[Elsnet-list] LREC 2012 Workshop: Call for papers Workshop on “Semantic Relations-II. Enhancing Resources and Applications”

Helene Mazo mazo at elda.org
Mon Dec 19 15:45:20 CET 2011

[Apologies for multiple postings]

Call for papers
Workshop on “Semantic Relations-II. Enhancing Resources and Applications”

22nd May, Lütfi Kirdar Istanbul Exhibition and Congress Centre, 
Istanbul, Turkey
Held in conjunction with LREC2012
Workshop description*
Building on the interest in semantic relations manifested by the 
participants to the first workshop
Semantic Relations. Theory and Applications (held in conjunction with 
LREC2010), we organize a
second edition, Semantic Relations-II. Enhancing Resources and 
Applications, in line with current
interests shown by various journals, conferences, international 
projects, the recent Multilingual
European Technological Alliance and the synergic projects MetaNet, 
MetaNet4u (supporting this
workshop), MetaNord and CESAR.
Lexical-semantic relations are organizing principles of the lexicon. 
Linguists have been more
concerned with the definition, characterization and classification of 
semantic relations, the focus being
on their paradigmatic aspects. Corpus linguistics offers the material 
and tools for grounding theories of
semantic relations in the empirical analysis of usage and phraseology, 
for investigating syntagmatic
aspects of semantic relations, which are exploited for various tasks in 
computational linguistics, such
as Information Retrieval, Information Extraction, Question Answering, 
summarization, text generation
and others.
Recently, semantic relations within compounds, between simplex and 
compounds, between stems and
derived words have been dedicated in-depth analyses due to their 
importance for natural language
understanding, rephrasing and generation.
In this workshop we will highlight the interrelation between theoretical 
and practical aspects in the
study of semantic relations, a theme with important benefits for both 
theoretical and computational
The intended audience for our workshop is represented by both linguists 
and computer scientists
interested in theoretical and practical aspects of semantic relations. 
The aim is to highlight the various
ways in which lexical-semantic relations can enhance language resources 
and the results of various
applications using them.
Topics of the workshop will include, but are not limited to:

  * Co-occurrence and semantic relations
  * Semantic resources for discourse analysis
  * Extraction of semantic relations from various sources
  * Exploitation of semantic relations in NLP applications
  * Knowledge representation and semantic relations
  * Lexical semantics and word sense
  * Semantic relations and word formation (compounding and derivation)
  * Semantic relations and language learning and acquisition
  * Semantic relations in Natural Language Generation applications
  * Semantic relations and terminology
  * WordNet and WordNet-like resources

*Invited speaker*
Our invitated speaker, professor Patrick Hanks, will deliver a 
presentation on the Theory of Norm and
Explotation with the title Mapping Semantic Relations onto Pattern of 
Word Use using Corpus

*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. 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 paper.
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, standards, 
evaluation kits, etc.) that have been
used for the work described in the paper or are a new result of your 
For further information on this new initiative, please refer to 

*Important dates*
Paper submission: 2nd March 2012
Notification of acceptance: 23rd March 2012
Camera-ready papers: 30th March 2012
Workshop: 22nd May 2012

*Program Committee*
Eduard Barbu, CIMEC (Italy)
Antonio Branco, FCL (Portugal)
Elena Cabrio, LIMSI (France)
Corina Forascu, UAIC (Romania)
Nuria Gala, LIF-CNRS (France)
Patrick Hanks, UWE (UK)
Amac Herdagdelen, New England Complex Systems Institute (UK)
Diana Inkpen, University of Ottawa (Canada)
Radu Ion, RACAI (Romania)
Elisabetta Jezek , PAVIA (Italy)
Svetla Koeva, Institute for Bulgarian Language (Bulgaria)
Claudia Kunze, Qualisys GmbH (Germany)
Gerhard Kremer, Institut fuer Computerlinguistik, Universitaet 
Heidelberg (Germany)
Hristina Kukova, Institute for Bulgarian Language (Bulgaria)
Svetlozara Leseva, Institute for Bulgarian Language (Bulgaria)
Bernardo Magnini, FBK-IRST (Italy)
Emanuela Pianta, FBK-IRST (Italy)
Reinhard Rapp, University of Leeds (UK)
Didier Schwab, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble (France)
Carlo Strapparava, FBK-IRST (Italy)
Sara Tonelli, FBK-IRST (Italy)
Dan Tufis, RACAI (Romania)
Michael Zock, CNRS&LIF (France)

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

*Organizing Committee*
Verginica Barbu Mititelu
Romanian Academy Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence
E-mail: verginicabm at gmail.com
Octavian Popescu
Human Language Technology Group, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
E-mail: popescu at fbk.eu
Viktor Pekar
Dictionaries Dept, Academic Division, Oxford University Press
E-mail: v.pekar at gmail.com
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