[Corpora-List] Extension: IJCNLP05 Paraphrase Workshop (IWP2005)

Mark Dras madras at ics.mq.edu.au
Tue May 31 15:08:06 CEST 2005

** Please note deadline extension **

Call for Paper
The 3rd International Workshop on Paraphrasing (IWP2005)


IJCNLP-05 Workshop
October 14, 2005
Jeju Island, South Korea

Paper Submission Deadline: ** now June 6, noon (Japanese time) **

[Background and Goals]

Paraphrases are alternative ways to convey the same information. As
has been claimed by an increasing number of researchers,
technology for generating and recognizing paraphrases can
potentially benefit a broad range of NLP tasks including machine
translation, reading assistance, multi-document summarization,
information retrieval, and question answering.

Motivated by this background, we organized international workshops
on automatic paraphrasing in 2001 and 2003 (IWP2003), which
successfully drew the growing interest of NLP researchers. As both
workshops attracted attention and successfully finished, we will
hold the third workshop in conjunction with IJCNLP-05, in order to
collect existing and emerging research topics on automatic
paraphrasing during the recent two years.

The proposed workshop is intended to be the successor to these
previous workshops. The goals of the workshop are to connect with a
broader range of research activities related to automatic
paraphrasing, and to place the workshops in a series with the aim of
establishing a new research field.

[General Topics]

The workshop will be open to any research topic related to
paraphrasing of any language. More specifically, topics of interest
include, but are not limited to:

* typology of paraphrases
* representation of paraphrases
* automatic acquisition of paraphrases
* algorithms for recognizing and generating paraphrases
* existing and potential applications of automatic paraphrasing
* computational modeling of linguistic theories on paraphrases
* open resources for paraphrasing technology
* methods for evaluating paraphrasing technology

Given the location of the workshop, papers focusing on paraphrasing
within the languages of the Asia-Pacific region are particularly

[Special Topic: constructing paraphrase-related resources]

The theme of the previous workshop in the series was the automated
acquisition of paraphrase. A particular topic of interest for this
workshop, then, is the issue of constructing paraphrase-related
resources that would follow from this automated acquisition: What
should these look like? How would dictionaries and corpora of
automatically acquired paraphrases be defined?

[Submission Information]

Paper submissions must be anonymous and are limited to at most 8
pages including references, figures etc. Authors are required to
follow the guidelines of IJCNLP-05 workshop style, by hopefully
using either the LaTeX style file or the MS Word document template
shown in the IJCNLP-05 style file page
(http://www.afnlp.org/IJCNLP05/archives4.html). Only electronic
submissions will be accepted. Please email your submission in PDF
(preferred), PostScript, or MS Word to the following address:

iwp2005-submission at nlp.nagaokaut.ac.jp

Each submission should also specify the author's name, affiliation,
postal address, email address and title in the body of the email
message. For more information, please make contact with the workshop
co-chairs by using the same e-mail address above.

[Important Dates]

Paper submission deadline: ** now June 6, noon (Japanese time) **
Notification of acceptance: July 18, 2005
Camera ready manuscripts due: August 5, 2005
Workshop date: October 14, 2005

[Workshop Organizers]

Mark Dras, Macquarie University, Australia
Kazuhide Yamamoto, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan

Please use the following e-mail address to contact us:
iwp2005-submission at nlp.nagaokaut.ac.jp

[Program Committee]

* Caroline Brun (Xerox Research Centre Europe, France)
* Mark Dras (co-chair, Macquarie University, Australia)
* Ulf Hermjakob (USC Information Sciences Institute, USA)
* Kentaro Inui (NAIST, Japan)
* Gen'ichiro Kikui (ATR-SLT, Japan)
* Mirella Lapata (University of Edinburgh, UK)
* Hiroshi Nakagawa (University of Tokyo, Japan)
* Fabio Rinaldi (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
* Satoshi Sato (Kyoto University, Japan)
* Yusuke Shinyama (New York University, USA)
* Noriko Tomuro (DePaul University, USA)
* Hua Wu (Toshiba China, P.R.China)
* Kazuhide Yamamoto (co-chair, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan)
* Chengqing Zong (Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R.China)

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