[Corpora-List] 1st CFP: RANLP-07 Workshop on Acquisition and Management of Multilingual Lexicon

Andrea Mulloni andrea2 at wlv.ac.uk
Mon Mar 19 12:11:00 CET 2007

Apologies for multiple postings.




Endorsed by the ACL Special Interest Group on the Lexicon

Borovetz, Bulgaria
September 30, 2007

Workshop site:

RANLP'2007 site:


The current trend of information exchange on the Internet to become
ever more multilingual has stimulated new important developments in
the field of multilingual NLP. The present workshop is concerned with
the problem of automatic management of lexical resources, which lie
at the heart of many multilingual technologies.

Recently there has been an increased interest in the automated
discovery of equivalent expressions in different languages. New
interesting directions have sprung up, such as the use of the Web and
comparable corpora for this task, and new kinds of lexical phenomena,
such as multiword expressions and named entities, have come into focus.

This workshop will bring together researchers working on a broad
range of problems related to the management of multilingual lexical
resources - their acquisition, maintenance, customization, and re-
use. The scope of the workshop includes evaluation of multilingual
lexicons intended for a broad range of applications: from
personalized glossaries for a translation project to large-scale
machine-readable dictionaries and databases.


Specific topics of interest for the proposed workshop are:

* Acquisition of lexical knowledge from parallel and comparable
corpora, and from the Web
* Porting, merging and domain customisation of existing lexical
resources using NLP technologies
* Acquisition of domain terminology
* Acquisition of multi-word expressions
* Acquisition of translations for polysemous words
* Acquisition of multilingual lexical taxonomies
* Named Entity transliteration
* Acquisition of cognates and loanwords
* Extraction of equivalent phrases and sentences from comparable corpora
* Applications of multilingual lexicons and their evaluation within:
- Statistical Machine Translation
- Computer-Aided Translation
- Information Retrieval (Question Answering, Text Retrieval,
Text Classification and Clustering)
- Knowledge Management


* Format. Authors are invited to submit full papers on original,
unpublished work in the topic area of this workshop. Papers should be
submitted as a PDF file, formatted according to the RANLP 2007
stylefiles and not exceeding 8 pages. The RANLP 2007 stylefiles are
available at:


As reviewing will be blind, the papers should not include the
authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that
reveal the authors' identities should be avoided. Papers that do not
conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.

* Submission procedure. Submission of papers will be handled using
the START system. Specific submission guidelines will be posted on
the workshop site shortly.

* Reviewing. Each submission will be reviewed at least by two members
of the Program Committee. Reviewers will be asked to provide detailed
comments, and to score submitted papers on the following factors:
- Relevance to the workshop
- Significance and originality
- Technical/methodological accuracy
- References to related work
- Presentation (clarity, organisation, English)

* Accepted papers policy. Accepted papers will be published in the
workshop proceedings. By submitting a paper at the workshop the
authors agree that, in case the paper is accepted for publication, at
least one of the authors will attend the workshop; all workshop
participants are expected to pay the RANLP-2007 workshop registration


Paper submission deadline: June 15, 2007
Paper acceptance notification: July 25, 2007
Camera-ready papers due: August 31, 2007
Workshop date: September 30, 2007


Eneko Agirre (Basque Country University, Spain)
Enrique Alfonseca (Google Inc.)
Marco Baroni (University of Trento, Italy)
Paul Buitelaar (DFKI, Germany)
Michael Carl (IAI, Germany)
Dan Cristea (University ìAl. I. Cuzaî Iasi, Romania)
Gael Dias (University of Beira Interior, Portugal)
Jesus Gimenez (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain)
Diana Inkpen (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Adam Kilgarriff (Lexicography Masterclass, UK)
Greg Kondrak (University of Alberta, Canada)
Ruslan Mitkov (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
Sebastian Pado (University of Saarland, Germany)
Reinhard Rapp (Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz, Germany)
Fatiha Sadat (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Violeta Seretan (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Michel Simard (National Research Council of Canada)
Jorg Tiedemann (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands)
Takehito Utsuro (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Piek Vossen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Michael Zock (LIMSI-CNRS, France)


Keynote speakers will be announced shortly before the workshop.


Viktor Pekar
University of Wolverhampton, UK

Diana Inkpen
University of Ottawa, Canada

Andrea Mulloni
Expert System Inc., Italy

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