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LINGUIST List 24.2951

Sat Jul 20 2013

Confs: Computational Ling, Text/Corpus Ling, Discourse Analysis/Bulgaria

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 19-Jul-2013
From: Stefanie Dipper <dipperlinguistics.rub.de>
Subject: 7th Linguistic Annotation Workshop & Interoperability with Discourse
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7th Linguistic Annotation Workshop & Interoperability with Discourse
Short Title: LAW VII & ID

Date: 08-Aug-2013 - 09-Aug-2013
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Contact: Stefanie Dipper
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.linguistics.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/law7-id

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

Meeting Description:

7th Linguistic Annotation Workshop & Interoperability with Discourse (LAW VII & ID)
Sponsored by the ACL Special Interest Group on Annotation (SIGANN)

Held in Conjunction with the 51st Annual Association for Computational Linguistics Conference (ACL’13)

Workshop Overview:

Linguistic annotation of natural language corpora is the backbone of supervised methods for statistical natural language processing. It also provides valuable data for evaluation of both rule-based and supervised systems and can help formalize and study linguistic phenomena.

The LAW provides a forum for presentation and discussion of innovative research on all aspects of linguistic annotation, including creation/evaluation of annotation schemes, methods for automatic and manual annotation, use and evaluation of annotation software and frameworks, representation of linguistic data and annotations, etc. This year, a significant part of the workshop will focus on the special theme of Interoperability with Discourse.

Workshop Chairs:

Stefanie Dipper, Ruhr-University Bochum
Maria Liakata, University of Warwick/European Bioinformatics Institute Cambridge
Antonio Pareja-Lora, SIC & ILSA, UCM / ATLAS, UNED

Organizing Committee:

Sophia Ananiadou (University of Manchester)
Cathy Blake (University of Illinois)
Alex Chengyu Fang (City University of Hong Kong)
Chu-Ren Huang (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Nancy Ide (Vassar College)
Piroska Lendvai (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
Maria Liakata (University of Warwick/European Bioinformatics Institute Cambridge)
Adam Meyers (New York University)
Anika Oellrich (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute)
Antonio Pareja-Lora (SIC & ILSA, UCM / ATLAS, UNED)
Massimo Poesio (University of Trento)
Sameer Pradhan (BBN Technologies)
Sampo Pyysalo (University of Manchester)
Caroline Sporleder (Trier University)
Manfred Stede (Potsdam University)
Simone Teufel (University of Cambridge)
Anita de Waard (Elsevier Labs)
Fei Xia (University of Washington)
Nianwen Xue (Brandeis University)

Featuring papers on sparse annotations and error correction, comparison & evaluation, discourse and semantic annotations and novel annotation methods.

The special theme this year is interoperability between diverse annotations and discourse, introducing a hands-on shared task and discussion.

For the full programme, see below.

August 8, 2013

Opening remarks

Christopher Manning (invited talk): Improving the linguistics of linguistic annotation: Opportunities and limits

Ramy Eskander, Nizar Habash, Ann Bies, Seth Kulick and Mohamed Maamouri: Automatic correction and extension of morphological annotations

Marcel Bollmann: POS tagging for historical texts with sparse training data

Coffee break

Quy Nguyen, Ngan Nguyen and Yusuke Miyao: Utilizing state-of-the-art parsers to diagnose problems in treebank annotation for a less resourced language

Arne Skjærholt: Influence of preprocessing on dependency syntax annotation: Speed and agreement

Yvette Graham, Timothy Baldwin, Alistair Moffat and Justin Zobel: Continuous measurement scales in human evaluation of machine translation

Rohan Ramanath, Monojit Choudhury and Kalika Bali: Entailment: An effective metric for comparing and evaluating hierarchical and non-hierarchical annotation schemes

Nathan Schneider, Brendan O’Connor, Naomi Saphra, David Bamman, Manaal Faruqui, Noah A. Smith, Chris Dyer and Jason Baldridge: A framework for (under)specifying dependency syntax without overloading annotators


Cristina Bosco, Simonetta Montemagni and Maria Simi: Converting Italian treebanks: Towards an Italian Stanford Dependency Treebank

Hen-Hsen Huang, Chi-Hsin Yu, Tai-Wei Chang, Cong-Kai Lin and Hsin-Hsi Chen: Analyses of the association between discourse relation and sentiment polarity with a Chinese human-annotated corpus

Claudiu Mihăilă, Georgios Kontonatsios, Riza Theresa Batista-Navarro, Paul Thompson, Ioannis Korkontzelos and Sophia Ananiadou: Towards a better understanding of discourse: Integrating multiple discourse annotation perspectives using UIMA (LAW VII and ID Challenge Award)

Rafal Rak and Sophia Ananiadou: Making UIMA truly interoperable with SPARQL

Arne Neumann, Nancy Ide and Manfred Stede: Importing MASC into the ANNIS linguistic database: A case study of mapping GrAF

Coffee break

Maria Lakata and Sampo Pyysalo: Introduction to the task and hands-on work

August 9, 2013

Anna Nedoluzhko: Generic noun phrases and annotation of coreference and bridging relations in the Prague Dependency Treebank

Varada Kolhatkar, Heike Zinsmeister and Graeme Hirst: Annotating anaphoric shell nouns with their antecedents

Isin Demirsahin, Adnan Ozturel, Cem Bozsahin and Deniz Zeyrek: Applicative structures and immediate discourse in the Turkish Discourse Bank

Gülşen Eryiğit, Fatih Samet Çetin, Meltem Yanık, Tanel Temel and İlyas Çiçekli: TURKSENT: A sentiment annotation tool for social media

Stephen Tratz, Douglas Briesch, Jamal Laoudi and Clare Voss: Tweet conversation annotation tool with a focus on an Arabic dialect, Moroccan Darija

Coffee break

Yuka Tateisi, Yo Shidahara, Yusuke Miyao and Akiko Aizawa: Relation annotation for understanding research papers

Francis Bond, Shan Wang, Eshley Huini Gao, Hazel Shuwen Mok and Jeanette Yiwen Tan: Developing parallel sense-tagged corpora with Wordnets

Itisree Jena, Riyaz Ahmad Bhat, Sambhav Jain and Dipti Misra Sharma: Animacy annotation in the Hindi Treebank

Sophie Rosset, Cyril Grouin, Thomas Lavergne, Mohamed Ben Jannet, Jérémy Leixa, Olivier Galibert and Pierre Zweigenbaum: Automatic named entity pre-annotation for out-of-domain human annotation

Laura Banarescu, Claire Bonial, Shu Cai, Madalina Georgescu, Kira Griffitt, Ulf Hermjakob, Kevin Knight, Philipp Koehn, Martha Palmer and Nathan Schneider: Abstract meaning representation for Sembanking


Rebecca J. Passonneau and Bob Carpenter: The benefits of a model of annotation

Andreas Peldszus and Manfred Stede: Ranking the annotators: An agreement study on argumentation structure

Martin Tschirsich and Gerold Hintz: Leveraging crowdsourcing for paraphrase recognition

Ryu Iida, Koh Mitsuda and Takenobu Tokunaga: Investigation of annotator’s behaviour using eye-tracking data

Coffee break

Marine Damiani and Delphine Battistelli: Enunciative and modal variations in newswire texts in French: From guideline to automatic annotation

Amália Mendes, Iris Hendrickx, Agostinho Salgueiro and Luciana Ávila: Annotating the interaction between focus and modality: The case of exclusive particles

Posters and demos

Concluding remarks

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