From: Torsten Zesch <zeschtk.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de>
Subject: Language Resources and Evaluation
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Full Title: Language Resources and Evaluation
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Call Deadline: 01-Jul-2010
Language Resources and Evaluation Journal
Special Issue on 'Collaboratively Constructed Language Resources'
Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Mechanical Turk, Games with a Purpose, Folksonomies,
Twitter, Social Networks
TOPICS OF INTEREST
Specific topics include but are not limited to:
- Analysis of collaboratively constructed resources, such as wiki-based
resources, folksonomies, Twitter, or social networks;
- Using special features of collaboratively constructed resources to
create novel resource types, for example revision-based corpora, simplified
versions of resources, etc.;
- Analyzing the structure of collaboratively constructed resources related
to their use in computational linguistics and language technology;
- Interoperability of collaboratively constructed resources with
conventional language resources and between themselves;
- Mining social and collaborative content for constructing structured
language resources (e.g. lexical semantic resources) and the corresponding
- Mining multilingual information from collaboratively constructed resources;
- Game-based approaches to resource creation;
- Mechanical Turk for building language resources;
- Quality and reliability of collaboratively constructed language resources.
We would also like to welcome papers outlining the challenges related to
using collaboratively constructed resources in computational linguistics
and language technology, and spanning the cross-disciplinary boundaries to
discourse analysis, social network
analysis, and artificial intelligence.
Submission deadline: Jul 1, 2010
Preliminary decisions: Oct 1, 2010
Submission of revised articles: Nov 1, 2010
Final versions due: Feb 1, 2011
Submissions should be not exceed 30 pages, must be in English, and follow
the submission guidelines on the Language Resources and Evaluation Web site
Submissions will be reviewed according to the standards of the LRE journal.
Papers should not have been submitted or published elsewhere but may be
substantially extended or refined versions of conference papers.
Substantially extended and revised versions of papers accepted at previous
workshops concerned with collaboratively constructed semantic resources,
e.g. the ACL 2009 workshop on 'Collaboratively Constructed Semantic
Resources' or the forthcoming COLING 2010
workshop on the same topic are encouraged.
Authors are encouraged to send a brief email to Torsten Zesch (lastname
indicating their intention to submit an article as soon as possible,
including their contact information and the topic they intend to address in
To submit papers:
- Go to http://www.editorialmanager.com/chum/
- Register and login as an author
- Select 'SI: Collaboratively Constructed Semantic' as Paper Type
- Follow the instructions on the screen
Iryna Gurevych and Torsten Zesch
Technische Universität Darmstadt
PRELIMINARY GUEST EDITORIAL BOARD
Further responses are pending and will be announced shortly.
Anette Frank Heidelberg University
Christiane Fellbaum Princeton University
Diana McCarthy University of Sussex
Graeme Hirst University of Toronto
Gregory Grefenstette Exalead, Paris, France
Massimo Poesio University of Essex
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