ACL 2014 Workshop on Semantic Parsing

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Call for Papers
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Co-Located with ACL 2014
Thursday, 26 June 2014
Submission Deadline: 
Monday, 31 March 2014

ACL 2014 Workshop on Semantic Parsing (SP14)
June 26, 2014
Baltimore, MD

Semantic parsers map sentences to formal representations of their underlying meaning. Recently, algorithms have been developed to learn to recover increasingly expressive representations with ever weaker forms of supervision. These advances have enabled many applications, including question answering, relation extraction, robot control, interpreting instructions, and generating programs.

This workshop, collocated with ACL 2014, aims to achieve two goals. First, to bring together researchers in the field to discuss the state of the art and opportunities for future research. Second, to create a stage for presenting the variety of current approaches, thereby providing a unique opportunity for new entrants to the field.

== Invited Speakers ==

Marco Baroni (Trento)
Percy Liang (Stanford)
Raymond Mooney (UT Austin)
Hoifung Poon (MSR)
Mark Steedman (Edinburgh)
Stefanie Tellex (Bronw)
Luke Zettlemoyer (UW)

== Call for Submissions ==

Submissions are encouraged to discuss visionary and adventurous research directions. Three exceptional submissions will be awarded Google Exceptional Submission Awards. All accepted submissions will be presented as posters. Additionally, a small number of selected submissions will be presented orally.

We seek submissions of 2-4 page abstracts on semantic parsing. Topics of interest include, but not limited to:
- Situated language understanding in interactive systems, such as question answering, robot control and interpreting instructions.
- Algorithms for learning semantic parsers.
- Efficient inference for semantic parsing.
- Using compositional distributional semantic representations and methods for semantic parsing.
- Logical representations of language and their use in learned systems.
- Semantic parsing for information extraction.
- Using semantic parsers for other NLP tasks, such as machine translation, co-reference resolution and summarization.
- Using semantic parsing methods and representations for language generation.
- Novel domains and resources for training and evaluating semantic parsers.
- Using tools, such as morphology analyzers and taggers, to improve semantic parsing.

Each submission must be anonymized and contain a title and abstract text. Abstracts on work published or submitted elsewhere are welcome. Please submit your papers at
To encourage inclusiveness and the presentation of speculative and recent work, inclusion in the conference proceedings is optional.

== Important Dates ==

* 31 March 2014: Abstracts due
* 21 April 2014: Notification of acceptance
* 28 April 2014: Camera-ready and final abstracts due
* 26 June 2014: Workshop Dates

== Organizers ==

Yoav Artzi (UW)
Tom Kwiatkowski (UW)
Jonathan Berant (Stanford)

== Steering Committee ==

Percy Liang (Stanford)
Jakob Uszkoreit (Google)
Luke Zettlemoyer (UW)

== Program Committee ==

John Blitzer (Google)
Johan Bos (Groningen)
Qingqing Cai (Temple)
Stephen Clark (Cambridge)
Dipanjan Das (Google)
Anthony Fader (UW)
Nicholas FitzGerald (UW)
Dan Goldwasser (Maryland)
Jayant Krishnamurthy (CMU)
Nate Kushman (MIT)
Mike Lewis (Edinburgh)
Smaranda Muresan (Columbia)
Hoifung Poon (MSR)
Siva Reddy (Edinburgh)
Dan Roth (UIUC)
Andreas Vlachos (Cambridge)
Alexander Yates (Temple)

== Sponsor ==