Challenges for WordNets

Original Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

Much research on wordnets focuses either on their construction
or their use in some application. Few papers bridge the gap by
discussing how different wordnet models and construction methods
affect their effectiveness in use, or how different applications
require different parts of language to be modeled.

For this reason, we are experimenting with a new workshop
series challenges for wordnet, to give wordnet users and
developers a chance to share experiences both good and bad. It
will be co-located with the First Conference on Language, Data and
Knowledge (LDK 2017) in Galway, Ireland. The workshop will start
with some short presentations and then finish with an extended
discussion based on the challenges presented. We welcome position
statements on the following (or related) topics:

  • Issues for Modeling Languages
    • missing parts-of-speech in wordnet (e.g. prepositions, conjunctions)
    • incomplete representation (e.g. semantics of adverbs)
    • links to examples/corpora
    • what is a wordnet
    • basic building blocks of a wordnet
    • language/dialect differences
  • Issues of Compatibility
    • integration with other resources
    • wordnets vs ontologies
    • licenses
  • Application Issues
    • consistent coverage
    • named entities
    • scaling up
    • wordnet services: WSD, similarity, …
    • maintenance
    • versionings and updating
  • Evaluation
    • quality measures
    • experts vs crowds
    • translation vs monolingual construction

Please submit papers of between 4-10 pages, excluding references, formatted using the Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence formatting guidelines. Submissions should be anonymous. Submissions will be reviewed by at least 3 reviewers and will be made available on online prior to the workshop.

Authors of good submisions will be invited to submit extended versions for a special issue of the Cognitive Studies | Études cognitives journal (https://ispan.waw.pl/journals/index.php/cs-ec/index). The extended versions will be carefully peer reviewed, but the scope of this special issue will be set in advance.

Papers should be submitted via EasyChair

The workshop is supported by the CLARIN-PL research infrastructure (http://clarin-pl.eu)

LDK 2017 conference received support from the Global WordNet Association Board

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Paper submission: 30 March
  • Notification of Acceptance: 21 April
  • Workshop Date: 18 June 14:00-18:00

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

  • Maciej Piasecki – Wroclaw University of Technology
  • Francis Bond – Nanyang Technological University
  • John P. McCrae – Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Jan Wieczorek – Wroclaw University of Technology

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

  • Maciej Piasecki – Wroclaw University of Technology (chair)
  • Francis Bond – Nanyang Technological University
  • John P. McCrae – Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Ewa Rudnicka – Wroclaw University of Technology
  • German Rigau – Polytechnic University of Catalonia
  • Darja Fišer – University of Ljubljana
  • Sonja Bosch – University of South Africa, Pretoria
  • Monica Monachini – National Research Council of Italy
  • Verginica Mititelu – Romanian Academy
  • Stanisław Szpakowicz – Emeritus Professor, University of Ottawa
  • Antoni Oliver Gonzalez – Open University of Catalonia
  • Veronika Vincze – University of Szeged
  • Eneko Agirre – University of the Basque Country
  • Piek Th. J. M. Vossen – VU University Amsterdam
  • Adam Pease – Articulate Software
  • Shikhar Kr. Sarma – Gauhati University
  • Shu-Kai Hsieh – National Taiwan University
  • Christiane D. Fellbaum – Princeton University
  • Bolette Sandford Pedersen – University of Copenhagen