LINGUIST List 28.1343

Sun Mar 19 2017

Calls: Comp Ling, Semantics, Text/Corpus Ling/France

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 19-Mar-2017
From: Harry Bunt <>
Subject: 13th Joint ACL - ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation
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Full Title: 13th Joint ACL - ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation
Short Title: ISA-13

Date: 19-Sep-2017 - 19-Sep-2017
Location: Montpellier, France
Contact Person: Harry Bunt
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

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

Call Deadline: 23-Jun-2017

Meeting Description:

ISA-13 is the thirteenth edition of a series of joint workshops of the ACL Special Interest Group in Semantics (SIGSEM) and the International Organisation for Standardisation ISO. The first workshop in this series was held in conjunction with the IWCS 2003 conference in Tilburg (Netherlands); the latest workshop was held in 2016 as part of the LREC conference in Portoroz (Slovenia).

ISA-workshops bring together experts in the annotation of semantic information as expressed in text, speech, gestures, graphics, video, images, and in communicative behaviour where multiple modalities are combined. Examples of semantic annotation include the markup of events, time, space, dialogue acts, discourse relations, semantic roles, coreference, and quantification, for which the ISO organisation pursues the establishment and exploitation of standardised annotation methods and representation schemes in order to support the creation of interoperable semantic resources.

Call for Papers:

Topics for submissions include, but are not limited to:

- Methodological aspects of semantic annotation
- Semantic annotation and semantic interpretation
- Experiments in semantic annotation
- Comparative studies of semantic annotation schemes
- Semantic annotation and ontologies
- Evaluation of annotation schemes
- Context-dependence in semantic annotations
- Applications of semantic annotation
- Integration of semantic annotation and other linguistic annotations
- Issues in the annotation of specific domains of semantic information, such as:

- Events, states, processes, circumstances, facts
- Relations in discourse and dialogue
- Time and space
- Modality, polarity and factuality,
- Quantification and modification
- Coreference relations
- Semantic roles and predicate-argument structures

- Integration of annotations of different domains of semantic annotation
- Annotation of cross-domain phenomena such as negation, attribution and sentiment
- Levels of granularity in annotation schemes
- Cross-domain issues in semantic annotation, such as language- and application-dependence
- Best practices in semantic annotation

Three types of submission are invited:

- Research papers, describing original research in the area of semantic annotation; these can be either long (6-8 pages, not including references) or short (3-4 pages, not including references)
- Project notes, describing recent, ongoing or planned projects involving semantic annotation (2-4 pages including references)
- Demonstration notes, accompanying demonstration of software tools to support manual semantic annotation, or systems for automatic semantic annotation (2-4 pages including references)


Harry Bunt (chair)
Nancy Ide
Kiyong Lee
James Pustejovsky
Laurent Romary

Program Committee:

Jan Alexandersson
Harry Bunt (chair)
Nicoletta Calzolari
Jae-Woong Choe
Robin Cooper
Thierry Declerck
Liesbeth Degand
Alex Fang
Robert Gaizauskas
Koiti Hasida
Nancy Ide
Elisabetta Jezek
Michael Kipp
Kiyong Lee
Philippe Muller
Malvina Nissim
Silvia Pareti
Volha Petukhova
Paola Pietrandrea
Andrei Popescu-Belis
Rashmi Prasad
James Pustejovsky
Laurent Romary
Ted Sanders
Manfred Stede
Matthew Stone
Thorsten Trippel
Piek Vossen
Annie Zaenen
Sandrine Zufferey

Important Dates:

June 23: Deadline for submitting papers
July 22: Notification of acceptance
August 12: Submission of camera-ready papers
September 19: ISA-13 workshop

More Information:

For more information, including information about paper submission and registration, see the workshop page at or contact the workshop chair Harry Bunt (

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