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Calls: Computational Ling, Lexicography, Semantics/Malta

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Message 1: Workshop on Semantic Relations. Theory and Application
Date: 18-Feb-2010
From: Verginica Barbu Mititelu <vergiracai.ro>
Subject: Workshop on Semantic Relations. Theory and Application
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Full Title: Workshop on Semantic Relations. Theory and Application
Short Title: SemRel2010

Date: 18-May-2010 - 18-May-2010
Location: Valletta, Malta
Contact Person: Verginica Barbu Mititelu
Meeting Email: vergiracai.ro
Web Site: http://www.racai.ro/semrel2010/

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

Call Deadline: 22-Feb-2010

Meeting Description:

Workshop on 'Semantic Relations. Theory and Applications'
www.racai.ro/SemRel2010/
18 May 2010, Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta, Malta
Held in conjunction with LREC2010

Semantic relations have been for a long time subject of interest for linguists,
philosophers, researchers in artificial intelligence and cognitive science.
Theoretical linguists have collected, defined, and characterized semantic
relations (synonymy, antonymy, hyponymy), which proved to be extremely useful
for language engineers, helping them to design language resources in an
economical way.

Semantic relations are fundamental for processing language, be it for analyzing
or generating text, Information Extraction, Question Answering, knowledge
acquisition, etc. As widely shown in the literature, semantic relations allow
improving considerably the performance of NLP applications. Next to the
practical value, we would like to clarify at this workshop theoretical aspects
of semantic relations and their potential heuristic value for other tasks than NLP.

2nd Call for Papers

Deadline Extended: 22 February 2010

Topics
Topics of the workshop will include but are not limited to:
- Knowledge representation and semantic relations
- Extraction of semantic relations from various sources (lexical ontologies,
corpora, Wikipedia, WWW)
- Exploitation of semantic relations in NLP applications
- Distributional methods for identifying semantic relations
- Lexico-syntactic patterns and semantic relations
- Machine Learning approaches for identifying semantic relations
- Semantic relations in language generation
- Semantic relations and terminology
- Semantic relations and access of information

Invited speaker: Michael Zock, LIF, CNRS, Marseille, France

Submission Information
Papers will be submitted to the workshop via the START LREC Conference Manager,
under https://www.softconf.com/lrec2010/SemRel2010/.
Authors should submit a PDF file of no more than 10 pages, following the LREC
conference formatting details (available at
http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2010/?Author-s-Kit-and-Templates).

Papers will be blind reviewed by three members of the Program Committee, that is
why the author(s)'s names and affiliation(s) should not appear in the paper.
Accepted papers will be published in the workshop Proceedings. When submitting a
paper from the START page, authors will be asked to provide essential
information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e. also technologies,
standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used for the work described in
the paper or are a new result of your research. For further information on this
new initiative, please refer to
http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2010/?LREC2010-Map-of-Language-Resources.

Important Dates:
Paper submission: 22 February 2010
Notification of acceptance: 12 March 2010
Camera-ready papers: 19 March 2010
Workshop: 18 May 2010

Program Committee
Dan Cristea, University "Al. I. Cuza" of Iassy (Romania)
Brigitte Endres-Niggemeyer, University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Germany)
Amac Herdagdelen, Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (Italy)
Diana Inkpen, University of Ottawa (Canada)
Radu Ion, Romanian Academy Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (Romania)
Gerhard Kremer, Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (Italy)
Claudia Kunze, Qualisys GmbH (Germany)
Gianluca Lebani, Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (Italy)
Lothar Lemnitzer, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Germany)
Alessandro Lenci, Universita di Pisa (Italy)
M. Lynne Murphy, University of Sussex (UK)
Reinhard Rapp, Universitat Rovira e Virgili (Spain)
Didier Schwab, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble (France)
Dan Tufis, Romanian Academy Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (Romania)

Organizers:
Verginica Barbu Mititelu (Romanian Academy Research Institute for Artificial
Intelligence, Bucharest, Romania)
Viktor Pekar (Dictionaries Dept, Academic Division, Oxford University Press,
Oxford, UK)
Eduard Barbu (Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, Rovereto, Italy)

Contact person
Please email vergiracai.ro if you have any questions regarding this workshop.
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