[Corpora-List] 2nd CFP for LAW-DMR 2021

Nianwen Xue nwxmail at gmail.com
Tue Jul 13 21:23:20 CEST 2021

2nd Call for Papers: the Joint 15th Linguistic Annotation Workshop (LAW) and 3rd Designing Meaning Representations (DMR) Workshop

**LAW-DMR Workshop Overview**

Linguistic annotation of natural language corpora is the backbone of supervised methods of statistical natural language processing and has contributed to breakthroughs in practical natural language applications, most notably in Machine Translation, Machine Reading, Question Answering, and Recognizing Textual Entailment. Nonetheless, challenges remain in developing systems that can actually ``understand'' human language, including the ability to track entities in a text, understand the relations between these entities, track events and their participants described in a text, understand how events unfold in time, and distinguish events that have actually happened from events that are planned or intended, are uncertain, or did not happen at all. The fifteenth LAW and third DMR workshops are combined for the first time to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of innovative research on all aspects of linguistic annotation, with a special focus on the design and annotation of representations of the various elements of meaning contributing to natural language understanding.

Given that this is the first joint LAW and DMR workshop, a goal of this workshop will be to explore multi-layered annotations and how different types of annotations can be brought together to enhance progress towards true understanding. This may include annotation schemas representing multiple facets of meaning (for example, both semantic roles and coreference), or leveraging one type of annotation to bootstrap obtaining another (for example, leveraging automatic SRL for a sentential meaning representation). This may also include annotations from multiple modalities (for example, transcribed text and accompanying images), as understanding can often hinge upon linguistic meaning within a particular situated context.

Invited speakers include Prof Joyce Chai of the University of Michigan and Prof. Stephan Oepen of University of Oslo. This workshop will either be a hybrid format with both in-person and virtual attendance or fully virtual.

WORKSHOP WEBSITE: https://sigann.github.io/LAW-DMR-2021

**Call for Papers**

We accept two types of submissions, long papers and short papers the ACL submission policy on submission, review, and citation: https://www.aclweb.org/adminwiki/index.php?title=ACL_Policies_for_Submis...

Long papers may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus unlimited references, short papers may consist of up to four (4) pages of content; final versions will be given one additional page of content so that reviewers' comments can be taken into account. Submissions should be sent in electronic forms, using the Softconf START conference management system: https://www.softconf.com/emnlp2021/LAW-DMR

We invite original research papers from a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:

Creation/evaluation of annotation schemas and meaning representations; Cross-framework comparison of annotations and meaning representations; Methods for manual and automatic annotation, including automatic parsing of meaning representations; Use and evaluation of annotation software and frameworks; Semi-supervised "human in the loop" methods of annotation and crowd-sourcing approaches; Using annotations and meaning representations in real-world applications; Issues in applying annotations and meaning representations to multilingual settings; Multi-layered and multi-modal annotations; Any other topics that address the design, processing, and use of linguistic annotations and/or meaning representations.

Submissions are open to all, and are to be submitted anonymously. All papers will be refereed through a double-blind peer review process by at least three reviewers with final acceptance decisions made by the workshop organizers.

**Important Dates**

Workshop papers due: August 5, 2021 Notification of acceptance: September 5, 2021 Camera-ready papers due: September 15, 2021 Workshop date: November 10 or 11, 2021

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