[Corpora-List] 1st CfP: COLING Workshop on Events and Stories in the News

Tommaso Caselli t.caselli at gmail.com
Fri Feb 9 12:50:39 CET 2018

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, August, 2018

Workshop web site: www.eventstory.news



Submission deadline: May 25, 2018 11:59 PM PST

Notification of acceptance: June 20, 2018

Camera-ready copy due from authors: June 30, 2018



Heng Ji, Edward P. Hamilton Development Chair Professor, Computer Science Department of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute



Following the success of last year’s edition of the 2017 EventStory workshop <https://sites.google.com/site/eventsandstoriesinthenews/home> at ACL, 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 (mentions and instances)

- 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



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 COLING 2018 style template. Style files are available here <http://coling2018.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/coling2018.zip>.

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.



To make the results of the workshop more effective, we are planning a “ working” workshop with an annotation exercise session. This year, the organisers will provide a set of news articles and documents from different sources concerning the MH17 disaster and the vaccination debate, reflecting different perspectives and versions of the stories. The data set is provided as a so-called unshared task for which participants can provide their own annotations, interpretations, and analyses. 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 these common datasets. The results will be compared as far as possible and discussed.

The Events and Stories in the News workshop will include an un-shared annotation task on events and narrative structures in a small set of text news articles.

Given a collection of raw texts concerning a specific story (thus, multiple documents spreading in time), the aim of this unshared task is to tackle fundamental research question in storylines identification and extraction. Briefly, the participant(s) should propose a task with a corresponding annotation scheme, conduct an annotation experiment, and evaluate strengths and weakness of the task.

Papers should be submitted as standard workshop short papers (max 4 pages length). They will be reviewed by the program committee and non-anonymous reviews will be made available at the workshop website. Papers must mention “unshared task” in their titles. The unshared task work will be presented in a special poster session followed by an open discussion. Submissions of the annotated data and accompanying annotation guidelines is strongly encouraged.

More details are available at https://goo.gl/koufai



Tommaso Caselli, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, NL


Claire Bonial, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, USA


Susan Brown, University of Colorado, USA


David Caswell, Reynolds Journalism Institute, University of Missouri, USA


Eduard Hovy, Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon

University, USA


Ben Miller, Georgia State University, USA


Teruko Mitamura, Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon

University, USA


Martha Palmer, University of Colorado, USA


Marieke van Erp, KNAW Humanities Cluster, NL


Piek Vossen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL

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