CNL 2014

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Fourth Workshop on Controlled Natural Language (CNL 2014)

Co-located with COLING 2014

20–22 August 2014
Galway, Ireland


— open call for papers for special issue on CNL in LRE journal —

— the video recordings of the talks are available now —

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.


Group photograph of the workshop.

Important Dates

Submission deadline (extended):31 March 2014
Notification of acceptance:12 May 2014
Deadline for revised papers:9 June 2014
Registration deadline (extended):17 August 2014
Deadline for posters/demos (extended):19 August 2014
Workshop:20–22 August 2014


Possible topics for CNL 2014 include:

Submissions and Proceedings

We invited researchers to submit papers with novel contributions in the area of CNL. Accepted papers are included in the workshop proceedings LNCS 8625 published by Springer and will be indexed in all major citation databases including ISI Web of Science and Scopus.

Invited Speakers

We have three invited speakers:

Organization Committee

Program Committee

Previous Events

There were three previous events in the same series: