Appel: High-level Methodologies for Grammar Engineering (HMGE)

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Jan 11 21:06:50 UTC 2013

Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2013 15:02:48 +0100
From: Yannick Parmentier <yannick.parmentier at>
Message-ID: <20130109140248.GD3892 at nausicaa>

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High-level Methodologies for Grammar Engineering 
(HMGE 2013) 
ESSLLI 2013 Workshop (Language and Computation Area)
University of Düsseldorf, Germany
August 12-16, 2013


Many grammatical frameworks have been proposed over the last decades to
describe the syntax (and semantics) of natural language. Among the most
widely used, one may cite Tree-Adjoining Grammar (TAG) [Joshi et. Al,
1975], Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG) [Bresnan and Kaplan, 1982],
Combinatory Categorial Grammar (CCG) [Steedman, 1987], or Head- driven
Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG) [Pollard and Sag, 1994]. These
frameworks present theoretical and practical interests. From a
theoretical point of view, they provide a formal device for the linguist
to experiment with her/his theories. From a practical point of view,
they make it possible to automatically process natural language in
applications such as dialog systems, machine translation, etc. They
differ in their expressivity and complexity. Some reveal themselves more
adequate for the description of a given language than others. Still, for
many of these frameworks, large resources (i.e., grammars) have been
designed, at first by hand, and later via dedicated tools (e.g.,
integrated grammar environments such as XLE for LFG [King et al,
2000]). In this workshop, we are concerned with this complex task of
grammar engineering, keeping in mind the two above-mentioned theoretical
and practical interests.


HMGE is open to submissions on topics including, but not limited to:

  * development, maintenance and enhancement of grammars
  * semi-automatic acquisition of grammars
  * debugging environments for grammar design
  * dedicated description languages for grammar engineering
  * applications of large-scale grammars


The workshop will be held as part of ESSLLI in August 2013 in
Düsseldorf, Germany. More information about ESSLLI can be found at the
ESSLLI web pages at


Paper submission deadline: March 10, 2013
Reviews due: April 28, 2013
Camera ready version: May 19, 2013
Workshop: August 12-16, 2013


Papers must be submitted electronically as PDF files and be prepared
using the Springer LNAI/LNCS format. Detailed formatting instructions
can be found at:

HMGE accepts two kinds of submissions:

- full papers (12 pages including references) reporting completed, 
  significant research,
- short papers (6 pages including references) reporting ongoing 
  work and partial results.

Each submission will be reviewed by three program committee
members. Accepted long papers will be presented within 20 minutes talks
plus 10 minutes for questions. Accepted short papers will be presented
within 10 minutes talks plus 10 minutes for questions. Both paper types
will be published in the workshop proceedings.

Since reviewing will be blind, the submission should not include the
authors' names and affiliations. Other identifying information such as
obvious self-references (e.g., "We showed in [12] ...") and financial or
personal acknowledgements should be omitted in the submitted papers
whenever feasible.

Papers have to be submitted via the easychair conference management
system using the following link:


Emily Bender, Washington
Philippe Blache, Aix-en-Provence
Miriam Butt, Konstanz
Eric De La Clergerie, Paris
Benoît Crabbé, Paris
Berthold Crysmann, Paris
Stefanie Dipper, Bochum
Denys Duchier, Orléans
Claire Gardent, Nancy
Josef van Genabith, Dublin
Timm Lichte, Düsseldorf
Montserrat Marimon, Barcelona
Yusuke Miyao, Tokyo
Stefan Müller, Berlin
Gertjan van Noord, Groningen
Yannick Parmentier, Orléans
Agnieszka Patejuk, Warsaw


    Denys Duchier (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)
    Yannick Parmentier (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)

Information about the Workshop is available at the HMGE workshop
E-mail:hmge13 at

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