by Stephan Busemann (Ed.),
11th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation
This volume contains the proceedings of the 11th European Workshop on Natural Language Gen-
The workshop takes place at Schloss Dagstuhl in Germany. It continues a biennial series of
workshops on natural language generation that has been running since 1987. Previous European
workshops have been held at Toulouse, Budapest and Aberdeen. The series provides a regular
forum for presentation and discussion of research in this area, both for NLG specialists and for
researchers from other areas.
The 2007 workshop spans the interest areas of Natrual Language Generation to Artificial
Intelligence, Computational Linguistics and Semantic Web techniques. One of the key themes is
evaluation of NLG systems, including two sessions on recent activities in this area.
The invited talk is given by Dr Kristiina Jokinen. Kristiina's work focusses on adaptice interac-
tive systems, including dialogue and, of course, NLG. We are grateful for being able to include
this volume her paper on "Quality of service and communicative competence in NLG evaluation".
There were 41 submissions, of which 30 were accepted by the program committee (19 paper
and 11 poster presentations). Two papers were retracted as they also had been accepted at other
events, and the authors decided to publish there. One poster was retracted as the authors could
unfortunately not find sponsorship to attend the workshop. This volume thus contains the invited
paper, 17 paper and 10 poster presentations.
My sincere thanks go to the programm committee who has accomplished a strenuous tast in
providing three reviews for each paper in due time.
I also wish to thank Andrei Voronkov for his marvelous EasyChair system that made everything
from submissions to proceedings generation so much easier (http://www.easychair.org). At DFKI,
Danish Nadeem designed and helped maintaining the workshop webpage at http://enlg07.dfki.de
Nadiya Yampolska provided valuable support in the organization of the workshop. Thank you,
Danish and Nadiya!
Last not least, the excellent cooperation of the Schloss Dagstuhl team is highly appreciated,
who patiently answered my many questions and showed a great deal of flexibility in accommodating
the event to our liking.
by Stephan Busemann
Programm Chair and Organizer
The previous abstract is here.
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