Appel: High-Methodologies for Grammar Engineering (ESSLLI workshop)

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Mar 26 21:16:47 UTC 2013

Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:19:21 +0100
From: Yannick Parmentier <yannick.parmentier at>
Message-ID: <20130326141921.GC4363 at nausicaa>

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*NEW: deadline for submission has been extended to April 28 (last and
 final deadline extension).*


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 (in chronological order) 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: April 28, 2013
Reviews due: May 19, 2013
Camera ready version: June 2, 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:

A special issue in the Journal of Language Modelling will be considered
for selected and revised papers, if number and quality of submissions


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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