| 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
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)
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
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
One can download the appropriate style or template files using the
NAACL style file
NAACL bibliography style file
Latex sample file
Microsoft Word Template file