[Corpora-List] DEADLINE EXTENSION: ACL Workshop on Events and Stories in the News

Tommaso Caselli t.caselli at gmail.com
Fri Apr 28 19:25:58 CEST 2017

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EVENTS AND STORIES IN THE NEWS 2017 Vancouver, Canada, Friday August 4, 2017

IMPORTANT DATES ---------------------------- Submission deadline: *07 May 2017* 11:59 PM PST Notification of acceptance: 22 May 2017 Camera-ready copy due from authors: 29 May 2017

INVITED SPEAKER ----------------------------

James F. Allen, John H. Dessaurer Professor of Computer Science at the University of Rochester

TRAVEL GRANTS --------------------------------------------------- Thanks to the generosity of NewsEdge Inc., there is a limited amount of money available for awarding travel grants. More information can be found on the workshop website. Preference will be given to early stage researchers (PhD students and junior postdoc) who do not have alternative sources of funding to support their travel costs. We will let you know which applications have been accepted by May 30th July.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS ----------------------------------------- Two types of submissions are invited: full papers and short papers.

Full papers should emphasize obtained results rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results. Submission should not exceed a maximum 8 pages plus two additional pages containing references.

Short papers may consist of up to 4 pages (plus two additional pages for references) describing: a focused contribution; work in progress; a negative result; a position paper.

The reviewing process will be blind and papers must be anonymous.

Submissions must be in PDF following the ACL 2017 style template. Style files are available on the conference website, http://acl2017.org/.

Contributions should be submitted in PDF via the submission site: https://www.softconf.com/acl2017/eventstory/

Multiple Submission Policy Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications are acceptable, but authors must indicate this information at submission time. If accepted, authors must notify the organizers as to whether the paper will be presented at the workshop or elsewhere.

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW AND SCOPE --------------------------------------------------- Following the success of the two workshops on Computing News Storylines (CNewsStory, ACL 2015, CNewsStory, EMNLP 2016), the previous four editions of the EVENTS workshops (NAACL 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), and the strong connections between these two initiatives, the organisers of the two series have decided to join efforts and propose this new workshop.

We invite work on all aspects of event and storyline analysis, storyline generation, and relationships between events and storylines or their components, especially from news. This includes (but is not limited to) the following topics: - event detection - identifying and filtering relevant events - cumulation of information from news streams - detecting opinions and perspectives on events - tracing perspective change through time - modeling plot structures - storyline stability and completeness - annotating storylines - temporal or causal ordering of events - event coreference (in-document and cross-document) - sub-event and event subset relations - temporal event sequencing - script activation - big data for storylines - evaluation of storylines - discourse structure and storylines - visualisation of storylines - dynamic event modeling - counterfactuals modeling - event factuality profiling - multimodal storyline generation - event representation

SHARED ANNOTATION TASK --------------------------------------------------- We are providing documents from different sources, stretching over a period of time and focused on a specific topic and will ask the participants to provide their own annotations, interpretations, and analyses of this dataset. We will collect these analyses before the workshop and summarise them to facilitate an insightful comparison. We will ask for clear documentation to enable meaningful comparisons. Furthermore, we will ask participants who have systems and tools for extracting events and/or storylines to run their systems on this common dataset. These results will be compared to the annotated data (only indirect comparisons would be possible). Check the available corpora: https://sites.google.com/site/eventsandstoriesinthenews/shared-annotation-task


• Tommaso Caselli, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam • Ben Miller, Georgia State University • Marieke van Erp, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam • Piek Vossen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam • Martha Palmer, University of Colorado • Eduard Hovy, Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University • Teruko Mitamura, Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University • David Caswell, Reynolds Journalism Institute, University of Missouri -- Tommaso Caselli Senior Researcher Computational Lexicology & Terminology Lab (CLTL) Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam/Faculty of Humanities, VU Amsterdam De Boelelaan 1105 1081 HV Amsterdam Nederland http://www.understandinglanguagebymachines.org | http://vupr.academia.edu/TommasoCaselliTwitter: @tommaso_caselli -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: text/html Size: 8309 bytes Desc: not available URL: <https://mailman.uib.no/public/corpora/attachments/20170428/4b9d0c38/attachment.txt>

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