Final CFP: EMNLP workshop on Taxonomy Extraction with Applications in Semantics (TEXAS)

Taxonomy Extraction with Applications in Semantics (TEXAS)

At EMNLP 2014, 29 October 2014, Doha, Qatar
** Submission deadline: August 8, 2014 **

Taxonomies form the backbone of knowledge-based systems by organizing 
knowledge in a machine interpretable manner and facilitating information 
integration. Hierarchical structures provide valuable input in 
knowledge-intensive applications such as question answering and textual 
entailment and are useful tools for browsing and navigation of document 
collections, especially when applied for exploration and discovery.

The TEXAS workshop aims at addressing these issues by providing a venue 
for presenting and discussing approaches that evaluate taxonomy 
extraction [7], and its subtasks (term/concept extraction, term/concept 
relation discovery, taxonomy construction and cleaning) in the context 
of semantic applications such as: entity search, entity disambiguation 
and linking, information integration and summarization, knowledge 
acquisition, knowledge sharing, inference in NLP tasks (question 
answering, textual entailment), etc. In this way, progress towards 
automatically constructed hierarchies can be measured relative to other 
tasks and real-world applications.

Expected research topics of relevance to the workshop:

  * application-based evaluation of taxonomies in question answering,
    document browsing,document clustering, expert finding or other
  * using automatically constructed taxonomies for searching, browsing
    and organizing information
  * constructing taxonomies for/from social media
  * probabilistic models for topic hierarchies (hierarchical topic
  * constructing taxonomies using hierarchical clustering
  * using distributional models for taxonomy construction
  * acquisition and modeling of categorical structure and modeling human
    category acquisition
  * constructing topic categorization systems and subject hierarchies
  * constructing hierarchical faceted metadata structures
  * methods for transforming semi-structured knowledge resources into
  * merging and aligning existing resources for taxonomy construction
  * comparing, aligning and evaluating existing hierarchical structures
  * domain glossary acquisition and extracting taxonomies from definitions
  * constructing application/domain specific taxonomies from existing
    resources (lexical resources,Linked Open Data, Wikipedia category
    structure, semantic networks)
  * using different hierarchical structures (e.g., tree, DAG) and
    relation types (e.g., hyponymy, meronymy) for taxonomy construction
  * attaching Named Entities to hierarchical structures and using Named
    Entities to drive taxonomy construction by extensional analysis
  * multilinguality and taxonomies: constructing and using multilingual

Paper Submissions

Submissions should be made electronically, using the Softconf at
Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL 2014 proceedings 
and should not exceed 8 pages of content and one additional references page.
The LaTeX style files and the Microsoft Word style files tailored for 
this year's conference are available at:

The reviewing of papers will be double-blind, so please make sure your 
paper shows the title, but no author information. You should likewise 
not have any self identifying references anywhere in the paper submitted 
for review. For example, rather than this: "We showed previously (Smith, 
2001), ...", use citations such as: "Smith (2001) previously showed 
...". References to your own work in thesis proposals should also be 
anonymized. You may for example write it as “in X (2000) we showed”, 
etc. and do not add your papers in the reference list.

Important Dates

     Paper submission: August 8, 2014
     Paper notification: August 26, 2014
     Camera ready: September 15
     Workshop: October 29, 2014

Further information

Further information is available on the workshop website at or by emailing the 
workshop organisers.

Workshop Organisers

     Dr. Paul Buitelaar - Unit for Natural Language Processing Insight, 
National University of Ireland, Galway
     Dr. Georgeta Bordea - Unit for Natural Language Processing Insight, 
National University of Ireland, Galway
     Prof. Roberto Navigli - Linguistic Computing Laboratory Dept. of 
Computer Science Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
     Stefano Faralli - Linguistic Computing Laboratory Dept. of Computer 
Science Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

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