27.3581, Calls: Comp Ling, Neuroling, Psycholing, Semantics, Text/Corpus Ling/Japan

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Subject: 27.3581, Calls: Comp Ling, Neuroling, Psycholing, Semantics, Text/Corpus Ling/Japan

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Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:45:32
From: Enrico Santus [esantus at gmail.com]
Subject: Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon

Full Title: Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon 
Short Title: CogALex 

Date: 12-Dec-2016 - 12-Dec-2016
Location: Osaka, Japan 
Contact Person: Michael Zock
Meeting Email: michael.zock at lif.univ-mrs.fr
Web Site: https://sites.google.com/site/cogalex2016/home 

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

Call Deadline: 25-Sep-2016 

Meeting Description:

The goal of COGALEX is to provide a forum for researchers in NLP,
psychologists, computational lexicographers and users of lexical resources to
share their knowledge and needs concerning the construction, organization and
use of a lexicon by people (lexical access) and machines (NLP, IR,

Like in the past (2004, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014), we will invite researchers
to address various unsolved problems, by putting this time stronger emphasis
though on distributional semantics (DS). Indeed, we would like to see work
showing the relevance of DS as a cognitive model of the lexicon. The interest
in distributional approaches has grown considerably over the last few year,
both in computational linguistics and cognitive sciences. A further boost has
been provided by the recent hype around deep learning and neural embeddings.
While all these approaches seem to have great potential, their added value to
address cognitive and semantic aspects of the lexicon still needs to be shown.

This workshop is about possible enhancements of lexical resources and
electronic dictionaries, as well as on any aspect relevant to the achieve a
better understanding of the mental lexicon and semantic memory.We solicit
contributions including but not limited to the topics listed here below,
topics, which can be considered from any of the following points of view: 

- (Computational, corpus) linguistics, 
- Neuro- or psycholinguistics (tip of the tongue problem, associations), 
- Network related sciences (sociology, economy, biology), 
- Mathematics (vector-based approaches, graph theory, small-world problem),

A ''friendly competition'' during CogALex has been organized as a shared task
on corpus-based identification of semantic relations. Information about the
CogALex shared task can be found in the call for papers.

COGALEX workshop is co-lated with COLING (the 26th International Conference on
Computational Linguistics, Osaka, Japan), December 12, 2016. 

Invited speaker: Chris Biemann (Technische Universität, Darmstadt)

Contact Persons:

For general questions get in touch with Michael Zock
(michael.zock at lif.univ-mrs.fr), for questions concerning the shared task, send
a message to Stefan Evert (stefan.evert at fau.de)

2nd Call for Papers:

The way we look at the lexicon (creation and use) has changed dramatically
over the past 30 years. While in the past being considered as an appendix to
grammar, the lexicon has now moved to centre stage. Indeed, there is hardly
any task in NLP which can be conducted without it.

Possible Topics:

- Analysis of the conceptual input of a dictionary user
- The meaning of words
- Structure of the lexicon
- Methods for crafting dictionaries or indexes
- Dictionary access (navigation and search strategies, interface issues)

For more details concerning the ''topics, deadliness, shared task,
submision,'' etc. take a look at the following webpage:

Call for Participation:

CogALex-V Shared Task on the Corpus-Based Identification of Semantic

Submission deadline: 15 October 2016

The organizers of the COLING 2016 Workshop CogALex-V are pleased to announce a
Shared Task on the Corpus-Based Identification of Semantic Relations. 
Semantic relations play an important role in Natural Language Processing (NLP)
and in human lexical retrieval. Corpus-based approaches to semantic relation
identification do not only help to perform NLP tasks, but they can also shed
light on the organization of the mental lexicon.

The shared task takes the form of a “friendly competition” in which
participants evaluate their own models. It is divided into two subtasks aimed
at identifying whether two words are semantically related and which particular
relation holds between them, respectively.  A dataset extracted from EVALution
1.0 (Santus et al. 2015) is provided for training and testing of the models. 
Short papers describing systems and evaluation results must be submitted by 15
October 2016 together with the system output.  All papers that meet the formal
review criteria will be published in the workshop proceedings.  The organizers
invite teams to express their interest in participating in the Shared Task by
sending an e-mail to esantus at gmail.com before the 26 of September, when the
test data and the evaluation scripts will be released.

For further details and downloads see the task homepage:
https://sites.google.com/site/cogalex2016/home/shared-task and join our Google
group: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/cogalexv

Shared Task Organizers:

 Stefan Evert: stefan.evert at fau.de 
 Alessandro Lenci: alessandro.lenci at unipi.it 
 Enrico Santus: esantus at gmail.com

Important Dates:

    8 Sep 2016: Task description and training data released
    until 26 Sep 2016: Expression of interest (e-mail to esantus at gmail.com)
    26 Sep 2016: Test data to be released
    15 Oct 2016: Submission if system description papers (4 pages) and system
    25 Oct 2016: Reviews returned
    30 Oct 2016: Camera-ready deadline
    12 Dec 2016: Workshop Date


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