LINGUIST List 24.2924

Thu Jul 18 2013

Calls: Computational Linguistics/Bulgaria

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <>

Date: 18-Jul-2013
From: Sandra Kübler <>
Subject: Treebanks and Linguistic Theories
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Full Title: Treebanks and Linguistic Theories Short Title: TLT 12
Date: 13-Dec-2013 - 14-Dec-2013 Location: Sofia, Bulgaria Contact Person: Petya Osenova
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2013

Meeting Description:

TLT serves as a venue for new and ongoing research on the topic of linguistics and treebanks. The 12th edition of TLT will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria on December 13-14, 2013, and will be hosted by the BulTreeBank Group.

TLT started its first edition in 2002 in Sozopol, Bulgaria. Now its 12th edition comes back to Bulgaria! For more than 10 years now TLT has served as a forum for high-quality works related to syntactically-annotated corpora, i.e., treebanks; with a focus on all the aspects of treebanking - descriptive, theoretical, formal and computational - but also going beyond treebanks, including other levels of annotation such as frame semantics, coreference, or events.

Workshop Motivation and Aims:

Treebanks have proven to be crucial resources for important NLP applications, such as MT and information extraction, as well as supporting resources for various NLP tasks, such as high-quality parsing and POS tagging. More recent trends in treebank-related research include:

- Annotating deep syntactic information- Conversion into deeper formats, often also adding information automatically- Multilingual and crosslingual treebanking
- Enriching treebanks with additional layers of linguistic annotation as well as world knowledge
- Dynamic treebanking involving a close connection between parsing and manual annotation
- Designing web services for diverse treebanks
- Mapping syntactic and semantic knowledge to Linked Open Data (LOD)

This series of workshops provides a forum for researchers and advanced students working in these areas.

Invited Speakers:

Stefanie Dipper (University of Bochum, Germany)
Antonio Branco (University of Lisbon, Portugal)

2nd Call for Papers:

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.

Workshop Topics:

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.

The areas of interest for this workshop include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

- Design principles and annotation schemes for treebanks
- Linguistic theory and the practice of annotation
- 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
- Annotated beyond 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
- Creation of large treebanks
- Mapping of treebanks to Linked Open Data resources
- Using treebanks in analysis and generation tasks
- Domain-specific treebanks
- The future of treebanks and treebanking

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: September 15 (Sunday)
Reviews due: October 20 (Sunday)
Notification: October 25 (Friday)
Final submission: November 17 (Sunday)
Workshops: December 12-14

Submission is via EasyChair at:

Instructions for submission are available at: ttp://

For more information or questions, please contact:

Program Committee:

Sandra Kübler, Indiana University, USA (co-chair)
Petya Osenova, Sofia University, Bulgaria (co-chair)
Martin Volk, University of Zurich, Switzerland (co-chair)

Yvonne Adesam, Gothenburg University, Sweden
Eckhard Bick, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Johan Bos, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
António Branco, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Koenraad De Smedt, Bergen University, Norway
Markus Dickinson, Indiana University, USA
Stefanie Dipper, Bochum University, Germany
Dan Flickinger, Stanford University, USA
Georgi Georgiev, Ontotext, Bulgaria
Anne Göhring, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Eva Hajičová, Charles University, Czech Republic
Iris Hendrickx, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Erhard Hinrichs, University of Tuebingen, Germany
Valia Kordoni, Humboldt University, Germany
Amalia Mendes, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Detmar Meurers, University of Tuebingen, Germany
Yusuke Miyao, University of Tokyo, Japan
Kaili Muurisep, Tartu University, Estonia
Kemal Oflazer, Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar
Sebastian Padó, Heidelberg University, Germany
Marco Passarotti, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy
Kiril Simov, IICT-BAS, Bulgaria
Adam Przepiórkowski,Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Victoria Rosén, Bergen University, Norway
Caroline Sporleder, Saarland University, Germany
Manfred Stede, University of Potsdam, Germany
Gertjan van Noord, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Heike Zinsmeister, Stuttgart University, Germany

Local Organization Committee:

Petya Osenova (Sofia University)
Kiril Simov (IICT-BAS)
Stanislava Kancheva (Sofia University)
Georgi Georgiev (Ontotext)
Borislav Popov (Ontotext)

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