[Elsnet-list] Announcement: Interdisciplinary Workshop on Verb Features and Verb Classes

Sabine Schulte im Walde Schulte at CoLi.Uni-SB.DE
Thu Aug 5 12:18:45 CEST 2004


Interdisciplinary Workshop on the Identification and Representation
               of Verb Features and Verb Classes

                  February 28 - March 1, 2005

        Computational Linguistics and Psycholinguistics
            Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany



Workshop Description

Verbs and their features have always received wide attention in
various disciplines concerned with linguistic research, since their
contribution is essential to the structure and the interpretation of
language. In recent years, the availability of new lexical resources
and increasingly large corpora, the application of empirical methods
and statistical algorithms and the development of technical devices
such as eye-trackers and magnetic resonance imaging has led to
advances in several linguistic areas. This interdisciplinary workshop
brings together researchers from linguistic domains such as
lexicography, computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, and
neuroscience, in order to discuss their perspectives on verb senses,
verb features and verb classes.

The aim of this workshop is to contribute to an exchange of new ideas
and methods. The focus of the workshop is on the identification and
representation of verb features at the syntax-semantic interface and
verb classes as generalisations and organisational means for
verbs. The workshop addresses questions such as (but not restricted
- how human beings describe and classify verbs,
- which verb features are universal vs. language-specific, 
- which verb features are relevant to distinguish verb senses, 
- how we can obtain verb features and verb classes automatically,
- which kinds of verb features and verb classes are useful for NLP
- which kinds of features and classes are useful for capturing human
  processing generalisations,
- how verbs are represented in the brain.

Workshop Chairs

Katrin Erk (Computational Linguistics, Saarland University)
Alissa Melinger (Psycholinguistics, Saarland University)
Sabine Schulte im Walde (Computational Linguistics, Saarland University)

Invited Speakers

Christiane Fellbaum (Department of Psychology, Princeton University)
Jean-Pierre Koenig (Linguistics Department, University of Buffalo)
Paola Merlo (Département de Linguistique, Université de Genève)

Program Committee

Miriam Butt (Department of Linguistics, University of Konstanz)
Sonja Eisenbeiß (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen) 
Charles Fillmore (Linguistics Department, University of California at Berkeley)
Adam Kilgarriff (Information Technology Research Institute, University of Brighton)
Anna Korhonen (Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge)
Ken McRae (Department of Psychology, The University of Western Ohio)
Martha Palmer (Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania)
Manfred Pinkal (Computational Linguistics, Saarland University)
Suzanne Stevenson (Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto)
Gabriella Vigliocco (Department of Psychology, University College London)


We invite submissions of papers on the area of interest. Papers could
be original completed work, work in progress, or position papers.

Submissions must conform to the workshop template specifications,
which are available at
and must not exceed 6 pages. 

Submissions should be emailed to 
   verb-workshop-05 at coli.uni-sb.de 
in PDF, Postscript or Word format. The deadline for submissions is
October 15, 2004.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline:  October 15, 2004
Notification of acceptance: December 15, 2004
Registration deadline:      January 15, 2005
Camera ready papers due:    January 31, 2005
Workshop dates:             February 28 - March 1, 2005

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