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LINGUIST List 24.230

Mon Jan 14 2013

Calls: Computational Ling, Lexicography, Psycholing, Lang Acq, General Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 14-Jan-2013
From: Aline Villavicencio <alinevgmail.com>
Subject: 9th Workshop on Multiword Expressions
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Full Title: 9th Workshop on Multiword Expressions
Short Title: MWE 2013

Date: 13-Jun-2013 - 14-Jun-2013
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Contact Person: Aline Villavicencio
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://multiword.sourceforge.net/mwe2013

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Lexicography; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2013

Meeting Description:

9th Workshop on Multiword Expressions (MWE 2013)
http://multiword.sourceforge.net/mwe2013

Workshop at NAACL 2013 (Atlanta, Georgia, USA), June 13/14, 2013
Endorsed by the Special Interest Group on the Lexicon of the Association for Computational Linguistics (SIGLEX; http://www.clres.com/siglex.html)

Under the denomination ‘multiword expression’, one assumes a wide range of linguistic constructions such as idioms (storm in a teacup, sweep under the rug), fixed phrases (in vitro, by and large, rock’n roll), noun compounds (olive oil, laser printer), compound verbs (take a nap, bring about), etc. While easily mastered by native speakers, their interpretation poses a major challenge for computational systems, due to their flexible and heterogeneous nature.

For starters, MWEs are not nearly as frequent in NLP resources as they are in real-word text, and this problem of coverage may impact the performance of many NLP tasks. Moreover, treating MWEs also involves problems like determining their semantics, which is not always compositional (to kick the bucket meaning to die). In sum, MWEs are a key issue and a current weakness for natural language parsing and generation, as well as real-life applications depending on language technology, such as machine translation, just to name a prominent one among many.

Thanks to the joint efforts of researchers from several fields working on MWEs, significant progress has been made in recent years, especially concerning the construction of large-scale language resources. For instance, there is a large number of recent papers that focus on acquisition of MWEs from corpora, and others that describe a variety of techniques to find paraphrases for MWEs. Current methods use a plethora of tools such as association measures, machine learning, syntactic patterns, web queries, etc. A considerable body of techniques, resources and tools to perform these tasks are now available, and are indicative of the growing importance of the field within the NLP community.

Many of these advances are described as part of the annual workshop on MWEs, that attracts the attention of an ever-growing community working on a variety of languages and MWE types. The workshop has been held since 2001 in conjunction with major computational linguistics conferences (ACL, COLING, LREC and EACL), providing an important venue for the community to interact, share resources and tools and collaborate on efforts for advancing the computational treatment of MWEs. Additionally, special issues on MWEs have been published by leading journals in computational linguistics. The latest such effort is the special issue on ‘Multiword Expressions: From Theory to Practice and Use’, currently under publication from the ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing (http://multiword.sourceforge.net/PHITE.php?sitesig=SPECIAL).

Workshop Organizers

Valia Kordoni (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany)
Carlos Ramisch (Joseph Fourier University, France)
Aline Villavicencio (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

Contact:

For any inquiries regarding the workshop please send an email to mwe2013workshop at gmail.com.

2nd Call for Papers:

MWE 2013 will be the 9th event in the series. We will be interested in major challenges in the overall process of MWE treatment, both from the theoretical and the computational viewpoint, focusing on original research related (but not limited) to the following topics:

- Manually and automatically constructed resources
- Representation of MWEs in dictionaries and ontologies
- MWEs in linguistic theories like HPSG, LFG and minimalism
- MWEs and user interaction
- Multilingual acquisition
- Multilingualism and MWE processing
- Models of first and second language acquisition of MWEs
- Crosslinguistic studies on MWEs
- The role of MWEs in the domain adaptation of parsers
- Integration of MWEs into NLP applications
- Evaluation of MWE treatment techniques
- Lexical, syntactic or semantic aspects of MWEs

Submission Modalities:

For MWE 2013, we will accept the following submission modalities:

Regular long papers (8 content pages + 1 page for references): Long papers should report on solid and finished research including new experimental results, resources and/or techniques.

Regular short papers (4 content pages + 1 page for references): Short papers should report on small experiments, focused contributions, ongoing research, negative results and/or philosophical discussion.

The reported research should be substantially original. The papers will be presented orally or as posters. The decision as to which papers will be presented orally and which as poster will be made by the program committee based on the nature rather than on the quality of the work. All submissions must be in PDF format and must follow the NAACL 2013 formatting requirements (available at the NAACL 2013 website). We strongly advise the use of the provided Word or LaTeX template files.

Reviewing will be double-blind, and thus no author information should be included in the papers; self-reference should be avoided as well.

Resources submitted with the papers should be anonymized for submission. Papers and/or resources that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review. Accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings, where no distinction will be made between papers presented orally or as posters.

More details about the submission procedure (e.g. online submission system) will be available soon.

Important Dates:

March 1, 2013: Long & short paper submission deadline 23:59 PDT (GMT-7)
March 29, 2013: Notification of acceptance
April 12, 2013: Camera-ready deadline
June 13/14, 2013: MWE 2013 Workshop

Read more: http://aclweb.org/portal/content/1st-cfp-9th-workshop-multiword-expressions-mwe-2013

Program Committee:

Iñaki Alegria, University of the Basque Country (Spain)
Dimitra Anastasiou, University of Bremen (Germany)
Doug Arnold, University of Essex (UK)
Giuseppe Attardi, Università di Pisa (Italy)
Eleftherios Avramidis, DFKI GmbH (Germany)
Tim Baldwin, University of Melbourne (Australia)
Chris Biemann, University of Darmstadt (Germany)
Francis Bond, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
Antonio Branco, University of Lisbon (Portugal)
Aoife Cahill, ETS (USA)
Helena Caseli, Federal University of Sao Carlos (Brazil)
Ken Church, IBM Research (USA)
Matthieu Constant, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée (France)
Paul Cook, University of Melbourne (Australia)
Béatrice Daille, Nantes University (France)
Koenraad de Smedt, University of Bergen (Norway)
Mona Diab, Columbia University (USA)
Gaël Dias, University of Caen Basse-Normandie (France)
Markus Egg, Humboldt University (Germany)
Stefan Evert, University of Darmstadt (Germany)
Afsaneh Fazly, University of Toronto (Canada)
Joaquim Ferreira da Silva, New University of Lisbon (Portugal)
Roxana Girju, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)
Chikara Hashimoto, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Kyo Kageura, University of Tokyo (Japan)
Su Nam Kim, University of Melbourne (Australia)
Philipp Koehn, University of Edinburgh (UK)
Ioannis Korkontzelos, University of Manchester (UK)
Brigitte Krenn, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (Austria)
Evita Linardaki, Hellenic Open University (Greece)
Takuya Matsuzaki, Tsujii Lab, University of Tokyo (Japan)
Yusuke Miyao, National Institute of Informatics (Japan)
Preslav Nakov, Qatar Foundation (Qatar)
Joakim Nivre, University of Uppsala (Sweden)
Diarmuid Ó Séaghdha, University of Cambridge (UK)
Jan Odijk, University of Utrecht (The Netherlands)
Yannick Parmentier, Université d’Orléans (France)
Pavel Pecina, Charles University (Czech Republic)
Scott Piao, Lancaster University (UK)
Adam Przepiórkowski, Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland)
Magali Sanches Duran, University of São Paulo (Brazil)
Agata Savary, Université François Rabelais Tours (France)
Ekaterina Shutova, University of Cambridge (UK)
Lucia Specia, University of Wolverhampton (UK)
Mark Steedman, University of Edinburgh (UK)
Sara Stymne, Linköping University (Sweden)
Stan Szpakowicz, University of Ottawa (Canada)
Beata Trawinski, University of Vienna (Austria)
Yulia Tsvetkov, University of Haifa (Israel)
Yuancheng Tu, Microsoft (USA)
Kyioko Uchiyama, National Institute of Informatics (Japan)
Ruben Urizar, University of the Basque Country (Spain)
Gertjan van Noord, University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
Tony Veale, University College Dublin (Ireland)
David Vilar, DFKI GmbH (Germany)
Veronika Vincze, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Hungary)
Tom Wasow, Stanford University (USA)
Eric Wehrli, University of Geneva (Switzerland)



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