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DGfS 2024 workshop “Computational approaches to metaphor and figurative language”

The Call for Papers for the DGfS workshop is open until 1 September 2023.

In the context of the 46th annual conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS 2024), which will take place in Bochum at the end of February 2024, the subprojects B01 and C04 of the CRC 1475 will organize a workshop on the topic of “Computational approaches to metaphor and figurative language”.

Figurative and non-literal language, such as metaphor, metonymy, or personification, poses a special challenge for computational analysis, since these expressions are not used with their usual, ordinary meanings, as represented in corpus data or recorded in lexical resources, but with different, derived meanings.

The workshop will take place from February 28 to March 1, 2024, and aims to bring together computational linguists working on the automatic analysis of non-literal language. A special focus will be on non-conventionalized usages, such as novel metaphors or innovative forms of metonymy. In addition, the organizers are particularly interested in approaches applicable to languages other than English, for example low-resource languages or domains.

The Call for Papers is already open:

Abstract submission deadline: September 1, 2023
Notification of acceptance: September 8, 2023