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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   Workshop on WordNet-Extensions and NLP Applications
From:   Priscilla Rasmussen
Email:   rasmusse_(on)_cs.rutgers.edu
Date received:   07 Dec 2000
Deadline:   22 Jan 2001
Start date:   03 Jun 2001

________________________________________________________________ NAACL 2001 Workshop on WordNet - Extensions and NLP Applications June 3 or 4, 2001 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA http://www.seas.smu.edu/%7Emoldovan/wn-workshop I. PROGRAM COMMITTEE (Confirmed so far) Martin Chodorow (Hunter College of CUNY) Ken Haase (MIT) Sanda Harabagiu (SMU) Graeme Hirst (University of Toronto) Claudia Leacock (ETS Technologies) Steven Maiorano (AAT) Rada Mihalcea (SMU) Dan Moldovan (SMU) German Rigau (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain) Maria Tereza Pazienza (Universita di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy) Paola Velardi (Universita degli Studi di Roma, "La Sapienza") Ellen Voorhees (NIST) Organizers: Dan Moldovan (SMU) Sanda Harabagiu (SMU) II. OVERVIEW WordNet has become a valuable resource in the human language technology and artificial intelligence. It has been used so far in Word Sense Disambiguation, Generation, Information Retrieval, Question Answering, Summarization, Reference Resolution and other aspects of NLP. The success of many NLP applications depends on the availability of linguistic information that defines word senses and typical relations between concepts. Many modern, advanced NLP applications combine the information encoded in WordNet with statistical data, brought forward by the analysis of large text collections, complementing the knowledge encoded in WordNet with empirical data. Due to its vast coverage of English words, WordNet provides with general lexico-semantic information on which open-domain text processing is based. Furthermore, the development of WordNets in several other languages extends this capability to trans-lingual applications, enabling text mining across languages. For example, in Europe, WordNet is being used to develop a multilingual database for several European languages (the EuroWordNet project). Recently, several extensions of the WordNet lexical database have been initiated, in the United States and abroad, with the goal of providing the NLP community with additional knowledge that models pragmatic information not always present in the texts but required by document processing. The workshop provides a forum for presentations and discussions of the latest WordNet extensions and their impact on various applications. The workshop will also foster discussions that reveal to the NLP community current and future requirements of linguistic resources and ways of embedding them in WordNet. Since to date, WordNet has been incorporated in several other linguistic and general knowledge bases (e.g. FrameNet and CYK) presentations of the interactions of WordNet with other resources as well as their applications are sought. This Workshop is three years after the first WordNet Workshop in 1998, time in which many WordNet developments and applications occurred. The target audience consists of researches currently engaged in developing WordNet extensions, researchers interested in lexical resources, those who use or plan to use WordNet, and research policy makers. The interest in WordNet and its applications is worldwide. III. CALL FOR PAPERS Authors are invited to submit manuscripts that describe unpublished research results in any area of extensions and applications of WordNet. Topics include but are not limited to: * WordNet usage in NLP and AI * WordNet extensions * Integration of WordNet with other lexico-semantic resources * Corpus-based acquisition of WordNet-like knowledge * Mining common-sense knowledge from WordNet and other resources * Multilingua WordNets and applications * WordNet granularity and synset merging IV. PAPER SUBMISSION IMPORTANT DATES Paper submission deadline: January 22, 2001 Notification of acceptance: February 16, 2001 Camera ready due: March 2, 2001 Workshop date: June 3 or 4, 2001 WHERE and HOW Submissions must use the NAACL latex style or Microsoft Word style. Paper submissions should consist of a full paper (6 pages or less). Electronic submission only. Please send the pdf or postscript file of your paper to: moldovan_(on)_seas.smu.edu. Because the review will be blind, no author information is included as part of the paper. A separate identification page must be sent by email including title, all authors, theme area, keywords, word count, and an abstract of no more than 5 lines. Late submissions will not be accepted. Notification of receipt will be e-mailed to the first author shortly after receipt. Please address any questions to moldovan@seas.smu.edu One can download the appropriate style or template files using the following links: NAACL style file http://www.seas.smu.edu/%7Emoldovan/wn-workshop/latex/naacl2001sub.sty NAACL bibliography style file http://www.seas.smu.edu/%7Emoldovan/wn-workshop/latex/acl.bst Latex sample file http://www.seas.smu.edu/%7Emoldovan/wn-workshop/latex/samplesub.tex Microsoft Word Template file http://www.seas.smu.edu/%7Emoldovan/wn-workshop/latex/naacl-2001-sub.dot

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