In memory of Adam Kilgarriff's significant contributions to SIGLEX and to Senseval/Semeval 
*SEM 2015 is initiating the presentation of the 
Adam Kilgarriff *SEM Best Paper Award for Lexical Semantics


June 4-5, Denver, Colorado (US)

Co-located with NAACL 2015

We are pleased to announce that SIGLEX and SIGSEM, special interest groups of the ACL, are organizing the Fourth Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics: *SEM (pronounced "starsem"). This time *SEM will be collocated with NAACL 2015 in Denver, Colorado, and it will take place June 4-5 2015.

*SEM brings together researchers interested in the semantics of natural languages and its computational modeling. The conference embraces symbolic and probabilistic approaches, and everything in between; theoretical contributions as well as practical applications are welcome. The long-term goal of *SEM is to provide a stable forum for the growing number of NLP researchers working on all aspects of semantics.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Data-driven semantics
  • Word sense disambiguation and induction
  • Distributional and statistical semantics
  • Meaning Representations
  • Multiword and idiomatic expressions
  • Semantic parsing and interpretation
  • Frames and semantic role labeling
  • Formal approaches to semantics
  • Semantic ambiguity and underspecification
  • Mathematical methods for semantics
  • Temporal entities and relations
  • Extraction of events and causal and temporal relations
  • (Named) Entity linking
  • Pronouns and coreference
  • Single- and cross-document coreference
  • Discourse semantics
  • Discourse structure and presupposition
  • Rhetorical relations
  • Sentiment analysis
  • Extra-propositional aspects of meaning
  • Metaphor, irony, and figurative meaning
  • Semantic annotation and evaluation
  • Textual inference and question answering
  • Generation and summarization
  • Semantics for social media
  • Knowledge mining and acquisition
  • Semantic web and ontologies
  • Ontology learning and population
  • Grounding and wikification
  • Comparative computational semantics