Corpora: CFP: Deadline Extension for ACL Workshop on "Word Sense Disambiguation"

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Date: Fri Mar 22 2002 - 18:38:51 MET

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      Word Sense Disambiguation: Recent Successes and Future Directions
                    An ACL-SIGLEX/SENSEVAL workshop at ACL 2002
                          University of Pennsylvania
                                July 11, 2002

    ***** The deadline for submissions has been EXTENDED *****

    ***** New submission deadline: April 11, 2002

    ***** Please inform us asap if you think you'll submit a paper

    ***** We are also accepting SHORTER PAPERS (1-3 pages long) that
           describe WSD systems for which improvements have been made
           since Senseval-2, or for which more detailed analysis of
           results has been made since Senseval-2, or which didn't
           participate in Senseval-2 but have been evaluated against
           Senseval data.



    The main purpose of this workshop is to analyse and discuss the
    results of SENSEVAL-2. The second purpose is to start planning
    SENSEVAL-3, the next evaluation exercise for word sense disambiguation

    This workshop is a followup to the SENSEVAL-2 workshop held 5-6 July
    2001 in conjunction with ACL-01. At SENSEVAL-2, we unveiled the
    results of over 90 systems submitted by 35 teams to tasks in 10
    different languages. At the time, it wasn't possible to do any
    in-depth analysis, so it was agreed to organize a followup workshop in
    2002 after sufficient analysis could be done.

    The format will be a mixture of refereed papers and panel sessions.

    We now invite original submissions on any of the following topics:

     - Analysis of results of Senseval-2
     - Comparisons of results across different systems, techniques, and
     - Comparisons between SENSEVAL-1 and SENSEVAL-2
     - What makes some words easier to disambiguate than others
     - The efficacy of different corpora and sense inventories for WSD
     - Evaluation techniques and methodology, especially domain-, task-,
       and application-specific evaluation
     - Variation in the required sense inventories for different

    The workshop will culminate in a session to continue planning
    Senseval-3. A central question is: Can we, and should we, move
    towards a more-real application scenario?


    Prepositions have an extremely complex behavior: most are highly
    polysemous, subject to numerous metaphorical transpositions, and enter
    into a number of idiomatic or semi-idiomatic constructs. Semantically,
    prepositions have a meaning which is in general abstract and largely
    underspecified. Perhaps more than for any other syntactic category,
    the exact meaning of a preposition is determined in context.

    Within the WSD framework, we welcome papers that investigate polysemy,
    metaphorical and metonymic uses of prepositions. Preposition
    classification methods and semantic representation formalisms are also
    of much interest.

    This special session is organized by Patrick Saint-Dizier and
    submissions should be emailed directly to him ( using
    the guidelines below. *** Papers should be submitted by 14 March. ***


    Submissions should use the standard ACL style files (available at Papers should not
    exceed eight (8) pages, including references.

    Please email your submissions to Rada Mihalcea (
    with the subject "SENSEVAL SUBMISSION". Submissions to the special
    session on prepositions should be emailed to Patrick Saint-Dizier


    Mar 17 Submissions due (** now Apr 11)
    Apr 21 Notification of acceptance
    May 8 Camera-ready due
    Jul 11 Workshop


    Phil Edmonds (chair) Sharp Laboratories of Europe
    Dimitrios Kokkinakis Goteborg University
    Sadao Kurohashi The University of Kyoto
    Bernardo Magnini IRST, Italy
    Diana McCarthy University of Sussex
    Rada Mihalcea University of Texas at Dallas
    Hwee Tou Ng DSO National Laboratories
    Ted Pedersen University of Minnesota, Duluth
    Judita Preiss University of Cambridge
    German Rigau Claramunt Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

    For the session on prepositions
    Patrick Saint-Dizier (France, chair)
    Bonnie Dorr (USA)
    Roger Evans (UK)
    Paola Merlo (Switzerland)
    Keith Miller (USA)
    Vasile Rus (USA)
    Gloria Vazquez (Spain)


    The purpose of SENSEVAL is to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of
    WSD programs with respect to different words, different varieties of
    language, and different languages.

    SENSEVAL is managed by the SENSEVAL committee which reports to

    The first SENSEVAL took place in the summer of 1998 for English,
    French, and Italian, culminating in a workshop held at Herstmonceux
    Castle, Sussex, England on September 2-4. The second evaluation
    exercise occurred in 2001, culminating in SENSEVAL-2: The Second
    International Workshop on Evaluating Word Sense Disambiguation
    Systems. Systems were evaluated on "translation", "all-words"," and
    "lexical-sample" tasks in Dutch, Czech, Basque, Estonian, Italian,
    Korean, Spanish, Swedish, Japanese, and English. Over 90 systems were

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