21.4603, Calls: Computational Ling/Language Resources and Evaluation (Jrnl)

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Subject: 21.4603, Calls: Computational Ling/Language Resources and Evaluation (Jrnl)

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Date: 17-Nov-2010
From: Carlo Strapparava [strappa at fbk.eu]
Subject: Language Resources and Evaluation

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Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 10:22:48
From: Carlo Strapparava [strappa at fbk.eu]
Subject: Language Resources and Evaluation

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Full Title: Language Resources and Evaluation 

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2011 


Special Issue on Computational Semantic Analysis of Language:


SemEval-2010 (http://semeval2.fbk.eu), an ACL SigLex event,  hosted 16 
shared tasks for evaluating semantic analysis systems. Over 130 teams 
participated with more than 230 submitted systems.

It took place in July 15-16 2010, as a co-located event with the 48th
Annual Meeting of the ACL, held in Uppsala, Sweden. 
It was the fifth international evaluation exercise following 
the series of successful Senseval/SemEval workshops.
Senseval-1 (1998), Senseval-2 (2001), Senseval-3 (2004) were more oriented
toward word sense disambiguation tasks. For the fourth edition, 
the name was changed to SemEval-2007, motivated by a desire to broaden 
the spectrum of tasks to all aspects of computational semantic analysis of 
language. SemEval-2010 continued in this vein, with some continuations of
existing tasks but also many new tasks for a wider variety of semantic


We invite submissions of papers describing in-depth evaluation
on computational semantics of text. A natural candidate is an extended
'task description' paper from SemEval-2010 (especially the novel tasks), 
which includes a broad description of the problem, resources used, system 
comparative, analysis of results, and some novel conclusions. 

But we do not limit the contributions to SemEval-related works. Instead, other 
works presenting substantial experimental evaluation on natural language 
semantics are also welcome. Finally, papers describing concrete NLP 
systems/approaches on one of those semantic tasks are welcome too, 
provided they present relevant evaluation on the task at hand and highlight 
important properties of the problem, resources, etc. System description 
papers which don't add insights on the specific problem they tackled, 
as well descriptions of already known and established tasks, are out of the 
scope of this issue.

The list of topics of interest includes but is not limited to:

* Cross-lingual and multilingual approaches to semantic analysis
* Domain adaptation
* Deeper semantic analysis: tasks and approaches
* Grounding meaning in extralinguistic knowledge 
* Different approaches for describing word meaning
* The inclusion of discourse context in semantic analysis
* Automatic recognition of semantic relations


Call for papers              		 15 November 2010          
Submissions of papers       		31 March 2011          
Preliminary decisions to authors       July 2011 (preliminary)
Submission of revised articles         August 2011 (preliminary)
Final decisions to authors             October 2011 (preliminary)
Final versions due from authors        November 2011 (preliminary)


To prepare the papers, please follow the style guidelines provided by
the LRE journal.
To submit papers:
- Go to http://www.editorialmanager.com/lrev/
- Register and login as an author
- Select 'SemEval-2010 Special Issue' as Paper Type
- Follow instructions and submit paper


Katrin Erk
  University of Texas at Austin 
  (katrin.erk at mail.utexas.edu) 

Carlo Strapparava
  FBK-irst, Italy 
  (strappa at fbk.eu)


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