[Corpora-List] final call for papers: Treebanks and Linguistic Theories 11

Sandra Kuebler skuebler at indiana.edu
Tue Aug 21 17:21:34 CEST 2012

[apologies for cross-posting]

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS *** deadline for paper submission: Sept 2, 2012 ***

TLT11 The 11th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories Lisbon, Portugal November 30 - December 1, 2012


TLT serves as a venue for new and ongoing research on the topic of linguistics and tree banks. The 11th edition of TLT will take place in Lisbon, Portugal on November 30 - December 1, 2012, and is hosted by CLUL at the university of Lisbon.

This year, TLT will be accompanied by the second Workshop on Annotation of Corpora for Research in the Humanities (ACRH-2) that takes place on Nov 29, 2012. More information is available at the ACRH-2 website http://alfclul.clul.ul.pt/crpc/acrh2/index.html .

TLT has served as an ideal venue for new and ongoing high-quality work related to syntactically-annotated corpora, i.e., treebanks, encompassing descriptive, theoretical, formal and computational aspects of treebanks. Submissions are invited for papers, posters, and demonstrations which present research on treebanks and their intersection with linguistics, natural language processing, and other related fields.


Treebanks are language resources that provide annotations at various levels of linguistic structure beyond the word level. They typically provide syntactic constituent or dependency structures for sentences and sometimes functional and predicate-argument structures. 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. Additionally, there are projects that explore annotation beyond syntactic structure (including, for instance, semantic, pragmatic and rhetorical annotation) and beyond a single language (for instance, parallel treebanks).

Experiences in building syntactically processed corpora have shown that there is a relation between formal linguistic theory and the practice of syntactic annotation. Since the practices of building syntactically-processed corpora have proved that aiming at more detailed description of the data becomes more and more theory- dependent, the connections between treebank development and linguistic theories need to be tightly connected in order to ensure the necessary information flow between them. This series of workshops aims to provide a forum for researchers and advanced students working in these areas.


The workshop invites submissions that discuss relevant innovative work in treebanking, including the relations and links between various aspects of morphological, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic annotation; furthermore, submissions describing work on parallel treebanks and/or cross-language annotation schemas, on the relation between linguistic theory and the practice of annotation, and on applications of information in treebanks are encouraged as well.

We invite submission of papers and posters on the following topics:

* design principles and annotation schemes for treebanks * applications of treebanks in acquiring linguistic knowledge and in NLP * the role of linguistic theories in treebank development * treebanks as a basis for linguistic research * semantically and pragmatically annotated treebanks * evaluation and quality control of treebanks * tools for creation and management of treebanks * treebanks of less-resourced languages * theories, schemas, and applications for parallel treebanks * standards for treebanks


* Mark Steedman, University of Edinburgh, UK * Nianwen Xue, Brandeis University, USA


* Conference: November 30 and Dec 1, 2012 * Deadline for Paper submission: September 2, 2012 * Notification of acceptance: October 7, 2012 * Camera-ready paper submission: October 28, 2012 * Conference Registration deadline: October 31, 2012

Instructions for submission are available here: http://tlt11.clul.ul.pt/submission.html


Iris Hendrickx, University of Lisbon, Portugal (co-chair) Sandra Kübler, Indiana University, USA (co-chair) Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (co-chair)

Eckhard Bick, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark Johan Bos, Universtity of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Gosse Bouma, Universtity of Groningen, The Netherlands António Branco, University of Lisbon, Portugal Ernestina Carrilho, University of Lisbon, Portugal Koenraad De Smedt, Bergen University, Norway Markus Dickinson, Indiana University, USA Stefanie Dipper, Bochum University, Germany Dan Flickinger, Stanford University, USA Anette Frank, Heidelberg University, Germany Eva Hajičová, Charles University, Czech Republic Erhard Hinrichs, University of Tuebingen, Germany Julia Hockenmaier, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, USA Valia Kordoni, Saarland University, Germany Nuno Mamede, IST / INESC-ID, Portugal Amalia Mendes, University of Lisbon, Portugal Detmar Meurers, University of Tuebingen, Germany Yusuke Miyao, University of Tokyo, Japan Kaili Muurisep, Tartu University, Estonia Kemal Oflazer, Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar Sebastian Padó, Heidelberg University, Germany Marco Passarotti, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy Petya Osenova, Sofia University, Bulgaria Adam Przepiórkowski, University of Warsaw, Poland Victoria Rosén, Bergen University, Norway Caroline Sporleder, Saarland University, Germany Manfred Stede, University of Potsdam, Germany Gertjan van Noord, Universtity of Groningen, The Netherlands Martin Volk, University of Zurich, Switzerland Heike Zinsmeister, Konstanz University, Germany


Sandra Antunes Aida Cardoso Iris Hendrickx Amalia Mendes Sandra Pereira University of Lisbon, CLUL, Portugal

For more information or questions, contact Iris Hendrickx, [firstname] @clul.ul.pt, or visit the TLT website: http://tlt11.clul.ul.pt

Sandra Kuebler Indiana University Department of Linguistics Memorial Hall 322 1021 E. Third Street Bloomington IN 47405 USA phone: (812) 855-3268 fax: (812) 855-5363 email: skuebler at indiana.edu

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