Procedural and computational models of semantic and pragmatic processes

Workshop at the 34th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science

31 July – 4 August 2023


Procedural and computational modeling frameworks have been applied successfully to various aspects of semantic and pragmatic processes, yielding not only a good fit to empirical data but also insights of theoretical relevance. On the one hand, computational (e.g., Bayesian or information theoretic) models rationalize speaker behavior and explain how a listener can use given information efficiently to infer the intended meaning from an utterance. However, these models often leave the stepwise processing of linguistic information unspecified. On the other hand, procedural (e.g., automata or ACT-R) models explain step-by-step cognitive processes behind meaning-related computations, e.g., the process of building sentence representations. However, they often lack the means to combine different information types in an interactive fashion. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers applying these two modeling methodologies to discuss their strengths and weaknesses and work towards an integrated approach.



  • Submission deadline: 8 May 2023
  • Notification: 29 May 2023
  • Workshop: 31 July – 4 August 2023

Invited speakers

Bob van Tiel (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Carolin Dudschig (University of Tübingen)


Sonia Ramotowska (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)
Fabian Schlotterbeck (University of Tübingen)

You can contact us via the workshop’s submission site at EasyChair or email.

Program Committee

Asya Achimova
Berry Claus
Bob van Tiel
Dan Lassiter
Francis Mollica
Giosuè Baggio
Gregory Scontras
Jakub Dotlačil
Jakub Szymanik
Maria Spychalska
Martin Schäfer
Michael Franke
Milica Denić
Mingya Liu
Oliver Bott
Shane Steinert-Threlkeld
Torgrim Solstad
Tyler Knowlton