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Full Title: Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon

      
Short Title: CogALex
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Start Date: 23-Aug-2014 - 23-Aug-2014
Contact: Michael Zock
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://pageperso.lif.univ-mrs.fr/~michael.zock/CogALex-IV/cogalex-webpage/index.html
Meeting Description: Goal:

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers involved in the
construction and application of electronic dictionaries to discuss
modifications of existing resources in line with the users' needs, thereby
fully exploiting the advantages of the digital form. Given the breadth of
the questions, we welcome reports on work from many perspectives, including
but not limited to: computational lexicography, psycholinguistics,
cognitive psychology, language learning and ergonomics.

Motivation:

The way we look at dictionaries (their creation and use) has changed
dramatically over the past 30 years. While being considered as an appendix
to grammar in the past, by now they have moved to centre stage. Indeed,
there is hardly any task in NLP which can be conducted without them. Also,
rather than being static entities (data-base view), dictionaries are now
viewed as dynamic networks, i.e. graphs, whose nodes and links (connection
strengths) may change over time. Interestingly, properties concerning
topology, clustering and evolution known from other disciplines (society,
economy, human brain) also apply to dictionaries: everything is linked,
hence accessible, and everything is evolving. Given these similarities, one
may wonder what we can learn from these disciplines.

In this 4th edition of the CogALex workshop we therefore also invite
scientists working in these fields, with the goal to broaden the picture,
i.e. to gain a better understanding concerning the mental lexicon and to
integrate these findings into our dictionaries in order to support
navigation. Given recent advances in neurosciences, it appears timely to
seek inspiration from neuroscientists studying the human brain. There is
also a lot to be learned from other fields studying graphs and networks,
even if their object of study is something else than language, for example
biology, economy or society.

Topics of Interest:

This workshop is about possible enhancements of lexical resources and
electronic dictionaries. To perform the groundwork for the next generation
of such resources we invite researchers involved in the building of such
tools. The idea is to discuss modifications of existing resources by taking
the users' needs and knowledge states into account, and to capitalize on
the advantages of the digital media.
Linguistic Subfield: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
LL Issue: 25.1259

This is a session of the following meeting:
25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics
The following session(s) will be held during this meeting:
Shared Task in CogALex IV: Coling 2014

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