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FYI: Springer Book Series: The People’s Web Meets NLP

Author: Jungi Kim

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

FYI Body: Call for Contributions

Edited Volume ''The People's Web Meets NLP: Collaboratively
Constructed Language Resources''

Springer book series: ''Theory and Applications of Natural Language
Processing'', E. Hovy, M. Johnson and G. Hirst (eds.)



The application of collective intelligence in the domain of language
yielded collaboratively constructed language resources (CCLR) that
can be used in a variety of ways.

The aim of this book is to capture the state-of-the-art in the emerging
area of research on ''Collaboratively constructed language resources.''
Thus, a point of reference on the topics of construction, mining, using
and interconnecting collaboratively constructed language resources for
natural language processing, knowledge discovery and other intelligent
applications will be created.

Given the appropriateness of the topics, preliminary versions of
contributions may be submitted in parallel to the 3rd workshop of ''The
People's Web meets NLP: Collaboratively Constructed Semantic
Resources and their Applications to NLP.'' (http://www.ukp.tu-

Publication Schedule

* January 8th, 2012 – deadline for abstract submission
* January 13th, 2012 – notification of abstract acceptance
* April 15th, 2012 – submission of book chapters
* June 8th, 2012 – notification of chapter acceptance
* August 31st, 2012 – final submission of book chapters
* November - December 2012 – publication by Springer


Iryna Gurevych and Jungi Kim

Please refer to the book website for detailed information.

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