[Elsnet-list] CoSMo 2007: Call for Participation

Marco Baroni marco.baroni at unitn.it
Thu Jul 26 11:12:12 CEST 2007

Call for Participation:
Contextual Information in Semantic Space Models
(CoSMo 2007):
Beyond Words and Documents

In conjunction with:
Context 07: Sixth International and Interdisciplinary Conference
on Modeling and Using Context

Roskilde University, Denmark
August 21, 2007

Workshop website:

Marco Baroni (University of Trento)
Alessandro Lenci (University of Pisa)
Magnus Sahlgren (Swedish Institute of Computer Science)

*** Topics of the Workshop ***

Some variation of the so-called distributional hypothesis - i.e. that
words with similar distributional properties have similar semantic
properties - lies at the heart of a number of computational approaches
that share the assumption that it is possible to build semantic space
models through the statistical analysis of the contexts in which words

However, the very notion of context on which semantic spaces rely on
gives rise to various crucial issues both at the theoretical and at
the computational level, which in turn determine a large space of
parametric variations. The aim of this workshop is to foster a fully
cross-disciplinary debate around the major open questions pertaining
to the definition and usage of context in context-based semantic

*** Workshop Schedule (subject to change) ***

8.30-9.00   Registration

9.00-9.10   Opening Remarks

9.10-9.30   Magnus Sahlgren
             Word Space Models: A Critical Overview

9.30-10.00  Masato Hagiwara, Yasuhiro Ogawa and Katsuhiko Toyama
             Effectiveness of Indirect Dependency for Automatic Synonym

10.00-10.30 Yves Peirsman, Kris Heylen and Dirk Speelman
             Finding Semantically Related Words in
             Dutch. Co-occurrences versus Syntactic Contexts

10.30-11.00 Tim Van de Cruys
             Exploring Three Way Contexts for Word Sense Discrimination

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-12.00 Viktor Pekar, Ruslan Mitkov, Dimitar Blagoev and Andrea 
             Finding Translations for Low-Frequency Words in Comparable

12.00-12.30 Klaus Rothenhäusler and Hinrich Schütze
             Part of Speech Filtered Word Spaces

12.30-13.00 Alessandro Lenci and Marco Baroni
             Word Space Models and Cognitive Research: State of the Art
             and Future Perspectives

*** Program Committee ***

Marco Baroni (University of Trento, co-chair)
Gemma Boleda (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona)
Paul Buitelaar (DFKI)
John Bullinaria (University of Birmingham)
Curt Burgess (University of California, Riverside)
Stefan Evert (University of Osnabrück)
Pentti Kanerva (CSLI, Stanford)
Jussi Karlgren (Swedish Institute of Computer Science)
Mirella Lapata (University of Edinburgh)
Alessandro Lenci (University of Pisa, co-chair)
Simonetta Montemagni (ILC-CNR)
Vito Pirrelli (ILC-CNR)
Massimo Poesio (University of Trento)
Reinhard Rapp (University of Mainz)
Magnus Sahlgren (Swedish Institute of Computer Science, co-chair)
Fabrizio Sebastiani (ISTI-CNR)
Peter Turney (National Research Council of Canada)
Gabriella Vigliocco (University College, London)

*** Further Information ***

Main conference page:


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