CODI 2022

3rd Workshop on Computational Approaches to Discourse

Workshop on Computational Approaches to Discourse

The last ten years have seen a dramatic improvement in the ability of NLP systems to understand and produce words and sentences. This development has created a renewed interest in discourse problems as researchers move towards the processing of long-form text and conversations. There is a surge of activity in discourse parsing, coherence models, text summarization, corpora for discourse level reading comprehension, and discourse related/aided representation learning, to name a few. At this juncture, we have organized two Workshops on Computational Approaches to Discourse (CODI) at EMNLP 2020 and at EMNLP 2021 to bring together discourse experts and upcoming researchers. These workshops have catalyzed the speed and knowledge needed to solve such problems and have served as a forum for the discussion of suitable datasets and reliable evaluation methods.

The previous workshops on discourse in machine translation (DiscoMT), linking lexical, sentential and discourse semantics (LSDSem), discourse structure in natural language generation (DSNNLG), discourse parsing and treebanking (DisRPT) and coreference (CORBON/CRAC), have shown that there is considerable interest and success in bringing together the community working on specific problems. We believe that the discourse community will also benefit from a general forum where work ranging from corpus development/analysis to computational models, and evaluation is discussed, and desiderata can be drawn for future progress.

The 3rd CODI workshop is planned as a 1 1/2 to 2 day event which brings together different subcommunities. It will feature invited talks and regular papers on the first day. The second day will be dedicated to one or more shared tasks and special sessions which focus on the issues mentioned above. After a first successful iteration in 2021 the shared task on coreference resolution (encompassing entity and abstract coreference and bridging anaphora) in dialogue will be held again in 2022 (organized by Lori Levin, Ramesh Manuvinakurike, Vincent Ng, Massimo Poesio, Carolyn Rosé, Michael Strube).

Important dates

The workshop will take place during COLING 2022 on October 16-17, 2022.

  • Anonymity period starts: 2022-06-25

  • Workshop Papers Due (long, short, demo, extended abstracts): 2022-07-25 2022-07-28

  • Notification of Acceptance: 2022-09-01 2022-09-05

  • Camera-ready papers due: 2022-09-12 2022-09-15

  • Workshop Date: 2022-10-16 -- 2022-10-17

All deadlines are 11.59 pm UTC -12h (“anywhere on Earth”).


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