27.5106, Calls: Computational Linguistics, Semantics/Canada

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Subject: 27.5106, Calls: Computational Linguistics, Semantics/Canada

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Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2016 15:05:20
From: Eduardo Blanco [eduardo.blanco at unt.edu]
Subject: 6th Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics

Full Title: 6th Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics 
Short Title: *SEM 

Date: 03-Aug-2017 - 04-Aug-2017
Location: Vancouver, Canada 
Contact Person: *SEM 2017
Meeting Email: starsem2017 at googlegroups.com
Web Site: https://sites.google.com/site/starsem2017/ 

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Semantics 

Call Deadline: 10-Apr-2017 

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce that SIGLEX and SIGSEM, special interest groups of
the ACL, are organizing the 6th Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational
Semantics: *SEM. This time *SEM will be co-located with ACL 2017 in Vancouver
(Canada), and it will take place on the 3-4 of August 2017.

*SEM brings together researchers interested in the semantics of natural
languages and its computational modelling. The conference embraces symbolic
and probabilistic approaches, and everything in between; theoretical
contributions as well as practical applications are welcome in the form of
long and short papers. The long-term goal of *SEM is to provide a stable forum
for the growing number of NLP researchers working on all aspects of semantics.

Call for Papers:

*SEM 2017: The Sixth Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics
August 3-4 2017, Vancouver (Canada)
Co-located with ACL 2017

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Representations of meaning (special topic this year: see below).
- Formal approaches to semantics.
- Lexical semantics.
- Distributional semantics; data-driven semantics; mathematical methods for
- Semantic parsing and interpretation; syntax-semantics interface.
- Textual inference; entailment and question answering.
- Frames and semantic role labelling.
- Semantic ambiguity and underspecification; word sense disambiguation and
- Semantic annotation and evaluation.
- Temporal entities and relations; extraction of events and causal and
temporal relations
- Entity linking; pronouns and coreference; single- and cross-document
- Discourse semantics; discourse structure and presupposition;
extra-propositional aspects of meaning; dialogue; semantics-pragmatics
- Metaphor, irony, and figurative meaning; rhetorical relations.
- Multiword and idiomatic expressions.
- Generation and summarization.
- Knowledge mining and acquisition; semantic web and ontologies; ontology
learning and population.
- Semantics in applications; semantics for social media; sentiment analysis.
- Grounding; semantics in multimodal approaches.
- Machine reading.

Special Theme: Representations of Meaning

For the 2017 instalment of *SEM, we especially welcome submissions on
Representations of Meaning.

Over the years, computational semantics has developed many powerful
representations of meaning, ranging from formal, extensional approaches, to
vector-based models and structured lexical ontologies. The aims of these
alternative approaches are diverse, some of them focusing on compositionality
and the syntax-semantics interface, others on logical aspects of meaning,
others yet on the relation between linguistic meaning and conceptual phenomena
(including multimodal aspects). The produced representations have found their
way into theoretical linguistic investigations as well as widespread
applications such as the Semantic Web and the latest Artificial Intelligence
research. This year, *SEM welcomes insights into what those different models
contribute to a general theory of meaning and the broad aim of artificial
language understanding. Are our semantic representations comparable?
Combinable? What kind of applications or tasks do they support? What do our
experimental results tell us about language? We solicit both theoretical and
empirical contributions that will foster a discussion on the current state of
research on semantic representations.

Important Dates:

Papers submission due: April 10, 2017
Notification of acceptance: May 29, 2017
*SEM conference: August 3-4, 2017
—all deadlines refer to 23:59pm UTC-11 (American Samoa time)

Submission Instructions:

Submissions to *SEM-2017 must describe unpublished work and be written in
English. We solicit both long and short papers.

Long papers may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus any number
of pages for references. Final versions of long papers will be given one
additional page of content (up to 9 pages) so that reviewers' comments can be
taken into account.

Short papers may consist of up to four (4) pages, plus an unlimited number of
pages for references. Upon acceptance, short papers will be given five (5)
content pages in the proceedings. Authors are encouraged to use this
additional page to address reviewers comments in their final versions.

Long papers typically describe original research and will be presented orally.
Short papers (typically: ongoing research, project or system description,
opinion piece) will be presented as a poster.

As the reviewing will be blind, the paper must not include the authors' names
and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's
identity, e.g., ''We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...'' must be avoided.
Instead, use citations such as ''Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...''.
Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without
review. In addition, please do not post your submissions on the web until
after the review process is complete. For a paper to be included in the
conference proceedings, at least one of the authors must be registered as a
participant at the *SEM conference.

Papers will be submitted using the START system

Double submission of papers will need to be notified at submission.

Please see http://sites.google.com/site/starsem2017/ for additional


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