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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   Distributional Semantics beyond Concrete Concepts (DiSCo 2009)
Email:   t.van.de.cruys_(on)_rug.nl
Date received:   22 Apr 2009
Deadline:   07 Jun 2009
Start date:   29 Jul 2009

Call for Papers DiSCo 2009: Distributional Semantics beyond Concrete Concepts July 29th, Amsterdam Workshop organized as a part of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2009) Overview DiSCo 2009 is a pre-conference workshop organized on July 29th, at CogSci-2009, Amsterdam. It focuses on distributional models of (lexical) semantics, like LSA or HAL, that aim to model the meaning of a word in terms of its contexts in a corpus. To this day, these approaches have mainly been used in the modeling of concrete concepts, where they have proved very successful. The DiSCo workshop therefore wants to focus on a number of challenges that have been left relatively unexplored so far. These challenges include, but are not limited to: * The modeling of verb meaning. * The modeling of different aspects of semantics, like the extraction of concept properties from text. * The combination of different types of (linguistic and non-linguistic) data. DiSCo aims to bring together computational linguists and cognitive scientists interested in distributional models of semantics. We welcome all researchers to submit novel and interesting work in the field of distributional semantics, with specific attention to the new challenges set out above. Additionally, we are interested in receiving other contributions that further research on distributional models and/or their implications for cognitive science. Submission details Submissions should adhere to the CogSci style files, and should be no longer than 6 pages. They need to be submitted in pdf-format. More information can be found on the workshop's website. Important dates * Sun June 7, 2009: Submission deadline * Mon June 22, 2009: Notification of acceptance * Fri June 26, 2009: Early registration deadline * Sun July 12, 2009: Deadline for revised version * Wed July 29, 2009: Workshop Program Committee (preliminary) * Marco Baroni, University of Trento, Italy * Simon de Deyne, University of Leuven, Belgium * Katrin Erk, University of Texas at Austin, USA * Stefan Evert, University of Osnabrueck, Germany * Dirk Geeraerts, University of Leuven, Belgium * Falk Huettig, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands * Alessandro Lenci, University of Pisa, Italy * Diana McCarthy, University of Sussex, UK * Sebastian Pado, University of Stuttgart, Germany * Yves Peirsman, University of Leuven, Belgium (co-organizer) * Tim Van de Cruys, University of Groningen, Netherlands (co-organizer) * Yannick Versley, University of Trento, Italy (co-organizer) Further details For more information, visit the workshop's website at http://www.let.rug.nl/disco2009 _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(at)_mailman.let.uu.nl http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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