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Tue Oct 31 2006
Calls: Computational Linguistics/Applied Linguistics
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Message 1: Lingvisticae Investigationes
From: Elisabete Ranchhod <elisabetlabel.ist.utl.pt>
Subject: Lingvisticae Investigationes
Full Title: Lingvisticae Investigationes
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Call Deadline: 29-Dec-2006
Named Entities: Recognition, Classification and Use
Special Issue of Lingvisticae Investigationes
Special issue website: http://nlp.cs.nyu.edu/SpecialIssueNERLingInv/index.html
This special topic issue of the journal Lingvisticae Investigationes is
scheduled to come out in early 2008 on the broad topic of Named Entities.
The aim is to bring out innovative papers on the issues and advances in
Named Entity recognition, classification and use, and how Named Entities
could be handled more effectively in a variety of Natural Language
Processing (NLP) applications.
The guest editors for this special issue will be (in alphabetical order):
University of Lisbon
New York University
Since the MUC Conferences about Information Extraction, Named Entity
Recognition and Classification (NERC) is a well-established task in the NLP
community and is regarded as a crucial technology for many NLP applications.
The definition of what is a Named Entity (NE), however, still remains an
overt question. NEs include classical classes of proper names (persons,
organizations, geographic locations, geo-political entities) and numeric
expressions (time, currencies, percentages).
However, the correct identification and classification of single and
multiword domain specific expressions (e.g., disease names, biological
agents causing health problems, drugs used in disease treatment) should be
an important issue for a number of NLP applications (IE, MT, QA, etc.) and
dealing with these questions has become part and parcel of the problems
dealt by the NE camp.
Likewise, reference to definite events or entities no longer referenced as
proper names in text, as encompassed by the ACE program, has long been
accepted as part of the NER discipline.
The guest editors seek papers on original and unpublished research on all
aspects of NE recognition, classification, and use. Special topics of
interest include, but are not limited to:
-Real applications that employ NERC technology
-Linguistic properties of proper names
-Resources (lexicons, grammars, gazetteers, ontologies) for NERC
-The relevance of NERC as a subtask in NLP applications (e.g.
question-answering (QA), information retrieval (IR), summarization, machine
-Evaluation of NERC systems and of the import of NERC in larger applications
-Cross-language issues in named entity research
-Philosophical and methodological concerns in NERC
-NEs in speech and transcribed speech and other media
-Tools for rapid development of NERC resources
-Learning of NERC rules
-Domain adaptability of NERC systems
Guest Scientific Committee
LI (Lingvisticae Investigationes) is a thirty year old international
journal, founded by Maurice Gross. It is published and distributed by John
Benjamins Publishing Company. See
Manuscripts must be submitted in English.
The format for submissions can be found at
specifically at Submission.
Contributions (20 pages maximum) have to be sent by e-mail, in PDF format,
to the two addresses below:
Elisabete Ranchhod, elisabete.ranchhodmail.telepac.pt
Satoshi Sekine, sekinecs.nyu.edu
Deadline for submission: 29/12/2006
Notification to authors: 16/02/2007
Final version of the papers due: 30/03/2007
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