Welcome to the 7th International Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science workshop, which is part of a series of workshops previously organised in Porto (2004), Miami (2005), Paphos (2006), Funchal (2007), Barcelona (2008) and Milan (2009). As in the past, this event is organised by INSTICC in cooperation with the ICEIS (12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems), the AAAI (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence) and ACM’s SIGAI (Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence). The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners in Natural Language Processing (NLP) working within the paradigm of Cognitive Science. Research into NLP involves concepts and methods from many fields including artificial intelligence, linguistics, computational linguistics, statistics, computer science, and most importantly cognitive science. 29 papers were received from 17 countries, 9 were selected for presentation as full
papers and 8 as posters. Patrick W. Hanks, from Charles University in Prague Czech Republic, gave the keynote speech entitled “How People Use Words to Make Meanings”. The selected presentations covered arrange of themes namely context accommodation and language model for human language processing, segmentation and lexicalist grammar for machine translation, tools for language learning and vocabulary grounding, multi-document relations using machine learning, sentence reduction and detecting novel information for summarisation, morphological analyser for highly inflected languages, domain ontology generation, tool for vocabulary learning for hearing impaired students. A special issue of the International Journal of Speech Technology (Vol. 11 Nos. 3-4 December 2008) was devoted to a selection of the best papers presented at NLPCS over the last few years. We would like to thank both, reviewers and authors for contributing to the success of NLPCS. We are also very indebted to all those who have helped us organise and host this event. We hope that all participants will enjoy the workshop program we have put together. We look forward to seeing you at NLPCS 2011.
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