Lexical Semantics Workshop (ESSLLI 2008)

Call for papers

We welcome papers reporting results of experimenting with word space models on one or more workshop tasks, as well as comparing different models on the same task(s) (authors are asked to carry out their own evaluation, using, if possible, the tools provided on the Website).

We also welcome papers focussing on:

  • methodological and theoretical issues concerning word space models;
  • open challenges for distributional methods for semantic analysis;
  • interactions with formal approaches to meaning;
  • interaction with cognitive research on human semantic memory.

The papers should not be longer than 8 pages, and they should be submitted anonymously in PDF format following the ACL 2008 stylesheet.

Submission must be sent to lexsem08@gmail.com, no later than April 4, specifying PAPER SUBMISSION in the subject and the authors' names and affiliation in the message body.

Workshop information


  • April 4, 2008: Paper submission deadline
  • April 24, 2008: Notification
  • August 4-9, 2008: Workshop in Hamburg (during the first week of ESSLLI)

Workshop homepage

ESSLLI 2008 homepage