LINGUIST List 28.945

Tue Feb 21 2017

Calls: Comp Ling, Gen Ling, Ling Theories, Semantics, Syntax/Sweden

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 20-Feb-2017
From: Tatjana Scheffler <>
Subject: 13th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms
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Full Title: 13th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms
Short Title: TAG+13

Date: 04-Sep-2017 - 06-Sep-2017
Location: Umeå, Sweden
Contact Person: Tatjana Scheffler
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 28-May-2017

Meeting Description:

The Workshop on Tree-Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms (TAG+) is a workshop series, inaugurated in 1990, that fosters exchange of ideas among linguists, psycholinguists, and computer scientists interested in modelling natural language using formal grammars. The scope of the workshop includes Tree-Adjoining Grammars as well as other string, tree, and graph grammar formalisms, such as Combinatory Categorial Grammar (CCG), Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG), Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG), Minimalist Grammar (MG), and dependency grammars; hence the '+' in the name of the workshop.

Past workshops have helped identify similarities and differences between the above formalisms, leading to the shared development of broad-coverage grammars, transfer of parsing and machine learning algorithms from one formalism to another and to new insights into the properties of different formalisms and their capacity for linguistic explanation. Additionally, the workshop will enable further cross-fertilisation of ideas that combine the representational flexibility of TAG-like grammar formalisms with the robustness afforded by machine learning techniques to produce a deeper insight into modelling of natural language.

This edition of TAG+ will be co-located with the 13th International Conference on Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing (FSMNLP;, fostering the scientific exchange between the two research communities. The meeting will include a number of joint tutorial presentations, designed to introduce attendees to a range of topics relevant to both communities. TAG+ is endorsed by the ACL Special Interest Groups on Finite-State Methods (SIGFSM) and on Mathematics of Language (SIGMOL).

4–6 September 2017
Umeå University, Sweden

Topics of Interest:

We invite submissions on all aspects of TAG and related grammatical formalisms including the following topics:

- Syntactic and semantic theory
- Mathematical properties
- Computational and algorithmic studies of parsing, semantic analysis, discourse, and language generation
- Machine learning models
- Corpus-based research and grammar development
- Psycholinguistic modelling
- Applications to natural language processing or other areas

Submission Details:

Submissions are made in two stages: submission of a preliminary abstract (used to assign suitable reviewers), and later submission of the full paper. Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format, using the EasyChair electronic submission website (

Important Dates:

- Deadline for submission of abstracts: 21 May 2017
- Deadline for submission of papers: 28 May 2017
- Notification to authors of decision: 9 July 2017
- Deadline for camera-ready submission: 30 July 2017
- Workshop dates: 4-6 September 2017

Contact Information:

Workshop Website:
Programme Chairs:


Programme Chairs

- Marco Kuhlmann, Linköping University (Sweden)
- Tatjana Scheffler, University of Potsdam (Germany)

Local Arrangements Chair

- Frank Drewes, Umeå University (Sweden)

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