LINGUIST List 24.1204

Mon Mar 11 2013

Calls: Semantics, Computational Linguistics, Cognitive Science/Italy

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 11-Mar-2013
From: Sara Goggi <>
Subject: Generative Lexicon and Distributional Semantics
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Full Title: Generative Lexicon and Distributional Semantics Short Title: GL2013
Date: 24-Sep-2013 - 25-Sep-2013 Location: Pisa, Italy Contact Person: Sara Goggi
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2013

Meeting Description:

GL2013: Generative Lexicon and Distributional Semantics
6th International Conference on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon
Hosted by ILC-CNR, Pisa - ItalySeptember 24-25, 2013

The goal of the GL conferences is to bring together diverse contributions from theoretical and computational linguistics, computer science, cognitive science, and lexicography, which explore compositionality from the point of view of generative approaches to the lexicon. Historically, contributions have assumed, as a starting point, the view outlined in Generative Lexicon theory (Pustejovsky, 1995, Pustejovsky et al, 2012).

Call for Papers:

Traditional topics of the GL conferences are:

- Polysemy and sense shifting- Co-compositionality and creation of new word senses- Type coercion and argument selection phenomena- Argument realization: mapping from lexicon to syntax- Cognitive foundations for semantic categories- The trade-off between pragmatics and lexical knowledge- Presupposition and commonsense knowledge- Underspecification and word sense disambiguation

These topics can be approached from either a theoretical or computational perspective.

This year, GL2013 has a special focus on the relationship between generative approaches to the lexicon and distributional semantics. Distributional semantic models represent the meaning of lexical items in terms of vectors recording their pattern of distribution in linguistic contexts. They share with GL the goals of overcoming the limitations of classical models of the lexicon based on context-independent sense distinctions, and promoting a different view of lexical content generated in contexts and with contexts. The conference aims at exploring the potential synergies emerging from the similarity as well as from the complementarity of GL and distributional semantics. Possible topics include:

- Classical semantic models that distributional semantics claims to be able to solve
- Current solutions and limits of distributional semantics theories to account for linguistic compositionality
- Prospects to enrich distributional semantics with robust first-order models of inference
- The integration of distributional semantic principles and techniques into a broader dynamic model theoretic framework

Important Dates:

Papers due: June 15, 2013Acceptance notice: July 15, 2013Camera-ready version due: August 15, 2013Conference: September 24-25, 2013

Submission Information:

GL2013 will be using EasyChair for electronic submission. All papers should be submitted using the following website:

The final submission deadline is June 15, 2013, 23:59 GMT+1.

All submissions must be in PDF and must follow the two-column format.

The maximum length of a manuscript is eight (8) pages. Submissions must be anonymized, i.e. no author information should be included, and obvious self-references should be avoided. Please use the ACL style guidelines, as specified here:

Regular and poster papers should follow the same guidelines. The appropriate presentation format will be determined at the time of acceptance.

Selected articles will be invited to submit an extended version of the conference paper for a special issue of the ‘Language Resources and Evaluation’ Journal edited by Springer.

Student Session Scholarships:

A limited number of students whose papers are accepted will receive travel funds, provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation.


Chu-Ren Huang (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
Alessandro Lenci (Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy)
Monica Monachini (Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale ‘Antonio Zampolli’, Pisa, Italy)
Roser Saurí (Barcelona Media, Catalonia, Spain)


Nicoletta Calzolari (Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale ‘Antonio Zampolli’, Pisa, Italy)
James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University, Waltham, MA USA)

Local Organizer:

Sara Goggi (Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale ‘Antonio Zampolli’, Pisa, Italy)

Program Committee:

Nicholas Asher (CNRS, Toulouse, France) - TBC
Toni Badia (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)
Marco Baroni (University of Trento, Trento, Italy)
Olga Batiukova (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain)
Nuria Bel (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)
Sabine Bergler (Concordia University, Montreal, Canada)
Bran Boguraev (IBM, Yorktown Heights, NY USA) - TBC
Gemma Boleda (University of Texas, Austin, TX USA)
Pierrette Bouillon (ETI/TIM/ISSCO, University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Nicoletta Calzolari (Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale ‘Antonio Zampolli’, Pisa, Italy)
Philipp Cimiano (University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany)
Ann Copestake (University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK)
Laurence Danlos (Universite Paris 7 and Loria, Paris, France)
Pascal Denis (INRIA, France) - TBC
Stefan Evert (University of Erlangen, Germany) - TBC
Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton University, Princeton, NJ USA)
Shu-Kai Hsieh (National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan)
Chu-Ren Huang (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
Nancy Ide (Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY USA)
Hitoshi Isahara (Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi, Japan)
Jacques Jayez (ENS-LSH, Lyon, France) - TBC
Elisabetta Jezek (Università di Pavia, Pavia, Italy)
Kyoko Kanzaki (Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi, Japan)
Adam Kilgarriff (Lexicography MasterClass Ltd, UK)
Chungmin Lee (Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea)
Alessandro Lenci (Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy)
Bernardo Magnini (FBK, Trento, Italy)
Louise McNally (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)
Monica Monachini (Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale ‘Antonio Zampolli’, Pisa, Italy)
Seungho Nam (Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea)Fiammetta Namer (ATILF-CNRS, University of Nancy, Nancy, France)
Sebastian Padó (University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany)
Martha Palmer (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO USA)
Massimo Poesio (University of Trento, Trento, Italy)
James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University, Waltham, MA USA)
Valeria Quochi (Istituto Di Linguistica Computazionale ‘Antonio Zampolli’, Pisa, Italy)
German Rigau (UPV/EHU, San Sebastian, Spain)
Anna Rumshisky (University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA USA)
Magnus Sahlgren (Gavagai AB, Sweden)
Roser Saurí (Barcelona Media, Spain)
Zuoyan Song (Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China)
Laure Vieu (Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, France)
Piek Vossen (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Alessandra Zarcone (University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany)

For further information, please contact:

Scientific issues: Monica Monachini (

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