LINGUIST List 32.2222

Wed Jun 30 2021

Calls: Comp Ling, Disc Analys, Ling Theories, Pragmatics/Germany

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



Date: 30-Jun-2021
From: Kordula De Kuthy <de-kuthyuni-tuebingen.de>
Subject: Integrating Perspectives on Discourse Annotation
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Full Title: Integrating Perspectives on Discourse Annotation
Short Title: DiscAnn

Date: 04-Oct-2021 - 05-Oct-2021
Location: University of Tübingen, Germany
Contact Person: Kordula De Kuthy
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: https://discannworkshop.github.io/index.html

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Linguistic Theories; Pragmatics

Call Deadline: 31-Jul-2021

Meeting Description:

Reflecting the substantial interest in analyzing language beyond the sentence level in linguistics, computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, and applied domains, this workshop aims at bringing together researchers from the various subdisciplines that are working on aspects of discourse annotation. Advances in formal pragmatics are extending the empirical reach of linguistic analyses. Computational linguistic research on dialogue and discourse structure has produced multi-layer corpus annotation efforts such as NXT Switchboard or the Penn Discourse Treebank. Applications include dialogue systems and argumentation mining.

This workshop is designed as a joint forum for the range of perspectives on discourse feeding and complementing each other. This includes research on the analysis and annotation of:
- discourse relations, be it related to frameworks such as RST, SDRT, or applications such as argumentation mining, and
- information structural concepts (Topic/Focus, Givenness, Questions under Discussion).

Equally of interest are methodological issues related to such annotation, such as reflections on:
- manual annotation, e.g., evaluating annotations schemes and the reliability of the annotation,
- crowdsourcing annotation, potentially supporting the annotation of some aspects for larger data sets, and
- the automatic labelling using computational approaches.

The workshop is designed to foster the interaction and cooperation of researchers working in different frameworks and using different annotations methods and document the current state-of-the-art in the field of discourse annotation.

Call for Papers:

Based on the workshop theme, topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- the analysis and annotation of discourse relations, be it related to frameworks such as RST, SDRT, or applications such as argumentation mining
- the analysis and annotation of information structural concepts (Topic/Focus, Givenness, Questions under Discussion)
- methodological issues, such as reflections on i) manual annotation, e.g., evaluating annotations schemes and the reliability of the annotation, ii) crowdsourcing annotation, potentially supporting the annotation of some aspects for larger data sets, and iii) the automatic labelling using computational approaches.
- project descriptions and progress reports for research focused on or integrating discourse annotation
- tools that support discourse annotation concepts and goals, including conceptual explorations of wish lists or tool specifications

We invite papers of 4 pages (plus unlimited references) using the short paper ACL 2020 style templates available for LaTeX and Word at https://2021.aclweb.org/downloads/acl-ijcnlp2021-templates.zip or on Overleaf at https://www.overleaf.com/latex/templates/instructions-for-acl-ijcnlp-2021-proceedings/mhxffkjdwymb

Paper submission deadline: July 31
Submissions should be sent electronically to: discannsfs.uni-tuebingen.de

Reviewing will be double blind, so obvious self-references should be avoided and acknowledgements should not be included. We will electronically publish proceedings with the accepted, final versions of the papers (in a form with a permanent URN making it citable).

Organizers/Chairs:
Kordula De Kuthy (University of Tübingen, Germany)
Detmar Meurers (University of Tübingen, Germany)

For any questions, contact us at: discannsfs.uni-tuebingen.de




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