[Corpora-List] EMNLP Workshop on Computational Semantics (LSDSem 2015): 2nd Call for Papers

Michael Roth mroth at inf.ed.ac.uk
Tue Jun 2 20:10:05 CEST 2015


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Workshop on Linking Models of Lexical, Sentential and Discourse-level Semantics

Endorsed by SIGLEX, SIGSEM and SIGdial, the ACL Special Interest Groups on the Lexicon, Computational Semantics, and Discourse and Dialogue

Held in conjunction with EMNLP 2015 Lisbon, Portugal September 18, 2015

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== Aims and Scope ==

Improved computational models of semantics hold great promise for applications in language technology, be it semantics at the lexical level, sentence level or discourse level. Large-scale corpora with corresponding annotations (word senses, propositions, attributions and discourse relations) are making it possible to develop statistical models for many tasks and applications. However, developments in lexical and sentence-level semantics remain largely distinct from those in discourse semantics. This workshop aims at bridging this gap by bringing together researchers to discuss how multiple levels of semantics can be integrated and implemented in various applications.

Our goal is to gather and showcase theoretical and computational approaches to joint models of semantics, and applications that incorporate multi-level semantics. We hope to bring together researchers from various areas: computational linguistics who strive for more expressive models of language understanding, linguists and cognitive scientists interested in aspects of representing text with multiple levels of semantics, machine learning researchers interested in joint inference over different types of semantic cues, and also researchers who are interested in applications that require or will benefit from multi-level semantics. A dialog between researchers has great potential to advance work in each of these areas and bring about more powerful and enriched models of text semantics.

== Topics of Interest ==

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Approaches to lexical semantics that take into account discourse

information, as required for example in word sense disambiguation and

metaphor interpretation

* Models for sentence-level processing tasks where discourse context (and/or

genre-based document structure) might be helpful, including semantic role

labeling, paraphrase detection, semantic parsing and relation extraction

* Rich lexical enhancements to models for discourse tasks, such as discourse

parsing, coherence modeling, coreference resolution, and text segmentation

(by topic and/or by function)

* Applications that are based on multiple layers of semantic information, such

as summarization, text generation and question answering

* Multi-task models that jointly address several lexical, sentence and/or

discourse semantic phenomena

For more information, please visit http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/mroth/LSDSem/

== Invited Speakers ==

Michael Strube, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies Jacob Eisenstein, Georgia Institute of Technology (additional speakers to be confirmed)

== Call for Submissions ==

We invite both long (8 pages) and short (4 page) papers. The limits refer to the content and any number of additional pages for references are allowed. The papers should follow the EMNLP 2015 formatting instructions (cf. http://www.emnlp2015.org/submissions.html).

Each submission must be anonymized, written in English, and contain a title and abstract. We especially welcome the following types of papers:

* Position papers that reflect innovative, creative and thought-provoking ideas

* Technical papers that demonstrate the impact of semantics in tasks and applications

* Theoretical papers that advance our understanding of interacting semantic phenomena

* Survey papers that review the current state of research in a specific area

Please submit your papers at http://www.softconf.com/emnlp2015/LSDSem/

== Important Dates ==

28 June 2015: Workshop Paper Due Date 21 July 2015: Notification of Acceptance 11 August 2015: Camera-ready papers due 18 September 2015: Workshop

== Organizers ==

Michael Roth, University of Edinburgh Annie Louis, University of Edinburgh Bonnie Webber, University of Edinburgh Tim Baldwin, University of Melbourne

== Program Committee ==

Regina Barzilay, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Johan Bos, University of Groningen Jill Burstein, Educational Testing Service Asli Celikyilmaz, Microsoft Research Nate Chambers, United States Naval Academy Martin Chodorow, City University of New York Ido Dagan, Bar Ilan University Hal Daume III, University of Maryland Vera Demberg, Saarland University Micha Elsner, Ohio State University Katrin Erk, University of Texas at Austin Anette Frank, Heidelberg University Yoav Goldberg, Bar-Ilan University Dan Jurafsky, Stanford University Min-Yen Kan, National University of Singapore Beata Beigman Klebanov, Educational Testing Service Ruli Manurung, University of Indonesia Daniel Marcu, Information Sciences Institute, USC Katja Markert, Leeds University Marie-Catherine de Marneffe, Ohio State University Ani Nenkova, University of Pennsylvania Hwee Tou Ng, National University of Singapore Martha Palmer, University of Colorado at Boulder Manfred Pinkal, Saarland University Dan Roth, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Jan Snajder, University of Zagreb Swapna Somasundaran, Educational Testing Service Caroline Sporleder, Trier University Manfred Stede, University of Potsdam Joel Tetreault, Yahoo! Labs Marilyn Walker, University of California Santa Cruz Luke Zettlemoyer, University of Washington

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