[Corpora-List] CFP The Sixth Named Entities Workshop and Shared Task on Transliteration of Named Entities

Rafael E. Banchs rembanchs at i2r.a-star.edu.sg
Fri May 13 11:00:14 CEST 2016


NEWS 2016: The Sixth Named Entities Workshop and Shared Task on Transliteration of Named Entities http://workshop.colips.org/news2016/

Collocated with ACL 2016, in Berlin, on August 12th 2016.

Named Entities (NE) play a crucial role in many monolingual and multilingual Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Information Retrieval (IR) tasks, such as document search, clustering, information extraction, etc. The phenomenal growth of the Internet data and the dramatic changes in the user demographics especially among the non-English speaking parts of the world, has made identification, association and transformation Named Entities across languages a critical path problem for most NLP and IR Tasks

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers interested in various aspects of NEs in natural language text.

Topics of Interest:

This workshop invites original research contributions on all aspects of Named Entities (NEs), including identification, analysis, extraction, mining, transformation and applications to NLP and IR systems. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

* NE Analysis - Distributional characteristics of NEs in mono- and multi-lingual text corpus - Orthographic/phonetic characteristics of NE * NE Annotated Data - Annotated data sets in specific languages & Creation experiences * Monolingual and Multilingual NE Identification & processing - Named Entity Recognition (approaches & evaluation) - Monolingual NE set expansion - Cross-lingual NE data identification & mapping - Cross-lingual NE data mining - Social Network Analysis and Entity Resolution * Machine Transliteration - Statistical transliteration approaches & evaluation * NE for IR - NE for Monolingual IR - NE Translation/Transliteration for CLIR * NE in Social Media - Fuzzy matching of Named Entities - Multilingual matching of Named Entities - De-duplication of entities across social media

Paper Format:

Paper submissions to NEWS 2016 should follow the ACL 2016 paper submission policy, including paper format, blind review policy and title and author format convention. Full papers (research paper) are in two-column format without exceeding eight (8) pages of content plus two (2) extra page for references and short papers (task paper) are also in two-column format without exceeding four (4) pages of content plus two (2) extra page for references. Submission must conform to the official ACL 2016 style guidelines. For details, please refer to http://acl2016.org/index.php?article_id=9


Papers are to be submitted in pdf format at https://www.softconf.com/acl2016/NEWS2016/

Important Dates:

* 16 May 2016: Research and Task (short) papers due * 13 Jun 2016: Acceptance notification * 20 Jun 2016: Camera-ready copy due * 12 Aug 2016: Workshop Date @ ACL 2016

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