Knowledge Representation for Natural Language Processing in Implemented Systems

A Special Issue of the Journal Natural Language Engineering

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Guest Editors
Syed S. Ali
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI 53211, USA
Lucja Iwanska
Department of Computer Science
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202, USA
NOTE: Deadline for submissions was December 31, 1996

Call for Papers

This special issue is intended to be a forum for the presentation of the state-of-the-art in implemented knowledge representation and reasoning (KRR) systems for general natural language processing (NLP). We are interested in papers that address or describe implemented knowledge representation systems that facilitate natural language processing for implemented systems. This call is intended to be as broad as possible. To this end, topics of interest include (but are not limited to): Submissions to the special issue should address these topics by showing one or more sample texts that the described implemented system can understand, how the information contained in that text is represented, what background information is used by the system, how that information is represented, how the system processes the knowledge to do interesting things (such as answering interesting questions about the text), and how the information is processed into answers.

Reports on projects whose purpose is to simulate human understanding of texts are appropriate, as are descriptions of projects whose purpose is to provide natural language interfaces to databases, planners, or other knowledge-based systems. Such reports should provide specific implementation details (where applicable) such as: source of data (artificial or real), corpus statistics, scope, dictionary/grammar size and coverage, project size (estimate of person-years of development), scalability, and if part of a larger, possibly non-NLP system, describe interaction/interfacing Operational characteristics of implementations should also be provided, such as the input/output (modality, whether pre-processed, etc), translation (language to logic, for example), representation(s) (of a sample interaction), and how inferencing/processing works.

Submission Information

Submit full papers of no more than 25 pages (exclusive of references), twelve point, double-spaced, with one inch margins before the initial submission deadline. Submissions not conforming to these guidelines will not be reviewed.

Email submission is preferred, and should be directed to the special issue editor at the email address: The subject line should read: JNLE KRR/NLP Submission. Preferred email submission formats are: stand-alone LaTeX, PostScript, or plain text (for papers without complex figures, etc).

If email submission is not possible, then five copies of the paper should be mailed to:

Syed S. Ali 

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 

3200 N. Cramer Street 

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 

Milwaukee, WI  53211 

(414) 229-5375
Mailed submissions must arrive on or before the deadline for submission.

Submission Dates

Sy Ali

Fri Aug 30 15:12:51 CDT 1996