| Category: ||E-CFP |
| Subject: ||Workshop on Definition Extraction |
| From: || |
| Email: ||WDE_(on)_iingen.unam.mx |
| Date received: ||15 Apr 2009 |
| Deadline: ||05 Jun 2009 |
| Start date: ||18 Sep 2009 |
Could you please distribute the call for papers for the 1st
Workshop on Definition Extraction to the colleagues of ELSNET?
Thank you in advance for your support.
Gerardo Sierra Co-chair
1st Call for papers
1ST WORKSHOP ON DEFINITION EXTRACTION September 18, 2009
Nowadays, the automatic extraction of definitions from textual
data is a common task in different domains of Natural Language
Processing. Briefly, we can sketch two main research directions:
-The use of Definition Extraction (DE) as a methodological
resource in areas such as Computational Semantic, Information
Extraction, Text Mining, Ontologies, WEB Semantics or E-Learning.
-The conception of DE as a self-challenging task, particularity
in Computational Lexicography and Terminology, toward the design
and implementation of electronic resources such as lexical
knowledge bases, machine-readable dictionaries, terminological
databases, thesauri. Such resources can be monolingual or
However, in contrast to the generalised use of DE in multiple
domains, there is no specific forum for sharing information about
methodologies, tools, evaluation techniques or applications
related directly with DE.
We propose this 1st Workshop on Definition Extraction as such an
exchange forum, with the hope that this workshop could become an
academic space to share and assess new methodologies, tools and
techniques, in the spirit of promoting the DE as a consolidated
This workshop will provide an opportunity to discuss, both
theoretical and practical views in DE. The following are examples
of topics that are relevant, but not exclusive, for the workshop:
· Discussions, analysis, positions around the state of art on DE.
· Concrete uses of resources obtained from DE in scientific or
· Original methodologies considering the use of symbolic and/or
statistical methods for the recognition and extraction of
possible candidates of textual definitions.
· Comparisons between DE from structured (such as Wikipedia) and
unstructured textual data.
· Development of computational tools for extracting definitions
from large corpora.
· Concrete applications of DE within larger projects in Language
Learning, Automated Reasoning, Text Mining, etc.
· DE in multilingual environment. TARGET AUDIENCE:
Lexicographers, terminographers, linguists, computational
linguists, NLP community and those people interested in DE field.
TENTATIVE PROGRAM (1 FULL DAY):
1 Invited speaker (to be determined) 8-10 papers 4-5 software
The official language of the conference is English.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCESS:
-Submission process will be independent for RANLP-2009: papers
should be submitted to the e-mail address
-However, all submissions should follow RANLP-2009 papers format
(no longer than 7 pages, including cover page, figures, tables
-We also encourage the submission of demos, which should be no
longer than 5 pages.
-RANLP-2009 templates could be found in the following
-Papers will be reviewed using a blind peer review process by at
least two members of the program committee.
-At least one author of each accepted submission must attend the
workshop, and all workshop participants must pay the RANLP-2009
workshop registration fee.
Teresa Cabré (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain) Patrick Drouin
(Université de Montréal, Canada)
Thierry Fontenelle (Microsoft Corporation, USA) Adam Kilgarriff
(University of Sussex, United Kingdom) John McNaught (National
Center for Text Mining, United Kingdom) Veronique Malaisé (Vrije
Universiteit, The Netherlands) Alfonso Medina (Universidad
Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico)
Paola Monachesi (Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands) María
Pozzi (El Colegio de México, Mexico) Paolo Rosso (Universitat
Politècnica de València, Spain) Juan Manuel Torres (Université
-Paper submission deadline: 5 June 2009.
-Acceptance or rejection notification: 20 July 2009.
-Camera ready: 24 August 2009.
-Workshop: September 18, 2009.
César Aguilar (Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Mexico) Rodrigo
Alarcón (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico) Carme
Bach (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain) Héctor Jiménez
(Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico) Horacio Saggion
(University of Sheffield, United Kingdom)
CO-CHAIRS: Gerardo Sierra (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de
México, Mexico) Caroline Barrière (Institute for Information
Technology, National Research Council of Canada)
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