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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   Special Issue of Lingvisticae Investigationes on Named Entities
From:   Elisabete Ranchhod
Email:   elisabete.ranchhod_(on)_mail.telepac.pt
Date received:   09 Jun 2006
Deadline:   29 Dec 2006

First Call for Papers Named Entities: Recognition, Classification and Use Special Issue of Lingvisticae Investigationes Special issue website: http://www.linguateca.pt/Forum/SpecialIssueNERLingInv.html This special topic issue of the journal Lingvisticae Investigationes is scheduled to come out in early 2008 on the broad topic of Named Entities. The aim is to bring out innovative papers on the issues and advances in Named Entity recognition, classification and use, and how Named Entities could be handled more effectively in a variety of NLP applications. GUEST EDITORS ------------- The guest editors for this special issue will be (in alphabetical order): Elisabete Ranchhod University of Lisbon Diana Santos SINTEF ICT Satoshi Sekine New York University BACKGROUND ---------- Since the MUC Conferences about Information Extraction, Named Entity Recognition and Classification (NERC) is a well-established task in the NLP community and is regarded as a crucial technology for many NLP applications. The definition of what is a Named Entity (NE), however, still remains an overt question. NEs include classical classes of proper names (persons, organizations, geographic locations, geo-political entities) and numeric expressions (time, currencies, percentages). However, the correct identification and classification of single and multiword domain specific expressions (e.g., disease names, biological agents causing health problems, drugs used in disease treatment) should be an important issue for a number of NLP applications (IE, MT, QA, etc.) and dealing with these questions has become part and parcel of the problems dealt by the NE camp. Likewise, reference to definite events or entities no longer referenced as proper names in text, as encompassed by the ACE program, has long been accepted as part of the NER discipline. TOPICS ------ The guest editors seek papers on original and unpublished research on all aspects of NE recognition, classification, and use. Special topics of interest include, but are not limited to: * Real applications that employ NERC technology * Linguistic properties of proper names * Resources (lexicons, grammars, gazetteers, ontologies) for NERC * The relevance of NERC as a subtask in NLP applications (e.g. question-answering (QA), information retrieval (IR), summarization, machine translation (MT)) * Evaluation of NERC systems and of the import of NERC in larger applications * Cross-language issues in named entity research * Philosophical and methodological concerns in NERC * NEs in speech and transcribed speech and other media * Tools for rapid development of NERC resources * Learning of NERC rules * Domain adaptability of NERC systems GUEST SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE (still in the process of being finalized). -------------------- Roberto Basili Eckhard Bick Robert Gaizauskas Dimitrios Kokkinakis Elisabete Ranchhod Diana Santos Satoshi Sekine Christa Womser-Hacker THE JOURNAL ----------- LI (Lingvisticae Investigationes) is a thirty year old international journal, founded by Maurice Gross. It is published and distributed by John Benjamins Publishing Company. See http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_seriesview.cgi?series=LI or http://infolingu.univ-mlv.fr/LI/LINGVISTICAEINVESTIGATIONES.html. SUBMISSION INFORMATION ---------------------- Manuscripts must be submitted in English. The format for submissions can be found at http://infolingu.univ-mlv.fr/LI/LINGVISTICAEINVESTIGATIONES.html, more specifically at Submission. Paper Submission Contributions (20 pages maximum) have to be sent by e-mail, in PDF format, to the three addresses below: Elisabete Ranchhod, elisabete.ranchhod_(on)_mail.telepac.pt Diana Santos, Diana.Santos_(on)_sintef.no Satoshi Sekine, sekine_(on)_cs.nyu.edu IMPORTANT DATES --------------- Deadline for submission: 29/12/2006 Notification to authors: 16/02/2007 Final version of the papers due: 30/03/2007 Special issue website: http://www.linguateca.pt/Forum/SpecialIssueNERLingInv.html _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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