LINGUIST List 14.1627

Mon Jun 9 2003

Calls: Ling Theories; Computational Ling/Portuguese

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  1. Joakim Nivre, TLT 2003
  2. Antonio.Branco, Workshop on Tagging and Shallow Processing of Portuguese

Message 1: TLT 2003

Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 12:27:17 +0200 (MEST)
From: Joakim Nivre <>
Subject: TLT 2003

 The Second Workshop on Treebanks and
 Linguistic Theories (TLT 2003)
 14-15 November 2003, V�xj�, Sweden

Workshop motivation and aims

Treebanks are a language resource that provides annotations of natural
languages at various levels of structure: at the word level, the
phrase level, the sentence level, and sometimes also at the level of
function-argument structure. Treebanks have become crucially important
for the development of data-driven approaches to natural language
processing, human language technologies, grammar extraction and
linguistic research in general. There are a number of on-going
projects on compilation of representative treebanks for languages that
still lack them (Bulgarian, Danish, Portugese, Spanish, Turkish) and a
number of on-going projects on compilation of treebanks for specific
purposes for languages that already have them (English).

The practices of building syntactically processed corpora have proved
that aiming at more detailed description of the data becomes more and
more theory-dependent (Prague Dependency Treebank and other
dependency-based treebanks such as the Danish dependendency treebank,
the Italian treebank (TUT), and the Turkish treebank (METU); Verbmobil
HPSG Treebanks, Polish HPSG Treebank, Bulgarian HPSG-based Treebank,
etc.). Therefore the development of treebanks and formal linguistic
theories need to be more tightly connected in order to ensure the
necessary information flow between them.

This series of workshops aims at being a forum for researchers and
advanced students working in these areas. The second workshop will be
held in V�xj�, Sweden, 14-15 november 2003. (The first was held in
Sozopol, Bulgaria in September 2002; see

Topics of interest

We invite submission of papers on topics relevant to treebanks and
linguistic theories, including but not limited to:

- design principles and annotation schemes for treebanks;
- applications of treebanks in acquiring linguistic knowledge and NLP;
- the role of linguistic theories in treebank development;
- treebanks as a basis for linguistic research;
- evaluation of treebanks;
- tools for creation and management of treebanks;
- standards for treebanks.

Important dates

Deadline for workshop abstract submission
1 August 2003

Notification of acceptance
15 September 2003

Final version of paper for workshop proceedings
15 October 2003


Papers should describe existing research connected to the topics of
the workshop. The presentation at the workshop will be 25 minutes long
(20 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions and
discussion). Each submission should include: title; author(s);
affiliation(s); and contact author's e-mail address, postal address,
telephone and fax numbers. Extended abstracts (maximum 1500 words,
plain-text format or Postscript) should be sent to:

Name: Joakim Nivre

Those who wish to attend without offering a paper are asked to briefly
motivate their interest, as the number of participants is limited.

The final version of the accepted papers should not be longer than 12
A4 pages. Instructions for formatting and presentation of the final
version will be sent to authors upon notification of acceptance.

Program committee

Jens Allwood, Sweden
Lars Borin, Sweden
Helge Dyvik, Norway
Eva Ejerhed, Sweden
Tomaz Erjavec, Slovenia
Erhard Hinrichs, Germany (co-chair)
Janne Bondi Johannessen, Norway
Sabine Kirchmeier-Andersen, Denmark
Sandra K�bler, Germany
Torbj�rn Nordgard, Norway
Joakim Nivre, Sweden (co-chair)
Kemal Oflazer, Turkey
Karel Oliva, Austria
Petya Osenova, Bulgaria
Vladimir Petkevic, Czech Republic
Adam Przepi'orkowski, Poland
Laurent Romary, France
Eirikur R�gnvaldsson, Iceland
Kiril Simov, Bulgaria
Martin Volk, Sweden

Invited speakers

Thorsten Brants, Google Inc.
Stephan Oepen, Stanford University

Sponsoring organisations

Nordic Treebank Network (Nordic Language Technology Program 020528)
Special Resarch Program "Linguistic Data Structures" (SFB 441) at the
University of T�bingen
V�xj� University

Local organisation

Joakim Nivre (
Johan Hall (
Jens Nilsson (

V�xj� University
School of Mathematics and Systems Engineering
SE-35195 V�xj�

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Message 2: Workshop on Tagging and Shallow Processing of Portuguese

Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2003 10:08:22 +0000
From: Antonio.Branco <>
Subject: Workshop on Tagging and Shallow Processing of Portuguese

Workshop on Tagging and Shallow Processing of Portuguese 
Short Title: TASHA'2003

Date: 03-Oct-2003 - 03-Oct-2003
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Contact: Antonio Branco
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics 
Subject Language: Portuguese

Call Deadline: 04-Jul-2003

Meeting Description:

 Workshop on Tagging and Shallow Processing of Portuguese 
 University of Lisbon, October 3, 2003 

 A workshop associated with the 
 XIX Annual Meeting of the Portuguese Linguistics Society 

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Recent advances on tagging and other shallow processing tools have
confirmed the key importance of these applications to enable
subsequent stages of efficient deep linguistic processing, and to
improve the quality of information retrieval services and support the
semantic web.

The goal of this workshop will be to provide a forum to discuss
experiences and exchange results between people working in this area,
and to review the current state of the art in this diverse field in
what concerns the Portuguese language.

We would like to invite presentations reporting on recent advances on
all aspects of the shallow processing of Portuguese. We encourage the
representation of a large, multidisciplinary range of aspects
including but not limited to issues related to the entire production
cycle of POS taggers and other shallow processing tools such as
tokenizers, stemmers, MWU detectors, named entity recognizers, NP
chunkers, WSD tools, PP attachment resolvers, terminology extractors,
etc., ranging from the collection of stop lists to the integration of
these tools into broader systems and applications, and including
a.o. methodologies for accurate hand tagging, linguistic resources for
training and evaluation, learning algorithms and their eventual tuning
to Portuguese, finite-state solutions, evaluation metrics and results,
selected linguistic generalizations and specifications, etc.

We invite presentations about relevant solutions and approaches to the
above issues as well as descriptions or demos of tools, resources,
systems or projects.

Important Dates 
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Deadline for submissions: July 4 
Notification of acceptance: July 31 
Camera-ready versions: September 8 

Submission instructions 
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For submitting a contribution, please send an anonymous abstract,
without id information or self-references, of no more than 3 A4 pages,
including figures, tables and references, to the following email

Abstracts should be submitted electronically in .pdf format. For up
to three free conversions to PDF see In exceptional copy versions may be accepted.

Identification page: 
Add also a separate .txt file including the following information: 

 5 Keywords: 
 Author(s) name(s) 

Oral presentations: 
The time allotted to regular presentations is planned to be 
30 minutes, including 10 minutes for discussion. 

Invited talk 
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Bradley Music (t.b.c.) 
(Microsoft Corp., USA) 

Program Committee 
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Alina Villalva 
(Univ. Lisboa, Dep. Lingu�stica, Portugal) 

Am�lia Mendes 
(Univ. Lisboa, CLUL, Portugal) 

Ant�nio Branco 
(Univ. Lisboa, Dep. Inform�tica, Portugal) 

Caroline Hag�ge 
(Xerox Research Centre, France) 

Gae''l Dias 
(Univ. Beira Interior, Dep. Inform�tica, Portugal) 

Marco Rocha 
(Univ. Federal de Santa Catarina, Dep. Lingu�stica, Brazil)

Nuno Mamede 
(L2F INESC-ID Lisboa / IST, Portugal) 

Nuno Marques 
(Univ. Nova de Lisboa, Dept. Inform�tica, Portugal) 

Renata Vieira 
(Univ. Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Dep. Inform�tica, Brazil) 

Rute Costa 
(Univ. Nova de Lisboa, Dep. Lingu�stica, Portugal) 

Tony Sardinha 
(Univ. Cat�lica de S�o Paulo, Dep. Lingu�stica, Brazil) 

Vera Strube de Lima 
(Pontif�cia Univ. Cat�lica do Rio Grande do Sul, Fac. Inform�tica,

Organization committee 
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Ant�nio Branco (Univ. Lisboa, Dep. Inform�tica) 
Am�lia Mendes (Univ. Lisboa, CLUL) 
Ricardo Ribeiro (L2F INESC-ID Lisboa / ISCTE) 

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Submissions will be reviewed by three members of the Program
Committee. Authors of accepted contributions will receive guidelines
on how to produce camera-ready versions of their abstracts to be
published as workshop notes. Fully-fledged versions of contributed
presentations will be invited after the workshop to be included in the

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