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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   Senseval-2 -- Toulouse -- July 5-6
From:   Phil Edmonds
Email:   phil_(on)_sharp.co.uk
Date received:   28 May 2001
Start date:   05 Jul 2001

*** DO YOU HAVE A WORD SENSE DISAMBIGUATION SYSTEM? *** --!-- CALL FOR PARTICIPATION SENSEVAL-2 Second International Workshop on Evaluating Word Sense Disambiguation Systems www.sle.sharp.co.uk/senseval2 JULY 5-6, 2001, TOULOUSE An ACL SIGLEX Event Also supported by EURALEX, ELSNET, and EPSRC (grant GR/RO2337/01) --!-- The purpose of SENSEVAL is to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of such programs with respect to different words, different varieties of language, and different languages. THE COMPETITION Do you have a word sense disambiguation system? Is it the best one? You can find out by competing in Senseval-2. The competition window runs from May 18 - June 18, so there is still plenty of time to participate. See the schedule on the website for details (http://www.sle.sharp.co.uk/senseval2 ). You must register your system first (if you haven't already). WORKSHOP: 5-6 July 2001 - Toulouse, France The SENSEVAL-2 Workshop will be held on July 5-6, in conjunction with ACL/EACL 2001 in Toulouse, France. Its purpose is to examine the results of the competition, to discuss the state-of-the-art in sense-tagging, and to suggest directions for the future of SENSEVAL. * Register here: http://www.irit.fr/ACTIVITES/EQ_ILPL/ aclWeb/acl2001.html * Early registration: by May 24 (lower registration fee) * Late registration: May 25 - June 24 * After June 24th, registration will be on site only ========================================================================== PRELIMINARY PROGRAM (as of May 22) Day 1 (July 5) Senseval-2 Project Meeting - is open to only those directly involved: competitors, organizers, sponsors, etc. (email senseval-coord_(on)_sharp.co.uk if you're not sure.) Day 2 (July 6) Senseval-2 Workshop - open to all Session 1: Introduction and summary of results Session 2: Panel: Making sense distinctions Do systems have problems with the same sense distinctions that people do - or which examples will the systems never get - where will the glass ceiling be? Lunch Session 3: Panel: Using WSD in real applications Panelists from companies working in Machine Translation, Information Extraction and Information Retrieval will address the questions: - Why does your company use/not use current WSD technology? - What aspects of current/recent WSD work look helpful/unhelpful to the needs of your company's applications? Session 4: Panel: Standardizing and linking Wordnets Standardizing and linking Wordnets with particular attention to word sense inventory, representation, and distinction. Panelists: Christiane Fellbaum, Nicoletta Calzolari, Philip Resnik, Julio Gonzalo, Karel Pala. Session 5: Wrap-up ========================================================================== CONTACTS Website: www.sle.sharp.co.uk/senseval2 Discussion list: For current information and discussion join senseval-discuss_(on)_sharp.co.uk (send mail to Phil Edmonds <phil_(on)_sharp.co.uk> to join/leave) ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE Scott Cotton University of Pennsylvania Phil Edmonds Sharp Laboratories of Europe Adam Kilgarriff ITRI, University of Brighton Martha Palmer University of Pennsylvania For questions about SENSEVAL-2 please email to senseval-coord_(on)_sharp.co.uk
 

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