[Elsnet-list] EACL WS: GEMS 2009 - Second Call for Papers

Marco Pennacchiotti marco.pennacchiotti at gmail.com
Mon Nov 17 13:04:51 CET 2008


                                           2nd CALL FOR PAPERS


                                          EACL 2009 Workshop

                 GEMS : GEometrical Models of Natural Language Semantics

                       Athens, Greece; March 30 or 31, 2009


                                  URL:  <http://art.uniroma2.it/gems/>


                     **** Submission Deadline:  December 19, 2008 ****




Distributional models and semantic spaces represent a core topic in
contemporary computational linguistics for their impact on advanced tasks
and on other knowledge fields (such as social science and the humanities).


The goal of the GEMS workshop is to further stimulate research on semantic
spaces  and distributional methods for NLP, by adopting an interdisciplinary
approach to allow a proper exchange of ideas, results and resources among
often independent  communities. In particular, the workshop will provide a
common ground for a fruitful discussion among experts of distributional
approaches, collocational corpus analysis and machine learning; researchers
interested in the use of statistical models in NLP applications (e.g.
question answering, summarization and textual entailment) and in other
fields of science; and experts in formal computational semantics.


The workshop aims at gathering contemporary contributions to large scale
problems in meaning representation, acquisition and use, based on
distributional and vector space models. The workshop aims also to shed new
light on the use of such  techniques  on complex linguistic tasks, such as
linguistic knowledge acquisition, semantic role labeling, textual entailment
recognition, question answering, document understanding/summarization and
ontology learning.





We invite submissions on any topic of current interest related to the
application of semantic spaces to NLP and related disciplines, such as:


   - Document-based, Collocational and Syntagmatic spaces

   - Eigenvector methods (e.g. Singular Value and Tucker Decomposition)

   - Higher order tensors and Quantum Logic extensions

   - Feature engineering in machine learning models

   - Computational complexity and evaluation issues

   - Graph-based models over semantic spaces

   - Logic and inference in semantic spaces

   - Psychological and cognitive theories of semantic space models

   - Applications in the humanities and social sciences


We also especially encourage submissions on the empirical  evaluation of the
above computational models within the  following NLP tasks:


   - Word sense disambiguation and discrimination

   - Selectional preference induction

   - Acquisition of lexicons and linguistic patterns

   - Conceptual clustering

   - Kernels methods for NLP (e.g. relation extraction and textual

   - Quantitative extensions of Formal Concept Analysis

   - Modeling of linguistic theories and ontological knowledge





Authors are invited to submit papers on original, unpublished work in the
topic area of this workshop. In addition to long papers presenting completed
work, we also invite short papers and demos:


   - Long papers should present completed work and should not exceed 8

   - Short papers/demos can present work in progress or the description of

      a system, and should not exceed 5 pages.


One more page is eventually allowed for bibliographic references only.

As reviewing will be blind, please ensure that papers are  anonymous.  The
papers  should not include the authors' names and affiliations or any
references to web sites, project names etc. revealing  the authors'

Self-references that reveal the author's identity,  e.g., "We previously
showed (Smith, 1991) ...", should be avoided.  Each submission will be
reviewed by at least two members of the program committee.  Accepted papers
will be published in the workshop proceedings.


All submissions are to be formatted using the EACL 2009 stylefiles (see EACL
2009 page at:  <http://www.eacl2009.gr/conference/authors>

Submission will be electronic, via the Web-service at:


Please consult the Workshop web page for more details.





Submission deadline: December 19, 2008

Notification of acceptance: January 30, 2009 Camera-ready papers due:
February 13, 2009

Workshop: either March 30 or 31, 2009 (to be announced)





   - Roberto Basili, University of Roma Tor Vergata, Italy

   - Marco Pennacchiotti, Saarland University, Germany





   - Marco Baroni, University of Trento, Italy

   - Johan Bos, University of Roma La Sapienza, Italy

   - Paul Buitelaar, DFKI, Germany

   - John A. Bullinaria, University of Birmingham, UK

   - Rodolfo Dal Monte, University of Venice, Italy

   - Katrin Erk, University of Texas, US

   - Stefan Evert, University of Osnabruck, Germany

   - Alfio Massimiliano Gliozzo, Reinvent Technology Inc., Canada

   - Jerry Hobbs, University of Southern California, US

   - Alessandro Lenci, University of Pisa, Italy

   - Jussi Karlgren, Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden

   - Will Lowe, University of Nottingham, UK

   - Diana McCarthy, University of Sussex, UK

   - Alessandro Moschitti, University of Trento, Italy

   - Saif Mohammad, University of Maryland, US

   - Sebastian Pado, Stanford University, US

   - Patrick Pantel, Yahoo! Research, US

   - Massimo Poesio, University of Trento, Italy

   - Magnus Sahlgren, Swedish institute of Computer Science, Sweden

   - Fabrizio Sebastiani, CNR, Italy

   - Suzanne Stevenson, University of Toronto, Canada

   - Sabine Schulte imWalde, University of Stuttgart, Germany

   - Peter D. Turney, National Research Council Canada, Canada

   - Dominic Widdows, Google Research, US

   - Yorick Wilks, University of Sheffield, UK

   - Fabio Massimo Zanzotto, University of Roma Tor Vergata, Italy





Roberto Basili (principal contact)

  Department of Computer Science

  University of Roma Tor Vergata


  basili at info.uniroma2.it


Marco Pennacchiotti

  Computational Linguistics

  Saarland University


  pennacchiotti at coli.uni-sb.de




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