Speaking of Location 2019: Communicating about Space

Country: Germany

City: Regensburg

Abstr. due: 10.06.2019

Dates: 10.09.19 — 10.09.19

Area Of Sciences: Humanities;

Organizing comittee e-mail: http://geoinformatics.massey.ac.nz/speakingofLocation2019.html

Organizers: International Committee


Research into the description of location using human (natural) language has been approached from linguistics, geospatial, and computer science perspectives. This interdisciplinary combined workshop and tutorial will explore current developments in the area with a particular emphasis on the need for communicating about location across different contexts and for diverse purposes, and the particular challenges these differences cause for automatic generation, extraction and interpretation of natural language descriptions of geographic space.

The Scope

-approaches to automated extraction and understanding of natural language descriptions of location in textual sources;
-approaches to automated generation of natural language location descriptions;
-both verbal and written geospatial natural language;
-work on natural language related to both static and dynamic (movement) -work that aims to understand/explore/investigate the use of natural language descriptions of location;
-future priorities in geospatial natural language research;
-geospatial natural language and ontologies;
-contextual factors in the use and interpretation of geospatial natural language;
-real world applications that motivate the use of geospatial natural language;
-geospatial natural language querying;
-recent/current technological developments and their links to geospatial natural language (e.g. social media, crowdsourcing);
-links between language and spatial cognition and behaviour;
-robotics and geospatial natural language;
-connections between geospatial natural language and other areas of research (e.g. qualitative spatial reasoning, semantics).

Conference Web-Site: http://geoinformatics.massey.ac.nz/speakingofLocation2019.html