Corpora: LREC 2002 Workshop on Wordnet Structures and Standardization

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    Workshop on Wordnet Structures and Standardization and how
    these affect Wordnet Applications and Evaluation

                  Workshop held in conjunction with the
    Third Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2002)
                          in Las Palmas, Spain

                              May 28, 2002

                            CALL FOR PAPERS

    Wordnets, which are structured along the lines of the Princeton
    WordNet, have become popular lexical-semantic resources in the
    field of language technology. Various initiatives to monolingual
    and multilingual wordnet construction have been launched
    (EuroWordNet, BalkaNet, Portuguese Wordnet etc.), and numerous
    language processing tasks rely on wordnet resources and their
    implicit knowledge structures.

    Existing wordnets vary as with respect to their stage of
    development, coverage of concepts, encoding principles of
    linguistic contents and semantic relations, and thus their
    applicability in different NLP tasks.
    Furthermore, language-specific peculiarities of wordnets
    have to be considered in the field of cross-lingual applications.
    Recently attempts have been made towards the construction of
    wordnets for the less-studied languages, which are in need of
    reliable standards, yielding at the same time new perspectives
    on wordnet construction.

    This one-day workshop emphasizes two major topics: wordnet
    structures for less-studied languages on the one hand, and wordnet
    standardization, evaluation and application on the other hand.
    The workshop aims at bringing together wordnet builders and wordnet
    appliers from academia and industries in order to integrate the
    efforts being made by different sites.

    One major topic focuses on wordnets for less-studied languages,
    i.e. Eastern European and Scandinavian languages which have
    recently started developing sementic networks in order to exchange
    new approaches for linguistic structures and architectures of
    semantic networks and communicate their preliminary results to a
    wider research community.

    The other major topic discusses standardization issues for wordnets
    and wordnet-related tools, as well as evaluation of wordnet
    resources and the information encoded in them, and experiences
    with wordnet applications in the area of information retrieval
    and sense tagging.

    Conference topics:

    - guidelines and methodologies for building wordnets;
    - new approaches to wordnet construction;
    - building of wordnets for less-studied languages;
    - architecture of semantic networks and its relationship
    to the language type;
    - semantic relations of less-studied languages and
    their representations;
    - structure as language-independent module;
    - applicability of WordNet assumptions to other language types;
    - standardization of wordnet specifications including the
    Interlingual Index as a universal index of meaning;
    - standardization of wordnet representations as with respect to
    metalanguages (XML, etc.);
    - compatibility issues with regard to different formal representations;
    - criteria and methods for verifying the content encoded in wordnets;
    - consistency checking, comparison and evaluation of wordnet modules;
    - evaluation of the value being added by integrating wordnets in
    natural language processing tasks;
    - experiences from sense-tagging with wordnets.


    Papers are invited that will describe existing research
    connected to the topics of the workshop. Each presentation
    will be 20 minutes long (15 minutes and 5 minutes of discussion).
    Each submission should indicate: title; author(s); affiliation(s);
    and contact author's e-mail address, postal address, telephone
    and fax numbers. Abstracts (maximum 1.500 words, plain-text
    format) should be sent to the respective contact persons:

    Papers related to Wordnet Structures and Applications
    for the Less-Studied Languages should be submitted to:

    Papers related to Wordnet Applications, Standardization &
    Evaluation should be submitted to:

    All submissions will be reviewed by an international programme
    committee. Accepted papers will be published in the Workshop

    The final version of the accepted papers should be no
    longer than 4,000 words or 10 A4 pages. Instructions for
    formatting and presentation of the final version will
    be sent to authors upon notification of acceptance.

    Important Dates

    Deadline for abstract submission: 10th of February 2002
    Notification of acceptance: 10th of March 2002
    Final version of paper: 5th of April 2002

    Pre-conference Workshop: 28th of May 2002

    Organizing Committee

    Dimitris N. Christodoulakis (Patras University, Greece)
    Claudia Kunze/ Lothar Lemnitzer (University of Tuebingen, Germany)
    Karel Pala (Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic)

    Contact Persons

    Prof. Dimitris N. Christodoulakis
    Databases Laboratory of Computer Engineering & Informatics Department
    Patras University
    GR 26500 Greece
    Phone: +30 61 960 385
    Fax: +30 61 960 438

    Claudia Kunze
    Seminar fuer Sprachwissenschaft
    Universitaet Tuebingen
    Wilhelmstr. 113
    D-72074 Tuebingen
    Phone: +49 7071 29 77474
    Fax: +49 7071 551335

    Programme Committee

    Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton University, USA)
    Piek Vossen (Irion Technology Delft, The Netherlands)
    Kemal Oflazer (Sabanci University Istanbul, Turkey)
    Sofia Stamou (CTI Patras, Greece)
    Jeroen Hoppenbrouwers (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)
    Randee Tengi (Princeton University, USA)
    Wim Peters (Sheffield University, GB)
    Kadri Vider (Universtiy of Tartu, Estonia)
    Julio Gonzales (UNED Madrid, Spain)
    Palmira Marrafa (University of Lisboa, Portugal)
    Paul Buitelaar (DFKI Saarbruecken, Germany)
    Andreas Wagner (University of Tuebingen, Germany)
    Erhard Hinrichs (University of Tuebingen, Germany)
    Simonetta Montemagni (University of Pisa, Italy)
    R.J.H.M Ermers (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

    Workshop Fee

    for Conference participants: 90 EURO
    for others: 140 EURO

    To obtain further information about the workshop please visit or

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