Synchronic and Diachronic Approaches to Analyzing Technical Language
(SADAATL, rhymes with skedaddle) Coling 2014 Workshop
Dublin, Ireland August 24, 2014
***** Paper Submission Deadline: May 2, 2014 *****
Technology is the application of knowledge to practical pursuits. Information relevant to technology is the subject of various types of documents, including: scholarly publications (journals, conference proceedings, abstracts, grant applications, textbooks); legal documents (patents, contracts, legislation); and more public venues (magazines, webpages, blogs, financial reports). Interest in the automatic classification of technical documents has recently been growing and Natural Language Processing is a major component of such classification systems. On a "synchronic" level, there has been considerable efforts towards: genre classification, citation sentiment, relation extraction, terminology extraction, and other areas. On the "diachronic" level, the field of technology forecasting is on the rise because both government agencies and businesses are looking to automatically detect and classify trends in technology, in order to help guide them with resource and financial investments.
This workshop aims to bring together natural language processing research applying to technical documents. The goal is to explore techniques which apply across multiple domains and genres (and are not biased towards biomedical, computer science, or other specific genres). The results should either be: a) synchronic in nature, relating to the processing or analysis of text, documents or sets of documents without consideration of time; or b) diachronic in nature, investigating how linguistic features change over time, e.g., by the comparison of documents from different time periods.
Subject areas include topics specific to the study of technical documents such as:
* citation extraction
* terminology extraction
* citation analysis
* technology forecasting
* document analysis
as well as other NLP areas applied to technical documents such as:
* relation/event extraction
* named entity extraction
* sentiment analysis
* machine translation
Another major focus of this workshop is to explore how synchronic and diachronic topics relate to each other. For example, we encourage synchronic papers to discuss how and why such features may vary over time, e.g., trends in sentiment attributed to citations may indicate changes in the status of a paper. Diachronic papers are encouraged to discuss any synchronic features used that have been tracked over time.
Modes of Presentations: Submissions may be for oral or poster presentations. We assume that there is no difference in quality between oral and poster presentations, but that some ideas are more appropriately conveyed in one mode or the other.
Paper Format and length restrictions: Same as main conference, as described in: http://www.coling-2014.org/doc/coling2014.zip (8 pages of text plus 2 pages for references, blind review, format, style, etc.)
May 2, 2014: Paper Submission Deadline June 6, 2014: Author Notification Deadline June, 27, 2014: Camera-Ready Paper Deadline August 24, 2014: Workshop
Submission link: https://www.softconf.com/coling2014/WS-15/
Olga Babko-Malaya, BAE Systems Josef van Genabith, Dublin City University Ralph Grishman, New York University (Co-Chair) Yifan He, New York University (Co-Chair) Kris Jack, Mendeley Min-Yen Kan, National University of Singapore Roman Kern, Know-Center Adam Meyers, New York University (Co-Chair) Arzucan Özgür, Bogazici University James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University Dragomir Radev, University of Michigan Ulrich Schäfer, DFKI Simone Teufel, University of Cambridge Marc Verhagen, Brandeis University Nianwen Xue, Brandeis University