International Conference ‘Computational and Corpus-based Phraseology’ Recent advances and interdisciplinary approaches (London, 13-14 November 2017)

International Conference ‘Computational and Corpus-based Phraseology’ 
Recent advances and interdisciplinary approaches 

London, 13-14 November 2017 


The forthcoming international conference ‘Computational and Corpus-based Phraseology – recent advances and interdisciplinary approaches’ will take place in London on 13 and 14 November 2017 (   

Conference topics 

The conference will focus on interdisciplinary approaches to phraseology and invites submissions on a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to: computational, corpus-based, psycholinguistic and cognitive approaches to the study of phraseology, and practical applications in computational linguistics, translation, lexicography and language learning, teaching and assessment. 

These topics cover but are not limited to the following: 

Computational approaches to the study of multiword expressions, e.g. automatic detection, classification and extraction of multiword expressions; automatic translation of multiword expressions; computational treatment of proper names; multiword expressions in NLP tasks and applications such as parsing, machine translation, text summarisation, term extraction, web search 

Corpus-based approaches to phraseology, e.g. corpus-based empirical studies of phraseology; task-orientated typologies of phraseological units (e.g. for annotation, lexicographic representation, etc.); annotation schemes; applications in applied linguistics and more specifically translation, interpreting, lexicography, terminology, language learning, teaching and assessment (see also below) 

Phraseology in mono- and bilingual lexicography and terminography, e.g. new forms of presenting phraseological units in dictionaries and other lexical resources based on corpus-based and corpus-driven approaches; domain-specific terminology 

Phraseology in translation and cross-linguistic studies, e.g. use parallel and comparable corpora for translating of phraseological units; phraseological units in computer-aided translation; study of phraseology across languages 

Phraseology in specialised languages and language dialects, e.g. phraseology of specialised languages; study of phraseological use in different dialects or varieties of a specific language 

Phraseology in language learning, teaching and assessment, e.g. second language/bilingual processing of phraseological units and formulaic language; phraseological units in learner language 

Theoretical and descriptive approaches to phraseology, e.g. phraseological units and the lexis-grammar interface; the relevance of phraseology for theoretical models of grammar; the representation of phraseological units in constituency and dependency theories; phraseology and its interaction with semantics 

Cognitive and psycholinguistic approaches, e.g. cognitive models of phraseological unit comprehension and production; on-line measures of phraseological unit processing (e.g. eye tracking, event-related potentials, self-paced reading); phraseology and language disorders; phraseology and text readability 

As mentioned earlier, the above list is indicative and not exhaustive. Any submission presenting a study related to the alternative terms of phraseological units, multiword expressions, multiword units, formulaic language or polylexical expressions, will be considered. 

The official language of the conference is English. 

Keynote Speakers 

·         Ken Church 

·         Dmitrij Dobrovol’skij 

·         Patrick Hanks 

·         Gloria Corpas Pastor 

·         Miloš Jakubíček 

Submissions and Publication 

The conference invites submissions reporting original unpublished work. 

EUROPHRAS’2017 invites three types of submissions: 

Regular papers: these papers will not be exceeding 15 pages including references and their minimum length will be 12 pages. The accepted regular papers will be published in a Springer LNAI volume which will be available at the time of the conference 

Short papers: these papers will not exceed 7 pages (excluding references) and will be published by Tradulex as conference e-proceedings with ISBN. The proceedings will be available at the time of the conference 

Poster presentations: these papers will not exceed 4 pages (excluding references) and will be included in the conference e-proceedings along with the short papers 

Submission is electronic, using the Softconf START conference management system. For further instructions please follow the submission guidelines at the conference website. 

Authors of accepted papers will receive guidelines regarding how to produce camera-ready versions of their papers for inclusion in the proceedings. 

The conference will not consider the submission and evaluation of abstracts only. 

All published papers will have a DOI assigned. 

Each submission will be reviewed by at least 3 reviewers who will be either members of the Programme Committee or reviewers proposed by Programme Committee members. 


15 June 2017 – deadline for submitting papers 
17 July 2017 – all authors notified of decisions 
5 September 2017 – deadline for final version of all types of papers 
13-14 November 2017 – conference takes place in London 

Programme Committee 

The Programme Committee features experts in different aspects of corpus-based and computational phraseology and includes: 

Douglas Biber, Northern Arizona University 
Nicoletta Calzolari, Institute for Computational Linguistics 
María Luisa Carrió-Pastor, Universitat Politècnica de València 
Sheila Castilho, Dublin City University 
Ken Church, IBM Research 
Jean-Pierre Colson, Université Catholique de Louvain 
Gloria Corpas, University of Malaga 
František Čermák, Charles University in Prague 
Anna Čermáková, Charles University 
Dimitrij Dobrovolskij, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Language Institute 
Jesse Egbert, Northern Arizona University 
Thierry Fontenelle, Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union 
Kleanthes K. Grohmann, University of Cyprus 
Patrick Hanks, University of Wolverhampton 
Ulrich Heid, University of Hildesheim 
Miloš Jakubíček, Lexical Computing and Masaryk University 
Kyo Kageura, University of Tokyo 
Valia Kordoni, Humboldt University of Berlin 
Simon Krek, University of Ljubljana 
Pedro Mogorrón Huerta, University of Alicante 
Johanna Monti, Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale 
Sara Moze, University of Wolverhampton 
Preslav Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU 
Michael Oakes, University of Wolverhampton 
Marija Omazić, University of Osijek 
Petya Osenova, Sofia University 
Magali Paquot, Université catholique de Louvain 
Giovanni Parodi Sweis, Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso 
Alain Polguère, Université de Lorraine 
Carlos Ramisch, Laboratoire d’Informatique Fondamentale de Marseille 
Ute Römer, Georgia State University 
Agata Savary, François Rabelais University 
Barbara Schlücker, The University of Bonn 
Violeta Seretan, University of Geneva 
Yvonne Skalban, University of Wolverhampton 
Kathrin Steyer, Institute of German Language 
Yukio Tono, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies 
Cornelia Tschichold, Swansea University 
Benjamin Tsou, City University of Hong Kong 
Agnès Tutin, University of Grenoble 
Aline Villavicencio, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul 
Eveline Wandl-Vogt, Austrian Academy of Sciences 
Tom Wasow, Stanford University 
Eric Wehrli, University of Geneva 
Stefanie Wulff, University of Florida 
Michael Zock, Laboratoire d’Informatique Fondamentale de Marseille 

Conference Chair 

Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton. 

Conference Workshops 

EUROPHRAS’2017 will be accompanied by the following two workshops: 

·         MUMTTT: The 3rd Workshop on Multi-word Units in Machine Translation and Translation Technology (MUMTTT 2017) will take place on Tuesday 14th November ( The invited speaker is Carlos Ramisch, Aix-Marseille University, France. 

·         Student Research Workshop: This workshop will take place on Monday 13th November ( The Invited speaker is Jean-Pierre Colson,  Université Catholique de Louvain. 

Special Event 

Sketch Engine tutorial: Miloš Jakubíček,  CEO, Lexical Computing, will give a tutorial on the successful Sketch Engine tools. 

Conference Awards 

In order to recognize significant advancements in phraseology, the following awards will be given to the first authors of the highest quality papers: 

·         Best Paper Award 

·         Best Paper from a Young Researcher (under 35) 

·         Best Paper at the MUMTTT workshop 

·         Best Paper at the Student Research Workshop 

The most important aspects in judging the quality of a paper will be: originality, novelty, relevance, and impact of the presented research. A selection committee consisting of prominent researchers in the fields of interest will select the recipients of the awards. 

Organisation and sponsors 

The forthcoming international conference ‘Computational and Corpus-based Phraseology – Recent advances and interdisciplinary approaches’ is jointly organised by the European Association for Phraseology EUROPHRAS, the University of Wolverhampton (Research Institute of Information and Language Processing) and the Association for Computational Linguistics – Bulgaria. 

EUROPHRAS and Sketch Engine are the official sponsors of the conference. 

Further information and contact details 

Registration is now open via the main conference website (LINK TO REGISTRATION) 

The conference website ( will be updated on a regular basis. For further information, please email