3rd Workshop of the People's Web meets NLP: Collaboratively Constructed Semantic Resources and their Applications to NLP

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Friday, 13 July 2012
Republic of Korea
Iryna Gurevych
Nicoletta Calzolari Zamorani
Jungi Kim
Submission Deadline: 
Sunday, 18 March 2012

Recent recognition of Collaboratively Constructed Semantic Resources
(CSRs) has substantially contributed to the research in natural language
processing (NLP). The 3rd workshop "The People's Web meets NLP" invites
both long and short papers on various CSRs-related topics. Preference will
be given to submissions on CSRs' application to NLP tasks, which is the
special interest of this workshop edition. We also welcome tutorial-like
submissions on using the software for CSRs to facilitate their wide
adoption by the NLP community.

Specific topics include but are not limited to:
* Using collaboratively constructed resources and the information mined
from them for NLP tasks (cf. Section "References"), such as word sense
disambiguation, semantic role labeling, information retrieval, text
categorization, information extraction, question answering, etc.;
* Mining social and collaborative content for constructing structured
lexical semantic resources, annotated corpora and the corresponding
* Analyzing the structure of collaboratively constructed resources related
to their use in NLP;
* Computational linguistics studies of collaboratively constructed
resources, such as wiki-based platforms or folksonomies;
* Structural and semantic interoperability of collaboratively constructed
resources with conventional semantic resources and between themselves;
* Mining multilingual information from collaboratively constructed
* Using special features of collaboratively constructed resources to
create novel resource types, for example revision-based corpora,
simplified versions of resources, etc.;
* Quality and reliability of collaboratively constructed lexical semantic
resources and annotated corpora;
* Hands-on practical knowledge on utilization of CSR APIs and tools or
designing crowdsourcing procedures for high quality outcomes.

For details, please refer to the workshop website:

March 18, 2012 - Paper submission deadline (full and short)
April 16, 2012 - Notification of acceptance
April 30, 2012 - Camera-ready version due
July 13, 2012 - ACL 2012 Workshops