Appel: Workshop on Semantic Relations-II. Enhancing Resources and Applications, LREC 2012 Workshop

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Wed Dec 21 22:05:48 UTC 2011

Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 15:45:20 +0100
From: Helene Mazo <mazo at>
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[Apologies for multiple postings]

Call for papers
Workshop on “Semantic Relations-II. Enhancing Resources and Applications”

22nd May, Lütfi Kirdar Istanbul Exhibition and Congress Centre, 
Istanbul, Turkey
Held in conjunction with LREC2012

*Workshop description*

Building on the interest in semantic relations manifested by the
participants to the first workshop Semantic Relations. Theory and
Applications (held in conjunction with LREC2010), we organize a second
edition, Semantic Relations-II. Enhancing Resources and Applications, in
line with current interests shown by various journals, conferences,
international projects, the recent Multilingual European Technological
Alliance and the synergic projects MetaNet, MetaNet4u (supporting this
workshop), MetaNord and CESAR.

Lexical-semantic relations are organizing principles of the lexicon.
Linguists have been more concerned with the definition, characterization
and classification of semantic relations, the focus being on their
paradigmatic aspects. Corpus linguistics offers the material and tools
for grounding theories of semantic relations in the empirical analysis
of usage and phraseology, for investigating syntagmatic aspects of
semantic relations, which are exploited for various tasks in
computational linguistics, such as Information Retrieval, Information
Extraction, Question Answering, summarization, text generation and

Recently, semantic relations within compounds, between simplex and
compounds, between stems and derived words have been dedicated in-depth
analyses due to their importance for natural language understanding,
rephrasing and generation.  In this workshop we will highlight the
interrelation between theoretical and practical aspects in the study of
semantic relations, a theme with important benefits for both theoretical
and computational linguistics.

The intended audience for our workshop is represented by both linguists
and computer scientists interested in theoretical and practical aspects
of semantic relations.  The aim is to highlight the various ways in
which lexical-semantic relations can enhance language resources and the
results of various applications using them.


Topics of the workshop will include, but are not limited to:

  * Co-occurrence and semantic relations
  * Semantic resources for discourse analysis
  * Extraction of semantic relations from various sources
  * Exploitation of semantic relations in NLP applications
  * Knowledge representation and semantic relations
  * Lexical semantics and word sense
  * Semantic relations and word formation (compounding and derivation)
  * Semantic relations and language learning and acquisition
  * Semantic relations in Natural Language Generation applications
  * Semantic relations and terminology
  * WordNet and WordNet-like resources

*Invited speaker*

Our invitated speaker, professor Patrick Hanks, will deliver a
presentation on the Theory of Norm and Explotation with the title
Mapping Semantic Relations onto Pattern of Word Use using Corpus

*Submission information*

Papers will be submitted to the workshop via the START LREC Conference
Manager, under

Authors should submit a PDF file of no more than 10 pages, following the
LREC conference formatting details. Papers will be blind reviewed by
three members of the Program Committee, that is why the author(s)’s
names and affiliation(s) should not appear in the paper.  Accepted
papers will be published in the workshop Proceedings.  When submitting a
paper from the START page, authors will be asked to provide essential
information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e. also technologies,
standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used for the work
described in the paper or are a new result of your research.

For further information on this new initiative, please refer to

*Important dates*
Paper submission: 2nd March 2012
Notification of acceptance: 23rd March 2012
Camera-ready papers: 30th March 2012
Workshop: 22nd May 2012

*Program Committee*
Eduard Barbu, CIMEC (Italy)
Antonio Branco, FCL (Portugal)
Elena Cabrio, LIMSI (France)
Corina Forascu, UAIC (Romania)
Nuria Gala, LIF-CNRS (France)
Patrick Hanks, UWE (UK)
Amac Herdagdelen, New England Complex Systems Institute (UK)
Diana Inkpen, University of Ottawa (Canada)
Radu Ion, RACAI (Romania)
Elisabetta Jezek , PAVIA (Italy)
Svetla Koeva, Institute for Bulgarian Language (Bulgaria)
Claudia Kunze, Qualisys GmbH (Germany)
Gerhard Kremer, Institut fuer Computerlinguistik, Universitaet 
Heidelberg (Germany)
Hristina Kukova, Institute for Bulgarian Language (Bulgaria)
Svetlozara Leseva, Institute for Bulgarian Language (Bulgaria)
Bernardo Magnini, FBK-IRST (Italy)
Emanuela Pianta, FBK-IRST (Italy)
Reinhard Rapp, University of Leeds (UK)
Didier Schwab, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble (France)
Carlo Strapparava, FBK-IRST (Italy)
Sara Tonelli, FBK-IRST (Italy)
Dan Tufis, RACAI (Romania)
Michael Zock, CNRS&LIF (France)

*Contact person*
Please email vergi AT racai DOT ro if you have any questions regarding
this workshop.

*Organizing Committee*
Verginica Barbu Mititelu
Romanian Academy Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence
E-mail: verginicabm at
Octavian Popescu
Human Language Technology Group, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
E-mail: popescu at
Viktor Pekar
Dictionaries Dept, Academic Division, Oxford University Press
E-mail: v.pekar at

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