Appel: LREC 2008 Workshop on Partial Parsing, Extended deadline (9 March 2008)

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Mar 4 21:11:58 UTC 2008

Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2008 13:45:55 +0100
From: Jakub.Piskorski at
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                          FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

                         LREC 2008 Workshop on

                            PARTIAL PARSING
                   Between Chunking and Deep Parsing

                           Marrakech, Morocco
                              1 June 2008


              *Extended* submission deadline: *9 March 2008*


 Partial parsing has become a standard means of integrating syntactic
 knowledge into high level applications such as information retrieval,
 machine translation, or question answering, for which efficiency and
 robustness is of importance. In comparison with chunking and deep
 parsing, partial parsing consists in finding structure that is richer
 than chunks but less exhaustive than full syntactico-semantic parses:
 partial parsing may involve constructing nested structures (unlike
 simple chunking) without creating the full parse of a
 sentence. However, partial parsing is not a single concept but rather
 an area ranging from chunking to almost full parsing.  This workshop
 will bring together researcher who work on partial parsing in its
 different interpretations.


 The main areas of interest of the workshop include (but are not
 restricted to): 

 . linguistic richness of partial parsers for various applications:
   syntactic and semantic headedness, the degree of hierarchical 
   structure, semantic information (anaphora, disambiguation);

 . development methodologies for partial parsers: manual,
   machine learning, hybrid;

 . the usability of language resources for the development of
   partial parsers;

 . multi-lingual development of partial parsers, etc.;

 . experience and utilization of existing tools for building
   partial parsers for new languages;

 . technical aspects of partial parsers:
   . robustness, scalability;
   . time and space complexity;
   . expressiveness of partial parsing formalisms (regular vs.
     context-free rules; unification; type hierarchies; etc.);

 . applications of partial parsers: information extraction,
   question answering, machine translation, web text mining,
   acquisition of lexical information, etc.;

 . evaluation methodologies for partial parsers: gold standards,
   application-specific, reusability of evaluation resources for
   different partial parsing tasks, etc.;

 . ways of combining multiple partial parsers;

 . comparsion (classification) of partial parsers.


 Authors are invited to submit original research papers.  Papers
 should indicate the state of completion of the reported results. In
 particular, any overlap with previously published work should be
 clearly mentioned. Submissions will be judged on correctness,
 novelty, technical strength, clarity of presentation, and
 significance/relevance to the workshop.

 Submissions should be no longer than 8 pages and they should follow
 the detailed guidelines at the LREC 2008 web page:  Submission is
 via the START system, a link to the submission page can be found at
 the workshop page.

 The publication of selected papers in a special issue of a journal is


 Extended submission deadline:  9 March 2008
 Notification of acceptance:   23 March 2008
 Camera-ready version due:      3 April 2008
 Workshop:                      1 June 2008


 . Sandra Kübler (Indiana University)
 . Jakub Piskorski (Joint Research Center, Europeaqn Commission)
 . Adam Przepiórkowski (Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences) 


 . Salah Aït-Mokhtar (Xerox Research Centre Europe, Grenoble)
 . Gosse Bouma (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
 . António Branco (University of Lisbon)
 . Erhard Hinrichs (University of Tübingen)
 . Hannah Kermes (University of Stuttgart)
 . Sandra Kübler (Indiana University)
 . Vladislav Kuboň (Charles University, Prague)
 . Petya Osenova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Sofia University)
 . Jakub Piskorski (Joint Research Center)
 . Adam Przepiórkowski (Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences) 
 . Ulrich Schäfer (DFKI GmbH, Saarbrücken)
 . Wojciech Skut (Google Inc., Mountain View)
 . Anssi Yli Jyrä (CSC -- Scientific Computing Ltd., Espoo)


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