ElPaCo goes to Brussels

We’re in Brussels for the 18th conference of the International Pragmatics Assocation. With over 1500 registered participants and over a 1000 talks in 24 parallel sessions over 5 days, this is one of the biggest conferences in linguistics.

ElPaCO PI Mark Dingemanse gives the opening plenary on Sunday: The social shape of language.

Panel on robust and flexible language technology

On Tuesday, Andreas Liesenfeld organises a panel with Hendrik Buschmeier (Bielefeld University): Robust and flexible interactive language technology for human empowerment. Contributions include:

  • Chloe Clavel: The machine/deep learning perspective for conversational AI and the modeling of language specifics
  • Dimosthenis Kontogiorgios and David Schlangen, Explainable embodied intelligence for collaborative robots: an interactive approach
  • Justine Cassell (INRIA), Culturally-aware educational language technologies
  • Karola Pitsch: How do users with mild cognitive impairment deal with conversational user interfaces? Investigating situations of signaling trouble
  • Rosalyn Langedijk & Kerstin Fischer: Field testing an interactive language technology in an elderly care facility
  • Sviatlana Höhn: Conversational AI platform for digital robot-assisted autism therapy