LINGUIST List 31.1699

Wed May 20 2020

Calls: Comp Ling, Ling Theories, Text/Corpus Ling/Germany

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 20-May-2020
From: Kilian Evang <>
Subject: 19th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories
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Full Title: 19th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories
Short Title: TLT 2020

Date: 27-Oct-2020 - 28-Oct-2020
Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
Contact Person: Kilian Evang
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

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

Call Deadline: 28-Aug-2020

Meeting Description:

***COVID-19 Update: TLT 2020 has been moved to October due to the coronavirus. The submission deadline has also been extended. We still hope to hold TLT 2020 as an in-person event, but should that not be possible, we will move it online. In either case, speakers will have the option of presenting their paper via a (pre-recorded) video lecture rather than attending in person***

The 19th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT 2020) will bring together developers and users of linguistically annotated natural language corpora.

The 2020 edition will now take place on October 27-28, 2020 in Düsseldorf.

TLT addresses all aspects of treebank design, development, and use. As ''treebanks'' we consider any pairing of natural language data (spoken, signed, or written) with annotations of linguistic structure at various levels of analysis, including e.g., morpho-phonology, syntax, semantics, and discourse. Annotations can take any form (including trees and general graphs), but they should be encoded in a way that enables computational processing. Types of papers we expect deal with e.g., reflections on the design of linguistic annotations, methodological studies, resource announcements or updates, development of annotation or conversion tools, and reports on treebank usage.

Invited Speakers:
Johan Bos, University of Groningen
Miryam de Lhoneux, University of Copenhagen

Call for Papers:

We invite paper submissions in two distinct tracks:
- Regular papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research, including empirical evaluation results, where appropriate; and
- Short papers on smaller, focused contributions, work in progress, negative results, surveys, or opinion pieces.

All submissions will be reviewed double-blind by at least three experts in the field.

All papers accepted for presentation at the workshop will be included in the TLT 2020 proceedings volume, to be published by the Association for Computational Linguistics in the ACL Anthology.

Regular papers may consist of up to 10 pages of content (excluding references). Short papers may consist of up to 5 pages of content (excluding references).

All submissions should follow the style guidelines and use the templates created for SyntaxFest 2019, available at

Submissions of regular and short papers must be anonymous, i.e., not reveal author(s) on the title page or through self-references. So, e.g. ''We previously showed (Zeng, 2018)…'' should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as ''Zeng (2018) previously showed…'' Papers must be submitted digitally, in PDF, and uploaded through the on-line conference system:

Submissions that violate either of these requirements will be rejected without review.

Important Dates:
Submissions due: Aug 28, 2020
Notification of acceptance: September 30, 2020
Camera-ready papers due: October 13, 2020
TLT conference: October 27-28, 2020

Organizing committee:
Rafael Ehren, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Kilian Evang, DFKI Berlin
Laura Kallmeyer, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Simon Petitjean, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Djamé Seddah, Inria Paris

Venue: The conference will be held at Haus der Universität, Schadowplatz 14, Düsseldorf, Germany.

In case of questions, please e-mail Kilian Evang at

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