12th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation

ENLG 2009 is organized as an EACL workshop, and is endorsed by the ACL Special Interest Group on Generation (SIGGEN).

Invited speakers are:

Natural Language Generation (NLG) is a subfield of Natural Language Processing that focuses on the derivation of coherent natural texts from some underlying non-linguistic representation of information, generally from databases or knowledge sources. Accomplishing this goal may be envisioned for a number of different purposes, including standardized and/or multi-lingual reports, summaries, machine translation, dialogue applications, and embedding in multi-media and hypertext environments. Consequently, NLG is associated with a large number of highly diverse tasks whose appropriate orchestration in high quality poses a variety of theoretical and practical problems. Relevant issues include content selection, text organization, production of referring expressions, aggregation, lexicalization, and surface realization, as well as coordination with other media.

The ENLG 2009 workshop continues a biennial series of workshops on natural language generation that has been running since 1987. Previous European workshops have been held at Royaumont, Edinburgh, Judenstein, Pisa, Leiden, Duisburg, Toulouse, Budapest, Aberdeen and Dagstuhl. The series provides a regular forum for presentation of research in this area, both for NLG specialists and for researchers from other areas. ENLG 2009 includes two special events, one dedicated to the Generation Challenges and one to the generation of vague language.

We hope to see you all in Athens!
Emiel Krahmer (Tilburg University) and Mariët Theune (University of Twente).