Welcome to Leximania

Welcome to Leximania

I have been working in the translation industry for quite some time now (a lady never reveals her years). In the beginning I would participate in mailing lists and later in many online communities but I always seemed to have issues keeping track of articles, resources, links and in general of things that were helpful for my work. Being an avid glossary, dictionary and thesauri collector I found that these resources are “here today, gone tomorrow”. So, five years ago, I decided to put together a site where, much like…

Lookups For ‘Betrayal’ Spike After Reporters Ask Spicer To Define the Word

Lookups For ‘Betrayal’ Spike After Reporters Ask Spicer To Define the Word

JAN 31, 2017  Spicer: ‘I’m not going to define the word’ Lookups for betrayal spiked on January 31, 2017. During a contentious press conference, President Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer used the word betrayal to describe the firing of Acting Attorney General Sally Yates for refusing to order the Justice Department to defend the executive order regarding immigration. One reporter asked, “Is it a betrayal? That’s a very odd word,” and another asked, “Why use the word betrayal?” Finally, a reporter asked Spicer, “Define the word betrayal” to which he…

Summer School in English Corpus Linguistics, 5-7/07, London, UK

Summer School in English Corpus Linguistics, 5-7/07, London, UK

The Survey of English Usage at University College London (UCL) will be running a three-day Summer School in English Corpus Linguistics from 5-7 July 2017. This Summer School is an introductory course in corpus linguistics for students of linguistics and the English language which is designed to be accessible and inspiring! You will be taught at UCL in the heart of Central London by researchers based in the Survey of English Usage. Places are limited. Be sure to book early. Students are expected to have a basic knowledge of concepts…

PhD scholarship in Argument Mining available at Université Côte d’Azur (UCA), France

PhD scholarship in Argument Mining available at Université Côte d’Azur (UCA), France

“Mining, Processing, and Reasoning over Textual Arguments” Description: Large amounts of text are added to the Web daily from social media, web-based commerce, scientific papers, eGovernment consultations, etc. Such texts are used to make decisions in the sense that people read the texts, carry out some informal analysis, and then (in the best case) make a decision; for example, a consumer might read the comments on an Amazon website about a camera before deciding what camera to buy. The problem is that such information is distributed, unstructured, and not cumulative….

[CfP] 4th Workshop on Argument Mining, in conjunction with EMNLP 2017

[CfP] 4th Workshop on Argument Mining, in conjunction with EMNLP 2017

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS 4th Workshop on Argument Mining, in conjunction with EMNLP 2017 Copenhagen, Denmark; September 8, 2017 – https://argmining2017.wordpress.com/ *Submission Deadline: Friday, June 2, 2017* WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION The goal of the workshop is to provide a follow-on forum to the last three years’ Argumentation Mining workshops at ACL, the first research forum devoted to argumentation mining in all domains of discourse. Argument mining (also, ‘argumentation mining’, also referred to as ‘computational argumentation’ in some recent works) is a relatively new challenge in corpus-based discourse analysis that involves automatically identifying argumentative structures within…

[CfParticipation] 39th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR), Scotland 8-19/04

[CfParticipation] 39th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR), Scotland 8-19/04

The 39th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR) will be held in Aberdeen, Scotland from April 8-19, 2017. ECIR is the premier European research conference for the presentation of new results in the field of information retrieval (IR). ECIR 2017 has aimed to be inclusive of researchers stretching from the Northwest of Europe such as Scotland and Scandinavia, to Southeast on Eurasian boundary with Turkey. The programme now includes a new Doctoral Consortium for enabling wider student participation. To enable further opportunities for networking and social activities, we have provided…