Appel: COLING 2010 Workshop on Multiword Expressions (MWE 2010), Final CFP

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue May 18 19:55:08 UTC 2010

Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 09:42:28 +0200
From: Carlos Ramisch <carlinhosramisch at>
Message-ID: <AANLkTik0FwXsOw1a6C74DzMCwk0JLSqbMew-l2ToSoh1 at>

                   FINAL 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 at 23:59 (GMT-7)***

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 multilingual 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 format of COLING 2010
proceedings, available at

We strongly advise the use of the provided Word or LaTeX template
files. Full papers should not exceed eight (8) pages for the content,
with one (1) extra page for references, thus the total lenght should
not exceed nine pages (9) inclusive of references.  Reviewing will be
double-blind, and thus no author information should be included in the
papers; self-reference should be avoided as well.

Submission will be electronic in PDF format through the workshop START
system, available soon at

The papers must be submitted no later than May 30, 2010 at 23:59 PDT
(GMT-7). No deadline extensions will be granted.

Submitted 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 (23:59 GMT-7)
Jun 30, 2010: Notification of acceptance
Aug 28, 2010: Workshop


Inaki Alegria          (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
Dimitra Anastasiou     (Limerick University, Ireland)
Timothy Baldwin        (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Colin Bannard          (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
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 Kilgarriff        (Lexical Computing Ltd, UK)
Su Nam Kim             (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Anna Korhonen          (University of Cambridge, UK)
Zornitsa Kozareva      (University of Southern California, USA)
Brigitte Krenn         (Austrian Research Institute for Artificial
                        Intelligence, Austria)
Cvetana Krstev         (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
Begona Villada Moiron  (Q-go, The Netherlands)
Rosamund Moon          (University of Birmingham, UK)
Jan Odijk              (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Stephan Oepen          (University of Oslo, Norway)
Darren Pearce          (London Knowledge Lab, UK)
Pavel Pecina           (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Scott Piao             (Lancaster University, UK)
Thierry Poibeau        (CNRS and École Normale Supérieure, France)
Elisabete Ranchhod     (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Barbara Rosario        (Intel Labs, USA)
Diarmuid Ó Séaghdha    (University of Cambridge, UK)
Violeta Seretan        (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Stan Szpakowicz        (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Beata Trawinski        (University of Tuebingen, Germany)
Vivian Tsang           (Bloorview Research Institute, 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

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