[Corpora-List] *SEM 2016 - due April 18

Raffaella Bernardi raffaella.bernardi at unitn.it
Sun Apr 10 19:16:40 CEST 2016


3rd Call for Papers

*SEM 2016: THE FIFTH JOINT CONFERENCE ON LEXICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL SEMANTICS August 11-12, Berlin (Germany) Co-located with ACL 2016 https://sites.google.com/site/starsem2016 <https://sites.google.com/site/starsem2016>

------------------------------------ We are pleased to announce that SIGLEX and SIGSEM, special interest groups of the ACL, are organizing the fifth joint conference on lexical and computational semantics: *SEM (pronounced "starsem"). This time *SEM will be colocated with ACL in Berlin, Germany. *SEM brings together researchers interested in the semantics of natural languages and its computational modeling. The conference embraces symbolic and probabilistic approaches, and everything in between; theoretical contributions as well as practical applications are welcome. The long-term goal of *SEM is to provide a stable forum for the growing number of NLP researchers working on all aspects of semantics.

Important dates:

*SEM papers due: April 18, 2016 *SEM notification of acceptance: June 6, 2016 *SEM camera-ready deadline: June 13, 2016 *SEM conference: August 11-12, 2016

Topics of Interest ------------------------------- Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: * Data-driven semantics * Word sense disambiguation and induction * Distributional and statistical semantics * Meaning Representations * Multiword and idiomatic expressions * Semantic parsing and interpretation * Frames and semantic role labeling * Formal approaches to semantics * Semantic ambiguity and underspecification * Mathematical methods for semantics * Temporal entities and relations * Extraction of events and causal and temporal relations * (Named) Entity linking * Pronouns and coreference * Single- and cross-document coreference * Discourse semantics * Discourse structure and presupposition * Rhetorical relations * Sentiment analysis * Extra-propositional aspects of meaning * Metaphor, irony, and figurative meaning * Semantic annotation and evaluation * Textual inference and question answering * Generation and summarization * Semantics for social media * Knowledge mining and acquisition * Semantic web and ontologies * Ontology learning and population * Grounding and wikification * Comparative computational semantics

Submissions ------------------------ Submissions to *SEM-2016 must describe unpublished work and be written in English. We solicit both long and short papers. Long papers may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus at most two extra pages for references. Short papers may consist of up to four (4) pages, plus one extra page for references. Long papers typically describe original research and will be presented orally. Short papers (typically: ongoing research, project or system description, opinion piece) will be presented as a poster. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three reviewers. Final versions should take into account the comments from the reviewers. As the reviewing will be blind, the paper must not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ..." must be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...". Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review. In addition, please do not post your submissions on the web until after the review process is complete. For a paper to be included in the conference proceedings, at least one of the authors must be registered as a participant at the *SEM conference. Double submission of papers will need to be indicted at submission time.

Formatting instructions Instructions are available on the conference web page (https://sites.google.com/site/starsem2016 <https://sites.google.com/site/starsem2016>).

Organization and Program Committee

General Chair: Claire Gardent (CNRS and Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France)

Program Chairs: Raffaella Bernardi (University of Trento, Italy) Ivan Titov (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

Publication chair: Phong Le (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

Area Chairs:

Distributional semantics: Kevin Duh (Johns Hopkins University, USA)

Lexical semantics, lexical acquisition, WSD: Diana McCarthy (University of Cambridge, UK)

Lexical resources, linked data, ontologies: Roberto Navigli (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)

Formal and linguistic semantics: Jonathan Ginzburg (Université Paris-Diderot, France)

Semantic parsing and semantic role labeling: Yoav Artzi (Cornell, USA) and Yonatan Bisk (ISI, USA)

Multi-level Semantics (lexical, sentential, discourse and dialogue): Annie Louis (University of Essex, UK) and Michael Roth (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Semantics for applications (Textual Entailment, IE, QA, Summarization, Social media): Elena Cabrio (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France)

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