From: Tim Van de Cruys <t.van.de.cruysrug.nl>
Subject: Distributional Semantics beyond Concrete Concepts
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Full Title: Distributional Semantics beyond Concrete Concepts
Short Title: DiSCo 2009
Date: 29-Jul-2009 - 29-Jul-2009
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contact Person: Yves Peirsman
Meeting Email: disco2009.workshopgmail.com
Web Site: http://www.let.rug.nl/disco2009
Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Semantics
Call Deadline: 07-Jun-2009
DiSCo 2009: Distributional Semantics beyond Concrete Concepts
July 29th, Amsterdam
Workshop organized as a part of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science
Society (CogSci 2009)
Call for Papers
DiSCo 2009 is a pre-conference workshop organized on July 29th, at CogSci-2009,
Amsterdam. It focuses on distributional models of (lexical) semantics, like LSA
or HAL, that aim to model the meaning of a word in terms of its contexts in a
corpus. To this day, these approaches have mainly been used in the modeling of
concrete concepts, where they have proved very successful. The DiSCo workshop
therefore wants to focus on a number of challenges that have been left
relatively unexplored so far. These challenges include, but are not limited to:
-The modeling of verb meaning.
-The modeling of different aspects of semantics, like the extraction of concept
properties from text.
- The combination of different types of (linguistic and non-linguistic) data.
DiSCo aims to bring together computational linguists and cognitive scientists
interested in distributional models of semantics. We welcome all researchers to
submit novel and interesting work in the field of distributional semantics, with
specific attention to the new challenges set out above. Additionally, we are
interested in receiving other contributions that further research on
distributional models and/or their implications for cognitive science.
Submissions should adhere to the CogSci style files, and should be no longer
than 6 pages. They need to be submitted in pdf-format. More information can be
found on the workshop's website.
-Sun June 7, 2009: Submission deadline
-Mon June 22, 2009: Notification of acceptance
-Fri June 26, 2009: Early registration deadline
-Sun July 12, 2009: Deadline for revised version
-Wed July 29, 2009: Workshop
Program Committee (preliminary):
-Marco Baroni, University of Trento, Italy
-Simon de Deyne, University of Leuven, Belgium
-Katrin Erk, University of Texas at Austin, USA
-Stefan Evert, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
-Dirk Geeraerts, University of Leuven, Belgium
-Falk Huettig, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands
-Alessandro Lenci, University of Pisa, Italy
-Diana McCarthy, University of Sussex, UK
-Sebastian Pado, University of Stuttgart, Germany
-Yves Peirsman, University of Leuven, Belgium (co-organizer)
-Tim Van de Cruys, University of Groningen, Netherlands (co-organizer)
-Yannick Versley, University of Trento, Italy (co-organizer)
For more information, visit the workshop's website at
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