Contextual Information in Semantic Space Models
(CoSMo 2007):
Beyond Words and Documents

In conjunction with
Context 07: Sixth International and Interdisciplinary Conference
on Modeling and Using Context

Roskilde University, Denmark

August 21, 2007

Workshop website (this page):

Co-chairs: Marco Baroni, Alessandro Lenci and Magnus Sahlgren

Information available on this site:


Some variation of the so-called distributional hypothesis - i.e. that words with similar distributional properties have similar semantic properties - lies at the heart of a number of computational approaches that share the assumption that it is possible to build semantic space models through the statistical analysis of the contexts in which words occur.

However, the very notion of context on which semantic spaces rely on gives rise to various crucial issues both at the theoretical and at the computational level, which in turn determine a large space of parametric variations. The aim of this workshop is to foster a fully cross-disciplinary debate around the major open questions pertaining to the definition and usage of context in context-based semantic modeling.

The following topics are of particular interest:

Workshop Schedule, Proceedings and Presentation Slides

Papers are available for download (in pdf format) by clicking on their title

The proceedings as a single file.

Program Committee

Marco Baroni (University of Trento, co-chair)
Gemma Boleda (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona)
Paul Buitelaar (DFKI)
John Bullinaria (University of Birmingham)
Curt Burgess (University of California, Riverside)
Stefan Evert (University of Osnabrück)
Pentti Kanerva (CSLI, Stanford)
Jussi Karlgren (Swedish Institute of Computer Science)
Mirella Lapata (University of Edinburgh)
Alessandro Lenci (University of Pisa, co-chair)
Simonetta Montemagni (ILC-CNR)
Vito Pirrelli (ILC-CNR)
Massimo Poesio (University of Trento)
Reinhard Rapp (University of Mainz)
Magnus Sahlgren (Swedish Institute of Computer Science, co-chair)
Fabrizio Sebastiani (ISTI-CNR)
Peter Turney (National Research Council of Canada)
Gabriella Vigliocco (University College, London)

Further Information

General information on Context 07 on the main conference website

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