LINGUIST List 26.5560

Tue Dec 15 2015

Calls: Cog Sci, Comp Ling, Gen Ling, Text/Corpus Ling/Spain

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 15-Dec-2015
From: Eva M. Mestre-Mestre <>
Subject: 5th International Conference on Meaning and Knowledge Representation
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Full Title: 5th International Conference on Meaning and Knowledge Representation
Short Title: MKR2016

Date: 06-Jul-2016 - 08-Jul-2016
Location: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain), Spain
Contact Person: Carlos Periñán-Pascual
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

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

Call Deadline: 11-Mar-2016

Meeting Description:

Natural language understanding systems require a knowledge base provided with formal representations reflecting the structure of human beings' cognitive system. Although surface semantics can be sufficient in some other systems, the construction of a robust knowledge base guarantees its use in most natural language processing applications, thus consolidating the concept of resource reuse. This conference deals with meaning and knowledge representation in the context of natural language understanding from the perspective of theoretical linguistics, computational linguistics, cognitive science, knowledge engineering or artificial intelligence.

Call for Papers:

We invite 20-minute (plus 10-minute discussion) presentation proposals on the following general and/or specific topics.

General topics:

- At the crossroads between functionalist, cognitivist and/or constructionist approaches
- Division of labour of lexical semantics and constructional semantics
- Role of metaphor and metonymy and other cognitive operations in meaning construction and grammar
- Relationship between semantics, pragmatics and discourse in meaning construction and/or meaning representation
- Cognitive modeling and construal
- Pragmatic inferencing

Papers that pay special attention to the treatment of these topics within the Lexical Constructional Model (LCM) and FunGramKB are particularly welcome.

LCM and FunGramKB specific topics:

- Meaning construction and meaning representation in the LCM
- Methodological tools in the LCM (e.g. equipollence)
- Syntactic representation in the LCM
- The form of lexical and constructional templates in the LCM
- Connections between the LCM and FunGramKB
- Lexico-grammatical knowledge in FunGramKB
- Terminology in FunGramKB
- Conceptual representation in FunGramKB
- Reasoning in FunGramKB
- NLP applications of FunGramKB

Guidelines for submissions

Submissions should include the following information:

- Author's name
- Affiliation
- E-mail address
- Paper title
- An abstract with a maximum of 500 words, excluding references

The official language of the conference is English. All paper proposals are assumed to represent original and unpublished work.

Email for abstract submission:

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