*SEM 2018

The Seventh Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics

June 5-6 2018, New Orleans

Co-located with NAACL 2018

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.


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