I recommend to have a formatted email notification with hyperlinks as it is 
very difficult to track the topics


-----Original Message-----
From: corpora-boun...@uib.no [mailto:corpora-boun...@uib.no] On Behalf Of 
Sent: Thursday, December 1, 2016 3:00 PM
To: corpora@uib.no
Subject: Corpora Digest, Vol 114, Issue 1

Today's Topics:

   1. Re:  Software for error annotation (Sylviane Granger)
   2.  WorldCIST'2017 - Workshops submission deadline - December 8 (ML)
   3.  Reminder: PhD position in Computational Linguistics (rehbein)
   4.  AFLiCo 7 - Discourse, Cognition and Constructions:
      Implications and Applications - University of Liège
      (31/05-03/06/17) - DEADLINE EXTENSION 18/12/16 (Julien Perrez)
   5.  Call for papers: First workshop on Universal     Dependencies
      (Francis Tyers)
   6.  SEPLN 2017 - Call for Workshops (Rafael Valencia Garcia)
   7.  Conf: COMPUTERM 2016, COLING Workshop,   12th December 2016,
      Osaka, Japan (Thierry Hamon)


Message: 1
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:01:53 +0000
From: Sylviane Granger <sylviane.gran...@uclouvain.be>
Subject: Re: [Corpora-List] Software for error annotation
To: "momotyan11 ." <pete.j.whitel...@gmail.com>, "corpora@uib.no"

Dear all,

UCLEE is still available but it is dated and we are working on a new 
XML-conformant interface, with an built-in concordancer and exercise generator. 
It will be released in 2017.

All best,

Sylviane Granger

Professor Sylviane Granger
Centre for English Corpus Linguistics
Université catholique de Louvain
Place Blaise Pascal 1
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)

De : corpora-boun...@uib.no [mailto:corpora-boun...@uib.no] De la part de 
momotyan11 .
Envoyé : mardi 29 novembre 2016 12:37
À : corpora@uib.no
Objet : [Corpora-List] Software for error annotation

Dear All,

Can anyone refer me to software that can be used for error annotation, eg of 
learner corpora. I know of Louvain's UCLEE but it doesn't seem to be publicly 
available. I'd also like something that can be used to annotate the corpus as 
well-formed, configurable, XML.

Thanks in advance for any pointers

Pete Whitelock
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Message: 2
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:26:31 +0000
From: "ML" <marialemo...@gmail.com>
Subject: [Corpora-List] WorldCIST'2017 - Workshops submission deadline
        -       December 8
To: Corpora@uib.no

WorldCIST'17 - 5th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies 
Porto Santo Island, Madeira, Portugal 11th-13th of April 2017 

WorldCIST 2017 will feature a total of 18 Workshops. Paper submission for all 
Workshops must be performed at 
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=worldcist_workshops2017 selecting the 
desired Workshop. Workshop papers (Full - 10 Pages and Short - 7 Pages) will be 
published by Springer AISC series and the authors of the best Workshop paper 
will be invited to extend their work for publication at top International 
Journals (indexed by ISI Web of Knowledge and SCOPUS). Paper submission is open 
until December 8th for all Workshops.

.    BIO - Business Intelligence in Organizations
.    CMAIPA - Computational Methods and Applications for Image Processing and 
.    CSQA - Computer Supported Qualitative Analysis
.    ESG - Educational and Serious Games
.    ETCBPM - Emerging Trends and Challenges in Business Process Management
.    HISISE - Workshop on Healthcare Information Systems Interoperability, 
Security and Efficiency
.    HMInARMM - Human-Machine Interfaces in Automation, Robotics, Mechanics and 
.    ICDSS - Intelligent and Collaborative Decision Support Systems for 
Improving Manufacturing Processes
.    ICTwithUAV - ICT solutions with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
.    IoT4Health - Workshop on Internet of Things for Health
.    ISM - Intelligent Systems and Machines
.    ISTA - Information Systems and Technologies Adoption
.    MAMM&MJ - Managing Audiovisual Mass Media (governance, funding and 
innovation) and Mobile Journalism
.    NPAT - New Pedagogical Approaches with Technologies
.    PIS - Workshop on Pervasive Information Systems
.    RSPPI - Resources Sharing between Private and Public Institutions
.    SIdEWayS - Social Media World Sensors
.    TinW - Technologies in the Workplace - Use and Impact on Workers

. Deadline for paper submission: December 8th . Notification of paper 
acceptance: December 28th, 2016 . Deadline for final versions and conference 
registration: January 8th, 2017 . Conference dates: April 11 -13, 2017

Please Submit your paper at: 
Two types of papers can be submitted to workshops (both will be published at 
the Springer AISC proceedings):
- Full papers: Finished or consolidated R&D works. These papers are assigned a 
10-page limit.
- Short papers: Finished or consolidated R&D works and also Ongoing work but 
with relevant preliminary results, open to discussion. These papers are 
assigned a 7-page limit.
Submitted papers must comply with the format of Advances in Intelligent Systems 
and Computing Series (see Instructions for Authors at Springer Website or 
download a DOC example) be written in English, must not have been published 
before, not be under review for any other conference, workshop or publication.
Paper should not include any information leading to the authors' identification 
(in order to enable double blind review). Therefore, the authors' names, 
affiliations and bibliographic references should not be included in the version 
for evaluation by the Program Committee. This information should only be 
included in the camera-ready version, saved in Word or Latex format and also in 
PDF format. These files must be accompanied by the Publication form filled out, 
in a ZIP file, and uploaded at the conference management system.
All papers will be subjected to a "double-blind review" by at least two/three 
members of the Program Committee. Based on Program Committee evaluation, a 
paper can be rejected or accepted by the Conference Chairs. In the latter case, 
it can be accepted as the type originally submitted or as another type. Thus, 
full papers can be accepted as short papers.

Workshop papers will be published in the AISC Springer Conference Proceedings. 
To ensure that a paper is published in the Proceedings, at least one of the 
authors must be fully registered by 11th of January 2017, and the paper must 
comply with the suggested layout and page-limit. Additionally, all recommended 
changes must be addressed by the authors before they submit the camera-ready 
version. No more than one paper per registration will be published in the 
Conference Proceedings. An extra fee must be paid for publication of additional 
papers, with a maximum of one additional paper per registration. Full and short 
papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings by Springer, in Advances 
in Intelligent Systems and Computing. Published full and short papers will be 
submitted for indexation by ISI, EI-Compendex, SCOPUS and DBLP, among others, 
and will be available in the SpringerLink Digital Library. The authors of the 
best selected papers will be invited to extend them for publication in renowned 
international journals indexed by ISI, SCOPUS and DBLP (see the information 
available at the main conference CFP for more details).

Kind regards,



Message: 3
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:55:42 +0100
From: rehbein <rehb...@cl.uni-heidelberg.de>
Subject: [Corpora-List] Reminder: PhD position in Computational
To: corpora@uib.no

Reminder: PhD position in Computational Linguistics Application deadline: 
December 9, 2016 ________________________________________________


The Institute for German Language (IDS) and the Institute for Computational 
Linguistics (ICL) at Heidelberg University aim to fill one position for a 
doctoral researcher.

We invite applications for a PhD position in one of the following areas:
* Semantic Role Labelling
* Semantic Parsing
* Linking to /? enrichment of semantic knowledge bases

The doctoral researcher position will be part of a research group led by Prof. 
Dr. Anette Frank and Dr. Ines Rehbein that is part of the Leibniz Science 
Campus "Empirical Linguistics and Computational Language Modeling", a 
collaborative research project established by the Institute for the German 
Language (Institut für Deutsche Sprache, IDS) in Mannheim and the Institute for 
Computational Linguistics (ICL) at Heidelberg University.

The Leibniz ScienceCampus conducts innovative research to support high-?quality 
automatic annotation of large-?scale corpus resources of German language 
through induction of domain-?, genre-? and variety-?adaptive natural language 
models, and uses such data and models in applications for empirical linguistics 
and digital humanities.

For more details on the Leibniz ScienceCampus, see http://www.wisscamp.de/en

Salary is based on the German civil service payscale (TV-?L 13, 66%).
The position is offered initially until the end of the current project phase, 
which is August 2019. There is the possibility of continuing funds to ensure 
completion of the PhD within 3 years.

Responsibilities for the doctoral researchers include research within the 
Leibniz ScienceCampus, publishing in leading conferences within the topics of 
their respective areas (supported by a supervisor), and preparing a doctoral 
thesis within the allotted timeframe. Teaching activity in ICL's computational 
linguistics study program is welcome but not compulsory.


     Master-?level degree in computational linguistics or computer science, 
with a competitive grade
     Ability to work independently on scientific topics, as well as the 
willingness to be part of an open and dynamic team of researchers
     Good programming skills in a mainstream programming language (Java, Python 
or C++)
     Good written and spoken communication skills in English
     Good knowledge of German is an advantage (B1/?B2 level and a commitment to 
reach C1 within the first year)

Doctoral researchers in the Leibniz ScienceCampus will be affiliated with the 
Graduate Academy of the University of Heidelberg. The candidates may 
participate in the joint doctoral program of ICL and the Heidelberg Institute 
for Theoretical Studies (HITS gGmbH) as well as the research training group 
(Graduiertenkolleg) AIPHES. They will benefit from regular tutorials by invited 
speakers, as well as external training at summer schools.

Application documents and application deadline:

Please provide the following application documents, exclusively in electronic 
form (pdf):

     A letter of motivation and areas of interest relating to the posted topic
     A CV, including information on research interests and scientific experience
     Degree certificates with a Transcript of Records
     Your M.A. thesis or a representative term paper or publication

Use the following email address when applying:
For further inquiries regarding the positions, please contact Prof.
Frank and Dr. Rehbein, also at applications_...@cl.uni-heidelberg.de

The position will be open until filled. Applications received by Friday, 
December 9th will receive full consideration.

IDS Mannheim and the University of Heidelberg seek to increase the proportion 
of qualified women in academic staff and strongly encourage women to submit 
applications. The reconciliation of job and family is especially supported by 
IDS and Heidelberg University. Handicapped persons with equivalent 
qualifications will be given preference.

Ines Rehbein
Leibniz ScienceCampus
ICL Uni Heidelberg, IDS Mannheim


Message: 4
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:20:31 +0100 (CET)
From: Julien Perrez <julien.per...@ulg.ac.be>
Subject: [Corpora-List] AFLiCo 7 - Discourse, Cognition and
        Constructions: Implications and Applications - University of Liège
        (31/05-03/06/17) - DEADLINE EXTENSION 18/12/16
To: funk...@mailman.rice.edu, corpora@uib.no,

*** Apologies for cross-posting *** 


Extension of submission deadline: December 18, 2016 
Discourse, Cognition and Constructions: Implications and Applications 

Seventh International Conference of the French Association for Cognitive 
Linguistics (AFLiCo 7) 

University of Liège, Belgium 

May 31 ? June 3, 2017 



Myriam Bouveret (Université de Rouen & CNRS) 

Barbara Dancygier (University of British Columbia, Canada) 

Nicole Delbecque (KU Leuven, Belgium) 

Sandra Halverson (Bergen University College, Norway) 

Peter Harder (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) 

Nick Riches (Newcastle University, UK) 


This conference will be the seventh international conference of the French 
Association for Cognitive Linguistics (AFLiCo; www.aflico.fr). The conference 
welcomes proposals linking discourse and cognition from various perspectives 
while taking into account how cognitive linguistics can be linked to broader 
social and cultural contexts. 

The following areas are especially relevant to the theme of the conference: 

- The relationship between cognitive linguistics and discourse studies 

- Discourse and multimodality 

- Constructionist approaches to discourse studies 

- Cognitive approaches to discourse grammar 

- Emergent constructions in discourse 

- Discourse in L1 and L2 acquisition 

- Discourse as interaction and intersubjectivity 

- Language, culture and ideology: cognitive and discursive models 

- Contrastive analysis of discourse as and in translation 

- Interdisciplinary applications of cognitive linguistics (education, 
engineering, translation studies, ?) 

The conference will not be limited to the main foci described above. The 
organisers also encourage researchers to submit proposals within other areas of 
cognitive linguistics, such as: 

- Categorization, prototypes and polysemy 

- Metaphor and metonymy 

- Mental spaces and conceptual blending 

- Domain and frame semantics 

- Image schemas and force dynamics 

- Embodiment and situated cognition 

- Construction grammar(s) 

- Cognitive grammar(s) 

- Grammaticalization 

- Empirical methods in cognitive linguistics 

- ? 

Young researchers are especially encouraged to submit an abstract. 


Abstracts will undergo a double blind review. They should be fully anonymous 
and not exceed 500 words (excluding references). Submission is online via the 
conference website (http://aflico7.sciencesconf.org/user/submit). 

Format for abstracts 

500 words max., Times, single-spaced, title centered in bold at the top of the 
page, total number of words stated clearly on the abstract page, anonymous; 

Clear statement of the research question(s), the significance and originality 
for the field of the proposal, methods, analysis, discussion; 

Examples, tables, figures, and references should be placed on the second page 
of the same document; 

Word or pdf files to be uploaded on the platform. 

Abstracts may be submitted in English or French. The languages of the 
conference are English, French, FSL (please notify organisers in advance). 


Submission deadline: December 18, 2016 

Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2017 

Workshops: May 31, 2017 (9-12 am) 

Sessions: May 31, 2017 (1.30 pm) ? June 3, 2017 (4.30 pm) 


Local organising committee 

Julien Perrez, Université de Liège 

Lot Brems, Université de Liège 

Christelle Maillart, Université de Liège 

Laurent Rasier, Université de Liège 

Expanded organising committee 

Barbara De Cock, Université catholique de Louvain 

Sabine De Knop, Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles 

Paul Sambre, KU Leuven 

Lieven Vandelanotte, Université de Namur 


Details about the registration procedure and registration deadlines will be 
posted on the conference website as soon as they become available. There will 
be reduced registration fees for AFLiCo members, students, and delegates 
registering early. 
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Message: 5
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:28:49 +0100
From: Francis Tyers <fty...@prompsit.com>
Subject: [Corpora-List] Call for papers: First workshop on Universal
To: corpora@uib.no

[apologies for cross-posting]

First workshop on Universal Dependencies, Monday May 22 2017 
(Gothenburg, Sweden)

Website: http://universaldependencies.org/udw17/

Submission deadline: Monday March 20, 2017

Universal Dependencies (UD) is a framework for cross-linguistically 
consistent treebank annotation that has so far been applied to over 50 

The framework is aiming to capture similarities as well as 
idiosyncracies among typologically different languages (e.g., 
morphologically rich languages, pro-drop languages, and languages 
featuring clitic doubling). The goal in developping UD was not only to 
support comparative evaluation and cross-lingual learning but also to 
facilitate multilingual natural language processing and enable 
comparative linguistic studies.

After a period of very rapid growth since the release of the first 
guidelines in October 2014, it is now time to take stock and reflect on 
the theory and practice of UD, its use in research and development, and 
its future goals and challenges.

The first workshop on Universal Dependencies is co-located with NoDaLiDa 
in Gothenburg, Sweden.

We invite papers on all topics relevant to UD, including but not limited 

*    theoretical foundations and universal guidelines
*    linguistic analysis of specific languages and/or constructions
*    language typology and linguistic universals
*    treebank annotation, conversion and validation
*    word segmentation, morphological tagging and syntactic parsing
*    downstream applications in natural language processing

Priority will be given to papers that adopt a cross-lingual perspective.

We solicit two types of papers: regular workshop papers and 
cross-submissions. Papers will be presented as oral presentations or 
posters, but only regular workshop papers will be included in the 
proceedings published in the ACL Anthology, where no distinction will be 
made on the basis of mode of presentation.

The regular workshop papers can be long papers (maximum length of eight 
(8) pages of content) as well as short papers (maximum length of four 
(4) pages of content), and should report substantially original 
research. Reviews will be double-blind.

In addition to unpublished work, in the spirit of promoting discussion 
in the UD community, we also solicit papers on related topics that have 
already appeared elsewhere. The selection of these papers will solely be 
determined by the organizing committee.


on behalf of the organising committee,
Francis M. Tyers


Message: 6
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:26:23 +0100
From: Rafael Valencia Garcia <valen...@um.es>
Subject: [Corpora-List] SEPLN 2017 - Call for Workshops
To: corpora@uib.no

[Spanish version below]

*******We apologize for the multiple copies of this e-mail******



September 20-22, 2017

University of Murcia (Spain)


The XXXIII edition of the annual International Conference of the Spanish
Society for Natural Language Processing (SEPLN) will take place at the
University of Murcia (Spain) on 20-22 September 2017. A special worlshop
session is programmed the 19 September 2017.

The main objective of the meeting is to present the latest research
regarding Natural Language Processing (NLP) carried out by the scientific
community and the industrial sector. The conference also seeks to serve as
a bridge between research and industry as well as a forum for sharing new
projects in this field.

We encourage the submission of workshop proposals, small research meetings,
students and/or professionals to share information, experience and skills
on technological or professional advances that suggest promising directions
for future research.

Proposals for workshops should be sent to Rafael Valencia-García (
valen...@um.es), indicating the following information:

- Workshop title

- Name, affiliation, address, e-mail and phone number of workshop

- Name, affiliation and e-mail of other co-organizers, if any

- Tentative program committee members

- Summary of the workshop, including objectives, topics, justification,
methodology, minimum and maximum number of participants

- Special audio-visual, computer or hall disposition requirements

- Indicate if the workshops you are proposing have been run before, where,
and how many people attended

NOTE: All aspects of the scientific organization of the workshops
(scientific committee, paper selection, invited speakers, etc.) are the
sole responsibility of the workshop organizers.

The SEPLN scientific Committee will make the final decision regarding the
acceptance of the workshops.

Important Dates:

Proposal Submission: 15th January 2017
Workshop Acceptance/Rejection: 31st January 2017




20-22 de septiembre de 2017

Universidad de Murcia (España)


El XXXIII Congreso Internacional de la Sociedad Española para el
Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural (SEPLN) tendrá lugar en la Universidad
de Murcia (España) los días 20-22 de septiembre de 2017. Además se ha
programado una sesión especial para talleres el día 19 de septiembre de

El objetivo principal es ofrecer un foro para presentar las últimas
investigaciones y desarrollos en el ámbito de trabajo del Procesamiento del
Lenguaje Natural (PLN) tanto a la comunidad científica como a las empresas
del sector. También se pretende mostrar las posibilidades reales de
aplicación y conocer nuevos proyectos I+D en este campo.

Se solicita la propuesta de talleres/workshops: encuentros en pequeños
grupos que reúnan a investigadores, estudiantes y profesionales, con el fin
de compartir información y experiencia sobre avances tecnológicos o
profesionales significativos que marquen direcciones para futuras

Las propuestas de talleres/workshops se dirigirán por e-mail a Rafael
Valencia García (valen...@um.es), indicando la siguiente información:

- Título del taller

- Nombre, afiliación, dirección, e-mail y teléfono del responsable del
taller (interlocutor principal y válido frente al comité organizador)

- Nombre, afiliación y e-mail del resto de co-organizadores, en caso de

- Comité de programa tentativo

- Resumen del taller, incluyendo objetivos, temas a tratar, justificación
de su necesidad, metodología de desarrollo, número mínimo y máximo de

- Necesidades audiovisuales, informáticas o de disposición de la sala

- Indicar si se ha realizado antes el taller que se está proponiendo, dónde
se realizó y cuántas personas asistieron

NOTA: Todos los aspectos de carácter científico del workshop (comité de
programa, selección de artículos, invitados especiales, etc.) son
responsabilidad de los organizadores del workshop.

El Comité Científico de la SEPLN tomará la decisión final con respecto a la
aceptación y programación de todos los talleres.

Fechas Importantes:

Límite de envío de propuestas: 15 de enero de 2017
Comunicación de aceptación/rechazo de propuestas: 31 de enero de 2017
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Message: 7
Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:49:03 +0100
From: Thierry Hamon <ha...@limsi.fr>
Subject: [Corpora-List] Conf: COMPUTERM 2016, COLING Workshop,  12th
        December 2016, Osaka, Japan
To: corpora@uib.no

Call for Participation

COLING 2016 workshop

5th International Workshop on Computational Terminology (COMPUTERM 2016)

12th December 2016
Osaka, Japan


The fifth International Workshop on Computational Terminology will be
held in conjunction with the COLING 2016 conference and will take place
in Osaka, Japan.

Invited speaker

Min Song (Dept. of Lib. and Info. Science, Text and Social Media
Mining Lab, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea)
Analyzing Impact, Trend, and Diffusion of Knowledge associated with
Neoplasms Research

Accepted papers

Oral presentations

Contextual term equivalent search using domain-driven disambiguation
Caroline Barriere, Pierre André Ménard and Daphnée Azoulay

A Method of Augmenting Bilingual Terminology by Taking Advantage of
the Conceptual Systematicity of Terminologies
Miki Iwai, Koichi Takeuchi and Kyo Kageura

Acquisition of semantic relations between terms: how far can we get
with standard NLP tools?
Ina Roesiger, Julia Bettinger, Johannes Schäfer and Ulrich Heid

Local-Global Vectors to Improve Unigram Terminology Extraction
Ehsan Amjadian, Diana Inkpen, Tahereh Paribakht and Farahnaz Faez

Recognition of non-domain phrases in automatically extracted lists of
Agnieszka Mykowiecka, Malgorzata Marciniak and Piotr Rychlik

Short oral presentations

A Supervised Classifier for Automatic Term Recognition
YU Yuan, Jie Gao and Serge Sharoff


A semi automatic annotation approach for ontological and
terminological knowledge acquisition
Driss Sadoun

A Study on the Interplay Between the Corpus Size and Parameters of a
Distributional Model for Term Classification
Behrang QasemiZadeh

Constructing and Evaluating Controlled Bilingual Terminologies
Rei Miyata and Kyo Kageura

Evaluating a dictionary of human phenotype terms focusing on rare
Simon Kocbek, Toyofumi Fujiwara, Jin-Dong Kim and Tudor Groza

Evaluation of distributional semantic models: a holistic approach
Gabriel Bernier-Colborne and Patrick Drouin

Pattern-based Word Sketches for the Extraction of Semantic Relations
Pilar León-Araúz, Antonio San Martín and Pamela Faber

Providing and Analyzing NLP Terms for our Community
Gil Francopoulo, Joseph Mariani, Patrick Paroubek and Frédéric Vernier

Understanding Medical free text: A Terminology driven approach
Santosh Sai Krishna and Manoj Hans

About the Workshop

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.

Programme Committee

- Lynne Bowker, University of Ottawa, Canada
- Béatrice Daille, University of Nantes, France
- Louise Deléger, INRA, France
- Gregory Grefenstette, INRIA, University Paris Sud, France
- Yoshihiko Hayashi, Waseda University, Japan
- Olga Kanishcheva, Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine
- 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
- Fabio Rinaldi, University of Zurich, Switzerland
- Selja Seppälä, University of Florida, USA
- Karine Verspoor, University of Melbourne, Australia
- Jorge Vivaldi Palatresi, University Pompeu Fabra, Spain
- Pierre Zweigenbaum, LIMSI, France


? 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

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