The 7th Global Wordnet Conference

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
Philosophicum (Jakobi 2, Tartu)
Saturday, 25 January 2014 to Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Piek Vossen
Christiane Fellbaum
Heili Orav
Submission Deadline: 
Friday, 6 September 2013

The Global Wordnet Association is pleased to announce the 7th International Global Wordnet Conference (GWC2014).

Local organization: Heili Orav, University of Tartu.

Details about the Association and the full announcement for the conference can be found on the GWA website ( and on the conference website:

The seventh Global Wordnet Conference will include a workshop with the special theme 'relations'. Relations are the backbone of semantic networks like wordnets and logical constructs such as ontologies. For many wordnets, intuive notions of semantic and lexical relations have been applied, often backed by tests based on lexical-semantic patterns (e.g., Cruse 1989). But comparisons show that a given label, such as synonymy or antonymy, can covers a range of different relations and that lexicographers are prone to interpret such relations more widely or narrowly. Furthermore, not all wordnets include the same relations, raising the questions as to an optimal set that can serve a broad range of applications.

The aim of the workshop is to work towards a consensus and greater consistency in distinguishing, labeling and applying relations when building resources. Questions to be addressed include, but are not limited to the following:

(a) How can relations among individual word forms and sets of word forms be defined?
(b) What is the optimal number and grainedness of such relations, in particular for different applications? Should there be systematic mappings of coarser and finer grained shades of one given relation?
(b) How can lexical and semantic relations be consistently distinguished and implemented by human lexicographers and automatic systems?
(c) What are reliable sources and techniques for extracting related word forms from corpora?
(d) Can a uniform nomenclature be agreed on and adopted for wordnets and other lexical resources as well as ontologies?
(e) (How) can equivalence of relations across languages be determined and quantified?

We aim to address these questions with reference to both paradigmatic and syntagmatic relations.

In addition to the workshop, we also welcome papers addressing the general wordnet topics listed, but not limited to, the ones below.

Linguistics and lexical semantics, including:
In depth analysis of Semantic Relations,
Determining and representing word meanings (definitions, relations, semantic components, co-occurrence statistics, etc.)
Necessity and Completeness issues.
Ontologies and wordnets.
The lexicon and wordnets.
Architecture of lexical databases, including:
Language independent and language dependent components
Tools and Methods for Wordnet Development, including:
User and Data entry interface, organization,
Extending and enriching wordnets
WordNet as a lexical resource and component of NLP and MT, including:
Word sense disambiguation using wordnet,
Ontologies and WordNet,
The Lexicon and WordNet
Applications of WordNet, including:
Information Extraction and Retrieval,
Document Structuring and Categorization,
Automatic Hyperlinking
Language Teaching,
Psycholinguistic Applications
Standardization, distribution and availability of wordnets and wordnet tools.

Presentations will fall into one of the following categories:

long papers (30 mins)
short papers (15 mins)
project reports (10 mins)
demonstrations (20 mins)

Submissions will have to state one of the preferred categories. Acceptance may be subject to changes in the category of the presentation, e.g. a long paper submission may be accepted as a short paper.

Final papers should be submitted in electronic form (PDF only):

Long papers should be limited to 8 pages,
Demonstration papers must be at most 5 pages text and can have additional 3 pages screen dumps or images;
Short papers and project descriptions should be limited to 5 pages.

Papers need to be submitted to the EasyChair website:

GWA 2014 Easy Chair site:

The format of the paper is in ACL format (PDF):

ACL 2010 paper formats:

The conference program will include oral presentations and demonstration sessions with sufficient time for discussions of the issues raised.

The deadline for submissions is September 6, 2013. Decisions regarding acceptance will be announced to the authors by end of September. Final papers are due at October 11.

Important note: Inclusion of accepted submissions into the final program and the proceedings is contingent upon at least one author's registration. Late registration and on site registration for participants is possible without inclusion of the paper and without presentation.
Important dates:

September 6, 2013 Deadline for paper submission
September 27, 2013 Notification of acceptance
October 11, 2013 Final version due
October 14, 2013 Registration opens
November 15, 2013 Registration closes for author(s) of papers to be included in the proceedings
January 25-29, 2014 Conference

Conference Chairs:

Christiane Fellbaum
Piek Vossen

Local Organizing Chair:

Heili Orav

Program committee:

Heili Orav - University of Tartu
Hitoshi Isahara - Toyohashi University of Technology
Kyoko Kanzaki - Communications Research Laboratory
Christiane Fellbaum - Princeton University
Piek Vossen - University of Amsterdam
Adam Kilgarriff - Lexical Computing Ltd
Adam Pease - Articulate Software, USA
Ales Horak - Masaryk University
Darja Fiser - University of Ljubljana
Bernado Magnini - Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Gloria Vasquez - Lleida University, Spain
Peter Schulam - Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
Eneko Agirre - University of the Basque Country
Karel Pala - Masaryk University
Ted Pedersen - University of Minnesota
Francis Bond - Nanyang Technological University
Bolette Pedersen - University of Copenhagen
Sanni Nimb - Society for Danish Language and Literature
German Rigau - TALP Research Center, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
Horacio Rodriguez - Universitat Polit ecnica de Catalunya
Virach Sornlertlamvanich - National Electronics and Computer Technology Center
Maciej Piasecki - Wroclaw University of Technology
Zygmunt Vetulani - Adam Mickiewicz University
Sonja Bosch - University of South Africa
Margit Langemets - Institute of the Estonian Language
Kaarel Kaljurand - University of Zurich
Haldur Õim - University of Tartu
Kadri Vider - Center of Estonian Language Resources
Antske Fokkens - VU University Amsterdam
Marieke van Erp - VU University Amsterdam
Ruben Izquierdo - VU University Amsterdam
Agata Cybulska - VU University Amsterdam