6th International Natural Language Generation Conference

INLG 2010 precedes the ACL 2010 conference in Sweden and is co-located in Ireland with the Workshop on Multimodal Output Generation (MOG 2010). INLG 2010 is organised by Trinity College Dublin and the Dublin Institute of Technology on behalf of the ACL Special Interest Group on Generation SIGGEN.

Invited speakers are:

  • Prof. Susan Brennan,
    Departments of Psychology and Computer Science S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook University, US -
  • Dr. Richard Power,
    Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology at The Open University, UK -

Natural Language Generation (NLG) is a subfield of Natural Language Processing that focuses on the derivation of coherent natural texts from some underlying non-linguistic representation of information, generally from databases or knowledge sources. Accomplishing this goal may be envisioned for a number of different purposes, including standardized and/or multi-lingual reports, summaries, machine translation, dialogue applications, and embedding in multi-media and hypertext environments. Consequently, NLG is associated with a large number of highly diverse tasks whose appropriate orchestration in high quality poses a variety of theoretical and practical problems. Relevant issues include content selection, text organization, production of referring expressions, aggregation, lexicalization, and surface realization, as well as coordination with other media.

The INLG 2010 conference continues a biennial series of international conferences on natural language generation that has been running since 2000. Previous INLGs have been held in Columbus (Ohio, US) in 2008, in Sydney (Australia) in 2006, at Brockenhurst (UK) in 2004, in Harriman (New York, USA) in 2002, and in Mitzpe Ramon (Israel) in 2000. Prior to 2000, the INLG meetings were International Workshops, running every other year since 1984. The INLG conference provides a forum for the discussion, dissemination and archiving of research topics and results in the field of text generation. The series provides a regular forum for presentation of research in this area, both for NLG specialists and for researchers from other areas. INLG 2010 includes a special event on the Generation Challenges.

We hope to see you all in Ireland
Ielka van der Sluis (Trinity College Dublin)
John Kelleher (Dublin Institute of Technology)
Brian MacNamee (Dublin Institute of Technology).