Workshop on the Lexicon-Discourse Interface

This workshop takes place on Saturday, October 7th. Invited speakers are: Nicholas Asher (Univ. of Texas, Austin), Jason Baldridge (Univ. of Texas, Austin), Eliza Kitis (Aristotle University), Laurence Danlos (Paris 7)

The workshop is held as part of the Project A22 of SFB 471.

The workshop is open to all attendees of Konvens06.  

Call for Papers

The issue of exploring lexical semantic knowledge for the needs of discourse semantic analysis and the use of discourse knowledge for a better understanding of lexical semantics has been addressed by a number of scholars. The goal of this workshop is to investigate the interface between these two distinct levels of linguistic representation more closely. It has proven to be difficult to isolate the appropriate lexical and discourse knowledge that play a role in the interaction between these two levels, since the needs and granularity of information in the representation of both levels are expected to be different. These questions have been addressed from both a theoretical and computational point of view, since computational semantic models of discourse seek to integrate lexical knowledge in their analyses in order to improve the efficiency of their inferences concerning the intersentential connectedness. We therefore welcome contributions from both theoretical and computational perspectives.

Contributions to this subject from both lexical and discourse (computational or not) semantics are welcome. Authors should submit an *anonymous* paper of at most 3 pages, 12 font size, in PDF format (for talks with a duration of 25 minutes plus 10 minutes discussion) via e-mail to this email. Printable versions of the accepted papers will be published in the KONVENS proceedings.

Deadline: July 15th, 2006