*SEM 2016: THE FIFTH JOINT CONFERENCE ON LEXICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL SEMANTICS
August 11-12 2016, Berlin (Germany)
Co-located with ACL 2016



We are pleased to announce that SIGLEX and SIGSEM, special interest groups of the ACL, are organizing the Fifth Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics: *SEM (pronounced "starsem"). This time *SEM will be co-located with ACL 2016 in Berlin (Germany), and it will take place on the 11-12 of August 2016.

*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