[Corpora-List] 3rd CFP * Linguistic Resources for NLP - Workshop 2018 * [COLING 2018]

Kristina Kocijan krkocijan at ffzg.hr
Tue May 15 10:11:49 CEST 2018

3rd CFP * LR4NLP 2018 *

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Linguistic Resources for NLP Workshop

@ COLING 2018 Conference Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Workshop Date: August 20, 2018

Conference Dates: August 20-25, 2018


Linguists and Computer Scientists will highlight the advantages of using expert-crafted dictionaries and grammars to build NLP applications.





Workshop Papers Due Date: May 25, 2018 (11:50pm CET)

Notification of Acceptance: June 20, 2018

Camera-ready Papers Due Date: June 30, 2018

Workshop Date: August 20, 2018




In conjunction with COLING 2018 in Santa Fe, we are organizing a half-day workshop, entitled “Linguistic Resources for Natural Language Processing” (LR4NLP).

This workshop aims to bring together linguists who are interested in developing large-coverage linguistic resources and researchers with an interest in developing real-world NLP software. These two communities have been working separately for many years. NLP researchers are typically more focused on technical issues specific to automatic text processing, where high-quality performance (e.g. recall and precision) is crucial. On the other hand, linguists tend to focus on problems related to the development of exhaustive and precise resources to pursue the wide spectrum of language – linguistically motivated resources based on a specific theory naturally, but which are for the most part ‘neutral’ vis-à-vis any NLP application. That is, they might be implemented using various grammatical formalisms (HPSG, LFG, NooJ, RG, TAG, XFST, etc.) and should be useable by a wide variety of NLP applications, such as parsing sentences, generating texts, transformational analysis, paraphrasing and translation, among others.

Recent progress in both computer science and linguistics is reducing many of these differences, with large-coverage, collaborative linguistic resources increasingly being used by robust NLP software. For example, NLP researchers can now use large dictionaries of multiword units and expressions, and several linguistic experiments have shown the feasibility of using extensive dictionaries and grammars in software applications that can parse sentences, as well as produce paraphrases and translations of sentences.

By encouraging members of both communities to mutually discuss current research on related topics, we hope to move towards a better understanding of the problems involved. Furthermore, examining ideas that offer reciprocal benefits to both communities may lead to potential collaborative efforts. This workshop focuses on the following questions:

* Is it possible to construct NLP applications that remove ambiguities by using linguistic data alone, i.e. with no statistical methods?

* How does one develop ‘neutral’ linguistic resources (dictionaries, lexicon-grammars, morphological, phrase-structure and transformational grammars, etc.) that can be used both to parse and generate texts, in one or multiple languages?

* What are the limitations of stochastic and neural net based systems, as opposed to grammar and rule-based ones?

TOPICS should relate to linguistically-based NLP, such as:

* Assessment of grammar and rule-based vs. statistical and neural net approaches to NLP

* Natural language disambiguation based on handcrafted grammars

* Development of large-coverage linguistic resources

* Use of linguistic resources in paraphrasing and machine translation applications

* Linguistically-based NLP for real-world applications

* Paraphrase and translation generation

* Phraseology of specialized languages

* Processing of multiword units, discontinuous expressions, phrasal verbs, etc.

* Surface structure realization

* Transformational analysis and generation

* Linguistically-based question-answering and summarization systems




Authors are invited to submit papers describing original, unpublished work, be it completed or in progress. The papers should be maximally 9 pages of main content, with additional pages allowed for references and appendices.

The COLING 2018 templates must be used; these are provided in LaTeX and also Microsoft Word format (http://coling2018.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/coling2018.zip).

Paper submission will be electronic in PDF format through the SoftConf conference management system at: https://www.softconf.com/coling2018/ws-LR4NLP.

Workshop Proceedings will be published by COLING 2018.

Submitted papers should be from any of the following categories, each of which is associated with a distinct review form:










Papers must be original, previously-unpublished work. The formatting template must be strictly adhered to and deadlines met. Papers must be anonymized to support double-blind reviewing. If the paper is available as a preprint, this must be indicated in the submission form but not in the paper itself.

Papers that have been or will be under consideration for other venues at the same time must indicate this at submission time. If a paper is accepted for publication at LR4NLP at COLING, it must be immediately withdrawn from other venues. If a paper under review at LR4NLP at COLING is accepted elsewhere and authors intend to proceed there, the LR4NLP at COLING committee must be notified immediately.




Reviewing will be double-blind, so authors need to conceal their identity. The paper should not include the authors' names and affiliations, nor any acknowledgements. Limit anonymized self-references only to articles that are relevant for reviewers.




Anabela Barreiro, Post-Doctoral Researcher, INESC-ID, Lisbon (Portugal)

Kristina Kocijan, Assistant Professor of Information and Communication Sciences, University of Zagreb (Croatia)

Peter Machonis, Professor of French and Linguistics, Florida International University (USA)

Max Silberztein, Professor of Computer Science and Linguistics, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon (France)




Program Committee Chair: Max Silberztein, Université de Franche-Comté (France)

Jorge Baptista, University of Algarve (Portugal)

Anabela Barreiro, INESC-ID Lisbon (Portugal)

Xavier Blanco, Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)

Nicoletta Calzolari, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale (Italy)

Christiane Fellbaum, Princeton University (USA)

Héla Fehri, University of Sfax (Tunisia)

Yuras Hetsevich, National Academy of Sciences (Belarus)

Kristina Kocijan, University of Zagreb (Croatia)

Mark Liberman, University of Pennsylvania (USA)

Elena Lloret Pastor, Universidad de Alicante (Spain)

Peter Machonis, Florida International University (USA)

Slim Mesfar, Carthaga University (Tunisia)

Simon Mille, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain)

Mario Monteleone, University of Salerno (Italy)

Johanna Monti, University of Naples - L'Orientale (Italy)

Bernard Scott, Logos Institute (USA)


Information about the host conference can be found at COLING 2018 web page <http://coling2018.org/>.

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