Appel: Dependency Linguistics, Depling, Barcelone, 5-7 Septembre 2011

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Wed Apr 20 09:11:29 UTC 2011

Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2011 17:34:27 +0200
From: kim gerdes <kim at>
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Last Call for Papers

Important Dates
    * Submission deadline: May 1
    * Notification of acceptance: June 10
    * Camera-ready copy of papers due: July 10
    * Depling Conference: September 5-7

The Depling conference responds to the growing need for a linguistic
conference dedicated to approaches in syntax, semantics and the
lexicon that are centered around dependency structures as a central
linguistic notion.

In the past decade, dependencies, directed labeled graph structures
representing hierarchical relations between morphemes, words and
semantic units, with a strong reference to the lexicon, have become
the near-standard representation and annotation schemes in
computational linguistics, parsing, generation, and other fields of
natural language processing. The linguistic significance of these
structures often remains vague, and the need for the development of
common notational and formal grounds is felt strongly by many people
working in these domains.

In general terms, the conference will investigate:

* The use of dependency structures in the description of interesting
  syntactic and semantic phenomena, especially in a cross-linguistic
  perspective, including linguistic phenomena for which classical
  simple phrase-structure based models have proven to be

* The modelling of lexical phenomena and their role in the dependency
  view of linguistics.

* The applications of dependency analyses to natural language
  processing, including machine translation, parsing, generation,
  information extraction, etc.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

* The use of dependency trees in syntactic analysis, description,
  formalization, parsing, generation, and corpus annotation of written
  and spoken texts.

* The use of semantic valency-based predicate and actancy graph
  structures and their link to classical logic.

* The elaboration of formal dictionaries for dependency-based syntax
  and semantics, including descriptions of collocations and
  paradigmatic links.

* Links to morphology and linearization of dependency structures,
  using for example topological field theories

* Dependency-like structures beyond the sentence as annotation scheme
  for discourse phenomena.

* The description and formalization of semantic and pragmatic
  phenomena related to information structure.
* History, epistemology, and psycholinguistic relevance of dependency
  grammar, including its relation to generative approaches to language

We are also interested in work on questions such as:

* What are the differences and similarities between theta roles,
  valencies, f-structures, TAG derivation trees, (subcategorization)
  frames, semantic role labelling, etc?

* Which corpus annotations using head-daughter relations on words are
  formally and linguistically equivalent, which are not?

* How to describe syntax-semantic interfaces between dependency


Depling 2011 will take place at the Pompeu Fabra University in
Barcelona, organized by Leo Wanner (UPF), Lorraine Baqué (UAB), and
the teams TALN (UPF) and flexSem (UAB).

The conference is chaired by Eva Hajičová (Charles University in
Prague) and Kim Gerdes (Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris).

Invited speakers: Igor Mel'čuk (University of Montreal) and Joakim
Nivre (Uppsala University).

The program committee of the Depling 2011 conference:
Margarita Alonso Ramos		University of La Coruña	
Lorraine Baqué		Autonomous University of Barcelona	
David Beck		University of Alberta, Edmonton	
Xavier Blanco		Autonomous University of Barcelona	
Bernd Bohnet		Stuttgart University	
Igor Boguslavsky		Polytechnical University of Madrid	
Marie Candito		University Paris 7	
Éric de la Clergerie		University Paris 7	
Michael Collins		Columbia University, New York	
Benoit Crabbé		University Paris 7	
Denys Duchier		University of Orléans	
Jason Eisner		Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore	
Dina El Kassas		Miniya University	
Gülşen Cebiroğlu Eryiğit		Istanbul Technical University	
Charles J. Fillmore		University of California, Berkeley	
Koldo Gojenola		University of the Basque Country, Bilbao	
Jan Hajič		Charles University in Prague	
Hans-Jürgen Heringer		University of Augsburg	
Richard Hudson		University College London	
Leonid Iomdin		Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow	
Lidija Iordanskaja		University of Montreal	
Aravind Joshi		University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia	
Sylvain Kahane		University Paris Ouest	
Marco Kuhlmann		Uppsala University	
François Lareau		Macquarie University, Sydney	
Alessandro Lenci		University of Pisa	
Leonardo Lesmo		University of Turin	
Haitao Liu		Zhejiang University, Hangzhou	
Henning Lobin		University of Gießen	
Chris Manning		Stanford University	
Igor Mel'čuk		University of Montreal	
Wolfgang Menzel		University of Hamburg	
Kemal Oflazer		Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar	
Ryan McDonald		Google Research, New York	
Piet Mertens		University of Leuven	
Jasmina Milićević		Dalhousie University, Halifax	
Dipti Misra Sharma		IIIT, Hyderabad	
Henrik Høeg Muller		Copenhagen Business School	
Jee-Sun Nam		Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul	
Alexis Nasr		University of Marseille	
Joakim Nivre		Uppsala University	
Gertjan van Noord		University of Groningen	
Martha Palmer		University of Colorado, Boulder	
Jarmila Panevova		Charles University in Prague	
Alain Polguère		Nancy University	
Prokopis Prokopidis		ILSP, Athens	
Owen Rambow		Columbia University, New York	
Ines Rehbein		Saarland University, Saarbrücken	
Petr Sgall		Charles University in Prague	
Davy Temperley		University of Rochester	
Robert Van Valin		Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf

Related Event
The conference Depling 2011 will be held in conjunction with the Fifth
International Conference on Meaning-Text Theory to take place
immediately after Depling 2011.

The proceedings will be published as an open access publication. A
selection of articles proposing interesting connections of linguistic
theories and natural language processing will appear in longer
versions at Springer.

Papers should describe original work; they should emphasize completed
work or in the case of posters ongoing research rather than intended
work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the
reported results. Submissions will be judged on correctness,
originality, technical strength, significance and relevance to the
conference, and interest to the attendees.

Submissions presented at the conference should mostly contain new
material that has not been presented at any other meeting with
publicly available proceedings. Papers that are being submitted in
parallel to other conferences or workshops must indicate this on the
title page. Papers containing significant overlap with previously
published work should include this information in a seperate text file
(to be submitted alongside the paper on the easychair site).


The deadline for the submission of papers is 11:59pm (Pacific Standard
Time (GMT-8)) May 1, 2011. Submission will be electronic in PDF format
through the Depling page on EasyChair.

Papers may consist of up to 10 pages of content (including references
and figures). All submissions should follow the two-column format and
the style guidelines. We strongly recommend the use of the LaTeX style
files, OpenDocument or Microsoft Word templates tailored for this
year's conference, based on the ACL format.

Reviewing of papers will be double-blind. Therefore, the paper must
not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore,
self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We
previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", must be avoided. Instead, use
citations such as "Smith (1991) previously showed ...". Papers that do
not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.

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