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LINGUIST List 18.33

Tue Jan 09 2007

Calls: Named Entities Deadline Extension/Lingvisticae Investig... (Jrnl)

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Message 1: Lingvisticae Investigationes
Date: 26-Dec-2006
From: Elisabete Ranchhod <elisabete.ranchhodmail.telepac.pt>
Subject: Lingvisticae Investigationes



Full Title: Lingvisticae Investigationes


Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2007

Deadline Extended to 15 January 2007

Named Entities: Recognition, Classification and Use
Special Issue of Lingvisticae Investigationes

This special topic issue of the journal Lingvisticae Investigationes is
scheduled to come out in early 2008 on the broad topic of Named Entities.
The aim is to bring out innovative papers on the issues and advances in
Named Entity recognition, classification and use, and how Named Entities
could be handled more effectively in a variety of Natural Language
Processing (NLP) applications.

Guest Editors

The guest editors for this special issue will be:

Elisabete Ranchhod
University of Lisbon

Satoshi Sekine
New York University

Background

Since the MUC Conferences about Information Extraction, Named Entity
Recognition and Classification (NERC) is a well-established task in the NLP
community and is regarded as a crucial technology for many NLP applications.
The definition of what is a Named Entity (NE), however, still remains an
overt question. NEs include classical classes of proper names (persons,
organizations, geographic locations, geo-political entities) and numeric
expressions (time, currencies, percentages).

However, the correct identification and classification of single and
multiword domain specific expressions (e.g., disease names, biological
agents causing health problems, drugs used in disease treatment) should be
an important issue for a number of NLP applications (IE, MT, QA, etc.), and
dealing with these questions has become part and parcel of the problems
dealt by the NE camp. Likewise, reference to definite events or entities no
longer referenced as proper names in text, as encompassed by the ACE
program, has long been accepted as part of the NER discipline.

Topics

The guest editors seek papers on original and unpublished research on all
aspects of NE recognition, classification, and use. Special topics of
interest include, but are not limited to:

* Real applications that employ NERC technology
* Linguistic properties of proper names
* Resources (lexicons, grammars, gazetteers, ontologies) for NERC
* The relevance of NERC as a subtask in NLP applications (e.g.
question-answering (QA), information retrieval (IR), summarization, machine
translation (MT))
* Evaluation of NERC systems and of the import of NERC in larger applications
* Cross-language issues in named entity research
* NEs in speech and transcribed speech and other media
* Tools for rapid development of NERC resources
* Learning of NERC rules
* Domain adaptability of NERC systems

Scientific Committee

Roberto Basili
Eckhard Bick
Robert Gaizauskas
Ralph Grishman
Dimitrios Kokkinakis
Nicolas Nicolov
Thierry Poibeau
Elisabete Ranchhod
Dan Roth
Satoshi Sekine
Christa Womser-Hacker

The Journal

Lingvisticae Investigationes is a thirty year old international journal,
founded by M. Gross. It is published and distributed by John Benjamins
Publishing Company. See
http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_seriesview.cgi?series=LI or
http://infolingu.univ-mlv.fr/LI/LINGVISTICAEINVESTIGATIONES.html.

Submission Information

Manuscripts must be submitted in English.

The format for submissions can be found at
http://infolingu.univ-mlv.fr/LI/LINGVISTICAEINVESTIGATIONES.html

Paper Submission
Contributions (20 pages maximum) have to be sent by e-mail in PDF, DOC or
RTF format to:

Elisabete Ranchhod, elisabete.ranchhodmail.telepac.pt
Satoshi Sekine, sekinecs.nyu.edu

Important Dates (Extended)

Deadline for submission: 29 December 2006 == (Extended) ==> 15 January 2007
Notification to authors: 16 February 2007 ====> 2 March 2007
Final version of the papers due: 30 March 2007 ====> 12 April 2007

Special issue website: http://nlp.cs.nyu.edu/SpecialIssueNERLingInv/index.html


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