[Elsnet-list] International Workshop on Lexical Resources (WoLeR 2011) - Deadline extension

Benoît Sagot benoit.sagot at inria.fr
Sun Feb 13 10:46:28 CET 2011

Due tu various requests, we have decided to extend the deadline for  
paper submissions to WoLeR 2011.
The new deadline is February 23, 2011

   International Workshop on Lexical Resources (WoLeR)
         Ljubljana, Slovenia, August 1-5, 2011
          held in conjunction with ESSLLI 2011


              --- Last Call for Papers ---
   EXTENDED Submission deadline: February 23, 2011

(Apologies for multiple postings)
(Please note that the workshop dates in the header of the first Call  
for papers
were incorrect)

Lexical resources are one of the main sources of linguistic  
information for
research and applications in Natural Language Processing and related  
fields. In
recent years advances have been achieved in both symbolic aspects of  
resource development (lexical formalisms, rule-based tools) and  
techniques for the acquisition and enrichment of lexical resources, both
monolingual and multilingual. The latter have allowed for faster  
development of
large-scale morphological, syntactic and/or semantic resources, for  
as well as resource-scarce languages. Moreover, the notion of dynamic  
lexicon is
used increasingly for taking into account the fact that the lexicon  
undergoes a
permanent evolution.

This workshop aims at sketching a large picture of the state of the  
art in the
domain of lexical resource modeling and development. It is also  
dedicated to
research on the application of lexical resources for improving corpus- 
studies and language processing tools, both in NLP and other language- 
fields, such as linguistics, translation studies and didactics.

A non-exclusive list of topics covered by this workshop is:
      • lexical resources involving information from one or more  
        levels, such as morphology, syntax (e.g. valency), semantics
        (e.g. wordnets), named entity databases and terminologies
      • models, frameworks and architectures for representing lexical
      • comparing, merging and coupling lexical resources
      • (offline) acquisition of lexical information, e.g. from raw,  
tagged or
        parsed corpora
      • dynamic lexicons, processing of unknown words, neologisms
      • lexicons of multi-word units, idioms, derived lexemes and  
other complex
        lexical units
      • multilingual lexicons
      • issues specific to developing lexical resources for less- 
      • issues specific to developing lexical resources for issues  
specific to
        developing lexical resources for typologically or genetically
        (un)related languages
      • lexical resources for improving language-related research and
        applications in areas such as NLP (parsing, text generation,  
        translation, information extraction…), linguistic research,  
        studies, language teaching
      • evaluation methods for lexical resources
      • issues on standardization and distribution of lexical resources

Submission Details

Authors are invited to submit full papers describing original and  
work. Submissions should be anonymous, and have 4 to 8 pages using the  
stylesheets available at

Submissions (in PDF format) should be sent by e-mail at the following  
woler11_submission at inria.fr

Each submission will be anonymously reviewed by three members of the  
committee, and possibly by additional reviewers. The accepted papers  
will appear
in the workshop electronic proceedings. A post-workshop publication,  
e.g., in
the form of an Springer LNCS/LNAI series volume, will be considered.

Workshop Format

The workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI participants.  
It will
consist of five 90-minute sessions held over five consecutive days in  
the first
week of ESSLLI, i.e., from August 1 to August 5, 2011. There will be 3  
slots for
paper presentation and discussion per session. As usual for ESSLLI  
workshop, the
workshop organizer will give an introduction to the topic during the  
session. Invited talks are to be announced soon.

Further information about the workshop will be on the Workshop web  
page, at the
following URL: http://alpage.inria.fr/~sagot/woler2011/

Important dates

Extended submission deadline: February 23, 2011
Notification: April 15, 2011
Final papers for proceedings: May 9, 2011
Workshop dates: August 1-5, 2011

Practical Information

All workshop participants including the presenters will be required to  
for ESSLLI. The registration fee for authors presenting a paper will  
to the early student/workshop speaker registration fee. Moreover,  
additional fee
waiver grants might be made available by the ESSLLI Organizing  
Committee on a
competitive basis and workshop participants are eligible to apply for
those. There will be no reimbursement for travel costs and
accommodation. Workshop speakers who have difficulty in finding  
funding should
contact the local organizing committee to ask for the possibilities  
for a grant.

Further Information about ESSLLI: http://esslli2011.ijs.si/

The workshop is endorsed by FlareNet (http://www.flarenet.eu/), and  
will be
supported by the French national grant EDyLex (ANR-09-CORD-008) and  
the Alpage
team (INRIA & University Paris 7).

Workshop Organizer

Benoît Sagot (Alpage, INRIA & University Paris 7)

Workshop Program Committee

Afra Alishahi, Saarland University, Germany
Marianna Apidianaki, INRIA, France
Núria Bel, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Francis Bond, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Paul Buitelaar, National University of Ireland - Galway, Ireland
Nicoletta Calzolari, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale, Italy
Béatrice Daille, Université de Nantes, France
Laurence Danlos, Université Paris 7, France
Helge Dyvik, Bergen University, Norway
Tomaž Erjavec, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Christiane Fellbaum, Princeton University, USA
Jennifer Foster, Dublin City University, Ireland
Yoav Goldberg, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Shu-Kai Hsieh, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Philippe Langlais, Université de Montréal, Canada
Éric Laporte, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France
Linlin Li, Saarland University, Germany
Piet Mertens, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Karel Pala, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Stelios Piperidis, Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Greece
Adam Przepiórkowski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Francis Tyers, Universitat d’Alacant, Spain
Duško Vitas, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Piek Vossen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Pierre Zweigenbaum, LIMSI, France

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