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  Third International Conference on Natural Language Generation


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Key facts

Call for Papers for Student Session

The Association for Computational Linguistics Special Interest Group on Generation (SIGGEN) invites the submission of papers for the Student Session at INLG 2004. Student papers are invited on the same topics as the main session, i.e. all aspects of natural language generation, including, but not limited to:
  • Communicative goal and message specification, content selection
  • Text planning, discourse models, argumentation strategies
  • Sentence realization, formalisms and models of grammar, sentence aggregation, lexical choice
  • Wide coverage generation
  • Knowledge acquisition and resources for generation
  • Style and stylistic control of generators
  • Architecture of generators
  • Multimodal and multimedia generation
  • Multilingual generation
  • Statistical approaches to generation
  • Psychological modelling of language production
  • Machine learning methods for generation
  • Evaluation methodologies for generation
  • Generation for speech synthesis
  • Applications of generation, including areas such as document and data summarization, knowledge management, the semantic web and mobile computing

Student Session

The Student Session is now an established INLG tradition. The main idea is for students to present work in progress in a constructive atmosphere and to receive helpful feedback from established researchers in their field.


Student Papers will be published in the main proceedings of INLG 2004, to be published by Springer Verlag as part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) Series


Papers should describe original work, either completed or in progress, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation results should be included, and directions for future research should be indicated. Papers can have more than one author, but all authors must be students. Evidence of student status may be required for accepted authors. Students may submit more than one paper, provided the set of authors is different on each paper, and provided each paper will be presented by a different student.

A paper submitted to INLG 2004 cannot have previously been published, and once accepted for INLG 2004 should not be submitted to further conferences or workshops. Papers that are being submitted to other conferences or workshops must indicate this.


Reviewing of papers will be blind. Reviewing will be managed by an international Conference Programme Committee. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three reviewers. Final decisions on the technical programme will be made by the Conference Programme Committee chairs.

Submission information

Submissions should follow the style required for the LNCS/LNAI series, and should be converted to PDF format. Papers must not exceed five (5) pages, including references. See the Submission Format page for full details of formatting requirements.

Note: The LNCS/LNAI Instructions for Authors provide templates for both LaTeX and Word. However, for final submission of accepted papers, we will have a strong practical preference for LaTeX source to allow us to construct the compiled document. Authors are therefore urged to use LaTeX to create submissions from the outset wherever possible.

As reviewing will be blind, the paper should not include the authors' names and affiliations. In the paper, please insert the paper registration number (see below) instead of of the authors' names. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the authors' identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...".

Papers that do not conform to these requirements may be rejected without review.

Submission procedure

Paper submission is a web-based two-stage process.

Paper registration

You must submit a notification of submission by filling out this Abstract submission form. The authors should fill in contact author details, the title of the paper, the authors' names and affiliations, abstract and topic areas. Please use the 'Remarks' field to specify if the paper is under consideration for other conferences or workshops, and if so, which ones.

Important note for student papers: Please use the 'Remarks' field to indicate that this paper is submitted to the student session, otherwise your paper will be reviewed as a submission to the main session.

After submission, the contact author will be emailed a password which will be required for submission of the paper. This password also acts as an identification number for the paper. Please use it on all correspondence with the programme committee. Correspondence relating to a submission should be addressed to

Paper submission

All papers must be submitted electronically using the Paper submission form web page. The first page of your paper must include the identification number obtained from paper registration. The paper must be submitted no later than the deadline. Papers submitted after that time will not be reviewed. Papers should be in PDF format (RTF is also permitted but not encouraged). a name="Important dates">

Important dates

Paper registration deadline:March 17, 2004
Paper submissions deadline:   March 19, 2004
Notification of acceptance: April 12, 2004
Camera ready papers due: May 5, 2004
INLG04 Conference: July 14-16, 2004

Programme committee (same as for main session)

Chairs: Roger Evans, Paul Piwek, Anja Belz (ITRI)
  • Ion Androutsopoulos, Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
  • Srinivas Bangalore, AT&T, USA
  • Regina Barzilay, CSAIL, MIT, USA
  • John Bateman, Bremen University, Germany
  • Tilman Becker, DFKI, Germany
  • Sandra Carberry, CIS, University of Delaware, USA
  • Alison Cawsey, CEE, Heriot Watt University, UK
  • Robert Dale, Maquarie University, Australia
  • Kees van Deemter, ITRI, University of Brighton, UK
  • Michael Elhadad, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  • Nancy Green, Mathematical Sciences, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
  • Catalina Hallett, ITRI, University of Brighton, UK
  • Helmut Horacek, Saarland University, Germany
  • Eduard Hovy, ISI, University of Southern California, USA
  • Aravind Joshi, CIS, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Min-Yen Kan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Emiel Krahmer, Computational Linguistics, Tilburg University, Netherlands
  • Rodger Kibble, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
  • Inderjeet Mani, Georgetown University, USA
  • Daniel Marcu, ISI, University of Southern California, USA
  • Colin Matheson, Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Kathleen McCoy, CIS, University of Delaware, USA
  • Kathleen McKeown, CS, Columbia University, USA
  • Chris Mellish, Computer Science, University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Detmar Meurers, Linguistics, Ohio State University, USA
  • Johanna Moore, Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Mick O'Donnell, Wagsoft Systems, UK
  • Jon Oberlander, Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Shimei Pan, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
  • Ehud Reiter, Aberdeen University, UK
  • Matthew Stone, CS, Rutgers University, USA
  • Sebastian Varges, ITRI, University of Brighton, UK
  • Nigel Ward, CS, University of Texas at El Paso, USA
  • Ingrid Zukerman, CSSE, Monash University, Australia

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Submission information

Submission procedure

Important dates

Programme committee

Important dates

Paper registration:

March 17, 2004

Paper submission:

March 19, 2004


April 12, 2004

Camera ready:

May 5, 2004


July 14-16, 2004

INLG04 is organised by ITRI, University of Brighton on behalf of SIGGEN, the special interest group on generation of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL).

INLG04 is sponsored by the British Academy.

New Forest photographs by kind permission of David Upton.

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