International Workshop on Constraint Solving and Language Processing - CSLP 2004

Roskilde University - 1-3 September 2004

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The purpose of the workshop is to provide an overview of activities in the field of Constraint Solving with special emphasis on Natural Language Processing and for researchers to meet and exchange ideas.

Constraint Solving (CS), in particular Constraint Logic Programming (CLP), is a promising platform, perhaps the most promising present platform, for bringing forward the state of the art in language processing. The data subjected to processing via constraint solving may include written and spoken language, formal and semiformal language, and even general input data to multimodal and pervasive systems.

CLP and CS have been applied in projects for shallow and deep analysis and generation of language, and to different sorts of languages. The view of grammar expressed as a set of conditions simultaneously constraining and thus defining the set of possible utterances has influenced formal linguistic theory for more than a decade.

CLP and CS provide flexibility of expression and potential for interleaving the different phases of language processing, including handling of pragmatic and semantic information, e.g. ontologies.

Topics considered relevant for the workshop include (but are not limited to)

Invited speakers: Philippe Blache, Veronica Dahl, Denys Duchier, Gerald Penn


Authors are invited to submit either a 6 page extended abstract or a full paper of up to 16 pages. Preliminary proceedings are distributed at the workshop. It is planned to publish selected revised full papers after the workshop in Springer's LNCS/LNAI series.

Papers to be published in post-workshop proceedings must eventually be prepared in LaTeX. Authors are strongly recommended to prepare their submissions according to guidelines for Springer LNCS/LNAI:

Please submit papers as PDF files to (do not send ZIP files).

Each submission will be commented by two or three reviewers.

Important dates:

Organizers: Henning Christiansen, Roskilde University; Peter Skadhauge, Copenhagen Business School; Jørgen Villadsen, Roskilde University

Program committee:
Troels Andreasen, Roskilde, Denmark
Philippe Blache, Aix-en-Provence, France
Henning Christiansen, Roskilde, Denmark (Chair)
Veronica Dahl, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Denys Duchier, LORIA, France
John Gallagher, Roskilde, Denmark
Claire Gardent, LORIA, France
Daniel Hardt, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Peter Juel Henrichsen, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Jørgen Fischer Nilsson, Technical University of Denmark
Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Science
Peter Skadhauge, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Jørgen Villadsen, Roskilde, Denmark

The workshop is supported by the CONTROL project, CONstraint based Tools for RObust Language processing, funded by the Danish Natural Science Research Council; CMOL, Center for Computational Modelling of Language at Copenhagen Business School; and Computer Science Section at Roskilde University.

Last modification 4 September 2004 by Jørgen Villadsen