CALL FOR PAPERS
====================================================== High-level Methodologies for Grammar Engineering (HMGE 2013) ESSLLI 2013 Workshop (Language and Computation Area) University of Düsseldorf, Germany August 12-16, 2013 http://www.univ-orleans.fr/lifo/evenements/HMGE13/ ======================================================
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], 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 http://esslli2013.de/.
IMPORTANT DATES ===============
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: http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0
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  ...") 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:
PROGRAM COMMITEE ================
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
ORGANIZING COMMITEE ===================
Denys Duchier (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)
Yannick Parmentier (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)
Information about the Workshop is available at the HMGE workshop website: http://www.univ-orleans.fr/lifo/evenements/HMGE13/ E-mail:hmge13 at easychair.org