First call for Papers GL2007

4st International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon

Pierrette Bouillon (ETI/TIM/ISSCO, University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Laurence Danlos (Université de Paris VII, Paris, France)
Kyoko Kanzaki (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, NICT, Japan)

May 10-11 2007

Ministère de la Recherche, Paris, France

The aim of GL workshops is to bring together diverse contributions in philosophy, linguistics, computer science and lexicography to explore the lexicon from the point of view of generativity. The discussions will be centered, but are not limited to, the emerging view of “Generative Lexicon Theory" (Pustejovsky). Topics include:

Philosophical foundations of a generative approach
Generative lexicon theory and representation of word meaning
Analysis of linguistic phenomena in a generative perspective
Frameworks for lexical semantics
Philosophical differences between frameworks
Critical perspectives and evaluation

In this fourth workshop we would like to keep all the above perspectives, but put more of the focus on building on-line GL resources for NLP tasks, in particular:

Arguments and counter-arguments in favour of a GL resource
Acquiring lexical information: methodology, tools, resources
Maintaining and evaluating GL resources on systematic grounds
Scalability for different NLP tasks

Papers can make reference to any semantic lexicons (Wordnet, Framenet, Meaning-text theory, etc.), but a link to Generative Lexicon theory is desirable (Pustejovsky, 1995). Key topics are:

How to build a Generative Lexicon?
How a Generative Lexicon can be extracted from existing resources or corpora?
How to connect qualia structures with other lexical information?
How to use qualia structures in NLP applications?

The conference will be held over a period of two days. Both posters and presentations are foreseen and will be published in the proceedings.  Invited speakers will be announced later.

Submission procedure:

Authors should submit an anonymous paper of at most 7 single-column pages (including references) using a 12' body font size together with a separate page specifying the author's name, affiliation, address, e-mail address, title and type of paper (normal presentation or poster). The minimum size is 3 pages for a poster
paper and 5 pages for a normal paper. The papers should be submitted electronically (in postscript, rtf or pdf format) to both: and


All papers must be submitted and presented in English. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the workshop.

Important dates:
Paper due: 1st of February 2007
Acceptance/rejection notice: End of February 2007
Final version due: April 15th, 2007
Conference: May 10-11, 2007

For any information, please contact:

Pierrette Bouillon
40, bvd du Pont-d'Arve
CH-1211 Geneva 4 (Switzerland)

email :
Tel: +41/22/705 86 79
Fax: +41/22/705 86 89