Named Entities: Recognition, Classification and Use

Special Issue of Lingvisticae Investigationes
Call for Papers

Submission was closed

Deadline for submission: 29 December 2006 ==(Extended)==> 15 January 2007

This special topic issue of the journal Lingvisticae Investigationes is scheduled to come out in early 2008 on the broad topic of Named Entities.

The aim is to bring out innovative papers on the issues and advances in Named Entity recognition, classification and use, and how Named Entities could be handled more effectively in a variety of NLP applications.

Guest Editors

The guest editors for this special issue will be (in alphabetical order)

Scientific Committee

First Call for Papers

Since the MUC conferences about Information Extraction, Named Entity Recognition and Classification (NERC) is a well-established task in the NLP community and is regarded as a crucial technology for many NLP applications.

The definition of what is a Named Entity (NE), however, still remains an overt question. NEs include classical classes of proper names (persons, organizations, geographic locations, geo-political entities) and numeric expressions (time, currencies, percentages).

However, the correct identification and classification of single and multiword domain specific expressions (e.g., disease names, biological agents causing health problems, drugs used in disease treatment) should be an important issue for a number of NLP applications (IE, MT, QA, etc.) and dealing with these questions has become part and parcel of the problems dealt by the NE camp.

Likewise, reference to definite events or entities no longer referenced as proper names in text, as encompassed by the ACE program, has long been accepted as part of the NER discipline.

The guest editors seek papers on original and unpublished research on all aspects of NE recognition, classification, and use. Special topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

The Journal

LI (Lingvisticae Investigationes) is a thirty year old international journal, founded by Maurice Gross. It is published and distributed by John Benjamins Publishing Company. See or


The format for submissions can be found at, more specifically at conventions.


Manuscripts must be submitted in English.

Paper Submission

Contributions (20 pages maximum) have to be sent by e-mail, in PDF, DOC or RTF format, to the two addresses below:

Important Dates (all changed)

Deadline for submission: 29 December2006 ==(Extended)==> 15 January 2007
Notification to authors: 16 February 2007 ====> 2 March 2007
Final version of the papers due: 30 March 2007 ====> 12 April 2007