LINGUIST List 15.1104

Mon Apr 5 2004

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  1. Geert-Jan Kruijff gj, Recent Advances in Dependency Grammar
  2. bond, ACL 2004 Workshop on Multiword Expressions: Integrating Processing

Message 1: Recent Advances in Dependency Grammar

Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 06:37:29 -0400 (EDT)
From: Geert-Jan Kruijff gj <Geert-Jan>
Subject: Recent Advances in Dependency Grammar

Recent Advances in Dependency Grammar
This is a special session held during the following conference: 20th
International Conference on Computational Linguistics

Date: 28-Aug-2004 - 29-Aug-2004
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Contact name: Geert-Jan Kruijff
Contact email:
Conference URL:

Linguistic Subfield: Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 21-Apr-2004

Meeting Description:

Following the regular program of the main conference, workshops on
current topics in Computational Linguistics will be held on 28th-29th,
August 2004, at the conference venue. Workshops will normally last one
day, but may extend to a second day if required. Proposals by
qualified individuals interested in organising a workshop are

Call for papers:


 Workshop on


 August 28th, 2004

	To be held in conjunction with COLING 2004
 [ ]

 ** Poster/paper submission deadline: April 21 ** 

Over the last years, there has been a strong revival of interest for
dependency grammar, following up on, and contributing to, the recent
advances in formal grammar and in computational linguistics.
Dependency grammar is, however, more of a ''perspective'' on grammar
than a singular framework, which has led to a great variety of
proposals making this perspective more concrete.

The last workshop dedicated purely to dependency grammar was the
Dependency Grammar workshop organized in conjunction with ACL-COLING
1998 in Montreal [ ].
The goal of the current workshop is to offer a dedicated forum where
the community can present and assess recent advances in dependency
grammar, discuss issues, progress and perspectives, and to foster new

To make optimal use of the workshop format, we plan to mix paper
presentations with a poster session (1.30h), and allow for enough
time for discussion around paper presentations (25+10).

We would like to invite submissions to the workshop on any theme
relating to dependency grammars.


The format and length requirements will be the same as for full papers
for COLING 2004. See [ ] or
 [ ] for more details.


Papers should be sent to [ ]. The paper
should be an attachment in PDF format and the heading on the email
should read ''PAPER SUBMISSION''. Notification of acceptance or
rejection will be sent to the originating email address. 


All papers must be written and presented in English


Accepted papers and posters will be published in a proceedings
volume. For the workshop to take place, the COLING 2004 organizers
require at least 20 participants to register for the
workshop. Speakers and participants are therefore asked to register
via the official COLING 2004 site as soon as possible.


 Apr 21	 Deadline full papers and posters
 May 26	 Notification
 Jun 16	 Final versions of full papers, posters/short papers due
 Jun 24	 Submission camera ready proceedings 


 Geert-Jan Kruijff Saarland University, Saarbr (co-chair) 

 Alexander Dikovsky Universite de Nantes, Nantes
 Dick Hudson University College London, London
 Sylvain Kahane University Paris 10 - Nanterre
 Alexander Koller Saarland University, Saarbrucken
 Wolfgang Menzel Hamburg University, Hamburg
 Glyn Morrill Universitat PolitA Futurs, Lille
 Joakim Nivre Vaxjo University, Vaxjo
 Alain Polguy of Montreal, Montreal
 Owen Rambow Columbia University, New York
 Petr Sgall	Charles University, Prague


All inquiries should be sent to [ ] with
the SUBJECT heading ''INQUIRY''. Please note that general organizational
details (registration, accommodation, etc.) are taken care of by
COLING 2004, not by the workshop organizers.
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Message 2: ACL 2004 Workshop on Multiword Expressions: Integrating Processing

Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2004 22:06:45 -0400 (EDT)
From: bond <>
Subject: ACL 2004 Workshop on Multiword Expressions: Integrating Processing

ACL 2004 Workshop on Multiword Expressions: Integrating Processing 

Date: 26-Jul-2004 - 26-Jul-2004
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact: Anna Korhonen
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 12-Apr-2004 

Meeting Description:

ACL-2004 Workshop onMultiword Expressions: Integrating Processing
26th July 2004, Barcelona, Spain


Submission deadline extended to !! April 12, 2004 !!

ACL-2004 Workshop on Multiword Expressions: Integrating Processing

26th July 2004, Barcelona, Spain

Workshop website:

ACL website:


In recent years, there has been a growing awareness in the NLP
community of the problems that Multiword Expressions (MWEs) pose and
the need for their robust handling.

MWEs include a large range of linguistic phenomena, such as phrasal
verbs (e.g. ''add up''), nominal compounds (e.g. ''telephone box''),
and institutionalized phrases (e.g. ''salt and pepper''). These
expressions, which can be syntactically and/or semantically
idiosyncratic in nature, are used frequently in everyday language,
usually to express precisely ideas and concepts that cannot be
compressed into a single word. Most real-world applications tend to
ignore MWEs or address them simply by listing. However, it is clear
that successful applications will need to be able to identify and
treat them appropriately. This particularly applies to the many
applications which require some degree of semantic interpretation
(e.g. machine translation, question-answering, summarisation,
generation) and require tasks such as parsing and word sense

A considerable amount of research has lately been conducted in this
area, some within large research projects dedicated to MWEs. In this
context, a successful workshop on MWEs was held at ACL 2003
(, with papers presenting a
cross section of research on MWEs. There is some research on MWEs in
general. Some is very computational, examining detection and
extraction using a variety of methods. Some is more linguistic,
focusing on classification of the various types. There is also a lot
of research on particular subtypes of MWEs, especially English phrasal
verbs. In this workshop the focus is on papers that integrate
analysis, acquisition and treatment of various kinds of multiword
expressions (MWEs) in NLP. For example,

(1) research that combines a linguistic analysis with a method of
automatically acquiring the classes described
(2) work that combines the computational treatment of a class of MWEs
with a solid linguistic analysis
(3) research that extracts MWEs and either classifies them or uses
them in some task.

These combinations of research will help to bridge the gap between the
needs of NLP and the descriptive tradition of linguistics.


The workshop will be of interest to anyone working on MWEs, e.g. in
the areas of computational grammars, computational lexicography,
automatic lexical acquisition, machine translation, information
retrieval, text mining, and computer-assisted language teaching and
learning. The objective is to summarise what has been achieved in the
area, to establish common themes between different approaches, and to
discuss future trends.


Papers are invited on, but not limited to, the following topics:

* Theoretical research on MWEs, including corpus based analysis
* MWE taxonomies, classifications and databases
* Cross-lingual analysis of MWE types, use, and behaviour
* Methods for identification and extraction of MWEs (machine learning,
statistical, example- or rule-based, or hybrid)
* Evaluation of MWE extraction methods
* Methods for determining the compositionality of MWEs
* Integration of MWE data into grammars and NLP applications
(e.g. machine translation and generation)

Papers can cover one or more of these areas, but research that combines
different topics is especially encouraged.


Papers should be submitted electronically in Postscript or PDF format
to: . Submissions should conform to the
two-column format of ACL proceedings and should not exceed eight (8)
pages, including references. We strongly recommend the use of ACL-2004
style files, also available from the ACL-2004 website.

The subject line of the submission email should be ''ACL2004 WORKSHOP
PAPER SUBMISSION''. As reviewing will be blind, the body of the paper
should not include the names or affiliations of the authors. The
following identification information should be sent in a separate
email with the subject line ''ACL2004 WORKSHOP ID PAGE'':

Title: title of paper
Authors: list of all authors
Keywords: up to five topic keywords
Contact author: email address of author of record (for correspondence)
Abstract: abstract of paper (not more than 10 lines)

Notification of receipt will be emailed to the contact author.


Submission deadline EXTENDED to: April 12, 2004
Acceptance notification: May 7, 2004
Final version deadline: May 17, 2004
Workshop date: July 26, 2004


Takaaki Tanaka (NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Japan)
Aline Villavicencio (University of Cambridge, UK)
Francis Bond (NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Japan)
Anna Korhonen (University of Cambridge, UK)


Timothy Baldwin (Stanford University, USA)
Colin Bannard (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Ann Copestake (University of Cambridge, UK)
Gael Dias (Beira Interior University, Portugal)
James Dowdall (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Dan Flickinger (Stanford University, USA)
Matthew Hurst (Intelliseek, USA)
Stephan Oepen (Stanford University, USA; University of Oslo, Norway)
Kyonghee Paik (ATR Spoken Language Translation Research Laboratories,
Scott Piao (University of Lancaster, UK)
Beata Trawinski (University of Tuebningen, Germany)
Kiyoko Uchiyama (Keio University, Japan)


Workshop registration information will be posted at a later date. The
registration fee will include attendance at the workshop and a copy of
workshop proceedings.
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