LINGUIST List 27.707

Mon Feb 08 2016

Calls: Computational Ling, Text/Corpus Ling/Slovenia

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 07-Feb-2016
From: Andrius Utka <>
Subject: Workshop on Normalisation and Analysis of Social Media Texts
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Full Title: Workshop on Normalisation and Analysis of Social Media Texts
Short Title: NormSoMe

Date: 28-May-2016 - 28-May-2016
Location: Portorož, Slovenia
Contact Person: Andrius Utka
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

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

Call Deadline: 16-Feb-2016

Meeting Description:

Social media texts provide large quantities of interesting and useful data, as well as new challenges for NLP. Social media texts include: chats, online commentaries, reviews, blogs, emails, forums, etc. Typically the texts are informal and notoriously noisy. Thus many NLP tools have difficulties processing this raw data without normalising it.
As English social media has received a lot of attention and processing efforts, we would also like to invite papers on other languages, especially those rich in inflections and diacritics, which cause additional processing problems.

Thus the workshop is aimed at researchers, who have solutions, insights, and ideas for tackling the processing of social media texts, or who are interested in this field of research.

Time, Place and Duration:

This is a half-day event, which will take place at the Conference venue, the Grand Hotel Bernardin Conference Center (Room 6), in the morning session of Saturday, 28 May 2016.

Invited Speaker:

Torsten Zesch (University of Duisburg Essen)
''Your Noise is my Research Question! - Limitations of Normalizing Social Media Data''

Organising Committee:

Andrius Utka (Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas)
Jolanta Kovalevskaitė (Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas)
Danguolė Kalinauskaitė (Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas)
Martin Volk (University of Zurich)
Rita Butkienė (Kaunas University of Technology)
Jurgita Vaičenonienė (Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas)

Programme Committee:

Darius Amilevičius (Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas)
Michi Amsler (University of Zurich)
Loic Boizou (Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas)
Gintarė Grigonytė (Stockholm University)
Joakim Nivre (Uppsala University)
Raivis Skadinš (Tilde, Latvia)
Andrius Utka (Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas)
Martin Volk (University of Zurich)

Contact Organising Committee:

Conference Website:

Final Call for Papers:


We invite papers on the following topics of processing social media texts, that include, but are not limited to the topics of normalisation, analysis (tokenization, segmentation, classification/clustering, named entity extraction, parsing, POS tagging, semantic annotation, sentiment analysis, informality measuring), and application (machine translation, language generation, dictionary construction, summarization), etc.

Submission of Papers:

Authors are asked to submit their papers in compliance with the style sheet that will be adopted for the LREC Proceedings (to be announced later on the conference website).

When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will be asked to provide essential information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e. also technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used for the work described in the paper or are a new result of your research.

Moreover, ELRA encourages all LREC authors to share the described LRs (data, tools, services, etc.) to enable their reuse and replicability of experiments (including evaluation ones).

Important Dates:

- Paper submission (extended): 16 February 2016
- Information to authors: 1 March 2016
- Final papers due: 15 March 2016

Page Updated: 08-Feb-2016