Granada Workshop Call for Papers

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Ivan A. Sag (sag@Csli.Stanford.EDU)
Mon, 12 Jan 98 18:35:28 PST


ADAPTING LEXICAL AND CORPUS RESOURCES TO SUBLANGUAGES AND APPLICATIONS a workshop to be held at the FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE RESOURCES AND EVALUATION GRANADA, SPAIN, 26 MAY 1998 The workshop will provide a forum for those researchers involved in the development of methods to integrate corpora and MRDs, with the aim of adding adaptive capabilities to existing linguistic resources. Organisers: Roberto Basili (University of Roma "Tor Vergata"), Roberta Catizone (University of Sheffield), Maria Teresa Pazienza (University of Roma "Tor Vergata"), Paola Velardi (University of Roma "La Sapienza), Yorick Wilks (University of Sheffield) WORKSHOP SCOPE AND AIMS Lexicons, i.e., those components of a NLP system that contain "computable" information about words, cannot be considered as static objects. Words may behave very differently in different domains, and there are language phenomena that do not generalize across sublanguages. Lexicons are a snapshot of a given stage of development of a language, normally provided without support for adaptation changes, whether caused by language creativity and development or the shift to such a previously unencountered domain. The divergence of corpus usages from lexical norms has been studied computationally at least since the late Sixties, but only recently has the availability of large on-line corpora made it possible to establish methods to cope systematically with this problem. An emerging branch of research is now involved in studies and experiments on corpus-driven linguistics, with the aim of complementing and extending earlier work on lexicon acquisition based on Machine Readable Dictionaries (MRD): data are extracted from texts, as embodiments of language in use, so as to capture lexical regularities and to code them into operational forms. The purpose of this workshop will be to provide an updated snapshot of current work in the area, and promote discussion of how to make progress. Central topics will be (though this list is in no way exclusive): * corpus-driven tuning of MRDs to optimize domain-specific inferences, * terminology and jargon acquisition, * sense extensions, * acquisition of preference or subcategorization information from corpora * taxonomy adaptation, * statistical weighting of senses etc. to domains * use of MRDs to provide explanations of linguistic phenomena in corpora * what is the scope of "lexical tuning" * the evaluation of lexical tuning as a separate task, or as part of a more generic task PROGRAM COMMITTEE Yorick Wilks University of Sheffield Roberta Catizone University of Sheffield Paola Velardi University of Roma "La Sapienza" Maria Teresa Pazienza University of Roma "Tor Vergata" Roberto Basili University of Roma "Tor Vergata" Bran Boguraev Brandeis University Sergei Nirenburg New Mexico State University James Pustejowsky Brandeis University Ralph Grishman New York University Christiane Fellbaum Princeton University PAPER SUBMISSION FORMATTING GUIDELINES: Papers should not exceed 4000 words or 10 pages. HARD COPIES: Three hard copies should be sent to: Paola Velardi Dipartimento di Scienza dell'Informazione via Salaria 113 00198 Roma Italy ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION: Electronic submission will be allowed in Poscript or Word per Mac or RTF. An ftp site will be available on demand. Authors should send an info email to Paola Velardi (velardi@dsi.uniroma1.it) even if they submit in paper form. An electronic submission should be accompanied by a plain ascii text. # NAME : Name of first author # TITLE: Title of the paper # PAGES: Number of pages # FILES: Name of file (if also submitted electronically) # NOTE : Anything you'd like to add # KEYS : Keywords # EMAIL: Email of the first author # ABSTR: Abstract of the paper # . . . . . . IMPORTANT DATES Paper Submission Deadline (Hard Copy/Electronic) February 20 Paper Notification March 20 Camera-Ready Papers Due April 15 L&CT workshop May 26 CONFERENCE INFORMATION General information about the conference is at: <http://www.icp.inpg.fr/ELRA/conflre.html> Specific queries about the conference should be directed to: LREC Secretariat Facultad de Traduccion e Interpretacion Dpto. de Traduccion e Interpretacion C/ Puentezuelas, 55 18002 Granada, SPAIN Tel: +34 58 24 41 00 - Fax: +34 58 24 41 04 reli98@goliat.ugr.es


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