D>CMNA 2001

1st International workshop on

Computational Models of Natural Language Argument

held in conjunction with ICCS'2001

San Francisco, May 29, 2001

endorsed by SIGGEN SIGGEN logo


Accepted papers

NEW: 4th Workshop at ECAI 2004

CMNA 2001 was a special track of the International Conference on Computational Science, held in San Francisco late May 2001.

Natural language argument represents both a challenge and an opportunity for computational modelling, from both understanding and generation points of view. Argumentation is typically rich with rhetorical devices interacting at many different layers of abstraction, and is heavily dependent upon extra-linguistic context if it is to be successful. On the other hand, there is a well developed literature on both argumentation theory and rhetoric which offers great potential for exploitation in computational models.

The special track aimed at discussing how natural language arguments can be modelled, by gathering together scholars with diverse backgrounds, in order to encourage cross fertilisation and develop new collaborations.

All accepted papers appeared, together with those of the other ICCS's special tracks, in a volume, published by Springer Verlag, in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Programme Committee

Cristiano Castelfranchi, Department of Communication Science, University of Siena, Italy.
Fiorella de Rosis, Department of Informatics, University of Bari, Italy.
Floriana Grasso, (co-organiser), Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool, England.
Leo Groarke, Department of Philosophy, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Peter McBurney, Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool, England.
Chris Reed, (co-organiser), Department of Applied Computing, University of Dundee, Scotland.
Ehud Reiter, Department of Computer Science, University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
Antoinette Renouf, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Liverpool, England.


All enquiries should be directed to one of the organisers:

Floriana Grasso
Department of Computer Science
University of Liverpool
Peach Street
Liverpool L69 7ZF
Tel. (+44)(0)151 794 3680
Fax. (+44)(0)151 794 3715
Chris Reed
Department of Applied Computing
University of Dundee
Park Wynd
Dundee DD1 4HN
Tel. (+44)(0)1382 348083
Fax. (+44)(0)1382 345509

Last modified, 27 November 2001