[Corpora-List] MOMA 2015 - Models for Modality Annotation - DEADLINE EXTENSION : 5 January 2015

Paola Pietrandrea paolapietrandrea at gmail.com
Sun Dec 21 21:42:22 CET 2014

> DEADLINE EXTENSION : 5 January 2015
> MOMA 2015 - Models for Modality Annotation
> malvinanissim.github.io/moma2015
> Workshop co-located with IWCS 2015 - London, 14 April 2015
> http://iwcs2015.github.io
> The notion of modality involves a spectrum of phenomena that are pervasive
> in language but far from being formalised. For an exhaustive formalisation,
> a joint effort by computational, corpus, and formal linguists as well as
> language typologists is required.
> Computationally, the automatic identification and interpretation of
> modalised statements is a prime concern in a large number of applications,
> especially with the recent attention to opinion mining and social networks.
> In corpus linguistics studies of modality-related phenomena, researchers
> use an incremental method based on redefining categories after assessing
> agreement through several rounds of manual annotation, with the aim of
> finding the right balance between feasibility and expressivity of
> categories. Formally, and from a comparative linguistics perspective,
> characterisations are sought of the range of modal types and their marking
> across the languages of the world, towards a complete classification of
> modal functions.
> Insights from these traditions are crucial for the advancement of
> computational work on modality, since a comprehensive scheme for producing
> reliable annotated data must obviously be usable from a computational
> perspective, but it also has to rely on a solid theoretical base. In other
> words, a balance must be found between accuracy and detailing in the
> description of the phenomenon, and preventing proliferation of labels which
> might cause data to be too sparse to learn from, and also lower agreement
> among annotators.
> The main aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from all
> involved fields to join efforts in defining exhaustive and at the same time
> usable representations of modality, towards working, implementable
> annotation standards. **Beside the contribution of peer-reviewed research
> papers, we envisage a truly hands-on event as part of this workshop, where
> we would like to encourage participants to possibly try each other's
> annotation tools and schemes, and set up a roadmap for reaching shared
> standards in the annotation of modality.**
> Papers are solicited on topics such as (list not exhaustive):
> - annotation schemes for modality
> - resources annotated for modality
> - automatic approaches to modality detection/interpretation
> - cross-linguistic formalisations of modality
> - concrete strategies for the annotation of modality
> - issues with modality annotation of speech
> - issues with polarity and negation
> - annotation tools for marking modality
> - linguistic issues
> - profile-based approaches to modality
> James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University
> Standard research papers should be a mamximum of 8 pages long, including
> references. We also encourage submission of short papers of maximum 4 pages
> (references included), for describing technical issues concerning
> annotation, or a very specific modality phenomenon, for example. All papers
> should be electronically submitted in PDF format via EasyChair (
> https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=moma2015). Submissions must be
> anonymous and follow the IWCS formatting guidelines (
> http://iwcs2015.github.io/category/submissions.html). The deadline for
> submission is 21st December 2014. The accepted papers will be part of the
> conference proceedings and will be published electronically in the ACL
> Anthology.
> ** NEW ** -- A selection of papers will be published in a special issue on
> modality of Linguistic Issues in Language Technology (LiLT).
> Submission deadline 05.01.2014
> Notification of acceptance 02.02.2015
> Camera ready version 25.02.2015
> Workshop 14.04.2015
> Johan van der Auwera, University of Antwerp
> Delphine Battistelli, Paris 10 Nanterre
> Anette Frank, Heidelberg University
> Dylan Glynn, University of Paris 8
> Ferdinand de Haan, Oracle Language Technology Group
> Iris Hendrickx, University of Nijmegen
> Caterina Mauri, University of Pavia
> Marjorie McShane, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
> Roser Morante, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
> James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University
> Andrea Sansň, University of Insubria
> Roser Saurí, University Pompeu Fabra
> Caroline Sporleder, Trier University
> Veronika Vincze, University of Szeged
> Malvina Nissim, University of Groningen
> Paola Pietrandrea, University of Tours and CNRS LLL
> If have any enquiries/comments about the workshop or the submission
> procedure, please just contact us via email:
> m dot nissim at rug dot nl
> paolapietrandrea at gmail dot com
> With the support of the Laboratoire Ligérien de Linguistique
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