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WNACP 2015 : 1st Workshop on NLP Applications: completing the puzzle


When Jun 16, 2015 - Jun 16, 2015
Where Passau, Germany
Submission Deadline May 1, 2015
Notification Due May 20, 2015
Final Version Due Jun 1, 2015
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers

1st Workshop on NLP Applications: completing the puzzle
Held in conjunction with NLDB'2015
Passau, Germany
16th June 2015

The Natural Language and Computational Linguistics communities have
traditionally faced different problems with specific approaches and
mostly in either an isolated manner or in a pipeline way. Both
approaches suffer from problems that affect the performance and lead
to sub-optimal solutions. Another aspect that seems to be not fully
considered is the role of the context, which is too often considered
as a simple narrow bag-of-words. This is clearly not enough in some
cases where the key information is to be found considering a broader
view of the document or even outside of this document (background

We propose to see Natural Language Processing as a big puzzle. The
different tasks are small pieces that must fit perfectly in order to
build an overall puzzle that represents the interpretation of a
document or a text. Following the puzzle analogy, the pieces can not
be considered in isolation. Moreover, sometimes external information
is required to complete the puzzle, as for example knowing what is
depicted in the puzzle to get clues about how to put the pieces

Hence, the scope of the work is bringing together approaches that
consider in different ways the ideas mentioned before. For instance,
approaches trying to solve several NLP task at the same time and
mutually using the information among the specific subtasks to reach a
good overall solution. Other interesting research would be using
external knowledge resources (such as DBpedia, Wikipedia or the Web),
in order to extract background and real-world information that
could be used to understand texts and solve NLP problems.

Topics of interest
We invite submissions on topics that include, but are not limited to, the
* Dealing with more than one NLP task
* Using background information, external sources and Linked Data
* Combining different external resources
* Modeling the context considering scopes larger than the sentence
* Processing multiple documents and linking information across them
* Influence of the domain and building domain specific resources to help
NLP applications

Submission information
Authors are invited to submit original work, they should follow the
LNCS format ( LaTeX2e
recommended) and submit their manuscripts in PDF via Easychair

The maximum length of the papers is 6 pages, plus one extra page for
references. We encourage authors to make their software and
experiments data available, and include links in their contributions
to allow the reproducibility of the experiments and reuse of work by
the NLP community.

All submitted papers will follow a single-blind review by at least 2
reviewers and the proceedings will be published in the free
open-access publication service CEUR (ISSN 1613-0073)

To contact the WNACP-20155 organization team, please send an e-mail

Important dates
- Submission: 1 May 2015
- Notification: 20 May 2015
- Camera Ready: 1 June 2015
- Workshop: 16 June 205

Organising committee
* Ruben Izquierdo. VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* Piek Vossen. VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* German Rigau. University of the Basque Country, Spain
* Marten Postma. VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Program committee
* Alexandra Balahur. European Commission, Joint Research Center, Italy
* Mark Stevenson. University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
* Oscar Ferrández. Nuance Communications, United States
* Zornitsa Kozareva. Yahoo! Labs, United States
* Thierry Declerck. DFKI GmbH, Germany
* Stelios Piperidis. Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Greece
* Gunter Neumann. DFKI, Germany
* Gemma Boleda. Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
* Francesca Frontini. University Pierre et Marie Curie, France
* Enrique Alfonseca. Google Research, Switzerland
* David Tomás. University of Alicante, Spain
* L. Alfonso Ureña. University of Jaén, Spain
* Els Lefever.Ghent University, Belgium
* Paulo Quaresma. University of Evora, Portugal
* Rodrigo Agerri. University of the Basque Country, Spain
* Aitor Soroa. University of the Basque Country, Spain
* Monica Monachini. CNR/ILC, Italy
* Antonio Toral. Dublin City University, Ireland
* Montse Cuadros. Vicomtech IK4 Research Center, Spain
* Maurizio Tesconi. CNR/IIT, Italy
* Francesco Ronzano. Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
* Filip Ilievski. VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* Estela Saquete. University of Alicante, Spain
* Rafael Muñoz. University of Alicante, Spain
* Andrea Marchetti. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
* Lluís Padró. Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
* Muntsa Padró. Nuance Communications, Canada
* Carlo Alipandri. Synthema srl, Italy
* Minh Le. VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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