Call for papers

The 3rd Workshop on Continuous Vector Space Models and their Compositionality (CVSC) will be held on July 31st and hosted by the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), in Beijing, China.


The first workshop on Continuous Vector Space Models and their Compositionality attempted to bridge the communities working on various kinds of semantics models relying on continuous representations of textual data. The second workshop continued in this direction and also expanded the call for papers to research asking theoretical and conceptual questions as well as practical ones.

This year, we continue in this direction, with the following list of topics:

  • Neural networks
  • Spectral methods
  • Distributional semantic models
  • Language modeling for automatic speech recognition, statistical machine translation, and information retrieval
  • Automatic annotation of texts
  • Unsupervised and semi-supervised word sense induction and disambiguation
  • Phrase and sentence-level distributional representations
  • The role of syntax in compositional models
  • Formal and distributional semantic models
  • Language modeling for logical and natural reasoning
  • Integration of distributional representations with other models
  • Multi-modal learning for distributional representations
  • Knowledge base embedding

In brief, we aim to highlight the ongoing effort to address some of these points, either by theoretical reasoning, or through example via demonstrating interesting properties of new or existing distributional models of semantics. We hope to gather formal semanticists, computational linguists, machine learning researchers and computational neuroscientists to tackle these fascinating problems. 


    We thank our sponsors, Google and Microsoft Research, for financially supporting this workshop:


    Important dates

    • May 14th, 2015: Submission deadline
    • June 4th, 2015: Notification of acceptance
    • June 21st, 2015: Camera-ready deadline
    • July 31st, 2015: Workshop