[Corpora-List] TLT05 1st Call for Papers

Montserrat Civit mcivit at ub.edu
Tue May 3 13:39:05 CEST 2005

***1st Call for Papers***

**The Fourth Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT 2005)**
Barcelona, 9-10 December 2005

URL: http://clic.fil.ub.es/personal/civit/tlt05cfp.html


Treebanks are a language resource that provides annotations of natural
languages at various levels of structure: at the word level, the phrase
level, the sentence level, and sometimes also at the level of
function-argument structure. Treebanks have become crucially important for
the development of data-driven approaches to natural language processing,
human language technologies, grammar extraction and linguistic research in
general. There are a number of on-going projects on compilation of
representative treebanks for languages that still lack them (Bulgarian,
Catalan, Danish, Portugese, Spanish, Turkish) and a number of on-going
projects on compilation of treebanks for specific purposes for languages that
already have them (English). In addition, there are projects that go beyond
syntactic analysis to include different kinds of semantic and pragmatic
The practices of building syntactically processed corpora have proved that
aiming at more detailed description of the data becomes more and more
theory-dependent (Prague Dependency Treebank and other dependency-based
treebanks such as the Danish dependency treebank, the Italian treebank (TUT),
and the Turkish treebank (METU); Verbmobil HPSG Treebanks, Polish HPSG
Treebank, Bulgarian HPSG-based Treebank, etc.). Therefore the development of
treebanks and formal linguistic theories need to be more tightly connected in
order to ensure the necessary information flow between them.
This series of workshops aims at being a forum for researchers and advanced
students working in these areas. The fourth workshop will be held in
Barcelona, Spain, 9-10 December 2005. (The first was held in Sozopol,
Bulgaria in September 2002; see http://www.bultreebank.org/Proceedings.html),
the second one in Växjö, Sweden in November 2003
(http://w3.msi.vxu.se/~rics/TLT2003/ and the third one in Tübingen, Germany
in December 2004 (http://www.sfs.uni-tuebingen.de/tlt04/).

We invite submission of papers on topics relevant to treebanks and linguistic
theories, including but not limited to:

design principles and annotation schemes for treebanks;
applications of treebanks in acquiring linguistic knowledge and NLP;
the role of linguistic theories in treebank development;
treebanks as a basis for linguistic research;
semantically annotated treebanks;
evaluation of treebanks;
tools for creation and management of treebanks;
standards for treebanks.

Deadline for workshop abstract submission

11 July 2005

Notification of acceptance

7 September 2005

Final version of paper for workshop proceedings

7 October 2005


9-10 December 2005

We invite extended abstracts (maximum 1500 words) describing existing research
connected to the topics of the workshop. Please note that as reviewing will
be blind, the abstract should not include the authors' names and
affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity,
e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", should be avoided. Instead,
use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991)...". Electronic
submission (ps or pdf) is strongly encouraged.
Each submission should additionally include in the accompanying email: title;
author(s); affiliation(s); and contact author's e-mail address, postal
address, telephone and fax numbers.

Abstracts should be sent to: mcivit at ub.edu clearly indicating in the
subject line: "TLT05 submission"

The presentation at the workshop will be 25 minutes long (20 minutes for
presentation and 5 minutes for questions and discussion). The final version
of the accepted papers may not exceed 12 A4 pages.


Manfred Pinkal, Professor of Computational Linguistics at the Department of
Computational Linguistics & Phonetics of the Saarland University

2nd invited speaker to be confirmed


Emily Bender, USA
Thorsten Brants, USA
Montserrat Civit, Spain (co-chair)
Koenraad de Smedt, Norway
Tomaz Erjavec, Slovenia
Annette Frank, Germany
Jan Hajic, Czech Republic
Josef van Genabith, Ireland
Erhard Hinrichs, Germany
Timo Järvinen, Finland
Sandra Kübler, Germany (co-chair)
M. Antňnia Martí, Spain (co-chair)
Yuji Matsumoto, Japan
Detmar Meurers, USA
John Nerbonne, The Netherlands
Joakim Nivre, Sweden
Stephan Oepen, Norway, USA
Karel Oliva, Austria, Czech Republic
Petya Osenova, Bulgaria
Ferran Pla, Spain
Horacio Rodríguez, Spain
Kiril Simov, Bulgaria
Martin Volk, Sweden

Universitat de Barcelona
SEPLN Sociedad Espańola para el Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural

Montserrat Civit Torruella
CLiC Centre de Llenguatge i Computació (UB)
Edifici Florensa
C/ Adolf Florensa s/n
08028 Barcelona
URL: http://clic.fil.ub.es/personal/civit/
mailto: civit at thera-clic.com
tel: 93.403.45.58
fax: 93.403.46.78
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