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LINGUIST List 23.4533

Wed Oct 31 2012

Confs: Computational Ling, Text/Corpus Ling, Ling Theories/Portugal

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 31-Oct-2012
From: Sandra Kuebler <skueblerindiana.edu>
Subject: Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories
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Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories
Short Title: TLT11

Date: 30-Nov-2012 - 01-Dec-2012
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Contact: Iris Hendrickx
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://tlt11.clul.ul.pt

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

TLT serves as a venue for new and ongoing research on the topic of linguistics and tree banks. The 11th edition of TLT will take place in Lisbon, Portugal on November 30 - December 1, 2012, and is hosted by CLUL at the University of Lisbon.

This year, TLT will be accompanied by the second Workshop on Annotation of Corpora for Research in the Humanities (ACRH-2) that takes place on November 29, 2012. More information is available at the ACRH-2 website:


Treebanks are language resources that provide annotations at various levels of linguistic structure beyond the word level. They typically provide syntactic constituent or dependency structures for sentences and sometimes functional and predicate-argument structures. 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. Additionally, there are projects that explore annotation beyond syntactic structure (including, for instance, semantic, pragmatic and rhetorical annotation) and beyond a single language (for instance, parallel treebanks).

Experiences in building syntactically processed corpora have shown that there is a relation between formal linguistic theory and the practice of syntactic annotation. Since the practices of building syntactically-processed corpora have proved that aiming at more detailed description of the data becomes more and more theory-dependent, the connections between treebank development and linguistic theories need to be tightly connected in order to ensure the necessary information flow between them. This series of workshops aims to provide a forum for researchers and advanced students working in these areas.

Invited Speakers:

Mark Steedman, University of Edinburgh, UK
Nianwen Xue, Brandeis University, USA

Friday, Nov. 30:

9:30 - 10:45 Welcome + Invited Talk

9:30 - 9:45 Welcome

9:45 - 10:45 Invited Talk: Mark Steedman

10:45 - 11:15 coffee break

11:15 - 12:35 Talks

11:15 - 11:55
Dan Flickinger, Valia Kordoni, Yi Zhang, António Branco, Kiril Simov, Petya Osenova, Catarina Carvalheiro, Francisco Costa and Sérgio Castro: ParDeepBank: Multiple Parallel Deep Treebanking

11:55 - 12:35
Magdalena Plamada and Martin Volk: Using Parallel Treebanks for Machine Translation Evaluation

12:35 - 14:15 lunch

14:15 - 15:35 Talks

14:15 - 14:55
Kathrin Beck and Erhard W. Hinrichs. Profiling Feature Selection for Named Entity Classification in the TüBa-D/Z Treebank

14:55 - 15:35
Iakes Goenaga, Olatz Arregi, Klara Ceberio, Arantza Diaz de Ilarraza and Amane Jimeno: Automatic Coreference Annotation in Basque

15:35 - 16:00 coffee break

16:00 - 17:30 Posters

Liesbeth Augustinus and Frank Van Eynde: A Treebank-based Investigation of IPP-triggering Verbs in Dutch

Riyaz Ahmad Bhat and Dipti Mishra Sharma: Non-Projective Structures in Indian Language Treebanks

Masood Ghayoomi and Omid Moradiannasab: The Effect of Fine- and Coarse-grained Treebank Annotation on Parsing: A Comparative Study

Sambhav Jain and Riyaz Bhat: Exploiting Morphological Richness of Urdu for its Dependency Parsing

Pavlína Jínová, Jiří Mírovský and Lucie Poláková: Analyzing the Most Common Errors in the Discourse Annotation of the Prague Dependency Treebank

Manuela Sanguinetti and Cristina Bosco: Translational Divergences and Their Alignment in a Parallel Multilingual Treebank

Djamé Seddah, Benoît Sagot, Marie Candito, Virginie Mouilleron and Vanessa Combet: Building a Treebank of Noisy User Generated Content : The French Social Media Bank

Nitesh Surtani and Soma Paul: Genitives in Hindi Treebank: An Attempt for Automatic Annotation

Saturday, Dec. 1:

9:00 - 11:00 Talks

9:00 - 9:40
Arne Skjærholt and Lilja Øvrelid: Impact of Treebank Characteristics on Cross-lingual Parser Adaptation

9:40 - 10:20
Marie Candito and Djamé Seddah: Effectively Long-distance Dependencies in French: Annotation and Parsing Evaluation

10:20 - 11:00
Francesco Mambrini and Marco Passarotti: Will a Parser Overtake Achilles? First Experiments on Parsing the Ancient Greek Dependency Treebank

11:00 - 11:30 coffee break

11:30 - 12:30 Invited Talk: Nianwen Xue

12:30 - 14:00 lunch

14:00 - 15:20 Talks

14:00 - 14:40
Rodolfo Delmonte. Logical Form Representation for Linguistic Resources

14:40 - 15:20
Sonja Bosch, Key-Sun Choi, Éric de La Clergerie, Alex Chengyu Fang, Gertrud Faass, Kiyong Lee, Antonio Pareja-Lora, Laurent Romary, Andreas Witt, Amir Zeldes and Florian Zipser: Tiger2 as a Standardised Aerialisation for ISO 24615 - SynAF

15:20 - 15:50 coffee break

15:50 - 17:30 Talks + Closing

15:50 - 16:30
Paul Meurer, Victoria Rosén and Koenraad De Smedt: Web-based Annotation Interfaces

16:30 - 17:10
Dan Flickinger, Valia Kordoni and Yi Zhang. DeepBank: A Dynamically Annotated Treebank of the Wall Street Journal

17:10 - 17:30 Closing

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