LINGUIST List 26.2918

Tue Jun 16 2015

Calls: Computational Ling, Lexicography, Psycholing, Text/Corpus Ling, Semantics/Romania

Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <>

Date: 16-Jun-2015
From: Verginica Mititelu <>
Subject: Global WordNet Conference
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Full Title: Global WordNet Conference
Short Title: GWC

Date: 27-Jan-2016 - 30-Jan-2016
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Contact Person: Verginica Mititelu
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 06-Sep-2015

Meeting Description:

The eighth meeting of the Global WordNet Conference is organized by the Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence “Mihai Drăgănescu” of the Romanian Academy and the Global WordNet Association.

The Global WordNet Conferences offer the researchers and developers the possibility to present and discuss their latest results on the development, enrichment and exploitation of wordnets for various languages around the world.

Call for Papers:

8th International Global Wordnet Conference 2016

Bucharest, Romania, January 27-30, 2016

The conference will be hosted by Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence “Mihai Drăgănescu” of the Romanian Academy.

We invite papers addressing the topics listed, but not limited to, the ones below:

Linguistics and lexical semantics, including:
- In depth analysis of semantic relations
- Determining and representing word meanings (definitions, relations, semantic components, co-occurrence statistics, etc.)
- Necessity and completeness issues
- Ontologies and wordnets
- The lexicon and wordnets

Architecture of lexical databases, including:
- Language independent and language dependent components
- Integration of multi-wordnets in research infrastructures (like CLARIN) and LT networks (like META-NET)

Tools and Methods for wordnet Development, including:
- User and Data entry interface, organization
- Extending and enriching wordnets
- Combining wordnets with other resources, such as Wikipedia and DBPedia
- Combining wordnets with other modalities such as images and sounds

WordNet as a lexical resource and component of NLP and MT, including:
- Word sense disambiguation using wordnet
- Ontologies and wordnet
- The lexicon and wordNet
- The Semantic Web and wordNet

Applications of wordnets, including:
- Information extraction and retrieval
- Deep reading and semantic parsing
- Similarity and relatedness measurements
- Document structuring and categorization
- Automatic hyperlinking
- Language teaching
- Psycholinguistic applications

Standardization, distribution and availability of wordnets and wordnet tools

Proposals for tutorials on building wordnets and demonstrations of wordnet databases, and wordnet-based software are welcome too.

Final papers should be submitted in electronic form (PDF only):

- Long papers should be limited to 8 pages,
- Demonstration papers must be at most 5 pages text and can have additional 3 pages screen dumps or images;
- Short papers and project descriptions should be limited to 5 pages.

Important Dates:

- 6 Sept 2015: Paper Submission Due
- 18 Oct 2015: Authors' Notification
- 31 Oct 2015: Final Paper Due
- 1 Nov - 30 Nov 2015: Registration of Authors with Papers in the Proceedings
- 1 Nov - 31 Dec 2015: Registration of the Participants without Papers in the Proceedings
- 27 - 30 Jan 2016: 8th Edition of the Global WordNet Conference

Conference Chairs:

Christiane Fellbaum:
Piek Vossen:

Local Organizing Chairs:

Verginica Mititelu:
Corina Forăscu:

Conference Website:

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