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FYI: Call for Participation: Multi-Word Expressions Conference

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        1.    Eric Laporte, Call for Participation: Multi-Word Expressions Conference

Message 1: Call for Participation: Multi-Word Expressions Conference
Date: 14-Jul-2010
From: Eric Laporte <eric.laporteuniv-paris-est.fr>
Subject: Call for Participation: Multi-Word Expressions Conference
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Workshop on Multiword Expressions: from Theory to Applications (MWE 2010)
at Beijing, China

July 31, 2010

Early bird registration deadline extended!

Information at: http://multiword.sf.net/mwe2010

Endorsed by the Special Interest Group on the Lexicon of the Association
for Computational Linguistics (SIGLEX)


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 techniques.

* 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.

Important Dates:

Jul 31, 2010 - - Early bird registration deadline
Aug 28, 2010 - - Workshop

Invited Talks:

Aravind K. Joshi - University of Pennsylvania, USA
Kyo Kageura - University of Tokyo, Japan

Oral Presentations:

* Automatic Extraction of Arabic Multiword Expressions
Mohammed Attia, Antonio Toral, Lamia Tounsi, Pavel Pecina and Josef van
* Automatic Extraction of Complex Predicates in Bengali
Dipankar Das, Santanu Pal, Tapabrata Mondal, Tanmoy Chakroborty and Sivaji
* Computational Lexicography of Multi-Word Units. How Efficient Can It Be?
Filip Graliński, Agata Savary, Monika Czerepowicka and Filip Makowiecki
* Standardizing Complex Functional Expressions in Japanese Predicates:
Applying Theoretically-Based Paraphrasing Rules
Tomoko Izumi, Kenji Imamura, Genichiro Kikui and Satoshi Sato
* Handling Named Entities and Compound Verbs in Phrase-Based Statistical
Machine Translation
Santanu Pal, Sudip Kumar Naskar, Pavel Pecina and Sivaji Bandyopadhyay
* Construction of Chinese Idiom Knowledge-base and Its Applications
Lei Wang and Shiwen Yu
* Sentence Analysis and Collocation Identification
Eric Wehrli, Violeta Seretan and Luka Nerima
* Application of the Tightness Continuum Measure to Chinese Information
Ying Xu, Randy Goebel, Christoph Ringlstetter and Grzegorz Kondrak

Poster Presentations
* Contrastive filtering of domain specific multi-word terms from
different types of corpora
Francesca Bonin, Felice Dell'Orletta, Simonetta Montemagni and Giulia Venturi
* Identification of Reduplication in Bengali Corpus and their Semantics
Analysis: A Rule Based Approach
Tanmoy Chakraborty and Sivaji Bandyopadhyay
* A Hybrid Approach for Functional Expression Identification in a
Japanese Reading Assistant
Gregory Hazelbeck and Hiroaki Saito
* An efficient, generic approach to extracting multi-word expressions
from dependency trees
Scott Martens and Vincent Vandeghinste

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)
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, Austria)
Cvetana Krstev (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
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

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

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