[Elsnet-list] Call for Participation: Third ACL-SIGSEM Workshop on Prepositions at EACL 2006

Beata Trawinski trawinski at sfs.uni-tuebingen.de
Mon Mar 13 18:14:36 CET 2006

************* CALL FOR PARTICIPATION *************

EACL 2006 Workshop
Third ACL-SIGSEM Workshop on Prepositions

3 April, 2006
Trento, Italy


Information on registration can be found at:


Prepositions have received a considerable amount of attention in recent
years, due to their importance in computational tasks. For instance, in
NLP, PP attachment ambiguities have attracted a lot of attention, and
different machine learning techniques have been employed with varying
degrees of success. Researchers from various perspectives have also
looked at spatial or temporal aspects of prepositions, and their
cross-linguistic differences, monolingual and cross-linguistic contrasts
or the role of prepositions in syntactic alternations. Moreover, in
languages like English and German, phrasal verbs have also been the
subject of considerable effort, ranging from techniques for their
automatic extraction from corpora, to methods for the determination of
their semantics. In other languages, like Romance languages or Hindi,
the focus has been either on the incorporation of the preposition or its
inclusion in the prepositional phrase. All these configurations are of
much interest semantically as well as syntactically.


08.55 - 09.00 Opening

09.00 - 09.30 Spatial Prepositions in Context: The Semantics of
               'near' in the Presence of Distractor Objects
               Fintan J. Costello and John D. Kelleher

09.30 - 10.00 Polish Equivalents of Spatial 'at'
               Iwona Knas

10.00 - 10.20 A Quantitative Approach to Preposition-Pronoun Contraction
               in Polish
               Beata Trawinski

10.20 - 10.40 Marked Adpositions
               Sander Lestrade

10.40 - 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 - 11.30 Semantic Interpretation of Prepositions for NLP
               Sven Hartrumpf, Hermann Helbig and Rainer Osswald

11.30 - 12.00 Coverage and Inheritance in The Preposition Project
               Kenneth C. Litkowski and Orin Hargraves

12.00 - 12.20 An Ontology Based View on Prepositional Senses
               Tine Lassen

12.20 - 12.40 A Conceptual Analysis of the Notion of Instrumentality via
               a Multilingual Analysis
               Asanee Kawtrakul, Mukda Suktarachan, Bali
               Ranaivo-Malancon, Pek Kuan, Achla Raina, Sudeshna Sarkar,
               Alda Mari, Sina Zarriess, Elixabete Murguia, Patrick

12.40 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.00 Panel discussion:
               Prepositions and Multiword Expression Compositionality


               Sabine Schulte im Walde (Saarland University):
               The Syntax-Semantics Interface for German Particle Verbs

               Valia Kordoni (Saarland University):
               PPs as Verbal Arguments: From a Computational Semantics

               Timothy Baldwin (University of Melbourne):
               Representing and Modelling the Lexical Semantics of
               English Verb Particle Constructions

15.00 - 15.30 German Particle Verbs and Pleonastic Prepositions
               Ines Rehbein

15.30 - 16.00 Automatic Identification of English Verb Particle
               Constructions using Linguistic Features
               Su Nam Kim and Timothy Baldwin

16.00 - 16.20 Coffee break

16.20 - 16.50 On the Prepositions which Introduce an Adjunct of Duration
               Frank Van Eynde

16.50 - 17.20 How Bad is the Problem of PP-Attachment? A Comparison of
               English, German and Swedish
               Martin Volk

17.20 - 17.40 Handling of Prepositions in English to Bengali Machine
               Sudip Kumar Naskar and Sivaji Bandyopadhyay

17.40 - 18.10 Closing Remarks and Business Meeting


Boban Arsenijevic (University of Leiden, Netherlands)
Doug Arnold (University of Essex, UK)
Timothy Baldwin (University of Melbourne, Australia)
John Beavers (Stanford University, USA)
Bob Borsley (University of Essex, UK)
Nicoletta Calzolari (Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale, Italy)
Ann Copestake (University of Cambridge, UK)
Markus Egg (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton University, USA)
Anette Frank (DFKI, Germany)
Julia Hockenmaier (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Tracy Holloway King (PARC, USA)
Valia Kordoni (Saarland University, Germany)
Ken Litkowski (CL Research, USA)
Alda Mari (CNRS / ENST Infres, France)
Paola Merlo (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Gertjan van Noord (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Stephen Pulman (University of Oxford, UK)
Patrick Saint-Dizier (IRIT, France)
Beata Trawinski (University of Tübingen, Germany)
Jesse Tseng (Loria, France)
Hans Uszkoreit (Saarland University and DFKI)
Aline Villavicencio (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
Martin Volk (Stockholms Universitet, Sweden)
Joost Zwarts (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)


Boban Arsenijevic (University of Leiden, Netherlands)
Timothy Baldwin (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Beata Trawinski (University of Tuebingen, Germany)


Workshop web page:

Conference web page

EACL 2006 Workshops site

prep-eacl2006 at unimelb.edu.au

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