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LexSem+Logics 2016 : Lexical Semantics and Logics Workshop 2016


When Jul 12, 2016 - Jul 12, 2016
Where Tomar, Portugal
Submission Deadline Mar 31, 2016
Notification Due May 13, 2016
Final Version Due May 27, 2016
Categories    NLP   natural language processing   semantics   ontology

Call For Papers

LexSem+Logics 2016
(Third Workshop on Logics and Ontologies)
(First Workshop on Lexical Semantics for Lesser-Resourced Languages)

13th July 2016
Tomar, Portugal (co-located with PROPOR2016)

Aims and Scope:

Lexical semantics continues to play an important role in driving research directions in NLP, with the recognition and understanding of context becoming increasingly important in delivering successful outcomes in NLP tasks. Areas such as word sense and named entity disambiguation, coreference resolution and the creation and maintenance of dictionaries, annotated corpora and resources have been the cornerstones of lexical semantics research and produced a wealth of contextual information that NLP processes can exploit. New efforts both to link and construct from scratch such information - as Linked Open Data or by way of formal tools coming from logic, ontologies and automated reasoning - have increased the interoperability and accessibility of resources for NLP, lexical semantics and computational semantics in general - even in those languages for which they have previously been limited.

LexSem-Logics 2016 combines the 1st Workshop on Lexical Semantics for Lesser-Resources Languages and the 3rd Workshop on Logics and Ontologies. Its aim is to bring together researchers interested in a range of topics across these two areas – advances in the recognition and disambiguation of lexical semantic units, exploiting new or existing tools for resolving lexical semantic issues in NLP, formal approaches on dealing with semantics, the combination of logical and statistical methods for acquiring and using ontologies for computational semantics, and many more. While the workshop will be co-located with PROPOR2016 and papers focusing on Portuguese are of course of interest, we encourage submissions that focus on any language for which lexical resources have traditionally been scarce.

LexSem+Logics 2016 is endorsed by SIGLEX – ACL Special Interest Group on the Lexicon.

Call for Papers:

The organizers invite submissions of up to 8 pages (+2 for references) on a range of topics, including (but not limited to):

--- recognition, classification and disambiguation of lexical semantic units
--- extracting knowledge using lexical semantic units
--- ontologies, datasets and representations of knowledge
--- logic for semantics of lexical semantic units, sentences, discourse and dialog
--- formal tools in ontology creation, re-use and evaluation
--- formal tools in textual inference, such as logics for natural language inference
--- formal approaches to unifying data-driven and declarative approaches to semantics
--- (open) linking of ontologies, resources and datasets

The proceedings will be made available on the workshop's website by the date of the workshop itself, as well as on a yet-to-decided online open-access publication repository. Hard copies will also be provided to attendees.

For more information, please see

Important Dates:

--- 15th April - deadline for submissions
--- 13th May - notification of authors
--- 27th May - camera-ready deadline
--- 13th July - workshop

Organizing Committee:

--- Steven Neale (chair) - University of Lisbon, Portugal
--- Valeria de Paiva - Nuance Communications, USA
--- Arantxa Otegi - University of the Basque Country, Spain
--- Alexandre Rademaker - IBM Research Lab & FGV/EMAp, Brazil

Program Committee:

--- Claudia Freitas - PUC-Rio, Brazil
--- Nuno Mamede - INESC-ID, Portugal
--- Gerard de Melo - Tsinghua University, China
--- Hugo Oliveira - University of Coimbra, Portugal
--- Petya Osenova - Bulgarian Academy of the Sciences, Bulgaria
--- Thiago Pardo - University of São Paulo (São Carlos), Brazil
--- Adam Pease - Articulate Software, USA
--- Livy Real - IBM Research Lab, Brazil
--- Kiril Simov - Bulgarian Academy of the Sciences, Bulgaria

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