LINGUIST List 32.1124

Mon Mar 29 2021

Calls: Comp Ling/Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <laurenlinguistlist.org>



Date: 27-Mar-2021
From: Harry Bunt <harry.buntuvt.nl>
Subject: 17th Joint ACL - ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation
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Full Title: 17th Joint ACL - ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation
Short Title: ISA-17

Date: 14-Jun-2021 - 18-Jun-2021
Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Contact Person: Harry Bunt
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: https://sigsem.uvt.nl/isa17/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 02-Apr-2021

Meeting Description:

ISA-17 is the seventeenth edition of a series of joint workshops of the ACL Special Interest Group in Semantics (SIGSEM) and the International Organisation for Standardisation ISO. ISA (Interoperable Semantic Annotation) 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, reference relations, and quantification, for which the ISO organisation pursues the establishment of annotation methods and representation schemes to support the creation of interoperable semantic resources.

Besides a main track, ISA-17 will feature two specialized tracks, focused on:
1. the annotation of quantification (and quantified modification) in natural language, and
2. the design and representation of data structures for generating visualizations of linguistically represented objects, properties, and events.

Call for Papers:

ISA-17, 17th Joint ACL - ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation

Full-day workshop at at IWCS 2021, Groningen (Netherlands), 14-18 May 2021

Submission date: April 2, 2021

Homepage: https://sigsem.uvt.nl/isa17/
Submission page: https://www.softconf.com/iwcs2021/ISA17/

DESCRIPTION:
ISA-17 is the seventeenth 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 took part in conjunction with the IWCS 2003 conference in Tilburg (Netherlands); the latest editions were held as part of COLING 2018 in Santa Fé (New Mexico), of IWCS 2019 in Gothenburg, and of LREC 2020 in Marseille (canceled due to Covid-19).

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

Besides a main track, ISA-17 will feature two specialized tracks, focused on (a) the annotation of quantification (and quantified modification) in natural language and (b) the design and representation of data structures for generating visualisations of linguistically represented objects, properties, and events. These topics are inspired by a recently started project on developing an ISO annotation standard for quantification (ISO/WD 24617-12) and a proposal for developing an ISO standard for the representation of visual information ('VoxML'). Both specialized tracks will consist of a pre-conference on-line portion and an on-site portion during the workshop. For the pre-conference on-line portion participants are invited to take part in a shared task, submitting their commented annotations and observations for a batch of example items that are provided with documentation and guidelines of the envisaged annotation and representation schemes.

Quantification track: for the pre-conference on-line work, we make the current version of the QuantML annotation scheme and markup language available, under development as ISO Working Draft 24617-12, and a batch of example sentences. Participants in the shared task are asked to annotate as many of the example sentences as they can using QuantML, and to submit a short project note (up to 4 pages) covering the adequacy of the QuantML scheme and representations, of the annotation guidelines, problems encountered in annotating the example sentences or related examples, and optionally other properties that should be included, relations to recently proposed representations of quantification such as those in the Groningen MeaningBank or using AMR annotation or frame representation. These will be reviewed for presentation at the on-site portion of the workshop.

Visual representation track: for the pre-conference on-line work, we supply a new VoxML annotation interface and a batch of images of objects and people participating in activities and events. Participants in the shared task of this track are asked to annotate as many of the images as they can using the provided tool, and to submit a short project note (up to 4 pages) covering the adequacy of the annotation guidelines, functionality of the annotation tool, properties observed in the raw image data while annotating, and optional deeper investigations into other things that would be interesting to annotate (other data, other properties we should have included, problems pertaining to standardization, etc.) These will be reviewed for presentation at he on-site portion of the workshop.




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