LINGUIST List 27.2183

Thu May 12 2016

Calls: Computational Ling, Ling Theories, Syntax, Text/Corpus Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 11-May-2016
From: Markus Dickinson <>
Subject: The 15th Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT 15)
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Full Title: The 15th Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT 15)
Short Title: TLT15

Date: 20-Jan-2017 - 21-Jan-2017
Location: Bloomington, IN, USA
Contact Person: Markus Dickinson
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

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

Call Deadline: 09-Oct-2016

Meeting Description:

TLT is a venue for new and ongoing high-quality work related to syntactically-annotated corpora, i.e., treebanks.

TLT serves as a venue for new and ongoing research on the topic of linguistics and treebanks. The 15th edition of TLT will, for the first time, take place in the United States, at Indiana University, Bloomington, on 20-21 January 2017.

For 15 years now, TLT has served as a venue for new and ongoing high-quality work 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.

Invited Speakers:

- Marie-Catherine de Marneffe (Ohio State University, USA)
- James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University, USA)

Call for Papers:

Workshop Topics

- Design principles and annotation schemes for treebanks
- The use of treebanks in acquiring linguistic knowledge
- The use of treebanks for NLP applications
- The role of linguistic theories in treebank development
- Treebanks as a knowledge source for linguistic research
- Treebank annotation beyond syntax: semantics, pragmatics and discourse
- Evaluation and quality control of treebanks
- Tools for creation and management of treebanks
- Treebanks for lesser-resourced languages
- Theories, schemas and applications for parallel treebanks
- Standards for treebanks
- (Semi-)automatic methods for creating large treebanks
- Mapping of treebanks to Linked Open Data resources
- Domain-specific treebanks
- The future of treebanks and treebanking
- Multi-word expressions in treebanks
- Language-universal annotation for treebanks and its relation to language-specific annotation

Instructions for Authors

The program for TLT15 will consist of full papers, posters and software demonstrations. Submissions must be anonymized, written in English, and conform to the TLT15 style files available at

Abstracts for full papers should not exceed 5 pages in length, excluding references. Abstracts for posters and software demonstrations should not exceed 3 pages in length, excluding references.

Please upload your submissions via EasyChair:

Important Dates

- 9 October 2016: Deadline for submissions
- 21 November 2016: Notification of acceptance
- 11 December 2016: Final papers due
- 20-21 January 2017: Workshop

For more information or questions, please contact

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