CBA 2010
Corpus-Based Approaches to
Paraphrasing and Nominalization


Call for papers CBA 2010


The goal of the workshop is to discuss the theoretical basis of paraphrasing and nominalization, as well as different empirical methods for their automatic processing. This workshop also aims to evaluate to what extent the analysis of paraphrases and nominal structures can improve the quality of NLP applications. Finally, CBA 2010 might constitute a platform for the exchange of resources and tools derived from research projects.

Although paraphrasing and nominalization are established as independent research fields, a joint approach can shed light on new perspectives of analysis as yet unexplored methodological lines.

We believe there is a need to bring together linguists and computer scientists, and we invite unpublished contributions related to issues in these fields with a special emphasis on –though not limited to:

                  • Paraphrasing: scope and typology
                  • Methods for paraphrase extraction, recognition and generation
                  • Paraphrase corpora compilation
                  • Formalisms for paraphrase representation
                  • Multilingual paraphrasing
                  • Nominalization as a paraphrase subtype
                  • Nominalizations: analysis and classification
                  • Semantic Role Labelling for nominalizations argument structure
                  • Recognition and interpretation of nominalizations
                  • Distribution of semantic relations among NPs, specially nominalized NPs
                  • Nominalizations in support verb constructions


After the workshop, selected papers will be published in a monographic issue of the SEPLN journal: Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural 46 (April 2011). ISSN:1135-5948.


                  • Toni Badia (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
                  • Anabela Barreiro (Universidade do Porto, Portugal)
                  • Rahul Bhagat (University of Southern California, EE.UU)
                  • Gemma Boleda (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
                  • Carme Colominas (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
                  • Atsushi Fujita (Future University-Hakodate, Japan)
                  • Roxana Girju (University of Illinois, EEUU)
                  • Olya Gurevich (Powerset/Microsoft, EEUU)
                  • Ulrich Heid (Universität Stuttgart, Germany)
                  • Eduard Hovy (University of Southern California, EEUU)
                  • Rafael Marín (Université de Lille-3, France)
                  • M. Antònia Martí (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain)
                  • Adam Meyers (New York University, EEUU)
                  • Aina Peris (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain)
                  • Ruth Reeves (Department of Veterans Affairs, Nashville, EEUU)
                  • Marta Recasens (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain)
                  • Horacio Rodríguez (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
                  • Teresa Suñol (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
                  • Mariona Taulé (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain)
                  • Glòria de Valdívia (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain)
                  • Marta Vila (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain)


Paper submission deadline: 27 September 2010
Notification of acceptance: 1 November 2010
Workshop: 1-2 December 2010