17.2039, Calls: Computational Ling/Ling Theories/Prague, Czech Republic

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Subject: 17.2039, Calls: Computational Ling/Ling Theories/Prague, Czech Republic

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Date: 10-Jul-2006
From: Jan Hajic < hajic at ufal.mff.cuni.cz >
Subject: Treebanks and Linguistic Theories 2006 

	
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Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 11:49:56
From: Jan Hajic < hajic at ufal.mff.cuni.cz >
Subject: Treebanks and Linguistic Theories 2006 
 


Full Title: Treebanks and Linguistic Theories 2006 
Short Title: TLT-2006 

Date: 01-Dec-2006 - 02-Dec-2006
Location: Prague, Czech Republic 
Contact Person: Jan Hajic
Meeting Email: tlt06 at ufal.mff.cuni.cz
Web Site: http:///www.tlt2006.org 

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories 

Call Deadline: 08-Sep-2006 

Meeting Description:

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. This series of workshops aims at being a forum for researchers and advanced students working in these areas. 

TREEBANKS AND LINGUISTIC THEORIES  TLT-2006
                  5th International Workshop

   Prague, Czech Republic, December 1-2, 2006

                     http://www.tlt2006.org


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 (Bulgarian, Catalan, Danish, Portugese, Spanish, Turkish) and a number of on-going projects on compilation of treebanks for specific purposes for languages that already have them (English). In addition, there are projects that go beyond syntactic analysis to include different kinds of semantic and  pragmatic annotation. We specifically encourage submissions that discuss the relations and links between, and possibly merging of, various aspects of morphological, syntactic, semantic, and contents/pragmatic annotation; also, submissions describing work on parallel treebanks and/or cross-language annotation schemas, theories and applications are more than encouraged as well.

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 such as the Danish dependency treebank, the Italian treebank (TUT), and 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.

This series of workshops aims at being a forum for researchers and advanced students working in these areas. The fifth workshop will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, 1-2 December 2006, with a number of co-located events surrounding it (for more information see www.tlt2006.org). (The first TLT  workshop was held in Sozopol, Bulgaria in September 2002; see  http://www.bultreebank.org/Proceedings.html), the second one in Vaxjo, Sweden in November 2003 (http://w3.msi.vxu.se/~rics/TLT2003/, the third one in Tuebingen,
Germany in December 2004 (http://www.sfs.uni-tuebingen.de/tlt04/) and 
the fourth workshop was held in Barcelona, Spain, 9-10 December 2005 (http://clic.fil.ub.es/personal/civit/tlt05cfp.html). 

Topics of interest: 

We invite submission of papers on topics relevant to treebanks and linguistic theories, including but not limited to:

- design principles and annotation schemes for treebanks; 
- applications of treebanks in acquiring linguistic knowledge and in NLP;
- the role of linguistic theories in treebank development; 
- treebanks as a basis for linguistic research; 
- semantically annotated treebanks; 
- evaluation and quality control of treebanks; 
- tools for creation and management of treebanks; 
- standards for treebanks.  

Important dates: 

(Always midnight, UTC, ignoring DST)

Deadline for paper submission:                                 September 8, 2006
Notification of acceptance:                                         October 8, 2006
Final version of paper for workshop proceedings:  October 29, 2006
Workshop:                                                                     December 1-2, 2006

Submission:

Please note that this time, we require full papers (max. length: 12 pages A4) be submitted, describing existing research connected to the topics of the workshop. Please note that as reviewing will be blind, the submissions should not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., ''We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...'', should be
avoided. Instead, use citations such as ''Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991)...''. Electronic submission (ps or pdf) is strongly encouraged.  Each submission should additionally include in the accompanying email: title; author(s); affiliation(s); and contact author's e-mail address, and their postal address.

Submissions should be sent to submit at tlt2006.org (or directly to tlt06 at ufal.mff.cuni.cz) clearly indicating in the subject line ''TLT06 submission''.

The presentation at the workshop will be 25 minutes long (20 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions and discussion). The final version of the accepted papers may not exceed 12 A4 pages (please take into consideration that the final proceeding format will be A5, i.e. final camera-ready papers will be reduced in size by a factor of 0,71).

Invited speakers:

Martha Palmer, Professor at University of Colorado at Boulder
(http://verbs.colorado.edu/mpalmer/palmer/):
SemLink - Combining PropBank, VerbNet and FrameNet

Gosse Bouma, Professor at University of Groningen
(http://www.let.rug.nl/~gosse/):
(tentative: Creating and Exploring Large Treebanks)

Program committee:

Jan Hajic, Czech Republic (co-chair)
Joakim Nivre, Sweden (co-chair)

Members of the PC (TBC):

Emily Bender, USA 
Ann Bies, USA
Thorsten Brants, USA 
Koenraad de Smedt, Norway
Eva Ejerhed, Sweden
Tomaz Erjavec, Slovenia
Annette Frank, Germany
Joseph van Genabith, Ireland
Eva Hajicova, Czech Republic
Jiri Hana, USA
Erhard Hinrichs, Germany 
Timo Jaervinen, Finalnd 
Kimmo Koskenniemi, Finland 
Tony Kroch, USA
Geert-Jan Kruijff, Germany 
Sandra Kuebler, Germany 
Aous Mansouri, USA
Yuji Matsumoto, Japan
Detmar Meurers, USA 
John Nerbonne, The Netherlands 
Grace Ngai, Hong Kong
Karel Oliva, Czech Republic
Stephan Oepen, Norway/USA 
Petya Osenova, Bulgaria
Ferran Pla, Spain
Horacio Rodriguez, Spain
Kiril Simov, Bulgaria
Otakar Smrz, Czech Republic
Barbora Vidova-Hladka, Czech Republic
Martin Volk, Sweden 
Daniel Zeman, USA 

(The above list is tentative; some of the listed prospective members are yet To-Be-Confirmed.)

Local Organizers:

Jan Hajic
Anna Kotesovcova

Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz
School of Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Charles University, Prague
Czech Republic
email: info at tlt2006.org

Venue:

School of Computer Science, MFF UK
Malostranske nam. 25
CZ-11800 Prague 1
Czech Republic

Sponsoring organisations :

Charles University, Prague




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