[Elsnet-list] CfP[extended] LREC2010 Workshop on Semantic Relations. Theory and Applications

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Workshop on "Semantic Relations. Theory and Applications"


18 May 2010, Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta, Malta

Held in conjunction with LREC2010

Workshop Description

Semantic relations have been for a long time subject of interest for  
philosophers, researchers in artificial intelligence and cognitive  
science. Theoretical
linguists have collected, defined, and characterized semantic  
relations (synonymy,
antonymy, hyponymy), which proved to be extremely useful for language  
engineers, helping
them to design language resources in an economical way.
Semantic relations are fundamental for processing language, be it for  
analyzing or
generating text, Information Extraction, Question Answering, knowledge  
acquisition, etc.
As widely shown in the literature, semantic relations allow improving  
considerably the
performance of NLP applications.
Next to the practical value, we would like to clarify at this workshop  
aspects of semantic relations and their potential heuristic value for  
other tasks than

Topics of the workshop will include but are not limited to:
- Knowledge representation and semantic relations
- Extraction of semantic relations from various sources (lexical  
ontologies, corpora,
Wikipedia, WWW)
- Exploitation of semantic relations in NLP applications
- Distributional methods for identifying semantic relations
- Lexico-syntactic patterns and semantic relations
- Machine Learning approaches for identifying semantic relations
- Semantic relations in language generation
- Semantic relations and terminology
- Semantic relations and access of information

Invited speaker: Michael Zock, LIF, CNRS, Marseille, France

Submission information

Papers will be submitted to the workshop via the START LREC Conference  
Manager, under
Authors should submit a PDF file of no more than 10 pages, following  
the LREC conference
formatting details (available at
http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2010/?Author-s-Kit-and-Templates). Papers  
will be blind
reviewed by three members of the Program
Committee, that is why the author(s)'s names and affiliation(s) should  
not appear in the
Accepted papers will be published in the workshop Proceedings.
When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will be asked to  
provide essential
information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e. also technologies,  
evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used for the work described in  
the paper or are a
new result of your research.
For further information on this new iniative, please refer to

Important dates:

Paper submission: 22 February 2010
Notification of acceptance: 12 March 2010
Camera-ready papers: 19 March 2010
Workshop: 18 May 2010

Program Committee

Dan Cristea, University "Al. I. Cuza" of Iassy (Romania)
Brigitte Endres-Niggemeyer, University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Germany)
Amac Herdagdelen, Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (Italy)
Diana Inkpen, University of Ottawa (Canada)
Radu Ion, Romanian Academy Research Institute for Artificial  
Intelligence (Romania)
Gerhard Kremer, Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (Italy)
Claudia Kunze, Qualisys GmbH (Germany)
Gianluca Lebani, Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (Italy)
Lothar Lemnitzer, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften  
Alessandro Lenci, Universita di Pisa (Italy)
M. Lynne Murphy, University of Sussex (UK)
Reinhard Rapp, Universitat Rovira e Virgili (Spain)
Didier Schwab, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble (France)
Dan Tufis, Romanian Academy Research Institute for Artificial  
Intelligence (Romania)


Verginica Barbu Mititelu (Romanian Academy Research Institute for Artificial
Intelligence, Bucharest, Romania)
Viktor Pekar (Dictionaries Dept, Academic Division, Oxford University  
Press, Oxford, UK)
Eduard Barbu (Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, Rovereto, Italy)

Contact person
Please email vergi AT racai DOT ro if you have any questions regarding  
this workshop.

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