LINGUIST List 24.4455

Fri Nov 08 2013

Confs: Computational Linguistics/Bulgaria

Editor for this issue: Caylen Cole-Hazel <>

Date: 08-Nov-2013
From: Sandra Kuebler <>
Subject: Treebanks and Linguistic Theories
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Treebanks and Linguistic Theories Short Title: TLT 12

Date: 13-Dec-2013 - 14-Dec-2013 Location: Sofia, Bulgaria Contact: Petya Osenova Contact Email: < click here to access email > Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

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-12 website:

This year, TLT will be accompanied by the third Workshop on Annotation of Corpora for Research in the Humanities (ACRH-3) that takes place on December 12, 2013. More information is available at:

TLT started its first edition in 2002 in Sozopol, Bulgaria. Now its 12th edition comes back to Bulgaria. For more than 10 years, 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, to name only a few.

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)

See also

13 December 2013 (Friday)

09:45-10:45Plenary Session: Invited Talk António Branco (Portugal)
Reliability and Meta-reliability of Language Resources

10:45-11:15Coffee break
11:15-11:45Wolfgang Maier (Germany) and Sandra Kübler (USA)
Are all commas equal? Detecting coordination in the Penn Treebank

11:45-12:15Masood Ghayoomi and Jonas Kuhn (Germany)
Sample selection methods in active learning for Treebanking

12:15-12:45Kiril Simov, Ginka Ivanova, Maria Mateva and Petya Osenova (Bulgaria)
Integration of dependency parsers for Bulgarian


14:30-15:00Annamaneni Narendra and Riyaz Ahmed Bhat (India)
Ensembling dependency parsers for Treebank error detection

15:00-15:30Naman Jain, Sambhav Jain and Dr. Dipti M Sharma (India)
Minimizing validation effort for Treebank expansion

15:30-16:00Coffee break

16:00-16:30Lori Levin, Owen Rambow, Archna Bhatia, Michael Deeringer, Matthew Gardner and Carlos Ramírez (USA)
Repurposing Treebanks

16:30-17:00Scott Martens (Germany)
TüNDRA: A web application for Treebank search and visualization

14 December 2013 (Saturday)

09:30-10:30Plenary Session: Invited Talk
Stefanie Dipper (Germany)
Creating annotations for historical language data - special needs and opportunities of old manuscripts

10:30-11:00Coffee break

11:00-11:30Helge Dyvik, Martha Thunes, Petter Haugereid, Victoria Rosén, Paul Meurer, Koenraad De Smedt and Gyri Smørdal Losnegaard (Norway)
Studying interannotator agreement in discriminant based parsebanking

11:30-12:00Katarzyna Krasnowska and Witold Kieraś (Poland)
Polish LFG treebank on a shoestring

12:00-12:30Valia Kordoni (Germany)
Annotation and disambiguation of English compound units in the English deepBank


14:00-14:30Erhard Hinrichs and Kathrin Beck (Germany)
Auxiliary fronting in German: A walk in the woods

14:30-15:00Erwin Komen (the Netherlands)
Corpus databases with feature pre-calculation

15:00-15:30Coffee break

15:30-17:00Workshop Round Table
The future of treebanks

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