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

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Thursday, 12 July 2012 to Friday, 13 July 2012
Republic of Korea
Iryna Gurevych
Jungi Kim
Submission Deadline: 
Sunday, 18 March 2012

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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 tools;
* 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 resources;
* 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.

Though the workshop welcomes any CSRs-related topics, preference will be given
to submissions on CSRs' application to NLP tasks, which is the special interest
of this workshop edition. Thereby, we encourage the participation of researchers
with various backgrounds: from computational linguistics (e.g. parsing and
discourse analysis) to NLP applications and other areas that might benefit from
collaboratively constructed semantic resources. Given that we receive a
sufficient number of tutorial-like submissions, a dedicated presentation session
for those will be scheduled.

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 12-13, 2012 ACL 2012 Workshops


Iryna Gurevych Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab, TU Darmstadt
Nicoletta Calzolari Zamorani Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale, CNR
Jungi Kim Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab, TU Darmstadt

===Program Committee===

Andras Csomai Google Inc.
Andreas Hotho Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
Anette Frank Heidelberg University
Benno Stein Bauhaus University Weimar
Christian Meyer Technische Universität Darmstadt
David Milne University of Waikato
Delphine Bernhard University of Strasbourg
Diana McCarthy Lexical Computing Ltd, UK
Donald Metzler Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California
Emily Pitler University of Pennsylvania
Ernesto William De Luca Technische Universität Berlin
Florian Laws University of Stuttgart
Gerard de Melo UC Berkeley
German Rigau University of the Basque Country
Graeme Hirst University of Toronto
Günter Neumann DFKI Saarbrücken
Ido Dagan Bar Ilan University
John McCrae University of Bielefeld
Jong-Hyeok Lee Pohang University of Science and Technology
Judith Eckle-Kohler Technische Universität Darmstadt
Key-Sun Choi Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Magnus Sahlgren Swedish Institute of Computer Science
Manfred Stede Universität Potsdam
Massimo Poesio University of Essex
Omar Alonso Microsoft Bing
Paul Buitelaar DERI, National University of Ireland, Galway
Rene Witte Concordia University Montréal
Roxana Girju University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Saif Mohammad National Research Council Canada
Shuming Shi Microsoft Research
Sören Auer Leipzig University
Tat-Seng Chua National University of Singapore
Tonio Wandmacher SYSTRAN, Paris, France
Zornitsa Kozareva Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California