Appel: Linguistic Theory and Grammar Implementation (ESSLLI)

Philippe Blache pb at
Mon Mar 13 09:04:45 UTC 2000

From: Detmar Meurers <dm at>

                       ESSLLI'2000 Workshop on


                         August 14 - 18, 2000

                    A workshop held as part of the
  Twelfth European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
             August 6-18, 2000, Birmingham, Great Britain

                     ** Second Call For Papers **

ORGANIZERS: Erhard Hinrichs, Detmar Meurers (Universitaet Tuebingen)
            Shuly Wintner (University of Pennsylvania)

Partially in response to data-oriented methods, grammar-based
approaches to Natural Language Processing in recent years have made
significant advances in terms of linguistic coverage, wealth of
analysis, efficiency of processing and grammar engineering
techniques. The workshop is intended as a forum for this ongoing work
in declarative, constraint- and resource-based approaches, informed by
linguistic theory. It will cover various aspects of the computational
implementation of grammars based on linguistic knowledge, and in
particular address:

 - grammar coverage as a major emphasis in practical projects

 - efficiency of processing (e.g., grammar compilation techniques,
   abstract machine implementations)

 - implementations of novel grammar architectures and mechanisms
   (e.g., glue languages, defaults, optimality-theoretic constraint
   ranking, underspecification)

 - hybrid architectures combining shallow parsing and deep analysis
   (e.g., finite state pre-processors for deep analysis)

 - grammar development tools (e.g., test methodology, profiling,
   visualization tools, grammar debugging and validation)

 - modularity in grammar design (e.g., definition of modules in
   grammars, separate and incremental compilation of grammars,
   architectures for grammar organization)

 - mathematical, logical and computational aspects of linguistic
   formalisms (e.g., semantics of linguistic formalisms, adaptation of
   techniques from programming languages to linguistic formalisms)

All researchers in the area, but especially Ph.D. students and young
researchers, are invited to submit a paper. Electronic submissions are
highly encouraged (preferably as plain ASCII or Postscript).
Submissions should not exceed 10 (A4 or letter) pages, typeset in
10-12 points, with at least 2.5 cm / 1 inch margins. Submitted papers
should be anonymous and be accompanied by an e-mail listing the
following details:

 - Title
 - Authors' names and affiliation
 - Address
 - E-mail addresses

All submissions will be reviewed by an international program committee:

  Philippe Blache
  Miriam Butt
  Jo Calder
  Ann Copestake
  Nissim Francez
  Erhard Hinrichs
  Suresh Manandhar
  Detmar Meurers, co-chair
  Stefan Mueller
  Tsuneko Nakazawa
  Louisa Sadler
  Shuly Wintner, co-chair

The accepted papers will be made available in a summer school reader.
If sufficiently many high-quality papers are submitted, we intend to
publish them in an edited volume.

Submissions should be sent before April 15, 2000 to one of the following
two organizers:

Detmar Meurers                    Shuly Wintner
Universitaet Tuebingen            Institute for Research in Cognitive
Seminar fuer Sprachwissenschaft   University of Pennsylvania
Kleine Wilhelmstr. 113            3401 Walnut Street, Suite 400A
D-72074 Tuebingen                 Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228
Germany                           USA

dm at     shuly at

If electronic submission is impossible, please send four copies of
the paper to one of these two organizers.
Informal enquiries by e-mail to the organizers are welcome.

   Apr 15, 2000: Deadline for submissions
   May 15, 2000: Notification of acceptance
   Jun 15, 2000: Final version due
   Aug 14, 2000: Start of workshop

Some funding is available to reimburse the ESSLLI registration fees
for PhD students presenting in the workshop. We are grateful to the
Institute for Research in Cognitive Science (IRCS) of the University
of Pennsylvania for their financial support.

All information concerning this workshop is available at:

To obtain further information about ESSLLI'2000 please visit

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