[Humanist] 30.816 pubs: Digitalia cfp; semantic models cfp

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Wed Mar 8 07:32:14 CET 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 816.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Kiril Simov" <kivs at bultreebank.org>                      (87)
        Subject: First CFP: Special Issue of CIT Journal on Semantic Models
                for NLP

  [2]   From:    Corina Moldovan <corimoldovan at gmail.com>                  (32)
        Subject: First call for Papers, Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai

        Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2017 11:17:30 +0200
        From: "Kiril Simov" <kivs at bultreebank.org>
        Subject: First CFP: Special Issue of CIT Journal on Semantic Models for NLP
        In-Reply-To: <20170128070301.D5E018863 at digitalhumanities.org>

Special Issue of Cybernetics and Information Technologies Journal
Semantic Models for NLP


With the availability of large language data online, cross-linked lexical 
resources (such as BabelNet, Predicate Matrix and UBY) and semantically 
annotated corpora (SemCor, OntoNotes, etc.) more and more applications in 
NLP have started to exploit various semantic models. The semantic models 
have been created on the base of LSA, clustering, word embeddings, deep 
learning, neural networks, etc. and abstract logical forms, such as Minimal 
Recursion Semantics (MRS) or Abstract Meaning Representation (AMR) etc.

Additionally, the Linguistic Linked Open Data Cloud has been initiated (LLOD 
cloud) which interlinks linguistic data for improving the tasks of NLP. This 
cloud has been expanding enormously for the last four-five years. It 
includes corpora, lexicons, thesauri, knowledge bases of various kinds, 
organized around appropriate ontologies, such as LEMON. The semantic models 
behind the data organization as well as the representation of the semantic 
resources themselves are a challenge to the NLP community.

The NLP applications that extensively rely on the above discussed models 
include Machine Translation, Information Extraction, Question Answering, 
Text Simplification, etc.

The idea behind this Special Issue is to gather unpublished contributions on 
the creation, maintenance and usage of semantic models for specific NLP 
tasks. We are interested in both – supervised and unsupervised approaches as 
well as in models that are predefined in structured resources or extracted 
on-the-fly from unstructured data.

Topics of Interest Include but are not Limited to:
- Combining syntagmatic (corpus-based) and paradigmatic (lexicon-based) 
relations into semantic models
- Approaches to modeling semantically similarity and relatedness
- Design and application of distributional semantics models
- Graph-based semantic methods
- Shallow and deep semantic architectures, based on neural networks
- Integrating non-semantic linguistic knowledge into semantic models
- The applicability of the various logical semantic representations for NLP 
- Linking of linguistic resources through appropriate semantic models

The Journal
- Presents original scientific papers to the subject areas among which: 
artificial intelligence, linguistic modelling, computer communication 
technologies, information technologies in education, etc.
- Has an SJR rank and is indexed in Elsevier SCOPUS, Thomson Reuters 
Emerging Sources Citation Index and other 20 databases
- Is an Open Access Journal

Important dates
1 June 2017 - Deadline for submitting papers
31 July 2017 - Notification of acceptance
15 September 2017 – Deadline for final version of the papers
15 December 2017 - Printing the Special Issue

Papers are invited with length of 10 to 15 pages together with the 
They should follow the authors’ instructions at the link: 
The submissions have to be sent to the guest editors.

Guest Editors
Kiril Simov, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies at 
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (kivs at bultreebank.org)
Petya Osenova, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies at 
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski” (petya 
at bultreebank.org)

Guest Editorial Board
Galia Angelova, IICT-BAS
Antonio Branco, University of Lisbon
Francis Bond, Nanyang Technological University
Gosse Bouma, University of Groningen
Aljoscha Burchardt, DFKI
Nicoletta Calzolari, Institute for Computational Linguistics “A. Zampolli”
Ann Copestake, University of Cambridge
Thierry Declerck, DFKI
Christiane D. Fellbaum, Princeton University
Sandra Kübler, Indiana University
Allesandro Lenci, University of Pisa
John Mccrae, National University of Ireland Galway
Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton
Preslav Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar Foundation
Maciej Piasecki, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
Piek Vossen, Vreje Universiteit, Amsterdam
Dekai Wu, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology 

        Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2017 15:29:29 +0200
        From: Corina Moldovan <corimoldovan at gmail.com>
        Subject: First call for Papers, Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Digitalia
        In-Reply-To: <20170128070301.D5E018863 at digitalhumanities.org>

First call for papers

Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Digitalia

The Studia UBB Digitalia is the official journal of the Transylvania
Digital Humanities Center - DigiHUBB
 http://digihubb.centre.ubbcluj.ro/index.php . It publishes papers on
digital humanities current research topics, and will have a special section
dedicated to South Eastern Europe related to the history of computing,
digital art, linguistic analysis, corpora creation and other topics related
to digital humanities.

Studia UBB Digitalia is a double-blind peer reviewed journal devoted to
promote a high level of academic research on innovative subjects and
emergent topics at the crossroads of digital humanities, linguistics,
history, art and various professional practices,  striving to foster a
strong collaboration among researchers from Babes-Bolyai University
Cluj-Napoca and from abroad.

For the first issue we welcome papers on general topics related to digital
humanities. This is an exploratory issue, trying to gather papers on
current trends, debates, paradigms and theories in digital humanities. We
welcome applications from scholars at all stages of their careers from all
disciplines and fields, from private sector companies and public sector
organizations, from artists and public intellectuals, from networks and
individuals. Studia UBB Digitalia is a multilingual journal and
accepts papers
in English, French, German, Romanian. All articles should be submitted with
an abstract and keywords in English. Please use the MLA Style in redacting
your paper. The length of submitted texts should be between 5000 and 8000.

Important dates

Deadline for submission: 15th of May 2017.
The first Issue will be published in late June 2017.

The papers will be submited trough the journal platform:

Further information

Corina Moldovan, editor in chief

Mail: corina.moldovan at lett.ubbcluj.ro

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