skills
Sandra Williams, Ehud Reiter
1300 - 1400 Lunch  
  Poster Session Organizer: Ehud Reiter
1400 - 1600 List of 12 poster papers
1530 - 1600 Coffee/Tea  
Lessons from Deployed NLG Systems Chair: Kevin Knight
1600 - 1630 Ten Years After: An Update on TG/2 (and Friends)
Stephan Busemann
1630 - 1700 Evaluation of an NLG System using Post-Edit Data: Lessons Learnt
Somayajulu Sripada, Ehud Reiter, Lezan Hawizy
  Discussion Session Chair: Ehud Reiter
1700 - 1800 Discussion on Applied NLG
1800 - 1900 Reception  
     
Tuesday 9 August 2005
  Realisation: Statistical Approaches and Optimisation Chair: Kristiina Jokinen
0900 - 0930 Statistical Generation: Three Methods Compared and Evaluated
Anja Belz
0930 - 1000 Real-Time Stochastic Language Generation for Dialogue Systems
Nathanael Chambers
1000 - 1030 Generating and Selecting Grammatical Paraphrases
Claire Gardent, Eric Kow
1030 - 1100 Coffee/Tea  
  Realisation: Statistical Approaches and Optimisation (continued)
1100 - 1130 Discrete Optimization as an Alternative to Sequential Processing in NLG
Tomasz Marciniak, Michael Strube
  Invited Talk Chair: Chris Mellish
1130 - 1300 Kevin Knight
Tree Transducers for Machine Translation and Generation
1300 - 1400 Lunch  
1400 - Excursion to Dunnottar Castle Organizer: Ehud Reiter
1930 - Conference Dinner  
     
Wednesday 10 August 2005
  Beyond Traditional Applications of NLG Chair: Stephan Busemann
0900 - 0930 Narratological Knowledge for Natural Language Generation
Birte Lönneker
0930 - 1000 Explorations in Sentence Fusion
Erwin Marsi, Emiel Krahmer
1000 - 1030 Computational Mechanisms for Pun Generation
Graeme Ritchie
1030 - 1100 Coffee/Tea  
  Issues for Situated NLG Chair: Graeme Ritchie
1100 - 1130 A Context-dependent Algorithm for Generating Locative Expressions in Physically Situated Environments
John Kelleher, Geert-Jan Kruijff
1130 - 1200 Generating Referential Descriptions under Conditions of Uncertainty
Helmut Horacek
1200 - 1230 Incremental Generation of Multimodal Deixis Referring to Objects
Alfred Kranstedt, Ipke Wachsmuth
1230 - 1330 Lunch  
  Discussion Session Chair: Ehud Reiter
1330 - Reports back from Discussion Groups