5th International Global Wordnet Conference,
Indian Institute of Technology,
Bombay, Mumbai-40076, INDIA
Jan. 31 -Feb. 4, 2010

Organised by

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Mumbai, India
Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharyya (

Final Call for papers 5th International Conference of the Global WordNet Association Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Mumbai, India, Jan. 31 -Feb. 4, 2010

The Global Wordnet Association is pleased to announce the Fith International Global Conference of the Global WordNet Association (GWA2010). The conference will be held at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Mumbai, India, Januray, 2010.

Details about the Association and the full announcement for the conference can be found on the GWA website:

We invite papers addressing the topics listed below. Proposals for tutorials on building wordnets and demonstrations of wordnet databases, and wordnet-based software too.

  1. Linguistics and lexical semantics, including:
    • In depth analysis of Semantic Relations,
    • Determining and representing word meanings (definitions, relations, semantic components, co-occurrence statistics, etc.)
    • Necessity and Completeness issues.
    • Ontologies and wordnets.
    • The lexicon and wordnets.
  2. Architecture of lexical databases, including:
    • Language independent and language dependent components
  3. Tools and Methods for Wordnet Development, including:
    • User and Data entry interface, organization,
    • Extending and enriching wordnets
  4. WordNet as a lexical resource and component of NLP and MT, including:
    • Word sense disambiguation using wordnet,
    • Ontologies and WordNet,
    • The Lexicon and WordNet
  5. Applications of WordNet, including:
    • Information Extraction and Retrieval,
    • Document Structuring and Categorization,
    • Automatic Hyperlinking
    • Language Teaching,
    • Psycholinguistic Applications
  6. Standardization, distribution and availability of wordnets and wordnet tools.
Presentations will fall into one of the following categories:

Submissions will have to state one of the preferred categories. Acceptance may be subject to changes in the category of the presentation. (E.g., a long paper submission may be accepted as a short paper.)

Final papers should be submitted in electronic form (Word or TeX):

Papers need to be submitted to the EasyChair website:

GWA 2010 Easy Chair site

The format of the paper is in ACL format (Word and LaTex) and should be anonymous:

ACL 2009 paper formats

The conference program will include oral presentations and poster/demonstration sessions with sufficient time for discussions of the issues raised.

The deadline for submissions is October 1st, 2009. Decisions regarding acceptance will be announced to the authors by early November. Final papers are due at November 15th.

Important note: papers are only accepted after registration. Registration for at least one of the authors is required at the time of the final papers to be included in the proceedings. Later registration and on site registration for participants is possible without inclusion of the paper and without presentation.

Important dates:
  1. October-5-2009 Extended deadline for paper submission
  2. November-1-2009 Acceptance of papers
  3. November-1-2009 Registration is open
  4. November-15-2009 Final Papers
  5. November-15-2009 Registration closes for author(s) to be included in the proceedings
  6. January 31 - February 4, 2010 Conference

Please note that travelling to India may require a Visa. Please, consult the national authorities to arrange for your Visa in time. Also visit the conference website for relevant information.

Conference Chairs:

Christiane Fellbaum

Piek Vossen

Local Organizing Chair:

Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharyya

Program committee

Involved Organisations:
  1. WordNet
  2. EuroWordNet
  3. Global Wordnet Association
  4. Central Institute of Indian Langauges, Mysore
  5. Minsitry of Communication and Information Technology, Govt. of India
  6. Minsitry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India
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