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              First Call for Paper Submissions

                        COLING 2010
             Workshop on Multiword Expressions:
           from Theory to Applications (MWE 2010)

              http://multiword.sf.net/mwe2010

endorsed by the Special Interest Group on the Lexicon of the
     Association for Computational Linguistics (SIGLEX)
                         Beijing, China

              Submission deadline: May 30, 2010
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Multiword Expressions (MWEs) are a ubiquitous component of natural
languages and appear steadily on a daily basis, both in specialized
and in general-purpose communication. While easily mastered by
native speakers, their interpretation poses a major challenge for
automated analysis due to their flexible and heterogeneous nature.
Therefore, the automated processing of MWEs is desirable for any
natural language application that involves some degree of semantic
interpretation, e.g., Machine Translation, Information Extraction,
and Question Answering.

In spite of the recent advances in the field, there is a wide range
of open problems that prevent MWE treatment techniques from full
integration in current NLP systems. In MWE'2010, we will be
interested in major challenges in the overall process of MWE
treatment, asking for original research related but not limited to
the following topics:

* MWE resources: Although underused in most current state-of-the-art
    approaches, resources are key for developing real-world
    applications capable of interpreting MWEs. We call for papers
    describing the process of building MWE resources, constructed
    both manually and automatically from text corpora; we are also
    interested in assessing the usability of such resources in
    various MWE tasks.

* Hybrid approaches: We invite research on integrating heterogeneous
    MWE treatment techniques and resources in NLP applications. Such
    hybrid approaches can aim, for example, at the combination of
    results from symbolic and statistical approaches, at the fusion
    of manually built and automatically extracted resources, or at
    the design of language learning techniques.

* Domain adaptation: Real-world NLP applications need to be robust
    to deal with texts coming from different domains. We thus call
    for papers assessing the performance of MWE methods across
    domains or describing domain adaptation techniques for MWEs.

* Multilingualism: Parallel and comparable corpora are gaining
    popularity as a resource for automatic MWE discovery and
    treatment. We are also interested in the integration of MWE
    processing in multilingual applications such as machine
    translation and multi-lingual information retrieval, as well as
    in porting existing monolingual MWE approaches to new languages.


SUBMISSIONS

We invite submissions of original and unpublished work as full
papers. All submissions must follow the COLING 2010 formatting
requirements (available soon at www.coling-2010.org).

Reviewing will be double-blind, and thus no author information
should be included in the papers; self-reference should be avoided
as well. Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be
rejected without review. Accepted papers will appear in the workshop
proceedings and will be presented orally.


IMPORTANT DATES

May 30, 2010: Paper submission deadline
Jun 30, 2010: Notification of acceptance
Aug 21-22 or Aug 28, 2010: Workshop (exact date to be determined)


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Inaki Alegria          (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
Dimitra Anastasiou     (Limerick University, Ireland)
Timothy Baldwin        (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Colin Bannard          (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Francis Bond           (Nanyang Technological University , Singapore)
Paul Cook              (University of Toronto, Canada)
Beatrice Daille        (Nantes University, France)
Gael Dias              (Beira Interior University, Portugal)
Stefan Evert           (University of Osnabrueck, Germany)
Roxana Girju           (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Nicole Gregoire        (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Chikara Hashimoto      (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan)
Marti Hearst           (University of California at Berkeley, USA)
Ulrich Heid            (Stuttgart University, Germany)
Kyo Kageura            (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Min-Yen Kan            (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Adam Kilgarriff        (Lexical Computing Ltd, UK)
Su Nam Kim             (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Anna Korhonen          (University of Cambridge, UK)
Brigitte Krenn         (Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Austria)
Cvetana Krstev         (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
Begona Villada Moiron  (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Rosamund Moon          (University of Birmingham, UK)
Jan Odijk              (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Stephan Oepen          (Stanford University, USA and University of Oslo, Norway)
Darren Pearce          (London Knowledge Lab, UK)
Pavel Pecina           (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Scott Piao             (Lancaster University, UK)
Thierry Poibeau        (Universite Paris-Nord, France)
Elisabete Ranchhod     (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Barbara Rosario        (Inter Research, USA)
Diarmuid Ó Séaghdha    (University of Cambridge, UK)
Violeta Seretan        (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Stan Szpakowicz        (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Beata Trawinski        (University of Tuebingen, Germany)
Vivian Tsang           (Bloorview Research Institute, Canada)
Kyioko Uchiyama        (Keio University, Japan)
Ruben Urizar           (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
Tony Veale             (University College Dublin, Ireland)


WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS AND CONTACT

Eric Laporte           (Universite Paris-Est, France)
Preslav Nakov          (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Carlos Ramisch         (University of Grenoble, France)
Aline Villavicencio    (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

For any inquiries regarding the workshop please send an e-mail to mwe2010workshop at gmail.com