LINGUIST List 31.2494

Thu Aug 06 2020

Calls: Comp Ling, Lexicography, Neuroling, Psycholing, Text/Corpus Ling/Spain

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 05-Aug-2020
From: Michael Zock <>
Subject: Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon
E-mail this message to a friend

Full Title: Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon
Short Title: CogALex

Date: 12-Dec-2020 - 12-Dec-2020
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact Person: Michael Zock
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

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

Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2020

Meeting Description:

CogALex-VI (Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon''), workshop co-located with COLING 2020 (12/12/2020)

***Please note that CogALex has been rescheduled from August 13 to December 12 due to the COVID-19 crisis***

For latest news, always check here:

Supporting us in many tasks (thinking, searching, memorizing and communicating) words are important. Hence, one may wonder how to build tools supporting their learning and usage (access/navigation). Alas the answer is not quite as straightforward as it may seem. It depends on various factors: the questioner's background (lexicography, psychology, computer science), the task (production/reception), and the material support (hardware). Words in books, computers and the human brain are not the same. Obviously, being aware of this, different communities have focused on different issues --(dictionary building; creation of navigational tools; representation and organization of words; time course for accessing a word, etc.)-- yet, their views and respective goals have changed considerably over time.

This workshop is about possible enhancements of lexical resources (representation, organization of the data, etc.). To allow for this we invite researchers to submit their contributions. The idea is to discuss the limitations of existing resources and to explore possible enhancements that take into account the users' and the engineers' needs (computational aspects).

Also, given the success of the shared task on the corpus-based identification of semantic relations (CogALex-V., 2016), we propose another edition of this task by add inga multilingual component. Our special focus will be on paradigmatic semantic relations, such as synonymy, antonymy and hypernymy, which are notoriously difficult to be distinguished by the classical word embedding models used in NLP.

For more details see:

Invited Speaker: Alex Arenas (

Call for Papers:

The workshop features two tracks:
(a) a regular research track, where the submissions must be substantially original.
(b) a shared task track, with submissions consisting of system description papers.

Submissions must be anonymized, conform to the style sheet of the main conference (, and be submitted via the Coling website ( While some papers may be accepted only as posters, in the workshop proceedings no distinction will be made between them and full papers.

Important Dates:

Workshop papers:
- Paper submission deadline: September 1, 2020
- Notification of acceptance: October 10, 2020
- Camera-ready papers due: October 25, 2020
- Workshop date: December 12, 2020

Shared task:
- Release of development data : August 1, 2020
- Release of test data : September 1, 2020
- Announcement of winners : October 1, 2020
- Shared task papers due: October 20, 2020

Invited Speaker:
Alex Arenas (

For general questions, please get in touch with Michael Zock (

Concerning the shared task, contact
- Rong Xiang ( or
- Emmanuele Chersoni (

Page Updated: 06-Aug-2020