[Elsnet-list] NODALIDA 2009 workshop call on Lexical Semantic Resources

Bolette Sandford Pedersen bspedersen at hum.ku.dk
Fri Jan 16 14:09:10 CET 2009

*NODALIDA 2009 workshop call:*


*WordNets and other Lexical Semantic Resources  *

*- between Lexical Semantics, Lexicography, Terminology and Formal 


Half-day workshop on May 14 at Nodalida 2009 
<http://beta.visl.sdu.dk/nodalida2009/>, Odense, Denmark

Submission deadline February 23, 2009

Nodalida Main Conference: May 15-16, 2009

Nodalida Website: http//beta.visl.sdu.dk/nodalida2009

Workshop website: http://cst.dk/nodalilexicalworkshop/nodalidaworkshop.htm 


 High-quality lexical semantic resources with sufficiently large 
vocabularies still prove to be the bottleneck not only in purely 
rule-based NLP applications but also in supervised corpus-based 
approaches. Princeton WordNet has been around for about two decades and 
is the first and largest lexical semantic resource built around the 
concept of synonym sets (synsets) and conceptual relations between them. 
All over the world new WordNet projects are constantly being initiated 
exploring new ways of constructing and enriching these resources, the 
Danish WordNet (DanNet <http://www.wordnet.dk/>), and the Norwegian 
WordNet (NorNett), being two Scandinavian examples of this (See also 
Global WordNet Association <http://www.globalwordnet.org/>).

In parallel to this development of new lexical semantic resources, much 
effort is put into exploring how WordNets and formal ontologies can be 
made to work together in knowledge-based systems. The workshop intends 
to bring together researchers involved in building and integrating 
lexical semantic resources as well as researchers that are more 
theoretically interested in investigating the interplay between lexical 
semantics, lexicography, terminology and formal ontologies.

 Examples of topics to discuss:

·        Representation of lexical-semantic knowledge for computational use

·        The interplay between formal ontologies and lexical resources

·        Corpus-based approaches to lexical semantic resources

·        Terminology and lexical semantics: concept-based vs lexical 
semantic approaches

·        Monolingual vs. multilingual approaches to lexical-semantic 
resources and ontologies

·        Word-space models for building and expanding ontologies

·        Domain-specific classification: taxonomy and ontology -- 
computational aspects

·        Quality assessment of lexical-semantic resources: criteria, methods

·        Computational use of lexical-semantic resources (information 
retrieval, semantic tagging of corpora, MT, etc.)

·        Traditional lexicography and NLP lexicons: re-use and differences

·        Cognitive aspects: computational lexical models as opposed to 
the 'mental lexicon'




Extended abstracts of 3-5 pages should be submitted for review by the 
workshop organizers. Each presentation will be approx. 30 minutes long 
including discussion.

Submissions should follow the two-column format of EACL proceedings and 
must either be in LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word document template 
that is available from the NodaLida Conference website, courtesy of the 
Association of Computational Linguistics. Only PDF-files are accepted. 
Submissions should be submitted to Bolette Sandford Pedersen, bspedersen 
at hum.ku.dk.


·        Submission of extended abstract (3-5 pages): February 23, 2009

·        Notification of acceptance: March 26, 2009

·        Submission of camera-ready papers/revised extended abstract: 
April 13, 2009.



Bolette Sandford Pedersen, Senior Researcher, PhD in computational 

Senior Researcher at Center for Sprogteknologi, University of Copenhagen

Project manager of DanNet. Board member of Global WordNet Association.

Anna Braasch, Senior Researcher in computational linguistics.

Senior Researcher Center for Sprogteknologi, University of Copenhagen.

Project manager of Sprogteknologisk Ordbase. Board member of Euralex. 
Editor of DanNet.

Ruth Vatvedt Fjeld, Professor at Department of Linguistics and 
Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo

Board member of Euralex and the editorial committee of LexicoNordica.

Project manager of lexical documentation of modern Norwegian bokmål.  
Involved with the Norwegian NordNett.

Sanni Nimb, PhD in computational lexicography, Senior Editor at

Det Danske Sprog- og Litteraturselskab (Society for Danish Language and 

Editor of DanNet and Ordnet (concerned with the online publishing of The 
Danish Dictionary).

Board member of Leksikografer i Danmark



To be confirmed.


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