LINGUIST List 23.2701

Tue Jun 12 2012

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

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Date: 11-Jun-2012
From: Sandra Kuebler <>
Subject: Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories
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Full Title: Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories Short Title: TLT11
Date: 30-Nov-2012 - 01-Dec-2012 Location: Lisbon, Portugal Contact Person: Iris Hendrickx
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 02-Sep-2012

Meeting Description:

TLT serves as a venue for new and ongoing research on the topic of linguistics and treebanks. 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, UKNianwen Xue, Brandeis University, USA

2nd Call for Papers:

TLT has served as an ideal venue for new and ongoing high-quality work related to syntactically-annotated corpora, i.e., treebanks, encompassing descriptive, theoretical, formal and computational aspects of treebanks. Submissions are invited for papers, posters, and demonstrations which present research on treebanks and their intersection with linguistics, natural language processing, and other related fields.


The workshop invites submissions that discuss relevant innovative work in treebanking, including the relations and links between various aspects of morphological, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic annotation; furthermore, submissions describing work on parallel treebanks and/or cross-language annotation schemas, on the relation between linguistic theory and the practice of annotation, and on applications of information in treebanks are encouraged as well.

We invite submission of papers and posters on the following topics:

- Design principles and annotation schemes for treebanks- Applications of treebanks in acquiring linguistic knowledge and in NLP- The role of linguistic theories in treebank development- Treebanks as a basis for linguistic research- Semantically and pragmatically annotated treebanks- Evaluation and quality control of treebanks- Tools for creation and management of treebanks- Treebanks of less-resourced languages- Theories, schemas, and applications for parallel treebanks- Standards for treebanks

Important Dates:

Conference: November 30 and December 1, 2012Deadline for Paper submission: September 2, 2012Notification of acceptance: October 7, 2012Camera-ready paper submission: October 28, 2012Conference Registration deadline: October 31, 2012

Instructions for submission are available here:

Program Committee:

Iris Hendrickx, University of Lisbon, Portugal (co-chair)Sandra Kübler, Indiana University, USA (co-chair)Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (co-chair)

Eckhard Bick, University of Southern Denmark, DenmarkJohan Bos, Universtity of Amsterdam, The NetherlandsGosse Bouma, Universtity of Groningen, The NetherlandsAntónio Branco, University of Lisbon, PortugalErnestina Carrilho, University of Lisbon, PortugalKoenraad De Smedt, Bergen University, NorwayMarkus Dickinson, Indiana University, USAStefanie Dipper, Bochum University, GermanyDan Flickinger, Stanford University, USAAnette Frank, Heidelberg University, GermanyEva Hajičová, Charles University, Czech RepublicErhard Hinrichs, University of Tuebingen, GermanyJulia Hockenmaier, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, USAValia Kordoni, Saarland University, GermanyNuno Mamede, IST/INESC-ID, PortugalAmalia Mendes, University of Lisbon, PortugalDetmar Meurers, University of Tuebingen, GermanyYusuke Miyao, University of Tokyo, JapanKaili Muurisep, Tartu University, EstoniaKemal Oflazer, Carnegie Mellon University, QatarSebastian Padó, Heidelberg University, GermanyMarco Passarotti, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, ItalyPetya Osenova, Sofia University, BulgariaAdam Przepiórkowski, University of Warsaw, PolandVictoria Rosén, Bergen University, NorwayCaroline Sporleder, Saarland University, GermanyManfred Stede, University of Potsdam, GermanyGertjan van Noord, Universtity of Groningen, The NetherlandsMartin Volk, University of Zurich, SwitzerlandHeike Zinsmeister, Konstanz University, Germany

Local Organization Committee:

Sandra AntunesAida CardosoIris HendrickxAmalia MendesSandra Pereira

University of Lisbon, CLUL, Portugal

For more information or questions, contact Iris Hendrickx,, or visit the TLT website:

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