Third Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics

Napoli, December 5-6 2016

Call for Papers

Submission deadline: 15/7/2016


CLIC­It invites submissions of papers on research in all aspects of automated Natural Language Processing. Relevant topics for the conference include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

Cognitive modeling of language processing and psycholinguistics

area chairs: Davide Crepaldi, Gianluca Lebani, Vito Pirrelli

Neural network architectures for language processing; models of the mental lexicon; embodied semantics; multilevel, multimodal and multilingual language acquisition and loss; reading and writing; language comprehension and production; emergence of language structures at domain boundaries; sign language; discourse and conversation; diagnosis and rehabilitation of language disorders; elicitation and annotation of experimental and naturalistic language data; figurative and idiomatic language use; language education.

NLP for Digital Humanities

area chairs: Marco Passarotti, Sara Tonelli

Annotation and NLP for historical and literary texts; NLP and digital libraries; attribution studies; sentiment analysis and text mining in Digital Humanities; named entity recognition for historical and literary texts; OCR in ancient texts; knowledge representation in Digital Humanities; text readability; domain adaptation of NLP tools for Digital Humanities; clustering historical and literary texts; language resources for historical languages.

Information Retrieval and Question Answering

area chairs: Nicola Ferro, Alessandro Moschitti

Information Retrieval (IR) and seeking; IR architectures; document summarization; indexing and content analysis; entity search for IR and QA; semantic search for IR and QA; aspect­based IR; textual entailment for QA; queries and query analysis; query completion; retrieval models and ranking; question answering and interactive IR; community QA; question retrieval; question classification; neural models for QA; knowledge­based QA; interactive QA; paraphrasing for IR and QA; machine learning for IR; learning to rank; semantic matching; user­centered and task­based IR; click models; contextual IR; cross­language retrieval, multilingual retrieval; IR for structured and semi- structured data; visual analytics for IR; evaluation: evaluation methods and metrics; building test collections; crowdsourcing for evaluation; human computing; user­oriented and user­centered test and evaluation; offline and online evaluation.

Information Extraction, Entity Linking and (Linked) Open Data

area chairs: Valerio Basile, Roberto Navigli

Traditional and open information extraction; relation extraction; document representation; indexing and content analysis; text and document classification; opinion mining and (aspect­based) sentiment analysis for Information Extraction; named entity recognition and disambiguation; ontology lexicalization and summarization; entity linking; machine reading; semantic Web and (linked) open data resources and tools; linguistic linked data.

Linguistic Resources

area chairs: Cristina Bosco, Monica Monachini, Simonetta Vietri

Corpora (written, spoken, mixed, domain specific, multilingual); computational lexica (methods, domain specific adaptation, coverage, typology, multilingual, wordnets); annotation schemes (creation, adaptation, annotation specifications); standard for language resources (best practices, standardization initiatives, annotation guidelines, metadata); innovative methods for the acquisition, creation and annotation of language resources (crowdsourcing, gamification, collaborative approaches); evaluation and validation methods; interoperability and re­usability (merging, derivation/construction of language resources, including multingual approaches); ontologies (development and exploitation).

Machine Translation and Multilingual Applications

area chairs: Mauro Cettolo, Johanna Monti

Advances in machine translation (MT); neural machine translation; MT for computer assisted translation (CAT) tools (integration, interactive and adaptive MT, MT quality estimation, automatic post­editing, etc.); language resources for MT and CAT tools (parallel and comparable corpora, dictionaries, grammars, translation memories, terminological databases, etc.); empirical studies on translation data and error analysis; machine learning for MT (online learning, deep learning, etc.); crowd­sourcing methods for MT; manual and automatic MT evaluation techniques; speech translation; use of NLP technologies in MT (paraphrasing, cross­language information retrieval, information extraction, etc.).

Pragmatics, Creativity and Linguistic Games

area chairs: Marco de Gemmis, Marco Gori, Massimo Poesio

Anaphora; metaphor; discourse; emotions and personality; linguistic creativity; serendipity and unexpectedness; figurative language; linguistic games (word puzzles, crosswords, etc.).

Semantics and Knowledge Acquisition

area chairs: Raffaela Bernardi, Aldo Gangemi, Massimo Zanzotto

Textual entailment; distributional semantics; compositional distributional semantics; open knowledge extraction; human­robot natural language interfaces; formal semantics; multimodal semantic models; syntax­semantics interface; word sense disambiguation; semantic role labeling; entity recognition; ontology alignment and entity linking; ontology learning and population; lexical linked data; lexical ontologies; ontology ­ lexicon interfaces; semantic annotation; natural language generation from formal knowledge.

Spoken language processing and understanding

area chairs: Piero Cosi, Antonio Origlia

Spoken language processing and understanding: detection and synthesis of spoken language; dialogue systems; technologies and systems for new ASR and TTS applications; automatic translation of spoken language: automatic translation; cross- linguistic applications.

Morphology and Syntax Processing

area chairs: Alberto Lavelli, Alessandro Mazzei

Morphological analysis; part­of­speech tagging; dependency parsing; constituency parsing; syntactic complexity; methodologies for evaluation of parsing; partial/shallow/skeleton parsing; parsing of domain languages; Tree Adjoining Grammars; Categorial Grammars; parsing of non canonical varieties of the language (blogs, microblogs, bad format text etc.); syntax and grammars for Natural Language Generation; microplanning and realization in Natural Language Generation.

NLP for Web and Social Media

area chairs: Danilo Croce, Felice Dell'Orletta

Linguistic analysis of noisy web data; content filtering and relevance, identity and reputation; entity resolution for social media; social network analysis; community detection using blogs or microblog content; emotion detection, sentiment analysis and opinion mining for social media; lexical semantic resources, corpora and annotations of social media; syntax, morphology, vocabulary and semantics in social media; language detection, multilingualism and automatic translation in social media; content­based and social­based recommendation; message geolocation; emergency situation awareness, damage detection through social media; detection of abnormal behaviour and threats; social­network motivated methods or tools for Natural Language Processing.

Linguistic Issues in CL and NLP

area chairs: Alessandro Lenci, Paola Merlo

Quantitative approaches and linguistic theory; computational models of diachronic and diatopic variation; language complexity; computational analysis of language universals; linguistic theories and corpus annotation; gradience in grammar; idioms, constructions, and MWEs; extraction of grammatical and lexical information from corpora; computational models of grammar and lexical acquisition.

Machine Learning for CL and NLP

area chairs: Giuseppe Attardi, Roberto Basili

Machine learning, on­line learning, statistical learning for language processing, kernel- based learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning, grounding from sensors (vision and speech), word embeddings, supervised and unsupervised lexical learning, compositional distributional semantics, supervised and unsupervised learning for semantic inference, application of language learning algorithms: question answering, information extraction, relation extraction, machine translation; sentiment analysis and opinion mining.


CLiC-IT 2016

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