Event Notification Type: 
Call for Participation
Abbreviated Title: 
Imperial College London
Thursday, 21 September 2017
United Kingdom
Contact Email: 
Oana Cocarascu
Francesca Toni
Submission Deadline: 
Sunday, 10 September 2017

There is widespread agreement that AI has grown over the years into a fragmented landscape of sub-disciplines with a narrow focus. Specialisation has certainly facilitated great advances within the sub-disciplines and AI overall, but fragmentation has created a silos mentality which hinders cross-fertilisation and further advancements within AI.

This workshop will bring together researchers from three broad AI areas, namely natural language processing (NLP), machine learning (ML) and logic-based symbolic AI, to discuss and explore opportunities for cross-fertilisation centered around NLP. These may include, for example: the use of (existing or new) ML methods to support the extraction of knowledge from text via NLP methods to provide an input for (existing or new) AI symbolic reasoning methods; the integration of symbolic AI within ML to face NLP challenges; the integration of ML and NLP techniques to face various AI challenges, e.g. for image understanding, emotion detection, as well as human-agent and human-robot interactions. The workshop also aims at discussing and identifying possible directions for future research at the intersection of NLP, ML and symbolic AI.