Appel: Special Issue of Lingvisticae Investigationes on Named Entities (Deadline Extension)

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Jan 2 11:57:53 UTC 2007

Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2006 12:13:51 -0000
From: "Elisabete Marques Ranchhod" <elisabete.ranchhod at>
Message-ID: <000b01c729b0$789bd550$0100000a at Label8>

         ------ Deadline Extended to 15 January 2007 -------
         Named Entities: Recognition, Classification and Use
            Special Issue of Lingvisticae Investigationes

Special issue website:

This special topic issue of the journal Lingvisticae Investigationes
is scheduled to come out in early 2008 on the broad topic of Named

The aim is to bring out innovative papers on the issues and advances
in Named Entity recognition, classification and use, and how Named
Entities could be handled more effectively in a variety of NLP

The guest editors for this special issue will be (in alphabetical
Elisabete Ranchhod 
University of Lisbon
Satoshi Sekine 
New York University


Since the MUC Conferences about Information Extraction, Named Entity
Recognition and Classification (NERC) is a well-established task in
the NLP community and is regarded as a crucial technology for many NLP

The definition of what is a Named Entity (NE), however, still remains
an overt question. NEs include classical classes of proper names
(persons, organizations, geographic locations, geo-political entities)
and numeric expressions (time, currencies, percentages).

However, the correct identification and classification of single and
multiword domain specific expressions (e.g., disease names, biological
agents causing health problems, drugs used in disease treatment)
should be an important issue for a number of NLP applications (IE, MT,
QA, etc.) and dealing with these questions has become part and parcel
of the problems dealt by the NE camp.

Likewise, reference to definite events or entities no longer
referenced as proper names in text, as encompassed by the ACE program,
has long been accepted as part of the NER discipline.

The guest editors seek papers on original and unpublished research on
all aspects of NE recognition, classification, and use. Special topics
of interest include, but are not limited to:

   * Real applications that employ NERC technology 
   * Linguistic properties of proper names 
   * Resources (lexicons, grammars, gazetteers, ontologies) for
   * The relevance of NERC as a subtask in NLP applications (e.g.
     question-answering (QA), information retrieval (IR),
     summarization, machine translation (MT)) 
   * Evaluation of NERC systems and of the import of NERC in
     larger applications 
   * Cross-language issues in named entity research 
   * Philosophical and methodological concerns in NERC 
   * NEs in speech and transcribed speech and other media
   * Tools for rapid development of NERC resources
   * Learning of NERC rules
   * Domain adaptability of NERC systems

Roberto Basili
Eckhard Bick
Robert Gaizauskas
Ralph Grishman
Dimitrios Kokkinakis
Nicolas Nicolov
Thierry Poibeau
Elisabete Ranchhod
Dan Roth
Satoshi Sekine
Christa Womser-Hacker

LI (Lingvisticae Investigationes) is a thirty year old
international journal, founded by Maurice Gross. It is published
and distributed by John Benjamins Publishing Company. See or

Manuscripts must be submitted in English.

The format for submissions can be found at,
more specifically at Submission.

Paper Submission
Contributions (20 pages maximum) have to be sent by e-mail in
PDF, DOC or RTF format, to the two addresses below: 
Elisabete Ranchhod, elisabete.ranchhod at 
Satoshi Sekine, sekine at

Deadline for submission: 29 December 2006 == (Extended) ==> 15
January 2007
Notification to authors: 16 February 2007 ====> 2 March 2007
Final version of the papers due: 30 March 2007 ====> 12 April

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