Building on the interest in semantic relations manifested by the participants to the first workshop Semantic Relations. Theory and Applications (held in conjunction with LREC2010), we organize a second edition, Semantic Relations-II. Enhancing Resources and Applications, in line with current interests shown by various journals, conferences, international projects, the recent Multilingual European Technological Alliance and the synergic projects MetaNet, MetaNet4u, MetaNord, CESAR, and by the project BCROCE (supporting this workshop).
Lexical-semantic relations are organizing principles of the lexicon. Linguists have been more concerned with the definition, characterization and classification of semantic relations, the focus being on their paradigmatic aspects. Corpus linguistics offers the material and tools for grounding theories of semantic relations in the empirical analysis of usage and phraseology, for investigating syntagmatic aspects of semantic relations, which are exploited for various tasks in computational linguistics, such as Information Retrieval, Information Extraction, Question Answering, summarization, text generation and others.
Recently, semantic relations within compounds, between simplex and compounds, between stems and derived words have been dedicated in-depth analyses due to their importance for natural language understanding, rephrasing and generation.
In this workshop we will highlight the interrelation between theoretical and practical aspects in the study of semantic relations, a theme with important benefits for both theoretical and computational linguistics.
The intended audience for our workshop is represented by both linguists and computer scientists interested in theoretical and practical aspects of semantic relations. The aim is to highlight the various ways in which lexical-semantic relations can enhance language resources and the results of various applications using them.