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Date: 13-Dec-2006
From: Elisabete Ranchhod < elisabet at label.ist.utl.pt >
Subject: Lingvisticae Investigationes 

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Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 11:12:35
From: Elisabete Ranchhod < elisabet at label.ist.utl.pt >
Subject: Lingvisticae Investigationes 

Full Title: Lingvisticae Investigationes 

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 29-Dec-2006 

Named Entities: Recognition, Classification and Use  
Special Issue of Lingvisticae Investigationes

Special issue website: http://nlp.cs.nyu.edu/SpecialIssueNERLingInv/index.html

This special topic issue of the journal Lingvisticae Investigationes is
scheduled to come out in early 2008 on the broad topic of Named Entities. 

The aim is to bring out innovative papers on the issues and advances in
Named Entity recognition, classification and use, and how Named Entities
could be handled more effectively in a variety of Natural Language
Processing (NLP) applications.

Guest Editors

The guest editors for this special issue will be (in alphabetical order):
Elisabete Ranchhod 
University of Lisbon
Satoshi Sekine 
New York University


Since the MUC Conferences about Information Extraction, Named Entity
Recognition and Classification (NERC) is a well-established task in the NLP
community and is regarded as a crucial technology for many NLP applications. 
The definition of what is a Named Entity (NE), however, still remains an
overt question. NEs include classical classes of proper names (persons,
organizations, geographic locations, geo-political entities) and numeric
expressions (time, currencies, percentages).

However, the correct identification and classification of single and
multiword domain specific expressions (e.g., disease names, biological
agents causing health problems, drugs used in disease treatment) should be
an important issue for a number of NLP applications (IE, MT, QA, etc.) and
dealing with these questions has become part and parcel of the problems
dealt by the NE camp.  Likewise, reference to definite events or entities
no longer referenced as proper names in text, as encompassed by the ACE
program, has long been accepted as part of the NER discipline.


The guest editors seek papers on original and unpublished research on all
aspects of NE recognition, classification, and use. Special topics of
interest include, but are not limited to: 

* Real applications that employ NERC technology 
* Linguistic properties of proper names 
* Resources (lexicons, grammars, gazetteers, ontologies) for NERC 
* The relevance of NERC as a subtask in NLP applications (e.g.
question-answering  (QA), information retrieval (IR), summarization,
machine translation (MT)) 
* Evaluation of NERC systems and of the import of NERC in larger applications 
* Cross-language issues in named entity research 
* Philosophical and methodological concerns in NERC 
* NEs in speech and transcribed speech and other media
* Tools for rapid development of NERC resources
* Learning of NERC rules
* Domain adaptability of NERC systems

Guest Scientific Committee

Roberto Basili
Eckhard Bick
Robert Gaizauskas
Ralph Grishman
Dimitrios Kokkinakis
Nicolas Nicolov
Thierry Poibeau
Elisabete Ranchhod
Dan Roth
Satoshi Sekine
Christa Womser-Hacker

The Journal

Lingvisticae Investigationes (LI) is a thirty-year-old international
journal, founded by Maurice Gross. It is published and distributed by John
Benjamins Publishing Company. See
http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_seriesview.cgi?series=LI or

Submission Information

Manuscripts must be submitted in English.

The format for submissions can be found at
http://infolingu.univ-mlv.fr/LI/LINGVISTICAEINVESTIGATIONES.html, more
specifically at 'Submission.'

Paper Submission

Contributions (20 pages maximum) have to be sent by e-mail in PDF, DOC or
RTF format, to the two addresses below: 
Elisabete Ranchhod, elisabete.ranchhod at mail.telepac.pt 
Satoshi Sekine, sekine at cs.nyu.edu

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: 29/12/2006
Notification to authors: 16/02/2007
Final version of the papers due: 30/03/2007

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