Welcome to IEEE EM-RITE 2016

The 5th IEEE International Workshop on 

Empirical Methods for Recognizing Inference in TExt 

In conjunction with IEEE IRI 2016

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
July 28-30, 2016

Textual Entailment and Paraphrase are inference tasks of natural language processing (NLP) for automatically detecting entailment, paraphrase, and contradiction in texts. The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for original high-quality research contributions on empirical methods for recognizing inference in text as well as multidisciplinary research opportunities. 

Topics of interest include but are not limited to practical areas that span a variety of aspects of empirical methods for recognizing inference in text including:
  • Guidelines, standards, best practices and models for the construction and annotation of Textual Entailment datasets
  • Evaluation of Knowledge Resources for Textual Entailment
  • Recognizing Inference in Text
  • Recognizing Inference in Text and Validation
  • Recognizing Textual Entailment
  • Fact Validation
  • System Validation
  • Question Answering
  • Question Analysis
  • Answer Extraction
  • Answer Selection
  • Answer Validation
  • Answer Generation
  • Answer Summarization
  • Complex Essay
  • Simple Essay
  • QA Lab for Entrance Exam
  • Entrance Exams
  • Machine Reading
  • Reading Comprehension Tests
  • Short Text Conversation
  • Open Live Test for Question Retrieval
  • Question Answering over Linked Data
  • Biomedical Semantic Indexing and Question Answering
  • Medical Natural Language Processing for Web Document
  • Knowledge Base Population
  • Information Retrieval
  • Information Extraction
  • Text Summarization
  • Dialogue System
  • Text Mining
  • Web Mining
  • Natural Language Processing Applications
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Opinion Mining
  • Emotion Cause Analysis
  • Social Computing
  • Social Media Mining

Authors are invited to submit a paper up to 8 pages (in English) in double-column IEEE format following the submission guidelines available at the IEEE IRI 2016 web page. Papers must be original and not submitted to or accepted by any other conference or journal. An electronic version (PDF format) of the full paper should be submitted by the paper submission deadline to EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ieeeemrite2016). All submissions will be acknowledged.


  • Regular paper submission: May 13, 2016 (extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: June 7, 2016 (extended)
  • Camera-ready paper due: June 21, 2016
  • Author registration due: June 21, 2016
  • Conference events: July 28-30, 2016


Workshop Co-Chairs
  • Min-Yuh Day, Tamkang University, Taiwan
  • Yoshinobu Kano, Shizuoka University, Japan
  • Chuan-Jie Lin, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan

Program Committee
  • Paavo Arvola, University of Tampere, Finland
  • Yung-Chun Chang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • Weide Chang, California State University, Sacramento, USA
  • Chi-Bin Cheng, Tamkang University, Taiwan
  • Kuo-Chung Chu, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Taiwan
  • Wen-Lian Hsu, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • Ya-Han Hu, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
  • Hyeju Jang, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Mike Tian-Jian Jiang, Yaraku Inc., Japan
  • Chi-Chang Jou, Tamkang University, Taiwan
  • Makoto Kato, University of Kyoto, Japan
  • Lun-Wei Ku, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • Chiang-Chi Liao, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • Cheng-Wei Lee, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan
  • Chao-Lin Liu, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
  • Rick Cheng-Yu Lu, PIXNET Media, Taiwan
  • Suguru Matsuyoshi, University of Yamanashi, Japan
  • Teruko Mitamura, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Maryoly Ortega, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela
  • Cheng-Wei Shih, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • Sheng-Pao Shih, Tamkang University, Taiwan
  • Eriks Sneiders, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Ming-Feng Tsai, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
  • Richard Tzong-Han Tsai, National Central University, Taiwan
  • Vincent S. Tseng, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  • William Webber, The University of Maryland, USA
  • I-Chin Wu, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
  • Yotaro Watanabe, Tohoku University, Japan
  • Shih-Hung Wu, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan
  • Youzheng Wu, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
  • Jean-Daniel Zucker, Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement, France
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