Final CFP: High Methodologies for Grammar Engineering (ESSLLI Workshop)

Yannick Parmentier yannick.parmentier at
Wed Apr 24 05:37:11 EDT 2013

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FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS (deadline for Submission: April, 28th)

High-level Methodologies for Grammar Engineering
(HMGE 2013)
ESSLLI 2013 Workshop (Language and Computation Area)
University of Düsseldorf, Germany
August 12-16, 2013


Many grammatical frameworks have been proposed over the last decades
to describe the syntax (and semantics) of natural language. Among the
most widely used, one may cite (in chronological order) Tree-Adjoining
Grammar (TAG) [Joshi et. Al, 1975], Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG)
[Bresnan and Kaplan, 1982], Combinatory Categorial Grammar (CCG)
[Steedman, 1987], or Head- driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG)
[Pollard and Sag, 1994]. These frameworks present theoretical and
practical interests. From a theoretical point of view, they provide a
formal device for the linguist to experiment with her/his
theories. From a practical point of view, they make it possible to
automatically process natural language in applications such as dialog
systems, machine translation, etc. They differ in their expressivity
and complexity. Some reveal themselves more adequate for the
description of a given language than others. Still, for many of these
frameworks, large resources (i.e., grammars) have been designed, at
first by hand, and later via dedicated tools (e.g., integrated grammar
environments such as XLE for LFG [King et al, 2000]). In this
workshop, we are concerned with this complex task of grammar
engineering, keeping in mind the two above-mentioned theoretical and
practical interests.


HMGE is open to submissions on topics including, but not limited to:

   * development, maintenance and enhancement of grammars
   * semi-automatic acquisition of grammars
   * debugging environments for grammar design
   * dedicated description languages for grammar engineering
   * applications of large-scale grammars


The workshop will be held as part of ESSLLI in August 2013 in
Düsseldorf, Germany. More information about ESSLLI can be found at the
ESSLLI web pages at


Paper submission deadline: April 28, 2013
Reviews due: May 19, 2013
Camera ready version: June 2, 2013
Workshop: August 12-16, 2013


Papers must be submitted electronically as PDF files and be prepared
using the Springer LNAI/LNCS format. Detailed formatting instructions
can be found at:

HMGE accepts two kinds of submissions:

- full papers (12 pages including references) reporting completed,
   significant research,
- short papers (6 pages including references) reporting ongoing
   work and partial results.

Each submission will be reviewed by three program committee
members. Accepted long papers will be presented within 20 minutes
talks plus 10 minutes for questions. Accepted short papers will be
presented within 10 minutes talks plus 10 minutes for questions. Both
paper types will be published in the workshop proceedings.

Since reviewing will be blind, the submission should not include the
authors' names and affiliations. Other identifying information such as
obvious self-references (e.g., "We showed in [12] ...") and financial
or personal acknowledgements should be omitted in the submitted papers
whenever feasible.

Papers have to be submitted via the easychair conference management
system using the following link:

A special issue in the Journal of Language Modelling will be
considered for selected and revised papers, if number and quality of
submissions permits.


Emily Bender, Washington
Philippe Blache, Aix-en-Provence
Miriam Butt, Konstanz
Eric De La Clergerie, Paris
Benoît Crabbé, Paris
Berthold Crysmann, Paris
Stefanie Dipper, Bochum
Denys Duchier, Orléans
Claire Gardent, Nancy
Josef van Genabith, Dublin
Timm Lichte, Düsseldorf
Montserrat Marimon, Barcelona
Yusuke Miyao, Tokyo
Stefan Müller, Berlin
Gertjan van Noord, Groningen
Yannick Parmentier, Orléans
Agnieszka Patejuk, Warsaw


     Denys Duchier (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)
     Yannick Parmentier (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)

Information about the Workshop is available at the HMGE workshop
E-mail:hmge13 at

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