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LINGUIST List 21.1555

Wed Mar 31 2010

Calls: Computational Ling/China

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        1.    Carlos Ramisch, Multiword Expressions: from Theory to Applications

Message 1: Multiword Expressions: from Theory to Applications
Date: 30-Mar-2010
From: Carlos Ramisch <carlinhosramischgmail.com>
Subject: Multiword Expressions: from Theory to Applications
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Full Title: Multiword Expressions: from Theory to Applications
Short Title: MWE 2010

Date: 21-Aug-2010 - 28-Aug-2010
Location: Beijing, China
Contact Person: Carlos Ramisch
Meeting Email: carlinhosramischgmail.com
Web Site: http://multiword.sf.net/mwe2010

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-May-2010

Meeting Description:

Workshop on Multiword Expressions: from Theory to Applications (MWE 2010)
endorsed by the Special Interest Group on the Lexicon of the
Association for Computational Linguistics (SIGLEX)
Beijing, China

Second Call for Papers

Multiword Expressions (MWEs) are a ubiquitous component of natural languages and
appear steadily on a daily basis, both in specialized and in general-purpose
communication. While easily mastered by native speakers, their interpretation
poses a major challenge for automated analysis due to their flexible and
heterogeneous nature. Therefore, the automated processing of MWEs is desirable
for any natural language application that involves some degree of semantic
interpretation, e.g., Machine Translation, Information Extraction, and Question

In spite of the recent advances in the field, there is a wide range of open
problems that prevent MWE treatment techniques from full integration in current
NLP systems. In MWE'2010, we will be interested in major challenges in the
overall process of MWE treatment, asking for original research related but not
limited to the following topics:

- MWE resources: Although underused in most current state-of-the-art approaches,
resources are key for developing real-world applications capable of interpreting
MWEs. We call for papers describing the process of building MWE resources,
constructed both manually and automatically from text corpora; we are also
interested in assessing the usability of such resources in various MWE tasks.

- Hybrid approaches: We invite research on integrating heterogeneous MWE
treatment techniques and resources in NLP applications. Such hybrid approaches
can aim, for example, at the combination of results from symbolic and
statistical approaches, at the fusion of manually built and automatically
extracted resources, or at the design of language learning techniques.

- Domain adaptation: Real-world NLP applications need to be robust to deal with
texts coming from different domains. We thus call for papers assessing the
performance of MWE methods across domains or describing domain adaptation
techniques for MWEs.

- Multilingualism: Parallel and comparable corpora are gaining
popularity as a resource for automatic MWE discovery and treatment. We are also
interested in the integration of MWE processing in multilingual applications
such as machine translation and multi-lingual information retrieval, as well as
in porting existing monolingual MWE approaches to new languages.

Submission Guidelines
We invite submissions of original and unpublished work as full papers. All
submissions must follow the format of COLING 2010 proceedings, available at

We strongly advise the use of the provided Word or LaTeX template files. Full
papers should not exceed eight (8) pages for the content, with one (1) extra
page for references, thus the total length should not exceed nine pages (9)
inclusive of references. Reviewing will be double-blind, and thus no author
information should be included in the papers; self-reference should be avoided
as well.

Submission will be electronic in PDF format through the workshop START system,
available soon at https://www.softconf.com/coling2010/mwe2010/.
The papers must be submitted no later than May 30, 2010 at 23:59 PDT (GMT-7). No
deadline extensions will be granted.

Submitted papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected
without review. Accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings and will
be presented orally.

Important Dates
May 30, 2010: Paper submission deadline (23:59 GMT-7)
Jun 30, 2010: Notification of acceptance
Aug 21-22 or Aug 28, 2010: Workshop (exact date to be determined)

Program Committee
Inaki Alegria (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
Dimitra Anastasiou (Limerick University, Ireland)
Timothy Baldwin (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Colin Bannard (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Francis Bond (Nanyang Technological University , Singapore)
Paul Cook (University of Toronto, Canada)
Beatrice Daille (Nantes University, France)
Gael Dias (Beira Interior University, Portugal)
Stefan Evert (University of Osnabrueck, Germany)
Roxana Girju (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Nicole Gregoire (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Chikara Hashimoto (National Institute of Information and Communications
Technology, Japan)
Marti Hearst (University of California at Berkeley, USA)
Ulrich Heid (Stuttgart University, Germany)
Kyo Kageura (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Min-Yen Kan (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Adam Kilgarriff (Lexical Computing Ltd, UK)
Su Nam Kim (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Anna Korhonen (University of Cambridge, UK)
Zornitsa Kozareva (University of Southern California, USA)
Brigitte Krenn (Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence,
Cvetana Krstev (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
Begona Villada Moiron (Q-go, The Netherlands)
Rosamund Moon (University of Birmingham, UK)
Jan Odijk (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Stephan Oepen (University of Oslo, Norway)
Darren Pearce (London Knowledge Lab, UK)
Pavel Pecina (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Scott Piao (Lancaster University, UK)
Thierry Poibeau (CNRS and École Normale Supérieure, France)
Elisabete Ranchhod (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Barbara Rosario (Intel Labs, USA)
Diarmuid Ó Séaghdha (University of Cambridge, UK)
Violeta Seretan (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Stan Szpakowicz (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Beata Trawinski (University of Tuebingen, Germany)
Vivian Tsang (Bloorview Research Institute, Canada)
Kyioko Uchiyama (Keio University, Japan)
Ruben Urizar (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
Tony Veale (University College Dublin, Ireland)

Workshop Organizers and Contact
Eric Laporte (Universite Paris-Est, France)
Preslav Nakov (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Carlos Ramisch (University of Grenoble, France)
Aline Villavicencio (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

For any inquiries regarding the workshop please send an e-mail to
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