[Corpora-List] Second call for papers: Special Issue - Terminology 21(2), 2015

Patrick Drouin patrick.drouin at umontreal.ca
Tue Dec 9 15:52:05 CET 2014

Second call for papers: Special Issue - Terminology 21(2), 2015

Terminology across languages and domains


Computational Terminology covers an increasingly important dimension of Natural Language Processing, affecting areas such as text mining, information retrieval, information extraction, summarisation, textual entailment, document management systems, question-answering systems, ontology building, machine translation, etc. Terminological information is paramount for knowledge mining from texts for scientific discovery and competitive intelligence. As a result of many years of research, Computational Terminology has gained in strength and maturity. It proposes well-tried and novel methodologies, tools and resources for several languages and domains.

The aim of this special issue is to present and describe relevant research dedicated to any of the above mentioned areas. More particularly, the topics to be addressed in this issue are expected to be concerned with, though not necessarily exclusively to, such areas as:

- Robustness and portability of methods: e.g. the application of

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

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


- Monolingual and multilingual resources: e.g. opening possibilities

for developing cross-lingual and multi-lingual applications,

requiring specific corpora; the design, development and evaluation

of robust methods and tools are challenging issues;

- Social networks and modern media processing: this aspect remains

very attractive for researchers. The available data provided contain

very rich information, although its processing is challenging for

Natural Language Processing and methodology of Computational


- Re-utilization and adaptation of terminologies in various NLP

applications: because terminologies are a necessary component of any

NLP system dealing with domain-specific literature their use in the

corresponding NLP applications is essential. Re-utilization and

adaptation of terminologies is a challenging research direction,

especially when the terminologies developed for one domain or

application are to be used for different domains or applications;

- Catering for new user needs: e.g. designing, creating new and/or

adapting existing methods and research experience to user needs not

hitherto covered by existing research;

- Transfer of methodologies from one language to another, especially

when the transfer is concerned with less-resourced languages;

- Consideration of user expertise: this topic is becoming a new issue

in terminological activities; it takes into account the fact that

specialized domains contain notions and terms often incomprehensible

to non-experts or to laymen (such as patients within the field of

medicine, or bank clients within the field of banking and

economics). This topic, although related to specialized areas,

provides direct links between specialized languages and general

language. It concerns the challenge to use methods and resources,

though often designed for the expert must also satisfy non-expert


- Systematic terminology management and updating domain specific

dictionaries and thesauri, which are important aspects for

maintaining existing terminological resources. These aspects become

crucial because the volume of the existing terminological resources

is constantly increasing and because their constant and efficient

use depends on their maintenance and updating, while their

re-acquisition is costly and often non-reproducible.

The editors are willing to accept submissions covering different approaches, theoretical frameworks and applications, such as mentioned in this call.

Papers should be anonymous, written with Word and comprise between 20-30 pages (max. 9,000 words). More information on formatting requirements can be found on http://natalia.grabar.perso.sfr.fr/TERMINO2015. English is preferred (80% of the contents), but submissions in French, Spanish or German will be considered.

Each issue of Terminology contains up to six or seven articles.


- First call for submissions: October 25th, 2014 - Submission deadline: January 25th, 2015 - First acceptance notification: March 25th, 2015 - Modified versions: April 25th, 2015 - Final acceptance notification: May 25th, 2015 - Final versions ready: June 25th, 2015

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