14.0102 ACL workshop on word senses and multi-linguality

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 102.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2000 10:17:43 +0100
             From: "Nancy M. Ide" <ide@cs.vassar.edu>
             Subject: ACL 200 Workshop: WORD SENSES AND MULTI-LINGUALITY

                                ACL 2000 Workshop

                         WORD SENSES AND MULTI-LINGUALITY

         Sponsored by the ACL Special Interest Group for the Lexicon (SIGLEX)

                         October 2000 (following ACL'2000)
                  Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


    With an increasingly global economy and the explosive growth of the
    "World" in "World Wide Web", the computational linguistics community
    is faced as never before with the challenges and opportunities of
    multi-linguality. At the same time, the community has returned with
    renewed enthusiasm to problems of word meaning, especially the
    delineation and discrimination of word senses. An intimate
    relationship between the two issues is becoming apparent -- for
    example, in the consideration of translation equivalence in parallel
    corpora, the construction of multilingual ontologies, and the
    examination of senses in relation to specific natural language
    applications such as machine translation, information retrieval,
    summarization, etc. The issue of multi-lingual approaches to sense
    distinctions was also a central topic of discussion at the first
    SENSEVAL conference in 1998, and is one of the areas to be covered at
    SENSEVAL-2 (to be held in Spring 2001).

    This workshop is intended to address problems of word sense
    disambiguation and delineation of appropriate sense distinctions, with
    specific emphasis on approaches that involve more than one language
    and the ways in which observations about cross-linguistic equivalence
    affect our consideration of sense divisions in the individual
    languages. More generally, we seek to foster discussion and exchanges
    of insight in any area of computational linguistics where a
    non-monolingual approach to word sense issues is being taken.

    Some example topics include

        o multi-lingual sense inventories and systems, e.g. EuroWordNet,
        o use of parallel corpora in investigating word sense issues
        o word senses and cross-language information retrieval
        o word senses and machine translation
        o comparative lexical semantics

    We will also consider submission on issues in mono-lingual lexical
    semantics relevant to sense distinctions, but priority will be given
    to papers addressing multi-lingual approaches.

    Where and when

    The workshop will be held for a full day on either October 7 or 8,
    following the main ACL conference October 3-6. The venue will be
    the same as for ACL 2000.


    Submissions are limited to original, unpublished work. Papers may
    not exceed 3200 words (exclusive of title page and references).
    They must be received by July 31, 2000, in hard copy (4 copies)
    OR postscript OR rtf format. Electronic submissions should be sent to
    siglex-ws@cs.vassar.edu. Hard copies should be mailed to:

    SIGLEX Workshop Submission
    Department of Computer Science
    Vassar College
    Poughkeepsie, New York 12604-0250

    Important Dates

    Submission (of full-length paper) August 10
    Acceptance notice August 31
    Camera-ready paper due September 15
    Workshop date October 7 or 8


    Nancy Ide, Vassar College
    Charles Fillmore, UC Berkeley and ICSI
    Philip Resnik, University of Maryland
    David Yarowsky, Johns Hopkins University

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