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MWE 2008
LREC 2008 workshop: Towards a Shared Task for Multiword Expressions
Dates Jun 1, 2008 (iCal) - Jun 1, 2008
Location: Marrakech, Morocco
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Submissions: Feb 29, 2008
Notification: Mar 28, 2008
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 LREC2008 - Towards a Shared Task for Multiword Expressions (MWE 

  endorsed by the ACL Special Interest Group on the Lexicon (SIGLEX)

Date: Sunday, 1 June 2008
Location: Marrakech, Morocco

Workshop web page:


In recent years, considerable progress has been made in our 
understanding of
multiword expressions (MWE), the development of algorithms for their 
extraction from corpora, and the automatic identification of additional
properties such as morphosyntactic preferences or the interpretation of
semi-compositional expressions.

It is difficult to compare results of the many published studies on 
MWEs and
obtain a broader perspective, though, because algorithms and implemented
systems have been evaluated on vastly different gold standards and 
corpora, in
different languages, for different subtypes of MWEs, etc. In order to 
make the
next big step forward, the field of MWE research needs a shared task 
in which
different approaches are applied to the same data sets, allowing 
new insights to be gained. Since there is as yet not a clear and 
accepted definition of multiword expressions, the first instalment of 
shared task will be of a more exploratory nature than the competitions 
have been carried out in other areas of computational linguistics.

The MWE 2008 workshop is primarily intended as a forum for collecting, 
and exploiting MWE evaluation resources.  We solicit contributions of 
resources from the MWE community, in particular:

  (1) manually annotated data sets (MWE candidates marked as true and 
      positives, or as different subtypes of MWEs);

  (2) data sets of MWEs annotated with additional properties; and

  (3) lists of known MWEs, e.g. from machine-readable dictionaries.

In addition, candidate data obtained from corpora with sophisticated
proprietary NLP tools may be of interest, helping researchers to apply 
statistical MWE identification techniques to a broad range of languages.

The contributed resources will be made available freely for research 
on, and should be accompanied by documentation (e.g.
annotation guidelines) on the SourceForge project wiki. Contributors 
will be
invited to submit a short paper (4 pages) describing their resource and
summarising previous research carried out on these data.

After collection of the resources, teams participating in the shared 
task can
evaluate their MWE extraction algorithms on multiple data sets and 
implications for their generalisability and further development. At the
workshop, the evaluation results of the different teams will be 
summarised and
compared. A call for papers and participation in the shared task is 
distributed separately.


If you are interested in contributing a MWE evaluation resource to our
initiative, please contact us by e-mail to make further arrangements.

If you have a SourceForge account, you will be able to upload the 
resource yourself
and document it on the project wiki.


Resource submission deadline: February 1, 2008
Paper submission deadline: February 29, 2008
Notification of acceptance: March 28, 2008
Camera-ready papers due: April 4, 2008
Workshop date: June 1, 2008


Nicole Grégoire
University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

Stefan Evert
University of Osnabrueck, Germany

Brigitte Krenn
Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (�?FAI), Austria


For any inquiries regarding the workshop please contact Nicole Grégoire

This CfP was obtained from WikiCFP

Facts about "MWE 2008"
AcronymMWE 2008 +
End dateJune 1, 2008 +
Event typeWorkshop +
Has coordinates31° 37' 47", -7° 59' 41"Latitude: 31.629713888889
Longitude: -7.9946305555556
Has location cityMarrakech +
Has location countryCategory:Morocco +
Homepage +
IsAEvent +
NotificationMarch 28, 2008 +
Start dateJune 1, 2008 +
Submission deadlineFebruary 29, 2008 +
TitleLREC 2008 workshop: Towards a Shared Task for Multiword Expressions +