29.2887, Confs: Comp Ling, Lexicography, Ling Theories, Text/Corpus Ling/USA

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Subject: 29.2887, Confs: Comp Ling, Lexicography, Ling Theories, Text/Corpus Ling/USA

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Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2018 11:36:48
From: Adam Meyers [meyers at cs.nyu.edu]
Subject: Joint Workshop on Linguistic Annotation, Multiword Expressions and Constructions

Joint Workshop on Linguistic Annotation, Multiword Expressions and Constructions 
Short Title: LAW-MWE-CxG 2018 

Date: 25-Aug-2018 - 26-Aug-2018 
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA 
Contact: Adam Meyers 
Contact Email: lawmwecxg2018 at gmail.com 
Meeting URL: http://multiword.sourceforge.net/PHITE.php?sitesig=CONF&page=CONF_04_LAW-MWE-CxG_2018 

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Linguistic Theories; Text/Corpus Linguistics 

Meeting Description: 

This workshop brings together three divergent (but overlapping) research
communities studying linguistic annotation, multiword expressions and
grammatical constructions. This is simultaneously the Twelfth Linguistic
Annotation Workshop (LAW XII) and the 14th Workshop on Multiword Expressions
(MWE 2018).

The workshop features:

- Invited talks by Lori Levin, Adam Przepiórkowski and Nathan Schneider
- Oral presentations and posters on linguistic annotation, multiword
expressions, and grammatical constructions
- Posters on systems participating in PARSEME Shared Task on Automatic
Identification of Verbal MWEs
- The SIGLEX-MWE and SIGANN business meetings

Linguistic annotation of natural language corpora is the backbone of
supervised methods for statistical natural language processing; further, it is
essential for evaluation of both rule-based and supervised systems and can
help formalize and study linguistic phenomena. 

Multiword expressions (MWEs) are word combinations, such as all of a sudden,
hot dog, to pay a visit or to pull one's leg, which exhibit lexical,
syntactic, semantic, pragmatic and/or statistical idiosyncrasies.
Computational research on MWEs encompasses NLP modelling and processing as
well as annotation. 

Construction Grammar (CxG) is a linguistic framework of relevance to both
linguistic annotation and MWEs. In this framework, constructions are
form-meaning pairings of varying degrees of internal complexity and lexical
fixedness, including idioms like the-Xer-the-Yer (the more the merrier, etc.)
and semantically productive meaning-bearing syntactic patterns (e.g., the
caused-motion construction: Mary pushed the napkin off the table; the
ditransitive construction: He gave her a burger), which give rise to novel
usages (e.g. Mary sneezed the napkin off the table; He grilled her a burger).
Annotation and automatic processing of constructions pose significant
challenges: because constructions are form-meaning pairs that can be more or
less fluid in form, determining the annotation units for a construction is not
straightforward. For the above reasons, grammatical constructions were elected
as a joint focus of interest by both the MWE and the LAW communities to
constitute a special theme within a joint 2-day workshop.


The full program can be found here:

The workshop is co-located with COLING 2018, registration is available on the
conference website: https://coling2018.org/registration/ 


This workshop is organized and funded by by the following Special Interest
Groups of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL):

- Special Interest Group for Annotation (SIGANN)
- Special Interest Group on the Lexicon (SIGLEX)
- Special Interest Group on Computational Semantics (SIGSEM)

Dates of Workshop:

August 25-26, 2018 


For any inquiries regarding the workshop please send an email to
lawmwecxg2018 at gmail.com


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