[Elsnet-list] 2nd CFP: EACL06 workshop on Multi-word-expressions in a multilingual context

Rayson, Paul rayson at exchange.lancs.ac.uk
Fri Dec 9 11:30:33 CET 2005

EACL 2006 Workshop on

Multi-word-expressions in a multilingual context

April 3rd 2006, Trento, Italy


The EACL 2006 Workshop on "Multi-word-expressions in a multilingual context" will be hosted in
conjunction with the 11th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics that will take place April 3-7, 2006, in Trento, Italy.

Online submission is now open at: http://www.softconf.com/start/EACL06_WS08/submit.html


For many years, interest in the NLP community of the problems that multiword-expressions (MWE) posed was focussed mainly on English. Recently, for example at the ACL2004 workshop on multiword expressions, attention has begun to expand to other languages such as Japanese, Russian, Basque and Turkish. This necessitates a re-evaluation of earlier rule-based, statistical and hybrid techniques for MWE identification and classification. In English, MWE types such as phrasal verbs, noun phrases, proper names, and true non-compositional idioms, are considered. However, in other languages some MWE types are represented as compound words, e.g. phrasal verbs in English are generally expressed as verb-prefix in Russian.  At the same time, research on MWEs for languages other than English is confronted with new problems, such as the number of word forms per lemma or free word order. 

Our focus in this workshop will be to incorporate the requirements from different areas such as translation, language engineering and those studying computational techniques for the processing of MWE of language learners and how all these requirements differ across languages. 

For further details and topics of interest, please refer to the website of the workshop.


Authors are invited to submit full papers on original, unpublished work in the topic area of this workshop.  Submissions should be formatted using the EACL 2006 stylefiles with overt author and affiliation information and not exceeding 8 pages. The EACL 2006 stylefiles are available at

Please visit the online submission page http://www.softconf.com/start/EACL06_WS08/submit.html and upload your paper no later than January 6, 2006.

Each submission will be reviewed at least by two members of the programme committee. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.

Dual submissions to the main EACL 2006 conference and this workshop are allowed; if you submit to the main session, do indicate this when you submit to the workshop.  If your paper is accepted for the main session, you should withdraw your paper from the workshop upon notification by the main session.


Information on registration and registration fees will be provided at the conference web page.


January 6, 2006   - Deadline for workshop papers 
January 27, 2006  - Notification of acceptance 
February 10, 2006 - Camera-ready papers due 
April 3, 2006 - Workshop

As the schedule is extremely tight, deadline extensions are NOT possible.


Paul Rayson (Lancaster University, UK)
Serge Sharoff (University of Leeds, UK)
Svenja Adolphs (University of Nottingham, UK)


Dawn Archer (University of Central Lancashire, UK)
Timothy Baldwin (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Francis Bond (NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Japan)
Key-Sun Choi (KAIST, Korea)
Béatrice Daille (University of Nantes, France)
Sylviane Granger (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Chikara Hashimoto (Kyoto University, Japan)
Ulrich Heid (Universität Stuttgart, Germany)
Laura Löfberg (University of Tampere, Finland)
Anke Lüdeling (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany)
Olga Mudraya (Lancaster University, UK)
Kyonghee Paik (ATR Spoken Language Translation Research Laboratories, Japan)
Scott Piao (Lancaster University, UK)
Norbert Schmitt (University of Nottingham, UK)


Workshop web page 

Conference web page 

EACL 2006 Workshops site


Dr Paul Rayson
Director of UCREL
Computing Department, Infolab21, South Drive, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4WA, UK.
Tel: +44 1524 510357
Fax: +44 1524 510492
Email: paul-at-comp.lancs.ac.uk

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