CogAlex-III, a SIGLEX endorsed, post - COLING Workshop devoted to
Workshop: December 15, 2012, (Mumbai, India)
The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers involved in the construction and application of electronic dictionaries to discuss modifications of existing resources in line with the users' needs, thereby fully exploiting the advantages of the digital form. Given the breadth of the questions, we welcome reports on work from many perspectives, including but not limited to: computational lexicography, psycholinguistics, cognitive psychology, language learning and ergonomics.
The way we look at dictionaries, their creation and use, has changed dramatically over the past 30 years. (1) While being considered as an appendix to grammar in the past, they have in the meantime moved to centre stage. Indeed, there is hardly any task in NLP which can be conducted without them. (2) Also, many lexicographers work nowadays with huge digital corpora, using language technology to build and to maintain the lexicon. (3) Last, but not least, rather than being static entities (data-base view), dictionaries are now viewed as graphs, whose nodes and links (connection strengths) may change over time. Interestingly, properties concerning topology, clustering and evolution known from other disciplines (society, economy, human brain) also apply to dictionaries: everything is linked, hence accessible, and everything is evolving. Given these similarities, one may wonder what we can learn from these disciplines.
In this 3rd edition of the CogALex workshop we therefore intend to also invite scientists working in these fields, our goals being to broaden the picture, i.e. to gain a better understanding concerning the mental lexicon and to integrate these findings into our dictionaries in order to support navigation. Given recent advances in neurosciences, it appears timely to seek inspiration from neuroscientists studying the human brain. There is also a lot to be learned from other fields studying graphs and networks, even if their object of study is something else than language, for example biology, economy or society.
This workshop is about possible enhancements of existing electronic dictionaries. To perform the groundwork for the next generation of electronic dictionaries we invite researchers involved in the building of such dictionaries. The idea is to discuss modifications of existing resources by taking the users' needs and knowledge states into account, and to capitalize on the advantages of the digital media. For this workshop we invite papers including but not limited to the following topics which can be considered from various points of view: linguistics, neuro- or psycholinguistics (associations, tip-of-the-tongue problem), network-related sciences (complex graphs, network topology, small-world problem), etc.
For this workshop we invite papers including but not limited to the following topics:
|09:00-9:05||Welcome to participants|
|09:05-10:00||A. Polguère (invited speaker)||Like a Lexicographer Weaving Her Lexical Network [Abstract]|
|10:00-12:00||Session 1: Cognitive approaches (25' + 5')|
|10:00-10:30||M. Lafourcade & A. Joubert||Increasing long tail in weighted lexical networks|
|10:30-11:00||A. Anderson, T. Yuan, B. Murphy B. & M. Poesio||On discriminating fMRI representations of abstract WordNet taxonomic categories|
|11:00-11:30||M. Zock & D. Tesfaye||Automatic index creation to support navigation in lexical graphs encoding part_of relations|
|11:30-12:00||Tea and (hopefully) coffee-break|
|12:00-13:30||Session 2: Word meaning + ontological considerations (25' + 5')|
|12:00-12:30||S. Sridharan & B. Murphy||Modelling word meaning: distributional semantics and the corpus quality-quantity trade-off|
|12:30-13:00||F. Frontini, I. De Felice, F. Khan, I. Russo, M. Monachini M, G. Gagliardi & A. Panunzi||Verb interpretation for basic action types: annotation, ontology induction and creation of prototypical scenes|
|13:00-13:30||E. Eckard, L. Barque, A. Nasr & B. Sagot||Dictionary-ontology cross-enrichment: Using TLFi and WOLF to enrich one another.|
|13:30-14:30||(really quick) lunch|
|14:30-15:30||Session 3: Crafting lexicons, manual and automatic approaches (25' + 5')|
|14:30-15:00||D. Bouamor, N. Semmar & P. Zweigenbaum||Automatic construction of a multiword expression bilingual lexicon: a statistical machine translation evaluation perspective|
|15:00-15:30||N. Gader, V. Lux-Pogodalla & A. Polguère||Hand-Crafting a Lexical Network With a Knowledge-Based Graph Editor|
|15:30-16:30||Session 4: poster session (5' oral presentation per author + 30' poster)|
|15:30-15:35||N. Curteanu & M. Moruz||A Procedural DTD Project for Dictionary Entry Parsing Described with Parameterized Grammars|
|15:35-15:40||K. Anwarus Salam, H. Uchida H. & T. Nishino||Multilingual Universal Word Explanation Generation from UNL Ontology|
|15:40-15:45||R. Amaro & S. Mendes||Towards merging common and technical lexicon wordnets|
|15:45-15:50||S. Sarma, D. Sarmah, B. Brahma, H. Bharali, M. Mahanta & U. Saikia||Building Multilingual Lexical Resources using Wordnets: Structure, Design and Implementation|
|15:50-15:55||M. Sinha, A. Jana, T. Dasgupta T. & A. Basu||A New Semantic Lexicon and Similarity Measure in Bangla|
|15:55-16:00||P. Amaral, V. de Paiva, C. Condoravdi & A. Zaenen||Where’s the meeting that was cancelled? Existential implications of transitive verbs|
|16:30-17:00||Tea and (hopefully) coffee-break|
|17:00-18:00||Session 5: Pragmatic aspects (25' + 5')|
|17:00-17:30||A. Savary, B. Zaborowski, A. Krawczyk-Wieczorek & F. Makowiecki||SEJFEK - a lexicon and a shallow grammar of polish economic multi-word units|
|17:30-18:00||E. Manicheva, M. Petrova, E. Kozlova & T. Popova||The COMPRENO semantic model as integral framework for multilingual lexical database|
|18:00-18:15||Session 6: Wrap-up Discussion + closing address|
|18:15||End of the workshop|
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For each accepted paper, at least one author must register for this workshop before the deadline. Otherwise, the paper cannot be published in the proceedings.
Double submission policy: Authors may submit the same paper at several meetings, but a paper published at this workshop cannot be published elsewhere. In case of double submission, you must notify the workshop organizers in a separate e-mail immediately when you decide about the double submission, so we know that the paper might be withdrawn depending on the results elsewhere.