[Corpora-List] Extended deadline: Workshop on Extracting and Using Constructions in NLP

Ola Knutsson knutsson
Thu Apr 2 17:22:32 CEST 2009

Due to numerous requests, we have decided to extend the paper submission deadline, until April 6th.



Workshop on Extracting and Using Constructions in NLP


Pre-conference workshop NODALIDA 2009

Thursday, May 14, Odense, Denmark ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

A construction is a recurring, or otherwise noteworthy congregation of linguistic entities. Examples include collocations ("hermetically sealed"), (idiomatic) expressions with fixed constituents ("kick the bucket"), expressions with (semi-)optional constituents ("hungry as a X"), and sequences of grammatical categories ([det][adj][noun]). As can be seen by these examples, constructions are a diverse breed, and what constitutes a linguistic construction is largely an open question.

Despite (or perhaps due to) the inherent vagues of the concept, constructions enjoy increasing interest in both theoretical linguistics and in natural language processing. A symptom of the former is the Construction grammar framework, and a symptom of the latter is the growing awareness of the impact of constructions on different kinds of information access applications. Constructions are an interesting phenomenon because they constitute a middleway in the syntax-lexicon continuum, and because they show great potential in tackling infamously difficult NLP tasks.

We encourage submissions in all areas of constructions-based research, with special focus on:

* Theoretical discussions on the nature and place within linguistic

theory of the concept of linguistic constructions.

* Methods and algorithms for identifying and extracting linguistic


* Uses and applications of linguistic constructions (information access,

sentiment analysis, tools for language learning etc.).

Submission procedure: Submission is now open at: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=construct09. Submissions should not exceed 6 pages, and should use the EACL style files available at http://www.eacl2009.gr/conference/authors. Reviewing will not be blind, and authors will be given a chance to revise their papers and discuss comments with the reviewers before final submission.

Proceedings will be published as a SICS technical report.

Important dates: Submission deadline: April 6 First review: April 15 Discussion period: April 15-April 22 Final papers due: May 1 Workshop: May 14

Location: Nodalida 2009 (http://beta.visl.sdu.dk/nodalida2009/), Odense, Denmark. Workshop participants must register for the main conference. Please see the conference website for more information regarding fees and registration.

Organizers: Magnus Sahlgren, SICS (mange at sics.se) Ola Knutsson, KTH (knutsson at csc.kth.se)

Program committee: Benjamin Bergen, University of Hawaii Stefan Evert, University of Osnabrück Audur Hauksdóttir, University of Iceland Emma Sköldberg, University of Gothenburg Jan-Ola Östman, University of Helsinki -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: text/html Size: 4323 bytes Desc: not available Url : https://mailman.uib.no/public/corpora/attachments/20090402/26c28463/attachment.txt

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