Call for Papers

Scope and Topics

In its 2016 edition, the ExProM workshop aims at bringing together scientists working on ExProM within computational linguistics. The goal is to attract researchers interested in theoretical frameworks, annotation schemas, modeling and implementing real systems, as well as analyzing the impact of ExProM in natural language processing applications. The workshop also aims at building a bridge between theoretical and computational linguistics. In particular, it will address these topics, although it will also cover related topics:

  • Knowledge transfer from linguistics to computational linguistics: defining models for ExProM
  • ExProM and lexical resources
  • ExProM at the sentence and discourse level: how much context is necessary?
  • ExProM and subjectivity: how do linguistic resources encode subjectivity?
  • ExProM across domains: news, scientific texts, legal documents, economy texts
  • ExProM in user-generated content
  • ExProM and implicit meaning: what do sentences really mean?
  • ExProM in spoken language
  • Negation: verbal/non-verbal, analytic/synthetic, clausal/subclausal and ordinary/metalinguistic; scope and focus
  • Modality: defining and annotating types for computational linguistics
  • Factuality: determining factuality changes within and across documents
  • Veridicity and veridicality: measuring author commitment
  • Attribution and perspective: determining who says what and their purpose
  • Irony and sarcasm
  • (Automatically) extracting ExProM: strategies, resources and difficulties
  • Supervised, unsupervised and rule-based approaches to extract ExProM
  • Integrating ExProM in the NLP pipeline
  • ExProM for NLP applications: does it help?

Special Session on Negation

ExProM 2016 will also include position papers in a Special Session on Negation.


Authors are invited to submit papers describing original, unpublished work in the topic areas listed above. Full papers should not exceed eight pages.

Additionally, authors are invited to submit short papers not exceeding 4 pages. Short papers usually describe:

  • a small, focused contribution;
  • work in progress;
  • a negative result;
  • an opinion piece; or
  • an interesting application nugget.

All submissions must be in PDF format and must conform to the official COLING 2016 style guidelines.

The reviewing process will be blind and papers should not include the authors' names and affiliations. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings and available at the ACL Anthology

Multiple Submission Policy. Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications are acceptable, but authors must indicate this information at submission time. If accepted, authors must notify the organizers as to whether the paper will be presented at the workshop or elsewhere.

Electronic Submission. Papers should be submitted electronically here.

Important Dates

  • June 13, 2016, 2016: First call for papers
  • October 2, 2016 (GMT-12): Submission deadline for short and full papers
  • October 20, 2016: Author notification
  • October 30, 2016: Camera-ready papers due
  • November 12, 2016: Special session material sent to participants
  • December 12, 2016: Workshop


Program Committee

  • Mithun Balakrishna - Lymba Corporation
  • Cosmin Adrian Bejan - Vanderbilt University
  • Emily M. Bender - University of Washington
  • Tommaso Caselli - VU University Amsterdam
  • Marie-Catherine de Marneffe - The Ohio State University
  • Iris Hendrickx - Radboud University
  • Lori Levin - Carnegie Mellon University
  • Erwin Marsi - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Malvina Nissim - University of Groningen
  • Christopher Potts - Stanford University
  • Sampo Pyysalo - University of Turku
  • German Rigau - UPV/EHU
  • Ellen Riloff - University of Utah
  • Paolo Rosso - Universidad Politècnica de Valencia
  • Erik Velldal - University of Oslo
  • Bonnie Webber - University of Edinburgh

Questions? Contact the organizers.