The 10th Linguistic Annotation Workshop (The LAW X) http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/conf/law-x-2016
Held in conjunction with ACL 2016, Berlin/Germany, August 2016 Sponsored by the ACL Special Interest Group on Annotation (SIGANN)
Invited speaker: Marie-Catherine de Marneffe, The Ohio State University
IMPORTANT DATES ===================== All submission deadlines are at 11:59 p.m. PST 8 May 2016: Workshop Paper Due Date (will not be extended) 5 June 2016: Notification of Acceptance 22 June 2016: Camera-ready papers due 11 August 2016: Workshop Date
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION ========================
Linguistic annotation of natural language corpora is the backbone of supervised methods for statistical natural language processing. It also provides valuable data for evaluation of both rule-based and supervised systems and can help formalize and study linguistic phenomena.
The LAW provides a forum for presentation and discussion of innovative research on all aspects of linguistic annotation, including creation/evaluation of annotation schemes, methods for automatic and manual annotation, use and evaluation of annotation software and frameworks, representation of linguistic data and annotations, evaluation of manual and automatically-produced annotations, etc.
SPECIAL THEME ======================= We encourage submission of papers relating to this year's theme: Evaluation of Annotation Quality.
This special theme considers current practice in evaluation of linguistic annotations and its successes and failures by asking questions such as: How are we as a community measuring inter-annotator agreement to date, and are there sounder ways to measure it? How can we estimate the annotation quality of existing resources, and what can be done to document annotated data to help others assess its reliability?
We encourage submissions addressing the following topics related to the special theme: How agreement is measured in various (new or existing) annotation projects, and what the different scores tell us in each case. Good acceptance thresholds for different annotation tasks and metrics, and/or how to determine them. Previously proposed but not widely used measures for agreement or annotation quality. Proposals for quantitative or qualitative methods to measure agreement or annotation quality. Proposals for documentation of published resources to support their evaluation, means and methods to achieve community evaluation of linguistically-annotated resources, etc.
WORKSHOP TOPICS ======================= We welcome submissions of long and short papers, posters, and demonstrations, relating to the topics of the special theme and to any aspect of linguistic annotation, including:
== Annotation procedures == - Innovative automated and manual strategies for annotation. - Machine learning and knowledge-based methods for automation of corpus annotation. - Creation, maintenance, and interactive exploration of annotation structures and annotated data.
== Annotation evaluation == - Inter-annotator agreement and other evaluation metrics and strategies. - Qualitative evaluation of linguistic representation.
== Annotation access and use == - Representation formats/structures for merged annotations of different phenomena, and means to explore/manipulate them. - Linguistic considerations for merging annotations of distinct phenomena.
== Annotation schemes, guidelines and standards == - New and innovative annotation schemes, comparison of annotation schemes. - Best practices for annotation procedures and/or development and documentation of annotation schemes. - Interoperability of annotation formats and/or frameworks among different systems as well as different tasks, frameworks, modalities, and languages. - Results on the application and evaluation of standards for (linguistic) annotation.
== Annotation software and frameworks == - Development, evaluation and/or innovative use of annotation software frameworks.
SUBMISSIONS and REVIEWING =========================
Submissions should report original and unpublished research on topics of interest for the workshop. Accepted papers are expected to be presented at the workshop, and will be published in the workshop proceedings. They should emphasize obtained results rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results.
A paper accepted for presentation at the workshop must not be or have been presented at any other meeting with publicly available proceedings.
The maximum length is eight (8) pages of content for long papers and four (4) pages of content for short papers, plus up to two (2) pages of references. At the workshop, papers will be presented as oral presentations, posters or systems demonstrations.
Reviewing of papers will be double-blind. Therefore, the paper must not include the authors' names and affiliations or self-references that reveal the authors’ identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ..." should be replaced with citations such as "Smith (1991) previously showed ...". Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review. Authors of papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must provide this information to the workshop co-chairs (law-x-2016 at ml.coli.uni-saarland.de). Authors of accepted papers must notify the program chairs within 10 days of acceptance if the paper is withdrawn for any reason.
Submissions must be in PDF format and must use the ACL 2016 style files.
LAW-X encourages the submission of supplementary material, e.g., data sets or software. Nonetheless, supplementary material should be supplementary (rather than central) to the paper. It may include explanations or details of proofs or derivations that do not fit into the paper, lists of features or feature templates, sample inputs and outputs for a system, pseudo-code or source code, and data. The paper should not rely on the supplementary material: while the paper may refer to and cite the supplementary material and the supplementary material will be available to reviewers, they will not be asked to review or even download the supplementary material. Authors should refer to the contents of the supplementary material in the paper submission, so that reviewers interested in these supplementary details will know where to look.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the program co-chairs (law-x-2016 at coli.uni-saarland.de).
Workshop Chairs ================= Katrin Tomanek (OpenTable) Annemarie Friedrich (Saarland University)
Organizing Committee ================= Stefanie Dipper (Ruhr University Bochum) Chu-Ren Huang (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) Nancy Ide (Vassar College) Lori Levin (Carnegie-Mellon University) Adam Meyers (New York University) Antonio Pareja-Lora (Universidad Complutense de Madrid / ATLAS, UNED) Massimo Poesio (University of Trento) Sameer Pradhan (Boulder Learning, Inc.) Ines Rehbein (Saarland University) Manfred Stede (University of Potsdam) Fei Xia (University of Washington) Nianwen Xue (Brandeis University) Heike Zinsmeister (University of Hamburg)
Program Committee ================ Adam Meyers Alexis Palmer Andreas Witt Ani Nenkova Ann Bies Anna Nedoluzhko Antonio Pareja-Lora Aravind Joshi Kim Gerdes Archna Bhatia Barbara Plank Bonnie Webber Caroline Sporleder Christian Chiarcos Christiane Fellbaum Chu-Ren Huang Collin Baker Dirk Hovy Djamé Seddah Els Lefever Fei Xia Heike Zinsmeister Ines Rehbein Joel Tetreault James Pustejovsky Josef Ruppenhofer Lori Levin Manfred Pinkal Manfred Stede Markus Dickinson Martha Palmer Massimo Poesio Nancy Ide Nathan Schneider Nianwen Xue Nicoletta Calzolari Omri Abend Özlem Çetinoğlu Rebecca Passonneau Sameer Pradhan Sandra Kübler Stefanie Dipper Tomaž Erjavec Udo Hahn Valia Kordoni
-- Kind Regards,
Ph.D. Candidate / Research Staff Member Doktorandin / Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin at the Department of Computational Linguistics Saarland University http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/~afried