[Corpora-List] CFP and Shared Task - Discourse Relation Parsing and Treebanking (DISRPT 2019)

Amir Zeldes Amir.Zeldes at georgetown.edu
Tue Dec 18 16:05:12 CET 2018

(apologies for cross-postings)

CFP and Shared Task - Discourse Relation Parsing and Treebanking (DISRPT 2019)

7th Workshop on Rhetorical Structure Theory and Related Formalisms

In conjunction with: NAACL 2019, June 6 or 7 (TBD)

<https://sites.google.com/view/disrpt2019> https://sites.google.com/view/disrpt2019

Study of coherence relations in frameworks such as RST, SDRT, and PDTB has experienced a revival in the last few years, in English and many other languages. Multiple sites are now actively engaged in the development of discourse parsers as a goal in itself, but also for applications such as sentiment analysis, argumentation mining, summarization, question answering, or machine translation evaluation. At the same time, evaluation of results in discourse parsing has proven complicated, and progress in integrating results across discourse treebanking frameworks has been slow.

DISRPT 2019 follows a series of biennial events on discourse relation studies, which were initially focused especially on RST. The 2019 workshop aims to broaden the scope of discussion to include different discourse theories (especially, but not limited to, RST, SDRT, and PDTB). We are interested in applied papers with a computational orientation, resource papers and work on discourse parsing, as well as papers that advance the field with novel theoretical contributions and promote cross-framework fertilization.

We invite submissions on the following and related topics, handling any language(s), and especially under-represented ones:

§ Discourse relations (segmentation, relation inventory, cognitive status of relations)

§ Discourse parsing in any formalism, including shallow and deep discourse parsing

§ Relation signaling (connectives and any other signals) and annotation

§ Applications of coherence relations in NLP

Invited Speaker

The invited speaker for the workshop will be Bonnie Webber (Institute for Language, Cognition, and Computation, University of Edinburgh) - title: TBA.

Shared Task - Discourse Unit Segmentation Across Formalisms

This workshop introduces the first iteration of a cross-formalism shared task on discourse unit segmentation. Since all major discourse parsing frameworks imply a segmentation of texts into segments, learning segmentations for and from diverse resources is a promising area for converging methods and insights. We will provide training, development and test datasets from all available languages in RST, SDRT, and PDTB, using a uniform format. Because different corpora, languages, and frameworks use different guidelines, the shared task will promote the design of flexible methods for dealing with various guidelines, and will help to push forward the discussion of converging standards for discourse units. For datasets which have treebanks, we will evaluate in two different scenarios: with and without gold syntax.

Important Dates

· Fri, Dec 28 - shared task sample data release

· Mon, Jan 21 - training data release

· Fri, Feb 15 - test data release

· Thu, Feb 28 - papers due (shared task & regular workshop papers)

· Wed, March 27 - notification of acceptance

· Fri, April 5 - camera-ready papers due

· June 6/7 (TBD) - workshop


Amir Zeldes (Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA)

Debopam Das (Humboldt University of Berlin; University of Potsdam, Germany)

Erick Galani Maziero (Universidade Federal de Lavras, Brazil)

Juliano Desiderato Antonio (Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brazil)

Mikel Iruskieta (University of the Basque Country, Spain)

Program Committee

Stergos Afantenos, IRIT - Université Paul Sabatier, France

Farah Benamara, IRIT - Université Paul Sabatier, France

Irene Castellon, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Johann Christian Chiarcos, Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Germany

Maria Beatriz Nascimento Decat, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Iria da Cunha, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain

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, Universität Heidelberg, Germany

Ekaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany

Jiri Mirovsky, Charles University, Czech Republic

Anna Nedoluzhko, Charles University, Czech Republic

Thiago Pardo, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Lucie Polakova, Charles University, Czech Republic

Gisela Redeker, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Hannah Rohde, University of Edinburgh, UK

Gerardo Sierra, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

Christian Stab, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

Manfred Stede, Universität Potsdam, Germany

Juan-Manuel Torres, Laboratoire Informatique d'Avignon, France

Nianwen Xue, Brandeis University, USA

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