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WoLeR 2011 : International Workshop on Lexical Resources


When Aug 8, 2011 - Aug 12, 2011
Where Ljubljana, Slovenia
Submission Deadline Feb 15, 2011
Categories    computational linguistics   lexical resources

Call For Papers

International Workshop on Lexical Resources (WoLeR)
Ljubljana, Slovenia, August 8-12, 2011
held in conjunction with ESSLLI 2011

--- First Call for Papers ---
Submission deadline: February 15, 2011

Lexical resources are one of the main sources of linguistic information for
research and applications in Natural Language Processing and related fields. In
recent years advances have been achieved in both symbolic aspects of lexical
resource development (lexical formalisms, rule-based tools) and statistical
techniques for the acquisition and enrichment of lexical resources, both
monolingual and multilingual. The latter have allowed for faster development of
large-scale morphological, syntactic and/or semantic resources, for widely-used
as well as resource-scarce languages. Moreover, the notion of dynamic lexicon is
used increasingly for taking into account the fact that the lexicon undergoes a
permanent evolution.

This workshop aims at sketching a large picture of the state of the art in the
domain of lexical resource modeling and development. It is also dedicated to
research on the application of lexical resources for improving corpus-based
studies and language processing tools, both in NLP and other language-related
fields, such as linguistics, translation studies and didactics.

A non-exclusive list of topics covered by this workshop is:
• lexical resources involving information from one or more description
levels, such as morphology, syntax (e.g. valency), semantics
(e.g. wordnets), named entity databases and terminologies
• models, frameworks and architectures for representing lexical
• comparing, merging and coupling lexical resources
• (offline) acquisition of lexical information, e.g. from raw, tagged or
parsed corpora
• dynamic lexicons, processing of unknown words, neologisms
• lexicons of multi-word units, idioms, derived lexemes and other complex
lexical units
• multilingual lexicons
• issues specific to developing lexical resources for less-resourced
• issues specific to developing lexical resources for issues specific to
developing lexical resources for typologically or genetically
(un)related languages
• lexical resources for improving language-related research and
applications in areas such as NLP (parsing, text generation, automatic
translation, information extraction…), linguistic research, translation
studies, language teaching
• evaluation methods for lexical resources
• issues on standardization and distribution of lexical resources

Submission Details

Authors are invited to submit full papers describing original and unpublished
work. Submissions should be anonymous, and have 4 to 8 pages using the LREC
stylesheets available at (the submission
procedure shall be provided shortly on the Workshop web page)

Each submission will be anonymously reviewed by three members of the program
committee, and possibly by additional reviewers. The accepted papers will appear
in the workshop electronic proceedings. A post-workshop publication, e.g., in
the form of an Springer LNCS/LNAI series volume, will be considered.

Workshop Format

The workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI participants. It will
consist of five 90-minute sessions held over five consecutive days in the first
week of ESSLLI, i.e., from August 1 to August 5, 2011. There will be 3 slots for
paper presentation and discussion per session. As usual for ESSLLI workshop, the
workshop organizer will give an introduction to the topic during the first
session. Invited talks are to be announced soon.

Further information about the workshop will be on the Workshop web page, at the
following URL:

Important dates

Submission deadline: February 15, 2011
Notification: April 15, 2011
Final papers for proceedings: May 9, 2011
Workshop dates: August 1-5, 2011

Practical Information

All workshop participants including the presenters will be required to register
for ESSLLI. The registration fee for authors presenting a paper will correspond
to the early student/workshop speaker registration fee. Moreover, additional fee
waiver grants might be made available by the ESSLLI Organizing Committee on a
competitive basis and workshop participants are eligible to apply for
those. There will be no reimbursement for travel costs and
accommodation. Workshop speakers who have difficulty in finding funding should
contact the local organizing committee to ask for the possibilities for a grant.

Further Information about ESSLLI:

The workshop is endorsed by FlareNet (, and will be
supported by the French national grant EDyLex (ANR-09-CORD-008) and the Alpage
team (INRIA & University Paris 7).

Workshop Organizer

Benoît Sagot (Alpage, INRIA & University Paris 7)

Workshop Program Committee

Afra Alishahi, Saarland University, Germany
Marianna Apidianaki, INRIA, France
Núria Bel, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Francis Bond, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Paul Buitelaar, National University of Ireland - Galway, Ireland
Béatrice Daille, Université de Nantes, France
Laurence Danlos, Université Paris 7, France
Helge Dyvik, Bergen University, Norway
Tomaž Erjavec, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Christiane Fellbaum, Princeton University, USA
Jennifer Foster, Dublin City University, Ireland
Yoav Goldberg, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Shu-Kai Hsieh, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Philippe Langlais, Université de Montréal, Canada
Éric Laporte, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France
Linlin Li, Saarland University, Germany
Piet Mertens, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Karel Pala, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Stelios Piperidis, Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Greece
Adam Przepiórkowski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Francis Tyers, Universitat d’Alacant, Spain
Duško Vitas, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Piek Vossen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Pierre Zweigenbaum, LIMSI, France

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