Conf: JSSP2013, November, 20, 21 and 22, 2013, Trento, Italy

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Wed Oct 23 15:54:43 UTC 2013

Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 08:44:17 +0200
From: Alberto Lavelli <lavelli at>
Message-ID: <20131022064417.GA31677 at>

Call for Participation

Joint Symposium on Semantic Processing
Textual Inference and Structures in Corpora

Date: November, 20, 21 and 22 (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday), 2013
Location: Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento (ITALY)
Keynote Speakers:
   Eneko Agirre, Johan Bos, Philipp Cimiano, Peter Clark,
   Ido Dagan, Mona Diab, Patrick Hanks, Elisabetta Jezek,
   Mirella Lapata, Bernardo Magnini, Guenter Neumann,
   Sebastian Pado, Octavian Popescu, Dan Roth,
   Sabine Schulte in Walde
Organizers: Ido Dagan, Elisabetta Jezek, Alberto Lavelli,
   Bernardo Magnini, Guenter Neumann, Sebastian Pado, Octavian Popescu
Admission: registration is free but compulsory

---- Call for Participation -------------------------------------------
Pre-registration is required through the Web site:

In the last decade, many Natural Language Processing tasks have matured
to a point where semantic questions, ranging from paraphrasing to
relevance assessment to disambiguation, are coming into the focus of
attention. This symposium aims at bringing together researchers from
different strands of research on semantic processing, with a focus on
two aspects.

The first is the textual inference paradigm, proposed as a unifying
generic framework that captures major semantic processing needs in
different application areas.  The symposium aims at addressing current
bottlenecks by discussing future research directions and perspectives
for consolidation and unification of textual inference technology.

The second aspect concerns linguistic structures, as identified by
empirical work within corpus linguistics, whose benefit for
Computational Linguistics has not yet been fully realized. The aim of
the symposium is to suggest progress towards models of language that
facilitate successful processing of semantic knowledge in natural
language applications.

The Symposium is a joint event supported by the EU-funded project
EXCITEMENT (, which aims to set up a
generic architecture and a comprehensive open-source platform for
multilingual textual inference, and by the B-CROCE project, which is the
beneficiary of a Marie Curie Integration grant dedicated to finding
regular structures as patterns in corpora.

The symposium will be characterized by:

* 13 presentations by the keynote speakers

* 5 oral presentations and a poster session

* Two panel discussions, on Textual Inference and on Distributional

* Two tutorials: the textual-inference tutorial will present the new
  open-source platform provided by the EXCITEMENT project (inference
  engines, modules and knowledge resources); the other tutorial will
  focus on corpus patterns (theoretical and computational aspects of
  corpus pattern analysis, sense-stable patterns, chain clarifying
  relationships, frames, argument structures).

The program will be soon available at
On the page you can already find the list of keynote speakers, soon we
will publish the accepted papers and the symposium program.

Thank you very much for your interest. 
We are looking forward to seeing you at the symposium.
JSSP2013 Organizing Committee

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