October 14, 2005
Jeju Island, South Korea
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Background and GoalsParaphrases are alternative ways to convey the same information. As having been claimed by an increasing number of researchers, technology for generating and recognizing paraphrases can potentially benefit a broad range of NLP tasks including machine translation, reading assistance, multi-document summarization, information retrieval, and question answering.
Motivated by this background, we organized international workshops on automatic paraphrasing in 2001 and 2003 (IWP2003), which successfully drew the growing interest of NLP researchers. As both workshops attracted attention and successfully finished, we will hold the third workshop in conjunction with IJCNLP-05, in order to collect existing and emerging research topics on automatic paraphrasing during the recent two years.
The proposed workshop is intended to be the successor to these previous workshops. The goals of the workshop are to connect with a broader range of research activities related to automatic paraphrasing, and to place the workshops in a series with the aim of establishing a new research field.
General TopicsThe workshop will be open to any research topic related to paraphrasing of any language. More specifically, topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- typology of paraphrases
- representation of paraphrases
- automatic acquisition of paraphrases
- algorithms for recognizing and generating paraphrases
- existing and potential applications of automatic paraphrasing
- computational modeling of linguistic theories on paraphrases
- open resources for paraphrasing technology
- methods for evaluating paraphrasing technology
Given the location of the workshop, papers focusing on paraphrasing within the languages of the Asia-Pacific region are particularly encouraged.
Special Topic: constructing paraphrase-related resourcesThe theme of the previous workshop in the series was the automated acquisition of paraphrase. A particular topic of interest for this workshop, then, is the issue of constructing paraphrase-related resources that would follow from this automated acquisition: What should these look like? How would dictionaries and corpora of automatically acquired paraphrases be defined?
Paper submissions must be anonymous and are limited to at most 8 pages including references, figures etc. Authors are required to follow the guidelines of IJCNLP-05 workshop style, by hopefully using either the LaTeX style file or the MS Word document template shown in the IJCNLP-05 style file page. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Please email your submission in PDF (preferred), PostScript, or MS Word to the following address:
Each submission should also specify the author's name, affiliation, postal address, email address and title in the body of the email message. For more information, please make contact with the workshop co-chairs by using the same e-mail address above.
Paper submission deadline: June 6, 2005 Notification of acceptance: July 18, 2005 Camera ready manuscripts due: August 5, 2005 Workshop date: October 14, 2005