Montpellier (8th largest French city, nearby the Mediterranean Sea, oldest faculty of medicine in the Western World) will host one of the main international conference on computational natural language semantics, namely the 12th biennal conference of the special interest group in computational semantics SIGSEM), from the association for computational linguistics (ACL). More precisely the areas of interest for the conference include all computational aspects of meaning of natural language within written, spoken, or multimodal communication.
Papers are invited on topics in these and closely related areas, including the following: representation of meaning, syntax-semantics interface, representing and resolving semantic ambiguity, shallow and deep semantic processing and reasoning, hybrid symbolic and statistical approaches to representing semantics, alternative approaches to compositional semantics, inference methods for computational semantics, recognizing textual entailment, learning by reading, methodologies and practices for semantic annotation, machine learning of semantic structures, statistical semantics, computational aspects of lexical semantics, semantics and ontologies, semantic web and natural language processing, semantic aspects of language generation, semantic relations in discourse and dialogue, semantics and pragmatics of dialogue acts, multimodal and grounded approaches to computing meaning, semantics-pragmatics interface

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