Call for Papers: *SEM 2014

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS for *SEM 2014 (pronounced STARSEM)
August 23-24, Dublin, Ireland
Co-located with COLING 2014

Paper submission deadline: 11 April 2014 (GMT -12)

First Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce that the ACL special interest groups SIGLEX and SIGSEM
are organizing the third joint conference on lexical and computational semantics:
*SEM (pronounced starsem). This time *SEM will be collocated with COLING in Dublin.

The event will provide two days filled with presentations about state-of-the-art
research on semantics and serve as an important forum for the lexical & computational
semantics community.
*SEM brings together researchers interested in various aspects of semantic processing
of human language. The conference embraces both symbolic and probabilistic approaches,
and everything in between; theoretical contributions as well as practical applications
exploiting semantic processing are welcome.

The long-term goal of *SEM is to provide a stable forum for the growing number of NLP
researchers working on all aspects of semantics.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Data-driven semantics
* Word sense disambiguation and induction
* (Named) Entity linking
* Distributional and statistical semantics
* Multiword and idiomatic expressions
* Semantic parsing and interpretation
* Frames and semantic role labeling
* Formal approaches to semantics
* Semantic ambiguity and underspecification
* Mathematical methods for semantics
* Temporal entities and relations
* Pronouns and coreference
* Single- and cross-document coreference
* Discourse structure and presupposition
* Rhetorical relations
* Sentiment analysis
* Extra-propositional aspects of meaning
* Semantic annotation and evaluation
* Textual inference and question answering
* Generation and summarization
* Semantics for social media
* Knowledge mining and acquisition
* Semantic web and ontologies
* Ontology learning and population
* Grounding and wikification


Submissions to *SEM-2014 must describe unpublished work and be written in English.
We solicit both long and short papers.
Long papers may consist of up to nine (9) pages of content, plus at most two extra
pages for references. Short papers may consist of up to five (5) pages, plus one extra
page for references.
Long papers typically describe original research and will be presented orally. Short
papers (typically: ongoing research, project or system description, opinion piece) will
be presented as a poster.
Each submission will be reviewed by at least three program committee members.
Final versions should take into account the comments from the reviewers.

As the reviewing will be blind, the paper must not include the authors’ names and
affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author’s identity, e.g.,
“We previously showed (Smith, 1991) …” must be avoided. Instead, use citations such
as “Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) …”. Papers that do not conform to these
requirements will be rejected without review.
In addition, please do not post your submissions on the web until after the review
process is complete. For a paper to be include in the conference proceedings, at least
one of the authors must be registered as participant for the *SEM conference.

Papers will be submitted using the START system, which will be accessible from the
conference web page. Double submission of papers will have to be notified at submission.

Formatting instructions

will be made available on the conference web page.

IMPORTANT DATES (all deadlines GMT -12)

*SEM papers due:                    April 11th 2014
*SEM Notification of acceptance:    May   28th 2014
*SEM Camera-ready deadline:         June  13th 2014
*SEM Conference:                    August 23-24th 2014

Organization and Program Committee

General Chair
Johan Bos
Program Co-chairs
Anette Frank
Roberto Navigli
Area Chairs
Anna Korhonen
Bernardo Magnini
Katja Markert
Gerard de Melo
Stephen Pulman
Sabine Schulte im Walde
Yannick Versley

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