Appel: International Workshop on Lexical Resources (WoLeR 2011)

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Jan 4 20:39:28 UTC 2011

Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 20:29:12 +0100
From: Benoît Sagot <benoit.sagot at>
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     International Workshop on Lexical Resources (WoLeR)
           Ljubljana, Slovenia, August 8-12, 2011
            held in conjunction with ESSLLI 2011

                --- First Call for Papers ---
           Submission deadline: February 15, 2011

(Apologies for multiple postings)

Lexical resources are one of the main sources of linguistic
information for research and applications in Natural Language
Processing and related fields. In recent years advances have been
achieved in both symbolic aspects of lexical resource development
(lexical formalisms, rule-based tools) and statistical techniques for
the acquisition and enrichment of lexical resources, both monolingual
and multilingual. The latter have allowed for faster development of
large-scale morphological, syntactic and/or semantic resources, for
widely-used as well as resource-scarce languages. Moreover, the notion
of dynamic lexicon is used increasingly for taking into account the
fact that the lexicon undergoes a permanent evolution.

This workshop aims at sketching a large picture of the state of the
art in the domain of lexical resource modeling and development. It is
also dedicated to research on the application of lexical resources for
improving corpus- based studies and language processing tools, both in
NLP and other language- related fields, such as linguistics,
translation studies and didactics.

A non-exclusive list of topics covered by this workshop is:

- lexical resources involving information from one or more description
  levels, such as morphology, syntax (e.g. valency), semantics
  (e.g. wordnets), named entity databases and terminologies

- models, frameworks and architectures for representing lexical

- comparing, merging and coupling lexical resources

- (offline) acquisition of lexical information, e.g. from raw, tagged
  or parsed corpora

- dynamic lexicons, processing of unknown words, neologisms

- lexicons of multi-word units, idioms, derived lexemes and other
  complex lexical units

- multilingual lexicons

- issues specific to developing lexical resources for less- resourced

- issues specific to developing lexical resources for issues specific
  to developing lexical resources for typologically or genetically
  (un)related languages

- lexical resources for improving language-related research and
  applications in areas such as NLP (parsing, text generation,
  automatic translation, information extraction…), linguistic
  research, translation studies, language teaching

- evaluation methods for lexical resources

- issues on standardization and distribution of lexical resources

Submission Details

Authors are invited to submit full papers describing original and
unpublished work. Submissions should be anonymous, and have 4 to 8
pages using the LREC stylesheets available at (the
submission procedure shall be provided shortly on the Workshop web

Each submission will be anonymously reviewed by three members of the
program committee, and possibly by additional reviewers. The accepted
papers will appear in the workshop electronic proceedings. A
post-workshop publication, e.g., in the form of an Springer LNCS/LNAI
series volume, will be considered.

Workshop Format

The workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI participants.
It will consist of five 90-minute sessions held over five consecutive
days in the first week of ESSLLI, i.e., from August 1 to August 5,
2011. There will be 3 slots for paper presentation and discussion per
session. As usual for ESSLLI workshop, the workshop organizer will
give an introduction to the topic during the first session. Invited
talks are to be announced soon.

Further information about the workshop will be on the Workshop web
page, at the following URL:

Important dates

Submission deadline: February 15, 2011
Notification: April 15, 2011
Final papers for proceedings: May 9, 2011
Workshop dates: August 1-5, 2011

Practical Information

All workshop participants including the presenters will be required to
register for ESSLLI. The registration fee for authors presenting a
paper will correspond to the early student/workshop speaker
registration fee. Moreover, additional fee waiver grants might be made
available by the ESSLLI Organizing Committee on a competitive basis
and workshop participants are eligible to apply for those. There will
be no reimbursement for travel costs and accommodation. Workshop
speakers who have difficulty in finding funding should contact the
local organizing committee to ask for the possibilities for a grant.

Further Information about ESSLLI:

The workshop is endorsed by FlareNet (, and
will be supported by the French national grant EDyLex
(ANR-09-CORD-008) and the Alpage team (INRIA & University Paris 7).

Workshop Organizer

Benoît Sagot (Alpage, INRIA & University Paris 7)

Workshop Program Committee

Afra Alishahi, Saarland University, Germany
Marianna Apidianaki, INRIA, France
Núria Bel, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Francis Bond, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Paul Buitelaar, National University of Ireland - Galway, Ireland
Béatrice Daille, Université de Nantes, France
Laurence Danlos, Université Paris 7, France
Helge Dyvik, Bergen University, Norway
Tomaž Erjavec, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Christiane Fellbaum, Princeton University, USA
Jennifer Foster, Dublin City University, Ireland
Yoav Goldberg, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Shu-Kai Hsieh, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Philippe Langlais, Université de Montréal, Canada
Éric Laporte, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France
Linlin Li, Saarland University, Germany
Piet Mertens, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Karel Pala, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Stelios Piperidis, Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Greece
Adam Przepiórkowski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Francis Tyers, Universitat d’Alacant, Spain
Duško Vitas, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Piek Vossen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Pierre Zweigenbaum, LIMSI, France

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