How ‘Flip’ Entered the Story of the Russia Investigation

How ‘Flip’ Entered the Story of the Russia Investigation – Word’s history is tied to prosecutors, mobsters and novelists By Ben Zimmer Nov. 3, 2017 10:22 a.m. ET On Monday, court documents revealed that George Papadopoulos, a former foreign-policy adviser to Donald Trump, had entered into a plea agreement after his July arrest and had tried to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. This promoted speculation that the Mueller team may have “flipped” Mr. Papadopoulos. As a HuffPost headline read about the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, “Robert Mueller Flipped…

[CfP] Discourses of Aggression in Greek Computer-Mediated Communication

Working Title: Discourses of Aggression in Greek Computer-Mediated Communication Editors: Ourania Hatzidaki (Hellenic Air Force Academy, Greece) and Ioannis E. Saridakis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece) In the context of the 13th International Conference on Greek Linguistics in September 2017 (University of Westminster, London) a workshop was held under the title “Discourses of Aggression and Violence in Greek Digital Communication”. Our aim is to publish a special issue on this theme in the Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict (John Benjamins), pending acceptance of our proposal. We invite you to submit a…

[CfP] ECIR 2018 – European Conference on Information Retrieval

Full paper deadline October 16! ***************************** ECIR 2018 – European Conference on Information Retrieval Call for long/short papers & demo Grenoble, France – March 26-29, 2018 http://www.ecir2018.org/ ***************************** Full Papers, Short Papers and Demonstrations We are seeking the submission of high-quality and original full papers, short papers and demos. Submissions will be reviewed by experts on the basis of the originality of the work, the validity of the results, chosen methodology, writing quality and the overall contribution to the field of IR. Short Paper submissions addressing any of the areas identified…

The Spoken British National Corpus 2014 (Spoken BNC2014) is now available!

A message from Tony McEnery: Dear all On behalf of Lancaster University and Cambridge University Press, it gives us great pleasure to announce the public release of the Spoken British National Corpus 2014 (Spoken BNC2014). The Spoken BNC2014 contains 11.5 million words of transcribed informal British English conversation, recorded by (mainly English) speakers between the years 2012 and 2016. The situational context of the recordings – casual conversation among friends and family members – is designed to make the corpus broadly comparable to the demographically-sampled component of the original spoken…

SemEval-2018 Task 9: Hypernym Discovery

SemEval 2018 - Hypernym Discovery

Training data released: https://competitions.codalab.org/competitions/17119#participate  Evaluation deadline: 29 Jan 2018, 23:59 GMT The organizers of the SemEval-2018 – Task 9 are pleased to announce the shared task on Hypernym Discovery. Hypernymy, i.e. the capability for generalization, lies at the core of human cognition. It is not surprising, therefore, that identifying hypernymic relations (i.e., is-a relations) has been pursued in NLP for over two decades. This task contributes in fact to the improvement of Question Answering, Textual Entailment and Semantic Search systems. In addition, hypernymic relations are the backbone of almost any ontology, semantic…