[Elsnet-list] TLT05 2nd Call for Papers

Montserrat Civit civit at thera-clic.com
Fri Jun 17 09:22:44 CEST 2005

        *****2nd Call for Papers*****

**The Fourth Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT 2005)**
                        Barcelona, 9-10 December 2005

URL: http://clic.fil.ub.es/personal/civit/tlt05cfp.html

Workshop motivation and aims
Treebanks are a language resource that provides annotations of natural 
languages at various levels of structure: at the word level, the phrase 
level, the sentence level, and sometimes also at the level of 
function-argument structure. Treebanks have become crucially important for 
the development of data-driven approaches to natural language processing, 
human language technologies, grammar extraction and linguistic research in 
general. There are a number of on-going projects on compilation of 
representative treebanks for languages that still lack them (Bulgarian, 
Catalan, Danish, Portugese, Spanish, Turkish) and a number of on-going 
projects on compilation of treebanks for specific purposes for languages that 
already have them (English). In addition, there are projects that go beyond 
syntactic analysis to include different kinds of semantic and pragmatic 
The practices of building syntactically processed corpora have proved that 
aiming at more detailed description of the data becomes more and more 
theory-dependent (Prague Dependency Treebank and other dependency-based 
treebanks such as the Danish dependency treebank, the Italian treebank (TUT), 
and the Turkish treebank (METU); Verbmobil HPSG Treebanks, Polish HPSG 
Treebank, Bulgarian HPSG-based Treebank, etc.). Therefore the development of 
treebanks and formal linguistic theories need to be more tightly connected in 
order to ensure the necessary information flow between them.
This series of workshops aims at being a forum for researchers and advanced 
students working in these areas. The fourth workshop will be held in 
Barcelona, Spain, 9-10 December 2005. (The first was held in Sozopol, 
Bulgaria in September 2002; see http://www.bultreebank.org/Proceedings.html), 
the second one in Växjö, Sweden in November 2003 
(http://w3.msi.vxu.se/~rics/TLT2003/ and the third one in Tübingen, Germany 
in December 2004 (http://www.sfs.uni-tuebingen.de/tlt04/).

Topics of interest
We invite submission of papers on topics relevant to treebanks and linguistic 
theories, including but not limited to:

    design principles and annotation schemes for treebanks;
    applications of treebanks in acquiring linguistic knowledge and NLP;
    the role of linguistic theories in treebank development;
    treebanks as a basis for linguistic research;
    semantically annotated treebanks;
    evaluation of treebanks;
    tools for creation and management of treebanks;
    standards for treebanks.

Important dates
Deadline for workshop abstract submission
    11 July 2005
Notification of acceptance
    7 September 2005
Final version of paper for workshop proceedings
    7 October 2005
    9-10 December 2005

We invite extended abstracts (maximum 1500 words) describing existing research 
connected to the topics of the workshop. Please note that as reviewing will 
be blind, the abstract should not include the authors' names and 
affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, 
e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", should be avoided. Instead, 
use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991)...". Electronic 
submission (ps or pdf) is strongly encouraged.
Each submission should additionally include in the accompanying email: title; 
author(s); affiliation(s); and contact author's e-mail address, postal 
address, telephone and fax numbers.

    Abstracts should be sent to: mcivit at ub.edu clearly indicating in the 
subject line: "TLT05 submission"

The presentation at the workshop will be 25 minutes long (20 minutes for 
presentation and 5 minutes for questions and discussion). The final version 
of the accepted papers may not exceed 12 A4 pages. 

Invited speakers

Manfred Pinkal, Professor of Computational Linguistics at the Department of 
Computational Linguistics & Phonetics of the Saarland University 

Frank Van Eynde, Centrum voor Computerlinguïstiek Katholieke Universiteit 
Leuven (http://www.ccl.kuleuven.ac.be/~frank/) 

Program committee
Emily Bender, USA
Thorsten Brants, USA
Montserrat Civit, Spain (co-chair)
Koenraad de Smedt, Norway
Tomaz Erjavec, Slovenia
Annette Frank, Germany
Jan Hajic, Czech Republic
Josef van Genabith, Ireland
Erhard Hinrichs, Germany
Timo Järvinen, Finland
Sandra Kübler, Germany (co-chair)
M. Antònia Martí, Spain (co-chair)
Yuji Matsumoto, Japan
Detmar Meurers, USA
John Nerbonne, The Netherlands
Joakim Nivre, Sweden
Stephan Oepen, Norway, USA
Karel Oliva, Austria, Czech Republic
Petya Osenova, Bulgaria
Ferran Pla, Spain
Horacio Rodríguez, Spain
Kiril Simov, Bulgaria
Martin Volk, Sweden

Sponsoring organisations
Universitat de Barcelona
SEPLN Sociedad Española para el Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural 

Montserrat Civit Torruella
CLiC Centre de Llenguatge i Computació (UB)
Edifici Florensa
C/ Adolf Florensa s/n
08028 Barcelona
URL: http://clic.fil.ub.es/personal/civit/
mailto: civit at thera-clic.com
tel: 93.403.45.58
fax: 93.403.46.78
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