[Elsnet-list] 2nd CfP - LREC 2012 Workshop on Semantic Relations-II. Enhancing Resources and Applications

vergi vergi at racai.ro
Wed Jan 18 12:34:29 CET 2012

 Apologies for multiple posting.

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 Second Call for Papers
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 Workshop on Semantic Relations-II. Enhancing Resources and Applications

 22 May, Lütfi Kirdar Istanbul Exhibition and Congress Centre, Istanbul, 


 Paper submission deadline: 2nd March 2012
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 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) and by the large 
 scientific community of linguists and engineers, we organize a second 
 edition, "Semantic Relations-II. Enhancing Resources and Applications", 
 with the aim of highlighting the benefits resources development and 
 practical tasks in NLP have from and for the studies in lexical 
 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 
 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 invited speaker, professor Patrick Hanks, will deliver a 
 presentation entitled "Mapping Semantic Relations onto Pattern of Word 
 Use using Corpus Evidence".

 Papers will be submitted to the workshop via the START LREC Conference 
 Manager, under https://www.softconf.com/lrec2012/SemRel2012/.
 Authors should submit a PDF file of no more than 10 pages, following 
 the LREC conference formatting details. Papers will be blindly 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, INRIA (France)
 Corina Forascu, UAIC (Romania)
 Nuria Gala, LIF-CNRS (France)
 Patrick Hanks, UWE (UK)
 Amac Herdagdelen, Crimson Hexagon (USA)
 Diana Inkpen, University of Ottawa (Canada)
 Radu Ion, RACAI (Romania)
 Elisabetta Jezek , Universita di Pavia (Italy)
 Svetla Koeva, Institute for Bulgarian Language (Bulgaria)
 Gerhard Kremer, Institut fuer Computerlinguistik, Universitaet 
 Heidelberg (Germany)
 Hristina Kukova, Institute for Bulgarian Language (Bulgaria)
 Claudia Kunze, Qualisys GmbH (Germany)
 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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