Corpora: CFP: COLING2002 Workshop on Building and Using Semantic Networks

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Date: Fri Apr 19 2002 - 03:45:13 MET DST

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    Second announcement and call for papers
    Submission Deadline Monday May 6th, 2002

    SemaNet'02: Building and Using Semantic Networks

    Workshop in conjunction with COLING 2002, 1 September 2002, Taipei, Taiwan

    Workshop website:
    COLING website:

    Call for Papers

    There has been a lot of interest over the past decade in WordNet
    (, a thesaurus-like semantic network
    that has many NLP applications including (but not limited to) machine
    translation and multilingual (or cross-lingual) information retrieval.

    Among the languages which have attracted higher interest recently are some
    of the "low-density" languages, in which very little research and resources
    exist. A semantic network in such a language would be a very useful
    resource; however, the amount of needed resources and the length of time
    needed to hand-construct such a network is often prohibitive. To add to the
    problem, some minority languages (especially the indigeneous languages) have
    very different language structures, which may become problematic when
    attempting to fit concepts in those languages to wordnet hierarchies which
    were constructed for languages such as English.

    The goal of this one-day workshop is to explore issues surrounding the
    construction of semantic networks, including the construction of wordnets
    for minority languages and multilingual wordnets. In addition, we would like
    to invite papers and demos on industrial applications.

    Instructions on submitting papers can be found on the workshop website at

    Important Dates:
    Submission deadline: May 6th, 2002
    Notification of Acceptances: June 17th, 2002:
    Camera-Ready Copies due: July 1st
    Workshop: August 31

    Program Committee:
    Eneko Agirre (Basque Country University, Spain)
    Key-Sun Choi (NHK Labs, Japan)
    Christiane Felbaum (Princeton University, USA)
    Radu Florian (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
    Marc Light (MITRE, USA)
    Dekang Lin (University of Alberta, Canada)
    Bernardo Magnini (ITC-irst, Italy)
    Phil Resnik (University of Maryland, USA)
    German Rigau (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain)
    Pavel Smrz (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
    Keh-Yih Su (Behaviour Design Corporation, Taiwan)
    Benjamin Tsou (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
    Piek Vossen (Irion Technologies, Netherlands)
    Richard Wicentowski (Swarthmore College, USA)
    Dekai Wu (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)

    Organizing Committee:
    Grace Ngai (Weniwen Technologies)
    Pascale Fung (Weniwen Technologies and Hong Kong University of Science and
    Kenneth W. Church (AT&T Labs)

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