2003 Conference on Empirical Methods
in Natural Language Processing
Preliminary Call for Papers
Association for Computational
Linguistics' special interest group on linguistic data and
corpus-based approaches to NLP, invites submissions to EMNLP 2003.
The conference will be held on July 11-12 in Sapporo, Japan,
immediately following the 41st meeting of the ACL
We are interested in papers from academia, government, and industry on
all areas of traditional interest to the SIGDAT community and aligned
fields, including but not limited to:
- information extraction
- information retrieval
- language and dialogue modeling
- lexical acquisition
- machine translation
- multilingual technologies
- question answering
- statistical parsing
- term and named entity extraction
- word sense disambiguation
- word, term, and text segmentation
- general NLP-related machine learning techniques:
theory, methods and algorithms
In addition to
providing a general forum, the theme for this year is
"Combining Deep Analysis and Statistical
Methods for NLP"
We solicit papers that describe attempts to apply statistical analysis
to "deeper" representations of natural language than existing methods.
Some illustrative examples are:
- Statistical processing of syntactic formalisms which give
detailed analyses, such as LFG, CCG, HPSG, or TAG.
- Extraction of logical form/predicate-argument structure, or
information extraction that goes beyond named entities to relations
- Statistical approaches to dialogue systems.
- Statistical approaches to generation.
- Corpus-based approaches to machine translation which make
use of deeper analyses than the original IBM alignment models.
- Empirical and statistical work on Natural Language "Understanding".
- Work connecting statistical NLP to research in probabilistic
reasoning and representation in AI, for example reinforcement
learning and belief networks.
Submissions should take the form of full papers (up to 8 pages in
two-column format) describing original, unpublished work. Papers
being submitted to other meetings must provide this information on the
will be coming soon; see also last year
Important Dates (Preliminary)
Submission deadline: April 4, 2003
Acceptance notification: May 9, 2003
Camera-ready copy due: June 6, 2003
Conference: July 11-12, 2003
(chair), MIT AI Lab, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(co-chair), University of Edinburgh,
Conference URL http://www.ai.mit.edu/people/mcollins/emnlp03