Computational Terminology covers an increasingly important dimension of Natural Language Processing, affecting areas such as text mining, information retrieval, information extraction, summarisation, textual entailment, document management systems, question-answering systems, ontology building, machine translation, etc. Terminological information is paramount for knowledge mining from texts for scientific discovery and competitive intelligence. As a result of many years of research, Computational Terminology has gained in strength and maturity. It proposes well-tried and novel methodologies, tools and resources for several languages and domains.
The aim of this special issue is to present and describe relevant research dedicated to any of the above mentioned areas. More particularly, the topics to be addressed in this issue are expected to be concerned with, though not necessarily exclusively to, such areas as:
- - Robustness and portability of methods: e.g. the application of methods developed in one given context to other contexts (corpora, domains, languages, etc.) and to share the research expertise among them;
- - Monolingual and multilingual resources: e.g. opening possibilities for developing cross-lingual and multi-lingual applications, requiring specific corpora; the design, development and evaluation of robust methods and tools are challenging issues;
- - Social networks and modern media processing: this aspect remains very attractive for researchers. The available data provided contain very rich information, although its processing is challenging for Natural Language Processing and methodology of Computational Terminology;
- - Re-utilization and adaptation of terminologies in various NLP applications: because terminologies are a necessary component of any NLP system dealing with domain-specific literature their use in the corresponding NLP applications is essential. Re-utilization and adaptation of terminologies is a challenging research direction, especially when the terminologies developed for one domain or application are to be used for different domains or applications;
- - Catering for new user needs: e.g. designing, creating new and/or adapting existing methods and research experience to user needs not hitherto covered by existing research;
- - Transfer of methodologies from one language to another, especially when the transfer is concerned with less-resourced languages;
- - Consideration of user expertise: this topic is becoming a new issue in terminological activities; it takes into account the fact that specialized domains contain notions and terms often incomprehensible to non-experts or to laymen (such as patients within the field of medicine, or bank clients within the field of banking and economics). This topic, although related to specialized areas, provides direct links between specialized languages and general language. It concerns the challenge to use methods and resources, though often designed for the expert must also satisfy non-expert needs;
- - Systematic terminology management and updating domain specific dictionaries and thesauri, which are important aspects for maintaining existing terminological resources. These aspects become crucial because the volume of the existing terminological resources is constantly increasing and because their constant and efficient use depends on their maintenance and updating, while their re-acquisition is costly and often non-reproducible.
The editors are willing to accept submissions covering different approaches, theoretical frameworks and applications, such as mentioned in this call.
Papers should be written with Word and comprise between 20-30 pages (max. 9,000 words). More information on formatting requirements can be found on the John Benjamins website (www.benjamins.com). English is preferred (80% of the contents), but submissions in French, Spanish or German will be considered.
Each issue of Terminology contains up to six or seven articles.
Deadlines of Special Issue:
|First call for submissions:||October 25th, 2014|
|Submission deadline:||extended to February 8th, 2015|
|First acceptance notification:||April 8th, 2015|
|Modified versions:||May 20th, 2015 (to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org: modified version, letter with answers, number of words)|
|Final acceptance notification:||June 15th, 2015|
|Final versions ready:||July 15th, 2015|