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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   COLING 2010 Workshop on Multiword Expressions (MWE 2010)
Email:   carlinhosramisch_(on)_gmail.com
Date received:   29 Jan 2010
Deadline:   30 May 2010
Start date:   21 Aug 2010

================================================================= First Call for Paper Submissions COLING 2010 Workshop on Multiword Expressions: from Theory to Applications (MWE 2010) http://multiword.sf.net/mwe2010 endorsed by the Special Interest Group on the Lexicon of the Association for Computational Linguistics (SIGLEX) Beijing, China Submission deadline: May 30, 2010 ================================================================= 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 Answering. 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. SUBMISSIONS We invite submissions of original and unpublished work as full papers. All submissions must follow the COLING 2010 formatting requirements (available soon at www.coling-2010.org). Reviewing will be double-blind, and thus no author information should be included in the papers; self-reference should be avoided as well. 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 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) Brigitte Krenn (Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Austria) Cvetana Krstev (University of Belgrade, Serbia) Begona Villada Moiron (University of Groningen, The Netherlands) Rosamund Moon (University of Birmingham, UK) Jan Odijk (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands) Stephan Oepen (Stanford University, USA and University of Oslo, Norway) Darren Pearce (London Knowledge Lab, UK) Pavel Pecina (Charles University, Czech Republic) Scott Piao (Lancaster University, UK) Thierry Poibeau (Universite Paris-Nord, France) Elisabete Ranchhod (University of Lisbon, Portugal) Barbara Rosario (Inter Research, 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 mwe2010workshop at gmail.com _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(at)_mailman.let.uu.nl http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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