SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
LREC2008 - Towards a Shared Task for Multiword Expressions (MWE 2008)
endorsed by the ACL Special Interest Group on the Lexicon (SIGLEX)
Date: Sunday, 1 June 2008 Location: Marrakech, Morocco Deadline: Friday, 29 February 2008
Workshop web page: http://multiword.sf.net/mwe2008/ Paper submission: https://www.softconf.com/LREC2008/MWE2008/submit.html
The MWE 2008 workshop is primarily intended as a forum for collecting, sharing and exploiting MWE evaluation resources. We have solicited contributions of such resources in a separate call. The new collection of the resources can be downloaded from the Multiword homepage: http://multiword.sourceforge.net/, and contributors have been invited to submit a short paper describing their resource.
An exploratory shared task making use of the collected data sets will be announced in a separate call. Participating teams are invited to submit a short paper with an evaluation of their algorithm on multiple data sets to the workshop. The deadline for shared task papers is Friday, March 14th.
With this call, we invite submissions of REGULAR PAPERS, in particular (but not limited to) research that relates to the evaluation of MWE extraction methods and/or makes use of the new resource collection. Topics of special interest are:
(a) Linguistic analysis of MWEs based on language resources (such as corpora) and the impact that these studies have on NLP applications. We particularly welcome papers that perform a cross-linguistic analysis of MWEs, identify variation across languages, text types, domains, etc. or investigate the variability of MWEs.
(b) Typologies of MWEs: Papers that describe classes of MWEs and their representation in language resources, discuss different approaches to the definition and classification of MWEs, or apply new MWE typologies to the evaluation of computational techniques.
(c) The evaluation and comparison of multiword extraction techniques: Do methods generalise across languages, text types, different classes of MWEs, etc.? How useful and essential is linguistic knowledge and a theoretical understanding of MWEs? Is fully automatic extraction feasible or will manual intervention always be necessary?
(d) Evaluation methodology and the creation of gold standards for MWEs. Papers should address theoretical and technical issues, while descriptions of existing resources may be submitted as short papers for the shared task. Topics of particular interest are novel types of gold standards (such as human ratings from expert and non-expert subjects, language resources derived from the Web, etc.), inter- annotator agreement in the manual validation of candidate lists (which is often fairly low) and the task-based evaluation of MWE resources in NLP applications.
Regular papers must adhere to the format of LREC proceedings (preferably using the style files provided on the conference Web site) and must not exceed eight (8) pages, including references.
As reviewing of regular papers will be blind, the paper should not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self- citations and other references (e.g. to projects, corpora, or software) that could reveal the author's identity should be avoided. For example, instead of "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", write "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...".
The papers must be submitted no later than 23:59 GMT on February 29, 2008. Papers submitted after that time cannot be reviewed.
Please submit your paper here: https://www.softconf.com/LREC2008/ MWE2008/submit.html
8-page regular paper submission deadline: February 29, 2008 4-page resource paper submission deadline: February 29, 2008 4-page shared task paper submission deadline: March 14, 2008 Notification of acceptance: March 28, 2008 Camera ready papers due: April 4, 2008 Workshop date: June 1, 2008
Iñaki Alegria, University of the Basque Country (Spain) Timothy Baldwin, Stanford University (USA); U of Melbourne (Australia) Colin Bannard, Max Planck Institute (Germany) Francis Bond, NTT Communication Science Laboratories (Japan) Gaël Dias, Beira Interior University (Portugal) Ulrich Heid, Stuttgart University (Germany) Kyo Kageura, University of Tokyo (Japan) Rosamund Moon, University of Birmingham (UK) Diana McCarthy, University of Sussex (UK) Eric Laporte, University of Marne-la-Vallee (France) Preslov Nakov, University of California, Berkeley (USA) Jan Odijk, University of Utrecht (The Netherlands) Stephan Oepen, Stanford University (USA); U of Oslo (Norway) Darren Pearce, University of Sussex (UK) Pavel Pecina, Charles University (Czech Republic) Scott Piao, University of Manchester (UK) Violeta Seretan, University of Geneva (Switzerland) Suzanne Stevenson, University of Toronto (Canada) Beata Trawinski, University of Tuebingen (Germany) Kiyoko Uchiyama, Keio University (Japan) Begoña Villada Moirón, University of Groningen (The Netherlands) Aline Villavicencio, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
Nicole Grégoire University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Stefan Evert University of Osnabrueck, Germany
Brigitte Krenn Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (ÖFAI), Austria
For any inquiries regarding the workshop please contact Nicole Grégoire (Nicole.Gregoire at let.uu.nl).