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DEADLINE EXTENSION ** 15 February 2018 **


LREC 2018 Workshop: Natural Language Processing meets Journalism
Miyazaki, Japan

***    http://nlpj2018.fbk.eu  ****

“Natural Language meets Journalism” is a workshop dedicated to the application 
of NLP to analysis of news. The previous edition have revealed a series of 
topics for which interesting and useful papers have emerged, consolidating our 
belief that indeed NLP can be instrumental at all levels of news creation, 
reading and digestion.

At this workshop we are welcoming papers exploring ways to improve the mass 
media process, for journalists and readers as well. We anticipate papers that 
report on state-of-the-art inquiries into the analysis and use of large to huge 
news corpora. A news corpus is generally understood as scoping over newspapers, 
social networks, the web, etc. The papers should present computational 
techniques able to manage a huge quantity of information and/or to perform deep 
analyses that extend over actual state of the art. We welcome reports on the 
recent progress on overcoming the bottlenecks in open domain relation 
extraction, paraphrasing, textual entailments and semantic similarity, and on 
their results in analyzing news content. However, we are also greatly 
interested in technologies for enhancing the communicative function of language 
in this context more generally, including in computational humor, language 
creativity for advertising, or plagiarism for example.


* Advanced NLP news applications
* Automatic temporal annotation
* Automatic advertising and slogan generation
* Causality and relatedness in news
* Crowd-sourcing information gathering and reporting
* Epochs and styles in journalism
* Entity and event linking in social networks
* Discourse similarity
* Detecting patterns in developing news
* Dissemination of news through social media
* Fact checking on corpus extracted information
* Fact Checking and Journalism Ethic
* Intelligent tools for journalists, publishers, news readers
*  Linking multi media information
* News and content recommendation and personalization
* New approaches to news commenting
* News summarization
* Analyzing and Detecting Biased Language
* Trust and credibility
* Tools, Platforms and Languages by/for Journalists
* Opinion changing and event drifting
* Patterns and cliché detection
* Plagiarism detection
* Political and social discourse analysis
* Predicting changes in news flow
* Propagandistic style detection
* Providing and encouraging information diversity
* Sense and discourse shifting
* Social media analytics for news
* Spotting important events on social networks
* Story tools and narrative frameworks
* Technologies for providing context to news
* Trend prediction

Important Dates

Submission date: 15 February 2018

The LREC official format is requested. The recommended length is 4 pages, plus 
references. The form of the presentation maybe oral or poster, while in the 
proceedings there is no difference between the accepted papers.

Please submit your paper through the site:  
The submission is anonymous. Each paper will be reviewed but at least two 
independent reviewers.

Octavian Popescu, IBM Research , US
Carlo Strapparava, FBK, Italy

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