The first joint conference on lexical and computational semantics

Abbreviated Title: 
*SEM 2012
Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: 
2 Mar 2012
Event Dates: 
7 Jun 2012 - 8 Jun 2012
Location: 
Le Centre Sheraton (Co-located with NAACL-HLT 2012)
City: 
Montreal
Country: 
Canada
Contact Email: 
sem-organizers [at] googlegroups [dot] com

*SEM-2012

June 7-8, Montreal, Canada

The first joint conference on
lexical and computational semantics

Co-located with NAACL-HLT 2012

paper submission deadline: 2 March 2012

http://ixa2.si.ehu.es/starsem

----- FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS: *SEM-2012 -----

We are pleased to announce that the ACL special interest groups SIGLEX
and SIGSEM are organizing a joint conference on lexical and
computational semantics: *SEM. This event will provide two days of
intensive semantics-related talks, posters and task reports and serve
as a meeting-point for the lexical/computational semantics community,
bringing together researchers interested in any aspects of semantic
processing of human language. *SEM embraces both symbolic and
probabilistic approaches, and everything in between; theoretical
contributions are welcome too. The long-term goal of *SEM is to
provide a stable forum for the growing number of NLP researchers
working on semantics.

----- TOPICS OF INTEREST -----

- Word sense disambiguation
- Multiword and idiomtic expressions
- Semantic role labelling

- Discourse structure
- Rhetorical relations
- Pronouns and co-reference

- Distributional semantics
- Data-driven semantics
- Statistical Semantics

- Semantic analysis
- Formal approaches to semantics
- Semantic annotation and evaluation

- Knowledge mining
- Semantic Web
- Inference and ontologies

- Textual inference and question answering
- Generation and summarisation
- Ontology learning and population

----- SUBMISSIONS -----

*SEM submissions must describe unpublished work and be written in
English. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three program
committee members. Final versions should take into account reviewers'
comments. We sollicite both long and short papers. Long papers may
consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus two extra pages for
references, short papers of up to four (4) 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.

----- IMPORTANT DATES -----

2 March 2012 Paper due date
30 March 2012 Notification of acceptance
13 April 2012 Camera-ready deadline
7-8 June 2012 Conference

----- CONTACT -----

Eneko Agirre, general chair
Mona Diab, PC co-chair
Johan Bos, PC co-chair

e-mail: sem-organizers at googlegroups com