LINGUIST List 29.660

Fri Feb 09 2018

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Semantics, Neurolinguistics, Cognitive Science / Applied Ontology (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 09-Feb-2018
From: Daniele P. Radicioni <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Semantics, Neurolinguistics, Cognitive Science / Applied Ontology (Jrnl)
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Full Title: Applied Ontology

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 23-Jul-2018

Call for Papers:

Special Issue of the Journal of Applied Ontology ''Meaning in Context: ontologically and linguistically motivated representations of objects and events.''


Dealing with context is a key factor in the conceptualization of human experience, and a major issue for understanding natural language. It is well known that some properties of objects and events may have different cognitive salience according to their context of occurrence, thus determining access to partial relevant information rather than to all information. One typical example is that of an orange being passed between two children, or the same orange peeled on a table: in the former case the roundness prevails over other traits, and the orange is being used to play; in the latter one, the edible features are those mostly conveyed by the scene. Interpreting events poses contextual challenges as well: (in how far) does a given event allow for different interpretations, like it might happen for revenge/self defense? Similar selectional mechanisms underlie figurative uses of word meanings, such as metonymy and metaphors among others, that intrinsically characterize the interface between knowledge and language.

Relevant areas include, but are not limited to: events representation and retrieval, event sequences, contextual features representation, trend detection, knowledge discovery, word sense disambiguation, ontology alignment, opinion mining and sentiment analysis, and conceptual similarity, among others. All proposed approaches must address the issue of representation of context, and suitable procedures to use context and context aware meaning representations of objects and events. The ideal submission should provide evidence that context improves the performance of systems on real-world applications and/or provides useful insights and explanations on systems' output.

- Manuscript Submission Deadline: July 23rd 2018
- Acceptance Notification: November 26th 2018
- Final Manuscript Due: February 26th 2019

Submission Guidelines:
Submission guidelines can be found on the Journal Site,

This special issue welcomes original high-quality contributions that have been neither published in nor submitted to any journals or refereed conferences.

Guest Editors
Valerio Basile, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy,
Tommaso Caselli, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands,
Daniele P. Radicioni, University of Turin, Italy,

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