Seventh International Workshop on Controlled Natural Language - Day 2 (CNL 2020/21)

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Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 09:00

Organized by: 

Tobias Kuhn, VU Amsterdam, Netherlands
Silvie Spreeuwenberg, LibRT, Netherlands
Stijn Hoppenbrouwers, HAN University of Applied Sciences and Radboud University, Netherlands
Norbert E. Fuchs, University of Zurich, Switzerland

This workshop on Controlled Natural Language (CNL, has a broad scope and embraces all approaches that are based on natural language and apply restrictions on vocabulary, grammar, and/or semantics. This includes (but is certainly not limited to) approaches that have been called simplified language, plain language, formalized language, processable language, fragments of language, phraseologies, conceptual authoring, language generation, and guided natural language interfaces.

Some CNLs are designed to improve communication among humans, especially for non-native speakers of the respective natural language. In other cases, the restrictions on the language are supposed to make it easier for computers to analyze such texts in order to improve computer-aided, semi-automatic, or automatic translations into other languages. A third group of CNL has the goal to enable reliable automated reasoning and formal knowledge representation from seemingly natural texts. All these types of CNL are covered by this workshop.


  • paper submission deadline: 16 May 2021 (extended)
  • notification of acceptance: 22 June 2021
  • camera-ready papers: 5 July 2021
  • workshop: 8/9 September 2021

Programme Committee (preliminary)

  • Krasimir Angelov (Digital Grammars, Sweden)
  • Mihael Arcan (National University of Ireland, Galway)
  • John Camilleri (Digital Grammars, Sweden)
  • Brian Davis (Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland)
  • Ronald Denaux, (Expert System, Spain)
  • Ramona Enache (Microsoft, Sweden)
  • Sebastien Ferre (University Rennes 1, France)
  • Antske Fokkens (VU Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Albert Gatt (University of Malta)
  • Normunds Gruzitis (University of Latvia)
  • Yannis Haralambous (IMT Atlantique, France)
  • Herbert Lange (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
  • Kaarel Kaljurand (Nuance Communications, Austria)
  • Maria Keet (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
  • John P. McCrae (National University of Ireland, Galway)
  • Roser Morante (VU Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Gordon Pace (University of Malta)
  • Laurette Pretorius (University of South Africa, South Africa)
  • Rolf Schwitter (Macquarie University, Australia)
  • Giovanni Sileno (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Irina Temnikova (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar)
  • Mike Rosner (University of Malta)
  • Camilo Thorne (Elsevier, Germany)
  • Adam Wyner (Swansea University, UK)

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