Significance of CLSW

   The 22nd Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop (CLSW2021) will be held on May 15~16, 2021 at Nanjing, China. Organized by Nanjing Normal University and Key Laboratory of Computational Linguistics(Peking University),Ministry of education,CHINA.Scholars all over the world are cordially invited to submit papers to CLSW2021!

   Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop (CLSW) is one of the most important international conferences on Chinese Lexical Semantics and related fields, starting from the turn of the century in year 2000, under the auspices of the Academic Advisory Committee of CLSW conference. This workshop series is dedicated to various approaches to lexical semantic research with the goal to integrate linguistics, corpus linguistics, cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics, and computational linguistics. It has been held in different Asia Pacific cities, including Hong Kong, Beijing, Taipei, Singapore, Xiamen, Hsin Chu, Yantai, Suzhou, Wuhan, Zhengzhou, Leshan, Macao and Chiayi, etc. CLSW has become one of the most influential and internationally known platforms for cross-disciplinary research exchange, dialogue, and collaboration. Over the past 20 years, it has been attended by an average of 250 participants with a diverse range of scholars from China, Singapore, US, UK and EU.

   Best papers awards will be given. In addition to conference proceedings, selected papers will be published in Springer’s LNAI series (SCOPUS and EI indexed). In addition, selected high quality papers will be recommended for publication in journals such as Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis(《北京大学学报》), Journal of Chinese Information Processing(《中文信息学报》), Applied Linguistics (《语言文字应用》), Journal of Zhengzhou University (Natural Science Edition)( 《郑州大学学报》(理学版)), Lingua Sinica, and The International Journal of Knowledge and Language Processing (IJKLP) .

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: January 25, 2021
Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2021
Final paper submission deadline: March 24, 2021
Dates of conference: May 15~16, 2021

Submission Topics

CLSW welcomes submissions on any aspect of Chinese lexical semantics in general, as well as related fields more broadly concerned with language. It aims to cover a wide range of research topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Construction of Chinese lexical resources, such as dictionaries, thesauri, ontology and wordnet as well as semantically tagged corpora;
  • Theories, technologies, tools, methods, and guidelines for semantic annotation;
  • Lexical semantic representation and processing models for cognition and computation;
  • Applications of Chinese lexical semantics on natural language processing, include but not limited to emotion, fake news, humor, irony, lying, metaphor, etc.
  • Ontological study of lexical and semantic problems in modern Chinese.
  • Inter-disciplinary studies on lexical semantics involving any of the following and/or other fields: big data, clinical linguistics, cognitive linguistics, corpus linguistics, deep/machine learning, digital humanities, distributional semantics, information retrieval, intercultural communication, knowledge representation, language acquisition, language variations, machine translation, neuro-/psycho-linguistics, semantic computing, theory of mind etc.
  • Recent advancements in Lexical Semantics, including theories and methodologies;

Online Submission

Submission Guidelines

  1. papers can be written in either Chinese or English and should be limited to 4 to 6 pages,excluding references.

  2. Authors please submit electronic files in Adobe Acrobat PDF or Microsoft Word format. Paper submission templates are available below.(Chinese TemplateEnglish Template)。

  3. If you prefer writing papers in LaTeX,here is the template:

  4. All submissions for review must be anonymous. Information that may reveal the identities of the authors must be removed from the paper.

  5. Authors are encouraged to cite previous CLSW papers to increase impact factor of CLSW (and your future workshop papers). The links of EI/SCOPUS indexed previous CLSW papers are listed below:

CLSW 2015
CLSW 2016
CLSW 2017
CLSW 2018
CLSW 2019