[Elsnet-list] Extended Deadline: RANLP-07 Workshop on Acquisition and Management of Multilingual Lexicons

Pekar, Viktor v.pekar at wlv.ac.uk
Thu Jun 21 17:59:54 CEST 2007

Apologies for cross-postings

Sponsored by Expert System Inc. (http://www.expertsystem.net/)
Endorsed by the ACL Special Interest Group on the Lexicon (ACL-SIGLEX)
Borovetz, Bulgaria
September 30, 2007 
Workshop site:
The current trend of information exchange on the Internet to become ever
more multilingual has stimulated new important developments in the field
of multilingual NLP. The present workshop is concerned with the problem
of automatic management of lexical resources, which lie at the heart of
many multilingual technologies. 
Recently there has been an increased interest in the automated discovery
of equivalent expressions in different languages. New interesting
directions have sprung up, such as the use of the Web and comparable
corpora for this task, and new kinds of lexical phenomena, such as
multiword expressions and named entities, have come into focus. 
This workshop will bring together researchers working on a broad range
of problems related to the management of multilingual lexical resources
- their acquisition, maintenance, customization, and re-use. The scope
of the workshop includes evaluation of multilingual lexicons intended
for a broad range of applications: from personalized glossaries for a
translation project to large-scale machine-readable dictionaries and

Specific topics of interest for the proposed workshop are: 
* Acquisition of lexical knowledge from parallel and comparable corpora,
and from the Web 
* Porting, merging and domain customisation of existing lexical
resources using NLP technologies 
* Acquisition of multilingual domain terminology
* Acquisition of translations for multi-word expressions
* Acquisition of translations for polysemous words
* Acquisition of multilingual lexical taxonomies 
* Named Entity transliteration 
* Acquisition of cognates and loanwords 
* Extraction of equivalent phrases and sentences from comparable corpora

* Applications of multilingual lexicons and their evaluation within: 
      - Statistical Machine Translation 
      - Computer-Aided Translation 
      - Information Retrieval (Question Answering, Text Retrieval, Text
Classification and Clustering) 
      - Knowledge Management 

* Format. Authors are invited to submit full papers on original,
unpublished work in the topic area of this workshop. Papers should be
submitted as a PDF file, formatted according to the RANLP 2007
stylefiles and not exceeding 8 pages. The RANLP 2007 stylefiles are
available at: 
As reviewing will be blind, the papers should not include the authors'
names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the
authors' identities should be avoided. Papers that do not conform to
these requirements will be rejected without review. 
* Submission procedure. Please submit your paper at:
* Reviewing. Each submission will be reviewed at least by two members of
the Program Committee. Reviewers will be asked to provide detailed
comments, and to score submitted papers on the following factors: 
      - Relevance to the workshop 
      - Significance and originality 
      - Technical/methodological accuracy 
      - References to related work 
      - Presentation (clarity, organisation, English) 
* Accepted papers policy. Accepted papers will be published in the
workshop proceedings. By submitting a paper at the workshop the authors
agree that, in case the paper is accepted for publication, at least one
of the authors will attend the workshop; all workshop participants are
expected to pay the RANLP-2007 workshop registration fee. 

Paper submission deadline: July 06, 2007    
Paper acceptance notification:  July 25, 2007  
Camera-ready papers due:  August 31, 2007  
Workshop date:  September 30, 2007  

Eneko Agirre (Basque Country University, Spain)
Enrique Alfonseca (Google Inc.)
Marco Baroni (University of Trento, Italy)
Paul Buitelaar (DFKI, Germany)
Michael Carl (IAI, Germany)
Dan Cristea (University "Al. I. Cuza" Iasi, Romania)
Gael Dias (University of Beira Interior, Portugal)
Jesus Gimenez (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain)
Diana Inkpen (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Dorothy Kenny (Dublin City University, Ireland)
Adam Kilgarriff (Lexicography Masterclass, UK)
Greg Kondrak (University of Alberta, Canada)
Ruslan Mitkov (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
Sebastian Pado (University of Saarland, Germany)
Reinhard Rapp (Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz, Germany)
Fatiha Sadat (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Violeta Seretan (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Michel Simard (National Research Council of Canada)
Jorg Tiedemann (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands)
Takehito Utsuro (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Piek Vossen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Michael Zock (LIF-CNRS, France)

Keynote speakers will be announced shortly before the workshop. 

Viktor Pekar
University of Wolverhampton, UK
Diana Inkpen
University of Ottawa, Canada
Andrea Mulloni
Expert System Inc., Italy
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