Call for Papers


Workshop on *Ambiguity: Perspectives on Representation and Resolution (ARR)*

Workshop at ESSLLI 2018 (
August 6-10, 2018


There are various approaches to ambiguity from a wide variety of
perspectives. This is due to the fact that ambiguity exists and arises
on many different levels of natural language. We want to bring
together scholars working on different aspects of ambiguity, in
particular to approach the following questions:

1. What is the “core” of this phenomenon?
2. What is the common ground in approaching the phenomenon?
3. What can be gained by combining different approaches?

Our special focus is thus on bringing together approaches seeing
ambiguity as a mere computational problem and approaches seeing it as
a linguistic phenomenon with some interest in itself.


The conference invites extended abstracts related to themes including
but not limited to:

The semantic content of ambiguity and its properties
Disambiguation tasks
Vector-based semantics, ambiguity and disambiguation
Ambiguity as a syntactic and/or semantic phenomenon: differences and common ground
How much semantics is needed to handle ambiguity? Are simple contexts sufficient?

These topics do not restrict the scope of contributions; actually we would
like to encourage a variety of submissions relating to any dimension
of ambiguity.


April 02, submission deadline
May 02, notification
May 14, camera-ready version

Deadlines are midnight Pacific Standard Time (UTC−8).


Extended abstracts should lay out original, unpublished research
and/or implementation results. We invite extended abstracts of 2
pages, excluding references. All submissions are electronic and in PDF
format via the EasyChair system. Information about the author(s) and
other identifying information such as obvious self-references (e.g.,
“We showed in [12] …”) and financial or personal acknowledgements
should be omitted in the submitted abstracts whenever feasible.

Extended abstracts may contain a clearly marked appendix and data
files to support its claims. While reviewers are urged to consult this
extra material for better comprehension, it is at their discretion
whether they do so. Such extra material should also be anonymized to
the extent feasible.

Use the following link for submission:


Depending on number and quality of submissions, and interest of
authors, we plan to edit a special issue of worked out papers of
contributions to the workshop.


Chairs & Organizers

Timm Lichte (Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf)
Christian Wurm (Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf)

Email: ambiguity2018 at phil dot hhu dot de