[Elsnet-list] *SEM 2013 call for participation

marco baroni marco.baroni at unitn.it
Fri May 10 12:56:05 CEST 2013

This is a call for participation in the Second Joint Conference on
Lexical and Computational Semantics *SEM 2013 (Collocated with NAACL
2013, Jointly with SemEval 2013)
June 13-14
Atlanta Georgia


The main goal of *SEM is to provide a stable forum for the growing
number of NLP researchers working on different aspects of semantic
processing. We have a fantastic bouquet of accepted papers (list of
accepted papers below). This year’s *SEM conference will be a two-day
event co-located with the 2013 Conference of the North American
Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human
Language Technologies (NAACL HLT). Also SemEval 2013 will take place
on June 14-15.

*SEM coincides with ICML from June 16.

*SEM will feature the Shared Task on Semantic Textual Similarity

*SEM is Co-located with SemEval http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/semeval-2013/

Registration is through NAACL 2013, EARLY REGISTRATION ends Friday May
10th http://naacl2013.naacl.org/Registration.aspx

*SEM 2013 Highlights

** Keynote Speaker on June 14th 9:30-10:30am

David Forsyth (University of Illinois at Urbana Champagne)

** Distinguished Panel on June 13th 4:30-6:00pm

"Toward Deep Natural Language Understanding"

Organized by Martha Palmer (University of Colorado at Boulder)


Kevin Knight (University of Southern California/Information Science
Christopher Manning (Stanford University),
Owen Rambow (Columbia University),
Dan Roth (University of Illinois at Urbana Champagne)

** Shared Task Semantic Textual Similarity Presentations and Posters,
June 13th

** Panel discussion on the future of *SEM, SemEval, *SEM Shared Task
on June 14th 1:30-2:30pm

** Best Long and Short Paper Awards, on June 14, 5:30-6:00pm

List of Accepted *SEM Papers

Automatically Identifying Implicit Arguments to Improve Argument Linking
and Coherence Modeling (Michael Roth and Anette Frank)

Bootstrapping Semantic Role Labelers from Parallel Data (Mikhail
Kozhevnikov and Ivan Titov)

Choosing the Right Words: Characterizing and Reducing Error of the Word
Count Approach (Hansen Andrew Schwartz, Johannes Eichstaedt, Eduardo
Blanco, Lukasz Dziurzyński, Margaret L. Kern, Stephanie Ramones and Lyle

Coarse to Fine Grained Sense Disambiguation in Wikipedia (Hui Shen,
Razvan Bunescu and Rada Mihalcea)

Exploring Vector Space Models to Predict the Compositionality of German
Noun-Noun Compounds (Sabine Schulte im Walde and Stefan Müller)

Metaphor Identification as Interpretation (Ekaterina Shutova)

Montague Meets Markov: Deep Semantics with Probabilistic Logical Form
(Islam Beltagy, Cuong Chau, Gemma Boleda, Dan Garrette, Katrin Erk and
Raymond Mooney)

Predicting the Compositionality of Multiword Expressions Using
Translations in Multiple Languages (Bahar Salehi and Paul Cook)

Semantic Parsing Freebase: Towards Open-domain Semantic Parsing
(Qingqing Cai and Alexander Yates)

Towards a Formal Distributional Semantics: Simulating Logical Calculi
with Tensors (Edward Grefenstette)

Using the text to evaluate short answers for reading comprehension
exercises (Andrea Horbach, Alexis Palmer and Manfred Pinkal)

A Dataset of Syntactic-Ngrams over Time from a Very Large Corpus of
English Books (Yoav Goldberg and Jon Orwant)

Distinguishing Common and Proper Nouns (Judita Preiss and Mark

Unsupervised Word Usage Similarity in Social Media Texts (Spandana
Gella, Paul Cook and Bo Han)

See You All in Atlanta,

Mona Diab (General Chair)
Tim Baldwin (PC Co-Chair)
Marco Baroni (PC Co-Chair)

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