BISTU Holds the 20th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop

By Tue, 02 Jul 2019 GMT

Beijing, 1st July, 2019, (BISTU)— Sponsored by BISTU and co-organized by Office for Committee of Beijing Municipal Natural Science Foundation, TRS Information Technology Co. Ltd., Ministerial Key Lab of Linguistics at Peking University, and Chinese Information Processing Society of China, the 20th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop successfully completes on 30th June 2019. The Workshop accommodates over 240 experts and professors from over 60 universities and research institutions around the world, including mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, the US, Korea and Singapore. The Workshop is attended by President Wang Yongsheng, Vice President Chen Gang, Assistant to Vice President Lin Guoce, deans of relating schools and directors of relating divisions and is hosted by Dean Zhang Yangsen of School of Information Management.  


Co-Chairs of the Workshop are Wang Yongsheng and Prof. Zhang Min from Suzhou University. Wang Yongsheng addresses the Workshop. Following his most sincere congratulations to successful opening of the Workshop, he extends warmest welcome to all experts, professors and participants of the Workshop. He also offers a brief introduction to BISTU. Wang Yongsheng says that BISTU is one of the earliest to conduct research on natural language processing and information retrieval and has been granted a number of awards such as Second Prize for National Science and Technology Progress, first Prize for science and technology progress in Ministry of Electronic Industry, and first prize for Qian Weichang Chinese Processing Science and Technology. In the future, BISTU would bring into full play the strengths in artificial intelligence and information technology, work closely with friends and experts of this field, deepen collaboration, respond to actual demand, and actively contribute to advancement of artificial intelligence and wellbeing of human beings. Wang Yongsheng hopes that the Workshop would serve as a platform for exchange and communication of academic achievements, facilitating collaboration among universities, research institutions and enterprises, and contributing to studies of Chinese lexical semantics.  


Chu-Ren Huang, co-founder of the Workshop and Professor of Faculty of Humanities of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Prof. Hong Jiafei from Taiwan Normal University respectively explain conferences of Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop, essays published and essays collected.  

Three days of exchange and communication enhance mutual understanding and friendship amongst experts and scholars home and abroad, which lays solid foundation for future collaboration and advancement of theories and practices.  


The 2019 Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop is jointly organized by School of Information Management and School of Computer Science and is hosted by Institute for Smart Information Processing. Participants of the Workshop are mainly from linguistic circle and computer information circle. A number of faculties from BISTU School of Information Management and School of Computer Science attend the Workshop. It plays an important role in promoting cross-disciplinary research, facilitating exchange and communication among faculties of various disciplines, and enhancing influence and strengths of BISTU in the field of lexical semantics.