Appel: LAW VI Deadline Extension

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Sun Mar 18 09:06:01 UTC 2012

Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2012 16:03:32 -0400
From: Nancy Ide <ide at>
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The 6th  Linguistic Annotation Workshop (The LAW VI)
Sponsored by the ACL Special Interest Group on Annotation (SIGANN)

July 12-13, 2012
ICC Jeju
Jeju, Republic of Korea


Linguistic annotation of natural language corpora is the backbone of
supervised methods of statistical natural language processing. The Sixth
LAW will provide a forum for presentation and discussion of innovative
research on all aspects of linguistic annotation, including
creation/evaluation of annotation schemes, methods for automatic and
manual annotation, use and evaluation of annotation software and
frameworks, representation of linguistic data and annotations, etc. As
in the past, the LAW will provide a forum for annotation researchers to
both work towards standardization, best practices, and interoperability
of annotation information and software.

The special theme for LAW VI is Collaborative Annotation (both
community-based and crowd-sourced). The workshop will include a special
session on this topic, including a "challenge" exercise (see for details). We
invite submissions relating to this theme as well as any aspect of
linguistic annotation, including:

Collaborative annotation
- Issues, strategies, and results for community-based annotation of
  common (shared) resources
- Issues, strategies, and results for crowd-sourcing linguistic annotations

Annotation procedures:
- Innovative automated and manual strategies for annotation
- Machine learning and knowledge-based methods for automation of corpus
- Creation, maintenance, and interactive exploration of annotation
  structures and annotated data

Annotation evaluation:
- Inter-annotator agreement and other evaluation metrics and strategies
- Qualitative evaluation of linguistic representation

Annotation access and use:
- Representation formats/structures for merged annotations of different
  phenomena, and means to explore/manipulate them
- Linguistic considerations for merging annotations of distinct

Annotation guidelines and standards:
- Best practices for annotation procedures and/or development and
  documentation of annotation schemes
- Interoperability of annotation formats and/or frameworks among
  different systems as well as different tasks, frameworks, modalities,
  and languages

Annotation software and frameworks:
- Development, evaluation and/or innovative use of annotation software frameworks

Annotation schemes:
- New and innovative annotation schemes
- Comparison of annotation schemes

Submission information
Submissions of long and short papers (8 and 4 pages respectively, PLUS
up to two pages of references) and demonstrations (4 pages) should be
submitted electronically through the system at Submissions should conform to
the official ACL 2012 style guidelines and be submitted in
PDF. Reviewing will be blind, so submissions must not include the
authors' names and affiliations.  Please see the guidelines for
submissions to the general ACL conference at for more information.

Important dates
Submission deadline: 28 March 2012
Acceptance Notification: 4 May, 2012
Camera ready deadline: 18 May 2012

NOTE: Paper withdrawal not allowed after May 20.

Program Committee Co-Chairs
Nancy Ide (Vassar College)
Fei Xia (University of Washington)

Program Committee 
Collin Baker (ICSI/UC Berkeley)
Emily Bender (University of Washington)
Nicoletta Calzolari (ILC/CNR)
Steve Cassidy (Macquarie University)
Christopher Cieri (Linguistic Data Consortium/University of Pennsylvania)
Stefanie Dipper (Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum)
Tomaz Erjavec (Josef Stefan Institute)
Alex Chengyu Fang (City University of Hong Kong)
Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton University)
Dan Flickinger (Stanford University)
Udo Hahn (Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena)
Chu-Ren Huang (Hong Kong Polytechnic)
Aravind Joshi (University of Pennsylvania)
Adam Meyers (New York University)
Antonio Pareja-Lora (UCM / ATLAS-UNED)
Martha Palmer (University of Colorado)
Christopher Potts (Stanford University)
Sameer Pradhan (BBN Technologies)
James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University)
Owen Rambow (Columbia University)
Manfred Stede (Universität Potsdam)
Mihai Surdeanu (Yahoo! Research, Barcelona)
Theresa Wilson (University of Edinburgh)
Andreas Witt (IDS Mannheim)

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