The CSLP 2012 workshop considers the role of constraints in the representation of language and the implementation of language processing from an interdisciplinary perspective. This theme should be interpreted inclusively: contributions from linguistics, computer science, psycholinguistics and related areas are welcome, and an interdisciplinary perspective is of particular interest.
Constraints are widely used in linguistics, computer science, and psychology. How they are used, however, varies widely according to the research domain: knowledge representation, cognitive modelling, problem solving mechanisms, etc. These different perspectives are complementary, each one adding a piece to the puzzle. For example, linguistics proposes in-depth descriptions implementing constraints in order to filter out structures by means of description languages, constraint ranking, etc. The constraint programming paradigm, on the other hand, shows that constraints have to be taken as a systematic whole and can thus play a role in building the structures (or can even replace structures). Finally, psycholinguistics experiment have been made, investigating the role of constraint systems for cognitive processes in comprehension and production, as well as addressing how they can be acquired.
CSLP is open to submissions on topics including, but not limited to:
CSLP accepts two kinds of submissions:
Previously published papers cannot be accepted. The submissions will be reviewed by the international program committee. One author for each accepted paper must attend the workshop in order to present the paper.