13.1964, Confs: Treebanks and Ling Theories, Bulgaria

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Subject: 13.1964, Confs: Treebanks and Ling Theories, Bulgaria

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Date:  Mon, 22 Jul 2002 13:54:46 +0300
From:  "Kiril Simov" <kivs at bultreebank.org>
Subject:  Treebanks and Linguistic Theories 2002 - Call for Participation

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Date:  Mon, 22 Jul 2002 13:54:46 +0300
From:  "Kiril Simov" <kivs at bultreebank.org>
Subject:  Treebanks and Linguistic Theories 2002 - Call for Participation

             Treebanks and Linguistic Theories 2002
         20th and 21st September 2002, Sozopol, Bulgaria

             Call for Participation

Workshop motivation and aims:

Treebanks are a language resource that provides annotations of natural
languages at various levels of structure: at the word level, the
phrase level, the sentence level, and sometimes also at the level of
function-argument structure.  Treebanks have become crucially
important for the development of data-driven approaches to natural
language processing, human language technologies, grammar extraction
and linguistic research in general. There are a number of on-going
projects on compilation of representative treebanks for languages that
still lack them (Spanish, Bulgarian, Portuguese,Turkish) and a number
of on-going projects on compilation of treebanks for specific purposes
for languages that already have them (English).

The practices of building syntactically processed corpora have proved
that aiming at more detailed description of the data becomes more and
more theory-dependent (Prague Dependency Treebank and other
dependency-based treebanks as the Italian treebank (TUT) or the
Turkish treebank (METU); Verbmobil HPSG Treebanks, Polish HPSG
Treebank, Bulgarian HPSG-based Treebank etc.).  Therefore the
development of treebanks and formal linguistic theories need to be
more tightly connected in order to ensure the necessary information
flow between them.

The workshop aims at being a forum for researchers and advanced
students working in one or both of these areas. It will be held in
conjunction with the summer school "Empirical Linguistics and Natural
Language Processing", Flagman hotel, Sozopol, Bulgaria.

Invited Speakers:

Frantisek Cermak, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic.
Today´s Corpus Linguistics: Some Open Questions (a preliminary title).
Hans Uszkoreit, DFKI, Saarbruecken, Germany.
(Title to be announced).

Accepted papers:

Elisaveta Balabanova and Krassimira Ivanova, Bulgaria.
Creating a Machine-Readable Version of Bulgarian Valence Dictionary:
(A case study of CLaRK system application).

Philippe Blanche, France.
Flexible Corpus Annotation with Property Grammar.

Sabine Brants, Stefanie Dipper, Silvia Hansen, Wolfgang Lezius,
George Smith, Germany.
TIGER Treebank.

Aoife Cahill, Mair'ead McCarthy, Josef Van Genabith and Andy Way,
Developing Novel Large-scale Linguistic Resources from Treebanks.

Montserrat Civit, M. Antònia Martí Antonín, Spain.
Design  Principles for a Spanish Treebank.

Dimitar Doikoff, Krassimira Ivanova, Bulgaria.
Cascade Regular Grammars and Constraints and Constraints
over the Morphological Annotated Data to Resolve the Ambiguity.

Erhard Hinrichs and Julia Trushkina, Germany.
Forging Agreement: Morphological Disambiguation of Noun Phrases.

Sia Kolkovska and Petya Osenova, Bulgaria.
Combining the Named-Entity Recognition Task And
NP Chunking Strategy for Robust Pre-processing.

Jiri Mirovsky, Roman Ondruska, and Daniel Prusa, Czech Republic.
Searching through Prague Dependency Treebank Conception and Architecture.

Joakim Nivre, Sweden.
What kinds of trees grow in Swedish soil? A Comparison of
Four Annotation Schemes for Swedish.

Stephan Oepen, Dan Flickinger, Kristina Toutanova,
Christoper D. Manning, USA.
LinGO Redwoods: A Rich and Dynamic Treebank for HPSG.

Petya Osenova, Bulgaria.
Beyond Chunking.

Kiril Simov, Alexander Simov, Milen Kouylekov, Krassimira Ivanova,
CLaRK System: Construction of Treebanks.

Milena Slavcheva, Bulgaria.
Segmentation Layers in the Group of the Predicate:
a Case Study of Bulgarian within the BulTreeBank Framework.

Oliver Streiter, Italy.
Treebank Development with Deductive and Abductive
Explanation-based Learning: Exploratory Experiments.

Yovka Tisheva and Marina Dzhonova, Bulgaria.
Information Structure Level in TreeBanks.

Kristina Toutanova, Christoper D. Manning,  Stephan Oepen, USA.
Parse Ranking for a Rich HPSG Grammar.

Tzvetomira Venkova, Bulgaria.
Bilingual Corpora as a Platform for Cross-Linguistic
Treebank Development.

Two round-table discussions will be organized on the following topics:

- the relationship between the syntactic properties of a given
language and the choice of linguistic theory for annotation purposes

- the utility of treebanks for linguistic theorizing

Program Committee:

Erhard Hinrichs, Germany (co-chair)
Tilman Berger , Germany
Marek Swidzinski, Poland
Adam Przepi'orkowski, Poland
Kiril Simov, Bulgaria (co-chair)
Vladimir Petkevic, Czech Republic
Anatolij N. Baranov, Russia
Sandra Kuebler, Germany
Kemal Oflazer, Turkey
Michael Barlow, USA
Tomaz Erjavec, Slovenia
Robert Engels, Norway
Andreas Wagner, Germany
Frank Richter, Germany
Manfred Sailer, Germany
Walter Daelemans, Belgium
Karel Oliva, Austria
Laurent Romary, France

Workshop registration:

The registration fee for the workshop is:

150 Euro

For participants from Central and Eastern Europe
the fee is reduced to 25 Euro.

It is preferably the fee to be paid at the workshop
place in cash.

The fees cover the following services: a copy of the proceedings of
the attended workshop, coffee-breaks and refreshments.

People interested in attending the workshop have to send a
letter of interest.

Deadline for participants' applications (registration): 20 August
Notification of acceptance: 25 August

Participation in the workshop is limited by the venue. Requests for
participation will be processed on first come first served basis.


The workshop will take place in the town of Sozopol, Bulgaria.
Sozopol is one of the best summer resorts on the Black Sea coast,
famous for its unique mixture of ancient Greek culture, Bulgarian
traditional atmosphere (18th century), excellent climate and
entertainment facilities. In addition, it is the favourite place
of Bulgarian artists, both for performances and for relaxation.
It is situated to the south of Bourgas (to be reached by plane -
Bourgas Airport, trains - Bourgas Railway Station, or intercity
buses). It takes 40 minutes to reach Sozopol from Bourgas with
the buses and minibuses that run regularly.

The Workshop will take place in hotel "Flagman". For
accommodation, the participants can choose among hotel "Flagman",
which is relatively expensive but luxurious, and a number of
other options available in Sozopol:  cheaper (but still good)
hotels, and rooms in private houses.  The organizers can arrange
reservations for hotel "Flagman" and provide assistance with the
rest of the options.

(1.95 BGL = 1 Euro)

Prices for hotel Flagman:

Double room:
         For foreigners:                 43 BGL per bed
         For Bulgarians:                 29 BGL per bed

Single room:
         For foreigners:                 65 BGL
         For Bulgarians:                 44 BGL

Approx. prices for other hotels/private rooms: 10-30 BGL per night.
Approx. expenses for meals, etc.: 8-20 BGL per day.

In the application, specify one of the following options:

"Flagman, single room" - for foreigners this will cost 65 BGL/night

"Flagman, bed in a double room" - for foreigners this
will cost 43 BGL/night

"cheeper hotel, single room" - about 25-30 BGL/night

"cheeper hotel, double room" - about 30-35 BGL/night

"cheeper hotel, bed in double room" - about 15-20 BGL/night

"bed in a private house" - about 10-15 BGL/night, to be
arranged at the moment of arrival

Local organisation:

Kiril Simov (kivs at bultreebank.org)
Petya Osenova (petyaosenova at hotmail.com)
Milena Slavcheva (milena at lml.bas.bg)

BulTreeBank Project
Linguistic Modelling Laboratory, CLPP,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Acad. G.Bonchev St. 25A
1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
Web: http://www.bultreebank.org/

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Kiril Simov
BulTreeBank Project
Linguistic Modelling Laboratory, CLPP,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Acad. G.Bonchev St. 25A
1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
E-mail: kivs at bultreebank.org
Web: http://www.bultreebank.org/
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