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Wed May 19 2010

Calls: Comp Ling/China

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        1.    Carlos Ramisch, Multiword Expressions: from Theory to Applications

Message 1: Multiword Expressions: from Theory to Applications
Date: 18-May-2010
From: Carlos Ramisch <carlinhosramischgmail.com>
Subject: Multiword Expressions: from Theory to Applications
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Full Title: Multiword Expressions: from Theory to Applications
Short Title: MWE 2010

Date: 21-Aug-2010 - 28-Aug-2010
Location: Beijing, China
Contact Person: Carlos Ramisch
Meeting Email: carlinhosramischgmail.com
Web Site: http://multiword.sf.net/mwe2010

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-May-2010

Meeting Description:

Workshop on Multiword Expressions: from Theory to Applications (MWE
2010) http://multiword.sf.net/mwe2010 endorsed by the Special Interest
Group on the Lexicon of the Association for Computational Linguistics
(SIGLEX) Beijing, China

Final Call For Papers

Multiword Expressions (MWEs) are a ubiquitous component of natural
languages and appear steadily on a daily basis, both in specialized and in
general-purpose communication. While easily mastered by native speakers,
their interpretation poses a major challenge for automated analysis due to
their flexible and heterogeneous nature. Therefore, the automated
processing of MWEs is desirable for any natural language application that
involves some degree of semantic interpretation, e.g., Machine Translation,
Information Extraction, and Question Answering.

In spite of the recent advances in the field, there is a wide range of open
problems that prevent MWE treatment techniques from full integration in
current NLP systems. In MWE'2010, we will be interested in major
challenges in the overall process of MWE treatment, asking for original
research related but not limited to the following topics:

- MWE resources: Although underused in most current state-of-the-art
approaches, resources are key for developing real-world applications
capable of interpreting MWEs. We call for papers describing the process of
building MWE resources, constructed both manually and automatically from
text corpora; we are also interested in assessing the usability of such
resources in various MWE tasks.

- Hybrid approaches: We invite research on integrating heterogeneous
MWE treatment techniques and resources in NLP applications. Such hybrid
approaches can aim, for example, at the combination of results from
symbolic and statistical approaches, at the fusion of manually built and
automatically extracted resources, or at the design of language learning

- Domain adaptation: Real-world NLP applications need to be robust to deal
with texts coming from different domains. We thus call for papers assessing
the performance of MWE methods across domains or describing domain
adaptation techniques for MWEs.

* Multilingualism: Parallel and comparable corpora are gaining popularity as
a resource for automatic MWE discovery and treatment. We are also
interested in the integration of MWE processing in multilingual applications
such as machine translation and multilingual information retrieval, as well as
in porting existing monolingual MWE approaches to new languages.

Submission Guidelines

We invite submissions of original and unpublished work as full
papers. All submissions must follow the format of COLING 2010
proceedings, available at http://www.coling-
We strongly advise the use of the provided Word or LaTeX template files.
Full papers should not exceed eight (8) pages for the content, with one (1)
extra page for references, thus the total length should not exceed nine
pages (9) inclusive of references. Reviewing will be double-blind, and thus
no author information should be included in the papers; self-reference
should be avoided as well.

Submission will be electronic in PDF format through the workshop
START system, available soon at
The papers must be submitted no later than May 30, 2010 at 23:59 PDT
(GMT-7). No deadline extensions will be granted.

Submitted papers that do not conform to these requirements will be
rejected without review. Accepted papers will appear in the workshop
proceedings and will be presented orally.

Important Dates

May 30, 2010: Paper submission deadline (23:59 GMT-7)
Jun 30, 2010: Notification of acceptance
Aug 28, 2010: Workshop

Program Committee

Inaki Alegria (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
Dimitra Anastasiou (Limerick University, Ireland)
Timothy Baldwin (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Colin Bannard (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Francis Bond (Nanyang Technological University , Singapore)
Paul Cook (University of Toronto, Canada)
Beatrice Daille (Nantes University, France)
Gael Dias (Beira Interior University, Portugal)
Stefan Evert (University of Osnabrueck, Germany)
Roxana Girju (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Nicole Gregoire (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Chikara Hashimoto (National Institute of Information and Communications
Technology, Japan)
Marti Hearst (University of California at Berkeley, USA)
Ulrich Heid (Stuttgart University, Germany)
Kyo Kageura (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Min-Yen Kan (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Adam Kilgarriff (Lexical Computing Ltd, UK)
Su Nam Kim (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Anna Korhonen (University of Cambridge, UK)
Zornitsa Kozareva (University of Southern California, USA)
Brigitte Krenn (Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence,
Cvetana Krstev (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
Begona Villada Moiron (Q-go, The Netherlands)
Rosamund Moon (University of Birmingham, UK)
Jan Odijk (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Stephan Oepen (University of Oslo, Norway)
Darren Pearce (London Knowledge Lab, UK)
Pavel Pecina (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Scott Piao (Lancaster University, UK)
Thierry Poibeau (CNRS and École Normale Supérieure, France)
Elisabete Ranchhod (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Barbara Rosario (Intel Labs, USA)
Diarmuid Ó Séaghdha (University of Cambridge, UK)
Violeta Seretan (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Stan Szpakowicz (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Beata Trawinski (University of Tuebingen, Germany)
Vivian Tsang (Bloorview Research Institute, Canada)
Kyioko Uchiyama (Keio University, Japan)
Ruben Urizar (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
Tony Veale (University College Dublin, Ireland)

Workshop Organizers and Contact

Eric Laporte (Universite Paris-Est, France)
Preslav Nakov (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Carlos Ramisch (University of Grenoble, France)
Aline Villavicencio (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

For any inquiries regarding the workshop please send an e-mail to
mwe2010workshop at gmail.com
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