LINGUIST List 26.1046

Mon Feb 23 2015

Calls: Computational Linguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics, Syntax/USA

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Date: 21-Feb-2015
From: Heike Zinsmeister <heike.zinsmeisteruni-hamburg.de>
Subject: 9th Linguistic Annotation Workshop at NAACL 2015
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Full Title: 9th Linguistic Annotation Workshop at NAACL 2015
Short Title: LAW IX

Date: 05-Jun-2015 - 05-Jun-2015
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Contact Person: Heike Zinsmeister
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.sfb632.uni-potsdam.de/law2015/

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

Call Deadline: 25-Feb-2015

Meeting Description:

The 9th Linguistic Annotation Workshop will be held in conjunction with the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT 2015), taking place May 31 to June 5 in Denver, Colorado, USA.

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.

LAW IX is sponsored by the ACL Special Interest Group on Annotation (SIGANN).

Final Call for Papers:

LAW IX - Linguistic Annotation Workshop at NAACL 2015

Sponsored by SIGANN

The 9th Linguistic Annotation Workshop will be held in conjunction with the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT 2015), taking place May 31 to June 5 in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Important Dates:

February 25, 2015: Paper submission deadline
March 20, 2015: Notification of acceptance
March 30, 2015: Camera-ready deadline
June 05, 2015: LAW IX at NAACL 2015

Workshop Description:

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.

Special Theme:

This year, we in particular welcome contributions that address theworkshop theme:

Syntactic Annotation of Non-canonical Language

Papers will be solicited that address questions such as, what is the best unit of analysis for data where we don't have sentence boundaries, or even systematic word boundaries? How do we best deal with elliptical structures, missing elements, code switching, and phenomena such as hashtags in computer-mediated language (CMC)? What is the best way of representing disfluencies in the syntax tree?

More information on the special theme can be found here:

http://www.sfb632.uni-potsdam.de/law2015/theme.html

Submission Topics:

We welcome submissions of long and short papers, posters, and demonstrations, relating to the topics of the special theme and to any aspect of linguistic annotation.

Submission Details:

The papers should report original and unpublished research on topics of interest for the workshop. The maximum length is eight (8) pages of content for long papers or four (4) pages of content for short
papers, posters, and demonstrations, plus up to two (2) pages of references.

See: http://www.sfb632.uni-potsdam.de/law2015/cfp.html

Workshop Chairs:

Adam Meyers (New York University)
Ines Rehbein (Potsdam University)
Heike Zinsmeister (University of Hamburg)

Organising Committee:

Stefanie Dipper (Ruhr University Bochum)
Chu-Ren Huang (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Nancy Ide (Vassar College)
Lori Levin (Carnegie-Mellon University)
Antonio Pareja-Lora (SIC & ILSA, UCM / ATLAS, UNED)
Massimo Poesio (University of Trento)
Sameer Pradhan (Harvard University)
Manfred Stede (University of Potsdam)
Katrin Tomanek (VigLink Inc.)
Fei Xia (University of Washington)
Nianwen Xue (Brandeis University)



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