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Full Title: Fourth International Conference on Dependency Linguistics

Short Title: Depling 2017
Location: Pisa, Italy
Start Date: 18-Sep-2017 - 20-Sep-2017
Contact: Simonetta Montemagni
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Meeting Description: Depling 2017 is the fourth conference in the Depling series (the previous three conferences being held in Barcelona in 2011, Prague in 2013 and Uppsala in 2015). The series responds to the growing need for linguistic meetings dedicated to approaches in syntax, semantics and the lexicon that are centered around dependency structures as a central linguistic notion.

This year the conference is organized by the University of Pisa and the Institute for Computational Linguistics “A. Zampolli” of the Italian National Research Council (ILC-CNR).

Conference Aims:

The Depling conference responds to the growing need for a conference dedicated to dependency-based approaches in linguistics and natural language processing. In the past decade, dependencies, directed labeled graph structures representing hierarchical relations between morphemes, words or semantic units, have become very widespread in natural language processing. However, the linguistic significance of these structures often remains vague, and the need to discuss the theoretical and formal foundations of dependency-based concepts is felt strongly by many people working in these domains.

Conference Topics:

Topics include but are not limited to:

- The use of dependency trees in syntactic analysis, parsing, generation, and corpus annotation of written and spoken texts
- Cross-lingual dependency parser evaluation, with particular emphasis on intrinsic evaluation metrics
- The use of semantic valency-based predicate and actancy graph structures and their link to classical logic
- The elaboration of formal dictionaries for dependency-based syntax and semantics, including descriptions of collocations and paradigmatic relations
- Links to morphology and linearization of dependency structures, using, for example, topological field theories
- Dependency-like structures beyond the sentence, for example, to model discourse phenomena
- The description and formalization of semantic and pragmatic phenomena related to information structure
- History, epistemology, and psycholinguistic relevance of dependency grammar, including its relation to generative approaches to language
- Dependency grammar and linguistic universals.
Linguistic Subfield: Computational Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Syntax
LL Issue: 28.899

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