[Corpora-List] 2nd CfP - LREC 2012 Workshop on Semantic Relations-II. Enhancing Resources and Applications

vergi vergi at racai.ro
Wed Jan 18 12:34:29 CET 2012

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Second Call for Papers

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Workshop on Semantic Relations-II. Enhancing Resources and Applications

22 May, Lütfi Kirdar Istanbul Exhibition and Congress Centre, Istanbul,



Paper submission deadline: 2nd March 2012

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Building on the interest in semantic relations manifested by the

participants to the first workshop Semantic Relations. Theory and

Applications (held in conjunction with LREC2010) and by the large

scientific community of linguists and engineers, we organize a second

edition, "Semantic Relations-II. Enhancing Resources and Applications",

with the aim of highlighting the benefits resources development and

practical tasks in NLP have from and for the studies in lexical


Lexical-semantic relations are organizing principles of the lexicon.

Linguists have been more concerned with the definition, characterization

and classification of semantic relations, the focus being on their

paradigmatic aspects. Corpus linguistics offers the material and tools

for grounding theories of semantic relations in the empirical analysis

of usage and phraseology, for investigating syntagmatic aspects of

semantic relations, which are exploited for various tasks in

computational linguistics, such as Information Retrieval, Information

Extraction, Question Answering, summarization, text generation and


Recently, semantic relations within compounds, between simplex and

compounds, between stems and derived words have been dedicated in-depth

analyses due to their importance for natural language understanding,

rephrasing and generation.

In this workshop we will highlight the interrelation between

theoretical and practical aspects in the study of semantic relations, a

theme with important benefits for both theoretical and computational


The intended audience for our workshop is represented by both linguists

and computer scientists interested in theoretical and practical aspects

of semantic relations. The aim is to highlight the various ways in which

lexical-semantic relations can enhance language resources and the

results of various applications using them.

Topics of the workshop will include, but are not limited to:

- Co-occurrence and semantic relations

- Semantic resources for discourse analysis

- Extraction of semantic relations from various sources

- Exploitation of semantic relations in NLP applications

- Knowledge representation and semantic relations

- Lexical semantics and word sense

- Semantic relations and word formation (compounding and derivation)

- Semantic relations and language learning and acquisition

- Semantic relations in Natural Language Generation applications

- Semantic relations and terminology

- WordNet and WordNet-like resources

Invited speaker

Our invited speaker, professor Patrick Hanks, will deliver a

presentation entitled "Mapping Semantic Relations onto Pattern of Word

Use using Corpus Evidence".


Papers will be submitted to the workshop via the START LREC Conference

Manager, under https://www.softconf.com/lrec2012/SemRel2012/.

Authors should submit a PDF file of no more than 10 pages, following

the LREC conference formatting details. Papers will be blindly reviewed

by three members of the Program Committee, that is why the author(s)’s

names and affiliation(s) should not appear in the paper.

Accepted papers will be published in the workshop Proceedings.

When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will be asked to

provide essential information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e.

also technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used

for the work described in the paper or are a new result of your


For further information on this new initiative, please refer to


Important dates

Paper submission: 2nd March 2012

Notification of acceptance: 23rd March 2012

Camera-ready papers: 30th March 2012

Workshop: 22nd May 2012

Program Committee

Eduard Barbu, CIMEC (Italy)

Antonio Branco, FCL (Portugal)

Elena Cabrio, INRIA (France)

Corina Forascu, UAIC (Romania)

Nuria Gala, LIF-CNRS (France)

Patrick Hanks, UWE (UK)

Amac Herdagdelen, Crimson Hexagon (USA)

Diana Inkpen, University of Ottawa (Canada)

Radu Ion, RACAI (Romania)

Elisabetta Jezek , Universita di Pavia (Italy)

Svetla Koeva, Institute for Bulgarian Language (Bulgaria)

Gerhard Kremer, Institut fuer Computerlinguistik, Universitaet

Heidelberg (Germany)

Hristina Kukova, Institute for Bulgarian Language (Bulgaria)

Claudia Kunze, Qualisys GmbH (Germany)

Svetlozara Leseva, Institute for Bulgarian Language (Bulgaria)

Bernardo Magnini, FBK-IRST (Italy)

Emanuela Pianta, FBK-IRST (Italy)

Reinhard Rapp, University of Leeds (UK)

Didier Schwab, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble (France)

Carlo Strapparava, FBK-IRST (Italy)

Sara Tonelli, FBK-IRST (Italy)

Dan Tufis, RACAI (Romania)

Michael Zock, CNRS&LIF (France)

Contact person

Please email vergi AT racai DOT ro if you have any questions regarding

this workshop.

Organizing Committee:

Verginica Barbu Mititelu

Romanian Academy Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence

E-mail: verginicabm at gmail.com

Octavian Popescu

Human Language Technology Group, Fondazione Bruno Kessler

E-mail: popescu at fbk.eu

Viktor Pekar

Dictionaries Dept, Academic Division, Oxford University Press

E-mail: v.pekar at gmail.com

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