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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   Special Issue of Computational Linguistics on Prepositions in Applications
From:   Aline Villavicencio
Email:   avillavicencio_(on)_inf.ufrgs.br
Date received:   05 Jun 2006
Deadline:   31 May 2006

Second Call for Papers for Special Issue of Computational Linguistics on Prepositions in Applications SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 31, 2006 --------------- GUEST EDITORS Aline Villavicencio Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Valia Kordoni Saarland University and DFKI GmbH, Germany Timothy Baldwin University of Melbourne, Australia and NICTA Victoria Research Labs -------------- CONTENTS: 1. THE SPECIAL ISSUE 2. TOPICS OF INTEREST 3. SUBMISSION INFORMATION --------------- 1. THE SPECIAL ISSUE The special issue will concentrate on the theoretical aspects of computational research on prepositions. Due to their importance in computational tasks prepositions, as well as prepositional phrases and markers of various sorts, have received a considerable amount of attention and occupied a central position in research in Computational Linguistics (CL) and Language Technology (LT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Natural Language Processing (NLP), as well as Computational Psycholinguistics (CP). Researchers from these backgrounds and CL-related disciplines have looked at the role of prepositions in shallow and deep language processing. Despite increasing awareness of the importance of prepositions in NLP tasks, very little progress has been made in systematically describing preposition semantics. Notably, the only account of the lexical semantics of prepositions in resources such as WordNet, FrameNet and PropBank is indirect, in that they feature in significant numbers within multiword expressions or as frame elements. If prepositions are to be incorporated into such resources as first-order entities, a large number of issues must be resolved such as how to taxonomically deconstruct the spatial semantics of prepositions, how to delineate preposition senses, and how to tease apart preposition and verb semantics in phrasal verbs. Our expectation is that such questions will be guided by careful analysis of what semantic distinctions and representational granularity are required in a range of applications, which will in turn be guided by such research as the representation of prepositions within implemented grammars, crosslingual preposition semantics, machine perception and visualisation of preposition semantics, and computational models of the human processing of prepositions. --------------- 2. TOPICS OF INTEREST For the proposed special issue we specifically invite submissions that bring a theoretical basis to research on prepositions in lexical resources and NLP tasks of the sort described above. In particular, we focus on the syntactic and semantic treatment of productive and collocational uses of prepositional phrases and markers in resources such as WordNet and FrameNet, and the utilization of such resources in NLP tasks, such as Machine Translation, IE/IR and QA. * Extraction of Prepositions: There has been considerable research into extraction of prepositions and related constructions (e.g. phrasal verbs). Papers which describe the extraction of these constructions, including their subcategorisation frames and alternation patterns, as are necessary for the semi-automatic extension of lexical resources are particularly welcome. * Representation of Prepositions in Lexical Resources: We encourage papers describing the challenges of providing adequate representation of prepositions and related constructions such as would be generally applicable in NLP applications. * Prepositions in Applications: We invite papers that discuss the role of prepositions in NLP tasks, focusing specifically on what insights various applications offer for lexical resource building, what particular needs different application areas have (e.g. what an ideal prepositional lexical resource would be like), necessary extensions to existing resources, and how prepositional lexical resources of various types could enhance performance over a given task like MT, IR, QA and multi-modal systems. --------------- 3. SUBMISSION INFORMATION Deadline for paper submissions: July 31, 2006. All submissions will be subject to the normal peer review process for this journal. Submissions are to be done electronically in pdf format, by sending the paper to the editors at the following email address: cl-prep_(on)_unimelb.edu.au Papers must conform to the Computational Linguistics specifications, which are available at: http://www.clt.mq.edu.au/compling/style.html Any queries should be addressed to: cl-prep_(on)_unimelb.edu.au -------------- Website: http://www.inf.ufrgs.br/%7Eavillavicencio/prep-cl.html -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.394 / Virus Database: 268.8.1/355 - Release Date: 02/06/2006 _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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