*** Extended deadline: June 9, 2017 ***
Final Call for Papers Rhetorical Structure Theory, and in general the study of coherence relations, has experienced a revival in the last few years, in English and in other languages (da Cunha 2016; Iruskieta et al. 2016; Matthiessen & Teruya 2015; Zeldes 2016). Multiple sites are now actively engaged in the development of discourse parsers (Feng and Hirst 2014; Joty et al. 2015; Surdeanu et al. 2015; Xue 2016), as a goal in themselves, but also with applications in mind such as sentiment analysis, argumentation mining, summarization, question answering, or machine translation evaluation (Benamara et al., to appear; Gerani et al. to appear; Durrett et al. 2016; Peldszus & Stede 2016; Scarton et al. 2016; Schouten & Frasincar 2016; among many others).
The proposed workshop follows a series of specialized events on Rhetorical Structure Theory and discourse studies, organized first in Brazil (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013) as part of Brazilian NLP conferences, and then in Spain in 2015, as part of the Spanish NLP conference (https://sites.google.com/site/workshoprst2015/).
The 6th edition of the workshop will be held on September 4th, 2017, as a satellite meeting of the International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG 2017 – https://eventos.citius.usc.es/inlg2017/index) in Spain (Santiago de Compostela). This will be broader workshop, drawing program committee members and participants not only from RST, but from the wider field of discourse parsing and coherence relations, in RST and in related theories and approximations (SDRT, PDTB, CCR). We are interested in applied papers, with a computational orientation, but also in papers that propose to move the field forward with novel theoretical contributions.
We invite submissions on the following and related topics: - Theoretical explorations of RST (segmentation, relation inventory, cognitive status of relations) - Relation signalling (connectives, but also any other signals) - Discourse parsing, in RST or related theories, moving ahead from shallow to deep discourse parsing - (Computational) applications of RST and coherence relations in general
PAPER SUBMISSION AND EVALUATION Participants may submit long or short papers to workshop.rst at gmail.com until June 2nd, 2017. Long papers are most appropriate for presenting substantial research results and must not exceed eight (8) pages of content, with up to two additional pages for references. Short papers are more appropriate for presenting an ongoing research effort and must not exceed four (4) pages, with up to one extra page for references. Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL Anthology proceedings and be anonymised for double blind reviewing. NAACL offers both LaTeX style files and Microsoft Word templates.
Call for Workshop papers or abstracts: April 2017 *** Submissions due: June 9, 2017 ***
Notification of acceptance: July 3, 2017
Camera-ready papers due: July 20, 2017
Papers will be published in the workshop proceedings, likely to be made available through the ACL Anthology. Papers which do not adhere to the ACL format will not be published.
REGISTRATION Authors of accepted papers must register for INLG at https://eventos.citius.usc.es/inlg2017/registration.
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Maite Taboada (Simon Fraser University, Canada) Iria da Cunha (Universidad Nacional de Educaciůn a Distancia, Spain) Paula Cardoso (Universidade Federal de Lavras, Brazil) Juliano Desiderato Antonio (Universidade Estadual de MaringŠ, Brazil) Erick Galani Maziero (Interinstitutional Center for Computational Linguistics, Brazil) Mikel Iruskieta (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
PROGRAM COMMITTEE Stergos Afantenos, IRIT - Universitť Paul Sabatier, France Farah Benamara, IRIT - Universitť Paul Sabatier, France Irene Castellon, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain Christian Chiarcos, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitšt Frankfurt, Germany Maria Beatriz Nascimento Decat, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil Barbara Di Eugenio, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Arantza Diaz de Ilarraza, University of the Basque Country, Spain Flavius Frasincar, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands Maria Eduarda Giering, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil Nancy Green, University of North Carolina, USA Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto, Canada Kerstin Kunz, Universitšt Heidelberg, Germany Ekaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski, Universitšt des Saarlandes, Germany Julia Lavid, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain Jiri Mirovsky, Charles University, Czech Republic Anna Nedoluzhko, Charles University, Czech Republic Thiago Pardo, Universidade de S„o Paulo, Brazil Lucie Polakova, Charles University, Czech Republic Gisela Redeker, University of Groningen, Netherlands Hannah Rohde, University of Edinburgh, UK Horacio Saggion, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain Gerardo Sierra, Universidad Nacional Autůnoma de Mťxico, Mexico Christian Stab, Technische Universitšt Darmstadt, Germany Manfred Stede, Universitšt Potsdam, Germany Juan-Manuel Torres, Laboratoire Informatique d'Avignon, France Nianwen Xue, Brandeis University, USA Amir Zeldes, Georgetown University, USA
-- Maite Taboada Professor Department of Linguistics Simon Fraser University 8888 University Dr. Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada
Tel +1-778-782-5585 mtaboada at sfu.ca http://www.sfu.ca/~mtaboada
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