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LINGUIST List 19.284

Wed Jan 23 2008

Calls: Computational Ling/Morocco; Computational Ling/Morocco

Editor for this issue: Ania Kubisz <anialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Sandra Kuebler, Partial Parsing: Between Chunking and Deep Parsing
        2.    Ann Devitt, Workshop on Sentiment Analysis: Emotion, Metaphor, Ontology and Terminology

Message 1: Partial Parsing: Between Chunking and Deep Parsing
Date: 23-Jan-2008
From: Sandra Kuebler <skueblerindiana.edu>
Subject: Partial Parsing: Between Chunking and Deep Parsing
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Full Title: Partial Parsing: Between Chunking and Deep Parsing

Date: 01-Jun-2008 - 01-Jun-2008
Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Contact Person: Sandra Kuebler
Meeting Email: PaPa2008bach.ipipan.waw.pl
Web Site: http://langtech.jrc.it/PaPa2008/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 17-Feb-2008

Meeting Description

Partial parsing has become a standard means of integrating syntactic knowledge
into high level applications such as information retrieval, machine translation,
or question answering, for which efficiency and robustness is of importance. In
comparison with chunking and deep parsing, partial parsing consists in finding
structure that is richer than chunks but less exhaustive than full
syntactico-semantic parses: partial parsing may involve constructing nested
structures (unlike simple chunking) without creating the full parse of a
sentence. However, partial parsing is not a single concept but rather an area
ranging from chunking to almost full parsing. This workshop will bring together
researcher who work on partial parsing in its different interpretations.

Second Call for Papers

LREC 2008 Workshop on
Partial Parsing
Between Chunking and Deep Parsing

Marrakech, Morocco
1 June 2008
Submission deadline: 17 February 2008


The main areas of interest of the workshop include (but are not restricted to):

- linguistic richness of partial parsers for various applications: syntactic and
semantic headedness, the degree of hierarchical structure, semantic information
(anaphora, disambiguation);

- development methodologies for partial parsers: manual, machine learning, hybrid;

- the usability of language resources for the development of partial parsers;

- multi-lingual development of partial parsers, etc.;

- experience and utilization of existing tools for building partial parsers for
new languages;

- technical aspects of partial parsers:
- robustness, scalability;
- time and space complexity;
- expressiveness of partial parsing formalisms (regular vs. context-free rules;
unification; type hierarchies; etc.);

- applications of partial parsers: information extraction, question answering,
machine translation, web text mining, acquisition of lexical information, etc.;

- evaluation methodologies for partial parsers: gold standards,
application-specific, reusability of evaluation resources for different partial
parsing tasks, etc.;

- ways of combining multiple partial parsers;

- comparsion (classification) of partial parsers.


Authors are invited to submit original research papers. Papers should indicate
the state of completion of the reported results. In particular, any overlap with
previously published work should be clearly mentioned. Submissions will be
judged on correctness, novelty, technical strength, clarity of presentation, and
significance/relevance to the workshop.

Submissions should be no longer than 8 pages typeset in an 11pt font and 1 inch
margins. The preferred format is the LREC 2008 format, which will become
available on the LREC main web page and on the workshop web page at the
beginning of February. Submission is via the START system, a link to the
submission page can be found at the workshop page.

The publication of selected papers in a special issue of a journal is planned.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 17 February 2008
Notification of acceptance: 16 March 2008
Camera-ready version due: 3 April 2008
Workshop: 1 June 2008


Sandra Kübler (Indiana University)
Jakub Piskorski (Joint Research Center)
Adam Przepiórkowski (Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences)

Programme Committee

Salah Aït-Mokhtar (Xerox Research Centre Europe, Grenoble)
Gosse Bouma (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
António Branco (University of Lisbon)
Erhard Hinrichs (University of Tübingen)
Hannah Kermes (University of Stuttgart)
Sandra Kübler (Indiana University)
Vladislav Kubon (Charles University, Prague)
Petya Osenova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Sofia University)
Jakub Piskorski (Joint Research Center)
Adam Przepiórkowski (Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences)
Ulrich Schäfer (DFKI GmbH, Saarbrücken)
Wojciech Skut (Google Inc., Mountain View)
Anssi Yli Jyrä (CSC - Scientific Computing Ltd., Espoo)


PaPa2008 _at_ bach.ipipan.waw.pl
Message 2: Workshop on Sentiment Analysis: Emotion, Metaphor, Ontology and Terminology
Date: 23-Jan-2008
From: Ann Devitt <ann.devittcs.tcd.ie>
Subject: Workshop on Sentiment Analysis: Emotion, Metaphor, Ontology and Terminology
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Full Title: Workshop on Sentiment Analysis: Emotion, Metaphor, Ontology and
Short Title: EMOT 2008

Date: 27-May-2008 - 27-May-2008
Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Contact Person: Khurshid Ahmad
Meeting Email: kahmadcs.tcd.ie
Web Site: http://https://www.cs.tcd.ie/Khurshid.Ahmad/lrec-emot08.html

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 20-Feb-2008

Meeting Description

Workshop on Sentiment Analysis: Emotion, Metaphor, Ontology and Terminology at
LREC 2008
27 May 2008

Workshop Topics

Sentiment analysis systems seek to extract emotions and feelings expressed about
people, organisations, nation states, goods and services, in free natural
language texts. This interdisciplinary workshop will address three related
topics in this area:

(a) how metaphor and sentiment interact in everyday communication;

(b) language/conceptual resources properties to support sentiment analysis

(c) evaluation of sentiment analysis programs and evaluation methodologies.

There will be one keynote lecture on each of the three topics followed
by the presentation of papers related to each of the three topics.

Palais des Congrès Mansour Eddahbi, Marrakech - Morocco

Call for Papers

LREC 2008 Workshop on
Sentiment Analysis: Emotion, Metaphor, Ontology and Terminology
(EMOT 2008)
27 May, 2008, Marrakech, Morocco
Submission deadline: 20 February 2008

Workshop Aims

This workshop will deal with the recent advances in the processing of
''sentiment'' in arbitrary collections of text. Sentiment can be expressed about
works of art and literature, about the state of financial markets, about liking
and disliking individuals, organisations, ideologies, and consumer goods. It is
necessary to examine what aspects of emotional experience sentiment analysis
aims to capture, how and in what way this may be evaluated. This workshop
focuses on three strands of research which will serve to enhance the development
of automated sentiment analysis systems of free text for real world applications.

Firstly, in psychology and computational linguistics, the notions of emotion and
metaphor interact in a number of complex ways. It has been argued that
conceptual metaphors underlie human understanding and processing of emotion. In
addition, it can be argued that the expression of sentiment and its
interpretation can rely critically on how a speaker or writer uses metaphor.
Therefore, an understanding of how emotion is expressed and perceived in
language is not complete without addressing the role of figurative language and
metaphor as basic scaffolding or tool for modulating affective text content.

Secondly, to date, sentiment analysis typically deals with a specific domain of
'ideal objects'. In order to build a sentiment analysis system, one has to
understand 'what there is' in a given domain, i.e. the ontology of the domain.
In this context, is it possible to conceive of generic sentiment analysis?
Practitioners in this area need to examine the requirements and challenges of an
approach that could cross boundaries of domain or time or even language where
different communities of use, languages or cultures may express or even
experience sentiments in different ways.

Finally, work in sentiment analysis may be regarded as work in intelligent
information retrieval and ''success'' is evaluated in terms of accuracy in
identifying the affective content of information segments. Yet sentiment
analysis has the potential to have a powerful impact in other domains that
require input about emotional context. Researchers in Human-Computer
Interaction, Affective Computing, Lexicography and Terminography, may become
end-users of work in sentiment analysis and sentiment analysis folks may have
much to learn from how a machine artificially ''endowed'' with
emotions/sentiments behaves. It may become feasible to evaluate sentiment
analysis systems in terms of the performance of such applications. An
examination of alternative end-user systems and evaluation mechanisms can only
serve to enrich the field of sentiment analysis and present new challenges for
researchers to address.


Authors are invited to submit full papers on original, unpublished work in the
topic area of this workshop. Submissions should not exceed 8 pages and should be
typeset using a font size of 11 points. (Style files will be made available by
LREC for the camera-ready versions of accepted papers.)
The reviewing of the papers will be blind and the papers should not include the
authors' names and affiliations. Each submission will be reviewed by at least
two members of the program committee. Accepted papers will be published in the
workshop proceedings. Springer has expressed an interest in publishing selected
papers from the workshop in one of its series, we are currently in discussions
and will confirm details at a later date.
Papers should be submitted electronically, no later than February 20, 2008. The
only accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe PDF. Details about the
submission procedure will be published on the workshop webpage
(https://www.cs.tcd.ie/Khurshid.Ahmad/lrec-emot08.html) closer to the time.

Important Dates

20 February - Deadline for workshop papers
21 March - Notification of acceptance
4 April - Camera-ready papers due
27 May - Workshop held at LREC 2008

Programme Committee

Khurshid Ahmad, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (Workshop Chair)
Gerhard Budin, Zentrum für Translationswissenschaft, Universität Wien, Austria
Ann Devitt, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland,
Sam Glucksberg, Princeton University, USA
Gerhard Heyer, Institut für Informatik, Universität Leipzig, Germany
Maria Teresa Musacchio, Università di Padova, Italy
Margaret Rogers, University of Surrey, U.K.
Carl Vogel, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Yorick Wilks, University of Sheffield, U.K.

Further Information

Workshop web page: https://www.cs.tcd.ie/Khurshid.Ahmad/lrec-emot08.html
LREC 2008 web page: http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2008/

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