“Palazzo Mediterraneo” – University of Naples L’Orientale

Lectures on Computational Linguistics

Naples 8th-10th June 2022
Palazzo Mediterraneo · University of Naples “L’Orientale”

Supported by:

Università di Napoli L'Orientale
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II


he 2022 edition of the Lectures on Computational Linguistics is an event dedicated to central themes in the field of Computational Linguistics.

The 2022 edition of AILC Lectures, organized by prof. Johanna Monti and prof. Franco Cutugno, will take place at the University of Naples “L’Orientale” (The first three editions took place at the University of Pavia and in Rome in 2021).

The interdisciplinary nature of the school characterizes two main areas: the humanistic one, characterized by topics related to linguistics and investigations in the field of digital humanities, and the technological one, linked to the topics of computer science, computer engineering and, in particular, artificial intelligence and cognitive sciences.

Topics of the 2022 edition

The 2022 edition in Naples will focus on topics related to the following areas:

  • Linguistic Knowledge Graph Theory
  • Linguistic Linked Open Data
  • Computational Semantics
  • Cognitive aspects and neural networks applied to natural language studies

The event is primarily addressed to graduate students and Ph.D. candidates and Master students, but welcomes all those who might be interested in the topics. Participation is free but subject to registration. The Lectures are organised by the Italian Association of Computational Linguistics (AILC) in collaboration with the Department of Literary, Linguistics and Comparative Studies of the University of Naples and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.

At present, the event is scheduled in presence and in streaming. You will be asked to express your preference on how to participate during registration.


Wednesday June 8 2022

  • 13:00 – 13:30: Registration
  • 13.30 – 13:50: Opening: Franco Cutugno – Johanna Monti (local organizators), Elisabetta Jezek (Università di Pavia – coord. Lectures), Bernardo Magnini (FBK – Trento, President AILC)
  • 14.00 – 16.30: Lab. 1 Foundational Graph Databases Theory – Antonio Origlia (Università di Napoli) + Graph Databases practice – Antonio Origlia (Università di Napoli) / Marco Bessi (Politecnico di Milano / Neo4J)
  • 17.00 – 19.00: Knowledge Probing, Infusing and Reasoning in Natural Language Processing – Zaiqiao Meng (University of Glasgow)
  • 19.00 – 20:00: Opening Drink (and pizza)

Thursday June, 9 2022

  • 10:00 – 12.00: The Relevance of Deep Learning to Understanding the Cognitive Dimensions of Natural Language – Shalom Lappin (University of Gothenburg – Queen Mary University of London) (online)
  • 12.00 – 13.00: PhD SLAM presentation (1/2): Arianna Severini Perla – Tiziano Labruna – Federico Ranaldi – Soda Marem Lo – Giulia Speranza – Martina Di Bratto
  • Lunch time
  • 14.30 – 16.30: Transcending Dependencies – Martha Palmer (University of Colorado, Boulder) (online)
  • 17.00 – 19.00: Lab2 Graph Embeddings – Marco Bessi (Politecnico di Milano / Neo4J)

Friday, June 10 2022

  • 09.30 -11.30: The Linguistic Linked Open Data Cloud or how to share and integrate your language resources in the Web of Data – Elena Montiel-Ponsoda (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid – UPM)
  • 12.00 – 13:30: PhD clinics (in presence only)
    In this event, we will have a panel discussion with experts from AILC community including invited speakers. You are welcome to submit questions or asking for topics to be treated. A selection of the submitted questions and proposed topics will be treated in two or three parallel sessions, depending on time and requests, we will organise from 3 to 6 sessions. Each session will be moderated by one or more experts. Students can submit their questions/topics writing an email to: felice.dellorletta@ilc.cnr.it AND basili@info.uniroma2.it . Sending a request implies the registration and the confirmation of the participation in presence for this event. All students participating in the AILC lectures are invited to attend this event!
  • Lunch time
  • 14.30 – 15.30: PhD SLAM presentation (2/2): Davide Mazzaccara – Marco Grazioso – Luca Brigada Villa e Martina Giuliani – Gennaro Nolano – Costanza Marini – Nicola Cirillo
  • 15.30 – 17.00: Lab3 Terminologies and Linguistic Linked Open Data (LLOD) – Elena Montiel-Ponsoda (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid – UPM)
  • 17.00-17:30: Closing

Students Presentations

Students who might be interested in presenting what they are currently working on during the Students’ Presentations sessions are required to submit a 500-word abstract in English to info-lcl@fbk.eu within the deadline of the 22nd April, 2021. Acceptance notices will be sent within the 6th May, 2021.

Scientific Committee

Roberto Basili (Università di Roma, Tor Vergata)
Francesco Cutugno (Università di Napoli Federico II)
Felice Dell’Orletta (Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale CNR – Pisa)
Elisabetta Jezek (Università di Pavia)
Johanna Monti (Università di Napoli L’Orientale)

Local Organisers

Francesco Cutugno (Università di Napoli Federico II)
Johanna Monti (Università di Napoli L’Orientale)
Maria Pia di Buono (Università di Napoli L’Orientale)
Antonio Origlia (Università di Napoli Federico II)

Organising Committee

Manuela Speranza (Fondazione Bruno Kessler – Trento)
Maria Di Maro (Università di Napoli Federico II)
Marco Grazioso (Università di Napoli Federico II)
Raffaele Manna (Università di Napoli L’Orientale)
Antonio Pascucci (Università di Napoli L’Orientale)

Contatti: info-lcl@fbk.eu