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LINGUIST List 21.2988

Tue Jul 20 2010

Calls: Comp Ling, Disc Analysis, Pragmatics, Text/Corpus Ling/Germany

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        1.    Heike Zinsmeister, Beyond Semantics: Corpus-Based Investigations

Message 1: Beyond Semantics: Corpus-Based Investigations
Date: 19-Jul-2010
From: Heike Zinsmeister <Heike.Zinsmeisteruni-konstanz.de>
Subject: Beyond Semantics: Corpus-Based Investigations
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Full Title: Beyond Semantics: Corpus-Based Investigations
Short Title: beyondsem

Date: 23-Feb-2011 - 25-Feb-2011
Location: Goettingen, Germany
Contact Person: Stefanie Dipper
Meeting Email: beyondsemlinguistics.ruhr-uni-bochum.de
Web Site: http://www.linguistics.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/beyondsem/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis;
Pragmatics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 08-Aug-2010

Meeting Description:

Workshop: 'Beyond semantics: Corpus-based investigations of pragmatic
and discourse phenomena'

Organizers: Stefanie Dipper (Bochum) and Heike Zinsmeister (Konstanz)
Workshop organized as part of the Annual Conference of the German
Linguistic Society (DGfS) to be held in Goettingen, Germany, February 23-
25, 2011

Second Call For Papers

In recent years, focus of corpus-based research has moved from morpho-
syntactic phenomena to semantics (e.g. word sense disambiguation, frame
semantics,predicate-argument structure, temporal structure) and ''beyond'',
i.e., to pragmatic and discourse-related phenomena (e.g. anaphora,
information structure). In the latter field, it is often especially hard to transfer
results from theoretical linguistics that are based on toy examples to
naturally-occurring texts. Even provided explicit annotation guidelines, it is
often difficult to annotate texts reliably.

We would like to bring together theoretical linguists who use texts and
corpora for pragmatic or discourse-related research questions, and corpus
linguists as well as computational linguists who create and annotate
relevant corpus resources, or exploit them. The goal of the workshop is to
enhance exchange between researchers of both fields, and thus to gain
insight in the -- possibly common -- properties and peculiarities of the
''beyond'' phenomena.

We invite contributions related (but not limited) to one of the following
- anaphora
- discourse structure
- information structure
- implicatures and presuppositions
- event structure

Questions that we would like to address include:
- Which results from theoretical linguistics (e.g. frameworks, generalizations)
have been tried to apply to (running) texts? What were the outcomes? Did
these outcomes affect the theory?
- In annotating texts, which methods are applied? For instance, are there
linguistic tests that guide the annotators? Which tools are used?
- Which generalizations can be derived from existing resources? Which
applications make use of existing resources?


For submission details please consult the workshop webpage:

Important dates:

August 8, 2010: Deadline for paper submissions
September 9, 2010: Notification of acceptance
December 1, 2010: Camera-ready papers for the workshop proceedings
plus a one-page abstract for the DGfS conference proceedings
February 23-25, 2011: Workshop

Keynote speakers:

Rebecca Passonneau, Columbia University
Bonnie Webber, University of Edinburgh

Workshop organizers:

Stefanie Dipper, Ruhr-University of Bochum
Heike Zinsmeister, University of Konstanz

Programme committee:

Maria Averintseva-Klisch, Tuebingen University
Matthias Buch-Kromann, Copenhagen Business School
Philippa Cook, Freie Universitaet Berlin
Markus Egg, Humbold-Universitaet Berlin
Anke Holler, University of Goettingen
Graham Katz, Georgetown University
Ralf Klabunde, Ruhr-University Bochum
Valia Kordoni, DFKI GmbH and Saarland University
Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova, Saarland University
Katja Markert, University of Leeds
Costanza Navarretta, University of Copenhagen
Marta Recasens, University of Barcelona
Arndt Riester, University of Stuttgart
Julia Ritz, University of Potsdam
Antje Rossdeutscher, University of Stuttgart
Bjoern Rothstein, Ruhr-University Bochum
Josef Ruppenhofer, Saarland University
David Schlangen, University of Potsdam
Caroline Sporleder, Saarland University
Manfred Stede, University of Potsdam
Yannick Versley, Tuebingen University
Bonnie Webber, University of Edinburgh

For any questions contact : beyondsemlinguistics.ruhr-uni-bochum.de

Stefanie Dipper & Heike Zinsmeister (workshop organizers)
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