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