LINGUIST List 26.3935

Sat Sep 05 2015

Confs: Computational Ling, Disc Analysis, Psycholing, Text/Corpus Ling, Semantics/Germany

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Date: 06-Aug-2015
From: Ekaterina Lapshinova <e.lapshinovamx.uni-saarland.de>
Subject: Identification and Annotation of Discourse Relations in Spoken Language Workshop
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Identification and Annotation of Discourse Relations in Spoken Language Workshop
Short Title: DiSpoL


Date: 01-Oct-2015 - 02-Oct-2015
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Contact: Ekaterina Lapshinova
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/conf/dispol2015

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Keynote speech by Jacob Eisenstein (Georgia Institute of Technology)

The DiSpoL Workshop aims at bringing together researchers from different areas working on theoretical and methodological issues in the field of discourse and corpus annotation.

Effective discourse in any language is characterised by clear relations between sentences and coherent structure. But languages vary in how relations and structure are signaled, and the same is true for different text types and modes. While most discourse-annotated resources are based on written text, less work has been done on annotating and investigating discourse relations in spoken language. It is exactly this domain in which we expect crucial differences concerning the realisation of discourse relations and discourse structure.

The DiSpoL workshop will focus on the identification and annotation of discourse relations in spoken language and in spoken-like text types such as computer-mediated communication or user-generated content from social media. This will raise questions concerning additional properties (and classes) of discourse-relational devices (DRDs) present in spoken data that are not captured by frameworks developed for written texts. How can these be identified and annotated in terms of categories designed for written language?

The overall goal of the workshop is the development of a unified annotation framework for DRDs that will increase the inter-operability of existing resources (such as the Penn Discourse Treebank, the RST Discourse Treebank, ...) and that is applicable to different languages and text types, including spoken and written dimensions.

Keynote speech by Jacob Eisenstein (Georgia Institute of Technology)

More info: http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/conf/dispol2015
Program: http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/conf/dispol2015/program_en.html

Travel Funding Available:

We are happy to offer 4 travel scholarships for the TextLink workshop ''Identification and Annotation of Discourse Relations in Spoken Language'' (DiSpoL) on October 1-2 in Saarbrücken, Germany.

Applicants have to be affiliated with a university in one of the TextLink member countries (Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom).

Successful applicants will be reimbursed according to the following reimbursement rates specified by COST and the Textlink MC: travel expenses, plus 100€ for accommodation per night (including breakfast), and 20€ per meal. Participants eligible for reimbursement will be chosen to ensure coverage of as many languages and resources as possible.

To apply, please send an email to dispol2015gmail.com including your name, affiliation and a short statement of interest in the DiSpoL workshop (150 words max.). The application deadline is August 28.

For more information on the workshop, please visit: http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/conf/dispol2015.

The DiSpoL Workshop is organized in the framework of the COST Action IS1312, ''TextLink: Structuring Discourse in Multilingual Europe''.

Programme:

TextLink Workshop: ''Identification and Annotation of Discourse Relations in Spoken Language'' (DiSpoL)

Saarbrücken, Germany, October 1-2, 2015

Keynote speech by Jacob Eisenstein (Georgia Institute of Technology)

More info: http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/conf/dispol2015

Workshop Programme:

Invited Speaker:

Jacob Eisenstein (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Title t.b.a.

Schedule


Thursday, October 1

9:00
Registration & Coffee

9:15
Welcome

9:30
DRDs in the Spoken Domain (Posters)

10:30 Coffee

11:00
DRDs in the Spoken Domain (Panel)

12:00 Lunch & Coffee

13:30
DRDs from a Multilingual Perspective (Posters & Panel)

15:30 Coffee

16:15
Invited Talk
Jacob Eisenstein (Georgia Institute of Technology)

17:15
Reception

19:30
Dinner


Friday, October 2

8:45 Coffee

9:00
DRDs as Cue Phrases (Posters)

10:00
DRDs as Cue Phrases (Panel)

11:00 Coffee

11:15
General Discussion

12:30 Sandwiches


Accepted Papers:

DRDs in the Spoken Domain:

Maria Josep Cuenca:
Spoken discourse marking

Uladzimir Sidarenka, Matthias Bisping and Manfred Stede:
Applying Rhetorical Structure Theory to Twitter Conversations

Liesbeth Degand and Anne Catherine Simon:
Variation of Discourse Markers across a multi-genre corpus of spoken French

Svetlana Stoyanchev and Srinivas Bangalore:
Discourse in Customer Care Dialogues

Vera Demberg, Ines Rehbein and Merel Scholman:
Annotating discourse relations in spoken language: A comparison of the PDTB and CCR frameworks

DRDs from a Multilingual Perspective:

Ludivine Crible:
DisFrEn : a richly annotated dataset for the contrastive and variationist study of discourse markers in speech

Giedre Valunaite-Oleskevičiene, Prof. Dr. Jolita Sliogeriene and Vilma Asijaviciute:
Adversative Conjuctions in Spoken Lithuanian and English

Kerstin Anna Kunz, Ekaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski and Anna Nedoluzhko:
Analysis of DRD-related Contrasts in Spoken Czech, English and German

Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk:
Polish and English emotional Event-Linking Devices of negativity clusters in spoken language ‐ a contrastive study

DRDs as Cue Phrases:

Peter Furko:
The annotation of discourse markers in an English-Hungarian parallel corpus: parsing out the complex relationship between formal and functional features

Kaja Dobrovoljc:
A corpus-driven approach to identifying features of multi-word discourse markers in spoken Slovene

Catherine Lai and Johanna Moore:
Cue phrases in Spoken Language: Discourse Pragmatics at the Forefront

Klim Peshkov and Laurent Prévot:
A systematic approach to identify lexical makers in French conversations: A pilot study

Goal of the Workshop:

The DiSpoL Workshop aims at bringing together researchers from different areas working on theoretical and methodological issues in the field of discourse and corpus annotation. Effective discourse in any language is characterised by clear relations between sentences and coherent structure. But languages vary in how relations and structure are signalled, and the same is true for different text types and modes. While most discourse-annotated resources are based on written text, less work has been done on annotating and investigating discourse relations in spoken language. It is exactly this domain in which we expect crucial differences concerning the realisation of discourse relations and discourse structure.

The DiSpoL workshop will focus on the identification and annotation of discourse relations in spoken language and in spoken-like text types such as computer-mediated communication or user-generated content from social media. This will raise questions concerning additional properties (and classes) of discourse-relational devices (DRDs) present in spoken data that are not captured by frameworks developed for written texts. How can these be identified and annotated in terms of categories designed for written language? The overall goal of the workshop is the development of a unified annotation framework for DRDs that will increase the inter-operability of existing resources (such as the Penn Discourse Treebank, the RST Discourse Treebank, ...) and that is applicable to different languages and text types, including spoken and written dimensions.

There is no registration fee, but registration per e-mail is required. To register, please send an email to dispol2015gmail.com before September 15 (for authors, the registration deadline is August 7). You are also invited to join us for the workshop dinner on October 1, 2015 (20 EUR per person). Please indicate in your mail whether you plan to attend the workshop dinner.

See workshop website for the full program:

http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/conf/dispol2015/program_en.html

Organising Committee:

Vera Demberg
Ekaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski
Ines Rehbein
Merel Scholman

The DiSpoL Workshop is organized in the framework of the COST Action IS1312, ''TextLink: Structuring Discourse in Multilingual Europe''.



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