There has been a lot of research activity in anaphora / coreference resolution in recent years, but since the Discourse Anaphora and Anaphora Resolution Colloquium (DAARC) series ended, there have been no events in Computational Linguistics entirely dedicated to this type of work. The Coreference Beyond Ontonotes (CORBON) workshops held in 2016 (with NAACL) and 2017 (with EACL) partially addressed this need, but their focus was primarily on under-investigated coreference phenomena. The CRAC series of workshops is intended to be an event of interest to the entire anaphora / coreference / reference community.
The aim of the proposed workshop(s) is to provide a forum where work on all aspects of computational work on anaphora resolution and annotation, including both on coreference and on types of anaphora such as bridging references resolution and discourse deixis, can be presented. We also intend to attract work on reference (e.g., deictical reference to objects displayed in a multimodal interface).
CRAC will welcome submissions describing both theoretical and applied computational work on anaphora, coreference and reference, including work in languages other than English, and on less-researched types of anaphora such as bridging references. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
- Coreference resolution for English and less-researched languages; - Annotation and interpretation of anaphoric relations, including
than identity coreference (e.g., bridging references, reference to
abstract entities, etc.); - Interpretation of referring expressions in multimodal contexts; - Investigation of difficult cases of anaphora / coreference and
their resolution; - Anaphora / coreference resolution in noisy data (e.g. in
speech, social media); - New applications of coreference resolution.
A limited number of travel awards are available to student authors of accepted CRAC papers who are affiliated with U.S. institutions.
We solicit previously unpublished work, presented either as long or short papers, following the style guidelines for NAACL 2018, produced with the official LaTeX template. To be included in the final proceedings, accepted papers have to be made available both as LaTeX sources and PDF.
Camera-ready version of long papers should have at most 9 pages of content plus 2 additional pages for references. Short papers are limited to 5 pages of content plus 2 pages for references.
Papers should be submitted using the START platform:
The important dates for CRAC are the same as for every other NAACL 2018 workhop:
- 27 November 2017: First Call for Workshop Papers - 11 January 2018: Second Call for Workshop Papers - 2 March 2018: Workshop Papers Due Date - 2 April 2018: Notification of Acceptance - 16 April 2018: Camera-ready papers due - 5-6 June 2018: Workshop Dates
- Massimo Poesio, Queen Mary University of London (co-chair) - Vincent Ng, University of Texas at Dallas (co-chair) - Maciej Ogrodniczuk, Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences (co-chair)
- Anders Bjorkelund, University of Stuttgart - Antonio Branco, University of Lisbon - Dan Cristea, A. I. Cuza University of Iasi - Pascal Denis, MAGNET, INRIA Lille Nord-Europe - Sobha Lalitha Devi, AU-KBC Research Center, Anna University of Chennai - Yulia Grishina, University of Potsdam - Veronique Hoste, Ghent University - Ryu Iida, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Kyoto - Varada Kolhatkar, Simon Fraser University - Katja Markert, Heidelberg University - Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton - Costanza Navaretta, University of Copenhagen - Anna Nedoluzhko, Charles University in Prague - Michal Novak, Charles University in Prague - Constantin Orasan, University of Wolverhampton - Simone Paolo Ponzetto, University of Mannheim - Sameer Pradhan, cemantix.org and Boulder Learning Inc. - Marta Recasens, Google Inc. - Dan Roth, University of Pennsylvania - Veselin Stoyanov, Facebook - Olga Uryupina, University of Trento - Yannick Versley, IBM - Sam Wiseman, Harvard University - Heike Zinsmeister, University of Hamburg
CRAC will include a shared task(s) on anaphora resolution using ARRAU (Uryupina et al 2017), a corpus designed to
- cover a more diverse range of genres than typical coreference
corpora, including news, task-oriented dialogue, and narrative; - provide annotations for all noun phrases, including
non-referring NPs and singletons (unlike in OntoNotes where only
coreferential mentions are an- notated) and carefully annotated
their boundaries catering also for non- continuous mentions; - include annotation of the full range of anaphoric phenomena,
including bridging and discourse deixis; - include the annotation of a variety of morpho-syntactic and
semantic attributes of mentions, including genericity.
A separate call for papers for the Shared Task will be circulated, providing more details about submission and timeline.
Shared task organizers:
- Yulia Grishina, University of Potsdam (chair) - Varada Kolhatkar, Simon Fraser University - Anna Nedoluzhko, Charles University in Prague - Maciej Ogrodniczuk, Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences - Massimo Poesio, Queen Mary University of London - Adam Roussel, University of the Ruhr at Bochum - Fabian Simonjetz, University of the Ruhr at Bochum - Olga Uryupina, University of Trento - Heike Zinsmeister, University of Hamburg
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