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Wed Nov 17 2010

Calls: Computational Ling/Language Resources and Evaluation (Jrnl)

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        1.     Carlo Strapparava , Language Resources and Evaluation

Message 1: Language Resources and Evaluation
Date: 17-Nov-2010
From: Carlo Strapparava <strappafbk.eu>
Subject: Language Resources and Evaluation
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Full Title: Language Resources and Evaluation

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2011


Special Issue on Computational Semantic Analysis of Language:


SemEval-2010 (http://semeval2.fbk.eu), an ACL SigLex event, hosted 16
shared tasks for evaluating semantic analysis systems. Over 130 teams
participated with more than 230 submitted systems.

It took place in July 15-16 2010, as a co-located event with the 48th
Annual Meeting of the ACL, held in Uppsala, Sweden.
It was the fifth international evaluation exercise following
the series of successful Senseval/SemEval workshops.
Senseval-1 (1998), Senseval-2 (2001), Senseval-3 (2004) were more oriented
toward word sense disambiguation tasks. For the fourth edition,
the name was changed to SemEval-2007, motivated by a desire to broaden
the spectrum of tasks to all aspects of computational semantic analysis of
language. SemEval-2010 continued in this vein, with some continuations of
existing tasks but also many new tasks for a wider variety of semantic


We invite submissions of papers describing in-depth evaluation
on computational semantics of text. A natural candidate is an extended
'task description' paper from SemEval-2010 (especially the novel tasks),
which includes a broad description of the problem, resources used, system
comparative, analysis of results, and some novel conclusions.

But we do not limit the contributions to SemEval-related works. Instead, other
works presenting substantial experimental evaluation on natural language
semantics are also welcome. Finally, papers describing concrete NLP
systems/approaches on one of those semantic tasks are welcome too,
provided they present relevant evaluation on the task at hand and highlight
important properties of the problem, resources, etc. System description
papers which don't add insights on the specific problem they tackled,
as well descriptions of already known and established tasks, are out of the
scope of this issue.

The list of topics of interest includes but is not limited to:

* Cross-lingual and multilingual approaches to semantic analysis
* Domain adaptation
* Deeper semantic analysis: tasks and approaches
* Grounding meaning in extralinguistic knowledge
* Different approaches for describing word meaning
* The inclusion of discourse context in semantic analysis
* Automatic recognition of semantic relations


Call for papers 15 November 2010
Submissions of papers 31 March 2011
Preliminary decisions to authors July 2011 (preliminary)
Submission of revised articles August 2011 (preliminary)
Final decisions to authors October 2011 (preliminary)
Final versions due from authors November 2011 (preliminary)


To prepare the papers, please follow the style guidelines provided by
the LRE journal.
To submit papers:
- Go to http://www.editorialmanager.com/lrev/
- Register and login as an author
- Select 'SemEval-2010 Special Issue' as Paper Type
- Follow instructions and submit paper


Katrin Erk
University of Texas at Austin
(katrin.erk at mail.utexas.edu)

Carlo Strapparava
FBK-irst, Italy
(strappa at fbk.eu)


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