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CNL 2018: Sixth International Workshop on Controlled Natural Language (CNL 2018)

27-28 August 2018 — Maynooth, Co Kildare (near Dublin), Ireland

Schedule

DAY 1: MONDAY, 27 August 2018

9:00-9:45 Registration
9:45-10:00 Opening of CNL 2018
Session 1

(Session Chair: Maria Keet)

10:00-11:00 Invited talk: Claire Gardent, French National Center for Scientific Research
Generating Natural Language from OWL and RDF data: Grammar-Based, Statistical and Neural Approaches [Slides]
Break
11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK
Session 2

(Session Chair: Norbert Fuchs)

11:30-12:00 Tobias Kuhn
Using the AIDA Language to Formally Organize Scientific Claims [Slides]
12:00-12:30 Sébastien Ferré
Responsive and Flexible Controlled Natural Language Authoring with Zipper-based Transformations [Slides]
Break
12:30-14:00 LUNCH BREAK
Session 3

(Session Chair: Laurette Pretorius)

14:00-14:30 Nikhil Gilbert and C. Maria Keet
Automating question generation and marking of language learning exercises for isiZulu [Slides]
14:30-15:00 Herbert Lange and Peter Ljunglöf
Putting Control into Language Learning [Slides]
Break
15:00-15:30 COFFEE BREAK
Session 4

(Session Chair: Tobias Kuhn)

15.30-16.00 Paul Chomicz, Armin Müller-Lerwe, Götz-Philipp Wegner, Rainer Busch and Stefan Kowalewski
Controlled Natural Languages for Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment
16:00-16:30 Shaun Azzopardi, Christian Colombo and Gordon Pace
A Controlled Natural Language for Financial Services Compliance Checking [Slides]
16:30-17:00 Michael Hsiao
Automated Program Synthesis from Object-Oriented Natural Language for Computer Games
17:00-17:30 Community discussion
Workshop Dinner
19:00 Workshop Dinner at Pugin Hall, (Located at No 14 on Map, Next Door to Workshop venue, Renahan Hall), South Campus, Maynooth University

DAY 2: TUESDAY, 28 August 2018

Session 1

(Session Chair: Brian Davis)

09.30-10.30 Invited talk: Albert Gatt, University of Malta
From description to inference: Visual and linguistic features for recognising and generating entailments
Break
10:30-11:00 COFFEE BREAK
Session 2

(Session Chair: Sébastien Ferré)

11:00-11:30 Krasimir Angelov and Michal Boleslav Mechura
Editing with Search and Exploration for Controlled Languages
11:30-12:00 Norbert E. Fuchs
Understanding Texts in Attempto Controlled English [Slides]
12:00-12:30 Poster & Demo session (Flash talks):
Norbert E. Fuchs
 Reasoning with Arithmetic in the Attempto Reasoner RACE
Morgan O'Brien
 Leveraging Gherkin Controlled Natural Language for Global Product Information Development [Poster]
Break
12:30-14:00 LUNCH BREAK
Session 3

(Session Chair: Maria Keet)

14:00-14:30 Hazem Safwat, Manel Zarrouk, and Brian Davis
Rewriting Simplified Text into a Controlled Natural Language
14:30-15:00 Laurette Pretorius and Laurette Marais
Modelling negation of the Afrikaans declarative sentence in GF
Break
15:00-15:30 COFFEE BREAK
Session 4

(Session Chair: Brian Davis)

15:30-16.30 Invited talk: Teresa Lynn, Dublin City University
Addressing some challenges of scarce resources in Irish Natural Language Processing
16:30-17:00 Closing & awards