This was a one-day workshop (11th of June 2016), with a number of invited talks from distinguished speakers, as well as solicited papers that were presented orally. The detailed programme can be found below (and in PDF form here). We also provide links to PDFs of the papers and slides, as well as links to video recordings for the talks we had permission from the presenters.

9:00-9:25: Arrival and registration

9:25-9:30: Opening remarks
  • 9:30-10:30: Invited talk: Hans Briegel. Projective Simulation for Learning and Agency
10:30-11:00: Coffee break
Session 1 of contributed talks: Physics
  • 11:00-11:25: William Zeng and Bob Coecke. Quantum algorithms for compositional natural language processing (paperbibtexslides, video)
  • 11:25-11:50: Daniela Ashoush and Bob Coecke. Dual density operators and natural language meaning (paperbibtexslides, video)
  • 11:50-12:05 (Short talk): John van de Wetering. Entailment Relations on Distributions (paperbibtexslides, video)

12:05-13:45: Lunch break

  • 13:45-14:45: Invited talk: Dominic Widdows. Semantic Spaces: Successes and Goals (video)
Session 2 of contributed talks: NLP
  • 14:45-15:10. Dimitri Kartsaklis. Coordination in categorical compositional distributional semantics (paperbibtexslides, video)
  • 15:10-15:35: Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh. Quantifier scope in categorical compositional distributional semantics (paperbibtexslides, video)
  • 15:35-15:50 (Short talk): Stefano Gogioso. A corpus-based toy model for DisCoCat (paperbibtexslides, video)
15:50-16:15: Coffee break

  • 16:15-17:15: Invited talk: Peter Gärdenfors.  The Role of Domains in the Representation of Word Meanings (video)
Session 3 of contributed talks: Cognitive Science
  • 17:15-17:40: Josef Bolt, Bob Coecke, Fabrizio Genovese, Martha Lewis, Dan Marsden and Robin Piedeleu. Interacting Conceptual Spaces (paperbibtexslides, video)
  • 17:40-17:55 (Short talk): Stephen McGregor, Matthew Purver and Geraint Wiggins. Words, Concepts, and the Geometry of Analogy (paperbibtexslides, video)
17:55-18:00: Closing remarks