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Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

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12 December 2016, Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon (CogALex V), Osaka, Japan

Date: Monday 12 December 2016
Location: Osaka, Japan
Deadline: Sunday 25 September 2016

The goal of COGALEX is to provide a forum for researchers in NLP, psychologists, computational lexicographers and users of lexical resources to share their knowledge and needs concerning the construction, organization and use of a lexicon by people (lexical access) and machines (NLP, IR, data-mining).

This workshop is about possible enhancements of lexical resources and electronic dictionaries, as well as on any aspect relevant to the achieve a better understanding of the mental lexicon and semantic memory. Chris Biemann, well known among other things for his work on graph-based NLP, has kindly accepted to give the invited talk. Like in the past (2004, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014), we will invite researchers to address various unsolved problems, by putting this time stronger emphasis though on distributional semantics (DS). Indeed, we would like to see work showing the relevance of DS as a cognitive model of the lexicon.

We solicit contributions including but not limited to the following topics: (computational, corpus) linguistics, neuro- or psycholinguistics (tip of the tongue problem, associations), network related sciences (sociology, economy, biology),  mathematics (vector-based approaches, graph theory, small-world problem), etc. Submission deadline for papers: September 25.

We also plan to organize a 'friendly competition' for corpus-based models of lexical networks and navigation, using training and test data provided by the organizers. Deadline to express interest: September 26th.

For more information, see https://sites.google.com/site/cogalex2016/home or contact Michael Zock at .

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