The CSLP 2008 workshop
addresses the question of constraints and
language processing from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Constraints are widely used in linguistics, computer science, and
How they are used, however, varies widely according to the research
domain: natural language processing, knowledge representation,
cognitive modelling, problem solving mechanisms, etc.
The purpose is to pursue a paradigm, unifying the different approaches
into a common framework capable of explaining how constraints play a
role in representing, processing and acquiring linguistic information,
and this from a formal, technical, and cognitive perspective.
The topics include, but are not limited to, constraint-based
linguistic theories, constraints in human language comprehension and
production, context modelling and discourse interpretation,
acquisition of constraints, probabilistic constraint-based reasoning,
constraint satisfaction technologies and constraint logic programming.
Helen de Hoop
(Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands): Speaker’s and Hearer’s Constraints on Object FrontingGérard Huet
(INRIA, France):A Syntax-Semantics Interface for Sanskrit Using Constraint Processing of Semantic Roles
Philippe Blache (Provence University, France)
Henning Christiansen (Roskilde University, Denmark), co-chair
Veronica Dahl (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Jørgen Villadsen (Technical University of Denmark), co-chair