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Special sessions are very small and specialized events to be held during the conference as a set of oral and poster presentations that are highly specialized in some particular theme or consisting of the works of some particular international project. The goal of special sessions (minimum 4 papers; maximum 9) is to provide a focused discussion on innovative topics. All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book, under an ISBN reference, and on CD-ROM support. All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). The proceedings are submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


PUaNLP 2016Special Session on Partiality, Underspecification, and Natural Language Processing
Chair(s): Roussanka Loukanova, M. Dolores Jiménez-López and Henning Christiansen

Special Session on Partiality, Underspecification, and Natural Language Processing - PUaNLP 2016


Roussanka Loukanova
Stockholm University
M. Dolores Jiménez-López
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Henning Christiansen
Roskilde University

Computational and technological developments that incorporate natural language are proliferating. Adequate coverage encounters difficult problems related to partiality, underspecification, and context-dependency, which are signature features of information in nature and natural languages. Furthermore, agents (humans or computational systems) are information conveyors, interpreters, or participate as components of informational content. Generally, language expression depends on agents' knowledge, reasoning, perspectives, and interactions. The session covers theoretical work, approaches, and techniques for computational models of information and its presentation by language. The goal is to promote intelligent natural language processing and related models of thought, mental states, reasoning, and other cognitive processes. Computational neuroscience of information and language is of special interest, with existing or potential applications to Artificial Intelligence.