LINGUIST List 25.1419

Mon Mar 24 2014

Calls: Computational Ling, Text/Corpus Ling, Lexicography, Cognitive Sci, Applied Ling/Ireland

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 23-Mar-2014
From: Patrick Drouin <>
Subject: 4th International Workshop on Computational Terminology
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Full Title: 4th International Workshop on Computational Terminology
Short Title: CompuTerm 2014

Date: 23-Aug-2014 - 24-Aug-2014
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Contact Person: Natalia Grabar
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 02-May-2014

Meeting Description:

Computational Terminology covers an increasingly important aspect in Natural Language Processing areas such as text mining, information retrieval, information extraction, summarisation, textual entailment, document management systems, question-answering systems, ontology building, etc. Terminological information is paramount for knowledge mining from texts for scientific discovery and competitive intelligence. Scientific needs in fast growing domains (such as biomedicine, chemistry and ecology) and the overwhelming amount of textual data published daily demand that terminology is acquired and managed systematically and automatically; while in well established domains (such as law, economy, banking and music) the demand is on fine-grained analyses of documents for knowledge description and acquisition. Moreover, capturing new concepts leads to the acquisition and management of new knowledge.

Call for Papers:

The workshop submissions are open to different approaches, ranging from term extraction in various languages (using verb co-occurrence, information theoretic approaches, machine learning, etc.), translation pairs extracting from bilingual corpora based on terminology, up to semantic oriented approaches and theoretical aspects of terminology. Besides, experiments on the evaluation of terminological methods and tools are also encouraged since they provide interesting and useful proof about the utility of terminological resources:

- Direct evaluation may concern the efficiency of the terminological methods and tools to capture the terminological entities and relations, as well as various kinds of related information
- Indirect evaluation may concern the use of terminological resources in various NLP applications and the impact these resources have on the performance of the automatic systems. In this case, research and competition tracks (such as TREC, BioCreative, CLEF, CLEF-eHealth, I2B2, *SEM, and other shared tasks), provide particularly fruitful evaluation contexts and proved very successful in identifying key problems in terminology such as term variation and ambiguity.

We encourage authors to submit their research work related to various aspects of computational terminology, such as mentioned in this call. The workshop authors will be proposed to submit an extented version of their work to a special issue of an international journal or of a book collection.

Submission Instructions:

Authors are invited to submit full papers on original, unpublished work in the topic area of this workshop.
Submissions should follow the COLING 2014 instruction for authors and be formatted using the COLING 2014 stylefiles for latex, MS Word or LibreOffice, with blind review and not exceeding 8 pages plus two extra pages for references.

The PDF files will be submitted electronically at


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