21.4585, Calls: Computational Ling/Semantics/Computational Linguistics (Jrnl)

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Subject: 21.4585, Calls: Computational Ling/Semantics/Computational Linguistics (Jrnl)

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Date: 16-Nov-2010
From: Roser Morante [roser.morante at ua.ac.be]
Subject: Computational Linguistics
 

	
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Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 12:05:24
From: Roser Morante [roser.morante at ua.ac.be]
Subject: Computational Linguistics

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Full Title: Computational Linguistics 


Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Semantics 

Call Deadline: 10-Mar-2011 

A Special Issue of the Computational Linguistics Journal on Modality and 
Negation

http://cljournal.org/specials/modality-and-polarity.html


Computational linguistics has seen achievements in handling language at 
different levels of linguistic abstraction, from tokenization to semantic role 
labeling. Given a sentence, systems can more or less reliably determine who 
does what to whom when and where. However, texts do not always express 
factual information; on the contrary, language is often used to express 
uncertainty, opinion, evaluation, or doubt. Accordingly, computational 
linguistics has started to take into account the subjective aspects of 
language. There is now research that focuses also on determining who states 
that someone does something somewhere at a certain point in time 
(perspective) and based on what evidence (evidentiality), how certain 
someone is about stating something (certainty), the truth value of the facts 
being stated (negation), or the subjective evaluation of these facts 
(positive/negative opinion).


TOPICS 

For this special issue we solicit full-length article submissions describing 
innovative and challenging research on aspects of the computational 
modeling and processing of modality and negation. We specifically invite 
submissions that take into account linguistic aspects of the phenomena and 
bring a theoretical basis to research on computing the factuality and certainty 
of the events in a statement, finding the source and evidence for the 
statement of a fact, and determining whether a statement has a truth value. 
We encourage submissions that have a substantial analysis component, in 
the form of an analysis of the task and data and/or an error analysis of the 
proposed method. Submissions can address aspects of either modality or 
negation or both, provided that they lead to an enhanced understanding of the 
phenomena, as opposed to a straightforward engineering solution.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

- Linguistically informed modeling of modality and negation for NLP
- Analysis of the relevant information/knowledge involved in processing 
modality and negation
- The computational complexity of processing modality and negation
- Novel machine learning approaches for learning modality and negation
- Processing modality and negation across domains and genres
- The interaction of modality and negation for determining the factuality of 
events
- The influence of the linguistic context on the processing of modality and 
negation
- Evaluation of systems: metrics and application-based evaluation


EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

If you are considering submitting an article to this special issue, please send 
an expression of interest to the Guest Editors (roser.morante at ua.ac.be, 
csporled at coli.uni-sb.de) before the 10th December, 2010. Expressions of 
interest are not binding. Please use subject line 'EoI CL SI Modality and 
Negation', and include a brief description of your potential submission. 


IMPORTANT DATES

Call for papers: 10 November 2010
Expressions of interest: 10 December 2010
Submission of full articles: 10 March 2011
Preliminary decisions to authors:  31 June 2011
Submission of revised articles: 30 August 2011
Final decisions to authors: 18 October 2011
Final versions due from authors: 1 November 2011


GUEST EDITORS

Roser Morante

   CLiPS - University of Antwerp, Belgium
   roser.morante at ua.ac.be

Caroline Sporleder

   Computational Linguistics and Phonetics - Saarland University, Germany
   csporled at coli.uni-sb.de




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