Job: TAG+8, Extended deadline April 13

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Apr 7 06:02:05 UTC 2006

Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2006 07:58:51 +0200
From: "Laura Kallmeyer" <lk at>
Message-ID: <fc76b9ca0604062258m29e01a65r4ab7637a58ab2cb6 at>

The Eighth International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammar and
Related Formalisms (TAG+8)

endorsed by
The Association for the Mathematics of Language (ACL SigMoL)

!!!!!!!! EXTENDED DEADLINE: April 13 2006 !!!!!!!!

15-16 July 2006
Sydney, Australia


An important subfield of computational linguistics and natural
language processing is research that centers around formal machinery
for describing language. This covers a wide range of interdisciplinary
work in the cognitive science of language, including the mathematical
and algorithmic properties of this machinery, the grammatical
description of natural language, and the mechanisms of human language
use. The results of this research will often drive more applied and
empirical areas such as efficient algorithms and models for machine

Tree Adjoining Grammar (TAG) is a prominent formalism in the study of
natural language because of its attractive formal properties and its
extended domain of locality. TAG has been studied extensively in the
last three decades with respect to both its mathematical properties
and computational applications, as well as its role in constructing
grammatical theories, models of language processing and applications.

This workshop, the latest in a series that has been running
successfully since 1990, aims at bringing together researchers
interested in various aspects of the TAG formalism including relations
to other grammar formalisms -- this is the reason for the "+" in the
workshop's name. In the past, interaction between such formalisms has
been productive, leading for example to the development of
broad-coverage grammars, and to new insights into properties of
different formalisms. Such related formalisms would include minimalist
syntax, categorial grammar, dependency grammars, HPSG, LFG, and others
which share with TAG general properties such as lexicalization of
syntactic structure, a simple notion of local grammatical dependency,
or mildly context sensitive generative capacity.  Submissions

We invite submissions on all aspects of TAG and related systems and
anticipate holding sessions devoted to:

    * syntactic and semantic theory
    * mathematical properties
    * computational and algorithmic studies of parsing, interpretation
      and generation
    * psycholinguistic modeling
    * applications to natural language processing

A key goal is thus to deepen knowledge of the formalisms that can be
used to describe natural language; the intention is for this workshop
to act as a forum for doing this, in the context of an increasing
empirical focus in the fields of computational linguistics and natural
language processing. Equally, however, it is a goal of the workshop to
encourage the connection of formal results to this empirical work.

Anonymous abstracts may be submitted for two sorts of presentations at
the workshop: spoken presentations and poster presentations. Poster
presentations are particularly appropriate for brief descriptions of
specialized implementations, resources under development and work in
progress. Regardless of type of submission, abstracts may not exceed
two pages in length (not including data, figures and references). All
abstracts are to be submitted electronically using the ACL START
conference submission system.

The electronic submission website is at

The workshop website is at

The ACL website is at

Important dates:

    * Deadline for submission of abstracts: April 13 2006
    * Notification of acceptance: May 9 2006
    * Deadline for camera-ready submission: June 6 2006
    * Workshop dates: July 15 to 16 2006

Proceedings including full papers for accepted abstracts (including
both oral presentations and poster presentations) will be available
on-line and at the workshop. In addition, we will explore
possibilities for subsequent publication of workshop articles, for
example through a special issue of a journal.  Organization Local
Arrangements Chair

    * Mark Dras, Macquarie University

Program Committee

    * Tilman Becker (co-chair), DFKI
    * Laura Kallmeyer (co-chair), University of Tuebingen
    * Srinivas Bangalore, AT&T Research
    * Eric de la Clergerie, INRIA
    * Dan Flickinger, CSLI, Stanford University
    * Robert Frank, Johns Hopkins University
    * Akio Fujiyoshi, Ibaraki University
    * Claire Gardent, LORIA
    * Chung-Hye Han, Simon Fraser University
    * Karin Harbusch, University of Koblenz
    * Geert-Jan Kruijff, Language Technology Lab, DFKI
    * Vincenzo Lombardo, University of Turin
    * David McDonald, BBN Technologies
    * Martha Palmer, University of Colorado
    * Owen Rambow, Columbia University
    * Frank Richter, University of Tuebingen
    * James Rogers, Earlham College
    * Maribel Romero, University of Pennsylvania
    * Anoop Sarkar, Simon Fraser University
    * Giorgio Satta, University of Padua
    * Stuart Shieber, Harvard College
    * Mark Steedman, University of Edinburgh
    * Matthew Stone, Rutgers University
    * Yuka Tateisi, University of Tokyo
    * David Weir, University of Sussex
    * Vijay K. Shanker, University of Delaware
    * Naoki Yoshinaga, University of Tokyo

Previous TAG+ meetings have been held at

    * Dagstuhl (1990)
    * Philadelphia (1992)
    * Paris (1994)
    * Philadelphia (1998)
    * Paris (2000)
    * Venice (2002)
    * Vancouver (2004)

Laura Kallmeyer
SFB 441, Universitaet Tuebingen
Nauklerstr. 35, 72074 Tuebingen, Germany
Phone +49 (0)7071 2977513, Fax +49 (0)7071 295830

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