FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
We are pleased to announce that the ACL special interest groups SIGLEX and SIGSEM are organizing the third joint conference on lexical and computational semantics: *SEM (pronounced starsem). This time *SEM will be collocated with COLING in Dublin.
The event will provide two days filled with presentations about state-of-the-art research on semantics and serve as an important forum for the lexical & computational semantics community. *SEM brings together researchers interested in various aspects of semantic processing of human language. The conference embraces both symbolic and probabilistic approaches, and everything in between; theoretical contributions as well as practical applications exploiting semantic processing are welcome.
The long-term goal of *SEM is to provide a stable forum for the growing number of NLP researchers working on all aspects of semantics.
TOPICS OF INTEREST
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Data-driven semantics
- Word sense disambiguation and induction
- (Named) Entity linking
- Distributional and statistical semantics
- Multiword and idiomatic expressions
- Semantic parsing and interpretation
- Frames and semantic role labeling
- Formal approaches to semantics
- Semantic ambiguity and underspecification
- Mathematical methods for semantics
- Temporal entities and relations
- Pronouns and coreference
- Single- and cross-document coreference
- Discourse structure and presupposition
- Rhetorical relations
- Sentiment analysis
- Extra-propositional aspects of meaning
- Semantic annotation and evaluation
- Textual inference and question answering
- Generation and summarization
- Semantics for social media
- Knowledge mining and acquisition
- Semantic web and ontologies
- Ontology learning and population
- Grounding and wikification
Submissions to *SEM-2014 must describe unpublished work and be written in English. We solicit both long and short papers. Long papers may consist of up to nine (9) pages of content, plus at most two extra pages for references. Short papers may consist of up to five (5) pages, plus one extra page for references. Long papers typically describe original research and will be presented orally. Short papers (typically: ongoing research, project or system description, opinion piece) will be presented as a poster. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three program committee members. Final versions should take into account the comments from the reviewers.
As the reviewing will be blind, the paper must not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ..." must be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...". Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review. In addition, please do not post your submissions on the web until after the review process is complete.
Papers will be submitted using the START system, which will be accessible from the conference web page. Double submission of papers will have to be notified at submission. For a paper to be included in the conference proceedings, at least one of the authors must be registered as participant for the *SEM conference.
Formatting instructions will be made available on the conference web page.
IMPORTANT DATES (all deadlines GMT -12)
Paper submission deadline: April 11th 2014
Notification of acceptance: May 28th 2014
Camera-ready deadline: June 13th 2014
*SEM Conference: August 23-24th 2014
ORGANIZATION AND PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Johan Bos, University of Groningen
Anette Frank, Heidelberg University
Roberto Navigli, Sapienza University of Rome
Anna Korhonen, University of Cambridge
Bernardo Magnini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler Trento
Katja Markert, University of Leeds
Gerard de Melo, Tsinghua University
Stephen Pulman, University of Oxford
Sabine Schulte im Walde, Stuttgart University
Yannick Versley, Heidelberg University