23.95, Calls: Semantics, Computational Ling, Text/Corpus Ling/Turkey

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Subject: 23.95, Calls: Semantics, Computational Ling, Text/Corpus Ling/Turkey

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Date: 28-Dec-2011
From: Verginica Barbu Mititelu [vergi at racai.ro]
Subject: Semantic Relations. Enhancing Resources and Applications

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Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:08:55
From: Verginica Barbu Mititelu [vergi at racai.ro]
Subject: Semantic Relations. Enhancing Resources and Applications

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Full Title: Semantic Relations. Enhancing Resources and Applications 
Short Title: Semantic Relations-II 

Date: 22-May-2012 - 22-May-2012
Location: Istanbul, Turkey 
Contact Person: Verginica Barbu Mititelu
Meeting Email: vergi at racai.ro
Web Site: http://www.racai.ro/SemRel2012/ 

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 02-Mar-2012 

Meeting Description:

Building on the interest in semantic relations manifested by the participants to the first workshop Semantic Relations. Theory and Applications (held in conjunction with LREC2010) and by the large scientific community of linguists and engineers, we organize a second edition, Semantic Relations-II. Enhancing Resources and Applications, with the aim of highlighting the benefits resources development and practical tasks in NLP have from and for the studies in lexical semantics.

Lexical-semantic relations are organizing principles of the lexicon. Linguists have been more concerned with the definition, characterization and classification of semantic relations, the focus being on their paradigmatic aspects. Corpus linguistics offers the material and tools for grounding theories of semantic relations in the empirical analysis of usage and phraseology, for investigating syntagmatic aspects of semantic relations, which are exploited for various tasks in computational linguistics, such as Information Retrieval, Information Extraction, Question Answering, summarization, text generation and others.

Recently, semantic relations within compounds, between simplex and compounds, between stems and derived words have been dedicated in-depth analyses due to their importance for natural language understanding, rephrasing and generation.

In this workshop we will highlight the interrelation between theoretical and practical aspects in the study of semantic relations, a theme with important benefits for both theoretical and computational linguistics.

The intended audience for our workshop is represented by both linguists and computer scientists interested in theoretical and practical aspects of semantic relations. The aim is to highlight the various ways in which lexical-semantic relations can enhance language resources and the results of various applications using them.

Invited Speaker:

Our invited speaker, professor Patrick Hanks, will deliver a presentation  on the Theory of Norm and Explotation with the title 'Mapping Semantic Relations onto Pattern of Word Use using Corpus Evidence'. 

Call for Papers:


Topics of the workshop will include, but are not limited to:

Co-occurrence and semantic relations
Semantic resources for discourse analysis
Extraction of semantic relations from various sources 
Exploitation of semantic relations in NLP applications
Knowledge representation and semantic relations
Lexical semantics and word sense
Semantic relations and word formation (compounding and derivation)
Semantic relations and language learning and acquisition
Semantic relations in Natural Language Generation applications
Semantic relations and terminology
WordNet and WordNet-like resources

Submission Information:

Papers will be submitted to the workshop via the START LREC Conference Manager, under https://www.softconf.com/lrec2012/SemRel2012/.

Authors should submit a PDF file of no more than 10 pages, following the LREC conference formatting details. Papers will be blindly reviewed by three members of the Program Committee, which is why the author(s)'s names and affiliation(s) should not appear in the paper. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop Proceedings.

When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will be asked to provide essential information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e. also technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used for the work described in the paper or are a new result of your research. For further information on this new initiative, please refer to http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2012/?LRE-Map-2012.

Important Dates:

Paper submission: 2 March 2012
Notification of acceptance: 23 March 2012
Camera-ready papers: 30 March 2012
Workshop: 22 May 2012

Contact Person:

Please email vergi at racai.ro if you have any questions regarding this workshop.

Organizing Committee:

Verginica Barbu Mititelu
Romanian Academy Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Email: verginicabm at gmail.com

Octavian Popescu
Human Language Technology Group, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Email: popescu at fbk.eu

Viktor Pekar
Dictionaries Dept, Academic Division, Oxford University Press
Email: v.pekar at gmail.com

Program Committee:

Eduard Barbu, CIMEC (Italy)
Antonio Branco, FCL (Portugal)
Elena Cabrio, INRIA (France)
Corina Forascu, UAIC (Romania)
Nuria Gala, LIF-CNRS (France)
Patrick Hanks, UWE (UK)
Amac Herdagdelen, Crimson Hexagon (USA)
Diana Inkpen, University of Ottawa (Canada)
Radu Ion, RACAI (Romania)
Elisabetta Jezek , Universita di Pavia (Italy)
Svetla Koeva, Institute for Bulgarian Language (Bulgaria)
Gerhard Kremer, Institut fuer Computerlinguistik, Universitaet Heidelberg (Germany)
Hristina Kukova, Institute for Bulgarian Language (Bulgaria)
Claudia Kunze, Qualisys GmbH (Germany)
Svetlozara Leseva, Institute for Bulgarian Language (Bulgaria)
Bernardo Magnini, FBK-IRST (Italy)
Emanuela Pianta, FBK-IRST (Italy)
Reinhard Rapp, University of Leeds (UK)
Didier Schwab, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble (France)
Carlo Strapparava, FBK-IRST (Italy)
Sara Tonelli, FBK-IRST (Italy)
Dan Tufis, RACAI (Romania)
Michael Zock, CNRS&LIF (France)

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