5th International Conference on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Thursday, 17 September 2009 to Saturday, 19 September 2009
Submission Deadline: 
Monday, 1 June 2009

GL2009: Generative Lexicons: From Theory to Implementation

First Call for Papers GL2009

5th International Conference on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon


Pierrette Bouillon (ETI/TIM/ISSCO, University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Nicoletta Calzolari (Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale del CNR, Pisa,
Kyoko Kanzaki (National Institute of Information and Communications
Technology, Kyoto, Japan)
Anna Rumshisky (LLC, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. USA)

Date: Sept. 17-19 2009

Location: CNR, Pisa, Italy

This year's GL conference will be in a new format, combining both an
open call for papers and a workshop on semantic annotation. The
annotation workshop will address the following three tasks:

1. Compositional mechanisms of argument selection and coercion
2. The role of qualia in argument selection and modification constructions
3. Type selection in modification of dot objects (complex types)

The workshop is intended to provide feedback and training for the
2010 SemEval "Argument Selection and Coercion" task, which focuses on
identifying the compositional operations involved in argument
selection by a predicate.

The goal of the GL conferences is to bring together diverse
contributions from theoretical and computational linguistics, computer
science, cognitive science, and lexicography, which explore compositionality
from the
point of view of generative approaches to the lexicon. Historically,
contributions have assumed, as a starting point, the view outlined in
Generative Lexicon theory (Pustejovsky, 1995, 2001). Topics include:

- Polysemy and sense shifting
- Co-compositionality and creation of new word senses
- Type coercion and argument selection phenomena
- Argument realization: mapping from lexicon to syntax
- Cognitive foundations for semantic categories
- The trade-off between pragmatics and lexical knowledge
- Presupposition and commonsense knowledge
- Underspecification and word sense disambiguation

These topics can be approached from either a theoretical or
computational perspective. Computational issues relating to the above
phenomena include:

- Automatic knowledge acquisition
- Computational models of compositional phenomena
- Robust semantic annotation
- Evaluation of algorithms and annotation schemes

The conference will be held over a period of three days. The first
day will be devoted to the annotation workshop and the second day to
conference papers. The final day will be dedicated to the
presentation of results from the workshop and an open discussion of
remaining issues.

Invited Speakers:

Program Committee:

Nicholas Asher (CNRS, Toulouse, France)
Toni Badia (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)
Marco Baroni (University of Trento, Trento, Italy)
Olga Batiukova (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain)
Bran Boguraev (IBM, Yorktown Heights, NY USA)
Laurence Danlos (Universite Paris 7 and Loria, Paris, France)
Katrin Erk (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton University, Princeton, NJ USA)
Chu-Ren Huang (Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan)
Nancy Ide (Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY USA)
Hitoshi Isahara (NICT, Kyoto, Japan)
Jacques Jayez (ENS-LSH, Lyon, France)
Elisabetta Jezek (Universita di Pavia, Pavia, Italy)
Alex Lascarides (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK)
Chungmin Lee (Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea)
Alessandro Lenci (Universita di Pisa, Pisa, Italy)
Louise McNally (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)
Seungho Nam (Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea)
Fiammetta Namer (ATILF-CNRS, University of Nancy, Nancy, France)
Naoyuki Ono (Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan)
Martha Palmer (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO USA)
Massimo Poesio (University of Trento, Trento, Italy)
James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University, Waltham, MA USA)
Valeria Quochi (Istituto Di Linguistica Computazionale, Pisa, Italy)
Laure Vieu (Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, France)
Nianwen Xue (Brandeis University, Waltham, MA USA)

For submission details and further information, see www.gl2009.org.

Important dates:

Papers due: June 1, 2009
Acceptance notice: July 1, 2009
Camera-ready version due: August 1, 2009
Conference: Sept. 17-19, 2009

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Anna Rumshisky
Postdoctoral Researcher
Computer Science Department
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02454 USA
Email: arum@cs.brandeis.edu
Fax: 1-781-736-2741