Workshop on Semantic Relations-II. Enhancing Resources and Applications -- FINAL CFP

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Call for Papers
Lütfi Kirdar Istanbul Exhibition and Congress Centre
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
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Submission Deadline: 
Friday, 2 March 2012

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LAST Call for Papers
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Workshop on Semantic Relations-II. Enhancing Resources and Applications

22 May, Lütfi Kirdar Istanbul Exhibition and Congress Centre, Istanbul,

Paper submission deadline: 2nd March 2012
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Building on the interest in semantic relations manifested by the
participants to the first workshop Semantic Relations. Theory and
Applications (held in conjunction with LREC2010) and by the large
scientific community of linguists and engineers, we organize a second
edition, "Semantic Relations-II. Enhancing Resources and Applications",
with the aim of highlighting the benefits resources development and
practical tasks in NLP have from and for the studies in lexical
Lexical-semantic relations are organizing principles of the lexicon.
Linguists have been more concerned with the definition, characterization
and classification of semantic relations, the focus being on their
paradigmatic aspects. Corpus linguistics offers the material and tools
for grounding theories of semantic relations in the empirical analysis
of usage and phraseology, for investigating syntagmatic aspects of
semantic relations, which are exploited for various tasks in
computational linguistics, such as Information Retrieval, Information
Extraction, Question Answering, summarization, text generation and
Recently, semantic relations within compounds, between simplex and
compounds, between stems and derived words have been dedicated in-depth
analyses due to their importance for natural language understanding,
rephrasing and generation.
In this workshop we will highlight the interrelation between
theoretical and practical aspects in the study of semantic relations, a
theme with important benefits for both theoretical and computational
The intended audience for our workshop is represented by both linguists
and computer scientists interested in theoretical and practical aspects
of semantic relations. The aim is to highlight the various ways in which
lexical-semantic relations can enhance language resources and the
results of various applications using them.

Topics of the workshop will include, but are not limited to:
- Co-occurrence and semantic relations
- Semantic resources for discourse analysis
- Extraction of semantic relations from various sources
- Exploitation of semantic relations in NLP applications
- Knowledge representation and semantic relations
- Lexical semantics and word sense
- Semantic relations and word formation (compounding and derivation)
- Semantic relations and language learning and acquisition
- Semantic relations in Natural Language Generation applications
- Semantic relations and terminology
- WordNet and WordNet-like resources

Invited speaker
Our invited speaker, professor Patrick Hanks, will talk about "Mapping
Semantic Relations onto Pattern of Word Use using Corpus Evidence".

Papers will be submitted to the workshop via the START LREC Conference
Manager, under
Authors should submit a PDF file of no more than 10 pages, following
the LREC conference formatting details. Papers will be blindly reviewed
by three members of the Program Committee, that is why the author(s)’s
names and affiliation(s) should not appear in the paper.
Accepted papers will be published in the workshop Proceedings.
When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will be asked to
provide essential information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e.
also technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used
for the work described in the paper or are a new result of your
For further information on this new initiative, please refer to

Important dates
Paper submission: 2nd March 2012
Notification of acceptance: 23rd March 2012
Camera-ready papers: 30th March 2012
Workshop: 22nd May 2012

Program Committee
Eduard Barbu, CIMEC (Italy)
Antonio Branco, FCL (Portugal)
Elena Cabrio, INRIA (France)
Corina Forascu, UAIC (Romania)
Nuria Gala, LIF-CNRS (France)
Patrick Hanks, UWE (UK)
Amac Herdagdelen, Crimson Hexagon (USA)
Diana Inkpen, University of Ottawa (Canada)
Radu Ion, RACAI (Romania)
Elisabetta Jezek , Universita di Pavia (Italy)
Svetla Koeva, Institute for Bulgarian Language (Bulgaria)
Gerhard Kremer, Institut fuer Computerlinguistik, Universitaet
Heidelberg (Germany)
Hristina Kukova, Institute for Bulgarian Language (Bulgaria)
Claudia Kunze, Qualisys GmbH (Germany)
Svetlozara Leseva, Institute for Bulgarian Language (Bulgaria)
Bernardo Magnini, FBK-IRST (Italy)
Emanuela Pianta, FBK-IRST (Italy)
Reinhard Rapp, University of Leeds (UK)
Didier Schwab, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble (France)
Carlo Strapparava, FBK-IRST (Italy)
Sara Tonelli, FBK-IRST (Italy)
Dan Tufis, RACAI (Romania)
Michael Zock, CNRS&LIF (France)

Contact person
Please email vergi AT racai DOT ro if you have any questions regarding
this workshop.

Organizing Committee:
Verginica Barbu Mititelu
Romanian Academy Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Octavian Popescu
Human Language Technology Group, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Viktor Pekar
Dictionaries Dept, Academic Division, Oxford University Press