[Corpora-List] CFP: An ACL 2012 Workshop: NEWS 2012

Zhang Min mzhang at i2r.a-star.edu.sg
Wed Jan 25 07:30:58 CET 2012

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The Fourth Named Entities Workshop (NEWS 2012)

- Shared Task on Transliteration

An ACL 2012 Workshop on 12-14 July 2012, Jeju, Korea


Workshop website: http://translit.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/news2012/

Paper submission portal: https://www.softconf.com/acl2012/news2012/

Shared task white paper: http://translit.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/news2012/whitepapers/


Named Entities (NE) play a crucial role in many monolingual and multilingual

Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Information Retrieval (IR) tasks, such

as document search, clustering, information extraction, etc. The phenomenal

growth of the Internet data and the dramatic changes in the user demographics especially among the non-English speaking parts of the world, has made identification, association and transformation Named Entities across languages a critical path problem for most NLP and IR Tasks.

The Fourth Workshop on Named Entities (NEWS 2012) together with a Shared Task on Transliteration is a continuous effort on top of the success of the first

Named Entities Workshop (NEWS 2009) in conjunction with ACL-IJCNLP 2009, the

second Named Entities Workshop (NEWS 2010) in conjunction with ACL 2010 and the third Named Entities Workshop (NEWS 2011) in conjunction with IJCNLP 2011. NEWS 2012 will continue the tradition to run a Shared Task on Transliteration, which aims to provide a common platform for benchmarking the transliteration

approaches and systems across many languages. The details of Shared Task will be described in the Shared Task Whitepaper.

NEWS 2012 seeks to build on the foundations established in NEWS 2009, 2010 and 2011. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers interested in various aspects of NEs in natural language text. The shared task in this workshop will cover more language pairs and more scopes of evaluation tasks.

Important Dates:

Research Paper Submissions Research Paper Submission Deadline 25-March-2012

Shared Task: Registration Opens 18-Jan-2012 Registration Closes 11-March-2012 Release Training/Development Data 20-Jan-2012 Release Test Data 12-March-2012 Results Submission Due 16-March-2012 Results Announcement 20-March-2012 Task (short) Papers Due 25-March-2012

For All Submissions Acceptance Notification 20-April-2012 Camera-Ready Copy Deadline 30-April-2012 Workshop Date 12/13/14-July-2012

Topics of Interest:

This workshop invites original research contributions on all aspects of Named Entities (NEs), including identification, analysis, extraction, mining, transformation and applications to NLP and IR systems. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

1. NE Analysis

Distributional characteristics of NEs in mono- and multi-lingual text corpus

Orthographic/phonetic characteristics of NE

2, NE Annotated Data

Annotated data sets in specific languages & Creation experiences

3. Monolingual and Multilingual NE Identification & processing

Named Entity Recognition 4. Named Entity Recognition (NER) approaches & evaluation

Monolingual NE set expansion

Cross-lingual NE data identification & mapping

Cross-lingual NE data mining

Social Network Analysis and Entity Resolution

5. Machine Transliteration

Statistical transliteration approaches & evaluation

6. NE for IR

NE for Monolingual IR

NE Translation/Transliteration for CLIR

7. NE in Social Media

Fuzzy matching of Named Entities

Multilingual matching of Named Entities

De-duplication of entities across social media

Shared Task on Transliteration: For details, please refer to our white paper at the workshop website: http://translit.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/news2012/whitepapers/

Paper Format: Paper submissions to NEWS 2012 should follow the IJCNLP 2012 paper submission policy, including paper format, blind review policy and title and author format convention. Full papers (research paper) are in two-column format without exceeding eight (8) pages of content plus two (2) extra page for references and short papers (task paper) are also in two-column format without exceeding four (4) pages of content plus two (2) extra page for references. Submission must conform to the official ACL-2012 style guidelines. For details, please refer to http://www.acl2012.org/call/sub01.asp.


Min Zhang Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore Email: mzhang at i2r.a-star.edu.sg

Ming Liu Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore Email: mliu at i2r.a-star.edu.sg

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