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GWC 2023 : First Call for Papers Global WordNet Conference 2023


When Jan 23, 2023 - Jan 27, 2023
Where Donostia/San Sebastian (Basque Country))
Submission Deadline Sep 30, 2022
Notification Due Nov 18, 2022
Final Version Due Dec 23, 2022
Categories    natural language processing   semantics   wordnets   NLP

Call For Papers

[Apologies for cross posting]

Call for Papers
12th International Global Wordnet Conference
Donostia / San Sebastian, Basque Country
January 23-27, 2023

Global Wordnet Association:

Conference website:

The Global Wordnet Association is pleased to announce the 12th International Global Wordnet Conference (GWC2023) in Donostia / San Sebastian (Spain) hosted by HiTZ, Basque Center for Language Technology at the University of the Basque Country.

NOTE: COVID-19 allowing, the conference will be in person only.
Organisers: Begoña Altuna, Itziar Aldabe, Xabier Arregi, Itziar Gonzalez-Dios, Aritz Farwell and Esther Miranda.

Details about the Association and the full announcement for the conference can be found on the conference website:

We invite submissions with original contributions addressing, but not limited to, the topics listed below. Proposals for tutorials are welcome as well.

Conference Topics

Lexical semantics and meaning representation
* Critical analysis and applications of lexical and semantic relations
* Proposed new relations
* Definitions, semantic components, co-occurrence and frequency statistics
* Word, Sense and Context Embeddings
* Necessity and completeness issues
* Ontology and wordnet
* Other lexicographical and lexicological questions pertaining to wordnet-style meaning representation
* Wordnets and other modalities

Architecture of lexical databases
* Language independent and language dependent components
* Integration of multi-wordnets in research infrastructures (like CLARIN, ELG, etc.)
* Wordnets and Linked Open Data (LOD)
Tools and methods for wordnet development
* User and Data entry interfaces
* Methods for constructing, extending and enriching wordnets
* Methods for linking wordnets to other lexical and semantic resources
* Methods for leveraging existing wordnets and semantic networks with large language models

Applications of wordnet
* Word sense disambiguation
* Text generation
* Commonsense reasoning
* Machine translation
* Information extraction and retrieval
* Document structuring and categorisation
* Automatic hyperlinking
* Language pedagogy
* Psycholinguistic applications
* Embeddings and pretrained language models
* Probing large neural language models

Standardization, distribution and availability of wordnets and wordnet tools.

Submissions will fall into one of the following categories (page limits exclude references):
* long papers: 8 pages max, 30 minutes presentation
* short papers: 5 pages max; 15 minutes presentation
* project reports: 5 pages max., 10 minutes presentation
* demonstrations : 5 pages max, with an additional 3 pages screen dumps or images; 20 minutes presentation

Submissions should be anonymous and any identifying information must be removed. Authors must state the preferred category, though acceptance may be subject to change in the category of the presentation, e.g. a long paper submission may be accepted as a short paper.
Final papers should be submitted in electronic form (PDF only).
Paper submission site will be online soon.
Paper submissions must use the official ACL style templates, which are available from here (Latex and Word). Please follow the paper formatting guidelines general to “*ACL” conferences available here. Authors may not modify these style files or use templates designed for other conferences.

Important Dates
September 30, 2022 Deadline for paper submission
November 18, 2022 Notification of acceptance
December 1, 2022 Registration opens
December 23, 2022 Deadline author registration, final version paper
January 23-27, 2023 Conference

Conference proceedings will be open access and downloadable from the GWA website. The proceedings will have an ISBN and be published in the ACL anthology.
Papers are only included in the proceedings if at least one author has registered.
Inclusion of accepted submissions into the final program and the proceedings is contingent upon at least one author’s registration. Late registration and on-site registration for participants is possible without inclusion of the paper and without presentation.

Conference Chairs
German Rigau -
Francis Bond -

Local Organizing Chairs
Begoña Altuna -
Itziar Aldabe -
Xabier Arregi -
Itziar Gonzalez-Dios -
Aritz Farwell -
Esther Miranda -

Program Committee (to be confirmed and extended)
Adam Pease, Articulate Software
Ales Horak, Masaryk University
Alexandre Rademaker, IBM Research Brazil and EMAp/FGV
Bolette Pedersen, University of Copenhagen
Christiane Fellbaum, Princeton University
Darja Fiser, University of Ljubljana
David Lindemann, IWiSt, University of Hildesheim
Diptesh Kanojia, IIT Bombay
Eneko Agirre, University of the Basque Country
Ewa Rudnicka, Wrocław University of Technology
Francis Bond, Palacký University
Gerard De Melo, Rutgers University
German Rigau, IXA Group, UPV/EHU
Haldur Oim, University of Tartu
Heili Orav, University of Tartu
Hugo Gonçalo-Oliveira, Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra
Janos Csirik, University of Szeged
John Mccrae, National University of Ireland, Galway
Kadri Vider, University of Tartu
Kevin Scannell, Saint Louis University
Kyoko Kanzaki, Otemon Gakuin University
Maciej Piasecki, Department of Computational Intelligence, Wroclaw University
Marten Postma, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Paul Buitelaar, National University of Ireland, Galway
Piek Vossen, VU University Amsterdam.
Sanni Nimb, The Danish Society for Language and Literature
Shan Wang, The Education University of Hong Kong
Shu-Kai Hsieh, National Taiwan Normal University
Sonja Bosch, Department of African Languages, University of South Africa
Thierry Declerck, DFKI, Saarbruecken
Tim Baldwin, The University of Melbourne
Tomaž Erjavec, Dept. of Knowledge Technologies, Jožef Stefan Institute
Umamaheswari Vasanthakumar, Nanyang Technological University
Valeria Depaiva, Natural Language and AI Research Laboratory of Nuance Communications, Inc.
Verginica Mititelu, Romanian Academy Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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