[Corpora-List] CFP Deadline Extension for ESSLLI Workshop "Integrating Perspectives on Discourse Annotation" in Utrecht

Detmar Meurers dm at sfs.uni-tuebingen.de
Thu Feb 27 10:17:14 CET 2020


CFP Deadline Extension

for the ESSLLI Workshop

Integrating Perspectives on Discourse Annotation

https://discannworkshop.github.io

to be held August 3-7, 2020 in Utrecht

Extended Paper submission deadline: March 8

Invited Speaker: Bonnie Webber (U. of Edinburgh)

Reflecting the substantial interest in analyzing language beyond the sentence level in linguistics, computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, and applied domains, this workshop aims at bringing together researchers from the various subdisciplines that are working on aspects of discourse annotation. Advances in formal pragmatics are extending the empirical reach of linguistic analyses. Computational linguistic research on dialogue and discourse structure has produced multi-layer corpus annotation efforts such as NXT Switchboard or the Penn Discourse Treebank. Applications include dialogue systems and argumentation mining.

This workshop is designed as a joint forum for the range of perspectives on discourse feeding and complementing each other. This includes research on the analysis and annotation of

- discourse relations, be it related to frameworks such as RST, SDRT,

or applications such as argumentation mining, and

- information structural concepts (Topic/Focus, Givenness, Questions

under Discussion).

Equally of interest are methodological issues related to such annotation, such as reflections on

- manual annotation, e.g., evaluating annotations schemes and the

reliability of the annotation,

- crowdsourcing annotation, potentially supporting the annotation of

some aspects for larger data sets, and

- the automatic labelling using computational approaches.

Relatedly, we are interested in a discussion of the sources of evidence that different annotation schemes and annotation methods rely on. Where are annotations based on linguistic forms (bottom-up observable in the language data) and where are they grounded in discourse properties (top-down, from context or task)?

The workshop is designed to foster the interaction and cooperation of researchers working in different frameworks and using different annotations methods and document the current state-of-the-art in the field of discourse annotation.

Submissions:

We invite papers of 4 pages (plus unlimited references) using the short paper ACL 2020 style templates available for LaTeX and Word at http://acl2020.org/downloads/acl2020-templates.zip or on Overleaf at https://overleaf.com/latex/templates/acl-2020-proceedings-template/zsrkcwjptpcd

Based on the workshop theme, topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- the analysis and annotation of discourse relations, be it related to

frameworks such as RST, SDRT, or applications such as argumentation

mining

- the analysis and annotation of information structural concepts

(Topic/Focus, Givenness, Questions under Discussion)

- methodological issues, such as reflections on i) manual annotation,

e.g., evaluating annotations schemes and the reliability of the

annotation, ii) crowdsourcing annotation, potentially supporting the

annotation of some aspects for larger data sets, and iii) the

automatic labelling using computational approaches.

- project descriptions and progress reports for research focused on or

integrating discourse annotation

- tools that support discourse annotation concepts and goals,

including conceptual explorations of wish lists or tool

specifications

- research speaking to the gap between qualitative linguistic analysis

and empirically broad analysis of ecologically valid data

While the presentation language at the workshop is English, we encourage research on a broad range of languages.

Submission are submitted electronically using EasyChair:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=discann2020

Reviewing will be double blind, so obvious self-references should be avoided and acknowledgements should not be included. We will electronically publish proceedings with the accepted, final versions of the papers (in a form with a permanent URN making it citable).

Program Committee:

Lisa Brunetti (Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7, France) Harry Bunt (Tilburg University, Netherlands) Christian Chiarcos (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany) Marie-Catherine de Marneffe (The Ohio State University, USA) Cornelia Ebert (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany) Katrin Erk (The University of Texas at Austin, USA) Eva Hajičová (Charles University, Czech Republic) Graeme Hirst (University of Toronto, Canada) Andrew Kehler (UC San Diego, USA) Alex Lascarides (University of Edinburgh, Scotland) Anke Lüdeling (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany) Ines Rehbein (University of Mannheim, Germany) Arndt Riester (University of Cologne, Germany) Hannah Rohde (University of Edinburgh, Scotland) Merel C.J. Scholman (Saarland University, Germany) Manfred Stede (University of Potsdam, Germany) Simone Teufel (University of Cambridge, England) Judith Tonhauser (University of Stuttgart, Germany) Klaus von Heusinger (University of Cologne, Germany) Bonnie Webber (University of Edinburgh, Scotland) Amir Zeldes (Georgetown University, USA) Deniz Zeyrek (Middle East Technical University, Turkey) Šárka Zikánová (Charles University, Czech Republic)

Organizers/Chairs:

Kordula De Kuthy (University of Tübingen, Germany) Detmar Meurers (University of Tübingen, Germany)

For any questions, contact us at:

discann at sfs.uni-tuebingen.de



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