[Corpora-List] Call for Participation: 17th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories

Stephan Oepen oe at ifi.uio.no
Wed Nov 14 15:03:20 CET 2018

[with apologies for cross-posting]

Dear Colleagues,

please see below an invitation to participate in the 17th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories, to be held mid-December 2018 in wintery Oslo, Norway.

The organizing team has worked hard to make a visit to Oslo interesting and affordable. Please see the conference web site below for the list of accepted papers and for discounted hotel rates and participant fees.

Velkommen til Norge!

Dag Haug, Stephan Oepen, and Lilja Řvrelid

17th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT)

(Not Limited to Morphology and Syntax)

Thursday, December 13, and Friday, December 14, 2018

University of Oslo, Norway



For the 17th time in about as many years, the International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT) will bring together developers and users of linguistically annotated natural language corpora. TLT17 will be held on Thursday and Friday, December 13 and 14, 2018, on the campus of the University of Oslo (Norway). Please mark your calendars!


As part of the main workshop, there will be two invited keynotes:

+ Using Weak Signal in NLP

Malvina Nissim

(University of Groningen)

+ Coordination in Universal Dependencies

Adam Przepiórkowski,

(Polish Academy of Sciences and University of Warsaw)

The scientific programme will be comprised of 15 oral presentations of papers selected by the programme committee (from among 21 submissions). Please see below for the list of accepted papers.

A panel discussion will reflect on the relationship between grammatical structure in treebanks and contemporary (e.g. neural) Natural Language Processing:

Syntactico-Semantic Representations in Natural Language Processing:

Vital, Venerable, or Vacuous?

Thursday evening (December 13, 2018) will feature a conference banquet in a historic location in downtown Oslo. Following completion of the scientific programme on Friday afternoon, there will be opportunities for cross-country skiing not far from the university (snow-permitting).


On-line registration is accessible via the ‘Registration’ sub-page of the conference web site:


The ‘Location’ sub-page has suggestions for conference accommodation, including discount agreements with two hotels in downtown Oslo. Please note that discounted hotel rates are only guaranteed until November 18, so why not make travel arrangements already this week?


+ RRGbank: A Role and Reference Grammar Corpus of Syntactic Structures

Extracted from the Penn Treebank

Tatiana Bladier, Andreas van Cranenburgh, Kilian Evang, Laura

Kallmeyer, Robin Möllemann and Rainer Osswald

+ Comparing Two Methods for Adding Enhanced Dependencies to UD


Gosse Bouma

+ Potsdam Commentary Corpus 2.1 in ANNIS3 (with Demonstration)

Peter Bourgonje and Manfred Stede

+ Parsed Annotation with Semantic Calculation

Alastair Butler and Stephen Wright Horn

+ Data Conversion and Consistency of Monolingual Corpora: Russian UD


Kira Droganova, Olga Lyashevskaya and Daniel Zeman

+ Measuring Evolution of Implemented Grammars

Dan Flickinger

+ Defining Verbal Synonyms: between Syntax and Semantics

Eva Fučíková, Eva Hajičová, Jan Hajič and Zdeňka Urešová

+ Quantitative word order typology with UD

Matías Guzmán Naranjo and Laura Becker

+ Universal Dependencies and a Non-Native Czech

Jirka Hana and Barbora Hladka

+ On the Development of a Large-Scale Corpus for Native Language


Sardar Jaf and Thomas G Hudson

+ Reflexives in Universal Dependencies

Sonja Marković and Daniel Zeman

+ Wikinflection: Massive semi-supervised generation of multilingual

inflectional corpus from Wiktionary

Eleni Metheniti and Günter Neumann

+ Preprocessing Does Matter: Parsing Non-Segmented Arabic

Noor Abo Mokh and Sandra Kübler

+ Domain Adaptation in Dependency Parsing via Transformation Based

Error Driven Learning

Atreyee Mukherjee and Sandra Kübler

+ Sequence2Sequence or Perceptrons for Lemmatization. A thorough error


Tobias Pütz, Daniël de Kok, Sebastian Pütz and Erhard Hinrichs


Reviewing of submissions and selection of the conference programme has been managed by the TLT17 Programme Committee, duly co-chaired by:

+ Marie Candito, Université Paris Diderot, France + Jan Hajič, Charles University, Czech Republic + Dag Haug, University of Oslo, Norway + Stephan Oepen, University of Oslo, Norway + Lilja Řvrelid, University of Oslo, Norway

To inquire about the scientific programme or questions of logistics for the conference more generally, please email ‘tlt-17 at ifi.uio.no’.

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