LINGUIST List 31.3659

Mon Nov 30 2020

Confs: Gen Ling/Slovakia

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 30-Nov-2020
From: Adrià Torrens Urrutia <>
Subject: Special Session - Modelling Vagueness in Natural Language (in IFSA-EUSFLAT 2021)
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Special Session - Modelling Vagueness in Natural Language (in IFSA-EUSFLAT 2021)
Short Title: IFSA-EUSFLAT2021

Date: 19-Sep-2021 - 24-Sep-2021
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Contact: Adrià Torrens
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

- Vilém Novák (University of Ostrava, Czech Republic)
- Adrià Torrens Urrutia (University of Ostrava, Czech Republic)
- María Dolores Jiménez López (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain)

This special session is equally addressed to linguists, computational linguists, mathematicians and computer scientists, who have an interest in modelling natural language. Therefore, the main objective of this special session is bringing together researchers who study language from different areas. We want to encourage discussion from different perspectives when it comes to model the inherent vagueness of natural languages.

Vagueness is a conception concerning with those objects which are difficult to be classified categorically at first sight. Therefore, ''modelling vagueness'' is equivalent to studying linguistic objects with a non-discrete approach. There are many objects in natural languages which are prone to poly-signification, and they are essentially context-dependent.

Call for Papers:

In this special session, we encourage proposals from different fields of science which tackle the necessity to deal with the vague phenomena in language:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Computational Social Science and Social Media
- Dialog and Interactive Systems
- Discourse and Pragmatics
- Formal linguistics
- Information Extraction and Text Mining
- Information Retrieval, Search and Question Answering
- Interpretable models
- Interpretability and Analysis of Models for NLP
- Language Resources and Evaluation
- Language Grounding to Vision, Robotics and Beyond
- Linguistic Theories, Cognitive Modeling and Psycholinguistics
- Machine Learning, Deep learning, and Neural Networks for NLP
- Machine Translation
- Multilinguality
- Possibility theory
- Linguistic Semantics
- Sentiment Analysis, Stylistic Analysis, and Argument Mining
- Speech
- Syntax

Deadline for proposals: 1 Feb 2021

Submitted full papers have to be of the length of 4-8 pages. The only allowed format for the submission is PDF. There are two ways, how a PDF file can be built. The first one is using Word template and by exporting to PDF. The second one is using Latex template. We strongly recommend to use the LaTex!. You can also use the online template in Overleaf, where all necessary libraries etc. are already pre-installed.

Submitting papers: The authors should submit their papers electronically, written in English, due to the given deadline, through EasyChair ( When submitting your paper, choose the track ''AGOP'' or one of the 16 Areas for the IFSA-EUSFLAT submission. Then in the second step, you will be asked to choose a particular topic. Topic is either one of special sessions assigned to the given Area or a regular submission. Choose the topic that explicitly mentions ''FULL PAPER''.

Venue: Bratislava, Slovakia, September 19-24 2021

Link information:

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