18.1505, Calls: Cognitive Science, Computational Ling/Denmark

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Subject: 18.1505, Calls: Cognitive Science, Computational Ling/Denmark

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Date: 16-May-2007
From: Alessandro Lenci < alessandro.lenci at ilc.cnr.it >
Subject: Contextual Information in Semantic Space Models

 

	
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Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 17:18:26
From: Alessandro Lenci < alessandro.lenci at ilc.cnr.it >
Subject: Contextual Information in Semantic Space Models 
 

Full Title: Contextual Information in Semantic Space Models 
Short Title: CoSMo 2007 

Date: 20-Aug-2007 - 20-Aug-2007
Location: Roskilde, Denmark 
Contact Person: Alessandro Lenci
Meeting Email: alessandro.lenci at ilc.cnr.it
Web Site: http://polorovereto.unitn.it/~baroni/beyond_words 

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 31-May-2007 

Meeting Description:
Contextual Information in Semantic Space Models (CoSMo 2007): Beyond Words and
Documents.

A Workshop in conjunction with:
Context 07: Sixth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and
Using Context 

Deadline Extension 
New date for Submissions: May 31 

Call for Papers:
Contextual Information in Semantic Space Models
(CoSMo 2007):
Beyond Words and Documents

In conjunction with:
Context 07: Sixth International and Interdisciplinary Conference
on Modeling and Using Context

Roskilde University, Denmark
August 20, 2007

Workshop website:
http://polorovereto.unitn.it/~baroni/beyond_words

Co-chairs:
Marco Baroni (University of Trento)
Alessandro Lenci (University of Pisa)
Magnus Sahlgren (Swedish Institute of Computer Science)


Topics of the Workshop 

Some variation of the so-called distributional hypothesis - i.e. that words with
similar distributional properties have similar semantic properties - lies at the
heart of a number of computational approaches that share the assumption that it
is possible to build semantic space models through the statistical analysis of
the contexts in which words occur.

However, the very notion of context on which semantic spaces rely on gives rise
to various crucial issues both at the theoretical and at the computational
level, which in turn determine a large space of parametric variations. The aim
of this workshop is to foster a fully cross-disciplinary debate around the major
open questions pertaining to the definition and usage of context in
context-based semantic modeling.

In particular, we invite papers on the following topics:

- using new linguistic and extra-linguistic contexts in semantic space modeling;
- integration of different context sources (linguistic, extra-linguistic, etc.)
to bootstrap semantic spaces;
- plausible contexts for cognitively and neurally realistic semantic space models;
- effect of context choice on the performance of semantic space models in
applicative settings;
- critical analysis of the limits of current context-based models of meaning and
future perspectives.

Paper Submission

The papers should not be longer than 8 pages, and they should be submitted
anonymously in PDF format following the LNCS guidelines (see Workshop's website
for link to style-sheets).

Paper selection will occur through a blind review process. Each paper will be
read by 2 reviewers.

Online paper submission is now open at:

http://www.easychair.org/COSMO2007

Important Dates 

- Paper submission: May 31    
- Notification of acceptance/rejection: June 20
- Final version of paper due: July 18
- Workshop: August 20

Program Committee 

Marco Baroni (University of Trento, co-chair)
Gemma Boleda (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona)
Paul Buitelaar (DFKI)
John Bullinaria (University of Birmingham)
Curt Burgess (University of California, Riverside)
Stefan Evert (University of Osnabrück)
Pentti Kanerva (CSLI, Stanford)
Jussi Karlgren (Swedish Institute of Computer Science)
Mirella Lapata (University of Edinburgh)
Alessandro Lenci (University of Pisa, co-chair)
Simonetta Montemagni (ILC-CNR)
Vito Pirrelli (ILC-CNR)
Massimo Poesio (University of Trento)
Reinhard Rapp (University of Mainz)
Magnus Sahlgren (Swedish Institute of Computer Science, co-chair)
Fabrizio Sebastiani (ISTI-CNR)
Peter Turney (National Research Council of Canada)
Gabriella Vigliocco (University College, London)

Further Information 

Information on registration and registration fees will be provided at
the conference web page:

http://context-07.ruc.dk/






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