5th International Workshop on Computational Terminology
                            CompuTerm 2016

                          12th December 2016
                             Osaka, Japan

Invited speaker: Professor Min Song, Yonsei University

This workshop proposal is a continuation of previous Computerm
workshops. The last Computerm
(https://perso.limsi.fr/hamon/Computerm2014/) was joined to the
previous COLING conference in 2014.

Computational Terminology covers an increasingly important aspect in
Natural Language Processing areas such as text mining, information
retrieval, information extraction, summarisation, textual entailment,
document management systems, question-answering systems, ontology
building, etc.  Terminological information is paramount for knowledge
mining from texts for scientific discovery and competitive
intelligence. Scientific needs in fast growing domains (such as
biomedicine, chemistry and ecology) and the overwhelming amount of
textual data published daily demand that terminology is acquired and
managed systematically and automatically; while in well established
domains (such as law, economy, banking and music) the demand is on
fine-grained analyses of documents for knowledge description and
acquisition. Moreover, capturing new concepts leads to the
acquisition and management of new knowledge.

The aim of this fifth CompuTerm workshop is to bring together Natural
Language Processing researchers to discuss recent advances in
computational terminology and its impact in many NLP applications.
The topics addressed in this workshop are wide ranging:

- term extraction, recognition and filtering, which is the core of the
  terminological activity that lays basis for other terminological
  topics and tasks;

- event recognition and extraction, that extends the notion of the
  terminological entity from terms meaning static units up to terms
  meaning procedural and dynamic processes;

- acquisition of semantic relations among terms, which is also an
  important research topic as the acquisition of semantic
  relationships between terms finds applications such as the
  population and update of existing knowledge bases, definition of
  domain specific templates in information extraction and
  disambiguation of terms;

- term variation management, that helps to deal with the dynamic
  nature of terms, their acquisition from heterogeneous sources, their
  integration, standardisation and representation for a large range of
  applications and resources, is also increasingly important, as one
  has to address this research problem when working with various
  controlled vocabularies, thesauri, ontologies and textual data.
  Term variation is also related to their paraphrases and
  reformulations, due to historical, regional, local or personal
  issues. Besides, the discovery of synonym terms or term clusters is
  equally beneficial to many NLP applications;

- definition acquisition, that covers important research and aims to
  provide precise and non-ambiguous description of terminological
  entities.  Such definitions may contain elements necessary for the
  formal description of terms and concepts within ontologies;

- consideration of the user expertise, that is becoming a new issue in
  the terminological activity, takes into account the fact that
  specialized domains contain notions and terms often
  non-understandable to non-experts or to laymen (such as patients
  within the medical area, or bank clients within banking and economy
  areas).  This aspect, although related to specialized areas,
  provides direct link between specialized languages and general

- systematic terminology management and updating domain specific
    dictionaries and thesauri, that are important aspects for
    maintaining the existing terminological resources.  These aspects
    become crucial because the amount of the existing terminological
    resources is constantly increasing and because their perennial and
    efficient use depends on their maintenance and updating, while
    their re-acquisition is costly and often non-reproducible;

- monolingual and multilingual resources, that open the possibility
  for developing cross-lingual and multi-lingual applications,
  requires specific corpora, methods and tools which design and
  evaluation are challenging issues;

- robustness and portability of methods, which allows to
  apply methods developed in one given context to other contexts
  (corpora, domains, languages, etc.) and to share the research
  expertise among them;
- social netwoks and modern media processing, that attracts
  an increasing number of researchers and that provides challenging
  material to be processed;

- utilization of terminologies in various NLP applications, as they
  are a necessary component of any NLP system dealing with
  domain-specific literature, is another novel and challenging
  research direction.

The workshop submissions are open to different approaches, ranging
from term extraction in various languages (using verb co-occurrence,
information theoretic approaches, machine learning, etc.), translation
pairs extracting from bilingual corpora based on terminology, up to
semantic oriented approaches and theoretical aspects of terminology.

Besides, experiments on the evaluation of terminological methods and
tools are also encouraged since they provide interesting and useful
proof about the utility of terminological resources:

- direct evaluation may concern the efficiency of the terminological
  methods and tools to capture the terminological entities and
  relations, as well as various kinds of related information;

- indirect evaluation may concern the use of terminological resources
  in various NLP applications and the impact these resources have on
  the performance of the automatic systems.  In this case, research
  and competition tracks (such as TREC, BioCreative, CLEF,
  CLEF-eHealth, I2B2, *SEM, and other shared tasks), provide
  particularly fruitful evaluation contexts and proved very successful
  in identifying key problems in terminology such as term variation
  and ambiguity.

We encourage authors to submit their research work related to various
aspects of computational terminology, such as mentioned in this call.
Special interest is dedicated to terminology evolution and neologisms
in specialized domains.

The workshop authors will be proposed to submit an extented version of
their work to a special issue of an international journal or of a book

Importante dates:

- 1st workshop CFP: 11th July 2016
- Paper due date: 25th September 2016
- Notification of acceptance: 16th October 2016
- Camera-ready deadline: 30th October 2016
- Workshop: 12th December 2016

Submission Instructions

The submissions should be written in English and anonymized for review
and must use the Word or LaTeX template files provided by COLING 2016

- Long paper submission: up to 8 pages of content, plus 2 pages for
  references; final versions of long papers: one additional page: up
  to 9 pages with unlimited pages for references

- Short paper submission: up to 4 pages of content, plus 2 pages for
  references; final version of short papers: up to 5 pages with
  unlimited pages for references

PDF files will be submitted electronically via the START submission
system (https://www.softconf.com/coling2016/CompuTerm2016).


– Patrick Drouin, Observatoire de linguistique Sens-Texte, Université de 
Montréal, Canada
– Natalia Grabar, CNRS UMR 8163 STL, France
– Thierry Hamon, LIMSI-CNRS & Université Paris 13, France
– Kyo Kageura, Library and Information Science Laboratory, University of Tokyo, 
– Koichi Takeuchi, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama 
University, Japan

Program Committee

- Lynne Bowker, University of Ottawa, Canada
- Béatrice Daille, University of Nantes, France
- Gregory Grefenstette, INRIA, University Paris Sud, France
- Yoshihiko Hayashi, Waseda University, Japan
- Georgios Kontonatsios, NaCTeM, University of Manchester, UK
- Marie-Claude L'Homme, University of Montréal, Canada
- Philippe Langlais, RALI, Canada
- Veronique Malaise, Elsevier BV, the Netherlands
- Elizabeth Marshman, University of Ottawa, Canada
- Fleur Mougin, University Bordeaux, France
- Agnieszka Mykowiecka, IPIPAN, Poland
- Rogelio Nazar, University Pompeu Fabra, Spain
- Goran Nenadic, University of Manchester, UK
- Selja Seppälä, University of Florida, USA
- Karine Verspoor, University of Melbourne, Australia
- Jorge Vivaldi Palatresi, University Pompeu Fabra, Spain
- Pierre Zweigenbaum, LIMSI, France

Thierry Hamon                                     E-mail : ha...@limsi.fr
LIMSI-CNRS                                         Tel: +33 1 69 85 80 39
Institut Galilée - Université Paris 13             Tel: +33 1 49 40 35 53
URL: http://perso.limsi.fr/hamon/

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