27.5056, Calls: Comp Ling, Lexicography, Semantics, Syntax, Text/Corpus Ling/Spain

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Subject: 27.5056, Calls: Comp Ling, Lexicography, Semantics, Syntax, Text/Corpus Ling/Spain

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Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:29:42
From: Stella Markantonatou [stiliani.markantonatou at gmail.com]
Subject: 13th Workshop on Multiword Expressions

 
Full Title: 13th Workshop on Multiword Expressions 
Short Title: MWE 2017 

Date: 03-Apr-2017 - 04-Apr-2017
Location: Valencia, Spain 
Contact Person: Stella Markantonatou
Meeting Email: mwe2017workshop at gmail.com
Web Site: http://multiword.sf.net/mwe2017 

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

Call Deadline: 16-Jan-2017 

Meeting Description:

Natural languages express complex human thoughts and ideas in many ways.  They
may exploit compositionality, i.e. concatenating simplex elements of language
to yield a more complex meaning that can be computed from the meaning of the
original parts and the way they are combined. However, non-compositional
phrases are also frequent in human languages. These complex phrases, often
called multiword expressions (MWEs),  may be decomposed into single meaningful
units, but the meaning of the whole phrase cannot (or can only partially) be
computed from the meaning of its parts. MWEs display lexical, syntactic,
semantic, pragmatic and/or statistical idiosyncrasies (Baldwin & Kim 2010).
MWEs encompass idiomatic constructions and closely related linguistic
constructs such as light verb constructions, rhetorical figures and
institutionalized phrases/collocations (Sag et al. 2002). They pose problems
for linguistic processing, especially in language learning and natural
language processing (NLP), for instance, in machine translation, syntactic and
semantic parsing, just to name a few applications. 

Researchers from several disciplines such as computer science, linguistics and
psychology have been jointly working on MWE modeling and processing. Designing
guidelines for the annotation of MWEs in corpora and treebanks has been
undertaken in various languages and linguistic frameworks (Rosén et al. 2015).
Lexical resources with MWEs in dozens of languages have been/are developed
(Losnegaard et al. 2016). Many papers describe methods to discover new MWEs in
texts, applying a wide variety of tools and techniques such as association
measures, distributional methods and machine learning. Interactions of MWE
processing with deeper levels of linguistic analysis, notably parsing and
semantic processing, are investigated (e.g. in SEMEVAL 2016 task 10 - DiMSUM).
Special issues on MWEs have been published by leading journals (CSL in 2005,
LR&E in 2010, ACM TSLP in 2013). Several funded projects on MWEs indicate the
importance of the field within the NLP community. The EU H2020 program
currently supports the COST Action PARSEME (2013-2017), that addresses the
role of MWEs in parsing and gathers 200+ researchers from 33 countries
covering 30 languages. PARSEME has inspired several national spin-off
projects.

Many of these advances are described and published in the annual MWE workshop
that attracts the attention of an ever-growing community working on a variety
of languages and linguistic phenomena. The workshop has been held since 2001
in conjunction with major computational linguistics conferences (ACL, COLING,
LREC, EACL). It represents an important venue for the community to interact,
share resources and tools, and collaborate on efforts for advancing the
computational treatment of MWEs. 

Special Track: Shared task on automatic identification of verbal MWEs

This year, there will be an extension to the traditional workshop: a special
track for shared task papers. The shared task will compare and evaluate
systems for the automatic identification of verbal MWEs in sentences.
Participants will have the opportunity to submit shared task system
description papers and present their approach and results - see the separate
call for the shared task: http://multiword.sourceforge.net/sharedtask2017/ .

A volume with selected papers from the workshop is planned within the book
series Phraseology and MultiWord Expressions of Language Science Press.


2nd Call for Papers:

Colocated with EACL 2017 - http://multiword.sf.net/mwe2017

Endorsed by ACL SIGLEX - the Special Interest Group on the Lexicon of the ACL

Contact: mwe2017workshop at gmail.com

We invite papers on major challenges in Multiword Expressions (MWEs)
processing focusing on research related (but not limited) to the following
topics:

- Manually/automatically constructed lexical resources and representation
issues
- MWE annotation in corpora/ treebanks
- MWEs in non-standard language
- Original MWE discovery/in-context identification methods
- MWE processing in syntactic/semantic frameworks and end-user applications
- Orchestration of MWE processing with respect to applications
- Evaluation of MWE processing techniques
- Models of first and second language acquisition of MWEs
- Theoretical, psycholinguistic and crosslinguistic studies on MWEs

MWE 2017 hosts a special track for shared task papers comparing and evaluating
systems for the automatic identification of verbal MWEs in sentences - see the
separate call: http://multiword.sourceforge.net/sharedtask2017/ .

A volume with selected papers is planned within the book series Phraseology
and MultiWord Expressions of Language Science Press.

Submission Modalities:

Main track:

Long papers (8 content pages + references): Long papers should report on
original, solid and finished research including new experimental results,
resources and/or techniques.
Short papers (4 content pages + references): Short papers should report on
small experiments, focused contributions, ongoing research, negative results
and/or philosophical discussion.

Shared task track:

Papers (4 content pages + references) should describe the approach implemented
to solve the problem. They may include references and links to more detailed
descriptions in other documents.

(Unlimited number of reference pages plus one extra page for the final
versions).

Main track submissions will be double-blind and will be presented orally or as
posters according to the nature rather than on the quality of the work.

Shared track submissions, presented as posters, will be double-blind and will
be reviewed by the shared task organizers and participants. Acceptance depends
on the quality of the paper rather than on the reported results.

EACL 2017 LaTeX templates should be used (a condition for accepting the paper
for the reviewing process). Final versions will be submitted both in PDF and
source LaTeX formats. Templates can be retrieved from:
http://eacl2017.org/index.php/calls/call-for-papers

The link to submit a paper will be published later on the website of MWE 2017.

Important Dates:

Jan 16, 2017: Submission deadline for the main track long & short papers
Feb 5, 2017: Submission deadline for shared task papers
Feb 11, 2017: Notification of acceptance for the main track papers
Feb 12, 2017: Notification of acceptance for the shared task papers
Feb 20, 2017: Camera-ready papers due (main track and shared task)
April 3 or 4, 2017: MWE 2017 Workshop
See also the important dates for the shared task systems.

Organizers:

Stella Markantonatou: Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP) /
R.C. ''Athena''
Carlos Ramisch: Aix Marseille University (France)
Agata Savary: Université François Rabelais Tours (France)
Veronika Vincze: University of Szeged (Hungary)




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