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        1.     Jungi Kim , Springer NLP Book Series

Message 1: Springer NLP Book Series
Date: 29-Nov-2011
From: Jungi Kim <kimtk.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de>
Subject: Springer NLP Book Series
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Call for Contributions

Edited Volume ''The People’s Web Meets NLP: Collaboratively
Constructed Language Resources''


Springer book series: ''Theory and Applications of Natural
Language Processing'', E. Hovy, M. Johnson and G. Hirst


Iryna Gurevych and Jungi Kim


The application of collective intelligence in the domain of language
yielded collaboratively constructed language resources (CCLR) that
can be used in a variety of ways. For example, Wikipedia, Wiktionary,
and other language resources constructed through crowdsourcing
such as Games with a Purpose and Mechanical Turk have been used
in many ways in NLP. Researchers started using such resources to
substitute for or supplement conventional lexical semantic resources
such as WordNet or linguistically annotated corpora in different NLP
tasks. Another research direction is to utilize NLP techniques to
enhance the collaboration process and its outcome. Overall the
emergence of CCLRs has generated new challenges to the research
field that are to be addressed in the present book. As the research field
of CCLRs matures, it has become necessary to summarize a set of
results to advance and focus the further research effort.

The aim of this book is to capture the state-of-the-art in the emerging
area of research on ''Collaboratively constructed language resources.''
Thus, a point of reference on the topics of construction, mining, using
and interconnecting collaboratively constructed language resources for
natural language processing, knowledge discovery and other intelligent
applications will be created.

Specific topics include but are not limited to:
* Using CCLRs and the information mined from them for NLP tasks,
such as word sense disambiguation, semantic role labeling, information
retrieval, text categorization, information extraction, question
answering, etc.;
* Mining social and collaborative content for constructing structured
lexical semantic resources, annotated corpora and the corresponding
* Analyzing the structure of CCLRs related to their use in NLP;
* Computational linguistics studies of CCLRS, such as wiki-based
platforms or folksonomies;
* Structural and semantic interoperability of CCLRs with conventional
semantic resources and between themselves;
* Mining multilingual information from CCLRs;
* Using special features of CCLRs to create novel resource types, for
example revision-based corpora, simplified versions of resources, etc.;
* Quality and reliability of collaboratively constructed lexical semantic
resources and annotated corpora.

Further interactions can be spanned across the disciplinary
boundaries, for example constructing language resources from user-
generated contents through the collaborations with the research of
discourse and social network analysis.

Given the appropriateness of the topics, preliminary versions of
contributions may be submitted in parallel to the 3rd workshop of ''The
People’s Web meets NLP: Collaboratively Constructed Semantic
Resources and their Applications to NLP.'' Please refer to the
workshop homepage shown below:


Please note: if accepted to the workshop, the papers will have to be
substantially extended for the publication with Springer.

Preliminary Book Structure:

Part 1: Approaches to Collaboratively Constructed Language
Resources (CCLRs)
Part 2: Mining Knowledge from CCLRs
Part 3: Application of CCLRs in NLP tasks
Part 4: Interconnecting and managing CCLRs

Publication Schedule:

* December 1st, 2011 – call for contributions published
* January 8th, 2012 – deadline for abstract submission
* January 13th, 2012 – notification of abstract acceptance
* April 15th, 2012 – submission of book chapters
* May 31st, 2012 – first reviewing round
* June 8th, 2012 – notification of chapter acceptance
* June 30th, 2012 – submission of revised book chapters
* July 31st, 2012 – second reviewing round
* August 31st, 2012 – final submission of book chapters
* November - December 2012 – publication by Springer

Submission Format:

The abstract is limited to 1000 words and has to be submitted by
January 8th, 2012 using the Springer submission system:


Contributions must use a Latex template from Springer; refer
http://www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de/scientific-community/edited-to book-
the-peoples-web-meets-nlp for detailed instructions. Images will be

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

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