26.2157, Calls: Computational Linguistics, Lexicography, Semantics/Portugal

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Subject: 26.2157, Calls: Computational Linguistics, Lexicography, Semantics/Portugal

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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:55:53
From: Annie Louis [alouis at inf.ed.ac.uk]
Subject: Workshop on Linking Models of Lexical, Sentential and Discourse-Level Semantics

 
Full Title: Workshop on Linking Models of Lexical, Sentential and Discourse-Level Semantics 
Short Title: LSDSem 2015 

Date: 17-Sep-2015 - 18-Sep-2015
Location: Lisbon, Portugal 
Contact Person: Michael Roth
Meeting Email: mroth at inf.ed.ac.uk
Web Site: http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/mroth/LSDSem/ 

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Semantics 

Call Deadline: 28-Jun-2015 

Meeting Description:

Improved computational models of semantics hold great promise for applications in language technology, be it semantics at the lexical level, sentence level or discourse level. Large-scale corpora with corresponding annotations (word senses, propositions, attributions and discourse relations) are making it possible to develop statistical models for many tasks and applications. However, developments in lexical and sentence-level semantics remain largely distinct from those in discourse semantics. This workshop aims at bridging this gap by bringing together researchers to discuss how multiple levels of semantics can be integrated and implemented in various applications. 

Our goal is to gather and showcase theoretical and computational approaches to joint models of semantics, and applications that incorporate multi-level semantics. We hope to bring together researchers from various areas: computational linguistics who strive for more expressive models of language understanding, linguists and cognitive scientists interested in aspects of representing text with multiple levels of semantics, machine learning researchers interested in joint inference over different types of semantic cues, and also researchers who are interested in applications that require or will benefit from multi-level semantics. A dialog between researchers has great potential to advance work in each of these areas and bring about more powerful and enriched models of text semantics.

Call for Papers:

Aims and Scope:

Improved computational models of semantics hold great promise for applications
in language technology, be it semantics at the lexical level, sentence level
or discourse level. However, developments in lexical and sentence-level
semantics remain largely distinct from those in discourse semantics. This
workshop aims at bridging this gap by bringing together researchers to discuss
how multiple levels of semantics can be integrated and implemented in various
applications. 

Our goal is to gather and showcase theoretical and computational approaches to
joint models of semantics, and applications that incorporate multi-level
semantics. 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Approaches to lexical semantics that take into account discourse
information, as required for example in word sense disambiguation and metaphor
interpretation
- Models for sentence-level processing tasks where discourse context (and/or
genre-based document structure) might be helpful, including semantic role
labeling, paraphrase detection, semantic parsing and relation extraction
- Rich lexical enhancements to models for discourse tasks, such as discourse
parsing, coherence modeling, coreference resolution, and text segmentation (by
topic and/or by function)
- Applications that are based on multiple layers of semantic information, such
as summarization, text generation and question answering
- Multi-task models that jointly address several lexical, sentence and/or
discourse semantic phenomena

For more information, please visit http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/mroth/LSDSem/

Invited Speakers:

Michael Strube, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies 
Jacob Eisenstein, Georgia Institute of Technology 
(additional speakers to be confirmed)

Call for Submissions:

We invite both long (8 pages) and short (4 page) papers. The limits refer to
the content and any number of additional pages for references are allowed. The
papers should follow the EMNLP 2015 formatting instructions
(https://emnlp2015-website.herokuapp.com/submissions.html).

Each submission must be anonymized, written in English, and contain a title
and abstract. We especially welcome the following types of papers:

- Position papers that reflect innovative, creative and thought-provoking
ideas
- Technical papers that demonstrate the impact of semantics in tasks and
applications
- Theoretical papers that advance our understanding of interacting semantic
phenomena
- Survey papers that review the current state of research in a specific area

Please submit your papers at http://www.softconf.com/emnlp2015/LSDSem/

Important Dates:

28 June 2015: Workshop Paper Due Date
21 July 2015: Notification of Acceptance
11 August 2015: Camera-Ready Papers Due
17 or 18 September 2015: Workshop 

Organizers:

Michael Roth, University of Edinburgh
Annie Louis, University of Edinburgh
Bonnie Webber, University of Edinburgh
Tim Baldwin, University of Melbourne




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