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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

  • Kenneth 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.

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

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.

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

All published papers will have a DOI assigned.


15 June 2017 – deadline for submitting papers
31 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:

Julio Bernal, Instituto Caro y Cuervo
Douglas Biber, Northern Arizona University
Nicoletta Calzolari, Institute for Computational Linguistics
María Luisa Carrió-Pastor, Universitat Politècnica de València
Sheila Castilho, Dublin City University
Kenneth 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 Dobrovol’skij, 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
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:

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 for EUROPHRAS 2017 is now open. To register, please complete the registration form.

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