[Corpora-List] Second Call for Papers : CompuTerm 2014

Patrick Drouin patrick.drouin at umontreal.ca
Tue Apr 22 23:44:45 CEST 2014


4th International Workshop on Computational Terminology

CompuTerm 2014

COLING 2014 Workshop

23rd August 2014, Dublin, Ireland


Submission deadine: 2nd May 2014

Computational Terminology covers an increasingly important aspect in Natural Language Processing areas such as text mining, information retrieval, information extraction, summarisation, textual entailment, document management systems, question-answering systems, ontology building, etc. Terminological information is paramount for knowledge mining from texts for scientific discovery and competitive intelligence. Scientific needs in fast growing domains (such as biomedicine, chemistry and ecology) and the overwhelming amount of textual data published daily demand that terminology is acquired and managed systematically and automatically; while in well established domains (such as law, economy, banking and music) the demand is on fine-grained analyses of documents for knowledge description and acquisition. Moreover, capturing new concepts leads to the acquisition and management of new knowledge.

The aim of this fourth CompuTerm workshop is to bring together Natural Language Processing researchers to discuss recent advances in computational terminology and its impact in many NLP applications. The topics addressed in this workshop are wide ranging:

- term extraction, recognition and filtering, which is the core

of the terminological activity that lays basis for other

terminological topics and tasks;

- event recognition and extraction, that extends the notion of the

terminological entity from terms meaning static units up to terms

meaning procedural and dynamic processes;

- acquisition of semantic relations among terms, which is also an

important research topic as the acquisition of semantic

relationships between terms finds applications such as the

population and update of existing knowledge bases, definition

of domain specific templates in information extraction and

disambiguation of terms;

- term variation management, that helps to deal with the dynamic

nature of terms, their acquisition from heterogeneous sources, their

integration, standardisation and representation for a large range of

applications and resources, is also increasingly important, as one

has to address this research problem when working with various

controlled vocabularies, thesauri, ontologies and textual data. Term

variation is also related to their paraphrases and reformulations,

due to historical, regional, local or personal issues. Besides, the

discovery of synonym terms or term clusters is equally

beneficial to many NLP applications;

- definition acquisition, that covers important research and

aims to provide precise and nonambiguous description of

terminological entities. Such definitions may contain

elements necessary for the formal description of terms and concepts

within ontologies;

- consideration of the user expertise, that is becoming a new issue in

the terminological activity, takes into account the fact that

specialized domains contain notions and terms often

nonunderstandable to non-experts or to laymen (such as patients

within the medical area, or bank clients within banking and economy

areas). This aspect, although related to specialized areas, provides

direct link between specialized languages and general language;

- systematic terminology management and updating domain specific

dictionaries and thesauri, that are important aspects for

maintaining the existing terminological resources. These aspects

become crucial because the amount of the existing terminological

resources is constantly increasing and because their perennial and

efficient use depends on their maintenance and updating, while

their re-acquisition is costly and often non-reproducible;

- monolingual and multilingual resources, that open the possibility

for developing cross-lingual and multi-lingual applications,

requires specific corpora, methods and tools which design and

evaluation are challenging issues;

- robustness and portability of methods, which allows to apply methods

developed in one given context to other contexts (corpora, domains,

languages, etc.) and to share the research expertise among them;

- social netwoks and modern media processing, that attracts an

increasing number of researchers and that provides challenging

material to be processed;

- utilization of terminologies in various NLP applications, as they

are a necessary component of any NLP system dealing with

domain-specific literature, is another novel and challenging

research direction.

The workshop submissions are open to different approaches, ranging from term extraction in various languages (using verb co-occurrence, information theoretic approaches, machine learning, etc.), translation pairs extracting from bilingual corpora based on terminology, up to semantic oriented approaches and theoretical aspects of terminology. Besides, experiments on the evaluation of terminological methods and tools are also encouraged since they provide interesting and useful proof about the utility of terminological resources:

- direct evaluation may concern the efficiency of the

terminological methods and tools to capture the terminological

entities and relations, as well as various kinds of related


- indirect evaluation may concern the use of terminological resources

in various NLP applications and the impact these resources have on

the performance of the automatic systems. In this case, research and

competition tracks (such as TREC, BioCreative, CLEF, CLEF-eHealth,

I2B2, *SEM, and other shared tasks), provide particularly fruitful

evaluation contexts and proved very successful in identifying key

problems in terminology such as term variation and ambiguity.

We encourage authors to submit their research work related to various aspects of computational terminology, such as mentioned in this call. The workshop authors will be proposed to submit an extented version of their work to a special issue of an international journal or of a book collection.

Importante dates:

- 1st workshop CFP: 17th February 2014 - Paper due date: 2nd May 2014 - Notification of acceptance: 6th June 2014 - Camera-ready deadline: 27th June 2014 - Workshop: 23rd August 2014

Submission instructions:

Authors are invited to submit full papers on original, unpublished work in the topic area of this workshop.

Submissions should follow the COLING 2014 instruction for authors (http://www.coling-2014.org/call-for-papers.php) and be formatted using the COLING 2014 stylefiles for latex, MS Word or LibreOffice (http://www.coling-2014.org/doc/coling2014.zip), with blind review and not exceeding 8 pages plus two extra pages for references.

The PDF files will be submitted electronically at https://www.softconf.com/coling2014/WS-9/


- Patrick Drouin, Observatoire de linguistique Sens-Texte, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada - Natalia Grabar, CNRS UMR 8163 STL, Université Lille 1&3, Villeneuve d'Ascq - Thierry Hamon, LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France & Université Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Villetaneuse, France - Kyo Kageura, Library and Information Science Laboratory, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Program Committee

- Sophia Ananiadou, University of Manchester, National Centre for Text Mining, UK - Olivier Bodenreider, NLM, USA - Beatrice Daille, IRIN, France - Éric Gaussier, LIG, Université Joseph Fourier, France - Gregory Grefenstette, Clairvoyance Corp, France - Marie-Claude L'Homme, University of Montréal, Canada - Philippe Langlais, RALI, Canada - John McNaught, UMIST & National Centre for Text Mining, UK - Rogelio Nazar, University Pompeu Fabra, Spain - Goran Nenadic, University of Manchester, UK - Jorge Vivaldi Palatresi, University Pompeu Fabra, Spain - Selja Seppälä, University at Buffalo, USA - Karine Verspoor, NICTA, Australia - Pierre Zweigenbaum, LIMSI, France ------------------------------------------------------------------------ -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: text/html Size: 10675 bytes Desc: not available URL: <https://mailman.uib.no/public/corpora/attachments/20140422/7fc0974e/attachment.txt>

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