Universiteit van Amsterdam


Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

8 - 9 August 2020, Workshop on Semantic Spaces at the Intersection of NLP, Physics, & Cognitive Sciences (SemSpace2020), Utrecht, The Netherlands

Date: 8 - 9 August 2020
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Deadline: Friday 22 May 2020

Semantic Spaces at the Intersection of NLP, Physics, and Cognitive Science (SemSpace2020) is the latest edition of a series of workshops that brings together research at the intersection of NLP, Physics, and Cognitive Science. Using the common ground of vector spaces, the workshop offers researchers in these areas an appropriate forum for presenting their uniquely motivated work and ideas. The interplay between the three disciplines will foster theoretically motivated approaches to understanding how meanings of words interact with each other in sentences and discourse via grammatical types, how they are determined by input from the world, and how word and sentence meanings interact logically.

COVID-19 note: the workshop will take place, either in an online format or in person if the situation allows. Since ESSLLI 2020 (with which the workshop was originally to be co-located) has been cancelled, the dates and location may be subject to slight change.

Submission to the main SEMSPACE workshop can be original contributions (up to 16 pages) of previously unpublished work (submission of substantial, albeit partial results of work in progress is welcomed), or extended abstracts (3 pages) of previously published work that is recent and relevant to the workshop.

A special session will address the relevance of formal grammar methods in deep learning and other statistical and vector space approaches to language. This session was originally planned to be held jointly with the Formal Grammar conference which has been cancelled. We welcome papers that were submitted for the joint FG/SemSpace session as SemSpace submissions under the present CfP.