[Corpora-List] ACL 2020 Workshop on Figurative Language Processing: Deadline extension

Ekaterina Shutova katia at icsi.berkeley.edu
Mon Apr 13 20:32:07 CEST 2020

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS: Note the *new submission deadline* due to the COVID-19 situation

ACL 2020 Workshop on Figurative Language Processing

July 9, 2020


Submission deadline: April 23, 2020


Figurative language processing is a rapidly growing area in NLP, including processing of metaphors, idioms, puns, irony, sarcasm, as well as other figures. Characteristic to all areas of human activity (from poetic to ordinary to scientific) and, thus, to all types of discourse, figurative language becomes an important problem for NLP systems. Its ubiquity in language has been established in a number of corpus studies and the role it plays in human reasoning has been confirmed in psychological experiments. This makes figurative language an important research area for computational and cognitive linguistics, and its automatic identification and interpretation indispensable for any semantics-oriented NLP application.

The main focus of the workshop will be on computational modelling of figurative language using state-of-the-art NLP techniques. However, papers on cognitive, linguistic, social, rhetorical, and applied aspects are also of interest, provided that they are presented within a computational, a formal, or a quantitative framework. In addition, we will also conduct two shared tasks on metaphor and sarcasm detection.

The workshop invites both full papers and short papers for either oral or poster presentation.

Submission site: https://www.softconf.com/acl2020/flp/


April 23, 2020 Paper submissions due (23:59 West Coast USA time)

May 15, 2020 Notification of acceptance

May 25, 2020 Camera-ready papers due

July 9, 2020 Workshop (taking place virtually, alongside ACL 2020)


Beata Beigman Klebanov, Educational Testing Service, USA

Ekaterina Shutova, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Smaranda Muresan, Columbia University, USA

Patricia Lichtenstein, University of California, Merced, USA

Ben Leong, Educational Testing Service, USA

Anna Feldman, Montclair State University, USA

Debanjan Ghosh, Educational Testing Service, USA

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