Appel: MWE 2010

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Jan 29 18:13:16 UTC 2010

Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 09:38:39 +0100
From: Eric Laporte <Eric.Laporte at>
Message-ID: <4B614D0F.8000301 at>

               First Call for Paper Submissions

                         COLING 2010
              Workshop on Multiword Expressions:
            from Theory to Applications (MWE 2010)

 endorsed by the Special Interest Group on the Lexicon of the
      Association for Computational Linguistics (SIGLEX)

                         Beijing, China

               Submission deadline: May 30, 2010

Multiword Expressions (MWEs) are a ubiquitous component of natural
languages and appear steadily on a daily basis, both in specialized
and in general-purpose communication. While easily mastered by native
speakers, their interpretation poses a major challenge for automated
analysis due to their flexible and heterogeneous nature.  Therefore,
the automated processing of MWEs is desirable for any natural language
application that involves some degree of semantic interpretation,
e.g., Machine Translation, Information Extraction, and Question

In spite of the recent advances in the field, there is a wide range of
open problems that prevent MWE treatment techniques from full
integration in current NLP systems. In MWE'2010, we will be interested
in major challenges in the overall process of MWE treatment, asking
for original research related but not limited to the following topics:

* MWE resources: Although underused in most current state-of-the-art
  approaches, resources are key for developing real-world applications
  capable of interpreting MWEs. We call for papers describing the
  process of building MWE resources, constructed both manually and
  automatically from text corpora; we are also interested in assessing
  the usability of such resources in various MWE tasks.

* Hybrid approaches: We invite research on integrating heterogeneous
  MWE treatment techniques and resources in NLP applications. Such
  hybrid approaches can aim, for example, at the combination of
  results from symbolic and statistical approaches, at the fusion of
  manually built and automatically extracted resources, or at the
  design of language learning techniques.

* Domain adaptation: Real-world NLP applications need to be robust to
  deal with texts coming from different domains. We thus call for
  papers assessing the performance of MWE methods across domains or
  describing domain adaptation techniques for MWEs.

* Multilingualism: Parallel and comparable corpora are gaining
  popularity as a resource for automatic MWE discovery and
  treatment. We are also interested in the integration of MWE
  processing in multilingual applications such as machine translation
  and multi-lingual information retrieval, as well as in porting
  existing monolingual MWE approaches to new languages.


We invite submissions of original and unpublished work as full
papers. All submissions must follow the COLING 2010 formatting
requirements (available soon at ).

Reviewing will be double-blind, and thus no author information should
be included in the papers; self-reference should be avoided as
well. Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be
rejected without review. Accepted papers will appear in the workshop
proceedings and will be presented orally.


May 30, 2010: Paper submission deadline
Jun 30, 2010: Notification of acceptance
Aug 21-22 or Aug 28, 2010: Workshop (exact date to be determined)


Inaki Alegria          (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
Dimitra Anastasiou     (Limerick University, Ireland)
Timothy Baldwin        (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Francis Bond           (Nanyang Technological University , Singapore)
Paul Cook              (University of Toronto, Canada)
Beatrice Daille        (Nantes University, France)
Gael Dias              (Beira Interior University, Portugal)
Stefan Evert           (University of Osnabrueck, Germany)
Roxana Girju           (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Nicole Gregoire        (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Chikara Hashimoto      (National Institute of Information and 
                        Communications Technology, Japan)
Marti Hearst           (University of California at Berkeley, USA)
Ulrich Heid            (Stuttgart University, Germany)
Kyo Kageura            (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Min-Yen Kan            (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Adam Kilgariff         (Lexical Computing Ltd, UK)
Su Nam Kim             (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Brigitte Krenn         (Austrian Research Institute for Artificial 
                        Intelligence, Austria)
Anna Korhonen          (University of Cambridge, UK)
Cvetana Krstev         (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
Begona Villada Moiron  (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Rosamund Moon          (University of Birmingham, UK)
Jan Odijk              (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Stephan Oepen          (Stanford University, USA and University of Oslo, 
Darren Pearce          (London Knowledge Lab, UK)
Pavel Pecina           (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Scott Piao             (University of Manchester, UK)
Thierry Poibeau        (Universite Paris-Nord, France)
Elisabete Ranchhod     (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Barbara Rosario        (Inter Research, USA)
Diarmuid O'Seaghdha    (University of Cambridge, UK)
Violeta Seretan        (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Stan Szpakowicz        (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Beata Trawinski        (University of Tuebingen, Germany)
Vivian Tsang           (University of Toronto, Canada)
Kyioko Uchiyama        (Keio University, Japan)
Ruben Urizar           (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
Tony Veale             (University College Dublin, Ireland)


Eric Laporte           (Universite Paris-Est, France)
Preslav Nakov          (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Carlos Ramisch         (University of Grenoble, France)
Aline Villavicencio    (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

For any inquiries regarding the workshop please send an e-mail to
mwe2010workshop at <mailto:mwe2010workshop at>

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