GEAF09 demo call: June 8th extension

Tracy Holloway King tracyhollowayking at
Wed May 6 10:51:30 EDT 2009

*** ACCEPTING DEMO SESSION REQUESTS. Submission deadline June 8, 2009. ***

  Workshop on Grammar Engineering Across Frameworks - GEAF2009

       August 6 at the ACL/IJCNLP 2009 Conference, Singapore

- Workshop Topics:

    This workshop aims to bring together grammar engineers from
different frameworks to compare research and methodologies,
particularly around the themes of evaluation, modularity,
maintainability, relevance to theoretical and computational
linguistics, and applications of "deep" grammars to real-world domains
and NLP tasks.

    Recent years have seen the development of techniques and resources
to support robust, deep grammatical analysis of natural language in
real-world domains and applications. The demands of these types of
tasks have resulted in significant advances in areas such as parser
efficiency, hybrid statistical/symbolic approaches to disambiguation,
and the acquisition of large-scale lexicons. The effective
acquisition, development, maintenance and enhancement of grammars is a
central issue in such efforts, and the size and complexity of
realistic grammars makes these tasks extremely challenging; indeed,
these tasks are often tackled in ways that have much in common with
software engineering. This workshop aims to bring together grammar
engineers from different frameworks --- for example LFG, HPSG, TAG,
CCG, dependency grammar --- to compare their research and

- Demo Session:

The demo session is meant to allow grammar engineers to describe and
demonstrate implemented grammar-based applications and tools, their
design, development, functionality etc. in an interactive setting.
Demo session will comprise a "quick fire"  presentation of each demo
after which the workshop participants have time to check out the demos

Submission of demo requests:

The requests should contain a one page description of the demo.
All demo requests must be submitted via the START system at:

Please submit pdf (not Word).

Demo session requests will not be published in the proceedings but
will be listed in the program.

- Important Dates:

    Demo session requests due:         8 June, 2009
    ACL-IJCNLP 2009 Workshops:     6 Aug, 2009

- Programme Committee:

  * Emily Bender, Washington
  * Miriam Butt, Konstanz
  * John Carroll, Sussex
  * Stephen Clark, Oxford
  * Ann Copestake, Cambridge
  * Berthold Crysmann, Bonn
  * Mary Dalrymple, Oxford
  * Stefanie Dipper, Bochum
  * Dan Flickinger, Stanford
  * Josef van Genabith, Dublin
  * Julia Hockenmaier, Illinois
  * Ron Kaplan, Powerset
  * Montserrat Marimon, Barcelona
  * Gertjan van Noord, Groningen
  * Yusuke Miyao, Tokyo
  * Jun'ichi Tsujii, Tokyo / Manchester

- Organizers and Contacts for Inquiries:

  * Tracy Holloway King, Microsoft / Powerset: Tracy.King at
  * Marianne Santaholma, Geneva University: Marianne.Santaholma at

 For more general information about the workshop see:

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