*SEM 2018

The Seventh Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics

June 5-6 2018, New Orleans

Co-located with NAACL 2018

Note that the first session with Ellie Pavlick's invited talk is joint with SemEval, and will be in room Strand 10.

We are pleased to announce that SIGLEX and SIGSEM, special interest groups of the ACL, are organising the 7th Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics: *SEM (pronounced "starsem"). *SEM 2018 will be co-located with NAACL 2018 in New Orleans, and it will take place June 5-6, 2018.

*SEM brings together researchers interested in the semantics of natural languages and its computational modelling. The conference embraces symbolic and probabilistic approaches, and everything in between; theoretical contributions as well as practical applications are welcome in the form of long and short papers. 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.

We are happy to announce that we will have two invited speakers at *SEM 2018:

The proceedings are available here.

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
    • Multimodal computational semantics
    • Comparative computational semantics