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Full Title: Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories

   
Short Title: TLT11
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Start Date: 30-Nov-2012 - 01-Dec-2012
Contact: Iris Hendrickx
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://tlt11.clul.ul.pt
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:

http://alfclul.clul.ul.pt/crpc/acrh2/index.html

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
Linguistic Subfield: Computational Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Text/Corpus Linguistics
LL Issue: 23.4533


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