CNL 2014

Fourth Workshop on Controlled Natural Language (CNL 2014)

Co-located with COLING 2014

20–22 August 2014
Galway, Ireland

Digital Grammars

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.


Possible topics for CNL 2014 include:

Important Dates

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

Submissions and Proceedings

We invite researchers to submit papers with novel contributions in the area of CNL. These research papers should be formatted according to the Springer LNCS format and should not exceed 10 pages. Papers should be submitted via the EasyChair conference system.

Accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings to be published by Springer in their LNCS/LNAI series and indexed in all major citation databases including ISI Web of Science and Scopus.


The workshop takes place in Ireland at INSIGHT@NUI Galway (formerly DERI).

Organization Committee

Program Committee

Previous Events

There were three previous events in the same series: