[Elsnet-list] Call for Participation: EACL 2006 Workshop on Multi-dimensional Markup in NLP/5th Workshop on NLP and XML

David Ahn ahn at science.uva.nl
Tue Mar 14 16:40:10 CET 2006


                        CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

                        EACL 2006 Workshop on
        Multi-dimensional Markup in Natural Language Processing:
               5th Workshop on NLP and XML (NLPXML-2006)


                     April 4, 2006, Trento, Italy


The EACL 2006 Workshop on Multi-dimensional Markup in
Natural Language Processing will be hosted in conjunction
with the 11th Conference of the European Chapter of the
Association for Computational Linguistics, which will take
place April 3-7, 2006, in Trento, italy.

This workshop is also the fifth in the NLPXML series, following
workshops at NLPRS 2001 in Tokyo, COLING 2002 in Taipei,
EACL 2003 in Budapest, and ACL 2004 in Barcelona.


The widespread adoption of XML within the NLP community as the
main standard for both data and meta-data representation has led
to research in a number of issues relating to XML and NLP.  One
particularly interesting challenge arises from the difficulty in
combining annotations resulting from disparate NLP systems in a
single hierarchical structure.  For downstream applications that
rely on a range of linguistic annotations, problems such as crossing
boundaries and overlapping elements from different sources make it
difficult to query data with multiple dimensions of annotation.

Our goal for this workshop is to bring together researchers from
several different fields --- natural language processing, corpus
linguistics, markup languages, and information retrieval --- to
discuss theoretical and practical issues related to the integration of
different layers of text annotation.  In addition to full paper
presentations, the workshop will also have two sessions devoted to
system demonstrations.


09:00-09:05    Welcome

09:05-09:30    Representing and Querying Multi-dimensional Markup for
                Question Answering
	       Wouter Alink, Valentin Jijkoun, David Ahn, Maarten de
	       Rijke, Peter Boncz, and Arjen de Vries

09:30-10:00    Annotation and Disambiguation of Semantic Types in
                Biomedical Text: A Cascaded Approach to Named Entity
  	       Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann, Harald Kirsch, Sylvain
  	       Gaudan, Miguel Arregui, and Goran Nenadic

10:00-10:30    Tools to Address the Interdependence between Tokenisation
                and Standoff Annotation
	       Claire Grover, Michael Matthews, and Richard Tobin

10:30-11:00    Break

11:00-11:30    Towards an Alternative Implementation of NXT's Query
                Language via XQuery
	       Neil Mayo, Jonathan Kilgour, and Jean Carletta

11:30-11:45    Demo boosters, 1

11:45-12:30    Demo session, 1

12:30-14:30    Lunch

14:30-15:00    Multi-dimensional Annotation and Alignment in an
	       English-German Translation Corpus
	       Silvia Hansen-Schirra, Stella Neumann, and Mihaela Vela

15:00-15:15    Demo boosters, 2

15:15-16:00    Demo session, 2

16:00-16:30    Break

16:30-17:00    Querying XML documents with multi-dimensional markup
	       Peter Siniakov

17:00-18:00    Panel discussion and closing

Accepted demos:

     * ANNIS: Complex Multilevel Annotations in a Linguistic Database
       Michael Goetze and Stefanie Dipper

     * Annotating text using the Linguistic Description Scheme of
       MPEG-7: The DIRECT-INFO Scenario
       Thierry Declerck, Stephan Busemann, Herwig Rehatschek, and Gert

     * Layering and Merging Linguistic Annotations: The ANC Project
       Keith Suderman and Nancy Ide

     * Middleware for Creating and Combining Multi-dimensional NLP Markup
       Ulrich Schaefer

     * Multidimensional markup and heterogeneous linguistic resources
       Maik Stuehrenberg, Andreas Witt, Daniela Goecke, Dieter Metzing,
       and Oliver Schonefeld

     * The NITE XML Toolkit: Demonstration from five corpora
       Jonathan Kilgour and Jean Carletta

     * Representing and Accessing Multi-Level Annotations in MMAX2
       Christoph Mueller

     * Representing and Accessing Multilevel Linguistic Annotation
       using the MEANING Format
       Emanuele Pianta, Luisa Bentivogli, Christian Girardi, and
       Bernardo Magnini

     * The SAMMIE Multimodal Dialogue Corpus Meets the Nite XML Toolkit
       Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova, Verena Rieser, Ciprian Gerstenberger,
       Jan Schehl, and Tilman Becker

     * A Standoff Annotation Interface between DELPH-IN Components
       Benjamin Waldron and Ann Copestake

     * Tools for hierarchical annotation of typed dialogue
       Myroslava Dzikovska, Charles Callaway, and Elaine Farrow

     * XML-based Phrase Alignment in Parallel Treebanks
       Martin Volk, Sofia Gustafson-Capkova, Joakim Lundborg, Torsten
       Marek, Yvonne Samuelsson, and Frida Tidstrom


Information on registration and registration fees is provided at
the conference web page:



David Ahn (University of Amsterdam), co-chair
Wouter Alink (NFI, The Hague)
Paul Buitelaar (DFKI, Saarbruecken)
Jean Carletta (University of Edinburgh)
Hamish Cunningham (University of Sheffield)
Tomaz Erjavec (Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana)
Claire Grover (University of Edinburgh)
Nancy Ide (Vassar, New York)
Amy Isard (University of Edinburgh)
Mounia Lalmas (University of London)
Maarten Marx (University of Amsterdam)
Guenter Neumann (DFKI, Saarbruecken)
Laurent Romary (Loria, Nancy)
Valentin Tablan (University of Sheffield)
Henry Thompson (University of Edinburgh)
Erik Tjong Kim Sang (University of Amsterdam)
Arjen de Vries (CWI, Amsterdam)
Graham Wilcock (University of Helsinki), co-chair


Workshop web page:        http://ilps.science.uva.nl/nlpxml2006/

Conference web page:      http://eacl06.itc.it/

EACL 2006 Workshops site: http://www.science.uva.nl/~mdr/EACL2006Workshops/


David Ahn
Informatics Institute
University of Amsterdam
The Netherlands
ahn (at) science.uva.nl

David Ahn
Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam
Kruislaan 403, 1098SJ Amsterdam
W:+31 20 525 5357, M:+31 64 181 3795

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