The 7th International Workshop on
Natural Language Understanding and Logic Programming

An affiliated workshop with ICLP, as part of FLoC'02

Copenhagen, Denmark, 28 July, 2002


The International Workshop on Natural Language Understanding and Logic Programming was first organized in Rennes, France, in 1984. Since then similar workshops took place in Vancouver, Canada (1987), Dalgharten, Sweden (1991), Nara, Japan (1993), Lisbon, Portugal (1995) and most recently, the 6th NLULP took place in Las Cruces, New Mexico in December 1999, as part of the International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP'99). This year, NLULP is affiliated again with ICLP, The International Conference on Logic Programming, which is held as part of FLoC'02, The 2002 Federated Logic Conference, the major computational logic event of the year.

The Workshop aims to cover all aspects of the intersection of Natural Language Understanding with Logic Programming and Constraint (Logic) Programming, both theoretical and practical, in all levels of linguistic investigation. Special emphasis was given to works addressing the logical, mathematical and computational relationships between linguistic formalisms and logic programming.


Session 1: Opening session
09.00 Shuly Wintner Welcome and Opening
09.30 Keynote Speaker: Johan Bos Generating Speech Recognition Grammars with Compositional Semantics from Unification Grammars
10.30 Coffee Break
Session 2: Formalisms
11.00 Mike Daniels and Detmar Meurers Improving the Efficiency of Parsing with Discontinuous Constituents
11.30 Katrin Erk and Geert-Jan M. Kruijff A Constraint-programming Approach to Parsing with Resource-sensitive Categorial Grammar
12.00 Chris Fox, Shalom Lappin and Carl Pollard First-Order, Curry-Typed Logic for Natural Language Semantics
12.30 Lunch Break
Session 3: Semantics
14.00 Barbara Gawronska Employing Cognitive Notions in Multilingual Summarization of News Reports
14.30 Marilisa Amoia, Claire Gardent and Stephan Thater Using Set Constraints to Generate Distinguishing Descriptions
15.00 Balder ten Cate and Chung-chieh Shan Question Answering: From Partitions to Prolog
15.30 Coffee Break
Session 4: Interpretation as deduction
16.00 Henning Christiansen Abductive Language Interpretation as Bottom-up Deduction
Session 5: Panel
16.30 Shuly Wintner Panel: the future of NLP and LP
17.30 Workshop ends
Workshop dinner
20.00 Workshop participants, partners and guests Dinner: Kr°gers Have, Pile AllÚ 18, DK-2000

Accepted papers

The Proceedings are available as PDF (3Mb) or gzipped PostScript (1.9Mb). The proceedings will be published as:
Shuly Wintner, editor.
Proceedings of NLULP-02: The 7th International Workshop on Natural Language Understanding and Logic Programming
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2002.
Published as Datalogiske skrifter 92, Roskilde University, Computer Science Department.

Marilisa Amoia (University of Saarbruecken), Claire Gardent (CNRS, Nancy), Stephan Thater (University of Saarbruecken)
Generating Definite Descriptions using Set Constraints
Balder ten Cate (Universiteit van Amsterdam), Chung-chieh Shan (Harvard University)
Question answering: From Partitions to Prolog
Henning Christiansen (Roskilde University)
Abductive language interpretation as bottom-up deduction
Mike Daniels, Detmar Meurers (Ohio State University)
Improving the efficiency of parsing with discontinuous constituents
Katrin Erk, Geert-Jan M. Kruijff (Saarland University)
A constraint-programming approach to parsing with resource-sensitive categorial grammar
Chris Fox (University of Essex), Shalom Lappin (King's College London), Carl Pollard (Ohio State University)
First-Order, Curry-Typed Logic for Natural Language Semantics
Barbara Gawronska (University of Sk÷vde)
Employing Cognitive Notions in Multilingual Summarization of News Reports


Please refer to the main FLoC'02 web site for information on registration and accommodation. You do not have to register to any other FLoC'02 event in order to participate in NLULP'02; however, there is a registration fee supplement if you are not registered to any other FLoC'02 main conference. Some grants are available to provide travel support for participants in FLoC'02. Note that the deadline for early registration is June 15.

Program committee


We are grateful to The Association for Logic Programming for the financial support of the Workshop.

Old pages

The Call for Papers can still be accessed.

Further information

The Workshop is organized by Shuly Wintner, Department of Computer Science, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel. For further information about ICLP or FLoC'02 please visit

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