Call for Papers:
As part of the
22nd Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society
(Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Sprachwissenschaft),
March 1 - 3, 2000 in Marburg
we are organizing a workshop on
their linguistic description
and acquisition from text.
The workshop aims to bring together research on collocations - and
any kind of related multi-word-lexemes - from formal linguistics,
descriptive linguistics and lexicography as well as Natural Language
Processing and its applications.
Despite increasing interest in idiomaticity within theoretical and
formal linguistics, there is still a gap between the needs of NLP
lexicons and the descriptive tradition in lexicography and applied
linguistics. In the framework of formal grammars, mainly the syntactic
description of collocations (in particular support verb constructions)
has been discussed, but the integration of collocational lexicons into
broad coverage formal grammars is still an open issue.
Contributions are invited on all relevant topics, in particular the
-- The linguistic description of collocations: definition
criteria; collocations vs. idiomatic expressions; collocations vs.
support verb constructions etc.; the grammatical description of
collocational phenomena (complex predicates, the description of
predicative nouns in support verb constructions etc.).
-- The interaction between lexicon and grammar: generalizations,
sub-regularities in the lexicon; lexical rules, the relationship
between semantic classifications and collocational preferences;
contrastive generalizations (Germanic vs. Romance languages).
-- The acquisition of collocational information from text:
stochastic grammars, statistical cooccurrence measures, clustering
techniques, hybrid systems; partial parsing, morphosyntactic
extraction patterns etc.; possibilities of combining symbolic and
statistical extraction procedures.
-- Applications of detailed collocational descriptions: broad
coverage grammars and lexicons, computer-assisted language learning,
machine translation, information extraction and information retrieval.
-- Should be maximally 3 pages with 2,5cm (1 inch) margins
-- Submission on paper (3 copies) or via e-mail as ASCII text or
files; no word processing formats!
-- First page to include title, author(s), author(s)' affiliation,
address, telephone, telefax, e-mail
-- Submission of abstracts: August 15, 1999
-- Notification of acceptance/rejection: August 31, 1999
-- Submission of a short abstract (1 page) for the proceedings: December
-- Conference date: March 01 - 03, 2000
Ulrich Heid und Anke Luedeling
Institut fuer Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung, Universitaet Stuttgart
Institut fuer Semantische Informationsverarbeitung
Submissions, inquiries and comments should be addressed to
Institut fuer Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung
70174 Stuttgart Germany