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RELATIONS 2019 : RELATIONS - Workshop on meaning relations between phrases and sentences


When May 23, 2019 - May 23, 2019
Where Gothenburg, Sweden
Submission Deadline Mar 7, 2019
Notification Due Apr 7, 2019
Final Version Due Apr 21, 2019
Categories    computational linguistics   natural language processing   semantics

Call For Papers

Workshop on meaning relations
between phrases and sentences


The RELATIONS workshop invites submissions of long and short papers
on substantial, original, and unpublished research focusing on
comparing the meaning of linguistic expressions such as phrases,
clauses, sentences, and paragraphs. We are interested in both:
theoretical research on the nature of meaning relations and the
empirical work on identifying, generating, and extracting them. We
also invite submissions studying the impact of the relations in
downstream applications.

Examples for meaning relations of interest are:
Synonymy/Paraphrase (Phrases/sentences having approx. the same
Entailment (One phrase/sentence being inferred from another)
Specificity (One phrase/sentence being more general than another)
Similarity (Phrases/sentences with a partial meaning overlap)

Topics of interest wrt. meaning relations include, but are not
limited to:
Annotating meaning relations
Resources for meaning relations
Applications making use of meaning relations
Transfer Learning between meaning relations
Evaluation frameworks or metrics for meaning relations
Meaning representation models and their connection with meaning
relations (symbolic as well as statistical approaches)
Theoretical research on the nature of the meaning relations e.g. a
typology, or a comparison of several relations

Important Dates
Submission deadline (tentative): March 07
Author notification: April 07
Camera ready: April 20
Workshop: May 23
Note: All deadlines are 11:59PM UTC-12:00 ("anywhere on Earth")

Submission and Reviewing
Papers should be submitted electronically via EasyChair. The
submission site will be announced shortly. Each paper will be
reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee. Accepted
papers are expected to be presented at the workshop and will be
published in the workshop proceedings.
Reviewing of papers will be double-blind. Therefore, the paper must
not include the authors' names and affiliations or self-references
that reveal the authors’ identity--e.g., "We previously showed
(Smith, 1991) ..." should be replaced with citations such as "Smith
(1991) previously showed ...". Papers that do not conform to these
requirements will be rejected without review.

Dual Submission Policy
Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or
publications must indicate this at submission time. Authors of papers
accepted for presentation at RELATIONS 2019 must notify the program
chairs by the camera-ready deadline as to whether the paper will be
presented. All accepted papers must be presented at the conference to
appear in the proceedings. We will not accept for publication or
presentation papers that overlap significantly in content or results
with papers that will be (or have been) published elsewhere.
All submissions should comply with the recent ACL policies on
Submission, Review and Citation. The authors are strongly encouraged
to check those here before submitting their paper.

Organizing committee
Darina Gold (née Benikova), Language Technology Lab, University of Duisburg-Essen
Venelin Kovatchev, Language and Computation Center, University of Barcelona
Torsten Zesch, Language Technology Lab, University of Duisburg-Essen

Contact e-mail address:

Program committee
Ahmed Abúraed, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Chris Biemann, Universität Hamburg
Sam Bowman, New York University
Philipp Cimiano, University of Bielefeld
Ido Dagan, Bar-Ilan University
Thierry Declerck, Saarland University
Mona Diab, George Washington University
Anette Frank, University of Heidelberg
Amir Hazem, Université de Nantes
Andrea Horbach, University of Duisburg-Essen
Tobias Horsmann, University of Duisburg-Essen
Omer Levy, University of Washington
M. Antonia Martí, Universitat de Barcelona
Nafise Moosavi, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Simon Ostermann, Saarland University
Sebastian Pado, University of Stuttgart
Michael Roth, University of Stuttgart
Peter Schüller, Technische Universität Wien
Vered Shvartz, Bar-Ilan University
Sanja Stajner, Symanto Research GmbH
Irina Temnikova, Sofia University
Michael Wojatzki, University of Duisburg-Essen
Marcos Zampieri, University of Wolverhampton

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