LINGUIST List 32.1060

Tue Mar 23 2021

Calls: Applied Ling, Comp Ling, Semantics/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 23-Mar-2021
From: Aikaterini-Lida Kalouli <>
Subject: Second NAtural LOgic meets MAchine Learning Workshop
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Full Title: Second NAtural LOgic meets MAchine Learning Workshop
Short Title: NALOMA'21

Date: 14-Jun-2021 - 18-Jun-2021
Location: Online, Netherlands
Contact Person: Aikaterini-Lida Kalouli
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 04-Apr-2021

Meeting Description:

After the successful completion of NALOMA'20 (NAtural LOgic Meets MAchine Learning), NALOMA’21 seeks to continue the series and attract exciting contributions. The workshop aims to bridge the gap between ML/DL and symbolic/logic-based approaches to NLI, and it is perhaps the only workshop organized to do so. It will take place from June 14-June 18, 2021, during IWCS 2021 organized by the University of Groningen but taking place fully online due to the pandemic.

Final Call for Papers:

The workshop invites submissions on any (theoretical or computational) topic concerning NLI, including but not limited to:
- hybrid NLI systems integrating symbolic/logic-based methods with ML/DL approaches (particularly, approaches combining Natural Logic with ML/DL)
- explainable models of NLI
- opening the “black box” of NLI models
- probabilistic semantics for NLI
- downstream applications of NLI
- creation, evaluation, and criticism of NLI datasets,
- theoretical notions and refinement of the NLI task to address inherent disagreements
- comparison and contrast between human-level and machine-level work in NLI
- using symbolic/logic-based methods for data cleaning and augmentation
- NLI for other languages than English

We invite two types of submission:

- Archival (long or short) papers should report on complete, original and unpublished research. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings and appear in the ACL anthology.
- Extended abstracts may report on work in progress or work that was recently published/accepted at a different venue. Extended abstracts will not be included in the workshop proceedings. Thus, the unpublished work will retain the status and can be submitted to another venue. This webpage will link to the accepted extended abstracts.
Both accepted papers and extended abstracts are expected to be presented at the workshop. Extended abstracts will be presented as talks or posters at the discretion of the program committee.

Authors must submit non-anonymized extended abstracts or papers by April 4. Both extended abstracts and papers must be formatted according to the IWCS guidelines (available soon). The extended abstracts should not contain an abstract section and may consist of up to 2 pages of content, plus unlimited references. Short and long papers may consist of up to 4 and 8 pages of content, respectively, plus unlimited references. Camera-ready versions of papers will be given one additional page of content so that reviewers’ comments can be taken into account.

Both extended abstracts and follow-up papers should be submitted via SoftConf (link will be available soon on the conference website).

*********** Invited Speakers ***********
Vered Shwartz, Allen Institute for AI (AI2) and University of Washington
Benjamin Van Durme, Johns Hopkins University and Microsoft Semantic Machines.

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