[Corpora-List] CFP - Collaborative book on MWE representation and parsing (deadline extension)

Yannick Parmentier yannick.parmentier at univ-orleans.fr
Tue Mar 29 17:02:36 CEST 2016

Apologies for cross-postings. Deadline extension: May, 8th.

*********************************************************** Collaborative book on MWE Representation and Parsing Call for Chapter proposals

We invite abstracts of contributions for the following planned volume.

With best regards,

Yannick Parmentier and Jakub Waszczuk (WG2 leaders)


Provisional title:

"Mutliword Expressions: Representation and Parsing"


Yannick Parmentier (Orléans) & Jakub Waszczuk (Blois) parseme-wg2-book at listes.univ-orleans.fr


While Multiword expressions (MWEs) have been attracting attention for a long time because of their idiosyncratic properties going beyond word boundaries, they remain a challenge for both linguistic theories and natural language applications.

A contrastive study on the representation of MWEs within various languages and frameworks has been carried out recently in the context of the Working Group 1 of the PARSEME Action. This study will appear as a special issue of the "Empirically Oriented Theoretical Morphology and Syntax" series at Language Science Press (http://langsci-press.org/).

Please note that publishing within these series is free (for both authors and readers) since LSP is built on an open access policy, see http://langsci-press.org/about.

The planned volume will appear within the same series and aims at providing the NLP research community with a sharing of experience from MWE experts who have been experimenting with the design of linguistic resources allowing for MWE parsing.

Possible topics for contributions include:

A) Implemented grammars:

How to encode the syntactic and/or semantic properties of MWEs

within formal grammars ?

How to account for various degrees of flexibility of MWEs ?

How to represent MWEs which exhibit both syntactic variability and

semantic non-compositionality ? Is there a connection between

semantic and syntactic flexibility?

How do linguistic theories and / or grammatical frameworks

influence MWE representations within implemented grammars ?

How to evaluate the coverage of implemented grammars with respect

to MWEs ?

Can we define abstract models (e.g. metagrammars) of MWEs'

properties that would capture linguistic richness of MWEs

independently of particular grammatical frameworks ? If so, how

can such models help to reduce the cost of MWE-aware resource

development ? Can they adapt to different languages ?

How to represent MWEs within strongly lexicalized formalisms ?

B) Challenging MWE examples:

What types of "transformations" (such as passivization, internal

modification, pronominalization, participation to long distance

dependency phenomena, control and binding phenomena) can be

applied to MWEs? Can those transformations be easily captured

within (lexicalized or not) formal grammar ?

How to account for morphological flexibility at the lexical level

? at the grammatical level (e.g. agreement) ?

How to tackle language-specific challenges in encoding MWEs in

formal grammars ?

C) Parsing MWE:

What statistical and / or symbolic frameworks support MWE parsing?

How to enrich parsers with information about MWEs within treebanks?

How to reconcile linguistic precision and computational efficiency

when parsing MWEs ?

How do syntactic parsing and semantic representation relate in the

context of MWEs ?

D) Cross-linguistic comparison of MWE representations and analyses

How to reuse material from grammars for other languages or

frameworks (cross-language and cross-framework grammar design) ?

Can MWE parsing benefit from representations and annotations of

MWEs in other languages ? Other frameworks ?


We invite the submission of abstracts of chapters (2 pages) by May 8, 2016.

The outline should clearly express the topic, indicate whether electronic resources are available and give the status of the work (completed or in progress).

Selected abstracts will be presented during the automn meeting of the Working Group “Parsing Techniques for MWE” of the COST Action IC 1207 PARSEME (Parsing Multiword Expressions) in Dubrovnik, Croatia (26-27 September, 2016).

Reimbursement for participation at this meeting might be available for authors of selected abstracts according to COST regulations. Please contact the editors for details.

Submissions should mention “MWE Volume” in the subject line and be sent to parseme-wg2-book at listes.univ-orleans.fr

Preliminary schedule:

January 2016: Call for abstracts sent out

May 8, 2016: Deadline for abstract submissions

Mid June 2016: Notification of pre-selection

September 26-27, 2016 (Parseme meeting in Dubrovnik): Presentation of the contribution proposals.

October 31, 2016: deadline for first versions of the chapters.

December 14, 2016: comments, notifications of acceptance sent out.

January 30, 2017: deadline for final versions.

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